Con on the Cob? What the goose is a Con on the Cob?

That, my friend, is a very good question. To put it simply: Con on the Cob is a coalescence of all Human experience, refined and distilled into an essential cloud of pure smiles. To put it even more simply: it’s a FOUR DAY CELEBRATION OF GAMES, ART, FREAKS, AND FUN!

Con on the Cob has been invading northern Ohio with corny goodness since 2005. Average attendance is 800-900 for the weekend, with over 70 vendors, artists, and exhibitors.

Con on the Cob is all things to all people. It’s a gaming con, chock full of RPGs, board games, card games, party games, and all sorts of that kind of jazz. It’s also an art fair, with a large selection of talented artists in attendance and an amazing abundance of fantasty, science fiction, horror, and geeky art and art activities. Oh, and it’s The Mother of All Marketplaces, with over 50 vendors showcasing a wide variety of jazz, snazz, and zazz, boosting the geekonomy like old school Robin Hoods (but without the stealing and the giving stuff away for free (ok, not like Robin Hoods. I failed analogy class in Kindergarten). Don’t forget the parties… Did I mention the parties? There are parties. A LOT of them. Also there are other things, like our amazing special Guests, the Children of the Cob, the Comedy Music Extravagasm!, a super sweet Auction, a Games Library, free snacks in the Con Suite, Panels, Workshops, and Demos, a whole track of Cosplay and Fandom related activities, and a massive horde of potential friends and peeps who dig the same things you dig!

Hours of Operation

Con on the Cob begins at noon on Thursday November 10, 2016 and doesn’t end until 5:00pm on Sunday November 13. Actually, there’s some sneaky stuff going on on Wednesday as well, so maybe consider getting there a day early. Please see the schedule for a more detailed listing. Many events run 24 hours, but here are the hours for the main rooms:

Registration / Raffle / Gift Shop

Thursday: 12pm-8pm
Friday: 8:30am-8pm
Saturday 8:30am-8pm
Sunday: 8:30am-5pm

The Mother of All Marketplaces (Vendor Room)

Thursday: Setup 10am-2pm, Open 2pm-6pm
Friday: Open 10am-6pm
Saturday: Open 10am-6pm
Sunday: Open 10am-5pm, Teardown 5pm-??

The Artitorium (Art Show)

Thursday: Setup 10am-2pm, Open 2pm-6pm
Friday: Open 10am-6pm
Saturday: Open 10am-6pm
Sunday: Open 10am-5pm, Teardown 5pm-??

Auction Schedule

Item Drop Off

Thursday: 3pm-6pm
Friday: 3pm – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – noon

All items for action have to be submitted by noon on Saturday.

Open Bidding

Thursday: 3pm-6pm
Friday: 3pm – 8pm
Saturday: 10am-12pm & 2pm-8 pm

Bidding Ends:

Saturday 8PM

Item Pick up:

Saturday 8:15pm – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – noon

Cash out for items entered:

Sunday 1pm -3:30pm


Days Inn & Suites
4742 Brecksville Rd
Richfield, OH 44286

(330) 659-6151

Make sure to tell them you are with Con on the Cob to get the best rate. I can not stress this enough. It is so extremely important the planet may actually implode if you do not follow this direction (actually, it will just cost us a lot more to rent the venue and that would suck).

2016 Room Rate Schedule

Until July 1st: $99/night
July 2nd – November 9th: $109/night
At the door: $119/night

*Please note: All room reservation deposits are non-refundable.
**Originally, the hotel was going to charge the first night room deposit at the time of registration (at their insistence). After speaking with them further on the matter and the effects it is having on our visitors, this is no longer the case. You WILL NOT be charged for your hotel stay until you check in. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Andy at

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