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The Midwest's Longest Consecutively Running Independent Gaming Convention! 


The Con is over.

I hope that everyone that attended had a great time. For those of you that couldn't attend because of illness, I hope you get better soon. For those that couldn't attend for other reasons, I hope you can join us next year.

I want to thank all the attendees for attending and putting up with the location change, the dark, dark hallway we had our registration desk at, for the lack of internet in the Convention Space. I admit I had never checked for a connection in that space, only in the Atrium.

I want to thank all the GMs for their time spent both at the Convention and beforehand prepping and running the games we need to have the Convention. I want to give a special shout out to Bob Jonquet and Alison Ooms for organizing the PFS games. Another shout out to Eric Bohm for organizing the DDAL games.

I want to thank all the Staff members for all the work do prepping and running the convention. Without them I would be in trouble, well more trouble.

I want to thank all the Vendors for coming out and giving us a place to spend our hard earned money. I hope all of you made a big profit. And I hope to see all of you next year.

One last announcement Carl Evans has graciously accepted a position on the Board of Directors. For those of you that don't know Carl, he is up there with Rusty Rutherford running the Auction.

And remember to join our Yahoo group -- the latest Winter War discussions are all happening there. The fastest way to find out what's going on, or ask questions about events is our Yahoo group! We are on Facebook, as well!

About Us

Where We Are

About Our Games

For nearly four decades, Winter War has been providing a place for tabletop gaming enthusiasts to come together to express their passion in a no-frills and no distractions atmosphere. Independently managed for over thirty five years, we have endeavored to preserve and promote the very essence of the gaming community, the games. Located in Champaign-Urbana, IL, Winter War provides a relaxed gaming atmosphere with an almost limitless variety of gaming to be had and friends to be made. We are also dedicated to the promotion of gaming in our younger generation, offering a wide variety of kid-friendly gaming and family oriented events. Located at the Hawthorn Suites in downtown Champaign-Urbana, our con attendees are privileged to such amenities as
  • Free Parking
  • Affordable On-Site Meals
  • On Site ATM
and access to all of downtown's many fine dining and entertainment establishments. The Hawthorn Suites are located at 101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, and can be reached by phone at (217) 398-3400. Mention that you are attending Winter War to learn about the convention room discount! 
No matter what your interests in table-top gaming, experience level, or age, Winter War has an event to suit your tastes. From role playing to World War II combat simulations to collectible card games, we have it all. Winter War is even home to one of the area's premier Advanced Squad Leader tournaments. Take a look at our past conventions for a taste of what types of games Winter War has offered in the past. Also, hop on our mailing list to discuss what you would like to see. We welcome anyone who would like to try their hand at running an event, even if it is your first time!