FlatCon 2014 Is Over!
Thanks to all of the vendors, volunteers, gamne coordinators and, of course, the attendees for making FlatCon 2014 a success! After we recover from the weekend, we'll crunch the numbers and post some stats. But all indications are that number of vendors onsite, events run, and paid registrations were up significantly from last year! Thanks to all of you for helping us "Score a Crit On Cancer!"
You can still register on site for FlatCon 2014 at the Interstate Center starting Friday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.
Thank You, Warhorn!
Many thaks to the folks at Warhorn for providing, for free, the con and individual event pre-registration system! If you love games, small cons, or just organized play, consider using them and drop them a donation. Computers and bandwidth ain't free!
Thanks To Oogies For the Great Food!
Oogies Food On Wheels was onsite at FlatCon providing delicious, convenient Mexican quisine! Saturday was especially busy for Oogies as a multitude of attendees were seen trying their various offerings including:
- Quesadillas: Cheese, Pork, or Steak
- Avocado Tostada
- Steak Tacos
- Funnel Cakes
- Nachos: Cheese, Veggie, or Steak
We were delighted to have Oogies join us for "Three Days of Dice-Rollin', Mini-Bashin', Nacho-Eatin', Friend-Fraggin', Gaming Fun!"
What is FlatCon?
Located on the expansive flatlands that are Central Illinois. FlatCon has been Bloomington-Normal's premiere annual gaming convention since 2000. Running this year October 24th through the 26h, FlatCon is presented by Gamers For Life and all profits go to support the American Cancer Society through the Gamers For Life Relay for Life team. FlatCon's attendees are "Scoring a Crit on Cancer" and doing some serious gaming!
FlatCon is three days of games, fun, and taking a whack at an insidious disease. What's not to like about that?
What We Did At FlatCon 2014
The Event Listings Page shows our complete list of events. Just some of the events that ran at FlatCon 2014:
- Double Double, Toil and Trouble (Fiasco RPG)
- Star Trek Catan and Ingenious
- Choose Your Own Adventure - Boardgame Style!
- Mayfair Games Madness!
- Ticket to Ride and Kill Doctor Lucky
- Pompeii and Shear Panic
- Amidst the Ancient Trees (Cthulhu RPG)
- Desperadoes Halloween Mayhem (minis)
- Netrunner Friday Demo
- Netrunner Saturday Tournament
- Through the Ages
- Cards Against Telestrations
- My Little Paranoia!
- Starfarers of Catan
- Ironclads Abound (Civil War minis)
- The Wedding Planners (Firefly RPG)
- Widdle Kwix (Hero Clix mega tourney)
- Fellowship of the White Star (18+ RPG)
- D & D Expeditions RPG Events
- First Annual Official FlatCon Costume Contest!
- The Blue Rose - Version I (D&D 5th Ed.)
- The Blue Rose - Version II (Interactive)
- A Crow of Mobs (LARP)
- Danger In the Delta (AD&D 2nd Ed.)
- FlatCon Zombies! (RPG)
- The Annual Circus Maximus Race!
- Lots o' Munchkin!
- Munchkin Zombie Apocalypse
- Munchkin Pathfinder
- Munchkin Adventure Time
- SJ Games' Dice Dice Baby
- Cthulhu Dice (Big and Small version)
- Zombie Dice (with Expansions
- Mars Attacks: The Dice Game
- Trophy Buck
- Mega-Bowl (Blood Bowl
- Battle of Montebello, June 6 1800
- Warhammer 40K and Fantasy Tourneys
- Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol (Friday)
- Waaagh Aerie Tourament XIII: Waste Wars Tournament (Sunday Warhammer Fantasy)
- Warhammer 40K Doubles Tournament (Saturday)
- Minds Eye Society LARP Events:
- Vampire: Requiem
- Werewolf: the Apocalypse
- Balance of Power
- The City Never Sleeps, Neither Do the Dead
- The Curse of Fitc'n
- Terra Mystica
- Marvel Missions: Midtown Mayhem (Savage Worlds RPG)
- Marvel Legendary
- Firefly, the Boardgame
- A Game of Dread (Dread RPG)
- Settlers of Catan
- Pathfinder Society RPG Events
- PFS 5-08: The Confirmation
- PFS 5-09: The Traitor's Lodge
- PFS 5-13: Weapon In the Rift
- PFS 5-18:The Stranger Within
- PFS 5-20: The Sealed Gate
- PFS 5-21: The Merchant's Wake
- PFS 5-22: Scars of the Third Crusade
- PFS 5-23: Cairn of Shadows
- PFS 5-24: Assault on the Wound
- PFS 5-25:Vengeance at Sundered Crag
- PFS 6-01: Trial By Machine
- PFS 6-02: The Silver Mount Collection
- PFS 6-03: The Technic Sage
- PFS 6-04: Beacon Below
- PFS 6-05: Slave Ships of Absalom
- PFS 5-EX:Ruins of Bonekeep - Level 1: The Silent Grave
- PFS 5-S2:Ruins of Bonekeep - Level 2: Maze to the Mind Slave
- PFS 6-S2:Ruins of Bonekeep - Level 3: The Wakening Tomb
- Pathfinder Adventure Card Game
- Aerodrome 1.1
- Formula Motor Racing
- Red Dragon Inn
- Lords of Waterdeep
- KRE-O Dungeons and Dragons
- Star Wars: Age of the Rebellion Beginner
A Note on This Site's Design
Some have asked why this new FlatCon site is done in a purple pallete color scheme. The primary color of the site is RebeccaPurple in honor of Rebecca Meyer who lost her battle with cancer on June 7, 2014 at 6 years and 11 and one half hours old. Her favorite color was purple and in honor of her short life, the Web Design Standards community decided to name a new color in her honor, RebeccaPurple. As FlatCon and Gamers for Life are dedicated to raising money to fight cancer, it was a no-brainer to adopt RebeccaPurple as the color scheme of our new site and to honor Rebecca Meyer.