January 28th - 30th
The Holiday Inn Champaign Suites
101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820


Winter War Registration is Closing Soon!

Winter War Pre-Registration will close at the end of day, January 15th! Please make sure to get your registrations in and avoid the line at the front desk when the con opens on the 28th!

Hey there everyone! Winter War is fast approaching, and we've opened the floodgates on badges and event seats! Head on over to our website at our registration page to get yours today! Once you have a badge either paid for or in your cart, you can head on over to our event list at our events page to browse our event catalog and sign up for events. Please keep in mind that the current event catalog is not the final event catalog, and is subject to additions and other changes.

Winter War Wants Your Games!

Winter War doesn't happen without awesome GM's and event runners like you! Make sure to get on over to our website and submit your games as soon as you can so that people can get signed up for them!

Organized Play at Winter War

Winter War is proud once again to host both Paizo Organized Play and D&D Adventurer's League! If you're interested in these events, please read over the information on the events in our event catalog for more info, and if you have any questions, just let us know and we'll make sure to route your info to the correct places.

Winter War and COVID-19 Update

The board has conferred and it has been decided to require attendees to provide proof of being vaccinated against COVID. You will need to show proof of vaccination status at the time you pick up your badge at the registration desk. If you have not been vaccinated, you will not be able to attend the convention.

At this time, masks are still required at all inside settings by state mandate. We will continue to monitor decisions from the Illinois Department of Public Health and advise as we are made aware of changes from the state.

Thank you, in advance, for helping us protect ALL our attendees and staff. We look forward to seeing you at future Winter War conventions.

Winter War 2022 Event Submissions are Open!

That's right, we are now taking Event Submissions! Just head on over to our submission form to get your event included in our catalog of games for the coming convention!

Winter War 2022 is On!

At the current time, we are absolutely planning on having Winter War 2022 held in person! Event submission will open soon, so please start thinking about what awesome events you're going to want to bring in person!

You can always browse through our GM Policies, our Attendee Policies, and our General Attendance Information.

Hotel Update

The hotel now has a website for this year, and you can get there by visiting the official Holiday Inn Website, but we highly recommend making your bookings by phone, to ensure that you're included in our convention rate! These fine folks have been great hosts to us year after year, and we look forward to the same stellar treatment, convention space, and fresh food that we have had in past years.

Thank you all for your continued support! Please feel free to drop us a line over on our Official Facebook Page if you need anything at all. We look forward to seeing you all in January!

About Us

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.

Where We Are

Located at the Holiday Inn Champaign 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! 

About Our Games

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. 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!

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