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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BUCKEYE GAME FEST 2020 CANCELLED

2021 CONVENTION TO BE HELD SEPT. 16-19 

Columbus, Ohio (July 13, 2020) – Buckeye Game Festivals, the nonprofit corporation responsible for the management of the annual Buckeye Game Fest boardgaming convention, today announced the cancellation of its 2020 show. The Board of Directors of the corporation voted unanimously to cancel the convention, originally scheduled for September 17-20, 2020,  due to ongoing concern regarding COVID-19.

“With less than 90 days left to the scheduled start of the convention, and a considerable public health matter continuing to dominate headlines, it became clear that we would not be able to safely provide our attendees with the experience they expect from BGF,” board member Ted Dickinson said. “The board decided that its efforts would best be focused on producing a stellar convention for 2021.”

At the same time, the corporation announced that Buckeye Game Fest 2021 will be held September 16-19, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The War Room, a dedicated wargaming space available to attendees for an additional fee, is scheduled to open September 13, 2021. Registration will open in June 2021.

Buckeye Game Festivals is an Ohio nonprofit corporation responsible for the organization and operation of boardgaming convention events in central Ohio. Founded in 2017, the corporation hosts an annual boardgaming convention, Buckeye Game Fest, featuring the library of the Columbus Area Boardgaming Society (CABS) with over 500 unique attendees. The corporation also manages the Board Room at Origins Game Fair, a national convention with over 20,000 unique attendees.

For more information, please contact board member Kristin Genchi at kristing@buckeyegamefestivals.org