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More Boardgaming Events, More Boardgames, More RPGs,  More Games in the Library, More People and More Fun!  April 20 to 22, 2018.
More Boardgaming Events, More Boardgames, More RPGs,  More Games in the Library, More People and More Fun!  April 20 to 22, 2018.
More Boardgaming Events, More Boardgames, More RPGs, More Games in the Library, More People and More Fun! April 20 to 22, 2018.
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LexiCon 2018 Tabletop Gaming and RPG Con - Are You Ready?

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Come Join the Fun at LexiCon 2018  April 20th noon to 22nd at 6:00pm, Lexington, KY.

It's LexiCon's Fifth Anniversary. Hooray! LexiCon Tabletop Boardgaming Convention is one of the best regional convention in the country because:

  •  Great Attendees Like You
  •  Our Ginormous Library, 1,500 + games and growing
  •  Learn to Play events, of which there are many
  •  100 + Play to Win Games
  •  Lots and Lots of RPGs all day and night 
  •  West Sixth Brewing featured Adult Social Gaming Night Parties
  •  Great Cosplay Contest
  •  Fantastic LARPing
  •  Lots of Great Vendors.
  •  We simply take over the Clarion Hotel Convention Center for the weekend and play tons of games and have fun! 

Some highlights from last year: 

  • Over 1,100 turnstile attendees last year. 
  • Over 160 Scheduled Events including tournaments, board games, RPGs, LARPs, Cosplay and so much more. 
  • National Qualifying Tournament for Settlers of Catan.
  • The Unsurpassed Nighttime Adult Parties, sponsored by West 6th Brewing and The Barrel House. 
  • Prizes, prizes, and more prizes.
  • Lexicon gives away a ton of prizes throughout the weekend, including prizes for just showing up in any kind of costume. 

Find up to date information here on our Facebook page.

Cosplay Fun!
Cosplay Fun!

Special Events/Activites: Some Kickstarter levels include access to our VIP rooms which will allow you access to great food (like Roosters Wings and Jersey Mikes) and drinks for the weekend. You can also get access to our gala evening full of fun Adult Social Gaming Parties, sponsored by West Sixth Brewing and The Barrel House. Be sure to check out our special gaming party with a Founder, which includes giving away and teaching several games to each participant and this year a LexiCon Polo Shirt. Incidentally, the Founder's Party sold out in less than a day last year and everyone had a blast! Just an FYI.

Fifth Anniversary Surprise!

One of many surprises for our the LexiCon Fifth Anniveray is to have not one, not two, but three artists!  In addition, we will have two dice types this year in celebration of LexiCon 2018.  Here are the images for this years dice!

Dice Face for LexiCon 2018
Dice Face for LexiCon 2018

Our Mission

LexiCon will be held annually and will be the most entertaining tabletop boardgaming weekend event that can be imaged by its creators. These events will focus on tabletop boardgaming and RPG activities in a Fun atmosphere that will include Cosplay, LARPing, a huge Gaming Library, and adult Game Parties. LexiCon will have lots of family gaming events during the day and specific gaming events focusing on adults in the evening. Finally, LexiCon will focus on diversity of people and games and expanding the joys of boardgaming to the community.

Venue

LexiCon will be held for the fourth year at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center at 1950 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511. The Clarion Hotel has had major update for all of their hotel rooms and conference center! Our rooms are significantly discounted over their regular rates and you can get this discount by stating you want the "LexiCon" rate.

Clarion Hotel
Clarion Hotel

 

Our Thanks to Everyone That Has Supported the LexiCon Kickstarter in 2015, 2016, and 2017  

LexiCon 2017, as our previous conventions, was a big success.  Thank You to everyone that has supported us, volunteered and participated.  We appreciate you making this the best board gaming event available in the region.  Thank You!

 

Stretch Goals

Wow, we are putting up stretch goals on our first day!  Inconceivable.  Well lets start with an old favortie. 

$6.000:  Lets make Emery, our MC, wear the funniest (non crude please) costume we can.  We usually find the best costumes on Amazon, if you want to look for one.  :)  Pix below, last years costume for Emery.  Nice hat Emery!

Emery on the left in a Kid Spinner Hat and Goofy T-shirt.
Emery on the left in a Kid Spinner Hat and Goofy T-shirt.

$7,000 Let's get trophies for anyone that wins a LexiCon Tournament (excludes Envoy Tournaments, they have their own).  And not only that, we will make the Cosplay Trophies nicer (read bigger) too!

$8,000 If we get to this level, we will get LexiCon can cozies for anyone that backs us at a badge level.

$8,500 - Greg, Chris, Rob, Travis and Larry will do a public sing along of bawdy songs while wearing appropriate costumes  

$9,000 - Private Screening of a Classic Sci Fi Fantasy film on Thursday night with the gang.

Risks and challenges

We have now had three successful conventions. Short of a major catastrophe, we expect a very successful Lexicon 2018. 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 hotel 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. Some 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, but can not guarantee entry into any events.

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    Our special rate to LexiCon, our best deal on a regular weekend badge.
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    • 1 LexiCon Dice

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    Baron/Baroness

    Our special Kickstarter rate to LexiCon, our best deal on a regular weekend badge with the great LexiCon Swag.
    • Recognition in our program
    • 2 LexiCon Dice
    • 1 LexiCon Glass
    • 1 LexiCon T-Shirt

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    Duke/Duchess

    Our special Kickstarter rate to LexiCon which includes our VIP level, is only available through Kickstarter. VIPs have access to meals and beverages throughout the weekend by our great sponsors!
    • Recognition in our program
    • 2 LexiCon Dice
    • 1 LexiCon Glass
    • 1 LexiCon T-Shirt
    • Access to our Excellent VIP Room

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    Lord/Lady

    - MEMBER LEVEL -
    This unique VIP Level is our Member Level and demonstrates your commitment to LexiCon and sharing boardgaming with the community. People at this level actively support LexiCon through promoting our convention and actively assisting in making the convention better. We value your assistance (without you, there would be no ongoing LexiCon) and want to say THANK YOU for everything you do! Supporters at this level get:
    • Recognition in our program
    • 5 LexiCon Dice
    • 2 LexiCon Glasses
    • 1 LexiCon T-shirt
    • Access to our Excellent VIP Room
    • A special badge with your own unique title.
    • Be our special guests at the Friday and Saturday Night Parties sponsored by West Sixth Brewing and Barrel House.

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    King/Queen

    - MEMBER LEVEL -
    This unique VIP Level is our highest Member Level and demonstrates your commitment to LexiCon and sharing boardgaming with the community. People at this level actively support LexiCon through promoting our convention and actively assisting in making the convention better. We value your assistance (without you, there would be no ongoing LexiCon) and want to say THANK YOU for everything you do! Supporters at this level get:
    Recognition in our program
    • 5 LexiCon Dice
    • 2 LexiCon Glasses
    • 1 LexiCon T-shirt
    • Access to our Excellent VIP Room
    • Be our special guests at the Friday and Saturday Night Parties sponsored by West Sixth Brewing and Barrel House.
    • A special badge with your own unique title
    • A Special LexiCon Polo Shirt
    • A 2-Game Party with a founder on Saturday night. These special personally selected portable games will be taught to you and after the party, you will take them home with our thanks!

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    Emperor/Empress

    - MEMBER LEVEL -
    This unique VIP Level is our highest Member Level and demonstrates your commitment to LexiCon and sharing board gaming with the community. People at this level actively support LexiCon through promoting our convention and actively assisting in making the convention better. We value your assistance (without you, there would be no ongoing LexiCon) and want to say THANK YOU for everything you do! Supporters at this level get:
    Recognition in our program
    • 6 LexiCon Dice
    • 2 LexiCon Glasses
    • 1 LexiCon T-shirt
    • Access to our Excellent VIP Room
    • Be our special guests at the Friday and Saturday Night Parties sponsored by West Sixth Brewing and Barrel House.
    • A special badge with your own unique title
    • A Special LexiCon Polo Shirt
    • A 2-Game party with a founder on Saturday night. These special personally selected portable games will be taught to you and after the party, you will take them home with our thanks!
    • A Special Surprise Gift with LexiCon imprinted on it.

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    Band of Merry Men/Women

    Want to bring you whole gaming group to LexiCon? This level lets you and 9 of your closest gaming buddies in to LexiCon for the weekend. But wait there is more! You get:
    • 10 LexiCon Weekend Badges
    • Each get a LexiCon Die
    • Your own Group 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

    Silver Sponsor Level

    - Half Page ad in program book
    - Your logo on the LexiCon Web site
    - Two Vendor Spaces
    - Additional promotions of your company and products on our Facebook page.
    *As a note, new sponsors may come in this way, we have two returning Silver Level sponsors that have already committed to LexiCon 2018.

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    Gold Level

    - Four 8x8 ft. premium vending spaces w/ 4 badges
    - Full Page ad in program book
    - Your logo on the LexiCon Web site
    - Special listing on our website
    - Several Promotions of your company or products on our Facebook page
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