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SIMCON 42 and Coronavirus

Hello everyone! We recently found out that the University of Rochester will be switching classes to remote only and limiting gatherings to 25 persons or less in response to the coronavirus outbreak. While everything is still quite up in the air,  it seems unlikely that SIMCON can proceed as planned this year. This is a great disappointment to us, but we’re looking forward to working with you all next year when we officially will be able to put on SIMCON 42.
We will be updating you as we receive more information
Again, this is a huge disappointment, but we hope to see you again in 2021!
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SIMCON 42 will take place from April 3rd- April 5th, 2020, in Douglass Commons on the University of Rochester Campus, during the following times:

Friday, April 3rd: 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Saturday, April 4th: 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Sunday, April 5th: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Stay tunes for our SIMCON 42 theme announcement in the coming months.

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SIMCON 41 arrives again this March, even stronger than before! This year we have chosen to somewhat theme our convention around the many monsters, books, and games inspired by H.P.Lovecraft. As the fateful day approaches, some may experience visions of games and merch so fun it could drive a grown man insane! Until then, expect more and more announcements similar to this one.

For any questions, please email



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Announcing SIMCON 39

Rogue Thirty-Nine: A SIMCON Story is coming March 31-April 2. Event Submission and Preregistration are now live. If you want to be prepared, sign up now so you won’t forget later.

If you want to run an event, see our Event Submission page. If you want to ask questions, email us at If you are a vendor, contact our Business Manager, Hai Vu, at

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Magic: the Gathering Shadows Over Innistrad Prerelease Event at SIMCON

We are delighted to announce that SIMCON, in conjunction with local game store Boldo’s Armory, will be hosting a prerelease event for the newest set of Magic: the Gathering during the convention!

As many Magic fans know, Shadows Over Innistrad, the new set of cards in the popular trading card game, is slated for release on April 2nd of this year. Magic: the Gathering has long been a staple of the University of Rochester Simulation Gaming Association, and has been featured in events at many SIMCONs in the past, so the fortuitous alignment of SIMCON with the next expansion of Magic should come as welcome news to many. The set will be introduced to players in the form of a prerelease, wherein players receive a pool of several sealed Magic: the Gathering booster packs which they use to build decks to compete in a tournament bracket.

The Shadows Over Innistrad prerelease event will take place at 3:00 PM on Saturday, April 2nd, on the vendor floor of SIMCON XXXVIII in Hirst Lounge in Wilson Commons. The cost to play will be $23 per person for a prerelease kit, in addition to the regular cost of a badge required to participate in events at the convention. In order to offset the additional cost to players who may primarily wish to attend the convention in order to participate in the prerelease, we are also offering a special prerelease pass at the reduced-price of $7. This information has been updated on the preregistration form.


We hope to see you at the convention!

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Announcing SIMCON 38

SIMCON 38 will take place during April 1st-3rd, 2016. It will take place in WIlson Commons on the University of Rochester campus, as it did in 2015. The theme for this SIMCON is SIMCON: The Hateful 38.

If you are a vendor, event runner, or special guest wishing to return to SIMCON or attend for the first time and you have not yet received an email from the convention, then we may not have received your contact details from last year’s convention organizers. If you wish to get involved in some way, please contact

If you are looking to attend SIMCON 38 as a regular guest, be sure to watch this space for further updates on pricing, ticket sales, events, merchandise, etc. Also consider joining the mailing list for more direct updates.