October 21st - 23rd, 2016

Location:  Mercy Sportscore 2 Complex

8800 East Riverside Blvd., Rockford, Illinois 61111

Special Thanks to


Dan Houser


who created our logo (and color scheme) for 2016!

Welcome to What-Khan Game Convention! Thank you to all our attendees in 2015; you made the convention full of the awesomeness we have come to know and love of Rockford's Game Convention! This year we would be thrilled if you could join us! The convention, as you know by now, features historical and fantasy miniature gaming, collectible miniatures, role-playing, board gaming, and other events that cover the entire spectrum of adventure gaming. The best part is that What-Khan is being brought to you by the same staff who brought you Rock-Con!



This is the Rockford Convention you are looking for!

Tentative Schedule

Admission Prices

Latest News

Updated 10/22/16

Hotel Accomodations






Open Gaming  2 PM - 6 PM

Slot 1               7 PM - 11 PM

Slot 2               9 AM - 1 PM

Slot 3               2 PM - 6 PM

Slot 4               7 PM - 11 PM

Slot 5              9 AM - 1 PM

Event Closes  2 PM

Dealers Area

Set up until   12 - 630 PM

Optional:      4 PM - 9 PM

9:30 AM - 6:30 PM

9:30 AM - 1 PM

Registration Desk

12 PM - 11 PM

8 AM - 11 PM

8 AM - 2 PM


Drop off: 3 PM - 5 PM

Drop Off:  9 AM - 12 PM

Bidding:    10 AM - 2:30 PM

Bidder Pickup:  3:30 PM

Payout:   5 PM


* Event Registration will close OCTOBER 1ST!  Games submitted after 10/1/16 will be reviewed on a case by case basis and may not make it into the printed program book but descriptions will be available on site for those approved by the event coordinator late.


* Player Registration will close OCTOBER 7th! Discounted weekend registration ends 10/7/16 but you can still pre-register to avoid long lines at the door.


* Dealer Registration will close October 1st!

Admission pricing for 2016 is as follows:


Pre-Registration (form and payment received or postmarked by Midnight, October 7th, 2016):

  • Single Day $15.00
  • Weekend $25.00 (this is a $20.00 discount)


Registration after the above deadline or at the door:

  • Single Day $15.00
  • Weekend $30.00 (this is a $15.00 discount)


Judges receive a badge FREE for the day(s) their approved game(s) are scheduled. If a judge has been approved to run 3 events or a tournament at the convention they will have a Weekend Badge waiting for them at Registration FREE of charge.  If you wish to submit a game for approval, please fill out Event Registration AFTER you have completed registration.


**What-Khan appreciates our Military, Firefighter and Police (active duty and veteran) Attendees and will offer discounted admission on-site with ID showing proof of service (DEERS Card, DD214, etc). If you choose to pre-register at the "normal" price, we can refund the difference at the Reception Desk with verified ID.


Badges will be issued on-site at the Reception Desk. Your badge IS your access to the convention. Please keep with you and be prepared to show it to Convention Staff. If you misplace your badge, you will have to pay for a new one (pre-registered attendees get a discount on replacement badges).

What-Khan would like to welcome NAVCON as they join us this year!! Some may be familiar with the Milwaukee based naval game convention from prior years. This year NAVCON and What-Khan are joining forces and conventions! The What-Khan staff is very excited and would like to thank NAVCON for this opportunity to join with staff, judges, vendors and attendees from another local and well loved convention. NAVCON games will have dedicated floor space at the convention and we hope to see  you all in October.




Please note that we are always plotting and planning this GREAT event and therefore information on this site is subject to change. Please check back frequently for updates and additional information!


  • Silent Auction links were updated. Please note that Auction forms will be downloaded from the Auction website linked to this site.
  • Volunteers needed - please consider donating some of your time as a Minion!
  • Quality Inn and Suites, Loves Park has worked with us to open up a block of hotel rooms for reservation. Please see "Hotel Reservations" section here on this page.
  • Registration is OPEN for attendance but at the regular price $30 for a weekend badge.
  • Registration has closed for Event Submissions. Any submissions made after the 10/1/16 deadline will be reviewed on a case by case basis and if accepted, will not make the Program nor will the judge qualify for discounted admission.






What-Khan has reserved a block of rooms at the Quality Inn for the 2016 Convention!


Quality Inn is located at 4313 N. Bell School Road, Loves Park, IL 61111.



The block has been reserved for Friday, October 21st and Saturday, October 22nd with check out on Sunday.  Please call (815) 282-9300 to reserve your room and tell them you are with "What-Khan 2016" for the reserved rates of $99.99 per night for a King or $109.99 per night for Queen. Rates are for 2 person occupancy, each additional person add $10 per night (except children).


Each Guest Room offers: shower, mini-refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Bed with comfortable premium mattress and linens, generous supply of pillows and soft plush blanket.  Hotel's other amenities include: Fitness Center, Indoor heated pool; Business center with copy, print and fax machines; Free hot, fresh and health breakfast; Free WiFi; Free weekday newspaper; and free coffee.  Hotel is easy driving distance from the Convention location.


The block of rooms close on September 28, 2016!

Many thanks to our generous Sponsor!!


To remain updated, please follow us on Social Media:

This is the official web site of the What Khan Convention, LLC. To report a problem with this site, please email webmaster (at) what-khan.com.

©2014-2016 What Khan Convention LLC.