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GottaCon 2013 Gaming Convention Feb 1st - 3rd, 2013

Mike
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Victoria, BC
Post #: 98
GottaCon 2013 Malifaux Lineup

GottaCon is pleased to announce that it will be adding Malifaux to our list of Miniature based tournaments at GottaCon 2013 on February 1 to 3, 2013. This year we are excited to have Wyrd Miniatures sponsor our feature and side Malifaux events.
GottaCon and Wyrd Miniatures are proud to present an exciting lineup of Malifaux tournaments throughout the weekend. Prizes will be awarded individually in each tournament, and the player with the most combined tournament points for the weekend will earn the title of GottaCon 2013 Malifaux Champion! Purchase of a GottaCon Malifaux ticket package ($50 until January 22, 2013 $60 after that) secures a place in each Malifaux tournament and is required for pre-registration and entry in the “First into the Breach”, “One Way Ticket”, and “Masters of Malifaux” Events, as well space is limited to 16 players for the three mentioned events.

For full information on the five tournaments that will take place over the GottaCon 2013 weekend please visit our website.


Mike
user 20544761
Victoria, BC
Post #: 102
GottaCon Miniature Painting Competition at GottaCon 2013

GottaCon is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a miniature painting contest at this year’s convention. If you are a fan of painting miniatures then this event should interest you. Entry into this event is free and there are trophies for each category.

Categories are open to any scale model from any genre or manufacturer. There are three categories that attendees can submit an entry into (limit of one entry per category per person) which include:
* Single Figure
* Large Figure
* Squad or Group

Full details on this event which include competition rules and regulations, category size restrictions and judging criteria can be found here.

Entry forms will be available at the miniatures tournament reporting booth during GottaCon 2013 (February 1st to 3rd, 2013). If you have any questions regarding this event please speak to Paul Puhallo by email at ppuhallo@gottacon.com.
Mike
user 20544761
Victoria, BC
Post #: 106
GottaCon 2013 Magic: The Gathering Events Lineup

Once again Yellowjacket Comics and Toys along with a team of certified DCI judges will be running our Magic: The Gathering events at GottaCon 2013. Yellowjacket, spearheaded by Nelson Salahub, and the team are sure to deliver an exciting lineup of events and prizes. Also this year we have confirmed convention support from Wizards of the Coast which has once again allowed us to deliver some extra great events with cool prizes!

A new and VERY important detail this year is there is a set limit of 150 MTG Weekend Passes available for purchase this year. At the time of writing we are already 12% sold out. If you want to receive maximum value with regards to MTG events at GottaCon 2013 get one of these passes before they are sold out. The advance ticket price (until January 22, 2013) is $65 HST included. At the door (if there are any left) they will be $70 HST included. Entry into the MTG events at GottaCon will still be possible without an MTG weekend pass but only while seating is available and you will need to pay each individual events entry fee on site at the Yellowjacket tournament reporting centre.

As mentioned above Wizards of the Coast is supporting our convention (thank you Wizards!) and as a result we will be hosting three fantastic special events again this year. These events are a Mini Master tournament, an all weekend Intro Deck Duels event and Gunslinging. How these special events work is included in the event descriptions below.

The Magic the Gathering weekend pass this year will cost $65 taxes included and will include the following:
- Full weekend pass to GottaCon 2013 (valued at $40)
- Entry into the VIMC MTG Open event which consists of one Standard Constructed Flight event and one Sealed Gatecrash Event (valued at $40)
- FNM Standard Constructed "I Flailed in the Flights" Event (valued at $5)
- Free entry into the Mini Master event (valued at ($10)
- Free entry into the Intro Pack Convention League Event (valued at $15)

As you can see the value of the MTG weekend package is very good and we hope you are all as excited as we are.

Below find a brief list of the Magic: The Gathering events you will find at GottaCon 2013. If you would like to see more in depth information on these events please check out our major trading card game events section of our website.

Major Events:

- GottaCon MTG Open 2013
- FNM Standard Constructed "I Flailed in the Flights" Event
- Mini Master Tournament
- GottaCon Two Headed Giant Sealed Tournament
- GottaCon Victoria vs. Vancouver Grudge Match

Other Events:

- Intro Pack Convention League Event
- GottaCon Legacy Tournament
- GottaCon Modern Tournament
- GottaCon Commander Tournament
- Gunslinging
- Pickup Drafts
Mike
user 20544761
Victoria, BC
Post #: 110
Video Gaming at GottaCon 2013

Today we are pleased to announce the Video Game line-up for GottaCon 2013. Below please find our list of game systems, games and tournaments planned for GottaCon 2013, which will be held February 1st to 3rd, 2013 at Pearkes arena in Victoria BC (3100 Tillicum Road).

This is the biggest year for video gaming at GottaCon yet, and we don't just mean in size. Sponsors and prizing are insane! This year we are pleased to announce Logitech G-Series. as our official PC LAN sponsor and Mad Catz as our official console gaming LAN sponsor. We have numerous additional major sponsors and organizers for our video games area including: ROCCAT, Astro Gaming, Ubisoft (ShootMania: Storm), Torn Banner (Chivalry: Medieval Warfare), Kingston HyperX, Antec, GUNNAR Optiks, Future Shop Langford location, Island Collateral, End of Reality Game Servers, LANcouver, BC Gamer, IRL Events, eSports Collective Network, Canadian Joysticks and CrossXover. All of these fantastic companies have provided substantial support in the way of prizes and technology. Events sponsored by these companies are noted below.

We continue to have two types of tournaments in additions to our public stations and BYOC seats: premium tournaments and secondary tournaments. Premium tournaments require a BYOC weekend pass or the video game add-on package to be able to participate in. Premium events will be more competitive and have higher prize payouts. Secondary tournaments are free to any attendees and may have smaller prize pools. These events are meant to be casual, fun and easy to jump in and out of.

The events listed below only include high level information on each of our events. If you have any questions regarding events please contact Spencer at videogames@gottacon.com.

For a list of Premium events.
For a list of Secondary events.

For more details and a full list of events please visit our website.


Mike
user 20544761
Victoria, BC
Post #: 114
Costume Contest at GottaCon 2013

Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, you're welcome to strut your stuff at the GottaCon Costume Contest, sponsored by IRL Events and Dragon Impact. Compete with others to win a prize in one of several categories. Judging will be based on individual costumes. Skits will not be performed (sorry).

On Saturday February 2nd, from noon to 5pm, convention attendees can stop by the IRL Events booth and fill out a contest entry form. At that time their photo will be taken and each contestant will be assigned an entry number. Judge deliberation will begin at 5:30pm with contestants present so judges can ask questions and take a closer look at costumes. The winners will be announced at 6:00pm at the photo area next to the IRL Events booth. Prizes will be handed out following the announcements at the IRL Events booth.

Entry into this contest constitutes an agreement by the contestants to allow their photo to be taken by the contest organizers. Your photo may be used by GottaCon Conventions and IRL Events for promotional purposes at their discretion.

This will be the fourth annual GottaCon costume contest and we are very excited to host this annual event with the help of IRL Events!!

There are two major groups with categories for each group:

Group 1 - Novice:
This is it's your first time or you are new to costuming but still want to show off your awesome work. 50% purchased, 50% you made/modified.
* Best in show (Judge's Choice) - will receive a regular Cos & Effect pass, $100 prize from Dragon Impact and a gift certificate to Fabricland
* Runner Up - will receive a $50 prize from Dragon Impact and a gift certificate to Fabricland

Group 2 - Advanced:
You have some skills and you have done this before. You took great pride in your work and have spent a good deal of time and love to make what you wear. Any store bought parts must be heavily modified. Outfits must be at least 75% your own work.
* Best in Show (Judge's Choice) - will receive a VIP Cos & Effect pass, $100 prize from Dragon Impact and a gift certificate to Fabricland
* Runner Up - will receive a Regular Cos & Effect pass, $50 prize from Dragon Impact and a gift certificate to Fabricland
* Best Prop - will receive a gift certificate to Fabricland

There are also two prize categories that everyone qualifies for:
* Best Craftsmanship - $50 prize from Dragon Impact
* Best Gaming - $50 prize from Dragon Impact

For a full list of rules and what the judges are looking for please visit our site.
Mike
user 20544761
Victoria, BC
Post #: 118
GottaCon 2013 Gamers Silent Auction – It’s Back!

On Saturday February 2th only between 9:00am and 6:30pm, come out and take part in the GottaCon Gamers Silent Auction brought to you by GottaCon Conventions. Convention goers are welcome to bring out their own items for sale as well as bid on the wide variety of items that will be available. We stress patience with convention staff as it takes time to enter all the information of submitted items and when the auction is complete to record all the results. If you would like to fill out a form and bring it with you to the convention please download the form here. Also this year we are looking to set up self-serve computers where you can fill out your forms and print them for our staff.

What is a silent auction?
In this type of auction, items are put on display. To place a bid, bidders write on a piece of paper located near the item. The bidder will be able to see the bids made already and must bid at least the minimum amount specified higher than the current bid. The minimum increase over the current bid will be $1.00 unless otherwise indicated. Bidding closes after a pre-set period of time. The highest bidder at the end of the auction wins the item and pays the price submitted.

For more specifics on how the auction is run and how you can submit an item visit our website.

Some items that will be up for bid are:
- Board games new and used
- Tradable card games, singles and boosters
- Previously owned video games
- Video game systems
- Collectible/non-collectible miniatures and accessories
- Role-playing games old and new
- Books, comic books and animé
- Movies
- Many other gaming and hobby related items

The GottaCon auction provides a great opportunity to buy and sell all of your gaming and hobby related items at great prices. The previous three years have been hugely successful so make sure you check out the auction on Saturday!!

Please note that GottaCon Conventions reserves the right to refuse any items submitted for sale in the auction. All items must be registered with GottaCon staff at the special events area and a fee of $1.00 per item must be paid.
Mike
user 20544761
Victoria, BC
Post #: 122
Guests and Panels of GottaCon 2013

Guests of GottaCon 2013

Alyx Dellamonica – Gust of Honour


Standard Action - Season 2 Screening - Q&A

and many more...

For a complete list of guest please visit our site.

Panels of GottaCon 2013 – in order from Friday to Sunday
The Influence of D&D
So You Want to Become a Published Author
Digital Rights Management: The Pros and Cons
Standard Action: Exclusive Showing and Q&A
RPG Improv with Standard Action & Friends
GM Roundtable: Enhanced Storytelling
Film Screening: Project London
“Unusual” Fandoms: Bronies

For a complete list of details for each panel, including day and time, please visit our site.
Mike
user 20544761
Victoria, BC
Post #: 126
Role Playing Games Line-Up at GottaCon 2013

Today we announce our role playing games line-up planned for GottaCon 2013. We are pleased to announce a list of the vast variety of modules and game systems planned for GottaCon 2013, which will be held February 1st to 3rd, 2013 at Pearkes Arena in Victoria BC (3100 Tillicum Road). Please visit our website for a full list of events and how to sign up for them.

GottaCon will once again be running that annual Midnight Madness event. Midnight Madness is an RPG event where multiple tables work towards a common goal. Interactions between tables are encouraged and likely required, and cooperation is a must in order to succeed. Midnight Madness games take place in a unique continuity, and pregenerated characters are provided and must be used. The goal for this year's Midnight Madness is cooperation. The theme is based around a god, Greed, that is looking to destroy the world of mortals. The players will need to avoid temptation and help each other out in order to survive.

GottaCon will be hosting more than 85 RPG events. WOW that is a lot of events, our most ever! GottaCon would like to thank all the event coordinators for making these events possible. For complete details on the above events including descriptions please download our event listing here or view the events on the Warhorn site here.

We hope you find a few games above to your liking and will come out to GottaCon 2013!
Mike
user 20544761
Victoria, BC
Post #: 130
Board Games Line-Up at GottaCon 2013

Today we announce our board games line-up planned for GottaCon 2013. For a full list of board games and how to insure yourself a seat please visit our website.

GottaCon is proud to again be hosting The Great Canadian Board Game Blitz Qualifier
This epic board game tournament will have four rounds and a maximum of 28 players. Each round players will have to choose one of 7 board games to play, based on their ranking from the previous round (the first round will be determined randomly, and the second round will be the opposite order of the first round). Players earn points based on their ranking in each game, and at the end of the four rounds, the player with the most points will be crowned champion of the Blitz and invited to the finals held in Toronto at FanExpo. Each round will feature a specific board game company or companies.

GottaCon would like to thank all the event coordinators for making these events possible. For complete details on the above events including descriptions please download our event listing or view the events on the Warhorn site.

We hope you find a few games above to your liking and will come out to GottaCon 2013!
Mike
user 20544761
Victoria, BC
Post #: 134
Advance Ticket Price Ends Tuesday: Only 5 Days Left!

If you plan on attending GottaCon 2013 and the massively huge and impressive amount of games at it you should buy your ticket while it is still on sale and save yourself some cash. For instance a full weekend ticket can now be bought for $40 whereas after January 22nd they will cost you $50. Other pass options offer savings now as well, check our site for details. It just makes sense to buy them now. Go here to buy your tickets www.gottacon.com.

How and Where to Get Your Tickets
There are two ways to get tickets! Methods of payment that will be accepted will include:
1) Paypal - Pay from the comfort of your own home on our site
2) Purchase a ticket at a local participating retail location

The Connection Games


Dragon Impact


Magic Stronghold


Skyhaven Games


Yellowjacket Comics & Toys

IMPORTANT!
It is very important to remember that when you purchase your ticket that you include your first and last name and the full name of the individual(s) that the ticket(s) are for it is also helpful to include an email address or phone number in case there are any issues.
If you purchase your tickets via a store location you will receive a ticket from the store with a unique code. You must bring this ticket with you to gain entry to our event this year.
When you show up we will enter the code into our database and check you in. Without this code we will not be able to check you in and thus you will not be able to enter GottaCon 2013.
This year we will have "Will Call" which means starting at 1:00pm Friday February 1, 2013 you can come to the entrance to GottaCon 2013 and check in, receive your badge and be told a location where, once the doors open, you will be able to enter the event simply by presenting your pass. Will Call is only available to advance ticket holders. This is in an effort to relieve the line congestion we saw at our 2012 show.
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