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Historicon® 2020

July 8-12, 2020
Lancaster County Convention Center


Important Announcements

Historicon 2020 Update

Hello everyone,

First, let me say that we hope this email finds you and your families both safe and well. This health crisis, the corresponding restrictions on all large gatherings, nationwide business closures, and resulting unemployment have crippled our economy and literally brought normal life to a standstill for many of us.

While we had hoped the current situation might change sooner rather than later, it is clear this will not happen. Therefore, it is with deep regret that we announce the cancellation of Historicon 2020.

The obstacles and hurdles to run Historicon 2020 would have been Herculean to overcome, even if the current gathering restrictions were lifted at some point before the convention. More importantly, we feel that the health risks to our attendees, vendors, volunteers, and staff are too great to proceed.

Obviously, all vendors that have already paid for booth space will be refunded in full. We have also confirmed with the Marriott hotel that any facility cancellation fees will be waived and HMGS is relieved from any financial obligations.

While we wish things had turned out differently for Historicon 2020, we will now concentrate on Fall-In! 2020 scheduled for November. Hopefully, we will be in a better situation by then and will continue to monitor developments for that and future shows.

So, in closing, please take care of yourselves, try to get some painting done, and plan on some great conventions when we have gotten through this.

John Spiess
President, HMGS Inc.

On behalf of the HMGS Board of Directors and Historicon Convention Staff.

Exhibitors: The early bird pricing deadline has been extended to June 2, 2020.

Gamemasters: The PEL deadline has been extended to May 13, 2020.



Attending Events Exhibitor Info FAQ GM Awards


GM Info Hours/Pricing Important Dates Past Shows Special Guests


Staff Theme Volunteering Wally's Basement

Historicon Videos

From the Historicon 2019 War College:
Nikolas "Lindybeige" Lloyd
"Hannibal and the Second Punic War"
The LCCC preview video prepared for us by our friends at Little Wars TV


Need help navigating downtown during the show?

Keep your eye out for Lancaster Ambassadors. Between 10am and 11pm you can get assistance from these denizens of the downtown. Funded by downtown businesses you'll find them scattered around the downtown. Look for their bright red shirts. They're here to help. Need help earlier? Workers who help keep the downtown clean will be out starting at 6am and will be around throughout the day. They wear the blue shirts and are available to assist as well.



Lancaster County Convention Center
25 South Queen St.
Lancaster, PA 17603

Phone:  717.239.1600
Toll Free: 866.503.3786

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