SimuCon 2020

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SimuCon 2020 Cancelled
Hey everyone, we've been agonizing over this, and we have come to the really sad decision that the best thing to do for our playerbase and everyone's families and friends is to cancel SimuCon this year. We're giving you as much advanced notice as possible so you can do what you need to do with any resources you may have devoted to SimuCon, like airfare or hotel reservations or vacation time. I'm personally very sad, but hang tight, everyone. Assuming this is all wrapped up by next summer, we are gonna have the 'Con of our lives in 2021!
We're still going to offer non-attendee goodie bags (the in-game swag) and put the funds raised from that into the budget for SimuCon 2021. In addition, we're looking at how we can livestream some events, like round table discussion and the State of Elanthia. We'll keep you posted about how we decide to handle that when it gets a little closer, but the plan is to do at least the SoE when it would have been scheduled in St. Louis.
Love, Kveta, Lyneya, Xeraphina

SimuCon 2019 Logo

SimuCon is a yearly gathering in St. Louis near Simutronics headquarters usually taking place near the end of the summer.

OFFICIAL dates for 2020 are Wednesday, August 5 through Sunday, August 9, 2020 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet Hotel. Room reservation link here.

2020 Schedule

SimuCon 2020 Schedule
Day Time Activity Game
August 5
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August 6
ALL DAY Check-in and socialize ALL
1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Soulard Bar Crawl Side Quest
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ladies of HoA Craft Time Side Quest
August 7
ALL DAY Check-in and socialize ALL
11:00 to 12:30 p.m. Ladies of HoA Tea Party Side Quest
August 8
ALL DAY Check-in and socialize ALL
TBD A Land Pirate Pool Party Side Quest
August 9
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  • All event schedules subject to change without notice.

Soulard Bar Crawl

Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Host: Ewin

We all getting Lit with Ewin in the best drinking locale in the historic Soulard. We will hit all the best dive bars and complete quests along the way!

Ladies of HoA Craft Time

Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

Host: Rozy

Join the ladies to fancify your hats for our upcoming Tea Party. We will have plenty of supplies available to make you look your very best. First-time SimuCon attendees are encouraged to attend!

Ladies of HoA Tea Party

Friday 11:00 a.m.

Host: Rozy

Tea, did we say tea? We meant booze. Join the ladies and wear your fancy hats to a boozy brunch at the hotel! Men and women alike are invited, and tutus will be available on request. Prizes for the best hat will be given out - categories to be announced soon!

Dress Code: Frilly, froo-froo, dressy!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does SimuCon cost?

Cost and sign-up information will be available soon.

Where do I sign up?

Sign-up is usually initiated by the GM organizing SimuCon and details are released closer to the event.

Who organizes SimuCon?

Typically GameMasters from Gemstone IV and DragonRealms are the official organizers. However, many players pitch in to plan unofficial events or to offer support. All work is strictly volunteer, so please be sure to thank your organizer team!

What is it like to attend a SimuCon?

SimuCon is a gathering of players and GameMasters for Simutronics games, including Gemstone IV and DragonRealms. The convention includes several events, as listed in the 2020 Schedule, that are planned by both players and staff. In-between events, attendees typically gather at conference tables similar to a large LAN party to play. Board games and other activities are frequently available as well.

How many people attend SimuCon and when do they show up?

SimuCon has experienced a growth spurt over the past three years or so. A current rough estimate would be 100 attendees (GS and DR combined) over the course of the weekend. The main convention days are Thursday through Sunday, although several people arrive on Wednesday and stay through Monday. The convention room is typically setup by Wednesday evening.

What equipment should I bring?

Bring your laptop/computer so that you can play Gemstone during the convention. Internet access and power strips are typically provided. Note: It is not recommended that you leave your equipment unattended in the conference room.

Will I need a car?

Many attendees never leave the hotel. However if you are planning to explore St. Louis, a car is recommended as public transportation options are slim. Lyft and Uber are both operational in St. Louis and are ideal for single trips. For any excursions listed in the schedule, carpool options may be available. A shuttle may be available to and from your hotel for airport travel, but don't forget to bring cash for a tip!

Is SimuCon family friendly?

In general, yes. Some attendees do bring children but activities in the convention room may be of limited interest to them. Note the Attractions section listed below for additional kid-friendly activities available in St. Louis. Please expect to encounter explicit language and consumption of alcoholic beverages, which will increase in the late night hours.

What is the weather typically like?

Missouri is nicknamed "Misery" for its hot and humid summers. For a current local forecast, click here:

Do I need to bring food or beverages?

Depending on funds available, basic snacks will be provided. You are generally on your own for meals and can purchase food at the grocery or restaurant options listed in the Dining/Eating section. SimuCon is strictly BYOB. Alcohol can be purchased in most grocery stores and gas stations in Missouri.

What should I wear?

SimuCon is casual attire unless the schedule for a specific event indicates otherwise. Some events may encourage costumes or themed attire.

Is there a pool?

YES! Pack your bathing suits because the official SimuCon hotel has an outdoor pool! There is even a poolside bar with snacks and beverages (open Friday through Sunday), and towel service is available. It is recommended that you pack sunscreen ahead of time, because the hotel and nearby shops do not stock any! It is also recommended that you bring pool noodles, because pool noodles are wicked cool.

Visitor Information

The convention is typically held at the Sheraton Westport Chalet, located at 191 W Port Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146. Below are some nearby shops and other information for visitors. All distances calculated from the host hotel.


Name Distance Address Link
Sheraton Westport Chalet (Official Hotel, Discounted Rate) onsite 191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146 Booking Link
Sheraton Westport Plaza (Sister Hotel next to the Chalet) onsite 900 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146 Booking Link
Staybridge Suites 0.3 miles 25 Progress Pkwy, St. Louis, MO 63146 Booking Link
Comfort Inn Suites 0.7 miles 12031 Lackland Rd., Saint Louis, MO, 63146 Booking Link
Residence Inn St. Louis Westport 0.6 miles 11918 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 Booking Link
Farfield Inn and Suites St. Louis Westport 0.6 miles 11918 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 Booking Link
Courtyard by Marriott St. Louis Westport 0.7 miles 11888 Westline Industrial Drive, St. Louis, MO 63146 Booking Link


Name Type Distance Address Link
Drunken Fish Sushi onsite 639 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
Fuzzy's Taco Shop Baja Tacos onsite 302 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
IMO's Pizza Pizza onsite 318 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
Kobe Japanese Grill Japanese/Hibachi onsite 645 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
McDonald's Fast Food onsite 25 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
Paul Mineo's Trattoria Italian onsite 333 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
St. Louis Bread Company Coffee/Sandwich/Soup onsite 147 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
Smoothie King Smoothies onsite 324 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
Starbucks Coffee onsite 111 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
Trainwreck Saloon American/Grill onsite 314 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
Dino's Deli Mediterranean onsite 314 West Port Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63146
O'Fallon Brewery Beer/American Food 0.3 mi 45 Progress Pkwy, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Companion Bakery Bakery/Sandwich 1.2 mi 2331 Schuetz Rd, St. Louis, MO 63146

Off-Site Dining

For attendees who want to explore St. Louis cuisine, local players recommend the following restaurants.

Name Type Distance Address Link
DD Mau Vietnamese / Bao 1.3 mi 11982 Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Guerilla Street Food Filipino 1.6 mi 11658 Dorsett Rd., Maryland Heights, MO 63043
Gobble STOP Smokehouse BBQ Poultry 2.8 mi 1227 Castillon Arcade Plaza, Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Nudo House STL Ramen / Japanese 3.0 mi 11423 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63141
Dave & Tony's Premium Burgers 3.2 mi 12766 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63146
Sugarfire Smokehouse BBQ 6.0 mi 9200 Olive Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63132
Salt + Smoke BBQ 9.0 mi 501 S Main St, St. Charles, MO 63301
Midwestern Meat & Drink BBQ 20.4 mi 900 Spruce St, St. Louis, MO 63102
Broadway Oyster Bar Cajun 23.7 mi 736 S Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102
Ted Drewes Famous local frozen custard 21.6 mi 6726 Chippewa, St. Louis, MO 63109
Bombay Food Junkies Vegan Options 5.2 mi 3580 Adie Rd, St Ann, MO 63074


Name Distance Address Link
Target 5.9 mi 12275 St Charles Rock Rd, Bridgeton, MO 63044 website
Costco 13.3 mi 200 Costco Way, St Peters, MO 63376 website
Schnucks Dorsett (Grocery Store) 1.5 mi 2030 Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 website
Gateway Newstands onsite 519 W Port Plaza Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146
Walgreens 1.6 mi 12509 Dorsett Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043 website
BP Gas Station 0.3 mi 11988 Westline Industrial Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146
ALDI 2.6 mi 11745 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 website
Trader Joe's 2.4 mi 11505 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 website
D&J Liquor 1.5 mi 1914 McKelvey Rd, Maryland Heights, MO 63043


Most attractions are a 15-30 minute drive from the hotel. For tourism information, click here:

Name Description Address Link
The Gateway Arch Oh look, it's the Arch 200 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102
Busch Stadium Cardinals Baseball Stadium 700 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102
Forest Park Large public park, home to several free attractions 5595 Grand Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112
St. Louis Zoo Free zoo, located inside Forest Park Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110
St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station Opened Dec. 2019, the otters and spitting fish are worth the admission, skip the wheel 201 S 18th St, St. Louis, MO 63103
St. Louis Art Museum Free art museum, located inside Forest Park 1 Fine Arts Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110
Creve Coeur Lake Park 3.4 mi from the hotel. Trails, kayak rentals, Go Ape 13725 Marine Ave, St. Louis, MO 63146 website
The Muny Outdoor theater, located inside Forest Park 1 Theatre Dr, St. Louis, MO 63112
Missouri Botanical Gardens Outdoor garden 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery Main brewery, offers tours 1200 Lynch St, St. Louis, MO 63118
City Museum Architectural Anomaly/Interactive Art/Climbing Museum 750 N 16th St, St. Louis, MO 63103
Grants Farm Free wildlife park with tram tours and free beer 10501 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123
The Butterfly House Indoor butterfly pavilion 15193 Olive Blvd, Chesterfield, MO 63017
Science Center Kid-friendly interactive museum, includes IMAX and planetarium 5050 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Magic House Kid-friendly interactive museum, includes magic 516 S Kirkwood Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122
Fox Theatre Historic theater, offers tours 527 NORTH GRAND BLVD., St. Louis, MO 63103
St. Louis Neighborhoods Shopping/Nightlife/Exploring Various
Live Music Venues St. Louis is known for its blues and jazz scene Various
Casinos Gambling Various
Cahokia Mounds Ruins of the largest prehistoric civilization north of Mexico, 30 min drive from hotel 30 Ramey Street Collinsville, IL 62234

Attendee List

The below lists are of those people that have made mention that they are attempting to attend the 2020 conference. You may edit this page to add your character to the list.

Prime Players

Platinum Players

Shattered Players

  • Sarcasm

Game Staff

  • Avaluka
  • Estild
  • Haxus
  • Kveta
  • Naiken
  • Quilic
  • Xeraphina

Indiegogo Campaign

The annual Indiegogo Campaign's purpose is to fund expenses for SimuCon, and all funds raised are used for the direct support of the convention. Any funds raised beyond the original goal are used for additional perks such as extra snacks and prizes for attendees.

Currently no campaign link is available, but will likely be available in early June.

See Also