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A multitude of Boardgaming events, RPGs, Miniatures, Cosplay, LARPing, a Ginormous Gaming Library and gaming parties!  Oct. 6-8, 2017.
A multitude of Boardgaming events, RPGs, Miniatures, Cosplay, LARPing, a Ginormous Gaming Library and gaming parties!  Oct. 6-8, 2017.
A multitude of Boardgaming events, RPGs, Miniatures, Cosplay, LARPing, a Ginormous Gaming Library and gaming parties! Oct. 6-8, 2017.
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CinCityCon - A Cincinnati Tableop Boardgaming Convention

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CinCityCon is Coming!!!

CinCityCon is a tabletop boardgaming extravaganza coming to Cincinnati October 6-8, 2017. There will be tons of tabletop events featuring not only boardgaming, RPGs, and Miniatures, but lots of events that you expect at a major gaming convention like:

  • Play to Win Boardgames 
  • Cosplay
  • LARPing 
  • Gaming Night Parties sponsored by a local brewery
  • Ginormous Board Game Library (1,500 + Boardgames)
  • Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator
  • Open Gaming
  •  Vendors
  • Learn to Play Games
  • Fantastic tournaments - Catan, Pandemic Survival, King of Tokyo, Ticket to Ride, Splendor, and many more

You can find up to date information here:

CinCityCon Website

CinCityCon Facebook Page

Pandemic Survival Tournament
Pandemic Survival Tournament

CinCityCon is the dream of 5 people that envisioned a gaming convention for people in the Cincinnati / Tri-State Area.  Between them they have over 50 years of attending and organizing gaming conventions.  They come from years of organizing CharCon, West Virginia's largest and coolest boardgaming convention and LexiCon, the ultimate boardgaming experience in Kentucky.

While Chris, Greg, Rob, Larry, and Travis all enjoy boardgaming, they also have various gaming related interests including RPGs, Miniatures, Party Games (we all love party games!!), LARPing, Cosplay (because what is a convention without Cosplay?) and all types of boardgames. We wanted to start a convention where we can do all of our favorite activities under one roof and share this with others.

Venue

We are very excited about hosting CinCityCon at the Sharonville Convention Center.   we have taken over the whole downstairs, with plenty of room of the many gaming events planned.  Over 18,000 square feet of tabletop fun!  We have all of the space below:

We have the whole first floor space!
We have the whole first floor space!

Free parking, lots of inexpensive hotels close by, and many many restaurants in the area. 

Who is coming?

We have a lot of great companies participating in CinCityCon.  These companies will be demoing games and sponsoring gaming events that include parties and play to win games; this is a partial list (and we are just getting started):

  • Arkham House Games
  • The Rook OTR - Cincinnati Game Board Parlor
  • AcadeCon
  • Grey Fox Games
  • Queen Games
  • Steve Jackson Games
  • Envoy -representing lots of boardgame companies
  • Eagle-Gryphon
  • A local brewery
  • Mayfair Games
  • Z-Man Games 

Our Mission

CinCityCon is your destination for entertaining events based on a love for tabletop games and great activities associated with gaming.  We set our selves apart from other conventions by hosting great events including our Social Gaming Related Parties and our Ginormous Library, all in a safe, diverse, accepting environment.

Thanks Everyone.  We will see you at our inaugural CinCityCon!

Greg, Chris, Larry, Rob, and Travis   

 

Stretch Goals

$5,5000 - we would really like to add fun ribbons to our badges!  More to follow.

$6,000 - with your assistance, we will pick out a very silly hat for our emcee Emery to wear on Sat.

That is not Emery, but he would look delicious in this hat!
That is not Emery, but he would look delicious in this hat!

 $6,500 - Along with our Ravenwood Castle Gaming Bed and Breakfast Weekend Escape Grand Prize, we will add in a 2nd place game package from CinCityCon to our door prize drawing, held Sat evening.  Must be present to receive this. 

$7,000 - Buy a cool blowup monster for everyone to enjoy at the convention.

$8,000 - We will add a 3rd place gaming package from CinCityCon to our door prize drawing, held Sat. evening.  Must be present to receive this.

$9,000 - We will add a 4th place gaming package from CinCityCon and make sure that 1st and 2nd place each have a major game included with the pack.

 

Risks and challenges

Between all of the directors, we have now had many successful conventions. Short of a major catastrophe, we expect a very successful CinCityCon 2017. The real question is how big will it be?
Among the things we have learned is to get the contracts in place as soon as possible to make sure individual events and convention enhancements happen successfully.

Of course we have no control over the convention center if they make an error and there is a problem with the space; we apologize if a GM or a special guest does not show up for an event, we will do our best to find someone to take their place.

Events will become full, since we focus so much on having a large variety of events, rather than multiple versions of the same event, if this happens early, we will try to schedule additional sessions, if we are able.

CinCityCon is a bigger vision of what has been a successful formula for 4 years in Lexicon. Short of a major catastrophe like weather, we expect a very successful CinCityCon 2017. The real question is how big will it be?

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    Our special Kickstarter rate to CinCityCon, our best deal on a Regular Weekend Badge (Weekend badges are $50 at the door).
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    • 2 Collectible CinCityCon Die
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    Our VIP level includes:
    • Full Weekend Badge
    • Recognition in our program
    • 2 Collectible CinCityCon Die
    • 1 Collectible CinCityCon Glass
    • 1 CinCityCon 2017 T-Shirt
    • Exclusive access to our VIP room
    • Meals throughout the weekend
    • Snacks and Sodas

    Fri. dinner, Sat. breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast will be hosted in our VIP room. Snacks and soda will also be available throughout the weekend. We anticipate having something different each meal like pizza, wings, sandwiches, all from local businesses. Yum!

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    Dragon Slayer - Member Level

    • Full Weekend Badge
    • Recognition in our program
    • 2 Collectible CinCityCon Die
    • 1 Collectible CinCityCon Glass
    • 1 CinCityCon T-Shirt
    • Exclusive access to our VIP room
    • Meals throughout the weekend
    • Snacks and Sodas
    • CinCityCon Polo Shirt
    • 3 Take-home games (taught by CCC director at Fri. Party)
    • Admission to both of our awesome parties Friday and Saturday night.

    Fri. dinner, Sat. breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast will be hosted in our VIP room. Snacks and soda will also be available throughout the weekend. We anticipate having something different each meal like pizza, wings, sandwiches, all from local business. Yum!

    Three portable (usually) games are carefully selected by our staff and one of the directors teaches the games to the Dragon Slayers during the Friday Party after which they each take home a copy of the games.

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    Creator - Founding Member

    This includes all of the rewards of the Dragon Slayer Level and an extra T-shirt that says "I am CinCityCon's biggest Fan!" We do not expect anyone to take this level, but have made it available per a request.

    • Full Weekend Badge
    • Recognition in our program
    • 2 Collectible CinCityCon Die
    • 1 Collectible CinCityCon Glass
    • 1 CinCityCon T-Shirt
    • Meals throughout the weekend
    • Snacks and Sodas
    • CinCityCon Polo Shirt
    • 3 Take home games (teaching by CCC director at Fri. Party)
    • Admission to both of our awesome parties Friday and Saturday night.

    Fri. dinner, Sat. breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday breakfast will be hosted in our VIP room. Snacks and soda will also be available throughout the weekend. We anticipate having something different each meal like pizza, wings, sandwiches, all from local business. Yum!

    Three portable (usually) games are carefully selected by our staff and one of the directors teaches the games to the Creators during the Saturday Party after this they each take home a copy of the game.Three portable (usually) games are carefully selected by our staff and one of the directors teaches the games to the Dragon Slayers during the Friday Party after this they each take home a copy of the game.

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    Want to bring you whole gaming group to CinCityCon? This level lets you and 9 of your closest gaming buddies in to CinCityCon for the weekend (10 weekend badges). But wait there is more! You each get a CCC Die and Glass. In addition, you also get your own table for open gaming, promoting your group, or a place to keep your stuff. Basically, whatever you want to do with it. Make it look like a pirate ship, put a fancy candelabra on it, pile it full of games... its your table and you can do most anything you want with it.

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    Silver Sponsor Level for Vendors

    - Two 8x8 ft. premium vending spaces w/ 4 badges
    - Half Page ad in program book
    - Your logo on the CinCityCon Web site
    - Special listing on our website
    - Promotion of your company on our Facebook page

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    - Four 8x8 ft. premium vending spaces w/ 4 badges
    - Full Page ad in program book
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    Contact us for more information on this exclusive sponsorship level. This would included being listed everywhere the convention is listed as the "Sponsor of CinCityCon" for the year.

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