February 2nd - 4th
The Holiday Inn Champaign Suites
101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820


Winter War 50 is over!

The Convention Staff hopes that everyone has a good time. We would like to thank all the GMs for running a great slate of games. The Holiday-Inn staff for putting up with us for another year. Our vendors, Fantasy Artwork by Elaine, Enterprise Games, Mythica Gaming, and Gamers Quartermaster. And a special thanks again to Alan, Bruce, Rusty and all the others that started the convention and kept it running over the years. Also a very special thanks to Donald McKinney for taking the reins and making the con what it is today, Rest In Peace.

Change to Winter War 51 dates, it is now scheduled for Jan 24-26, 2025!

We have scheduled Winter War 51 for next year. This year it will be two weeks before the Superbowl.

Event Submissions are Closed!

Event submission is closed. It will open this fall around Labor Day.

Pre-Registration is Closed!

Pre-registration will open later this fall.

Organized Play at Winter War

Winter War is proud once again to host both Paizo Organized Play and D&D Adventurer's League! If you're interested in these events, please read over the information on the events in our event catalog for more info, and if you have any questions, just let us know and we'll make sure to route your info to the correct places.

Hotel Update

The hotel has a website for this year, and you can get there by visiting the official Holiday Inn Website, but we highly recommend making your bookings by phone, to ensure that you're included in our convention rate! These fine folks have been great hosts to us year after year, and we look forward to the same stellar treatment, convention space, and fresh food that we have had in past years.

Thank you all for your continued support! We look forward to seeing you all in February!

About Us

For nearly four decades, Winter War has been providing a place for tabletop gaming enthusiasts to come together to express their passion in a no-frills and no distractions atmosphere. Independently managed for over thirty five years, we have endeavored to preserve and promote the very essence of the gaming community, the games. Located in Champaign-Urbana, IL, Winter War provides a relaxed gaming atmosphere with an almost limitless variety of gaming to be had and friends to be made. We are also dedicated to the promotion of gaming in our younger generation, offering a wide variety of kid-friendly gaming and family oriented events.

Where We Are

Located at the Holiday Inn Champaign Suites in downtown Champaign-Urbana, our con attendees are privileged to such amenities as

  • Free Parking
  • Affordable On-Site Meals
  • On Site ATM

and access to all of downtown's many fine dining and entertainment establishments. The Hawthorn Suites are located at 101 Trade Center Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, and can be reached by phone at (217) 398-3400. Mention that you are attending Winter War to learn about the convention room discount! 

About Our Games

No matter what your interests in table-top gaming, experience level, or age, Winter War has an event to suit your tastes. From role playing to World War II combat simulations to collectible card games, we have it all. Winter War is even home to one of the area's premier Advanced Squad Leader tournaments. Hop on our mailing list to discuss what you would like to see. We welcome anyone who would like to try their hand at running an event, even if it is your first time!

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