Jason Y. says: "My entire group had such a great time at CinCityCon last year. From the tournaments, to the developer demos, to the awesome game library, the event is fun from start to finish!"
Kat E. says: "Love the people! Lots of fun games to try and the parties are a blast!"
Chris K. says: "I have over 10 family and friends that I had invited to CinCityCon and 100% of them said GREAT JOB. These folks have been to many cons, like Origins, and many smaller cons, so they have experience and thing this was an “A”!"
Craig C. says: "I have not had this much fun at a convention in a number of years. I found this one by looking for a Catan Regional game. And found a lot of great people and a really wonderful convention. Thank you to everyone who helped put it on. My nephew and I will be back next year."
At CinCityCon, we're here to give you the biggest tabletop gaming convention in Cincinnati and the best convention anywhere! Here's what you can expect:
- Play to Win Boardgames
- Ginormous Board Game Library (1,500 + Boardgames)
- Tons of RPGs
- Open Gaming
- Learn to Play Games
- A Cosplay Contest with several categories
- A Social Gaming Night Party on Saturday w/ adult beverages
- Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator
- And many more, still to be announced, activities and events
- Fantastic tournaments - Catan, Pandemic Survival, Ticket to Ride, Crokinole, Ice Cool, Nevermore, Dimension, Splendor...
Not to mention you will get THREE Days of Boardgaming, RPGs, miniatures...complete with gamers like you who wanna meet new people, make friends, and have FUN!
CinCityCon is a tabletop boardgaming convention coming to Cincinnati October 12 to 14, 2018 at the Sharonville Convention Center. Our goal is to share as much fun as we can with people that attend.
CinCityCon is the dream of five board gaming loving people who 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.
We are very excited about again hosting CinCityCon at the Sharonville Convention Center.
After our successful first year, we are moving upstairs to a larger space, with over 22,000 square feet of tabletop fun, 20% larger then last year!
CinCityCon has free parking, lots of inexpensive hotels close by with a special CinCityCon rate at the LivINN (513) 772-7877 next door and at the Hyatt Place (513) 771-1718, which is attached to the convention center. Call the local hotel (not their national line) to make a reservation. In addition, there are many many restaurants in the area including Roc-A-Fellas Pizza and Roosters Wings (Yum!). All of these elements help make CinCityCon a Destination Event.
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):
- Time Warp Cards and Comics (and Boardgames)
- The Rook OTR - Cincinnati Game Board Parlor
- Queen Games
- Steve Jackson Games
- Envoy -representing lots of boardgame companies
- May Day Games
- Z-Man Games
Greg's Grail Games Lounge
Friday Night you can add-on access to the exclusive Greg's Grail Games Lounge. This event is for those few hard core gamers wanting to play some rare vintage games. You can join a convention founder playing "Star Wars: The Queen's Gambit". Plus you will have access to hard to find games "Dark Tower", "Crossbows and Catapults", "Heroquest", "Starfarers of Catan", "Fireball Island", "Dune" and more. The Greg's Grail Games Lounge will provide wait service from the cash bar in the main hall. Access available to Grail Lounge Ticket Holders only.
If you are interested in this event, please add on $25 to your pledge. You can let us know what the additional pledge is for during the backer survey, sent out about a month after the kickstarter is over.
$10,000 - If we reach $10,000 we will:
- We will hold a special hot new game event several times throughout the weekend and give away some copies of the game to attendees that participate.
- We will buy a new blow up (like the registration Dragon, we bought last year).
- Finally, we will hold a vote online to pick a ridiculous costume that our MC Emery Buterbaugh will wear on Sat. at the convention.
CinCityCon is your destination for entertaining events based on a love for tabletop games and great activities associated with gaming. We strive to be big enough to offer a variety of events, but small enough to be innovative and respond to individuals interests. We set ourselves 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.
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 2018.
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 an appropriate alternative.
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 5 years in Lexicon and will be bigger then our 2017 CinCityCon Show. Short of a major catastrophe like weather, we expect a very successful CinCityCon 2018.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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