April Showers Bring May Games Library Day

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Not that I’m doing rain dances, but if it happens to be gloomy out this coming Sunday, come on down to the Pub Formerly Known as the Corner (Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery) for games and general awesomeness. I have some packed in the Games Library Bucket in case you wondered. I also have some fun games packed away but as usual, if there is a game from the Games Library you’d like to see, let me know in the comments (or on Facebook) and I’ll pack it.

Games Library Day – April
Sunday, April 13th
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti (or the Pub formerly known as The Corner Brewery(map)

According to the ABC Microbrewery schedule, we are on for May 11th but that’s Mother’s day this year. I will contact the Pub and get things straightened out. Meanwhile, the PLAN is to unofficially crash the Corner on the Saturday before Mother’s day.

Days of Future Gaming:
May 10th (Unofficial crashing!)
June 8
July 13
September 14
October 12
November 9

-JQuirk

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B.L.O.C. + U-Con = ITT Day Fun!

tabletopdaylogoHey, Gamers, what are you doing for the Holiday??

It’s International TableTop Day!

Come and rub elbows with your friends, your (game) enemies & your family this Saturday at the Canton Public Library from 12 p to 6p.

B.L.O.C. and U-Con are celebrating together, so we’ll have the U-Con Games Library, great B.L.O.C. game teachers, and some fabulous prize giveaways!

Event is free!

So, come on over and celebrate with your fellow gamers!

Check out the U-Con games library and contact us to request a specific game to be there! See our games library inventory for the list of games.

What: International TableTop Day
Where: Canton Public Library, Community Room – See Map
When: 12p – 6p
Cost: Free

B.L.O.C is the Boardgamers League of Canton that hosts monthly meetups on the first Saturday of every month at the Canton Public Library. Check it out here.

U-Con Games Library hosts a monthly get together on Sundays at ABC Microbrewery Ypislanti (formerly known as the Corner Brewery). Check out our website for the dates.

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March Madness Games Library Day

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Seriously, March? 3-4 inches of Snow? You do know thems fightin’ actions. I propose we show winter what for and gather at the Pub Formerly Known as the Corner Brewery (Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery) to play warm, sunny themed games. I’ll pack Africana, Havana, Tahiti, and other warm place sounding games in the Games Library Go Bucket. If there are any games from the Games Library you’d like to see, let me know in the comments (or on Facebook) and I’ll pack them in the bucket.

Games Library Day – March
Sunday, March 9th
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti (or the Pub formerly known as The Corner Brewery(map)

Days of Future Gaming:
April 13
June 8
July 13
September 14
October 12
November 9

-JQuirk

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Total Attendance 2013

Our attendance figures are in!

2013: 633

2012: 528

Making this convention fun and welcoming convention for gamers is our goal.  We want it to be worth talking about!  Please join us and ask your friends to come as well.

U-Con 2014, November 14-16
Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

- U-Con Board

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February U-Con Games Library

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Greetings Gamers! Woah, it’s February already and Games Library Day is this weekend! I am not prepared for February, but I will be prepared for GLD. I’ll be bringing the travel bucket with a selection of games from the Games Library to The Pub Formerly Known as The Corner Brewery this Sunday (they have officially switched names but it’s still the same old place we always game at). If there’s something you would like to play from the Library, drop me a note here or any of the other U-Con media sites (or even in person, occasionally that does happen) and I’ll pack it in the games bucket.

Games Library Day – February
Sunday, February 9th
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti (or the Pub formerly known as The Corner Brewery(map)

Days of Future Gaming:
March 9
April 13
June 8
July 13
September 14
October 12
November 9

Playing Dominion at the...November Games Library Day. I think.

Playing Dominion at the…November Games Library Day. I think.

-JQuirk

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U-Con Games Library Day: 2014 Kick-off!

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Happy 2014 everyone! I thought I’d post about the upcoming Games Library Day in January and invite you all to come play. I got some awesome games over the winter break and I’m excited to share so if you’ve never played AttrAction, Hanabi, Beer and Vikings or Bohnanza, I’ll bring them along. Of course, I’ll also be bringing the travel bucket of selected games chosen from the Games Library. If there’s something you would like to play from the Library to celebrate a whole new year of gaming, leave a suggestion and I’ll pack it in the games bucket.

Games Library Day – January
Sunday, January 12th
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ The Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti (map)

Days of Future Gaming:
February 9
March 9
April 13
June 8
July 13
September 14
October 12
November 9

Also a heads up: The Corner Brewery will be changing its name to Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in January. I’ll come up with a hybrid sign which reflects this but also lets people know that it’s really the same place we’ve been going to for quite a while now. Just an FYI.

-JQuirk

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U-Con Games Library Day: December Edition

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As the song goes, “Baby it’s cold outside” so why not warm up with a game or two at the Corner Brewery for December’s Games Library day? I’ve been doing some Christmas shopping lately and looking at all the fabulous games that are out there so let’s make it a theme. Bring a game you think would be a splendid find under the tree, near the menorah, or however you give gifts this season and we will get some tables going playing these awesome games. Don’t have a game to suggest or want to play something from the Games Library? Leave a suggestion and I’ll pack it in the go bucket to arrive on Sunday at the Corner.

Games Library Day – December
Sunday, December 8th
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
@ The Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti (map)

Pssst…I have a present for all of you – Future GLD days in 2014!!:
January 12
February 9
March 9
April 13
June 8
July 13
September 14
October 12
November 9

You may notice a lack of May, August and December dates in the above list, that’s because I’m only informing you of the “Official dates”. I’m not sayin’ we are going to crash the bar side during the unscheduled months but there is a really good possibility that we will. Stay tuned to the usual U-Con channels to find out when guerrilla gaming will happen (in the months of May, August and December).

-JQuirk

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U-Con 2014 Dates Announced!

November 14-16, 2014
Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

We hope to see you back!

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Did you get your prereg shirt?

Did everyone who paid for a shirt during preregistration get their shirt?

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New event: Dr. Who 50th Anniversary Saturday at the View Bar

There’s a big hoopla with Dr. Who this weekend.  If you are a Whovian, you probably already know about this.  To accommodate, the hotel is going to turn on BBC America for us in the View Bar area.  You can watch the 50th Anniversary Episode on Saturday at 2:50 pm or 7:00 pm in the View bar.

Please be kind and avoid discussing spoilers at U-Con!

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2013 Friends of U-Con

We received many generous donations to our prize support and games library, especially from vendors at Origins. Please give a shout out to these folks: