We have a few extra special things planned for FlatCon 2016! From Lego Man O War to th Charity Raffle to the annual Circus Maximus race, here are some extra special events you should check out at FlatCon!
Lego Man O War!
In 2015, the incomparable Jeff Schemmel debuted his Lego Man O War fantasy naval battle game at FlatCon. Featuring big Lego ships, forts and monsters, 6 players had a ball sailing the high seas. This year, Lego Man O War is back and there are two editions on Saturday of FlatCon! At 1:00 p.m. a Kids Only Lego Man O War session will be limited to captains under 18 years old. After the kids get done battling it out, Jeff will run it again at 7:00 p.m. for adults only! Here are the full event descriptions:
- Lego Man O War: More Chaos on the Lego Seas! Returning from last year, but this time with more monsters, more islands, more Legos, and more space! Play on a 50’ x 50’ sea using the Man O War rules. Rules will be taught. Players ages 8+ welcome.
- Lego Man O War For Big Kids: See Lego Man O War for description. You’ve watched the younger gamers play it and thought “gee, that would be fun” - now it’s your turn. Lego Man of War for older set – ages 18 and older please.
You can pre-register for either event on our FlatCon Site On Warhorn.
The Annual Costume Contest
We had an even bigger turnout for our second annual costume contest last year and we are excited to have it back for FlatCon 2016! There were both Group and Individual costume categories. Winners received a tray of delicious cookies from Kelly’s Bakery! You can take a look at the great costumes we had in 2015 and learn more on the Costume Contest Page!
The FlatCon Charity Raffle returns and gives attendees a chance to win some cool gaming swag. Attendees can purchase raffle tickets which can be used on various game lots for chances to win each lot: the more tickets in a lot, the greater your chances to win it! We have acquired some cool game donations for this year's raffle and more are coming in all the time. We have games from publishers both large and small, several great finds from recent Kickstarter campaigns, some unique RPGs from independent publishers, and a large donation of tokens from True Dungeon! The raffle winner will be announced on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. and you must be present to win.
Over The Top Contest
A FlatCon tradition, our Over The Top contest, is roaring into FlatCon 2016! OTT events in FlatCons past were homemade game events that were extraordinary, outlandish, gorgeous and, most of all, ridiculous amounts of fun! Some OTT events in the past included a giant Death Star, a RISK game on a giant global map, space combat on a space station model over 6 feet across, giant Star Wars battles on Hoth, or an epic Starship Troopers battle on a multilevel, homemade chunk of a red planet! One of FlatCon's "Father-Creators," Aaron Isaac, is returning to head up the contest and we are very excited. Contest details are on the Over The Top contest page and be thinking about your Over The Top game ideas!
Another FlatCon regular returns as Air Marshall Bob Connole brings his WWI aerial dogfight miniatures game back to FlatCon! Pick your nationality and plane and hop in the cockpit to do battle as one of the Allies or the Central Powers. This game is always packed onSaturday and Sunday and features historically accurate plane minis on telescoping bases and a dashboard control panel for each player. Bob and his wife Mindy come down every year to run this and other games for veteran and rookie pilots alike. Pilots can even earn commendations, promotions and medals that carry over session to session, year to year! Pre-register for Aerodrom 1.1 on our FlatCon Site On Warhorn! (Kids are welcome with adult/parent supervision.) Aerodrome is scheduled for:
- 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Play To Win
In 2015, we debuted our Play to Win area where attendees can try out games for a chance to win them. The more games you play the better your chance to win! we gave away over a dozen games donated by a horde of publishers. Just stroll on up, grab a game, play it, then put your name on that game's list of players! It's that easy! Play To Win runs the whole con until Sunday afternoon when the winners are drawn. (Must be present to win!) The final list of games is still being finalized for this year so stay tuned!
Friday Night Circus Maximus
A tradition almost as old as FlatCon itself, the Friday Night Circus Maximus event roars back into FlatCon! Tom Jaggard sets up his giant chariot race track with 16 sets of hand painted miniature chariots with horses. Race contestants will speed, crash, ram and, sometimes, drag their drivers to victory! Remember: to win you have to be the first to cross the finish line, but you do not necessarily need a working chariot! Your driver does need to not die, though. Pre-register for this even because it WILL fill up!