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September 22nd-24th, 2017

Pheasant Run Resort, Saint Charles, Illinois

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Our mission at Gamer Grace is to promote inclusivity and empowerment within the gaming community. We seek to be a safe haven for all gamers from all walks of life to celebrate our love of gaming and to discuss the concerns and hopes for the future of gaming.

Each year, Gamer Grace will have a particular topic to center our paneling and events around to promote awareness and encourage discussion in the greater community:

For our initial year, we are focusing our efforts on games access for individuals with physical and mental disabilities. There are many people who are unable to enjoy video gaming to the full extent of others due to choices in hardware and software design. Below are some references for further information on the topic:.




There will be a wide range of tournaments for all ages. Check out our full tournament listings here!



The Gamer Grace Awards will recognize the best in Indie Games being shown in the Exhibitor Hall. Are you an Indie Game Dev? Be sure to apply for your booth now! Click here for more Award info!



Do you love to cosplay? Why not show off all that hard work in the Gamer Grace Cosplay Contest! For rules and details go here!



Gamer Grace 2017 schedule is live!
Check it out online for the most accurate & up-to-date schedule!
2017 Schedule



Join us Friday and Saturday night for great music and dancing hosted by an array of talented DJ's!

Interested in performing? You can find DJ Applications here!



Join us at Level One!
Level One is a place where young gamers and their parents and guardians are welcome to join us for themed crafts and kid-friendly video gaming!
Location: Upper Atrium
Open: Saturday 10am - 6pm and Sunday 10am - 4pm
Recommended for ages 12 & under.


We are excited to host our first Gamer Grace Convention at the beautiful Pheasant Run Resort!

Pheasant Run Resort features:
Free parking
Rooms rates from just $99 (plus tax & resort fees)
Convenient location in Saint Charles, IL
6 On-Site Restaurants/Bars
A variety of unique on-site entertainment

Make sure you book your room now before the block fills!

Book your hotel room online today!
Or book your room by calling Pheasant Run Resort at (630) 584-6300 and don’t forget to mention the Gamer Grace Convention to receive the special Group Rate!
Learn more about Pheasant Run Resort's ADA compliance accommodations.


We have lots of exciting guests coming to Gamer Grace 2017!



Grab your friends and family and join us for an exciting 3 day weekend video gaming event!
Gamer Grace 2017 Convention is all about gaming! Check out the Video Gaming Room for a wide array of classic to modern arcade and console gaming. Feeling competitive? Don't forget to sign up for a tournament! Then hop on over to the LAN Lounge for some PC gaming. Fan of the paper and pen? Head on over to the Tabletop Gaming Room for an array of gaming and events hosted by Gnome Games!

On top of lots of gaming opportunities we are hosting a wide variety of paneling with a focus on diversity and inclusivity within the gaming community. Have a great idea for a panel? Don't forget to submit it!

Other programming includes the Cosplay Contest, Gamer Grace Awards Ceremony for indie game developers, Friday & Saturday night dances, and much more!

This is for all gamers! Whether you game casually, professionally, or are just curious about getting into gaming this is the place for you!

This is also a great event for Game Developers! Exhibit your Indie Game in the Exhibitor Hall and participate in the Gamer Grace Awards! Enjoy panels by industry experts just for developers!

Convention Info

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Gamer Grace 2017 is now accepting Exhibitor Applications!

Exhibitor FAQ
How do I apply?
You can fill out the form at the following link: Gamer Grace 2017 Exhibitor Application

What are the prices for Exhibitors?
Vendor Booth: $150 each (Includes an 8'x10' booth, 1 table, 2 chairs, and 2 Vendor Badges)
Indie Game Developer Booth: $125 each (Includes an 8'x10' booth, 1 table, 2 chairs and 2 Indie Game Dev Badges)
Artist Alley Space: $100 each (Includes space in the Artist Alley, 1 table, 2 chairs, and 2 Artist Alley Badges)
Power Access: $50 for the weekend
Wifi Access: $50 for the weekend

Where will Artist Alley be?
Artist Alley will be in the hallway of the convention space.  Artists will be responsible for putting away and securing any and all valuables from their table after Exhibit Hall hours.

When will I hear back about my application?
All applications must undergo a formal submission, review, and approval before accepted to the Gamer Grace 2017 convention. We will contact you as soon as your application has been fully processed.

How big are the tables?
Each booth will be provided one 8'x2' unskirted table.

Can I see the exhibitor's contract?
Certainly! 2017 Gamer Grace Exhibitor Contract

I have a question that isn't answered on this page, how do I get a hold of someone?
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Registration Hours:
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm

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