Greetings! I have a Games Library Day reminder plus a little bit of new info! For those of you who were at the U-Con wrap-up meeting last night you heard a little about this but for everyone else, we’ve decided to do monthly ConComesque (sorta) get togethers. We’ll take the first hour of Games Library Day to talk shop about U-Con, ask questions, answer questions, brainstorm, problem solve and lastly, socialize in general. And also eat and drink if you’ve a mind to. You don’t have to be on the ConCom to attend and you don’t have to attend if you don’t want to, but if you’ve ever been curious about U-Con, this is a good way to satiate that curiosity. After a brief gab session we’ll break away and do gaming proper so you won’t miss out on any GLD goodness.
December Games Library Day: 12/11/16 from Noon to 4pm (officially. So far there’s nothing planned after us so we can game until the cows come home.)
December U-Con Enthusiast Get Together (This needs a better name!) 12/11/16 Noon to 1PM.
Come join us!
It’s been one week since U-Con but that doesn’t mean you have to go without gaming: December’s Games Library Day is right around the corner! Wander over to Arbor Brewing Company (ABC) Microbrewery in Ypsilanti (map) (or as us locals keep calling it The Corner Brewery) on December 11th from noon to 4pm and get your game on. I’ll bring a select portion of the Games Library and you are welcome to bring any of your games that you’d like to play.
Also, as an after con treat, here are the 2017 Games Library Days.
2017 Games Library Day Schedule
Start time 12:00; End time (official) 4:00. Later if there isn’t anything else using that space.
May 7th (First Sunday!)
Pre-registration has ended and online registration has begun. Tickets and badges are still available for purchase, however Saturday and Weekend badges are now listed for our at-the-door prices.
Wed, 11/2 11:59p
ONLINE Registration ENDS
Thu, 11/10 8p-9p
Online Reg materials avail for pick-up
Fri, 11/11 8a
ONSITE Registration OPENS
Online Reg Materials Pick-up Time & Location
If you registered online before Wed, 11/2 11:59p, you can pick-up your registration materials (badges, tickets, t-shirts, Gamemaster packets) from us in the Marriott Eagle Crest lobby, right next to the View Bar from 8p-9p, Thu, 11/10.
If you can’t make it, please pick up your materials at Registration during registration hours, beginning Fri, 11/11 8a.
For our con book and t-shirt, we selected the theme of “Pirates vs Superheroes” as a tribute to all our guests of honor. Dobby Doodles captured that idea with this great art. The Con Book is now available for download.
Just a few of the things we wanted to remind you of this week.
New Artemis Events
Something new for U-Con. We’re hosting Artemis, a live, starship bridge simulator (via networked computers) for up to 6 players. (Please note: NO RIBBONS) Check it out at:
More Gaming Events Have Been Added
U-Con has more events than ever before! For those of you who have already pre-registered, you can see if there’s something else you’d like to play at:
Hotel Reservation Deadline: This Friday 10/14, 11:59p
Interested in staying at the beautiful, affordable, and adjoining Marriott Eagle Crest Ypsilanti during U-Con? See information on how to reserve today at:
Volunteer With Us
U-Con only succeeds with the help of our Volunteers. Please consider lending us a hand (and save yourself some money). Find details and our Volunteer application form at:
Thanks, and see you at the Con!
U-Con PRE-REG IS OPEN today (9/22) at 11 AM!
Check out our events & programming and join us for THREE full days of gaming and fun: Friday, Nov 11th through Sunday, Nov 13th once again at the beautiful Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.
* Order your U-Con badge (required for entry) at:
* Then, register for gaming events at:
Thanks and see you soon!
U-Con Team 2016
A first-time attendee contact us today with questions. Here is a heavily edited version of that conversation to help other folks who are attending their first U-Con!
First Timer: I’m wondering how the games work, here. I’ve never been to a gaming convention, so it’s new to me.
U-Con: Hi! First convention? We are honored!
First Timer: Looking at your schedule, there are a ton of games I want to try to play. Obviously there are only a certain number of available spots at each game. Do you have to pre-register to play those games? Read more ›
We sent out notice yesterday to our gamemasters. Now we’re letting everyone know.
U-Con: November 11-13, 2016 at Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
Before preregistration goes live, we’d like to give you a chance to review the event schedule. Our event list is up on our website. However, ticket selection and purchases are still disabled.
Gamemasters, please contact us if you have any concerns about the schedule or how your event is listed. The easiest way to look at your schedule is to use the search page. Please type your last name or your group name into the event search, e.g. Wick or Amorphous. You can also check to ensure your event is listed on appropriate tracks. Please use the event browse page and click on your track. Then use the find feature of your web browser (ctrl-f) to look for your name.
Preregistration will open Thursday September 22 at 11 AM EST.
Thank you for being a part of U-Con. Though our opening of preregistration was delayed, we are quite pleased with the selection of events. If we are missing games you want to play, please let us know or consider submitting additional events. We will keep Event Submission open as long as we can.
Gamemasters! U-Con’s event submission deadline is Friday 9/16 at 11:59p. Submit your events at: https://www.ucon-gaming.org/reg/gcs/gm/submit.php
As always, Gamemasters earn their badge refund for running 6 hours of events at U-Con. However, now gamemasters who go above and beyond by running a total of 16 hours of games can earn a Play Games All Weekend Ribbon.
Bill Webb, Frog God Games
Having loved last year’s convention, Bill Webb has graciously agreed to return for his second U-Con! Bill Webb is the founder of Frog God Games, one of the largest 3rd party publishers in the gaming industry. Read more about Bill and all our guests of honor.