Hotlead 2025

21, 22 & 23 March 2025 at Best Western Plus The Arden Park, Stratford, ON, Canada

What are you getting yourself into?

There are five game time slots: Friday evening (7:00 PM), Saturday morning (9:30 AM), Saturday afternoon (2:00 PM), Saturday evening (7:00 PM), and Sunday morning (9:00 AM). Attendees can register to participate in games on the day of. Any tournaments that require pre-registration will be listed as such with instructions how to contact the Game Master.

Game Pre-Registration
There is limited pre-registration available using an email form. For instructions go here. Pre-Registration opens on 1 February 2025. The deadline for Pre-Registration is midnight 15 March 2025.

Bring & Buy

Each year attendees are invited to bring wargaming related consignment items to sell. If you have a need to clear up space (even if only to fill it again with more models), we tend to have a room full of interested buyers. Our staff run the consignment operations, and we collect a portion of the profit to add to Hotlead’s annual charitable donation. Want to know how it works? Please check out the Bring & Buy page for instructions and forms.


Cash only please. Hotlead does not take electronic payment.

(14 years and older)
Junior Gamer
(13 years and younger)
Full Weekend Pass$40.00$15.00


The Arden Park Hotel
Ontario Street
P.O. Box 1040
Stratford, ON
Canada N5A 6W4
877 788 8818 – Reservations
519 275 2936 – Front Desk
519 275 2938 – Fax


Game Masters

Looking to do more at Hotlead this year? Why not register as a Game Master (GM) or Dungeon Master (DM) and run your own scenario? Click here for instructions regarding registration. Welcome to the team. 


Conventions are all about finding people who like the same stuff as you do. Some of the more passionate wargaming enthusiasts in the room are bound to be our vendors.

There are booths around the perimeter of the gaming room selling anything from codex books and models, to board games and more. Check in and see who’s selling this year.

Information about Stratford, ON

Making the trip to Stratford for Hotlead this year? More than the home of our humble convention, this beautiful city has much to offer. Check out Tourism Stratford for some ideas how to get the most out of your trip this year. Maybe you can even squeeze in a visit to The Stratford Shakespeare Festival for an amazing show.