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2014 Spring Mini Gaming Hoopla

Friday, May 2 (12 pm - 2 am)
Saturday, May 3 (8 am - 2 am)
Sunday, May 4 (8am - 4 pm)

Doors open 15 minutes prior to event for general attendees, 30 minutes prior to even for VIGs.

As our attendance increases, so does the amount of work that is required of our volunteer staff members. In an effort to keep our staff sane - at least as sane as we are now - and assure that we are giving you the best experience we can, we've decided to make some changes. Initially we were talking about going to just have one Hoopla a year, but for many of our busy staff and attendees, the Hoopla events were a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle and just game for a whole two weekends a year. We didn't want to take that away from anyone (ourselves included!) so we've decided to make the Spring Hoopla a Mini event. What this means for you is still coming and hanging out, playing games with old friends and making new friends, and generally having lots of fun, all while raising money for the American Cancer Society. What this means for us is a whole lot less planning so we can use all that energy and time to make the full Hoopla in the fall the best event ever!

What our Mini Hoopla won't have:
• No Best Raffle Ever (which means more and better for fall!)
• No preplanned events or attendee registration (just come a pay at the door)
• No full kitchen
• No silent Auction (which we never had in the Spring anyway)
• No GenCon Games Library

What our Mini Hoopla will have:
• Lots of tables and space for open gaming!
• On-site binders to plan games once you're here and let people sign up!
• Door prizes!
• Vending type food like soda, chips, fruit, giant pretzels, and, of course, Gamer Sized Deserts!
• Longer hours!

As always, we thank you all for your support, and hope you will have as much fun at this Mini Gaming Hoopla as you do at our full event!

Minimum donation for entry:

Adult Weekend: $20
Adult Single Day: $10

Child Weekend: $15
Child Single Day: $7

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  • Stacy

    My first Hoopla was amazing, thanks to all of the incredibly friendly people that organized and attended. I look forward to seeing everyone again in the Fall.

    May 5, 2014

  • Leo Sullivan I.

    Another Great GAMING HOOPLA! New Friends and... old games it does not get any better ....unless it raising more for Cancer Research at the same time! Brilliant!

    May 4, 2014

  • Pete A.

    Only rated a little lower because I had to work Friday & cold not make the 2nd & 3rd days! :( - I am sure I missed a great time, but I had a lot of FUN on Friday!

    May 4, 2014

  • Andrea M.

    If any of you are interested in running events, we will have a booklet with events and blank forms for people to fill out to go in the booklets. Pretty much same as usual just without any preprinted events. We will have blanks for you to fill out, or you can go to our FB event or Twitter and print the event sheet and fill it out ahead of time.

    April 23, 2014

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