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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 #: 161
GottaCon 2011 Ticket Packages On Sale October 27, 2010

GottaCon tickets will be available for purchase from our www.gottacon.com website as well as at numerous retail locations (see link below) starting Wednesday October 27, 2010. There are different prices for each day as well as a full weekend pass price, family package prices, special packages which include entry into some of the major events as well as the option to add on a GottaCon 2011 t-shirt and dice set (more on this later). There are a number of reasons why you should get your tickets in advance of the big show.
- If you purchase your ticket in advance you receive a 25% discount on your full weekend cost (you pay $30 instead of $40).

- Once you have purchased a ticket and our warhorn site goes live in late November you will be able to sign up to our http://warhorn.net/go...­ site where, once we approve your account, you can start to preregister for events in advance. You will also be able to change your events at anytime up until preregistration is closed. Preregistration helps to ensure your seat at the events you want as seating at most events is limited. It also avoids you having to stand in the event registration lines the days of the convention to sign up for the events you want.

- Pre-paying for your ticket also gets you past the lines at the door as we will have an advance tickets line especially for you. Once you arrive just look for this line to get your convention pass, swag bag, program and get directly into the action of the vendors and events.

Here are the ticket pricing and special packages available (all pricing in Canadian dollars, HST not included): GottaCon 2011 T-Shirt and Dice Set: $31.25 (only available online or at Skyhaven Games)
*Full weekend preregistration: $30.00 *Full weekend registration at the door: $40.00 *Friday admission only: $15.00 *Saturday admission only: $20.00 *Sunday admission only: $15.00
**Single Day Family Pass: $50
**Full Weekend Family Pass: $100
*Package 1 - Full Weekend Pass + VIMC Magic: The Gathering Open Tournament: $55
*Package 2 - Full Weekend Pass + World of Warcraft TCG Realm Qualifier + GottaCon WoW TCG Sealed Champs: $65
*Package 3 - Full Weekend Pass + Warhammer 40K North American Championships Qualifier: $40
*Package 4 - Full Weekend Pass + Warhammer Fantasy North American Championships Qualifier: $40
*Package 5 - Full Weekend Pass + Warhammer LOTR North American Championships Qualifier: See Note Below
*Package 6 - Full Weekend Pass + Warmachine/Hordes GottaCon Championships: $40
Notes:
Children 10 and under get in free (must be accompanied by an adult, provide proof of age if asked, maximum two free child admissions per adult)
Entry to the Warhammer Lord of the Rings North American Championships Qualifier is complementary with purchase of the Warhammer 40K or Fantasy tournament package. Otherwise it is $40. If you plan to take advantage of the complementary offer you must let us know at the time of ticket purchase either by email, at the store you buy your ticket from or by a note on your paypal purchase.
*These prices include entry to GottaCon 2011 the "Event". Some designated activities require preregistration and/or payment of a separate, additional fee. More information on this will be contained in the event listing which can be found at http://warhorn.net/go...­.
**Offer for families only, ID may be requested, maximum four people per family, maximum 2 adults 18+

For how and where to get tickets, and information on the GottaCon T-shirt and dice package please visit our website: http://www.gottacon.c...­

GottaCon 2011 T-shirt – simulation: http://www.gottacon.c...­

GottaCon 2011 Dice – dice set colour: http://www.chessex.co...­
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 166
Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria Official Accommodation Provider of GottaCon 2011

GottaCon Conventions is pleased to announce that Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria (www.hojovictoria.com) is once again our official accommodations provider for GottaCon 2011. The Howard Johnson has provided our convention goers with special rates on their rooms as well as at their restaurant and pub. When you call to book your room please mention you are attending the GottaCon convention and quote the reservation code CGOTTA to benefit from our special room rates. The GottaCon 2011 room rates are as follows:

Standard Room - $55/Night (plus taxes)
Two Double Beds or One King
TV
Voice Mail
Hairdryer
Iron & Ironing Board
In room complimentary coffee
Work Desk
High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)
Complimentary Newspaper
Air Conditioning

Mini Suite with Kitchen - $65/Night (plus taxes)
Two Double Beds or One King/Queen
TV
Voice Mail
Hairdryer
Iron & Ironing Board
In room complimentary coffee
Work Desk
High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)
Complimentary Newspaper
Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen with Dining Area

Deluxe Suite - $75/Night (plus taxes, limited availability)
Semi-private Bedroom with TV
Living Room with Two Double Beds or One King/Queen
TV
Voice Mail
Hairdryer
Iron & Ironing Board
In room complimentary coffee
Work Desk
High Speed Internet (Wi-Fi)
Complimentary Newspaper
Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen with Dining Area

In addition the hotel offers the following amenities:
Heated Indoor Pool
Restaurant
Sports Lounge
Fitness Room & Sauna
Free Wireless Internet
Complimentary Parking
Free Lobby Internet Use
Guest Laundry
Mini-Fridges, Microwaves-limited availability
The Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria is located at 310 Gorge Road East along the Galloping Goose Trail and across from the Gorge Waterway, only minutes from the GottaCon 2011 convention, Victoria’s Inner Harbour, major attractions, shopping, dining and sports arena. Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria offers and comfortable rooms with attentive staff.

The Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria is the winner of the Howard Johnson franchise GOLD AWARD for service and quality from 2006 - 2010. They take pride in their hotel, their services and provide excellent service to all their guests. To contact the Howard Johnson Victoria to book your room call 250-382-2151 or 1-800-952-2151. Remember to mention you are attending the GottaCon convention and quote the reservation code CGOTTA to benefit from our special room rates.

Once again, we are pleased to have Howard Johnson Hotel Victoria sponsoring our convention on the weekend of February 4th to 6th, 2011.
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 171
Miniatures Tournament and Vendor Booth Update

Tickets for our miniature tournaments are selling well. WarHammer 40K is 40% sold out and Warmachine is 25% sold out. So if you want to play in these tournaments please buy our tickets soon!

If you have any questions regarding either the WarHammer 40K or Fantasy tournaments please contact ppuhallo@gottacon.com.

Our vendor booths are also selling well. We have sold more than 85% of our booths. If you are interested in getting a booth this year please contact ehatch@gottacon.com.
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 178
Event Listing and Pre-Registration of Events Now Available

The event listing is now available on our website in Excel and PDF format as well as on our warhorn site located at www.warhorn.net/gottacon-2011. Please keep in mind that the event listing will have events added to it over the weeks to come and we will provide updates on what was added on the sites listed above.

In order to pre-register for events you must first purchase an advance ticket to our convention. To do this please visit our website at www.gottacon.com or see the Pricing and Payment section of our Warhorn site or visit one of the seven retail locations selling our tickets (details on websites mentioned).

How to Pre-Register for Events:
1) Pre-purchase a ticket via our website, warhorn site or store location
2) go here - http://www.warhorn.ne...­
3) Create a user account
4) Wait for GottaCon Staff to clear you (remember only people who have purchased tickets can pre register for events). You will receive an email letting you know you have been cleared.
5) Once you have been cleared, you browse the event listing (while logged in) by going here - http://www.warhorn.ne...­
6) Then you sign up for the events you want.

If you are organizing an event or are a vendor at our show please let us know which event or which vendor and we will clear your account.

If you don't get a chance to pre-register for events, there will be a registration desk at GottaCon where you can sign up for the event you want. But why wait when you can sign up now, get through the doors faster and secure your seat at the games you want to play!

Request for Event Coordinators
We are putting out the call for event submissions for GottaCon 2011. If you would like to run an event at GottaCon 2011 (become an event coordinator) please contact Evan Hatch at ehatch@gottacon.com letting him know. He will send you an email containing information on what to do next.

Benefits for event coordinators will be the same as last year which was get $10 off the $30 entry fee for each slot of events you run. Run three or more get in free. If you are attending for the full weekend you will also receive a swag bag and be granted early access to the convention Friday if you show up between 4:00pm and 5:00pm. This is in an effort to get you in before the rush which will allow you time to check out the vendors and the rest of the convention.

This year we will continue to award draw tickets to those people that participate in events labeled as a demonstration in an effort to get people trying out a variety of games. These draws will happen at the end of each slot (from 9am to 11pm each day) on top of the door prize draws and other giveaways.

Thank you and if you have further questions please contact Evan Hatch at ehatch@gottacon.com.
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 186
GottaCon 2011 Gamers Silent Auction – It’s Back!

On Saturday February 5th 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.

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.

The GottaCon silent auction will run from 9:00am until 6:30pm. At 6:30pm all bidding will stop. Winners may pay for the items they won starting at 7:30pm. If you cannot be present at 7:30pm winners may purchase their item any time between 8:00pm and 9:00pm. If you cannot pick up your items by 9:00pm Saturday night and you have not made arrangements with the GottaCon Conventions staff for an alternate time the item in question will then go to the next highest bidder. Please be patient with our staff at the end of the auction as they have to collect the items and record the winning bids before they can be released to the winners.

Cash is the only form of payment accepted. During the auction all items will be monitored. GottaCon Conventions is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Submitting an item for sale
Please bring your item to the GottaCon auction booth in area 16 on the map and be prepared to fill out a quick info sheet on your item. This info sheet will help others identify and understand your sale items as well as allow us to keep track of whose item is whose. All items will be put on display with a bid sheet. We recommend assigning a minimum bid to each item you submit. There is a small non-refundable charge of $1.00 (HST included) for each item submitted for sale. Items for sale may be submitted at the GottaCon auction Booth between 9:00am and 5:30pm Saturday February 5th.

Please check in with the GottaCon auction booth between 7:30pm and 9:00pm Saturday evening to find out if your item(s) sold or not. If your item sold you will be reimbursed the amount it sold for once payment is received. If you are not able to be present during the time indicated above please make arrangements with the GottaCon staff. Please be patient with our staff at the end of the auction as they have to collect the items, cash and record the winning bids before they can pay the owners for their items that sold.

If your item does not sell your item will be returned to you. Please check in with the GottaCon auction booth between 7:30pm and 9:00pm to find out if your item sold or not. Any items that do not sell and are not collected by 7:00pm Sunday February 6th will become the property of GottaCon Conventions. If you are not able to collect your items during the time indicated above please make arrangements with the GottaCon staff.

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 two 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.
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 192
Role Playing Games Line-Up at GottaCon 2011

Today we announce our RPG line-up planned for GottaCon 2011. We have a great line up of events this year from a wide variety of systems and GMs. To see the list of sessions available by day and time please visit our website announcement here: http://www.gottacon.c...­

If you want to secure your seat at one of these awesome games simply do the following:

How to Pre-Register for Events:
1) Pre-purchase a ticket via our website, warhorn site or store location
2) go here - http://www.warhorn.ne...­
3) Create a user account
4) Wait for GottaCon Staff to clear you (remember only people who have purchased tickets can pre register for events). You will receive an email letting you know you have been cleared.
5) Once you have been cleared, you browse the event listing (while logged in) by going here - http://www.warhorn.ne...­
6) Then you sign up for the events you want.

There are more than 55 RPG events! WOW that is a lot of events!!!! GottaCon would like to thank all the event coordinators for making these events possible and a special thanks to the crew at the Vancouver Island Gaming Guild for their efforts to bring out a huge team of GMs and modules. For complete details on the above events including descriptions please download our event listing here http://www.gottacon.c...­ or view the events on the Warhorn site here http://www.warhorn.ne...­.

We hope you find a few games above to your liking and will come out to GottaCon 2011!
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 194
Magic and Steamroller

Magic:
Prizes announced for GottaCon 2011 VIMC MTG Open Tournament. Prizes  are laid out by the two qualifiers as well as the finals. There will be additional prizes awarded the the top four in the finals as indicated. These will be made up of either futureshop gift cards or other great prizes.

Qualifier 1 (Friday night) = FNM Standard Constructed (Mirrodin Besieged legal)
Qualifier 2 (Saturday) = Sealed Mirrodin Besieged Lanuch Party
Finals (Sunday) = Mirrodin/Scars/Scars single elim draft

Full weekend pass to GottaCon 2011 + Entry into the above events = $55 + HST



Steamroller

This is our biggest prize pool yet. This prize pool is based on an estimated 80 players. if we get more prizes will increase.

Please go to the following link to get updated Steamroller Tournament rules:
http://privateerpress...­
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 201
Board Games Line-Up at GottaCon 2011

Today we announce our board games line-up planned for GottaCon 2011. We have a great line up of events this year as well as numerous tournaments in popular board games. To see the list of games available by day and time please visit our website announcement here:

http://www.gottacon.c...­

If you want to secure your seat at one of these awesome games simply do the following:

How to Pre-Register for Events:
1) Pre-purchase a ticket via our website, warhorn site or store location
2) go here - http://www.warhorn.ne...­
3) Create a user account
4) Wait for GottaCon Staff to clear you (remember only people who have purchased tickets can pre register for events). You will receive an email letting you know you have been cleared.
5) Once you have been cleared, you browse the event listing (while logged in) by going here - http://www.warhorn.ne...­
6) Then you sign up for the events you want.

GottaCon would like to thank all the event coordinators for making these events possible and a special thanks to the VCON, Skyhaven Games and Interactivity Games and Stuff crews for their efforts to bring out a huge team of board game masters. For complete details on the above events including descriptions please download our event listing here http://www.gottacon.c...­ or view the events on the Warhorn site here http://www.warhorn.ne...­.

We hope you find a few games above to your liking and will come out to GottaCon 2011!
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 206
GottaCon Advance Ticket Price Ends this Monday

If you plan on attending GottaCon 2011 and the massively huge and impressive amount of games available this year you should buy your ticket while they are still on sale and save yourself some cash. Full weekend tickets can now be bought for $30, but after January 24th you will have to buy your ticket at the door and it will cost you $40. Buying your ticket now also lets you sign up in advance for any events that you really want to get into on our Warhorn site. It just makes sense to buy them now.

There are multiple ways to get tickets!
1) Paypal – Pay from the comfort of your own home via our website: http://www.gottacon.c...­
2) Purchase a ticket at a local participating retail location – Listed below.

The Connection Games
http://www.theconnect...­
located at:
8136 Cambie St. Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-261-4588
and
2945 Renfrew St. Vancouver, BC
Phone 604-327-4585

Dice Bag Games
http://www.facebook.c...­
Located at:
60 Queens Road Duncan, BC
Phone: 250-597-1992

Dragon Impact
Located at:
764-B Yates Street Victoria, BC
Phone: 250-590-8880

EVO Games
http://sites.google.c...­
Located at:
1089 – 105 Langford Parkway Victoria B.C
Business Phone: 250-590-8803

Skyhaven Games
Located at:
3458 Tillicum Rd Victoria, BC
Phone: (250) 477-1519

Yellow Jacket Comics
http://www.facebook.c...­
Located at:
649 Johnson St. Victoria, BC
Phone: (250) 480-0049

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 as well as a phone number and/or email address we can contact you at to confirm your purchase was received. Once you have purchased your ticket we will update our records, then all you have to do is sign up for events and show up on February 4th to 6th and enjoy the show.

If you don’t get your tickets in time, don’t worry tickets will be available at the door. Event preregistration via Warhorn will remain open for those that pre-purchased tickets until January 31, 2011. Thank you and see you at GottaCon!!
Carson U.
CarsonUpton
Victoria, BC
Post #: 211
GottaCon 2011 is in Three Days

GottaCon 2011 is only three days away, starting at 5pm on February 4th, 2011 which will bring 50 straight hours of non-stop gaming goodness. Whether you like video games, trading card games, role playing games, miniatures, or board games we will have something for you. GottaCon also features a variety of exhibitors, face painting, full body painting demonstrations, a Lego kids build for the young and old, a costume contest as well as our ever popular silent gamer’s auction. GottaCon is also happy to have added a board game library this year that includes games from; Fantasy Flight, Days of Wonder, Rio Grande, Steve Jackson Games, Mayfair Games, AEG, Zman Games and others.

We are also pleased to release a link to our web version (PDF, 7MB) of the GottaCon 2011 Program. We hope you enjoy it!! All the ads are linked to their respective sites where possible.

Link: http://www.gottacon.c...­

For a complete list of all our events please visit our website
Link: http://www.gottacon.c...­

We are expecting a great turn out this year. If you are part of the line-up on Friday to get through the doors please be patient as we work as hard as we can to get you in as fast as possible.
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