Frequently Asked Questions

Due to ongoing uncertainties, we will not be hosting a full-scale in-person convention in September 2021. Instead, on September 25, 2021 we invite you to join us for FallCon34 as a one-day online convention. We are excited about this new temporary format and look forward to welcoming you!

Back in March, when we would normally book our venue, equipment and volunteers, there were too many unknowns for us to plan for a September event. Even though things are more stable as we move into summer, there are still many uncertainties about large events in the Fall and we want FallCon to be a safe, enjoyable space for all!

We have begun periodic online meetups. Watch for events under https://www.meetup.com/Fallcon365/! Meetups typically start in Discord to divide into virtual tables (channels) to chat while playing online in Board Game Arena (BGA). Both sites are free, but you will need to create a BGA account to play, and allow a few minutes to review Discord terms and conditions before your first gaming session.
We are watching health guidelines closely. Because gaming requires close, sustained contact between players facing each other, we will not resume meetups for tabletop gaming until after the provincial health orders support indoor gatherings such as indoor entertainment centres, performances, and conferences. As restrictions ease, we will work with meetup venues and hosts to plan how we can start playing together in small groups.
Although we can't get together at meetups and the convention, many of our volunteers and attendees have been finding alternative ways to game.
  • Many games in your collection may have a solo mode included in the rule book, or there may be a fan-made solo mode posted on BoardGameGeek.
  • Many board games also have mobile apps in the Apple or Google Play stores.
  • Finally, both paid sites like Steam and (mostly) free sites like Board Game Arena also have board games you can play solo or remotely with friends and family.
We are continuing to add titles to the library! In 2020, we added nearly 100 games. This includes new titles as well as additional classics or favourites we've missed. Many were also added through donations from gamers like you! To offer games or to make a donation to the library, contact library@fallcon.com.
Even though we are not hosting a convention in September, there are still many ways you can contribute. If you are interested in helping with online meetups now, or in being part of planning events for later this year, we'd love to hear from you. You can also contact us if you'd like to join our volunteer mailing list. Reach out to volunteering@fallcon.com.

If you have any last minute questions, please contact us and we'll try to answer your questions as soon as possible. From all of us on the FallCon, we very much look forward to greeting you at FallCon 34. For those of you driving from Medicine Hat, Edmonton, Regina and even further afar – safe travels!