FlatCon 2014 - Presented by Gamers for Life - Oct. 24 - 26, 2014!

"Three Days of Dice-Rollin', Mini-Bashin', Nacho-Eatin', Friend-Fraggin', Gaming Fun!"

ALL Pre-registration Online Is Now Closed

We have now closed online pre-registration of attendees and for seats at events to allow time to make badges, etc. We had 147 pre-registrations which is very exciting and up from last year! Of course, you can still register on site for FlatCon 2014 at the Interstate Center starting Friday, October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

ON SITE Attendee Registration Types and Costs

Attendee Badge Type On-site Registration Cost
All Weekend (10/24 - 10/26) $30.00
Friday Only $15.00
Saturday Only $20.00
Sunday Only $15.00

And, don't forget, kids 12 and under are FREE with a paid 13 and Over Badge!

Annual FlatCon Charity Raffle Returns!

Use those raffle tickets to try win some cool merchandise donated by many gaming companies! Tickets can be dropped into the buckets of swag of your choice. Drawing at 6:00 p.m. in the Raffle Area! Must be present to win.

Play Games and Eat Tacos From Oogies!

Oogies Food On Wheels has confirmed they will be onsite at FlatCon providing delicious, convenient Mexican quisine! Oogies will be outside our location at the Interstate Center on:

  • Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

We are 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’s Relay for Life program. 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. 24-26

  • Friday, October 24, 2014
    • 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 25, 2014
    • 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 26, 2014
    • 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 To Do At FlatCon 2014?

    FlatCon is back for its 15th year with an array of games and events including…

    • Pathfinder Society events all three days!
    • D & D Expeditions all three days!
    • Board games like Settlers of Catan, Twilight Imperium, and Lords of Waterdeep
    • Role-Playing games such as Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons, Hollow Earth, and Call of Cthulhu
    • The Annual Warhammer 40K Tournaments!
    • Live Action Role-Playing set in the World Of Darkness presented by Minds Eye Theater
    • The Annual Circus Maximus Race to Glory!
    • Card games like Magic: The Gathering, Fluxx, and Munchkin
    • Miniatures games such as Heroclix, X-wing, Star Trek Attack Wing, historical battles, and more!
    • The Saturday Costume Contest
    • and much more including raffles, a charity auction, and much more!

    Customer Service

    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.

Latest FlatCon 2014 News:

Variety of Vendors At FlatCon 2014!

We have atists, crafters, game stores and others selling cool stuff at FlatCon 2014! We are very excited about, and grateful for, the great selection of vendors scheduled for FlatCon 2014!

Holiday Inn Express Bloomington West

FlatCon Hotel Announced!

The Holiday Inn Express is the official FlatCon Hotel! Less than a mile from the con they have a block of rooms for $99.00 per night! Read more about the FlatCon Hotel→

501st Legion and a fan

Costume Contest Announced!

Since FlatCon 2014 is the weekend before Halloween, we've decided to hold a costume contest on Saturday night! Costume Contest Details→