Con of the Rings 2020 – TBD!

Welcome to the site dedicated to Con of the Rings, an annual 3-day convention held at Fantasy Flight Games for Lord of the Rings: The Card Game.

Tickets for the next Con of the Rings will likely go on sale in April 2020. Check out the event site here or visit our attendance page for details about the 2019 event (now past). To see a sample of the T-shirts from 2019, visit our tickets page.

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Con of the Rings is an annual gaming convention focused on The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, which is a Living Card Game (™) from Fantasy Flight Games. The gathering takes place each October in Roseville, MN at the Fantasy Flight Games Center.

Con of the Rings is hosted by The Free Men of the North, a group of four long-time LOTR:LCG players from Minnesota. Con of the Rings was conceived in August 2017 when Mark (@Loophole) and John (@PeaceandThought) were traveling home from Gen Con. Knowing they would not be able to attend each year, they began laying plans for bringing the best of the LOTR:LCG Gen Con experience to Minnesota. After some initial delays, they met with Aaron (@fishbaugh) and Ben (@McDog3) in February 2018 to begin planning the convention.

Kickstarter was used to sell tickets in year one, and after a quick sellout, many community members volunteered their expertise in event planning, graphic design, manufacturing, and the like.

Today, the Free Men of the North meet regularly to keep annual convention plans moving along. They are committed to making each year just a bit better than the year before and slowly growing the event while maintaining a commitment to a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. They communicate with the community through this website, the Con of the Rings Twitter account, on the #con-of-the-rings channel on Discord, and through a regular Mailchimp newsletter (which can be subscribed to here).

Con of the Rings has also spawned a regular LOTR:LCG meetup at the Fantasy Flight Games Center every second Friday of the month, beginning at 6 p.m.

(L to R): Fishbaugh, PeaceandThought, Loophole, McDog3