Nuke-Con 2013

The Omaha Area’s Premier Gaming Convention

What is Nuke-Con?

Nuke-Con is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the positive educational, social, and entertainment aspects in all types of gaming hobbies.

Games offer reading, listening, and kinesthetic learning opportunities featuring counting, strategy, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Gathering together offers the opportunity to further the community of learning.

Once a year we host a family-oriented three-day convention that attracts people from all over the country. We also run several one-day game days during the year.

Read more about Nuke-Con and its activities.

How do I attend?

Nuke-Con has something for eveyone!

First off, without Game Masters, Nuke-Con doesn’t go! If you’re a GM and have a game, LARP, tournament or something else that you want to share with hundreds of gamers, we want you!

If you’re an avid gamer, you’ll want to get your member badge and get in to one of our many games. Our programming page will keep you informed on special events we have planned for the weekend of our convention. Want to know more? Connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Are you vendor who is interested Nuke-Con? Check out our vendor info for details on booths and pricing.

We also have space for groups, artists and panels!

If you’re not sure how you fit in, contact us!

How can I help?


There are lots of ways you can help make Nuke-Con a success.

Nuke-Con is an all volunteer organization, but that doesn't mean you have to dedicate months of your life. There are lots of ways at all levels of effort that can REALLY make a difference.

If you have time to help at an event, or a spare hour once a month, we'd appreciate the help! Please contact the volunteer coordinator or check out our volunteers page.


So just who (or what) is 9th Level Games?

Posted on: Wednesday April 16, 2014

The Kobolds are coming!

9th Level Games (9LG) began as a small-press publisher and designer of humorous role-playing games (RPGs). The company was founded by Dan Landis and Chris O’Neill while in high school together in Philadelphia. Even now, we’re just these two guys from the suburbs of Philadelphia making games in the basement (often literally in the basement).

9th Level Games is known for Kobolds Ate My Baby!(KAMB!), the BEER Engine game system, and the first edition of the Ninja Burger RPG. We have developed both the Warhamster and Cthulhu for President role-playing games and numerous supplements for other systems.

We’re also responsible for SATAN! Your New Favorite Game. We apologize.

On a more personal note:

  • Chris’ favorite pizza topping is more cheese

  • Dan’s favorite pizza topping is mushrooms

  • Chris’ favorite supervillan is Black Manta

  • Dan’s favorite supervillan is the Joker

  • Chris would be a catbug

  • Dan would be a silver dragon

We make games, because that’s the best game.

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Come on out and meet the guys behind 9th Level Games at Nuke-Con this year.
There will be Kobolds. So. Many. Kobolds.

It's time to Make a Monster!

Posted on: Tuesday April 8, 2014

The Wicked Weekend of Games are coming!

Will you be prepared for it?

Not until you’ve created a monster for Nuke-Con’s “Make a Monster” contest you won’t!

The monsters are running rampant at Nuke-Con this year, and we need to you to create them!

Nuke-Con’s “Make a Monster” contest – sponsored by – is your chance to design, create, and bring your very own monster to life!

The Contest: Use your imagination to design the most horrible monster you can think of, and then create it! Design its details, write its backstory, illustrate its looks, or even produce the kinds of sounds it makes… all elements of creation are welcome for this contest!

If your monster is horrifying enough, it will wander the hallways and hunt in the dark rooms of the house of BtS as an exclusive monster!

But the very best monstrosity will make an appearance in a Beyond the Supernatural adventure at this year’s Nuke-Con while its creator gets a free Nuke-Con T-shirt!

Click on the link below to read all about it!

Come join the LARP event at Yellow Cake!

Posted on: Wednesday April 2, 2014

We just received word that Megan McGuire will be running a Live-Action Role-Playing game at Yellow Cake this year:

Welcome recruit! You’re here because you are a survivor. What you went through, what you saw, it had to be rough. Eruptions always are.

But now that you are part of the Society we will teach you how to Control your powers, and how to use them to protect people from the same thing that happened to you. Now that you have been Infected with the Flux, you are a Carrier. You are the only possible defense against the Flux – because you have already been exposed and survived.

You might be able to throw fire now, or change into a wolf, or move through walls, but you are a walking time bomb. You can spread the Infection and cause new Eruptions if you lose Control. Remember that. Only the Society can teach you Control. The Society knows what is best. Trust us. And whatever you do – don’t listen to the other Societies. They don’t have your best interests at heart.

Welcome to State of Chaos- Supernatural Live Action Role Play in a world of dire consequence and impending disaster. Become an Agent of one of the Five Societies and defend the city against the Flux that makes you so powerful – and so dangerous. Heavy intrigue, horror, with action and investigation.

Adults Only Please. For 5-20 players, no previous experience required.

What is an Aftershock?

Posted on: Monday March 24, 2014

If you’ve been wondering what an Aftershock is, Nuke-Con staffer Mike G. has this to say:

An Aftershock is what Nuke-Con lovingly calls the one-day gaming events they host throughout the year. Its a unique experience for the gamers in the Omaha area. Its a day out of the ordinary, a break from the routine. While there are many game and comic stores in the Omaha Metro area that offer organized or open gaming on weekends, Aftershocks provide a festive atmosphere and game experiences that one cannot get at local game stores.

Why attend an Aftershock? You get to try new games, play old favorites and hang out with great people!

Are you interested (or even fascinated) in games like Warhammer 40K, Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures, Twilight Imperium or Arkham Horror but don’t feel like dropping hundreds of dollars to jump into them? Try it at an Aftershock!

Are you having a hard time finding people also interested in the games you enjoy?
Find them at an Aftershock!

Or have you been interested in trying the newest version of your favorite RPG, but the rest of your home-game players aren’t ready to sacrifice the current version?
Give it a go at an Aftershock!

Do you have a home-brew game or a print-n-play game and want to introduce it to a fresh batch of players? Sign up to host it at an Aftershock!

Have you created a new adventure and want to playtest it before the main convention? Run it at an Aftershock!

Are you dying to dust off a classic game but struggling to find enough people to join you? Bring that baby to an Aftershock!

Are you just looking for a fun day of gaming? If so, then we’ll see you at the next Aftershock!

Give dad what he really wants for Father's Day this year!

Posted on: Tuesday March 18, 2014

Get dad what he really wants for Father’s Day this year: A Nuke-Con Aftershock game day outing!

Come on out with dear old dad (or with the kids for you dads reading this) for some family fun and gaming!

While all gaming types are encouraged, the theme for this Aftershock will be “family friendly”, so your encouraged to bring out games that the whole family can enjoy!

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X-Wing Demo at Chain Reaction

Posted on: Monday February 17, 2014

Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game where you take control of powerful Rebel X-Wings or nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, the X-Wing Miniatures Game recreates exciting Star Wars space fighter combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission!

You’ve seen it played it at the game stores for the last year. It’s cool and involved. Board Game Geek has it ranked as the 28th most popular game and 3rd on their list of customizable games. Have you been curious about trying it but are a little hesitant because of the price? Well, John Hawley is hosting a game just for you!

Rescue Ambassador Vego’s Shuttle. On a secret mission for the Rebels, Ambassador Vego’s shuttle sent out a distress signal. The ship has been damaged in the Dantooine Asteroid Field. Vader also received the signal and sent a fleet to eliminate the threat. What other dangers lurk in here? Who will win?

John is bringing everything you need to play. All you need to bring is your curiosity, enthusiasm, and die-rolling skills. Here’s your chance. We’ll see you at Chain Reaction: A Nuke Con Aftershock on March 1st at Papillion-La Vista South High School.
Also be sure to check out all the other events at Chain Reaction by checking out the Fallout Shelter on Nuke-Con’s website

2014 Aftershocks are Reaching... Critical Mass!

Posted on: Wednesday January 8, 2014

Nuke-Con, together with Fremont High School Gaming Club are excited to bring you the first 2014 gaming event!

CRITICAL MASS will take place at Fremont High School on February 1, 2014.

HOURS: 10am – 10pm

FEE: $5 at the door. Get a $1 discount by bringing TWO non-perishable food items.

We always need and appreciate GM’s at these events.

Check out our Game Days page for more details!

Nuke-Con 2013 Programming Guide Available for Download

Posted on: Tuesday October 1, 2013

We’re making our 2013 convention programming guide available for download. No fancy story tonight, folks! If you’d like to see what we’re up to and want it in a handy form, here it is.

See everyone soon for a Wicked Weekend of Games!

Nuke-Con 2013 Program

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