Vox Republica 074: The Small Con

Episode 074

Games are a great way to bring people together, and conventions are a great way to play games. So, what do game conventions help offer audiences, and how do the smaller ones differ than large ones?

Length: 30:47

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DESCRIPTION: Erin and Ryan discuss the value of little, local conventions. We also go over what we’ve been playing on all these snowy days, the Catan movie announcement, and TotalCon.



  • Splendor by Space Cowboys
  • Ascension by StoneBlade Entertainment
  • Hyperborea by Asmodee
  • Imperial Harvest by Broomstick Monkey Games
  • The Great Heartland Hauling Co by Dice Hate Me Games
  • Mysterium by Portal Games



  • The value of small gaming cons
    • What do small conventions offer compared to larger ones?
    • Are small cons dying out?
      • If so, what are the reasons for that?
      • If not, what makes them special?


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Audio Credits: Intro music track is “Swing!” by Bargo!, used under Creative Commons license.