South Carolina Area Roleplayers And Boardgamers

Tournament Sponsorship
Hotel Block
Dealers Registration
Artwork Submission
Writing Submission
Game Masters! Find out how to get SCARAB to pay for your hotel room HERE
Tier I GMs - Closed
Gaming Submission
Kids Track Submission
Widows Track Submission

SCARAB Gaming Convention

Columbia Scottish Rites Center

7230 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209

January 12-15, 2018


SCARAB 2017 has come and gone.

Post your favorite memories of SCARAB 2017 on our Facebook page! We had a lot of fun this year and look forward to seeing you at other SCARAB events throughout the year.
August 28, 2016
SCORPION Rocks You Like a Gamer in a Hurricane! Oct 14-16
SCORPION registration is open. Get room and board for 3 days of all the gamer goodness you could want for $63!  Fun camp stuff and a super-relaxed venue. Recharge the batteries, hang with friends, rent a GM for a weekend if you want. All meals provided. No one goes home hungry that's for sure. Come sit by the camp fire and enjoy the weekend with your friendly neighborhood SCARAB Swarm. 
June 21, 2016
Swarm Hits Greenville
Come join the SCARAB Swarm at Boardwalk in Greenville, SC for a great Game Day July 9, 2016!
June 20, 2016
Origins, FreeRPG Day and SCARAB Game Day at Firefly, Ohh My!
Origins was a great convention and the Swarm is back safe and sound. Next up is MegaMooseCon in Richburg, SC July 23-24. Looking forward to this 2-day event. FreeRPG day was pretty good this year. There was a great turn out at Firefly and We Be4 Goblins was a ton of fun! Next up for the Swarm is a Game Day at Firefly June 25, 2016.
June 1, 2016
PaizoCon May
PaizoCon was awesome! It was great seeing so many of our friends in such an awesome setting. Seattle was fun, getting to see the Paizo HQ in Redmond was amazing! Thanks to the great folks at Paizo for such a wonderful event.
May 1, 2016
XCON World May 20-22
SCORPION Was great and now we head to Myrtle Beach to XCON World May 20-22nd, 2016. Hoping for great things to come from XCON World as they continue to more area for gaming. This is always a fun event and we hope to see you there. 
April 1, 2016
Come join us for some relaxing fun at SCORPION Gamer Camp at the YMCA of Lexington, SC. April 15-16. 
March 1, 2016
GnomeCon and ShushCon and Month of Supporting Libraries
Two great events that both support libraries and are both in beach front towns. Come on out to Savannah or Myrtle and get your game on!
February 8, 2016
SCORPION Gamer Camp Registration - Open
Where can you go to get 3 days of gaming, food, and lodging covered for $63? SCORPION Gamer Camp! We are doing two gamer camps this year to benefit our charity the YMCA of Columbia. April 15-17, 2016 and October 14-16, 2016. 
February 7, 2016
The list of events the Swarm will be heading to in 2016 is posted in our calendar. The dates for 2017 are set and we will have a decision on the venue by next week. We have a large number of options this year as several places are interested in getting SCARAB to their venue. Very exciting and very good problem to have. 
January 21, 2016
SCARAB 7 Dates Set
Thanks to all our awesome sponsors, dealers, partners, game masters and players for helping us make it through six great years! SCARAB 7 is set for January 13-16, 2017 here in Columbia, SC.

Mission Statement

To support the roleplaying and boardgaming community and industry by hosting an annual convention that brings gamers together in the spirit of competition and fellowship.
Who or what is SCARAB? 
SCARAB stands for: South Carolina Area Role-players and Board-gamers. We are a group of gamers based in the Columbia, South Carolina region. We game! That's what we do. We travel to retailers, conventions and Meetups to demo a variety of games. We travel to as many events as we can throughout the year. Annually, we will host a gaming convention that we hope is a great experience for everyone who attends and we will work very hard to make it so. We will strive to keep the convention rates and fees as low as possible, to give our guests the best return for their money that we are able to deliver. 

$59.50 Double

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