Events

Freebooter Demos at Blurriecon!

From Ron & Rich

We will be running a table all weekend promoting Rock-Con and will be running Green Ronin demos for the entire three days. We’ll have a good mix of games.

Games Likely to be Available

Blue Rose

Dragon AGE

Fantasy AGE

Mutants and Masterminds

TitansGrave

 

  

About BlurrieCon

BlurrieCon is an anime, gaming, and new media convention in Erie, Pennsylvania, taking place at the Bayfront Convention Center, 1 Sassafras Pier, in Erie, Pennsylvania, from October 13 through October 15, 2017. Blurriecon aspires to be the North Coast’s most friendly and fun fan convention. Our emphasis is on creativity and participation. Our dedicated staff of otaku superheroes strives to fill our program with, not just the great panels and activities you expect from an anime con, but a host of special events to get everybody involved.

WHY IS IT BLURRIE

BlurrieCon began when Erie’s beloved fandom gathering, the Erie Anime Experience, was suddenly forced to close down. With only thirty days left until the date of what would have been Erie Anime Experience 6, a dedicated group came together from multiple fandoms to forge a new convention. Those thirty days were a blur of activity, and the convention that took place, on the very same date scheduled for Erie Anime Experience, was a blur of multiple fandoms, and so the new event earned its name: BlurrieCon!

BlurrieCon 1 was small but a great deal of fun, and every year since then it has grown rapidly. In 2014 we moved to a larger venue: the Quality Inn and Suites. After two great years there, growing all the while, we moved to our current venue: the sprawling Erie Bayfront Convention Center. Our first year at the Bayfront Convention Center marked the first time since the initial Erie Anime Experience, in 2007, that a fandom convention of any type had taken place at the Bayfront Center!

Now it is 2017. It is five years since the start of BlurrieCon; it is ten years since the start of anime conventions in the region. From the dark days when EAE ended, when it was being said that no convention could every thrive in Erie, BlurrieCon has watched regional fandom grow up around us. Now there are multiple conventions, cosplay skates, anime dances and gaming events. This is an exciting time and we of BlurrieCon are eager to see what comes next!

THE ANIME CLUB OF ERIE

BlurrieCon is produced by the Anime Club of Erie (ACE), an independent anime club in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania, dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of otaku culture in the Erie region. ACE meets monthly and runs fun events throughout the year, like cosplay roller skating, anime dance parties, retro video gaming, and cartoon screenings. We’re always welcoming new members! To find out more, visit our page or check us out on Facebook.

Gen Con 2018

With 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 19,000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!

Experience the Time of your Life!

For more than 50 years, Gen Con has created a home for games and for more than a decade, it has brought its unique atmosphere to Indianapolis. With numerous programs and events for those of every interest, Gen Con has something for everyone! Here’s just a sampling of what you can expect:

  • A sold-out Exhibit Hall with hundreds of game companies
  • More than 16,500 events
  • A Costume Contest
  • An Art Show featuring the world’s best illustrators
  • The Writer’s Symposium and Authors’ Avenue, including New York Times Best-Selling authors
  • A Digital Gaming area with arcades, unique imports, and retro games
  • A Film Festival that awards prizes to winning submissions
  • Fresh, hard-to-find anime selections
  • Giant balloon sculpture
  • A beer garden with late night hours
  • 40+ food trucks from top local vendors
  • Panels and seminars with Industry Insiders
  • The massive, long-running True Dungeon
  • A vibrant Family Fun Pavilion with kids events all weekend long
  • Bands and on-site music

And of course, there are more games than anyone could count! Check in soon for more news and program updates!

Attending Ronins

Joseph Carriker, Crystal Frasier, Jaym Gates, Kara Hamilton, Steve Kenson, Nicole Lindroos, Hal Mangold, Jack Norris, Chris Pramas, Evan Sass, Marc Schmalz, Malcolm Sheppard, Owen K.C. Stephens, Dylan Templar, Veronica Templar, and Barry Wilson

Origins Game Fair

Origins 2018 will serve up a high level of fun with activities and events that may require some sleuthing skills.

There are literally thousands of people who come year after year to this great show, but we are particularly happy when new folks join us for the first time. This is an exciting opportunity for you to discover the magic of an entire convention center full of gaming and game-related activities. Frankly, we kind of envy you and that first-time wonder. Remember, it isn’t just a con but an adventure! 

UK Games Expo

Now in its 12th Year, UK Games Expo (UKGE) is the largest Hobby Games Convention in the UK. A fun event appealing to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast.

UK Games Expo is the premier event in the UK where all aspects of the gaming hobby are represented under one roof:

  • Card Games
  • Boardgames
  • Role-playing Games
  • Miniature Games
  • Family games

The goal is to create a fun event which will appeal to families and the general public as well as the enthusiast. You arrive, you wander around the trade stands, try out any games you wish, sit in on the seminars or join in with the tournaments These are the main elements:

  • Tournaments and Championships in the most popular game systems
  • Newest games and releases on show AND PLAYABLE
  • Large trade fair
  • Family Zone – lots for the kids to do
  • Authors and artists
  • Participation and Demonstration Games – No need to know the rules or book in advance -JUST WALK UP AND ASK TO JOIN IN!
  • Costumed Groups
  • Guests
  • Seminars and Talks
  • Space for Open Gaming and Roleplaying Games
  • Game Ambassadors in blue shirts – if you are new, on your own or just lost ask them and they will help.

ChupacabraCon

Chupacabracon is the premiere desktop role playing and board game convention in the greater Austin area. Held at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center in Round Rock, Texas, Just North of Austin, proper. The convention is the primary fund raising event for Austin Creative Pathways. Our goal is to foster youth into creative careers through gaming.

Chupacabracon is a small event, pulling visitors from around the country. We are known for having an unusually high number of professional guests for an event at our size. We are routinely hosting 25 to 30 industry guests; writers of many of the top RPGs. Being a small event of no more than 500 attendees, this is a unique opportunity to meet the writers, many of whom run their games at Chupacabracon.

We also host many special events. D&D Adventure League and Pathfinder Society regularly host unique, special events at our little convention. We have also hosted Savage Saturday Nights every year from our inception. This is an evening of games run by the authors of Deadlands, East Texas University, Savage Rifts, and many other Savage Worlds settings. We hold an interactive celebrity game, where audience members can pledge to the charity for the opportunity to shape the story, make the rolls for the celebrity players, and otherwise make their session more interesting.

We have been told, from attendees and industry guests both, that Chupacabracon is their favorite event of the year. Come join our family of gamers at our next event.

Attending Ronins

Joseph Carriker, Nicole Lindroos, and Chris Pramas, 

Norwescon

Green Ronin will be the Spotlight Publisher for Norwescon 41!

 

About Norwescon

Norwescon is the Pacific Northwest’s premier science fiction and fantasy convention and one of the largest regional science fiction and fantasy conventions in the United States. While maintaining a primarily literary focus, Norwescon is large enough to provide a venue for many of the other aspects of science fiction and fantasy and the interests of its fans such as anime, costuming, art, gaming, and much, much more.

Norwescon features over 500 hours of panel programming, over 200 panelists specializing in fantasy, science fiction, science and more, the Philip K. Dick Awards, a 6,250 square-foot Dealers RoomWriters’ Workshops, a full masquerade, an art showdances and more!

Mission Statement

To promote science fiction, fantasy, and science through the written word, art, and educational programs, such as the holding of a yearly convention where the public is provided with the opportunity to hear noted writers, scientists, and educators speak on various aspects of the fields of science fiction, fantasy and science and to participate in discussions, displays, and lectures involving these fields.

Norwescon believes that its mission is to provide to the public the opportunity to be educated on the latest trends in science fiction, fantasy, and science, as science fiction in many cases becomes the science of the future.

The goals of Norwescon are to hold a yearly literary convention with emphasis on its previously stated mission.

Attending Ronins

Joseph Carriker, Crystal Frasier, Jaym Gates, Nicole Lindroos, Chris Pramas, Evan Sass, Marc Schmalz, Malcolm Sheppard, Owen K.C. Stephens, Dylan Templar, Veronica Templar, and Barry Wilson

GAMA Trade Show

GAMA is excited to be taking the Trade Show to a new venue, the Peppermill Resort in Reno, March 12-16, 2018.

This show is full of opportunities that are sure to benefit you and your business. GAMA partners with manufacturers to provide retailers with a Retailer Appreciation Box full of new product—that alone is an outstanding reason to join us at the show!

Learn valuable information from seminars and panel discussions, take part in reviews of new products and demo trainings, and step into a welcoming environment that makes it easy to connect with a multitude of professionals in our industry.

Now with more space, and beautiful new scenery, the 2018 GAMA Trade Show is going to be a unique networking experience you don’t want to miss!

Attending Ronins

Nicole Lindroos, Hal Mangold, and Chris Pramas

OrcaCon

OrcaCon is a tabletop games convention, which includes board and card games, role-playing games, and miniature games. OrcaCon is focused on creating a safe and welcoming space for promoting the tabletop games hobby, supporting diversity in tabletop games, and building a community of both novice and experience game players.

OrcaCon is excited to offer a wide variety of panels and workshops. We have a great line up of Guests of Honor and Special Guests, and we are looking for more folks to talk about their gaming passions. We’re looking for game industry professionals, community leaders, and other smart folks who love to talk about games.

In particular, we’re interested in talks and workshops about the game industry, inclusive design, game development, and more. We have limited space so the process can be very competitive. We’re always looking for a good balance of skills and specialties, and therefore might turn down impressively qualified people if their skill set overlaps too much with other people we’ve already invited.

Attending Ronins

Joseph Carriker, Crystal Frasier, Jaym Gates, Steve Kenson, Nicole Lindroos, Chris Pramas, Evan Sass, Marc Schmalz, Owen K.C. Stephens, Dylan Templar, Veronica Templar, and Barry Wilson

GaymerX

For those who are not familiar with GaymerX, we focus on creating a fun and safe space for gamers of all identities to have fun and hang out with like minded folks. GaymerX is a “queer space”, in that many of the panels revolve around queer issues or queer devs, but GaymerX is made for everyone and everyone is welcome.

PAX Unplugged

WHAT IS PAX UNPLUGGED?

PAX Unplugged will be an exciting analog-focused extension of our already existing portfolio of PAX events. We’ve found that the Tabletop parts of PAX have grown and grown to the point where we said, “You know what? Let’s make a show that’s just that.”

Features

Exhibit Hall, Panels, Omegathon, Performances, Tournaments, Kids Day, Family Room, PAX XP, Handheld Lounge, PAX Arena, Pin Trading, Diversity Lounge, Tabletop Freeplay, RPG Dungeon, Miniatures Area, Alpha Build, LFG Area, First Look

Attending Ronins

Chris Pramas, Nicole Lindroos, Hal Mangold, Steve Kenson