Big Bad Con 2018 planning is underway!

Here’s a few things we’ve already arranged:

  • Contract with the Marriott signed. We’re on for October 12-14.
  • An extra day of the con! October 11 with will be pre-con day with open gaming, badge pickup, and some get-t0-know-you special events!
  • The hotel booking link and game submissions are underway.
  • The 2017 feedback is in! We’ll be posting our planned improvements for 2018 soon!
  • New art for Little Red and The Wolf has been commissioned from the amazing Eden Parkinson (who did our 2017 art). Can’t wait to see what she cooks up!

Mark your calendars to be in Walnut Creek in October, it’s going to be awesome!

Some great pictures from 2017. Click here to see them all!

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Game sign ups go live on Saturday – all the info here!

Game signups open Saturday (Sept 16) at noon PST. Here’s everything you need to know about it:

Verify Your Badge Now

Super important. If you haven’t already, head over to Verify your 2017 Badge and click the Book Now button. If you have any trouble email to let us know ASAP.

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Quota Exempt Events

Game registration goes live on Saturday 9/16 at noon PST!

When it does, everyone will be able to book their first two events.

However, the events listed below do not count towards your signup limit (usually because they can accommodate more attendees):


Designing for Player Energy (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM) Here Is Read More

Game schedule is live – Verify your badge today!


Big Bad Con games are approaching. Signal’s clean. Range, twenty meters. 

Fifteen meters… Game schedule is now live! 

This is a big signal! There are so many games! 

Twelve meters… Verify your badge now! 

They’re right on us! Almost here! Sign ups start at noon on September 16th! 

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New Red! New Wolf!


Introducing our new illustrations of Red and the Wolf for Big Bad Con 2017!

These amazing illustrations were done by the ever so creative Eden Parkinson, a Utah based illustrator — who is also avid gamer and GM! Eden Parkinson will be at Big Bad Con 2017 and she, like Sandy Jacobs-Tolle, will be joining the “Tell Read More

“Tell me MORE about your character!”


We’re delighted to announce that this year, we will have an even livelier “Tell Me About Your Character” booth, with an artist-in-residence.

Joining the “Tell Me About Your Character” booth is Sandy Jacobs-Tolle, who will draw a portrait of your character as you describe their noble (or ignoble) exploits! You’ll be able to keep Read More