The Gaming Hoopla is the biggest little convention in the country. It's held semiannually (in the spring and fall) in southern Wisconsin. All proceeds from the Gaming Hoopla are donated to the American Cancer Society through the Knutson Family and Tastefully Simpletuns Relay for Life Teams. The current venue is just outside of Janesville, Wi. The entire GenCon games library is available at the Hoopla for attendees to use.
More info: http://boardgamegeek.com/guild/677 -or- http://gaminghoopla.com/
The human race, to which so many of my readers belong, has been playing at children's games from the beginning, and will probably do it till the end, which is a nuisance for the few people who grow up. - GKC