Darren Watts, Hero Games and Indie Press Revolution
Please join us in welcoming Guest of Honor Darren Watts! Darren is the former President of Hero Games and Indie Press Revolution, and was the primary writer on such titles as Champions Universe, Millennium City, Vibora Bay, UNTIL, and Hidden Lands. Read more about Darren and all our guests of honor.
He’s currently setting up a Kickstarter for Golden Age Champions, the Champions supplement for punching Nazis in the face. At U-Con, Darren will offer a preview!
Returning for his second U-Con, please welcome Special Guest Michael Surbrook. Michael has written supplements for several editions of HERO System, and contributed to other roleplaying system game books. Read more about Michael and all our guests of honor.
Marc Tassin, Mechanical Muse, Aetaltis
Please join us in welcoming Special Guest Marc Tassin! Marc is the creator of the Aetaltis fantasy campaign setting, the founder of Mechanical Muse, and writer of both game material and speculative fiction. Read more about Marc and all our guests of honor.
Industry Insider Brendan LeSalle, Xcrawl
Please join us in welcoming Industry Insider Brendan J. LaSalle. Is a game writer whose many credits include the award winning Age of Cthulhu: A Dream of Japan and Xcrawl: Anaheim Crawl. Read more about Brendan and all our guests of honor.
Johnathan Gilmour, Dead of Winter
Please join us in welcoming Jonathan Gilmour as Special Guest for U-Con 2016. His credits include: Co-designer of Dead of Winter: A Crosssroads Game, and Vault Wars. Read more about Jonathan and all our Guests of Honor.
Stacy Dellorfano, ConTessa, Swords & Wizardry
Please join us in welcoming Stacy Dellorfano as U-Con 2016 Guest of Honor. Stacy is the founder of ConTessa, an organization devoted to bringing more women-led events to tabletop roleplaying game conventions, and project manager for the 3rd printing of Swords & Wizardry. See more about Stacy and all our Guests of Honor.
John Wick, L5R and 7th Sea
We are pleased and excited to announce John Wick will join us as Guest of Honor for U-Con 2016. John is a game designer and author whose games include Legend of the Five Rings and 7th Sea. Earlier this year, John’s Kickstarter for 7th Sea Second Edition was the most-funded RPG in Kickstarter history. See more of John’s bio in our Guests of Honor section.
We seek GMs to run John’s RPGs at U-Con! We will have opportunities for such GMs to meet and maybe even play a game with John. Please, submit your events!
Happy New Year all! And here’s an invite to the 2016 season of Games Library Days. The first one is this coming Sunday (January 10th) at the new time of 12:00 – 4:00. We are still at The Corner Brewery (Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery) and we still have lots of games to select from in the Games Library. See a game you’d like to play? Drop me a line here or on the Facebook page and I’ll pack it up. Hope to see you all on Sunday…any one of them.
Future games days will be:
February 7th (First Sunday)
May 1st 4pm – 8pm (First Sunday – and later to boot!)
Despite a snowstorm, it was a really good year for U-Con. We had more people at U-Con 2015 than any other year.
Previous year’s attendance:
- 2014: 741
- 2013: 633
- 2012: 528
If you enjoyed U-Con this year, please bring a friend next year!
U-Con 2016, November 11-13
Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest