If you are a convention organizer of any size, from small, one-day events, up to multi-day international conventions, we can help you. Our Regional and Local Coordinators will be able to help you find DMs to run D&D convention games and, depending on their schedules, may be able to act as your D&D Organizer at the convention.
If you already have DMs and an organizer, you can get D&D adventures for your convention. We currently offer D&D Adventurers League modules for free to conventions. Select large conventions can receive D&D Epics adventures, and those conventions will be contacted by Wizards staff.
If you’d like to run D&D Adventurers League modules your convention can be sponsored by a gaming store. You just need to contact the store. If it’s willing to sponsor you, it can schedule games for you and get the adventures, magic item certificate pdfs. It can also designate a member of your club as a store organizer (aka tournament organizer), and you can organize your own games. Additionally, the store could add your convention as a location in the Wizards Store and Event Locator and Wizards Event Reporter to make scheduling easier.
If you don’t have a store that can sponsor you, you can fill out this form about your convention to qualify to receive a Convention Support Package. All materials in the support package are delivered digitally, and are not for distribution outside of event use. You will also receive magic item certificates in PDF format. Please print them in color, double sided, on cardstock (110#/200gsm).
Certain conventions may qualify for additional support, depending on the information they submit to Wizards of the Coast. If a convention qualifies for additional support beyond the Convention Support Package and submits the convention at least 8 weeks prior to the convention date, Wizards of the Coast will contact the convention organizer approximately 2-4 weeks before the convention date.
In addition to getting adventure support, conventions can request special guests from Wizards of the Coast. D&D Adventurers League campaign staff and Regional Coordinators may also be available for conventions.
Next, create promotional items, announce the events to your local community, and get ready for the fun! Some flashy flyers or notecard-sized handouts can really spread the word about your event very quickly.
As players sit down at your table, record their DCI numbers. If they do not have a DCI number they can get one at dci.wizards.com. If you’re partnering with a store they can order temporary DCI cards for you in case internet connection is difficult at the convention or for players without smartphones, tablets, or computers.