The Announcement You’ve Been Waiting For

Thank you for your patience.  This has been quite a year for U-Con.  In 2011 we successfully held a convention in a new location.  Our attendees loved the convention space and having the convention at a hotel.  Earlier this year, we shed the old student organization and formed a non-profit corporation to run the convention.  Now we officially have our conference center and hotel for U-Con 2012, and we think you’re going to love it.

U-Con Gaming Convention
Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
October 26-28, 2012

Eagle Crest is a fantastic convention center just off of I-94 at Exit 183 in Ypsilanti.  We will have a much larger space than we enjoyed in 2011.  There will be plenty of room for board games, miniatures, card games, roleplaying games, special events, and exhibitors.  Operations hours will be 12pm on Friday through 6pm on Sunday (including late night events).  We’re stretching a little bit to hold U-Con at this excellent space, but we think it’s an investment in U-Con’s future, and we hope you’ll agree.

We love FREE PARKING and we know you do, too. Marriott Eagle Crest has a vast parking lot adjacent to the convention center.

We will be able to offer rooms onsite at the adjoining Marriott Eagle Crest hotel.  Rooms will be $79 per night plus tax.  We will provide details on how to make a reservation under our room block as preregistration approaches.

There are many details that we’ll cover later.  For the  moment, though, please note these important dates.

  • Preregistration: Early September (so send your events in now!)
  • Event Submission (Con Book Deadline): Oct 5
  • Preregistration closes: Oct 12

Gamemasters and would-be Gamemasters, please submit your events now so we can get them scheduled as soon as possible.  We need your events as soon as possible in order to schedule them into your desired slots.

Thank you to the gamemasters, volunteers, exhibitors, and everyone who has joined us for U-Con over the past 24 years.  U-Con would be impossible without the many people who give their time and money to make it happen.

Want to know as soon as preregistration is available?  Then like us on Facebook, RSVP to our event U-Con 2012, join our email list, and please tell your friends about us.  We need everyone’s help to bring in new friends and old friends this year.  We hope you’ll join us to make this convention the biggest and best so far.

Joe Saul, President
Matt Rindfleisch, Con Chair
and the U-Con organizing committee

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7 comments on “The Announcement You’ve Been Waiting For
  1. Val D. Conder says:

    I’ll have to pay either by check or credit card so I hope you don’t ask everyone to use paypal. Definitely looking forward to the con.

    • lhamel says:

      Val, we can have you register online and send a check by mail, as we have done in the past. Once pre-registration starts, just follow the onscreen directions. Thanks!

      • Val D. Conder says:

        Thank you. That will be fine. I can put in some time as a volunteer if you still need help.

  2. Thea says:

    Is there any update on the hotel code? I’d love to get my accommodations nailed down earlier than later

  3. Eric says:

    Any update on hotel code?

    • lhamel says:

      We have a phone number but not the website code useful for the website. I sent email asking again this morning, so I’ll send out the word as soon as I have it.