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Expedition Prototype & Industry Convention (EPiC 2018)
EXPEDITION PROTOTYPE CON ( Helping develop Board Games, and a Community. There is a charge for this meetup. You must pre-register to attend. There will be no tickets sold at the door. Dates: February 23-25th. There is a mixer on Thursday night, February 22, with limited spaces. (At least one playtester or designer ticket must be purchased if you plan on attending the mixer.) Prices: Tickets for playtesters will be available until February 15th, and the $50 Designer tickets are available until February 1st. Tickets are limited. Playtesters - $20 Designers - $40 (before Dec 24th) Designers - $50 (After Dec 24th) Prototype Library​ **Non-Present-Designers** - $35 (until Feb 1st) If you purchase a Playtester or Designer Ticket before Feb. 1st you will receive a $10 gift card from CoolStuff! Hotel: The Park Inn by Radisson Phone: (407) 396-1400 ​Address: 3011 Maingate Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34747 *Group Code: "EPIC"* ($82.00/night) You must call with the code to reserve your room with our special rate. (The hotel code makes it so you don't have to pay resort fees or parking fees for the hotel, and it includes free wifi.) Here is the link to the website: Here is the direct link to buy tickets: Here is the link to the registration form for designers: Some of the industry guests include: Zev Shlasinger, Robert Burke, Daniel Zayas, and JR Honeycutt.

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Our group is a chapter of the Society for the Worldwide Exploration of Extraordinary Play. We're focused on bringing new ways to play to seekers of fun in the Tampa Area.

Boardgames have experienced a dramatic Renaissance in the last few decades. Believe it or not, game technology has demonstrated remarkable innovation and change since the days of our grandparents. While very few people are listening to their ancestors' old wax records, many people are still playing their grandparents' parlor games.

Building on those ancient roots, modern boardgames have evolved. Game designers are making games that play in ways that our grandparents probably never imagined. Every game can be an exploration into a whole new world of play.

When you join us, you'll participate in exploring the new ways to play that are being invented by the fantastic game designers of the 21st century.

Play can come in many forms. For most people, play is a state of mind in which activities are chosen for fun, and for no other real purpose.

Playing games specifically can be a very social exercise, and it is one of the reasons we get together to play. We want to share our time and space and be in the presence of other explorers of play.

Our event organizers will be prepared to teach new games to the attendees at each event, and will always have new games, many of which you may have never seen before.

And - if you have a game you simply LOVE to play, bring it with you, and we'll play it with you. We play pretty much everything, from party games to abstracts to strategy games, and we're always willing to try something new!

We look forward to exploring new ways to play with you!

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