PopiCon 2023 Game Convention in South Bend, Indiana

A Local to Me Game Convention

On I’ll be attending PopiCon 2023. This will be my first in-person game event in years. I’ll be running a Dungeon Crawl Classics (DCC 📖) adventure and hopefully playing at least one other game.

General event details:

Stockroom East, 625 E Jefferson Blvd Suite C, South Bend, IN 46617
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Facebook Event page
Eventbrite ticketing site

From the event page:

Join us for PopiCon! 2023 as we celebrate games and all they represent!

We’re an all-ages event.

This is the second annual PopiCon! and we’re looking to double in size compared to 2022.

PopiCon! featurers non-digital gaming of all types - Board Games, Tabletop Role Playing Games, Strategy Games, Miniatures Games, Card Games, Dice Games and more. Everyone has a seat at our table.

Gaming will begin at 12:00 noon on Saturday, Feb 4th and run until 2:00am on the 5th!

Special Events:

  • Paint and Take by Penny - noon-4pm, 5pm-9pm
  • Ask Me Anything with CrazyVulcan - 3pm
  • Costume Context - Judged at 8pm
  • Stonemaier Games Showcase - 7pm-10pm

In addition to demoed and facilitated games, we will also feature a game library where you can borrow a game to be played with old and new friends during the Con.

Don’t see a game you like being hosted or in our library? You can bring your own game and make some new friends.

General Admission: $10 Children 13 and under: Free

Cash and Venmo accepted the day of the event. There is an ATM one block away at TCU.

Vendors include the following:

  • Ton of Fun Entertainment, LLC (Gamer Gear, Board Games, Magic cards, Pokemon, Buy/Trade)
  • The Griffon Books and Games (Paint and Take)
  • You Got Maille (Handmade Chainmaille items)
  • FalconFire Ceramics Studio (Handmade Fantasy Ceramics)

Contact us via Facebook Messenger or email at popiconsb@gmail.com if you would like to be a game Host or Vendor or for general inquiries.

PopiCon! Is a celebration of the life of Tom Crisovan (Popi). By playing table top games, RPGs, miniatures, card games, and board games we celebrate him and his lifelong love of gaming.

Here are some of the games that will be demoed and/or run at PopiCon!:

  • Ascension Deckbuilding game
  • Avatar Legends RPG
  • Battletech
  • Betrayal at House on the Hill
  • Bridge
  • Buck Rogers: Battle for the 25th Century
  • Call of Cthulhu Classic and Modern
  • Cartel RPG (17+)
  • Chrononauts
  • Cribbage
  • DC Deckbuilding Game
  • Disney’s Sorcerer’s Arena: Epic Alliances
  • Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition
  • Dungeon Crawl Classics
  • Euchre
  • Hearts
  • Heroscape
  • Magic the Gathering
  • Pathfinder 2nd Edition
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Star Wars: X-Wing
  • Terraforming Mars
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Trans America
  • Trivial Pursuit Genus Edition
  • And more!