2017 Sponsors


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Support our friends at EsCon July 28-30


Volko Ruhnke

Our special guest for 2017 is

Volko Ruhnke! Father of the COIN system including Andean Abyss, Cuba Libre, A Distant Plain, Fire in the Lake and Falling Sky as well as other fantastic games including Labyrinth and Wilderness War.


Board Gaming

We have a complete schedule of boardgames for the weekend.  You can play with Designers play an organized game or just play for fun! 

$1,000 worth of games in a massive drawing Saturday evening!  

Play with Designers. Play with Designers like Volko Ruhnke, Mark Herman, Harold Buchanan, Gene Billingsley, Trevor Bender, Jeff Grossman, Greg Ticer, Alex Bagosy, Hans Von Stockhausen, Bruce Mansfield and more.  

Open Gaming!

Whether you're 18 or 48, a day on the lake will make you feel like a kid. Spend a day with us, and enjoy memories for years to come.


The Handlery Hotel

Convention hours:

Friday 8:00AM to 11:00PM

Saturday 8:00AM to 11:00PM

Sunday 8:00AM to 9:00PM 

Free daytime parking

950 Hotel Cir N,

San Diego, CA 92108

Call the hotel directly to reserve at 619-298-0511 or 800-676-6567 and mention the San Diego Historical Games Convention.


We have a growing slate of miniatures events.  These games are GM'd by experienced miniatures pros who are happy to incorporate all levels of experience into their game!

Continuous Flea Market: Tables will be provided for registrants to present their stuff for sale during the Con. Use up to 1/3 a table for free.

Schedule Highlights


The Great War!  

Yes, our theme this year is The War to End All Wars! 


Open Gaming!

Bring your favorite game and your favorite opponents!   Plenty of open tables all weekend!

Open Gaming. Plenty of open tables all weekend!

San Diego Historical Games Convention

​November 9, 10 and 11, 2018