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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 Summit Focus to center our paneling and events around to highlight and celebrate those gamers.

This year we are excited to announce our first Summit Focus is Gamers with Disabilities.

We look forward to sharing our plans for Summit Focus events with you soon!


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

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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!

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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!

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We have lots of great things planned for paneling this year! Do you have a great idea too? Be sure to submit your ideas here: Gamer Grace 2017 Panel Application

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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!

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We haven't forgotten our little gamers! There will be plenty for young gamers to look forward to. Check back soon for exciting announcements!


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 here
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!


We have lots of exciting guests coming to Gamer Grace 2017, check back soon for announcements!
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When he's not behind the mic or rocking it on stage you can find Greg playing Animal Crossing and Pokemon.

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Cosplayer • Gamer

Misa on Wheels is a cosplayer based out of New England. She started cosplaying at conventions about six years ago and found her passion, as well as her most amazing experiences, through this wonderful community. She got her well-known nickname from a dear friend she met in Artist Alley at her first con: “Misa” being the female lead in the anime Death Note, who was her first and most beloved cosplay, and “on Wheels” being her primary method of travel. Misa was born with a form of Muscular Dystrophy, called Charcot-Marie Tooth disease, or CMT for short. The condition made the nerves in her lower arms and lower legs extremely weak causing her to start using a wheelchair at age 10.
Misa can be found in a great many places on the web, but she calls the Facebook page Misa On Wheels home. She started the page a couple years back as a place to share photos, convention stories, and her thoughts on cosplay. It has since become the stage for her message, “Cosplay is for Everyone.”
Her favorite games include Resident Evil, Final Fantasy, Spyro, and Fallout.

Photograph of Misa sitting on an outdoor porch deck in a wheelchair, dressed in goth clothing.

The Able Gamers Charity

With a combination of technologies such as mouth controllers, eye gaze, and special customized controllers, The Able Gamers Charity finds a way for people to play video games no matter their disability. When their accessibility experts give assessments to determine the right set of equipment for each individual, they’re using the latest, bleeding edge technology to bridge the gap between ability and desire.



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 above or if the form is not appearing you may go directly to the form here

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.

I have a question that isn't answered on this page, how do I get ahold of someone?
If you have checked this page and your question is still not answered please feel free to email us at


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