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A multitude of Boardgaming events, RPGs, Miniatures, Cosplay, a Ginormous Gaming Library and Adult Gaming Parties! Oct. 12 - 14, 2018.
A multitude of Boardgaming events, RPGs, Miniatures, Cosplay, a Ginormous Gaming Library and Adult Gaming Parties! Oct. 12 - 14, 2018.
A multitude of Boardgaming events, RPGs, Miniatures, Cosplay, a Ginormous Gaming Library and Adult Gaming Parties! Oct. 12 - 14, 2018.
139 backers pledged $10,300 to help bring this project to life.

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CinCityCon Boardgaming Convention 2018 Oct. 12 to 14, 2018

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Having Fun at CinCityCon
Having Fun at CinCityCon

 

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."

 

Making New Friends CinCityCon
Making New Friends CinCityCon

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  
  • Vendors  
  • 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!

Some of the Great Tournament Games
Some of the Great Tournament Games

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. 

 

Part of the Ginormous Board Game Library
Part of the Ginormous Board Game Library

 

 CinCityCon Website 

 CinCityCon Facebook Page 

 

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. 

Larry, Travis and Chris
Larry, Travis and Chris

 

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! 

Floor Map
Floor Map

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): 

Who is coming back to CinCityCon?
Who is coming back to CinCityCon?

 

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.

Greg's Grail Games
Greg's Grail Games

 

$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.

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    Champion (Weekend Badge)

    Our special Kickstarter rate to CinCityCon, our best deal on a Regular Weekend Badge (Weekend badges are $50 at the door).
    • Full Weekend Badge
    • Recognition in our program
    • 1 Collectible CinCityCon Die

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    Wizard (+ T-Shirt and Glass)

    • Full Weekend Badge
    • Recognition in our program
    • 2 Collectible CinCityCon Dice
    • 1 Collectible CinCityCon Glass
    • 1 Special CinCityCon 2018 T-Shirt

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    King Maker (+ VIP Room Access)

    Our VIP level includes:
    • Full Weekend Badge
    • Recognition in our program
    • 2 Collectible CinCityCon Dice
    • 1 Collectible CinCityCon Glass
    • 1 Special CinCityCon 2018 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 (+ 2 Games and a Polo)

    This includes everything in the King Maker Level and 2 portable games, a CinCityCon Polo, 2 extra dice and 1 extra collectible glass.
    • Full Weekend Badge
    • Recognition in our program
    • 4 Collectible CinCityCon Dice
    • 2 Collectible CinCityCon Glasses
    • 1 Special CinCityCon 2018 T-Shirt
    • Exclusive access to our VIP room
    • Meals throughout the weekend
    • Snacks and Sodas
    • CinCityCon Polo Shirt
    • 2 Take-home games
    • Free admission to our Awesome Saturday Night Party hosted by a director (or two).
    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!
    Two portable (usually) games are carefully selected by our staff for your enjoyment. You can pick these up with the rest of your great sway when you get your badge.

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    Guardian of the Con - (Member Level)

    This includes all of the rewards of the Dragon Slayer Level and an extra Swag Item with the CinCityCon logo on it. We do not expect anyone to take this level, but have made it available per request for people that want to do something extra to support CinCityCon.

    - MEMBER LEVEL -
    This unique VIP Level is our Member Level and demonstrates your commitment to CinCItyCon and sharing boardgaming with the community. People at this level actively support CinCityCon through promoting our convention and actively assisting in making the convention better. We value your assistance (without you, there would be no ongoing CinCityCon) and want to say THANK YOU for everything you do!

    • Full Weekend Badge
    • Recognition in our program
    • 5 Collectible CinCityCon Dice
    • 2 Collectible CinCityCon Glass
    • 1 Special CinCityCon 2018 T-Shirt
    • Meals throughout the weekend
    • Snacks and Sodas
    • CinCityCon Polo Shirt
    • 2 Take home games
    • Admission to our Awesome Saturday Night Party hosted by a director (or two).
    • At Least One Extra Swag Item, available only to this level.

    Fri. dinner, Sat. breakfast, lunch and dinner, and Sunday brunch 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!

    Two (usually) portable games are carefully selected by our staff for your enjoyment. You can pick these up with the rest of your great swag when you get your badge.

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    Horde of Heroes (Group Level)

    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 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 Level Sponsor (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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    Gold Level Sponsor (for Vendors)

    - Four 8x8 ft. premium vending spaces w/ 8 badges
    - Full Page ad in program book
    - Your logo on the CinCityCon Web site
    - Special listing on our website
    - Several Promotions of your company or products on our Facebook page

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