Nexus Game Fair is excited to announce that we have moved to a new hotel this year: the Crowne Plaza Hotel located at the Milwaukee Airport! We now have even more convention space, as well as nearly double the available room capacity.
Hotel and Travel Information
Nexus Game Fair has secured a very competitive rate of $105/night for our show attendees booking rooms in our block. The hotel offers both free parking and a free 24-hour airport shuttle.More Hotel Information
If you wish to book your room with the hotel directly, please call (414) 764-5300, or use the following link for online reservations. Be sure to make your reservation early, as last year the hotel was sold out!
The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located at 6401 S. 13th St., and is just a few minutes from General Mitchell Airport. Air travelers should call for the free shuttle from the baggage claim area, while those driving will take Exit 319 off of I-94/US 41 and head east to South 13th Street and take it south about 1/4 mile to the hotel, which will be on the right, just past the Ramada Hotel.
Please enter through the main hotel lobby.
We're working hard to finalize a long list of special guests for our 2015 show, and we plan to announce the list of special guests in the coming months. If you are (or know someone that is) a game designer, artist, author, publisher, or otherwise involved significantly in the gaming industry, and would like to be considered as a special guest at Nexus Game Fair, please drop us a line.
Dealers & Exhibitors
Nexus Game Fair hosts a robust Dealer Hall, with over 4,000 square feet of space allocated. Our Dealer Hall was sold out in 2014 and we're looking to expand it for 2015. If you are interested in being an dealer at Nexus Game Fair, please contact us soon as space is limited and not expected to last.
Sponsors & Advertisers
Currently, we have a small number of opportunites for show sponsorship and program guide advertising. We produce a full color, professional program guide, which is distributed at no cost to all of our attendees. Please contact us for additional information on these programs.
This year's show runs from 8am on Thursday, June 25th, until 6pm on Sunday, June 28th, 2015. Badge registration begins in September and badges may be purchased by clicking on the registration link. Be sure to register for a new account, if you haven't done so already, in order to receive important updates.
This year's show hours are:
Thursday:8am to 1am
Friday:8am to 2am
Saturday:8am to 2am
Sunday:8am to 6pm
Registration is available Wednesday from 3pm to 7pm, and Thursday through Saturday from 7am until 7pm.
Dealer Hall Hours
This year's dealer hall hours are: Thursday:11am to 7pm
Friday:11am to 7pm
Saturday:11am to 7pm
Sunday:11am to 2pm
Our dealer list will be made available in April, 2015.
Do you like to play? So do we! Our unofficial motto at Nexus is "Everybody Plays!" Our event catalog is gearing up to have a huge number of events this year and all of our attendees should be able to play as many games as they can schedule during the show. And remember, at Nexus Game Fair, all standard events are free!
Board Game Library
Do you like board games? Did you know that at Nexus Game Fair, you will have access to one of the largest board game libraries in the United States? The Milwaukee Company of Gamers (MilCoG) is bringing their board game library with over 1,100 titles! The library is free to our attendees.
Important & Upcoming Dates
October 5, 2014 Badge Registration Begins
October 12, 2014 Event Submission Begins
March 1, 2015 The Event Catalog is Released
April 5, 2015 Event Registration Begins
Are you a hard-working Gamemaster? We promise to show you the respect you deserve and will take pride in hosting your events. We believe that our Gamemasters and Event Organizers are an essential part of the success of our show and we are actively working on a service reward program and concierge service that will make your job as easy as possible.
If you are interested in helping out with the daily show operations and can contribute at least 8 hours over the course of the show, then we would like to discuss opportunities for you in this area. Our convention volunteers are eligible for a free badge, a volunteer swag bag plus discounts on convention souvenirs.
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Nexus Game Fair is a multi-genre game convention destined to bring summer gaming back to the city of Milwaukee. Our mission is to run a convention that focuses on optimizing the attendee experience by giving them a full schedule of the best possible events.
Nexus Game Fair is the collaborative effort of a group of gamers from all walks of life. Our growing team of organizers has a myriad of backgrounds, educations, day jobs and gaming experience. We came together to address what we perceived as a growing lack of concern about the attendee gaming experience at larger game conventions.
The future of table top gaming is uncertain as video game consoles and computer games continue to proliferate and increasingly dominate the free time of so many. Nexus Game Fair hopes to ignite the passion for table top gaming in the next generation of gamers.
Complete registration information will be available September 21st!
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