For Immediate Release
August 18, 2017

Hilarie Szarowicz (616) 742-6397

GrandCon Gaming Convention is just one month away
Family friendly event focused on tabletop gaming comes to 
SMG-managed DeVos Place® September 15-17

Grand Rapids—Tabletop gaming fans assemble! GrandCon Gaming Convention is just a month away from taking over DeVos Place with features for tabletop (board) gaming in all its forms, including the creators and authors behind them. The convention will allow attendees to shop artists and vendors, play games, and mingle with industry celebrities September 15-17, 2017.

From Monopoly to Tokaido, Dungeons and Dragons to Champions, or even Euchre to Fabled Fruit, GrandCon Gaming Convention will have something for everyone interested in the tabletop gaming industry.

Come dressed as your favorite character and join 105.3 HOT FM’s Jackie Green in the convention’s Cosplay Contest to give yourself a chance to win some fabulous prizes such as a 2018 weekend players badge, hotel room provided for the 2018 convention, GrandCon 2018 t-shirt, GrandCon messenger bag, board games and gift cards!

Play games, or chat with fellow enthusiasts from the community that understands your passion. Meet the designers and artists behind your favorite titles, and crafters who make wares to support your interests or hobby. You can check out unpublished games in the Prototype Pub Zone, maybe learn how to design a game, and sneak a peek at great things to come in the tabletop gaming world!

GrandCon Registration Dates and Hours:
Friday, September 15 - 8 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, September 16 - 8 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, September 17 - 8 AM – 2 PM

Learn more information and register for a Badge to enter the event at Badge pricing is $40 for a 3-Day Badge, $25 for a Friday or Saturday badge, and $15 for a Sunday badge. Friday, Saturday, and 3-Day Badge prices will increase $5 on the day of the event. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital and MacKenzie’s Animal Sanctuary.

Purchase your badge by September 1 and be entered to win an amazing GrandCon Giveaway Bundle! One winner will receive a two night stay at Ravenwood Castle for two, a $100 gas gift card, two Elderwood Academy Hex Chest Dice Boxes, GrandCon messenger bag from Amusing Designs, and two 2017 GrandCon t-shirts! 

About SMG
Celebrating its 40th anniversary and founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 230 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, amphitheaters, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming; construction and design consulting; and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit