Gateway 2024 Special Events

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Repeating But Unique Events



Everyone's favorite real-time spaceship bridge simulator is back for multiple sessions over the weekend.

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Family Track and Area

Family Area

Our family area is on the 2nd floor next to the East Foyer in Catalina A. There will be a number of games, puzzles and coloring options for families and younger players. Also, some of our Kids and Family events are scheduled in the area. Come and check us out.


  • Friday: 5pm to 9pm
  • Saturday: 9am to 9pm
  • Sunday: 9am to 9pm
  • Monday: TBD

Scheduled Kids Only Events

Scheduled Family Events

Note: Some Kids Only and most Family Events are scheduled in areas other than the Family Area. Please check with the appropriate department for event location.

Strategicon Paint and Take

Paint and Take

Located at the edge of Miniatures in International Ballroom A, Paint and Take is a place to sit, wind down and learn about miniature figurine painting from our great staff! A number of generous sponsors (GMI, Games Workshop, Reaper, etc.) have provided miniatures and paint, but feel free to bring your own minis. All levels are welcome, from absolute beginner to expert.

Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

RPG Games On Demand

Want to play or run smaller independent press RPGs and story games? Or didn’t get into the game you wanted? Come join us at RPG Games on Demand. We will pitch games shortly after start time. Examples include Microscope, The Quiet Year, Dungeon World, Monster of the Week, and many more. (Unless a game states otherwise, we use safety mechanics such as the X-card:

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Demo Sessions

Come learn the latest games at the Game Library! New titles from publishers like Rio Grande, Queen, Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, Gamewright, Mayday Games and more will be explained to new players upon request.

We also have a selection of demos scheduled elsewhere at the con.