About AppleCon

AppleCon Maine is the premiere tabletop RPG convention of southern Maine settled in the destination town of Cornish Maine during the beginning of Maine’s fall apple and leaf-peeping season. We are a family-friendly con with a focus on tabletop games related to Role Playing and adventure for all ages and experience levels.

Games vary from Dungeons & Dragons to Magic the Gathering, War-gaming, board games and more.

AppleCon is founded by Fail Squad Games CEO Lloyd Metcalf and September 2019 is set to be AppleCon 1!

Come join us for games, adventure, and fun all weekend long!

We are hosting a number of exciting events all weekend including but not limited to:

  • Dungeons & Dragons 5E
  • Cyberpunk 2020
  • Old School Dungeons & Dragons (Oe, BECMI, 1E, 2E)
  • Magic the Gathering Tournaments
  • Wargaming with terrain
  • LARPing *Not confirmed
  • Board Games
  • Circvs Maximvs tournament (Chariot races)
  • …And more – Stay tuned to our Facebook and website pages

Welcome to Our Town

This September 20-22 in Cornish Maine Fail Squad Games is proud to host AppleCon 1. The first ever tabletop gaming convention in our southern Maine community.

The Inn at Cornish on Main Street has provided us with full access to the entire space for our event. The Inn is a 200+ year old Victorian inn with a real warmth and friendly faces. We can’t wait for you to join us at AppleCon 1 – This is just the beginning!

Why AppleCon?

We chose the name because we are leading the charge into apple season here in Maine in late September. The weekend following AppleCon is Cornish’s AppleFest. All the orchards are open for fall apple picking, hot cider, fudge, music and activities for both weekends and beyond. Cornish is an idyllic Maine town with vibrant foliage, plenty of antique stores, restaurants, and a hometown “New England feel”. We are about 45 minutes inland of Portland and about as far from the White Mountains of New Hampshire. From here you can find whale watches at the coast or scenic narrow-gauge railroad tours up the white mountains.

After you are done hunting goblins, dragons, and saving the world, you will have plenty of rivers, lakes, foliage, and shops to take in locally. Maine has world famous lobster and seafood and there are plenty of places to find it fresh around here in abundance.

Main Street in Cornish has been revitalized and reborn with many small businesses. Restaurants, antique stores, crafters, music stores, coffee stores and more have found their homes in historical buildings that were literally moved to the valley from the surrounding hills by oxen in the town’s long history. This is our hometown, and we are waiting to show you around.

AppleCon is lucky enough to be located between two popular local gaming stores. Both owners will be present! Crossroad Games from Standish is vending in the barn and bringing the boardgame library. Dungeon Tower Games from North Conway, NH is managing our Magic the Gathering tournament. Both stores bring a load of gaming experience and knowledge to AppleCon and they are more than happy to talk about games and more.