FAQ

GENERAL QUESTIONS

Breakoutcon is a table-top gaming convention that normally takes place annually during ‘March Break’. However, due to ongoing Covid-19 concerns, we chose to move the Breakout dates to July for 2022. The convention has all types of games, panels, tournaments and even a bring-and-buy auction - there’s something here for everyone.
Breakout 2022 will be held July 15-17 at the Sheraton Centre in downtown 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 (below City Hall), located across the street from the convention centre at 110 Queen Street West.
Unfortunately not. Public wifi is not provided by our venue.
Yes! Discount rates at the Sheraton and how to get them can be found here.
Yes! You can find our Facebook page here, our Twitter handle is @BreakoutCon and so is our Instagram. Feel free to @ us, or tag your posts with the hashtag #Breakoutcon2022.

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, Guest Boardgaming events and Tournaments, we recommend you sign up in advance after you have bought your ticket. You can find our schedule here (available soon).
Yes, there will be tournaments for certain games at Breakoutcon. You can find our schedule here (available soon).
Certain events, may be restricted due to content. Some roleplaying games may be labeled as ‘family friendly’, perfect for those younger gamers.
The 2022 event will be smaller in scale this year and due to that, there will not be a dedicated Family Gaming hall. In addition, 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.
That’s wonderful! Please see our Volunteer page here for our form and requirements.

TICKETING AND BADGES

Tickets for all days are available for purchase now! You can register 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.
Absolutely, though the 2022 event will be smaller in scale this year and due to that, there will not be a dedicated Family Gaming hall. In addition, 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.
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.
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.