KublaCon Game Convention - The Khan of Cons
Games, Gaming, and Gamers
While these days there are many types of 'games', KublaCon presents a weekend of playing 'hobby games.' By this we mean the kinds of games where you join other players with paper, pen, dice, chits, meeples, figurines, cards, costumes, etc. Some might call this 'old style' gaming versus modern day computer gaming... we just call it fun!
Hobby gaming takes many forms and formats, including: collectible card games (CCGs), board/tabletop games (TBL), and a variety of roleplaying games (RPGs). From casual 'party' style play, to more competitive tournament competition, you'll find many different opportunities to enjoy your favorite games, or to learn new ones.
Beyond the games themselves, KublaCon strives to broaden your experience of the hobby of gaming, including: A huge dealer's room filled with the latest games to purchase or peruse, seminars on all aspects of gaming from history to design, special events and seminars featuring Hobby Game celebrities, and a Young Player's room designed to encourage critical thinking and to teach good social skills.
Above it all, you'll meet organizers and attendees who LOVE gaming. You'll meet gamers of all ages who take great joy in sharing their latest favorite game, organizing a quick tournament or just talking about the latest fun they've had. For even more info on game conventions, visit the Wikipedia listing.
In 1994, KublaCon's Executive Producer, Japji Khalsa, produced a one day Collectible Card gaming event in San Francisco called ManaFest. Proving to be a popular and successful gathering for the CCG revolution, ManaFest continued each year through 2000.
In 2001, ManaFest merged with GameCon, to create KublaCon - changing the focus from strictly CCG's, to include all types of gaming.
Held every Memorial Day weekend, KublaCon's first two years were hosted at the Oakland Airport Hilton, but in 2003 moved to the more spacious San Francisco Airport Hyatt. The Hyatt continues to be the home of KublaCon, and plans call for it to be there at least through 2016.
Many more years of fun on the horizon...
While one of our goals is to grow our attendance to maximize our space at the Hyatt, a more important goal that our entire team strives for is to FIND THE FUN! We're always on the lookout for fun new games, events, vendors, or pretty much anything that can make for a fun KublaCon. If you think you have an idea to keep up the fun at KublaCon, please do contact us and let us know! We'd love to hear from you.