Nexus Game Fair

Show Information

Nexus Game Fair is excited to return summer gaming to downtown Milwaukee and continue to be held at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee! We have fantastic convention space in one of downtown's finest hotels.

This year's show runs from 8am on Friday, May 26th, until 6pm on Monday, May 29th, 2017. Badge registration is open now. Be sure to register for a new account, if you haven't done so already, in order to receive important updates.

This year's show hours are:
On Site
Thursday:None3pm to 1am3pm to 7pmClosed
Friday:8am to 2am7am to 4am7am to 7pm4pm to 8pm
Saturday:8am to 2am7am to 4am7am to 7pm10am to 6pm
Sunday:8am to 2am7am to 4am7am to 7pm10am to 6pm
Monday:8am to 6pm7am to 6pm7am to 3pmClosed

Please note that while scheduled gaming events in the system must start at 8am or later and end by 2am, we will keep some gaming areas open as long as games continue to played, including open gaming. Last year, we had several rooms playing until the sun came up!

Event Submission

Are you interested in running events at Nexus? We want your events! Nexus Game Fair is proud to offer our attendees a massisve line-up for events provided by not only our attendees, but also local area gaming groups, demo teams, organized play groups, and our in-house staff. Our show revolves around playing games and relies upon our attendees and event organizers to help provide them.

If you enjoy playing a board game, but can't find players, or if you love to gamemaster an RPG for a fresh group of players, you're welcome to bring your games and events to Nexus. We have a generous GM rewards program, and our Events Team will do anything they can to help make your events a success at the show.

Table space is limited, so be sure to submit your events early to help ensure you obtain the day and time you're looking for.

Event Registration

Event registration at Nexus is handled via pre-registration. Our event catalog will have its initial release on Monday, April 3, 2017. Feel free to peruse the catalog all month, as additional events will continue to be added. You may use our Favorites feature to save events you like, as a reminder when registration opens.

Event registration begins at 8pm on Sunday, April 30, 2017 (Central Time). Our system is a live system, which is a first-come, first-serve. You must have purchased a badge in order to participate in event registration.

Upcoming & Important Dates

Monday, April 3, 2017 Online Event Catalog goes live
Sunday, April 9, 2017 Cut-off date for Event Submissions to be listed in the On-Site Program Guide
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Event registration begins at 8pm CST
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Online Event Registration put on hold until the Convention begins
Friday, May 26, 2017 Nexus Game Fair begins at 8am!


Nexus Game Fair is proud to carry a limited line of show souvenirs. Additional information regarding this year's souvenirs will be available soon.