CoveCon - Your Backyard Gaming Con

  • Apr 27, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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CoveCon is a Film/Gaming Mini Convention in your own back yard! CoveCon features two tracks filling a total of twelve hours from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. Saturday April 27th.  CoveCon will take place at a residence at Lake Monticello in Fluvanna County and is open to two meetup groups, The Charlottesville Gaming Group and The Charlottesville Movie Fans Meetup Group.  The goal of CoveCon is to bring together local game/film enthusiasts.

CoveCon will make every attempt to work and feel like a large convention but in a shorter time and at no cost to you.  One of the two tracks is the gaming track.  CoveCon will have two rooms dedicated to gaming.  One room will have two 8 foot tables and contain the library of games that can be taken off the shelf and played.  The second room, the garage, will contain at least 4 tables.  Different gaming sessions will be run throughout the day and gamers are welcome and encouraged to bring their own game to run and share with the group.


CoveCon is proud to announce it's Guest Of Honor!  Bruce GlassCo, PVCC professor, science fiction writer and Designer of the game Betrayal at House on the Hill will be at CoveCon!

Bruce will be demoing 'Betrayal' and other games he has created as well as answering questions from 4-7 PM.  More information about Bruce and Betrayal can be found at the following links...

Gaming Track - Casual

Zombies! 12 - 2 P.M. -

King of Tokyo 7-8 P.M. -

Space Alert - 7-8 P.M. -

The Resistance: Avalon 9-10 P.M. -

Cards Against Humanity - 9-10 P.M. -

Gaming Track - Intermediate

Cosmic Encounter - 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. -

Learn This! Steve Jackson's Ogre 10-11 A.M. -

Game of Thrones - 12-4 P.M. -

Bulletproof Blues - 2-6 P.M. -

Settlers of Catan - 3-4 P.M. -

Merchant of Venus - 4-7 P.M. -

Betrayal at House on the Hill with Designer Bruce GlassCo - 4-7 P.M. -




Tron (1982) - 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. -

Alien (1979) - 12 P.M. - 2 P.M. -

Galaxy Quest (1999) - 2 P.M. - 4 P.M. -

Serenity (2005) - 4 P.M. - 6 P.M. -

Star Wars Despecialized (1977) - 6 P.M. - 8 P.M.



Directions to Lake Monticello

I will need your full name to call you into the gate.  If you do not use your real name on Meetup please contact me with your name.

From Charlottesville:

Take Route VA-53 E

Take a left onto Route 618 (Lake Monticello Road)

Take right into Lake Monticello Main Gate

Pull up to gate, tell them you are there to see Craig Girard

Take left after the gate onto Jefferson Road

Go past the marina

Trout Point is the 3rd Street on the right.

The house has two drive ways, park in either or along Trout Point.

Contact me via this site or[masked] with any questions.


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  • Stevo J.

    I'm really bummed that I was out of town when this happened. When can we do it again????? =D

    July 7, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Right now it won't be until March or April of 2014. :(

      July 8, 2013

  • Craig G.

    The creator of the Ninja - Silent but Deadly! game is working on a Blade Runner Miniatures Game. I thought people that went to CoveCon might find it interesting. More info can be found here -

    May 6, 2013

  • Dustin H.

    Had a great time, thanks for hosting everything!

    1 · April 30, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Thanks for coming and running games!

      April 30, 2013

  • Craig G.

    Thank you all for coming out. I had a blast watching people play and making new friends. I have posted a new picture if the Ninja. Okay...who got me? Well done.

    1 · April 28, 2013

    • Dustin H.

      Well, it was found, so it definitely wasn't mine!

      April 30, 2013

    • Craig G.

      It was Aaron's. Which means he had two found...and wins the Ninja game. :)

      April 30, 2013

  • David S.

    Good times man! I liked Zombie Dice and the Monsters blah blah blah Tokyo games! Glad the Cannonballs went over well! The movie theater rocked as usual, (memories). Great layout in the garage too! I'm fully expecting Cave-Con 2014!!! Make it happen! If you're in a new house... Make it happen anyway! ;) I'm using far too many exclamation points! Might I also suggest an official Cove-Con Facebook page (The Horror!) I know... :) See you soon! PS EXCLAMATION POINT!

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Blanton B.

    Had a great time! Thanks again for hosting, Craig and Cindy.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Korey K.

    Had a good time thanks for hosting Craig

    April 28, 2013

  • bblackmoor

    Susan and I enjoyed ourselves and are glad that we attended.

    April 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Many thanks to everyone, especially Craig for organizing it all! Great setup and a great time! Lot of great people to meet.

    April 28, 2013

  • Kristofer H.

    A lot of fun. Great to meet lots of people and play a bunch of games.

    April 27, 2013

  • Jody

    I've exhausted all my babysitting resources. :( If something changes with schedule I'll see about driving out. But right now don't expect me.

    April 27, 2013

    • Craig G.

      Sorry to hear that bro. Next time!

      April 27, 2013

  • Craig G.

    CoveCon has an official theme song made by our very own Sam Smith! Thank you Sam for all the hard work and lending your talents to our humble little Convention.

    April 27, 2013

  • Craig G.

    We just found out our babysitter is not available until 1 pm. Anyone that plays a game with my daughter will get extra raffle tickets. :)

    April 26, 2013

  • Dustin H.

    If people would like to meet, I can drive. My car can handle 4 comfortably, 5 if the back seat feels like getting to know each other.

    I'll be there the whole time. I don't know what the best meeting place would be, can you park at the visitors center below PVCC? If not, there is a Food Lion up the road.

    April 26, 2013

  • Craig G.

    I just posted the PDF of the CoveCon brochure for anyone wishing to see whats happening during the day.

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes please! Gaming track!

    1 · April 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Whoo!! i might be able to bring em! Ill check!!

      April 24, 2013

    • Craig G.

      I just bought a copy last weekend. So we are all set. :)

      April 24, 2013

  • Craig G.

    Below is the list of names that will be called into the gate. Please contact me if your name is not on the list and it should be. CoveCon is officially SOLD OUT! ;)

    Jody White
    Colin Thomas
    brandon blackmoor
    David Shockley
    Kelly Chisholm
    Walter (Need last name)
    Travis Hilton
    Kristofer Hough
    Sam Smith
    Chris Smith
    Xander Czajkowski
    Dustin Harris
    Joel WB (Need last name, I'm pretty sure you told me but I can't find the email, my apologies.)
    Nick Morawitz
    Royden Clark
    Korey King
    David Shockley
    K Runkle (need first name)
    Alexandra Leandre
    Wendy Edwards
    Al Cooper
    Perry McGrath
    Elizabeth Stewart
    Ellen Volet

    April 24, 2013

    • Matthew

      Do you need my last name or do you remember it?

      April 24, 2013

  • Kelly C.

    Just a reminder to sign up for the potluck if you haven't already (and thanks to those who have). Main course is looking to be a choice of pulled pork or shredded chicken sandwiches, but we could still use some sides, as well as cups, plates, plasticware, napkins... and snacks. Always snacks.

    April 23, 2013

  • Craig G.

    5) Folding chairs. If anyone has folding chairs they can bring please do so. Thank you.

    April 23, 2013

  • Matthew

    Anyone interested in meeting in Charlottesville and carpooling over?

    April 22, 2013

  • Colin T.

    Re parking: I also live at the lake. Two cars could park at my house and carpool over with me.

    April 20, 2013

  • Craig G.

    The Resistance is this weeks Tabletop episode. Watch it then sign up to play at CoveCon!

    April 18, 2013

  • Craig G.

    Less than two weeks until CoveCon! Couple announcements...

    1) If you don't want to worry about food while you are here please sign up for the Pot Luck event.

    2) SKALLOPS will be at CoveCon (see pic). Skallops are pieces of wood that you stick cards into to make things. If you would like to be the SKALLOP King or Queen of CoveCon see what you can make in 30 minutes or less. All entries will be voted on and a prize will be given out to the winner!

    3) Carpool, please car pool if you can.

    4) Email/Call me with any questions!

    April 15, 2013

  • Kelly C.

    Hi all! Check out the potluck event we created for the day and sign up to bring something to keep us all fueled through the day and night. Message me with any questions/comments. See you there!

    April 10, 2013

  • Craig G.

    Hello! 18 days until CoveCon! I will try and share information to make everything go smoother over the next couple of weeks. If anyone has any questions please post them or email me. One thing I would recommend is car pooling if you can. There will be less parking headaches that way. We do have 2 driveways, one very large, another medium sized that can hold quite a few cars and you can park along Trout Point. DO NOT park on Jefferson Street. The police will make you move.

    I am trying to think of a good solution for food, so people do not have to leave to eat if they would rather not. I have a couple ideas but if you have any suggestions please post them or email me. The refrigerator will be full of water and cheap soda.

    We will have prizes for Ninja! - Silent But Deadly and swag bags with official CoveCon merchandise. :) Looking forward to a day of fun!

    April 9, 2013

  • Craig G.

    1 Month 'til CoveCon! April 27th is coming fast be, ready for movies, games and fun! I would like to announce 'Ninja - Silent but deadly!' at CoveCon. Everyone attending will be a part of this game, there is no way out. When you arrive you will be given an envelope, In that envelope will either be a blank card (more than likely a junk Magic card) or a 'Ninja - You Lose!' card. The object of the game is to unknowingly get others to find the card throughout the day. The person that found the card then finds another unsuspecting victim and hides the card for them to find. Points are awarded for stealth and originality. The person with the most points at the end of the day wins! I may even have a prize for the winner. So come might be the Ninja's next victim!

    March 27, 2013

  • Craig G.

    Okay guys. I have the third piece of KICK BUTT news for this week. It certain does not top Bruce GlassCo or Brandon Blackmoor but it's pretty cool. The showing of Conan the Barbarian has been it's place will run STAR WARS, 1977 Version in HD. I will give everyone here the heads up after it's been posted and before I announce it to the movie group. 'Nuff Said.

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Craig G.

    MORE GREAT NEWS! Brandon Blackmoor, RPG creator and programmer for the DriveThru sites,, etc., will be at CoveCon demoing his new Superhero RPG Bulletproof Blues!

    Bulletproof Blues is a "rules light" superhero roleplaying game set in the world-famous universe of Kalos Comics, creators of Paragon, Rook, Antiope, Doctor Arcane, and the rest of the Justifiers, as well as sinister organizations like Aegis and GORGON, and mysterious entities like The Bride. From the ancient ruins of Lemuria to the far reaches of the Hausdorff Dimension, the Kalos Universe is now yours to explore.

    I will post the sessions soon, but until then more information can be found by following these links...

    2 · March 12, 2013

  • Craig G.

    BREAKING NEWS: CoveCon is proud to announce it's first Guest Of Honor! Bruce GlassCo, PVCC professor, science fiction writer and Designer of the game Betrayal at House on the Hill will be at CoveCon! Bruce will be demoing 'Betrayal' and other games he has created as well as answering questions from 4-7 PM. More information about Bruce and Betrayal can be found at the following links...

    2 · March 11, 2013

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