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The Snohomish Roleplayers Meetup Group Message Board General Discussion Forum › GottaCon 2011 Gaming Convention - February 4 to 6, 2011

GottaCon 2011 Gaming Convention - February 4 to 6, 2011

Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 112
GottaCon is a three-day broad spectrum gaming convention that is held annually on the first weekend of February in Victoria, British Columbia. GottaCon celebrates the science fiction and fantasy genres, covers many related hobbies and offers a one stop experience for the fans and enthusiasts of those genres. This year GottaCon 2011 takes place on February 4 to 6, 2011 with the convention doors open at 5:00pm Friday and they do not close until 7:00pm Sunday. That is 50 hrs of non-stop gaming. GottaCon will have all you need to make the experience great: contests, tournaments, vendors, demonstrations, and all types of games.

GottaCon 2011 will take place at Pearkes Recreation Centre at 3100 Tillicum Rd. With
approximately 24,000 square feet of floor space. You can check out the facility here:
http://www.saanich.ca...­

GottaCon 2010 saw just under 900 people - which was an amazing 50% growth from GottaCon
2009. GottaCon intends to deliver another successful year and is projecting attendance levels to be between 1200 and 1500.

For more information visit www.gottacon.com. I will also be posting more exciting information about GottaCon in this thread, so check back now and then.

You can also follow us on:
Twitter at http://twitter.com/Go...­
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Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 113
Today we announce that we have finished updating our website from Flash to a WordPress format. The new site looks very much the same but can now be viewed with smart phones and devices. The site also loads faster and includes the ability for the public to comment/discuss announcements we make. If you have questions, comments or suggestions regarding our site please respond by visiting our website and commenting under the “New Website for GottaCon” post. We will continue to improve our site over the months and years to come.

We will also be making numerous announcements over the next few weeks around sponsors, events and developments so please keep an eye on our website, facebook group and twitter account to stay up to date.
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 118
GottaCon 2011 Vendor Booths, Sponsorship and Floor Plan

This announcement is a quick update on the status of our vendor booth availability, sponsorship/advertising options and a first look at our preliminary floor plan for GottaCon 2011.

GottaCon Conventions is excited to release the preliminary floor plan for GottaCon 2011. As you can see, via the link below, this year we have expanded our space and now occupy over 24,000 square feet! Some of the features new to GottaCon 2011 that you might notice from this floor plan are as follows:

We have expanded our TCG and board game areas to keep up with demand.

Warhammer 40K, Fantasy and LoTR championship qualifiers are back and bigger than ever!! We have upped our capacity significantly and as such the prize pool has as well.

Warmachine/Hordes will make a début at GottaCon 2011 in a big way with sponsorship by Privateer Press.

Video games were a huge hit last year and in response to that we have dedicated a lot of effort this year into improving it. This year the Xbox 360 LAN will be back and hosted by Evo Games who will facilitate lots of great tournaments and freeplay. We have expanded our computer LAN capacity and will host a few dedicated servers this year as well. As always attendees are encouraged to bring their own systems and jack into our our LAN at no extra cost. Tournaments and freeplay will be in full swing. Discussions with Play n Trade and the PlayStation events crew are underway in an effort to bring you even more exciting attractions.

http://www.gottacon.c...­


GottaCon Vendor booths are now over 50% sold out. If you are interested in promoting your business and the many fine items you have for sale at our 2011 show please contact us before it is too late!! Also if you know of a business you would like to see at GottaCon 2011 please let us know and we will contact them. Below please find a link to our vendor information package.

http://www.gottacon.c...­

Are you thinking of ways to market your business/product to the gaming world? Well becoming a sponsor of GottaCon 2011 is a great way to do just that. Our sponsorship/advertising packages are very affordable and reach the audience you desire. For more information please see our sponsorship and advertising information package.

http://www.gottacon.c...­

As always please visit our website for more information on our 2011 event! See you on February 4, 2011.
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 124
GottaCon Teams up with Anime Evolution

GottaCon is happy to be teaming up with Anime Evolution again this year and we will be attending their hugely successful convention this coming weekend (August 13th to 15th, 2010). GottaCon will host a booth in the exhibitor area and be schmoozing it up with all the fantastic attendees and guests of Anime Evolution 2010 (http://www.animeevolu...­.

Anime Evolution is Vancouver’s premier event celebrating Japanese animation, manga, gaming, and every kind of related fandom. Their featured activities include interactive panel discussions with industry guests, cultural demonstrations, 24-hour video rooms, cosplay contests, an AMV contest, a charity auction, evening dances, and creative workshops. They also offer LAN, tabletop, LARP, and console gaming rooms.

Anime Evolution will also be returning to GottaCon 2011 and hosting our costume contest with a variety of categories and prizes to be won. More details on the costume contest will be released in the fall so stay tuned.

As always please visit our website for more information on our 2011 event! See you on February 4, 2011.
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 129
GottaCon 2011 Warhammer Lineup

GottaCon is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting North American qualifier tournaments in Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy and new this year Warhammer Lord of the Rings at GottaCon 2011 on February 4 to 6, 2011. Come take part in an even larger Warhammer event then last year. The prizes will be even better than last year! Please see below for event details.

On opening night, Friday February 4 come out and take part in a free 40K Apocalypse event where you will have the chance to battle against others in an effort to grab and/or hold objectives and win prizes. This event is a great way to warm up for the major Warhammer events that will begin on Saturday February 5 and continue into Sunday February 6.

New this year on Friday night we are hosting a Lord of the Rings “War of the Ring” qualifier tournament which will start at 6pm and last three rounds. There will be a seating limit of 20 players and the top two will receive invitations to the NA Championships held in Las Vegas as well as additional prizes plus prizes to best painted army and best sportsmanship. Army point limit is 1000.

Or just show up and battle against a friend on one of our tables to sharpen your skills for the fun that begins on Saturday.

Starting Saturday morning at 10am our two feature Warhammer events begin. A two day Warhammer 40K event will run both Saturday and Sunday starting at 10am each day. Day one will see three rounds of play and day two will see the final two rounds of play. Army point limit is 1750 (no Forge World models). Prizes will be awarded in the following categories; first, second, third and fourth overall score, best painted army and best sportsmanship. Also the top two players will receive invitations to the NA Championships held in Las Vegas. Armies will be formed according to the standard points costs, restrictions and rules presented in current Games Workshop army books and codexes. Seating limit of 50 players and last year we sold out before the end of January. Tickets will go on sale in October and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Also starting Saturday morning at 10am a two day Warhammer Fantasy event will run both Saturday and Sunday. Day one will see 3 rounds of play and day two will see the final 2 rounds of play. Army point limit is 2500. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories; first, second, third and fourth overall score, best painted army and best sportsmanship. Also the top two players will receive invitations to the NA Championships held in Las Vegas. Armies will be formed according to the standard points costs, restrictions and rules presented in current Games Workshop army books and codexes. Seating limit of 50 players, Tickets will go on sale in October and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

The price to gain access to GottaCon all weekend long and enter into any of our feature Warhammer events is only $40 +HST. Stay tuned to our website as we will announce when tickets for GottaCon go on sale and where you can get them. If you have any questions please send them to ehatch@gottacon.com. Thank you.
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 134
GottaCon 2011 Warmachine/Hordes Lineup

GottaCon is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Warmachine/Hordes tournaments at GottaCon 2011 on February 4 to 6, 2011. Come take part in what will surely be the largest Warmachine/Hordes event ever to have been run on Vancouver Island. Please see below for event details.

Starting Friday Evening at 6pm our feature Steamroller Warmachine/Hordes GottaCon Championship tournament begins. A two day Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller tournament will run both Friday night and Saturday night starting at 6pm each day. Day one will see three rounds of play and day two will see the final two rounds of play. Army point limit is 50. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories; first, second, and third overall score as well as best painted army. Rules and restrictions as per the official Steamroller tournament format. There is a seating limit of 32 players. Tickets will go on sale in October and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Starting Saturday afternoon at 2pm our Mega Battle event begins. Players will keep track of the number of VPs they kill and prizes will be awarded to the player with most kills and second most kills. The player limit is as seating is available and the point limit is 15.

Sunday morning will see a doubles tournament starting at 10am. Teams of two will face off against other teams battling it out for first overall in this three round event. Rules and restrictions as per the official doubles tournament format. The player limit is as seating is available and the point limit is 25 per team member.

Prizes for events will consist of Privateer Press promotional items, coin kits, Warmachine/Hordes related product and a first place trophy for the Steamroller tournament. These events are being brought to you by GottaCon Conventions, Connection Games and Privateer Press.

The price to gain access to GottaCon all weekend long and enter into any of our Warmachine/Hordes events is only $40 +HST. Stay tuned to our website as we will announce when tickets for GottaCon go on sale and where you can get them. If you have any questions please send them to ehatch@gottacon.com. Thank you.

Link to poster: http://www.gottacon.c...­
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 140
Miniature Painting Competition at GottaCon 2011
Brought to you by Dice Bag Games

GottaCon is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a Miniature painting contest, which is brought to you by Dice Bag Games, at this year’s convention. If you are a fan of painting miniatures then this free event should interest you. Dice Bag Games has generously offered to hold this event and provide a variety of prizes for it.

There are three categories that attendees can submit an entry into (limit of one entry per category per person) which include:
Single Figure
Unit
Large Figure (single vehicles are included in this category)

Categories are open to any 25 mm to 35 mm scale model from any genre or manufacturer. Prizes will be awarded to the top three submissions in each category. Full details on this event which include competition rules and regulations, category size restrictions and judging criteria can be found here:

http://www.gottacon.c...­

Entry forms will be available at the Dice Bag Games booth during GottaCon 2011 (February 4th to 6th, 2011). If you have any questions regarding this event please speak to Colin Wheelock of Dice Bag Games by phone at 250-597-1992 or visit their facebook (http://www.facebook.c...­) page and post your questions there.

GottaCon would like to thank Dice Bag Games for adding another great event to our exciting lineup. See you at GottaCon 2011!
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 146
GottaCon 2011 Magic: The Gathering Events Management and Lineup

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Yellowjacket Comics and Toys, represented by Nelson Salahub, along with a team of certified DCI judges will be running our Magic: The Gathering events at GottaCon 2011. The judges lined up to assist Yellowjacket this year include Level two judge Max Knowlan, level two judge Niko Skartvedt and level one judge Alasdair Howie. Nelson and the team are sure to deliver an exciting line up of events and prizes.

What does this mean? It means all major events, such as the Mirrodin Besieged launch parties as well as the Vancouver Island Magic Community (VIMC) M:TG Open will be run at a rules enforcement level of competitive. Also we will have numerous Mirrodin Besieged launch parties and related events with promos. Nelson and the team will bring experience, professionalism and a reputation which are sure to attract an excellent turnout for these events.

Below find a brief list of the Magic: The Gathering events you will find at GottaCon 2011. There will be thousands of dollars in prizes to be won in our MTG line-up. If you would like to see more in depth information on these events please see our full Magic announcement: http://www.gottacon.c...­ .

Major Events:
Friday:
TCG - Magic: The Gathering - VIMC M:TG Open Part 1 (FNM) Constructed
Saturday:
TCG - Magic: The Gathering - VIMC M:TG Open Part 2 (Launch Party) Sealed
TCG - Magic: The Gathering - GottaCon Two Headed Giant Sealed Tournament
Sunday:
TCG - Magic: The Gathering - VIMC M:TG Open Part 3 Top 8 Finals Draft
TCG - Magic: The Gathering - GottaCon Victoria vs. Vancouver Grudge Match

Other Events:

Saturday:
TCG - Magic: The Gathering - Mirrodin Besieged Draft Launch Party
TCG - Magic: The Gathering - GottaCon Extended Tournament
Sunday:
TCG - Magic: The Gathering - Mirrodin Besieged Draft Launch Party
TCG - Magic: The Gathering - GottaCon Highlander Tournament
All Weekend:
TCG - Magic: The Gathering - Pickup Draft
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 151
UPDATE - GottaCon 2011 Warmachine/Hordes Lineup

Due to an overwhelming show of interest in our Warmachine events lineup and lots of great feedback from the players that love this game a major scheduling change is being made to these events. Issues that prevented ideal scheduling of these events in the past were strictly floor space and table space but we have taken steps to find the room and bring in extra tables so the main event can take place during the day on Saturday and Sunday with side events Friday and Saturday night. Please see below for our new Warmachine event details.

Starting Saturday morning at 10am our feature Steamroller Warmachine/Hordes GottaCon Championship tournament begins. A two day Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller tournament will run both Saturday and Sunday starting at 10am each day. Day one will see three rounds of play and day two will see the final two rounds of play. Army point limit is 50. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories; first, second, and third overall score as well as best painted army. Rules and restrictions as per the official Steamroller tournament format. There is a seating limit of 32 players. Tickets will go on sale in October and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Starting Friday night at 7:30pm our Mega Battle event begins. Players will keep track of the number of VPs they kill and prizes will be awarded to the player with most kills and second most kills. The player limit is as seating is available and the point limit is 15.

Saturday night will see a doubles tournament starting at 7pm. Teams of two will face off against other teams battling it out for first overall in this three round event. Rules and restrictions as per the official doubles tournament format. The player limit is as seating is available and the point limit is 25 per team member.

Prizes for events will consist of Privateer Press promotional items, coin kits, Warmachine/Hordes related product and a first place trophy for the Steamroller tournament. These events are being brought to you by GottaCon Conventions, Connection Games and Privateer Press.

The price to gain access to GottaCon all weekend long and enter into any of our Warmachine/Hordes events is only $40 +HST. Stay tuned to our website as we will announce when tickets for GottaCon go on sale and where you can get them. If you have any questions please send them to ehatch@gottacon.com. Thank you.

Link to poster: http://www.gottacon.c...­
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 157
GottaCon 2011 Costume Contest

Whether you're a beginner or a veteran, you're welcome to strut your stuff at the GottaCon Costume Contest, sponsored by Anime Evolution (www.animeevolution.com) and Dragon Impact (www.dragonimpact.com). 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 5th, from noon to 5pm, convention attendees can stop by the Anime Evolution 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. Contestants will be eligible for all categories in their age group. Judge deliberation will begin at 6pm (contestants do not need to be present). The winners will be announced at 6:45pm at the Anime Evolution booth. Prizes will be handed out following the announcements also at the Anime Evolution 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 Anime Evolution for promotional purposes at their discretion.

This will be the second annual GottaCon costume contest and we are very excited to host this annual event with the help of Anime Evolution!!

For rules and categories please visit our website.
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