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Big news coming soon!

BIG NEWS about Big Bad Online coming soon!

On August 17, we are going to launch a new site, launch a fundraiser, start accepting suggestions for new panels, AND have volunteer sign ups! You won’t want to miss it.

Save the Date! Big Bad Online—Oct 23rd!

Big Bad Online will be a one day (24 hour) event focusing on giving our community a place to gather and share. We’ll be hosting panels and seminars featuring a diverse mix of game designers and other creatives in the extended community.

Big Bad Online will be free! Panels and seminars will be streamed Read More

Big Bad Online 2021

We looked into our crystal ball, requested feedback from our community, reviewed health and safety guidelines, and asked ourselves some hard questions…

The first big question is: can we host a safe in-person event in October?

Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding “maybe.” And maybe isn’t enough for us to move forward with everything Read More

Planning for 2021

Hi all,

Last year in April we decided to cancel Big Bad Con 2020 and that turned out to be the correct (and necessary) decision. Though vaccination in the US is proceeding ahead of schedule, we’re once again trying to predict what an in-person convention would look like in October (our hotel contract is Read More

POC Programming at Big Bad Con

In 2019, in collaboration with the Babble On Equity Project, individual, and industry sponsors, Big Bad Con hosted three groundbreaking events, that are now cemented in our vision going forward:

POC Scholarship

Working with the Babble On Equity Project we raised over $26,000 to aid people of color in attending the con by paying for travel, Read More