The Big Frederick Gaming Convention (or BFGcon for short) is an annual geeky convention in Frederick, MD that includes Board Games, Magic the Gathering, Tabletop RPGs, Miniature War Gaming, Entertainment, Panels and much much more.‡ This is the area’s only full-fledged con where all types of gamers are welcomed, tournaments and events take place, and where we create a full experience for the attendees instead of just an open space for gaming. In our first year, we chatted with some friends and explaining what we wanted, one remarked: “Oh, you want to bring GenCon to Frederick!”. Yes, that probably sums it up fairly well.
We were amazed (and thrilled) that we got over 450 attendees at our 1st ever event in 2018, so we are already working hard on 2019, and have booked three times the amount of space we had last year to make it possible!
It’s being run by a team of gamers who happen to own an event business: One for All Events. We run between 3-7 conferences for computer programmers each year and own all our equipment. Our tech events are regularly between 300-800 people. We’ve decided that we want to bring our skills to the gaming con arena, and provide a professionally executed event.
‡We mean it, if you wanna play it, we’ll find room for you! Pathfinder, D&D, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Netrunner, Warhammer, Malifaux, X-Wing, Blood Bowl, Munchkin, every possible board game you can imagine, (have we said enough yet?)