Big Bad Con 2022

Big Bad Con is returning October 27-30 at the Hyatt Regency near San Francisco Airport. We're so excited to see our friends, meet new people, and play games together!

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Upcoming dates:

The Wolf, showing off his new spells! Little Red, lassoing up some varmints!
  • PoC Game Industry Professionals Programming

    POC Programming Track

    The POC Programming team is continuing our work to support POCs at Big Bad Con through financial aid, a community dinner, and an industry meet and greet event. This year we’re also working with local gamers in India, South East Asia, and Latin America to bring more international POCs to the con!

    More information about the POC Scholars, Meet & Greet, and Dinner.

  • Stack of cards with Story Synth logo

    Story Synth Microgrants

    We’re excited to announce a new microgrant program focused on helping marginalized game designers create, publish, and monetize games on the Story Synth platform! Each microgrant is a $300 award. In addition to those funds, game developers will receive proceeds generated by their games through micropayments.

    The grant window is between January 24, 2022 and October 20, 2022 (when we hope to have the games complete) so apply now

  • Big Bad Online 2022 Illustration

    Big Bad Online 2022

    24 hours of amazing, free-to-view panels on a diverse array of TTRPG-related topics! Your fundraising support helped us amplify the voices of marginalized designers, professionals, and players in our TTRPG community.

    Big Bad Online 2022 archive

  • Morgan Ellis Award engraving

    Morgan Ellis Awards

    Morgan will continue on in our memories of him. This year, Big Bad Online is dedicated in memory of Morgan Ellis. We are also creating an award in his name, the Big Bad Morgan Ellis Award (or BigBad-ME!)

    Morgan Ellis Awards

  • Big Bad Con 2019 attendees playing a game

    Who We Are

    Big Bad Con is a tabletop and live action gaming convention featuring fantastic games and even better company! We’re a volunteer run 501c3 non-profit organization comprised of wonderful volunteers, staff, GMs, and players.

    Community Standards

    Our Staff

Illustrations by Eden Parkinson
Website by Colin Fahrion

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