All Board, Card, and Electronic Gaming Will Be Located At The Amway Grand Plaza!

Electronic Gaming

 Open Video Gaming

photo/Tori Hallwood

photo/Tori Hallwood

We will have a large selection of the most up to date console gaming systems available in our extra large gaming room! Make sure to make some time to play a few rounds and blast some aliens, slay some dragons, or venture through some post-apocalyptic wasteland.

Our electronic gaming room will be supervised by the Nexus Gaming Alliance. Nexus Gaming Alliance Incorporated (NGA) is the longest-running, national video gaming Logistics Company in the United States! With over 30 events a year from coast to coast, from events of 50,000 to private corporate events, NGA has you covered.

Other events in which NGA operates an electronic gaming room includes Anime Boston, Gen*Con, Awesome Con (Washington DC), and Origins, so you know the electronic gaming area will be first class!

NGA is a combination of various talents brought together to form the ultimate experience in gaming. NGA is also involved in a multitude of other areas while at events.

Gaming Tournaments

In our quest to find the elite gamers, tournaments will take place throughout the weekend. Sign-ups for all tournaments will be at the HQ table right inside the entrance the arena.

All tournaments have a roll call to assure attendance. Please make sure to check in 5 minutes before the start of any event. If you show up late, you very well could lose your spot in the tournament. Don’t let that happen to you!

Tournament schedule will be posted in September.

  • All tournament rules can be found at our website:
  • Have a question? Need help? Do not be afraid to ask Nexus Gaming Alliance staff members that will be on site. Just look for the branded NGA shirts.

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Bridge Simulators will be presenting the Starship Horizons Bridge Experience!

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photo courtesy Starship Horizons

Starship Horizons is a multi-player bridge simulation experience allowing 2-5 players to work together as the ships Bridge Officers. The core gameplay experience is designed around players commanding their own Starship as the bridge officers in the roles of Captain, Flight, Tactical, Science, Engineering and Operations.

Literally every slot avaiable last year was filled, so we are bringing starship Horizons back again for 2017. We are bringing in a third command center so more people can play simultaneously, but Starship Horizons will only be available on Saturday and Sunday at the Grand Rapids Comic-Con.

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photo courtesy Starship Horizons

Missions will run throughout the convention on Saturday and Sunday only. Register in advance to play here or signup at the convention.

To learn more about the game check out and

We’ll see you on the bridge!

Board and Card Gaming

board gaming room

photo/Tori Hallwood

Our board and card gaming area will be handled by Wargames North, the premiere gaming and comic store in the northern half of lower Michigan. Wargames North has been involved in the gaming area of the Grand Rapids Comic-Con from the very beginning, and if you are from the Cadillac/Traverse City area then we would encourage you to check out their store and support them like they have supported us!

Open Board Gaming

Check out a game from our diverse library of board games! Whatever your age or attention span, we have something that’s sure to please. Try something new or introduce friends or family to a favorite.

Open Card Gaming

Bring your decks and competitive spirit! Our card gaming area is is available for open play as our tournament schedule allows.

Kids Tournaments

Bring your decks for an open tournament just for fun with the following games in Ballroom A for kids of all ages: Free admission, so just bring your cards and join in on the fun!

Game Demos

We will be demonstrating new and popular games throughout the weekend in our board gaming area. This is a great opportunity to try something new!