U-Con 2017: Events Preview


U-Con 2017 is November 17-19 at the Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

Everyone: The events preview is posted to our website.  Registration and ticket selection are currently disabled, with a planned opening of Monday, Sept 25 at 11 AM EDT.  We are still adding events, including ones from our Guests of Honor, so stay tuned for updates!

Gamemasters: Before preregistration goes live, we’d like to give you a chance to review the event schedule and request changes.  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. Banks or Amorphous. Apologies to the few people with duplicate last names – there is not a good way to filter for that currently.  Unique first names also work well.

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.

    • Check details, time, category, track, pricing.
    • Any editions to your events, please let us know.
    • Are your submitted events missing?
    • Do you have a conflict that you didn’t know of before?
    • Do your events overlap in a way that won’t work for you?

Please let us know of changes or concerns via our online contact form.

Thank you for being a part of U-Con. 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 until October 2.

See you in November!

Events Team
U-Con 2017

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Call for Photographer

Are you a professional or semi-professional photographer looking to get your name out? Are you going to be at this year’s U-Con? Do you wish you could help support this year’s con more but aren’t sure how?

If you answered yes to the above questions, let us know because we’d love your help in showing off how much fun we have this year!

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Industry Insiders ConTessa

Please join us in welcoming U-Con 2017 Industry Insiders ConTessa!


ConTessa is an organization dedicated to increasing diverse representation in tabletop gaming by running events led entirely by marginalized people, and enjoyed by everyone. They run their own  conventions online, and attend popular conventions (like U-Con) around the United States, bringing games, seminars, workshops, and panels using their innovative convention-within-a-convention format. They aim to provide open, inclusive, and safe environments that diversify what a leader looks like within our hobby.

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Special Guest Doug Kovacs

Please join us in welcoming U-Con 2017 Special Guest Doug Kovacs!Doug-Kovacs

Doug grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, playing with Star Wars figures, then GI-Joe, and later graduating to Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs (which he continues to play to this day). He drew his way through High School, avoiding involvement in most things but art class, where he cultivated a love for all forms of painting. Find out more about Doug on our Guests page.


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Special Guest Brendan LaSalle

Please join us in welcoming U-Con 2017 Special Guest Brendan LaSalle!

Brendan J. LaSalle has been writing and publishing in the game industry since 2002. He has written for Goodman Games, Fat Dragon Games, Troll Lord’s Games, Savage Mojo, Pandahead Publishing, Hand Made Games, and Legendsmiths. You can find more info about Brendan and all our Guests.Brendan LaSalle

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Special Guest Jonathan Gilmour

Jonathan Gilmour (art by Beth Sobel)Please join us in welcoming U-Con 2017 Special Guest Jonathan Gilmour!

Jonathan Gilmour is a Board Game Designer from NW Ohio. His credits include: Co-designer of Dead of Winter: A Crosssroads Game, and Vault Wars. His greatest weaknesses are writing Bios, and the color green.

Find more information about Jonathan on our Guests page.

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2017 Hotel Reminder

We are pleased to return to Eagle Crest for our 2017 convention. We’ve expanded our space to fit more events than ever. Our block of rooms at the adjoining Marriott will be $99 per night. The deadline for this reservation rate is October 16, 2017 or until space runs out!

Eagle Crest

You can find more details on our Venue page.

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2017 Guest of Honor breakfast

GMs, want to get, from the source, answers to your game system specific questions and get to know the Guests of Honor better?  Check out our Sunday breakfast, where you will be eligible to join them!

The following Guests of Honor who will be in attendance are:

James Sutter, Sarah “Doombringer” Richardson, Whitney “Strix” Beltran, and Cam Banks.

The GMs who will be eligible for this exclusive event are:
GMs running Starfinder games
GMs running Bluebeard’s Bride games
GMs running Cortex Prime or Cortex Plus games

As you know, we run with a tight budget to keep our costs low so payment for breakfast will need to be covered by you, but we will reserve a seat at the table if you let us know you’d like to attend 🙂 See https://www.ucon-gaming.org/program/guest-of-honor/ for more details on our U-Con 2017 Guests of Honor!

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Lots of exciting Guest news coming your way this week!

Hey everybody, hang onto your hats because we’ve got a lot of great things to tell you!

First, please join us in welcoming U-Con 2017 Guest of Honor Sarah “Doombringer” Richardson!

Guest of Honor Sarah “Doombringer” Richardson

Guest of Honor Sarah “Doombringer” Richardson

Sarah Richardson is currently working as Magpie Games’ Marketing Director, as well as one of their in house designers and developers. She is the author of the tabletop rpg Velvet Glove and co-author ofBluebeard’s Bride. In addition to her work with Magpie Games, she serves on the leadership team of the Indie Games Developer Network (IGDN) and has worked on a number of freelance projects throughout the RPG industry.
You can find more info on Sarah along with the rest of our Guests of Honor.
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2017 Event Preview – coming soon!

We are working hard on getting event registration ready! The lateness of Gen Con this year has pushed back some event submission. Currently, we have over 650 events in the system and are expecting at least 100 more.

However, more event submissions are welcome and encouraged – please do so now!

Our plan is to open event preview soon, and then event registration a few days after that!

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