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CSW Expo 2016 featuring MonsterGame.CON XVI will be held June 25-July 2, 2016 at the Tempe Mission Palms in beautiful Tempe, Arizona. What makes CSW Expo so special? Read the Overview to learn more!

Register online today. Early-bird special offer! If you register for the full event ($100) and submit payment no later than February 5, 2016, you will receive your Expo shirt for FREE!



Overflow Hotel Accommodations

Due to another record-breaking turnout, we've been working with our event site, Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, since the hotel has no bookings for certain nights during our event. Obviously, we are learning of many attendees from out of town unable to get a full event booking, so we have already come up with a great solution.

The Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University is only a stone's throw from the hotel (short walking distance) and we have many attendees already booking at this hotel. The rooms also include a kitchen and separate living room. We highly recommend you book with this hotel. In the meantime, we will continue working with TMPH to see if we can secure additional rooms based on cancellations.


Game Sign-ups Now Posted!

We are pleased to announce we have posted the Game Sign-ups for CSW Expo 2016. Check out the many great titles our attendees are looking to play, and now's your chance to network and coordinate on games you wish to play during our grand event!


Attendee Page Now Online!

We apologize for the delay as we've been hustling with our Annual Donation Drive and redesigned Newsdesk. We are making headway now in providing you information about initial Expo sign-up activity.

We have completed the Attendee Roster as of today. We're almost already at the halfway mark to last years' numbers, yet we know a lot of folks have yet to submit their registration forms! We have 18 First-time attendees signed up as well which is fantastic news.

We will be debuting our Game Sign-ups page later this week!


Attendee List and Sign-Ups Coming Soon!

We should have our initial Attendee List and Expo Game Sign-up sheet online by Feb. 21. Thank you for your patience!


Expo 2016 Guest of Honor, Dean Essig

Dean and Sara Essig

Fans of The Gamers and MMP -- rejoice!

We are pleased to announce that our ConsimWorld Expo 2016 Guest of Honor will be Dean Essig, Founder of The Gamers:

We are doubly pleased Dean's better half, Sara Essig, will be joining us as well. Special thanks to Chip Pharr for assisting us to help make this happen!

It's always a thrill for me to be able to roll out the Red Carpet for those who are tremendous contributors to this modest hobby of ours. Hundreds and hundreds of hours of gaming pleasure around the globe have been a direct result of Dean and Companies many great games published over the past 20+ years.

And I'm very much looking forward to seeing Dean and Sara's been many years!


Introducing New Major Sponsor

We'd like to recognize and thank Rodger B. MacGowan of C3i Magazine for becoming our newest major sponsor for CSW Expo 2015!


Registration Milestone Achieved!

We've surpassed a major milestone in reaching 250 registered attendees for CSW Expo which is only a few weeks away. This shatters any previous attendance record based on pre-regs by a healthy margin. For those attending, feel free to use our contact form if you want to change your game sign-ups.


Navigating Game Sign-ups Page

We couldn't be more pleased with the initial sign-up activity, with more than 150 participants already registered for CSW Expo 2015 -- smashing all previous records. Just a quick tip for those who may be unfamiliar with our Game Sign-ups page. Please take note of the three tabs at the bottom of the page, where you can navigate between Monster and Open-gaming titles, along with our featured gaming events (most sponsored by publishers/designers, such as hosted playtest sessions, drop-in gaming activities, tournament play, etc.).


New Milestone Achieved!

Thanks to your support, we have shattered our previous high record for number of registrations received in the month of January. Our previous high was 90, and we have officially recorded our 100th attendee registration with Richard H. Berg committing to join us alongside our special guest of honor, Mark Herman. And we still have several days of sign-ups left to take advantage of the FREE Expo shirt offer before it expires after January 31!

Look for a special gaming event that will involve both Mark Herman and Richard H. Berg and a challenge involving the Great Battles of History to take place! We have some definite fun in store in celebration of our 15th Anniversary Event! More details coming soon!


Initial Attendee List and Game Sign-ups Posted

I'm pleased to announce we have completed our first major update of the expo site to list all Attendees registered to date, including Game Sign-ups. Please visit our Attendee and Game Sign-ups page for more information.

We will also shortly be sending out an email blast to remind everyone that our special FREE expo shirt offer expires end of this month for those who have not yet submitted their registration form. We already have 75 registrations, and at our current clip, we will be exceeding our past high sign-up mark from all previous years. This is also shaping up to be our biggest gaming event ever in terms of featured gaming sessions (playtests, tournaments, designer-hosted sessions).