Breakoutcon is a table-top gaming convention, taking place annually during ‘March Break’. With all types of games, panels, tournaments and even a bring-and-buy auction, there’s something here for everyone.
Breakout 2020 will be held March 20-22 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto.
Parking at the Sheraton Centre Toronto is $50 a night and includes valet service. Cheaper parking can be found at the Toronto Parking Authority at Nathan Phillips Square Garage, located across the street from the convention centre at 110 Queen Street West.
Unfortunately not. Public wifi is not provided by our venue.
GAMES AND EVENTS
Tabletop role-playing games, wargames, boardgames and live action role-playing events all have scheduled events or free-play spaces, or both, available at Breakoutcon.
For RPG events, LARP events, Guest Boardgaming events and Tournaments, we recommend you sign up in advance after you have bought your ticket. You can find our schedule here.
Certain events, may be restricted due to content. Some roleplaying games may be labeled as ‘family friendly’, perfect for those younger gamers.
In addition to family friendly RPGs, we do have a dedicated Family Gaming Hall, which you can find more about here. Each child must be accompanied by an adult if they are 12 and under to enter the Family Gaming Hall. There are no daycare/drop off areas for children, and all children under 15 must have a parent/guardian present to enter the convention proper.
The bring and buy auction is a place to sell your unwanted games, and buy some new favourites. It will be held on the Saturday of Breakout and you will need a badge to attend. Find more about the auction here.
TICKETING AND BADGES
Tickets for all days are currently available. You can find our ticketing page here. Remember to keep your badge visibly and on you at all times.
Yes, but we recommend you purchase in advance if possible. Tickets onsite are first-come, first-serve, and often sell out for certain days (like Saturdays) in advance. If you do choose to buy tickets onsite, arrive early.
We take all forms of debit and credit for tickets purchased in advance. For tickets onsite, we will also accept cash. We also recommend bringing cash to the convention itself as many vendors only accept cash.
Of course! With dedicated spaces and games, families of all types will find a good time at Breakoutcon. And with our new family pricing, (found here) there’s never been a better time to attend!
We’re so excited to see you at both Breakoutcon and GrandCon! Unfortunately, due to the way our system currently works, you’ll have to purchase the multipass separately and ask for a refund for the original badge. We’ll issue the refund right away.
No, you’ll receive a ticket at the email address you signed up with, and you’ll need to bring the email with you to pick up your badge the day of the convention.
SAFETY AND ACCESSIBILITY
Breakoutcon is a fully wheelchair accessible space. For those who need to take breaks from the hustle and bustle of the convention, we will have a quiet room onsite.
On the macro level Breakoutcon is part of the Equal Play Initiative (which you can find more about here), and has always included and highlighted diverse voices, in all forms of gaming, whenever possible. In addition, by mandating the use of safety tools and providing Safety Ambassadors, Breakoutcon does its very best to make all gaming accessible to everyone.
Depending on the game played, the X-Card for RPGs and the Open Table for boardgames are required. For a full list of safety tools please check out our dedicated page here.
Safety ambassadors are trusted volunteers who are able to mediate conflict and resolve safety issues at Breakoutcon. Find more about them here.
Yes, the Lost and Found can be accessed through the Registration desk.