About this project
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
- Gaming Night Parties sponsored by a local brewery
- Ginormous Board Game Library (1,500 + Boardgames)
- Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator
- Open Gaming
- 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 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.
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:
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
- Grey Fox Games
- Queen Games
- Steve Jackson Games
- Envoy -representing lots of boardgame companies
- A local brewery
- Mayfair Games
- Z-Man Games
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
$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.
$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?Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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