Convention Basics in 2015

A new attendee recently asked a question about how attending and being a gamemaster works.  Here’s the answer. Read more ›

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2015 Request for Gamemasters and Events

UCON_2015_event_submission_3Dear Gamemasters!

Event submission for U-Con 2015 is underway, and we need your events!

Please submit all of your events to our website.  Or you can contact us regarding the events you have planned and we will schedule them for you.

Pre-registration will open next month. So the earlier we receive your events, the better your chances of getting your preferred times AND the better your chances of having your events filled.

Thank you, and see you there!
U-Con 2015 Staff

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2015 Guest of Honor Bill Webb

Join us in welcoming Guest of Honor Bill Webb!  Bill co-founded Necromancer Games in 1999, with a focus on “Third Edition Rules, First Edition Feel” and producing numerous well-known adventures of the 3rd Edition/D20 era.  In 2010, Bill spun off Frog God Games who have become one of the largest 3rd party publishers in the gaming industry. They produce books for Pathfinder, 5th Edition, and Swords and Wizardry, an OSR system modeled after pre-Advanced D&D.  As a GM, Bill is known for his difficult adventures, high mortality rate in games, and his penchant for literally making it up as it goes along.  See his full bio under Guests of Honor.

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2015 Industry Insider Jim Wampler

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Jim Wampler

U-Con is pleased to welcome game writer, designer, artist, and industry insider Jim Wampler!  Jim is a writer and editor for Goodman Games, and creator of the forthcoming Mutant Crawl Classics RPG. Jim also co-hosts the popular old school gaming podcast Save or Die!

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2015 Guest of Honor Shoshana Kessock

Shoshana Kessock is a game designer and writer, and one half of the team that began Phoenix Outlaw Productions. She is the author of games like Dangers Untold and SERVICE and is co-author of the Dresden Lives project for Evil Hat Productions. She has freelanced for over a dozen companies on tabletop and LARP projects, and has written academic and scholarly articles about games and media for various outlets and journals.  See her full bio under Guests of Honor.

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2015 Guest of Honor Nicole Lindroos

Our very exciting first guest of honor announcement!

Nicole Lindroos will join us for U-Con this November. Nicole has quite a list of credits to her name: Ars Magica, Earthdawn, Everway, Hong Kong Action Theater!, Unknown Armies, and Vampire: the Masquerade. Nicole has served on the board of GAMA and as the chair of the Academy of Adventure Gaming Art and Design. She is co-owner and General Manager of Green Ronin Publishing. Her recent projects include contributions to the Dragon Age Roleplaying Game, Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana, and her most recent project Blue Rose RPG using the Adventure Game Engine.  See her full bio under Guests of Honor.

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More announcements are on the way, so stay tuned!

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Make your hotel reservation for U-Con 2015

UCON_2015_hotel_reservationsStaying on site?  Make your hotel reservations now!  We have a block of rooms at the adjoining Marriott for $89 per night.  You can reserve by calling 1.877.757.7133 or 1.800.228.9290 or reserve online using code UCOUCOA.

U-Con Gaming Convention
November 20-22, 2015
Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest

See more about Eagle Crest.

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Event Submission 2015 Open!

Event submission is open on our website! We need lots of RPGs, Board Games, Miniatures, and all other types of games and events! Join us November 20-22 for U-Con 2015!

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Now Accepting Exhibitor Applications for 2015

U-Con is pleased to welcome exhibitors to register for our Exhibitor Hall!

Benefits: Exhibition space Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday and Sunday of the convention. Parking, wifi and weekend badges for your staff are included. Hall secured during closed hours.

Cost: $95/table (same as 2014!)

How to register or questions: Contact your Exhibitor Coordinator, Suzette.

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U-Con Friends and Donors 2014

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Prize Support Tokens

U-Con is proud to continue our tradition of offering a unique gaming experience.  As part of that, we offer prizes to participants of our events, and we maintain a library of games.  We were pleased to extend our prize support policy to even more gamers this year.  As with this past year, the library will continue to travel to monthly events so that you can enjoy gaming more than once a year.

We are able to offer prizes and maintain our library of games because of the contributions of many generous companies.  Please join us in thanking the library and prize donors for 2014:

Wizards of the Coast
Cheapass Games
ElfinWerks
Zvezda
Passport Games Studios
Minion Games
Out of the Box Games
Red Glove
Warriors 3
Flat Land Games
Light Trading Co
Chic G33k
North Star Games
Eagle Games / Gryphon Games
Goblinoid Games
Dot Quirk
Jolly Roger Games
Caged Gorilla Games
The Spoils
Kalidasia Media Productions
Helaman’s Warriors
Thunderhead Enterprises
Here to Amaze
Confusion
Zingermans

– Staff, U-Con 2014

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