Join us at the largest tabletop gaming convention in the upper Midwest!

This year, Gamehole Con features Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Chris Perkins and Chris Lindsay from Wizards of the Coast/Dungeons & Dragons. The guest list also includes such gaming luminaries as Ed Greenwood, Monte Cook, Marc Miller and dozens of others.

Gaming Events

Attendees will have the opportunity to play in games including:

  • Author-Only Adventure League games;
  • Season 5 Adventure League premier adventures;
  • Season 5 Epic adventure;
  • The D&D Open;
  • A track of exclusive Adventure League adventures authored by Ed Greenwood and Gamehole Con director Alex Kammer!

Gamehole Con also features True Dungeon and over 1,000 total gaming events. Games Registration opens September 3 at noon CST.


RPGs and Fiction Writing: Two Great Tastes

Fri 8-10 AM
Ed Greenwood with Steven Brust, Mike Mearls

How does the author of an RPG create interactive content from an established fiction setting? How does a fiction author create an engaging narrative from an interactive RPG campaign? We sit down and talk with Steven Brust, author of the Vlad Taltos and Khaavren novels; and Ed Greenwood, Elminster of the Forgotten Realms and author of numerous novels in that setting; and Mike Mearls, Senior Manager for the Research and Design team at Wizards of the Coast. We'll dive into topics ranging from idea inspirations to writing techniques, but our focus will be on that transition: Moving from interactive to non-interactive and back again.

Dungeons & Dragons

Fri 10 AM – Noon
Wizards of the Coast featuring Chris Perkins with Jeremy Crawford, Mike Mearls

Join Chris Perkins, principal story designer for Dungeons & Dragons, Jeremy Crawford, co-designer and Managing Editor of Dungeons & Dragons and Mike Mearls, the senior manager and lead designer for Dungeons & Dragons for a question and answer session about Dungeons and & Dragons, past and present, as well as past and present D&D story campaigns, including Tyranny of Dragons, Elemental Evil, Rage of Demons, and Curse of Strahd.

Convention Details

Gamehole Con
November 4-6, 2016
Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713