October 4, 2021 - October 7, 2021

Geekway to the West

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Geekway started in 2005 in board game designer Jay Little’s basement. The first year, about fifteen people showed up to play games for a long weekend. A few short years later, the annual tradition had grown into hundreds of people gathering in a convention center to play their favorite games. Over the years, the convention has added a vendor hall with publishers hawking their wares, contests where gamers can compete for trophies in popular games, and a game design contest in which the winner is given a publishing contract. But the core activity is always the same: friends both old and new getting together to play board games for a few days a year.


The Schedule:

Most years, Geekway spans a four day weekend in May. This year, due to the pandemic, Geekway is only three days (plus a bit more) and is happening in the middle of the week. While this isn’t ideal, we are hard at work figuring out how to give you the MOST gaming possible.

Registration and all game areas, including the Play and Win area, will open on Monday night, October 4, at 6:00 PM. Registration will stay open until 10:00 PM, and the game library (including Play and Win) will stay open until midnight.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, registration will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and the library will be open until midnight.

On Thursday, everything will be open at 8:00 AM. The Play and Win area will close at 2:00 PM, and the library will close at 6:00 PM. Geekway will end at 8:00 PM on Thursday.

The main gaming areas will stay open continuously from Monday at 6:00 PM to Thursday at 8:00 PM.

  • When you arrive, you will need to show vaccination proof. This can be a vaccine card, or a photo of a card (on your phone, for example). We will also accept a printout from the health department or your doctor’s office, or something similar. If you don’t have proof, you can’t pick up your badge and can’t attend.
  • While we think this is the best decision, one not so great thing is that kids under 12 won’t be able to attend. We are hopeful that vaccines for younger kids are approved very soon and we can revisit this decision.
  • If you haven’t been vaccinated, you still have plenty of time! Vaccines are safe and effective and reduce your chances of getting covid. Additionally, vaccines clearly reduce your chance of ending up in the hospital or worse even if you do get it. If you need help getting vaccinated or want to ask (legitimate) questions, ask here or send us an email (
  • What about masks? As of now, we’ll be requiring masks even for vaccinated people. But if things get better around here, we will modify that decision.