What is HistoriKC Fest? HistoriKC Fest, at its core, is all about gathering together for 3 days to play wargames and other historical board games (political games, 18XX games,etc.). No vendors, minimal distractions, all games.
When and Where? July 30 – August 1, 2021 at the Overland Park Convention Center.
How can I contact you? The easiest way is to e-mail HistoriKCFest@gmail.com. We also have a Facebook group for the event and BoardGameGeek links will be made available as the date approaches.
What about Covid? Looks many other conventions we cancelled the 2020 convention due to COVID-19. We’re working with OPCC to provide adequate spacing between tables to allow for social distancing between games. Whatever requirements and guidelines the City/County/State and/or Convention center have in place we will follow at HistoriKC Fest.
Is lodging available? There are several hotels in the immediate vicinity of the Convention Center. Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center is connected to the Convention Center. A block of rooms is available at the Sheraton through this link.
Where do I park? Parking is free and there is a large parking lot at the Convention Center.
Can I bring in food or drink? Overland Park Convention Center doesn’t allow outside food or drink. A small cafe will open to purchase coffee, snacks or light meals. There are several restaurants in driving distance. If you are looking for a suggestion, swing by registration.
What can I do at HistoriKC Fest? Play games, hop into a special event, play in a tournament, or play GMT’s Next War.
What can I do in Kansas City? WWI Museum, Union Station, Street Car, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Jazz Museun, Kansas City barbecue (just ask for a recommendation), Kansas City Royals, local board game stores, Boulevard Brewing, Tom’s Town Distillery, Kansas City Power & Light District, Sporting Kansas City.
What events are available? Please check our Schedule page. Sign up for an event when you register or by e-mailing HistoriKCFest@gmail.com. Event space is based on a first come, first served basis so sign up early!
Can I host an event or demo a game at HistoriKC Fest? Absolutely, please e-mail HistoriKCFest to make arrangements.
Can I leave my stuff set up over night? Yes, the room will locked at midnight every night.
Can I play a monster game?/Can I use a request a large playing area? Yes we just ask that you contact us ahead of time with how much space you will need and how many days you will need it.