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Arizona's Cozy Gaming Convention goes big and wants to roll dice with you...

The Grass Roots Gaming Convention of Arizona

August 3rd and 4th, 2013 at the Mesa Convention Center

MaricopaCon started in 2010 as a local yearly mini-con at someone's house that is growing into something bigger each year.  Board games, card games, tabletop war games, and RPGs flourish at MaricopaCon.  Attendees get to play those old school games they played when younger, plus the new popular games out there.

The team being assembled for MaricopaCon 2013 is some of the best Gamemasters in the southwest gaming community.  Come play your favorite games and learn some new ones.  Browse the dealers' tables for some cool loot.  Show off your custom D6 dice and canvas bag.  The team organizing the convention has 40+ combined years of experience planning and helping out gaming conventions.  If you went to Conflagration 2012 or MaricopaCon 2012 you know how awesome MaricopaCon 2013 will be.

MaricopaCon is gonna rock, and we want you to be a part of it and shape its format.  The bigger the project gets, the more awesome the convention will be. Just some of the gaming groups running events at the con will be the crew of Arizona Men In Black, Laughing Moon Chronicles, Time Renegades, UAG, and Catalyst Game Labs Demo Team.

MaricopaCon official website

The custom D6
The custom D6

When we hit $4000 Video Gaming will be added to our lineup in the schedule.  Come throw down with others in your own video game room.

When we hit $6000 an Industry Guest of Honor will be added to the convention.  Hang out and roll some dice with an Industry professional on both days of the con.

You don't want to miss this parody live performance event with swag afterwards.

Nom Nom on hot dogs, hamburgers, etc at the convention.  Catering for four hours during the convention.

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We will be once again at the helm for a summer gaming convention in Arizona. A core team of 25-30 Gamemasters will be assembled and a killer lineup of game events will be scheduled. The custom dice and canvas boat bag orders will be placed immediately after the project is funded. The logo and badge art will be done by Arizona artists. MaricopaCon continue the spirit of rolling dice with friends new and old in Arizona. Come roll dice with us in early August of 2013 in the sunny state of Arizona.

FAQ

  • When I moved to Arizona 18 years ago courtesy of the USAF I had left behind all my high school gamer friends. I had organized a classic Battletech group at USAF Tech School in Texas but had to leave them as well when shipped to Arizona. I didn't know anyone here (sniff) and wanted to get reconnected to the gaming community. I came across Hexacon and the rest was history. I later discovered LepreCon, CopperCon, Con Games, RandomCon and a host of other cons. Some have lasted some have not. But MaricopaCon is here to stay. A gaming convention is a great place to meet new gamer friends. Especially if you just moved to town or live far from a game store. It is also a great place to try out new games before you buy them. MaricopaCon is run and organized by gamers for gamers. The GMs have many years of experience in AZ and CA conventions. I look forward to continuing to assist in the making of memories for you and your gamer family.

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  • It is a great spot and we will be gaming in some of the same rooms the great Phoenix Comic Con started out in many years ago. Downtown Mesa has many great art galleries, restaurants, and places to stay. Stay tuned on the convention website after the project ends to get updates regarding venue.

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  • We will be sure to have people running Munchkin, Fluxx, Last Night on Earth, Cards Against Humanity, Apples to Apples, Tsuro, Illuminati, Iconica, Dominion, Dungeon, Formula De, Thunderstone, Magic the Gathering, Pandemic, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, FRAG, Nuclear War, Red Dragon Inn, and many many many more games!

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  • We will have the iconic Ken St. Andre running his new version of Tunnels and Trolls, Todd VanHooser running The Laughing Moon Chronicles, Dennis Kauffman running Time Renegades, and some old school D&D by multiple GMs. We are working on adding more to the RPG lineup as well.

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  • The first song is called "The Barren Twelve" by Seth Podowitz. The second song is called "The Battle of Shadow Pass" by David Allen Young of Dronolan's Tower. MaricopaCon thanks these two awesome people for the use of their music for the video.

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    SUPPORTER: A big Thank You! Every dollar counts and we appreciate the support for gaming in Arizona. Your name will also be listed on the convention website and you will receive a wallpaper for your computer desktop.

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    SUPPORTER (Collector of Shiny Stuff): A pair of custom D6 dice with convention name on one of the sides. These will be not available to anyone except through Kickstarter. Your name will also be listed on the convention website and you will receive a wallpaper for your computer desktop.

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    ATTENDEE EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Recon): Entrance to the convention, a hand-made badge for entrance to the con, and a pair of the custom D6 dice. Your name will also be listed on the convention website and you will receive a wallpaper for your computer desktop. This is a cozy small convention with a great gaming schedule line-up.

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    ATTENDEE (Defender of Gaming): Entrance to the convention, a hand-made badge for entrance to the con, and a pair of the custom D6 dice. Your name will also be listed on the convention website and you will receive a wallpaper for your computer desktop. This is a cozy small convention with a great gaming schedule line-up.

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    DEALER (Seller of Awesome Loot): You are one of the few dealers at the con and you get a pair of the custom D6 dice. A special hand-made vendor badge will be waiting for you as well. You will get an eight foot rectangular table rental to sell anything gaming-related at the convention (both days). The vendors will be in the same room as the gamers. Your business will also be listed on the convention website and you will receive a wallpaper for your computer desktop.

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    VIP ATTENDEE (The Kings of Dice): You get entrance to the convention, a hand-made badge for entrance to the con, a pair of the custom D6 dice, AND a custom canvas boat bag with the convention logo on it. Great for carrying your games and loot at the convention. Your name or gaming-related business will also be listed on the convention website and you will receive a wallpaper for your computer desktop.

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    KICKSTARTER GUEST OF HONOR: Forever we will sing your praises. You will be one of only two Guests of Honor. Bring your game you have designed and sell it. Run a presentation or panel on how awesome you are. You get entrance to the convention, a hand-made Guest of Honor badge, a pair of the custom D6 dice, a custom canvas boat bag with the con logo on it, and your name listed as our Kickstarter Guest of Honor on the convention website. You will also receive a wallpaper for your computer desktop.

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    GOD OF MARICOPACON: You are the Great One of MaricopaCon. You get taken to lunch and dinner both days of the con by cosplayers dressed as Superman, Thor, and Darth Vader. You get the custom dice, the custom canvas boat bag, hand-made God badge, your name on the convention website, a wallpaper for your computer desktop, and a harem of costumed servants at the con. This harem of servants will fan you with palm fronds, feed you grapes, pay homage to you, follow you wherever you go at the con singing your praises in a song custom written with your name in it. They will announce you to the public ahead, clearing the way for you to walk amongst mortals. They will cheer your every game move for the genius it is, intimidate your opponents, be at your beck and call to bring you refreshments (on the house of course) and let everyone know that they are in the presence of a Being of True Significance. At the end of the Con, they will pose with you for a glossy 8x10 photographic memento along with all of the MaricopaCon staff. A plaque will be made, and your full name or con moniker and the date will be engraved upon it which you can also take home. Grab this once in a lifetime chance to BE the God(dess) of MaricopaCon!

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