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LexiCon-IL

Posted in Conventions, Limitless-Adventures.com with tags , , , on February 20, 2019 by boccobsblog
LexiCon-IL

Image by Arcadya Photography

Last year I dipped my toe into the con hosting pool. I prepped and planned for months, and was rewarded with about a foot or more of snow on the day of the event. Oh well, such is life. People had fun, and we ran a lot of games in spite of the weather. This year I’m trying again!

Details

LexiCon-IL
When: 30 March, 2019
Where: Lexington Community Center – 207 W Main St, Lexington IL 61753
Hours: 10 am – 10 pm

Events

  • D&D Adventurer’s League
  • Pathfinder Society
  • Shadowrun Organized Play
  • Dungeon World
  • GURPS
  • Limitless Adventures Playtests
  • Settlers of Catan Tournament
  • Free Board Game Library

Vendors

 

Learn more

 

LexiCon-IL is sponsored by Limitless Adventures

 

 

Gary Con XI Event Registration

Posted in Conventions, Dungeons and Dragons, Limitless-Adventures.com, Uncategorized with tags , , on February 6, 2019 by boccobsblog

garycon

Gary Con is an annual game convention celebrating the life and works of Gary Gygax, the Father of Role Playing Games. We do this by doing what he loved so much in life, playing Games! Join Gary’s children, friends and fellow game enthusiasts as we celebrate a life well-played.

Gary Con will my first con 2019. I was unable to obtain a vendor table, so Mike and I will be running seven 5th Evolution adventures. Event Registration is open now.
Limitless Adventures will run the following events:

781     5th Evolution: Conflict in Carbide City    Thr at 2:00 PM       Forum A (Back)

785     5th Evolution: Mystery in the Sahara      Thr at 2:00 PM        Forum A (Front)

784     5th Evolution: Dusk Playtest                   Fri at 6:00 PM         Forum A (Front)

782     5th Evolution: Tunnel of Terror                Fri at 6:00 PM         Forum A (Back)

786     5th Evolution: Mystery in the Sahara      Sat at 2:00 PM         Forum A (Front)

783     5th Evolution: Tunnel of Terror                Sat at 6:00 PM         Forum A (Back)

780     5th Evolution: Conflict in Carbide City     Sun at 10:00 AM      Forum A (Back)

I hope you can join us for some 5th Evolution!

 

Gen Con 2019 Badge Registration Open

Posted in Conventions, Gen Con 2019 with tags , on January 13, 2019 by boccobsblog

Registration for Gen Con 2019 is now open!

(Just in case you live in the Underdark:)

Gen Con is the original, longest-running gaming convention in the world!

Founded in 1968, Gen Con hosts the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction, and adventure game convention in North America. With 500 exhibiting game companies, award-winning authors and artists, vibrant costumes, thousands of events, family entertainment, food trucks, a beer garden, and the debut of hundreds of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™.

Here are some pictures from last year’s trip:

 

Buy me an 1/18 of a cup of coffee
D&D 5E Core Rulebook Gift Set
Dungeon Mayhem – D&D Card Game
Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica
Waterdeep: Dragon Heist

 

 

GameholeCon 2018

Posted in Conventions, Dungeons and Dragons, Pathfinder with tags , on January 2, 2019 by boccobsblog
GameHoleCon 2019

Pic by Arcadya Photography

GameHoleCon is a tabletop convention held at the Alliant Energy Center  in Madison WI each fall. We attended GHC for Saturday only, and this is our review.

Free Parking
One of the biggest draws for GameholeCon is the parking. If you’ve been to GenCon or another major event then you’re used to paying $25+ a day on parking. The Alliant Energy Center has nearly 6,000 free spots. There was ample free parking. This was a welcome change.

Food & Drink
This is one area that the con really suffered. The concessions in the AEC are limited. The food was expensive and they only carried Pepsi products. If you prefer or need to drink diet soda, then Diet Pepsi is your only choice. Diet Pepsi is somewhere between demon piss and gasoline. The con had a deal where you could get a refillable cup, but again a refillable cup of demon piss isn’t really a win. There were food carts outside the AEC, but the prices were high (I spent 5 dollars on a bottle of soda from a vendor).

If you attend you should know ahead of time, there are no restaurants close to the convention center.

Booze
The AEC sells beer in their concession area. This is a rare find at most cons.

Hotels
The hotels are close to the hall, but many require a short walk outside. This isn’t a bad thing, but should be considered because booking a room. The Clarion Suites is the onsite hotel with an enclosed walkway to the AEC. There were plenty of hotel rooms available for the con (another welcome change).

Vendor Hall
The vendor area is fairly small, but all the major names and usual suspects were in attendance.

Access to Industry Celebs
The most impressive aspect of this small con was the sheer number industry celebs that attended,, and how easy it was to approach and even game with them. On the one day we were in attendance we saw, Matt Mercer, Chris Perkins, Satine Phoenix and Matt Lillard.

In Conclusion
GameHoleCon has all of the features of a large con-True Dungeon, miniature painting, Adventurer’s League, Pathfinder Society, industry celebrity games (maybe more so than a large con). The staff was extremely friendly, and there was plenty of free parking. GameHoleCon is worth visiting and we will be returning.

Gen Con to Stay in Indy Through 2023

Posted in Conventions, Gen Con 2019 with tags , , on November 2, 2018 by boccobsblog

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On October 19 Gen Con stated in their newsletter that they have extended their contract with Indianapolis through 2023. The con’s future was a source of debate as several surveys went out asking con goers if they be amenable to a move. Gen Con has worried that Indy lacked sufficient size and hotel capacity.

According to GenCon.com:

INDIANAPOLIS (October 19, 2018) Gen Con, the largest and longest-running game convention in North America, has agreed to extend its commitment to Indianapolis through 2023. Prompted by the announcement of construction of two new hotels connected to the convention center, Gen Con added an additional year to its deal.
“New hotel developments, along with Indy’s desire for technological upgrades, have made our decision to extend with Indianapolis an easy choice,” said David Hoppe, Gen Con President. “We’re enthusiastic to extend our contract with Indy until 2023, as this new hotel development is a game-changer for Gen Con and will allow us to continue our record-breaking expansion. We’d like to thank the Indy CIB, Mayor Hogsett and his team, the hard-working folks at Visit Indy, and the business leaders of Indianapolis for their continued foresight and commitment to making Indy the top destination for conventions in North America.”

Setting a new attendance record in 2018, the convention surpassed 60,000 unique attendees over its four days. Gen Con 2018 featured more than 520 game companies, more than 600 new games, 17,000 ticketed events, and a significant increase in programming in Lucas Oil Stadium. The convention plans to continue its development of Lucas Oil Stadium as a new hub of convention growth.

“When the JW Marriott Indianapolis opened in 2011, our convention was able to expand and support a record number of guests, which at the time was about 37,000 attendees,” said David Hoppe, Gen Con President. “Now, seven years later, Gen Con has nearly doubled in attendance, and we’re confident that the newly announced lodging additions in Indy will let us expand again, netting millions of dollars per year in new economic development for Indianapolis.”

Gen Con will return to Indianapolis August 1-4, 2019.

 

Chicago TARDIS

Posted in Conventions, Dr. Who with tags , , on October 3, 2018 by boccobsblog

CT

While at Wizard World Chicago I learned about a Dr. Who convention being held on November 23 – 25 in the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. According to their website:

Chicago TARDIS, the Midwest’s Premier Doctor Who event, brings together nearly 2000 fans each Thanksgiving weekend to celebrate the world’s longest-running science fiction television show. Started in 2000, the convention has been growing in scope every year, with attendance exploding as the show’s popularity in the United States has blossomed. You can get an overview of all our events our history page. If you’d like to contact us, please use the form on the contact page— but if you’re a member of the press, please read our press policy first!

Who
Guests so far include:

Richard Ashton
Jon Davey
Simon Fisher-Becker
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Graeme Harper
Frazer Hines
Rosie Jane
Christopher Jones
Pearl Mackie
Ian McNeice
Ross Mullan
Kelly Yates

When
November 23 – 25, 2018

Where
Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center
Lombard, IL 60148
1-630-719-8000

Learn more at http://chicagotardis.com/trion/

Gamehole Con

Posted in Conventions, Dungeons and Dragons with tags on September 26, 2018 by boccobsblog

GHC

Here’s another game con that has been getting a lot of buzz in the last few years. Gamehole Con will be held on November 8 – 11th at the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall, Madison, Wisconsin. According to their website:

Gamehole Con is the largest tabletop gaming convention in the upper Midwest.

Tabletop gamers from around the country gather each November in Madison, WI for this carnival of gaming. Gamehole Con is all about tabletop gaming and all the fun that goes with it. The convention features role-playing games, board games, fantasy and historical miniature gaming, and collectible card games. Gamehole Con is for the fantasy and adventure tabletop gaming enthusiast. Gamehole Con features the best guests in the industry, an unbelievable Dealer Hall and of course, lots and lots of gaming! If you are a tabletop gaming fan, do not miss Gamehole Con!

Learn more at https://www.gameholecon.com/ and if you attend let us know how it was.