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The MaricopaCon game convention tradition continues August 13th and 14th of 2016.  Small convention feel.  Big time fun.
The MaricopaCon game convention tradition continues August 13th and 14th of 2016. Small convention feel. Big time fun.
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August 13th and 14th of 2016

Well here we are again, and I am pleasantly surprised at how the first three MaricopaCon kickstarters have funded.  We have to started to lose the underground vibe I like, but I will continue to provide that small convention feel.  I am honored to have seen this grow from a gathering of eight people in my old house to 275+ people the last two years.

I have simplified the support levels this year.  Every attendee supporter will get the same cool swag.  This will speed up the check-in process.  The dealer spots remain limited to ten again.  This is good for the dealers attending and the attendees.  If the project goes crazy wild I might open up a few more dealer spots.  I have partnered with Chessex again for the custom dice.

Other board/card demo groups will be aggressively sought this year as well.  More games and more variety is the goal.  Product depth and breadth.

Cosplay will remain a part of the convention.  Card games, board games, RPGs, and tabletop war games still remain our core.  We will have a media and writer guest like last year.  Our Mission Statement of Quality over Quantity hasn't changed.  Our Sustainability Policy has allowed the convention to never run over budget.  This convention is nothing without the Kickstarter backers and I will never forget that. 

With your help the tradition of Phoenix Game Conventions will continue.  We at MaricopaCon are honored to carry that torch with you.  I want this convention to outlive me, so gamers can come roll dice together over a weekend every August (and leave having new friends).

Kids 12 yrs and younger are FREE with a paid adult!  Woot!

2016 custom dice colors: Purples

2016 Badge Artist: Hannah Irene Walsh

2016 Writer Guest of Honor: John Paul Ried

2016 Program Book Artist: Fabien Badilla

2016 Miss MaricopaCon: TBD

 http://www.maricopacon.com/

Pictures from MaricopaCon 2014

Pictures from MaricopaCon 2015

2016 Custom D6
2016 Custom D6

Risks and challenges

As with every year, securing a venue that can house 250-275 awesome gamers for the weekend. We are looking at east and west valley locations. We can always go back to the Mesa Convention Center, but we want to make sure and get the most bang for your buck.

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    DICE BANDIT - You get a pair of the custom D6 dice for MaricopaCon 2016. Dice will be shipped before the convention occurs. Use this support level if you cannot attend MaricopaCon 2016 but want the dice. Thank You for your support.

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    ATTENDEE - You get a weekend pass to the convention, a pair of the 2016 custom D6 dice, and a tote with the convention logo on it. Rewards to be picked up at the convention or can be mailed for $10 shipping. Badge is transferable if you cannot make the show.

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    ATTENDEE (NO SHIP) - You get a weekend pass to the convention, a pair of the 2016 custom D6 dice, and a tote with the convention logo on it. Rewards MUST be picked up at the convention.. Badge is transferable if you cannot make the show.

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    PROGRAM BOOK AD - You get a half-page ad in the program book. The size is roughly 8.5" wide by 5.5" high. Black and white. The program book is collectible with the full color cover done by a talented fantasy/sci-fi artist. You will also get a pair of the 2016 custom dice. This is for ad space only, there is no badge at this level.

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    DOUBLE ATTENDEE - You get two weekend passes to the convention, two pairs of the 2016 custom D6 dice, and two totes with the convention logo on it. Rewards to be picked up at the convention or can be mailed for $10 shipping. Badges are transferable if you cannot make the show.

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    DOUBLE ATTENDEE (NO SHIP) - You get two weekend passes to the convention, two pairs of the 2016 custom D6 dice, and two totes with the convention logo on it. Rewards MUST be picked up at the convention. Badges are transferable if you cannot make the show.

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    DEALER - You get a dealer table in the game room, a pair of the 2016 custom D6 dice, and a tote with the convention logo on it. Rewards to be picked up at the convention or can be mailed for $10 shipping. Badge and table are transferable if you cannot make the show.

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    DEALER (NO SHIP) - You get a dealer table in the game room, a pair of the 2016 custom D6 dice, and a tote with the convention logo on it. Rewards MUST be picked up at the convention. Badge and table are transferable if you cannot make the show.

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    VIP - You get a convention exclusive 8x10 color print from Gilead, Hannah Walsh, and Sarrah Wilkinson. You also get a handmade perler bead piece from Jason Youngdale. The prints and piece will be fantasy and/or sci-fi related. This is in addition to the regular rewards given at the $30 support level. Note the VIP rewards will be distributed only at the convention.

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    TRIPLE ATTENDEE (NO SHIP) - You get three weekend passes to the convention, three pairs of the 2016 custom D6 dice, and three totes with the convention logo on it. Rewards MUST be picked up at the convention. Badges are transferable if you cannot make the show.

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