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NJCON Fire in the East Inactive Member18 Nov 2015 11:10 a.m. PST

Mark your calendars.

We are pleased to announce this years dates…
Fire in the East (NJCON 8) will be held on June 10th and 11th, 2016.

We will be returning again this year to the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison, NJ. (97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837)

Our name has changed, but this remains one of the most fun and action filled weekends of gaming to be found on the east coast.

Come see what makes this New Jersey's Premier Wargaming Convention!
-Games of most any historical period or genre.
-Several tournaments are being planned including ADLG, FOW and more…
-Vendors for all your hobby needs
-Bring and Buy (What treasure will you find this year?)
-Several great food options
-Local hotels listed on our website

Our Website:

Feast your eyes on the many exciting and visually stunning games that are presented every year.

More information will be posted on the website in the coming months. Hope to see everyone there!

Fire in the East (NJCON8)

Millercop16 Inactive Member18 Nov 2015 1:33 p.m. PST


Got my t shirt before you.
Ed Miller

Rogues118 Nov 2015 2:42 p.m. PST

NJCON 8 "The Ocho". Pepper's got to change his shorts!

Rotundo18 Nov 2015 5:48 p.m. PST

Ya know when I was in Puerto Rico my nick name was "Loco Ocho". We should adopt that.

114th Pennsylvania20 Nov 2015 7:06 p.m. PST

I got mine a day later than you. It has M1A1 Abrams on it just in time for Team Yankee release! Sweet!

Looking forward to the show. NJCON8 "The Ocho"
Usually you pay double for that kind of action, Cotton!

Millercop16 Inactive Member21 Nov 2015 10:44 p.m. PST


EJNashIII20 Dec 2015 11:03 p.m. PST

June 10, 11. Friday and Saturday. No Sunday?

NJCON Fire in the East Inactive Member21 Dec 2015 11:19 a.m. PST

Hello EJ,
The show has always been held on Friday and Saturday only. Sundays have never been a very popular day for gaming in our area.

Fire in the East/NJCON 8 Staff

pvi99th21 Dec 2015 2:12 p.m. PST

Recently Sunday hasn't been popular in recent days, for the HMGS East conventions either.

I remember playing in some really fun games at Fall In on Sunday morning. This year there were only a handful of games on Sunday.

114th Pennsylvania25 Dec 2015 8:07 a.m. PST

Hello EJNashIII,

Sunday attendance would not support the additional rental cost. The Friday- Saturday model has worked well for us over the years. We have doubled our attendance over the last few years.

Hope you can join us this year it should be another great show.

mikeygees Inactive Member08 Feb 2016 9:39 p.m. PST

Lovely website, nice photos of past cons!!!

NJCON Fire in the East Inactive Member09 Feb 2016 10:29 a.m. PST

Thanks. I would have suggested that you come join us, but it's a bit of a haul from Washington State!

March is almost upon us and GM Game Registration will be here in about a month.

Time to put the finishing touches on all those great games!

FITE (NJC8) Staff

pvi99th09 Feb 2016 12:06 p.m. PST

Can't wait!!

This convention is great! And no, I am not a paid spokesman.

We should be putting finishing touches on things??? I'm in trouble then. I know what I am doing but just not anywhere near done.

d effinger09 Feb 2016 5:34 p.m. PST

I've never been to NJCON. What are the hours that it opens and closes? Is there a lot of space for open gaming?



114th Pennsylvania09 Feb 2016 6:37 p.m. PST

Hello Don,

Website is

Friday- High Noon until things die down…must be closing by midnight

Saturday- 9 AM until clean up/Breakdown. Usually out by 1 AM

We had open gaming but its very few tables since we mostly have GMs running their games. Around 50 games last year and Several Tourneys. I have some small tables available in the main Hallway- 4 x 6 size.

TRUgamer09 Feb 2016 6:44 p.m. PST

Hours are 12-1 Friday and 8am-1am on Saturday.
I wouldn't say there is a lot of room for pickup games. Friday usually has some room. Saturday's are typically very full. Ask one of the staff to help you find a spot… If there is room we'll gladly accommodate you.

Don't worry pvi99th… Neither am I!


Tyler32614 Feb 2016 7:00 a.m. PST

Any idea which vendors will be attending?

114th Pennsylvania14 Feb 2016 8:58 a.m. PST

Hello Tyler326

We let the vendors that have supported us over the years have first crack at returning, but we are getting increasing pressure from New Vendors that want in at our show. Our loyal vendor list has been as follows

Windsword LLC
Age of Glory
On Military Matters
Silver Eagle
Maplewood Hobbies
Brigade Games
Warstore Collectibles

We usually finalize our list right after Cold Wars. So we will post our vendor list in Mid-March.

We will update on

d effinger14 Feb 2016 9:41 a.m. PST

114th Pennsylvania,

Thanks for the info. It's on my calendar now. I will make an effort to be there.


NJCON Fire in the East Inactive Member01 Mar 2016 8:06 p.m. PST

Online GM Registration opens today, March 1st. Spread the word!
GM's register here!

Fire in the East (NJCON 8)
New Jersey Convention and Expo Center
Edison, New Jersey
June 10th & 11th 2016

Come see what makes this New Jersey's Premier Wargaming Convention!
-Scores and scores of games of all periods and genres
-Tournaments (see website for updates!)
-Vendors for all your hobby needs
-Bring and Buy (Sell your stuff! Out with the old, in with the new!)
-Onsite and local food options

We have some great games being planned… come and see what you have been missing. Join us!

-Fire in the East (NJCON 8)

NJCON Fire in the East Inactive Member02 Mar 2016 6:44 a.m. PST

GM registration is now open. See previous post!

(Bumping this since the message boards did not seem to refresh last night)

-Fire in the East (NJCON 8)

pvi99th02 Mar 2016 1:17 p.m. PST

I am registered. Just need to write up the games I am running and submit them.

NJCON Fire in the East Inactive Member03 Mar 2016 10:55 a.m. PST

How did you find our new registration process? We would be very interested in your feedback.

We revamped our GM/Attendee registration to allow users to go back and change their game details whenever needed.

We hope you find it helpful.

-Fire in the East (NJCON 8)

pvi99th03 Mar 2016 12:45 p.m. PST

I really liked it. The process, because it was different, was surprising, but it was very easy to do and navigate.

I am really happy to be able to change game details as needed, not that I have ever really needed to. It just seems more user friendly.

NJCON Fire in the East Inactive Member04 Mar 2016 5:00 a.m. PST

Great to hear!

We've been receiving very good feedback so far with some of the games being registered.

Thanks for registering!

-Fire in the East (NJCON 8)

47Ronin04 Mar 2016 9:30 a.m. PST

We know the games will be great, but NJCON really means one thing:


Hope to see you there.

TRUgamer04 Mar 2016 10:19 a.m. PST

Personally I think of Harold's NY Deli down the street.
Are YOU up to the Harold's challenge?!


114th Pennsylvania08 May 2016 7:14 a.m. PST

Hello All,

One month to go until Fire in the East NJCON8!

Looking forward to gaming and my annual visit to Harold's Deli for Corn Beef Special. Yummmmmmm

Hope to see you there. Updates on

Drusilla1998 Inactive Member13 May 2016 8:58 a.m. PST

Looking forward to 2 lbs of pastrami at Harold's deli…….

Oh, and a diet coke of course!

47Ronin22 May 2016 10:11 a.m. PST

Less than a month to go until NJCON.

Looking forward to the games and the food trucks.

Hope to see you there.

NJCON Fire in the East Inactive Member30 May 2016 6:42 p.m. PST

Gearing up for the big weekend of June 10th & 11th!

The deadline for online pre-registration for the low rate of $16 USD is Sunday June 5th!

Sign-ups for Tournaments ADLG, FOW and Bolt Action.

See you there!


TRUgamer03 Jun 2016 9:10 a.m. PST

There are currently 16 sign ups for this years first ADLG tournament!
Wow. Not bad for the first year!

There are also the FOW and Bolt Action tournaments.

Vendor room and Bring and Buy will be full so bring some extra coin.


114th Pennsylvania04 Jun 2016 8:27 a.m. PST

One week to go! I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the show.

Friday 12 PM- 11 PM
Saturday 8 AM – 11 PM

Hope to see you all there

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