FAQs

Commonly asked questions about the events.

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  • How do I get a game into the convention schedule?

    Go to the online registration page, which we call the Fallout Shelter. Sign in (or create an account, if you’re new to Nuke-Con) and then find the Register Your Game link. Fill out the form with as much information as you can; we’ve found that more details makes your event clearer to other gamers.

  • What time slot should I choose?

    The Game Registration form has a drop-down list of starting times that coordinate with Nuke-Con’s schedule. Choose your most-preferred time, but also give us a second choice and maybe even a third, in case we have to fit you into the schedule elsewhere.

    Saturday is by far the busiest day; noon until 8pm is probably the most crowded part of the weekend. If you want to run your game at that time, register it as soon as you can because we work on a first-come, first-served philosophy.

  • What size tables can I choose from?

    Here’s what we provide to put your games on:

    Miniatures Tables: each table is 8’x4’
    RPG Tables: each RPG will be on a 6’ round table
    Card and Board Games: can either be on a 6’x3’ rectangular table, a 5’ or 6’ round table

    If you have special table or space needs, feel free to request that when you submit your event, or contact GM Registration directly.

  • Can people sign up for my game before the convention starts?

    Most certainly they can! Get your friends to tell their friends, and fill up your table! They’ll need to have or make their Fallout Shelter accounts and buy their badges before they can select games.

  • What happens if there are more people than I want?

    The GM Registration form asks for the minimum number of players (fewer than this number and the game won’t run) and the maximum number. If more players than the max sign up, we put them on a waiting list in case anybody drops out.

  • Does Nuke-Con have restrictions on what kinds of games I can run?

    Everybody has rules; Nuke-Con tries to keep as few as possible. You should read ours here before you schedule your game.

  • What is a Gaming Convention?

    A Gaming Convention is an event where people gather in a location to play games. Board games, card games, and roleplaying games are all examples of activities that happen during a convention.
    Read More About Gaming Conventions on Wikipedia.org

  • How can I help?

    There are lots of ways you can make Nuke-Con a convention that gamers want to come to. Click here for ways you can help!

  • Where can I find out more about gaming?
  • When is Nuke-Con Open?

    Nuke-Con opens its doors for registration at 2pm on Friday. Gaming starts at 3pm and ends at 2am. On Saturday, the registration desk opens at 8am. Gaming starts at 9am and ends at 2am. On Sunday. the registration desk opens at 8 am. Gaming starts at 9am and the convention ends at 6pm. Editing required: check with Josh

  • Can I bring my prop/Nerf gun/fake weapon/etc?

    Costume/fake/prop-style weapons are permitted if they are in no way dangerous to attendees, nor could be mistaken for real weapons. Nuke-Con staff will determine on a case-by-case basis whether or not a weapon meets this guideline. Staff decisions will be final.