Big Bad Online 2023

Big Bad Online is kicking off March 31st at 6PM PST and will include 24 hours of amazing panels, a dedicated community server, and post-panel discussions!

Stay tuned for more about our fundraising campaign to make it all happen. As always, Big Bad Con runs with your support!

The Wolf, showing off his new spells! Little Red, lassoing up some varmints!
  • Big Bad Con 2023

    Big Bad Con will return in person September 28 - October 1 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport!

    More information on Big Bad Con 2023 will be posted after Big Bad Online!

  • 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 (2022) 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.

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    Story Synth Microgrants

    We’re excited to announce that we've disbursed all 100 grants (a total of $30,000) to grant recipients!

    The Story Synth microgrant program is 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.

    More information about the program is available here. You can find many of the completed games here storysynth.org/Microgrant-Gallery

  • 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

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Little Red Event Manager is down! Booking and forms are not available.