AcadeCon is a 3-day gaming convention at the Dayton Convention Center, in Dayton, Ohio, on the weekend of November 9th – 11th, 2018.
We at The RPG Academy podcast have had the extreme good fortune of building a community of wonderful gamers that listen to our podcast and want to play games with us. More than anything, we thrive on interacting with our listeners and fans. This is the true purpose of AcadeCon. In addition to playing games with friends, both old and new, AcadeCon offers almost unprecedented access to some amazing RPG designers, authors, and some of your favorite podcasting personalities. At AcadeCon, these people are there to have fun and play games, just like you. Join into one of their events and don’t be surprised if they join into one of yours!
If you’re still not convinced that AcadeCon is the place for you, please consider our motto: Gaming with friends, old and new!
If that sounds like something you’d like to support then this is the place for you. Please be aware - other than the limited number of VIP badges -we are not selling any actual badges through this project. We will be using another on-line service to sell the badges later in the year.
In a perfect world we would move all of AcadeCon's sales/fundraising to this platform, and that's the plan - but we still need money for deposits and that's what this project is for. We can use this platform to raise the funds we need for those deposits and marketing materials now and open badge sales much closer to the event.
Thank you for checking out our Kickstarter and we hope to see you in November!
What's AcadeCon all about?
AcadeCon is specifically designed to be a smaller, non-traditional convention. We are not trying to (nor do we want to) compete with or replace the huge conventions that attract a national audience. At our convention, you're going to get access to some of the most amazing GMs and players from all over, a better chance to play in the games you want, the opportunity to spend time and game with special guests, and time to hang out with some of the best gamers in the world—the fans of our show!
Whether you are one of our listeners, are interested in meeting and playing with some of our special guests, or just found us by accident, we hope you'll consider donating to the cause.
AcadeCon 2018 is our sixth annual gaming convention. We've hosted five previous successful cons (the first two were invite-only due to space limitations). Our third year was our first foray into a public event, and our success led us to look for a larger and lasting home with the Dayton Convention center with this being our 3rd year at this location.
Each year we've grown and our goal for 2018 is 700 people. With your help, we can get there and then some.
Want to see more pictures from previous AcadeCons?
If you'd like to see our event listing from 2017 to get an idea of what sorts of events we offer - click here to DL an excel file of last year's event listing.More reasons you should support our project now and grab and badge to join us later -
In addition to covering our deposits, this KS will help us set our budget for bringing in guests for this year and scheduling them early helps ensure they are able to join us.
Confirmed guests for this year:
- Rich Baker
- Jim McClure
- Katrina Ostrander
- James D'Amato
- DM's Block ( - Mitch, Neal, Ryan & John)
- Tracy Barnett
- A.P. Klosky
- Shane V (Total Party Thrill podcast)
Many more are expected to confirm as we get closer to the event.
OTHER SUPER COOL THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING
Our inner sci-fi nerds are insanely happy to have this chance to pull on those costumes that we don't tell anyone about and log some time on the Artemis Space Bridge Simulator. Sponsored by Game Base 7, this is going to one of the highlights of the convention. Registration information for these games will be included in the gaming schedule when it is released after the campaign ends. Unlike many conventions that host a simulator, ours does not cost extra. It's all included in your badge—though we won't be upset if you give them a donation or purchase some of their wares in exchange for their presence at AcadeCon.
Sponsored by Double Exposure, the Envoy program is unique and awesome! The Double Exposure team will provide us with about 25 brand-new games that you can try out during AcadeCon. Every time you play a demo, you are entered into a drawing to win that game! You can play the same game multiple times to get a better chance at winning something you really enjoy or play them all and see if Lady Luck is smiling on you.
Open Game Library:
Code of Conduct & Terms of Service.
AcadeCon is an inclusive gaming event open to gamers off all types. Every attendee will be subject to our Code of Conduct and Terms of Service.
Click here to read our terms of service:
Thank you for taking a look at our campaign. We truly hope you'll consider supporting us now and grabbing a badge later to come out to play games with us in November.
Risks and challenges
At this point, the biggest risk is that we don't fund, in which case the event does not happen. The facility costs this year are more expensive
than last year, but we need the room if we are to continue to grow. If we can't make it to our minimal funding we can't afford to put on the show. As long as we fund, only a catastrophe would stop the event from happening.
Beyond that, we are having the event in southern Ohio in November. We can't control the weather so there may be a chance that people coming from out of town may have difficulty getting there or back. We are not responsible for any travel arrangements, costs, or difficulties.
This is our 6th year running AcadeCon and 4th as a public event. We know we can put on a fun show if we have enough people that are wiling to join us.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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