2014 July Roundup

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

  • Gamemasters: Submit your events NOW to be included in the first preregistration schedule.  Gamemasters who run 6+ hours of regular events will have their GM deposit refunded.  If you run 20+ hours (5 slots) we’ll give you a free Play Games All Weekend ribbon.
  • Reserve your room at the Marriott online using code UCOUCOA or by calling 1.877.757.7133 or 1.800.228.9290 by Oct 25

Convention Hours:

Preregistration Pickup on Thursday Nov 13 8pm-9pm in the Marriott Lobby

Friday, Nov 14 Saturday, Nov 15 Sunday, Nov 16
Registration 9am-10pm  8am-10pm  8:30am-6:30pm
Events 10am-4am
Slot 1: 10am
Slot 2: 3pm
Slot 3: 8pm
9am-4am
Slot 4: 9am
Slot 5: 2pm
Slot 6: 8pm
9am-6pm
Slot 7: 9am
Slot 8: 2pm
Exhibitor Hall 2pm-8pm  10am-8pm  10am-2pm
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July Games Library Day

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Holy Cow…July! This means we’ve crested the midpoint of 2014 and are now coasting towards 2015. Yikes. I propose some gaming! Not only that, but I propose we do some new gaming because I have a pack of new games from Origins that are begging to be played. I’ll bring my fresh stack of new games to The Pub Formerly Known as The Corner (Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery) if you care to join me.

Also, we weren’t officially on the schedule for gaming in August, except for the part where we actually are on the schedule (bold as black, it says U-Con Games Library Day on ABC Microbrewery’s events calendar). Either way, we will be unofficially crashing the Pub and gaming on the 10th of August or we will be officially gaming on the 10th of August at the Pub. The short is, there will be gaming in August at the Microbrewery formerly known as The Corner.

Games Library Day – July
Sunday, July 13th
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:
(August 10 – official unofficial game day)
September 14
October 12
November 9

-JQuirk

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Greenbrier Games: Ninja Dice

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We’re still rolling out posts about amazing game companies at Origins who, out of the generosity of their awesomeness, chipped in a game or two (or lots) to the U-Con Games Library. Today I want to point you towards a small game company named Greenbrier Games and their impossibly cute (and fun) new game Ninja Dice
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Cheapass Games: Get Lucky

We didn't have to stay up all night to get it either!

We didn’t have to stay up all night to get it either!

James Ernest himself donated this game to the U-Con Games Library. Cheapass Games wr0cks!
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Mad Shout out Props and a Huge Thank You to the Folks at ConFusion

Legendary
(Image shamelessly yoinked from Board Game Geek because I forgot to take a pic of the actual game.)

Earlier this year, U-Con loaned out the Games Library to the the folks over at ConFusion for their 2014 convention. As a thanks for the loan of the Library, ConFusion bought Legendary (a semi-cooperative deck building game based on the Marvel Comics universe) for the U-Con Games Library. The game arrived on my doorstep just the other day and I am super excited to crack into this to see how it plays. Fortuitously, this coming Sunday (June 8th) is a U-Con Games Library Day at the Pub Formerly Known as The Corner Brewery. Join me and other adventurous players in taking this handsome game out for its first playing.

-JQuirk

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June Games Library Day

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June is busting out all over! So let’s bust out the gaming this weekend at Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery (or The Pub Formerly Known as the Corner). Also, because June started on a Sunday, the First Saturday (in which the Board League of Canton Gamers traditionally has their gaming day at the Canton Library) and Second Sunday (when U-Con traditionally has Games Library Day at the Pub Formerly Known as The Corner) fall back to back. You can game all weekend if you have a mind to.

Lastly, the folks at ConFusion have added a little something to the Library, which I’ll be bringing to play (along with a select selection from the Games Library). If you want me to bring a game, let me know here, on the Facebooks or in person. I’ll be sure to pack it up.

Games Library Day – June
Sunday, June 8th
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm (back to the lounge area)
@ Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti (or the Pub formerly known as The Corner Brewery(map)

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

-JQuirk

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Will the Real May Games Library Day Please Stand Up?

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Now that it is sort of warming up, how about some May Games Library Information? We’re going to unofficially storm the Pub Formerly Known as The Corner (Currently known as Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery – they have a new sign and everything!) and play some games on SATURDAY May 10th. Mostly because Sunday is Mother’s Day and this way you can game on Saturday AND spend the next day with your (or anyone else’s) Mom. The Pub Formerly Known as the Corner has us scheduled for Sunday but that is not accurate. They do have a delightful brunch though, so if you show up early on Sunday, the Games Library won’t be there but you might be able to partake of some tasty Mother’s Day brunch.

As always, I will dip into the Games Library and pull out a Go Bucket’s worth of games. If there is anything you want to see from the library at Games Day, let me know here, on the Facebooks or in person. I’ll be sure to pack it up.

****NOTE****
There is a scheduled event in the lounge area so we will be playing in the bar area. That’s the area to the left as you walk in.

Games Library Day – May
SATURDAY, May 10th
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm in the bar area
@ Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery in Ypsilanti (or the Pub formerly known as The Corner Brewery(map)

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

-JQuirk

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2014 Exhibitors Hall

We are now accepting applications for exhibitors for our 2014 convention.  Please download our 2014 Exhibitors Packet for information on how to become an exhibitor.

Hall Hours:

  • Friday 2pm-8pm
  • Saturday 10am-8pm
  • Sunday 10am-2pm

Want another way to make an impact?  Advertise in our convention book!  We offer quarter, half, and full page ads.  A limited number of full page color advertising is available for the first time.  Please contact us regarding availability.

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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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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:

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