KublaCon Convention

Welcome to the new KublaCon Game Convention website!

We are so glad you found us! Our next in-person convention is slated for Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th to 30th, 2022. We missed you all and hope you will join us and buy your badge to attend!

20th Anniversary: Heroes of Sci-Fi

Our 20th-anniversary convention kicks off our ‘Heroes of Sci-Fi’ collection. We are starting this 5-year mission based on the iconic movie ALIENS. We introduce to you… Ripla! Our tribute to Ellen Ripley, the kick-butt heroine of the ALIENS franchise. Our Ripla is geared up in a heavy loader and is ready to make short work of the xenomorph queen!

The pins for sale for the 20th Anniversary convention come in our traditional RED, our charity PINK and special for 2022 is a RED pin with a glow-in-the-dark xenomorph egg in the background! Buy yours today and have it shipped to you BEFORE you arrive!

Badges, ALIENS Ripla Pins, and Hotel Reservations Available Oct. 3rd!

20th Anniversary COVID Memorial Kubla Pin

This will be our official 20th Anniversary convention. To commemorate and memorialize the absence of KublaCon of 2020 and 2021, two (2) very special double-sized pins were created for our attendees.

The first is a full-color COVID Memorial Kubla Pin whose proceeds will help KublaCon recover from the past two years. The second is a raised relief antique brass pin with a slightly different design. This design’s proceeds are going to help the many frontline workers that helped everyone get through the pandemic.

San Francisco, California

Choose to stay at the Marriott or Hyatt!

View Hotel Info >

Buy a Badge to Register

Purchase a badge to attend the event!

Registration Opens Oct 3rd

Over 40 Exhibitors

Amazing artists, games, cosplay, and more!

 

Use our interactive map to learn more about KublaCon 2022!

Interactive Map

Interactive Map
Games on the Green Teen Room Young Player Room Open Gaming Tent Pavillion Roleplaying Games Historic Board Games Escape Room Special Guests Restaurant & Bar Grand Foyer Events Registration Game Schedule Exhibitors List Seminars Blood Drive Parking Info Xanadu Lounge Painting Program Kubla Khan

Games on the Green

This is the home for outdoor daytime events at KublaCon. Check the schedule for more details.

Teen Room

A safe space for kids 13 to 19 to unwind, relax and play some games with peers and some adults. Whether you are into roleplaying, boardgames or cards games…you will find it here. Come join us for some great teen FUN!

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Young Player Room

A place where children and their parents can come have fun play games and enjoy the safe space and terrific staff that help ensure that children 5 to 12 have just ask much fun at KublaCon as any other adult attendee.

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Open Gaming Tent Pavillion

Home to the KublaCon live auction and open gaming overflow. In 2022, KublaCon is excited to welcome the folks at The Gooey Cube who will be hosting the Great Gooey KublaCon Give-a-way Game Show and live stream event! Check back later for more details on this awesome attendee interactive event.

Roleplaying Games

Every year KublaCon hosts over 200 RPGs in private game rooms throughout the weekend. All game genres are covered like Dungeons & Dragons ®, Cyberpunk ®, Vampire: The Masquerade ®, Delta Green ®, Call of Cthulhu ®, Champions ®, and Savage Worlds ® you can find it all at KublaCon!

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Historic Board Games

These events are games based on historical events throughout time. Since these games take a lot more concentration that the average Euro or American boardgame; we set aside quiet space up on the hotel’s 9th floor for the Historical enthusiasts.

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Escape Room

New in 2022! We have added a master-curated Escape Room in one of the Premiere Suites of the hotel. Two teams will compete at a time to crack the rooms secrets as escape with their “lives”. This will be a ticketed event and you can submit your own teams of up to 6 players per session. You can only run the room once per convention year.

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Special Guests

To be Announced!

Restaurant & Bar

Looking for an evening out with that special someone or just want to treat yourself to some culinary delights; check out the 3SIXTY Bistro. Are you a Manhattan aficionado or a Jack & Coke kind of human; well step on up to the 3SIXTY Bar for some of the best mixology on the Peninsula!

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Grand Foyer Events

This is the home to some of KublaCon’s most famous special events! Giant Shadows Over Camelot, Giant Pirate’s Cove, Giant NUMB3R 9, Giant Catan, Giant King of Tokyo and the Catan Tournament Final Table. You will find all that makes KublaCon truly magical in the Grand Foyer!

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Registration

KublaCon Onsite registration and badge pick-up opens Friday May 27 at 10am. Badge sales open on October 3, 2021, at 10am.

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Game Schedule

The schedule will go live on October 15, 2021 and will be continually added to as game submissions are approved and processed. The game schedule is interactive on both mobile phones and tablets. Check the date, time and location of an event at your fingertips.

Exhibitors List

Exhibitors will be announced on November 1, 2021 with a link to their booth number and website.

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Seminars

Whether it is the host of War Collage presentations, an industry professional, or a celebrity, you will find a plethora of Seminars in the event schedule each year.

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Blood Drive

For the past decade, KublaCon has hosted the Blood Mobile and hundreds of attendees just like you have helped save lives by giving the gift of donor plasma.

Parking Info

Both the Hyatt and Marriott offer $10 per day parking but no in-and-out privileges unless you are a hotel guest. Additional parking will be announced later.

Xanadu Lounge

KublaCon VIPs with Marco Polo Experience or Guide badges have access to this Premiere Suite all convention long. There are some tables set up for private gaming and on Saturday night there is a hosted mixer complete with food and beverages. This is a 21+ event. No one under 21+ admitted.

Painting Program

A weekend long offering of how-to demonstrations and painting classes as well as our famous paint-n-take sessions. Don’t forget our Painting Competition where your masterpiece could garner you a cool Kubla Bust trophy and bragging rights!

View hotel's interior floor plans here.

Kubla Khan

The poem that inspired the creation of KublaCon. 

Kubla Khan

by  SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE

Or, a vision in a dream. A Fragment.

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan

A stately pleasure-dome decree:

Where Alph, the sacred river, ran

Through caverns measureless to man

   Down to a sunless sea.

So twice five miles of fertile ground

With walls and towers were girdled round;

And there were gardens bright with sinuous rills,

Where blossomed many an incense-bearing tree;

And here were forests ancient as the hills,

Enfolding sunny spots of greenery.

The shadow of the dome of pleasure

   Floated midway on the waves;

   Where was heard the mingled measure

   From the fountain and the caves.

It was a miracle of rare device,

A sunny pleasure-dome with caves of ice!

For over 20 years, KublaCon has been a safe space to experience FUN with the hobby of tabletop gaming.

What Our Attendees Say About Us!

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“More fun than mere mortals should be allowed to have! Kuuubbblllaaa!”

Val W.

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“KublaCon is, hands-down, the best convention for families. Their Young Players and Teen programs staff can’t be beat!”

Lynette M.

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“There is no better feeling than when you take the first step into the atrium and are immediately surrounded by the sights and sounds of gaming.”

Phil K.

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“Best Con EVER!!!”

Jennifer B.

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“Whenever I arrive at KublaCon, I cart my games up to my hotel room singing, ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ to myself.”

Aaron N.

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“KublaCon has not only helped me find news games and new exhibitors, but connected me with new friends and gaming communities. My board gaming experience wouldn’t be the same without…KUBLA!!!”

Debbie G.

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“KublaCon is THE gaming convention that I look forward to attending every year. There are always tons of games to play and events to attend and the organization and support from the convention management team is top notch. I love them!!”

Bernie L.

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