I went to Origins this year, and I heard about a group from Grand Rapids running a bunch of games. It turns out they were working on launching a gaming convention in Grand Rapids. The details on Grand Con are all very fuzzy at this early stage, but they are quite determined. Next year [...]
Most of the time, games are about which player gets the highest score or accomplishes a task first. However, there are a family of games where either everyone wins, or everyone loses. Today, I would like to give a brief description of games that fall into this category, beginning with the easiest. I (Nick) am [...]
How about a nice game of Ticket to Ride?
Four available Races on three different days will determine the overall champion for the racing series.
Get ready to push your engine to its limit, to hug the curves in the tight corners, but also to keep up with your opponents to take advantage of the air flow and pass them to win… Taking risks [...]
Legends of Arcanis is a shared, multi-player role-playing game set in and using the Arcanis: World of the Shattered Empires rules set.
Legends of Arcanis emphasizes role-playing over roll-playing, giving players a unique, immersive world and story line that is full of moral ambiguity and hard choices – a world full of different shades of [...]
In previous years at U-Con, we had a ribbons for subsets of our games. There was a ribbon for Puffing Billy players and one for Mayfair. This follows a model used by larger conventions, only they have way more types of ribbons and way more events for each ribbon. You could purchase one ribbon and play [...]
I was afraid to post this until we confirmed with our contact at the hotel. Last year we promised internet access in the convention space, and this turned out only to work in the front of the hotel.
We’re going to have wireless internet access available in the convention space. Eagle Crest will have two [...]
U-Con Gaming Convention Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest October 26-28, 2012
The event list has been published and you can purchase badges.
Reserve your room by Sept 26 by Oct 10 Submit your events by Oct 5, the deadline for the Con Book Preregister by Oct 12
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We have decided to drop the price of a Sunday badge to $10 for 2012. If you can’t attend on Saturday, now it’s that much more worth your while to come just for Sunday. The updated price will be available when preregistration opens as well as onsite.
We’re doing our part to boost attendance Sunday. [...]
U-Con has an excellent variety of open games thanks to Mayfair, the Origins Awards library, and the generous donations of companies listed on the right of the page.
Open games will be available in the board games room. They are unscheduled and self-organized games. Those with ribbons can play all weekend, and others can use [...]