Frequently Asked Questions

What is PretzCon?

PretzCon is a nonprofit, family-run gaming convention. We offer a fun, safe environment for gamers of all ages to play. At PretzCon, you will find board, card, dice, and role-playing games. Play your favorite games or take the opportunity to try out new games.

Most of the games at PretzCon are scheduled in advance and anyone can sign up to play. If you’ve never played before, don’t worry! The game runner will show you the ropes. You can also schedule your own games to run. A large game library will be available for con goers who want to run a game or simply play an impromptu game with friends.

When is PretzCon?

PretzCon is the last weekend in April.
PretzCon 2017 is Friday April 28th, Saturday April 29th, and Sunday April 30th, 2017.

Where is PretzCon?

PretzCon 2017 is at The Ralston Arena located at 7300 Q St, Omaha, NE.

What games are played at a PretzCon?

All sorts of games are played, from Spades to Settlers of Catan, from Apples to Apples to Dungeons & Dragons, from Heroes to Heroscape. Want to run a game? Add it to the game schedule. There is also an open gaming area. People can gather and play whatever they want, whenever they want. Bring you own game, or check out something new from the PretzCon game library.

Will there be anything besides games?

What could you want besides games!? Okay, there will be game vendors and other exhibitors, a prize raffle, a play and win weekend long event, tournaments and a few non-game events.

Will there be food available?

Yes! There will be food and beverages available at the arena vendors with a variety of options. There are also several nearby restaurants.

What are the convention rules?

Failure to comply with the policies of the convention can result in expulsion from the convention without refund.

  1. Federal, state and local laws must be obeyed.
  2. Weapons and alcohol are prohibited inside the convention.
  3. Smoking is only allowed outside in designated areas.
  4. Animals are prohibited with the exception of service dogs.
  5. Registration and other purchases are non-refundable.
  6. Show respect for staff, other convention attendees, and convention facilities.
  7. Harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.  This means an open commitment to oppose harassment regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.  Violation of this policy will result in immediate expulsion from PretzCon, without refund.
  8. Don’t be disruptive.
  9. Keep volume reasonable to allow nearby gamers to enjoy their games as well.
  10. Game masters have the final say of who can play in their game.
  11. Children under the age of 13 should not be left unattended.
Where can I get more information / ask questions / get help / offer ideas?

Check out our Facebook page or Twitter feed. See what’s being discussed, or what fun promotions and activites are taking place. PretzCon organizers and other gamers are sure to answer and help you out. You can also contact the PretzCon staff.

What are some other area conventions?

BritishFest (Omaha, all things British)
O Comic Con (Omaha, all things pop culture)
Anime NebrasKon (Omaha, anime/cosplay)
ConStellation (Lincoln, sci-fi/fantasy)
DemiCon (Des Moines, sci-fi/fantasy/gaming)
Fields of Honor (Des Moines, gaming)
M.A.G.E. (South Dakota/Iowa, gaming)
Great Plains Game Festival (Lincoln, gaming)
Nuke-Con (Omaha, gaming)
OSFest (Omaha, sci-fi/fantasy/horror)
Tri-State Gamers (Sioux City, gaming)
WillyCon (Wayne, sci-fi/fantasy)