The Omaha Area’s Premier Gaming Convention
What is Nuke-Con?
Nuke-Con is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the positive educational, social, and entertainment aspects in all types of gaming hobbies.
Games offer reading, listening, and kinesthetic learning opportunities featuring counting, strategy, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Gathering together offers the opportunity to further the community of learning.
Once a year we host a family-oriented three-day convention that attracts people from all over the country. We also run several one-day game days during the year.
Read more about Nuke-Con and its activities.
How do I attend?
Nuke-Con has something for eveyone!
First off, without Game Masters, Nuke-Con doesn’t go! If you’re a GM and have a game, LARP, tournament or something else that you want to share with hundreds of gamers, we want you!
If you’re an avid gamer, you’ll want to get your member badge and get in to one of our many games. Our programming page will keep you informed on special events we have planned for the weekend of our convention. Want to know more? Connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Are you vendor who is interested Nuke-Con? Check out our vendor info for details on booths and pricing.
If you’re not sure how you fit in, contact us!
How can I help?
There are lots of ways you can help make Nuke-Con a success.
Nuke-Con is an all volunteer organization, but that doesn't mean you have to dedicate months of your life. There are lots of ways at all levels of effort that can REALLY make a difference.
X-Wing Demo at Chain Reaction
Posted on: Monday February 17, 2014
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game where you take control of powerful Rebel X-Wings or nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures Game recreates exciting Star Wars space fighter combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!
You’ve seen it played it at the game stores for the last year. It’s cool and involved. Board Game Geek has it ranked as the 28th most popular game and 3rd on their list of customizable games. Have you been curious about trying it but are a little hesitant because of the price? Well, John Hawley is hosting a game just for you!
Rescue Ambassador Vego’s Shuttle. On a secret mission for the Rebels, Ambassador Vego’s shuttle sent out a distress signal. The ship has been damaged in the Dantooine Asteroid Field. Vader also received the signal and sent a fleet to eliminate the threat. What other dangers lurk in here? Who will win?
John is bringing everything you need to play. All you need to bring is your curiosity, enthusiasm, and die-rolling skills. Here’s your chance. We’ll see you at Chain Reaction: A Nuke Con Aftershock on March 1st at Papillion-La Vista South High School.
2014 Aftershocks are Reaching... Critical Mass!
Posted on: Wednesday January 8, 2014
Nuke-Con, together with Fremont High School Gaming Club are excited to bring you the first 2014 gaming event!
CRITICAL MASS will take place at Fremont High School on February 1, 2014.
HOURS: 10am – 10pm
FEE: $5 at the door. Get a $1 discount by bringing TWO non-perishable food items.
We always need and appreciate GM’s at these events.
Check out our Game Days page for more details!
Nuke-Con 2013 Programming Guide Available for Download
Posted on: Tuesday October 1, 2013
We’re making our 2013 convention programming guide available for download. No fancy story tonight, folks! If you’d like to see what we’re up to and want it in a handy form, here it is.
See everyone soon for a Wicked Weekend of Games!
Support Toys for Tots at Nuke-Con 2013
Posted on: Wednesday September 25, 2013
In keeping with our mission to promote the positive aspects of games,
Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to Nuke-Con and drop it off at the collection bin on site. Nuke-Con will then transport all the toys to Toys for Tots HQ in Omaha. No time to shop? That’s okay. You can still support our designated charity by taking advantage of the ‘Tips for Tots’ donation jar available at Concessions.
For another way to donate, check out ‘Skeletal Titan’ at 9:30pm on Saturday. ‘Skeletal Titan’ is a horror RPG using Palladium’s Beyond the Supernatural system and is masterfully written and GM’ed by Steve Dawes. This premium gaming experience will be played with flashlights in a private room. The $5 donation at the table will go directly to Toys for Tots.
Posted on: Wednesday September 18, 2013
New to Nuke-Con 2013 – Raffle Prizes! Here are the rules: A raffle ticket can be purchased for $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. Each lot will have its own bucket. After purchasing your raffle tickets, put your name and phone number on each ticket and put it in the bucket of your choice. Drawings will be held Sunday afternoon. Each lot will be awarded to one winner.
There will be a separate raffle lot for Nuke-Con volunteers only. On-site volunteers will earn 1 Con Buck and one raffle ticket per hour. Volunteers may choose any of the public lots OR the volunteer-only lot (which is not yet listed).
All proceeds from the raffles will go to our designated charity, Toys for Tots.
Lot 1 – Beautiful handmade walking staff
Lot 2 – Beautiful handmade walking staff
Lot 3 – Beautiful handmade walking staff
Lot 4 – Munchkin Booty, Munchkin Jumbo Dice, Munchkin Fairy Dust Booster with Dice, handmade wooden pen
Lot 5 – Axe Cop Munchkin, Munchkin Jumbo Dice, Munchkin Bookmark Collection, handmade wooden pen
Lot 6 – Fluxx Board Game, handmade wooden pen
Lot 7 – Ca$h n Gun$: Live and Ca$h n Gun$ Yakuza board game
Initial Hotel Map Published
Posted on: Wednesday September 4, 2013
We’ll be updating the site with more details about events and where to find them, but in the mean time. Here’s a quick look at the space on the first floor!
2013 Convention T-Shirts are Here!
Posted on: Thursday August 15, 2013
The Kid's Track Returns to Nuke-Con 2013
Posted on: Thursday August 15, 2013
Thanks to Tabletop Adventures, the Kid’s Track at Nuke-Con 2013 is alive and well!
Friday – 4:30 – 5:30: Giant Jenga and Fire!
Saturday – 10:30 – 11:30: Dogfight Training. (Wings of War/Wings of Glory Basic Game)
Sunday – 10:30 – 12:30: Stuffies to the Rescue! (Fuzzy Heroes)
Check the event schedule for full game descriptions!
If you have a game that would fit our Kid’s Track of programming, please submit it to our online event system, the Fallout Shelter and we’ll get it added!