FlatCon 2015 News!
Costume Contest Returns for 2015!
(4/7/15) The FlatCon Costume Contest was a big hit in its debut in 2014 so we are bringing it back! We're planning on expanding the contest and details are being worked out by the
Costume Contest Committee. As soon as we have those determined, we'll post the information on the Costume Contest Page!
Oogies' Truck of Food Awesomeness Is Coming Back!
(3/19/15)Oogies Food On Wheels was onsite at FlatCon 2014 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
And, we've just confirmed that Oogies is coming back for FlatCon 2015! Oogies will be onsite on Saturday and Sunday of the con. We are delighted to have Oogies join us for "Three Days of Dice-Rollin', Mini-Bashin', Nacho-Eatin', Friend-Fraggin', Gaming Fun!"
FlatCon 2015 Dates Confirmed!
(3/1/15) This year's FlatCon will return to the Interstate Center's Expo Building the weekend of Oct. 23 - 25, 2015! Plans are underway for more events, more food, and even more fun than last year's successful convention! Stay tuned to
our site and our Facebook and Twitter feeds for updates!
FlatCon 2014 Rocked!
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!"
Thank You, Warhorn!
Many thaks to the folks at Warhorn for providing, for free, the con and individual event pre-registration system! We will be using Warhorn again in 2015! If you love games, small cons, or just organized play, consider using them and drop them a donation. Computers and bandwidth ain't free!
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 in 2015 from Friday, October 23rd through the Saturday the 25th, 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?
Con Hours Oct. 23-25, 2015
- Friday, October 23, 2015
- 9:00 a.m.: Vendors may begin setup
- 1:00 p.m.: Registration Desk and Vendors Area Open.
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Game Slot 1
- 6:00 p.m. - Vendor Area Closes
- 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.: Game Slot 2
- Saturday, October 24, 2015
- 9:00 a.m.: Con opens, Registration and Vendor Area open
- 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Game Slot 3
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Game Slot 4
- 6:00 p.m.:
- Charity Raffle Drawing
- Costume Contest Winners Announced
- Vendor Area Closes
- 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.: Game Slot 5
- Sunday, October 25, 2015
- 9:00 a.m.: Con opens, Registration and Vendor Area open
- 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.: Game Slot 6
- 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Game Slot 7
- 3:00 p.m.: Vendor Area Closes
- 6:00 p.m.: Con closes (Staff collapses)
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
Got a question about FlatCon? Can't find information you need? Just shoot us an email at: FlatConBlm@gmail.com or post a message on our Facebook page or our Twitter account.
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.