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GASPcon 16, Nov 6-8 [Pittsburgh, PA]
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What:: GASPcon 16
Where:: Monroeville Convention Center, South Main hall
When:: November 6th through 8th


Player pre-registration is now open.
Event sign-ups start Sept 19th.

GASPcon is entering its 16th year, and we are celebrating by continuing with a 3rd day of gaming (Friday) that we started several years ago. Pre-registration price is just $35 USD for the entire weekend. GASPcon runs 24hrs a day from opening till close (6pm on Sunday). We will also continue to accept credit card payments at the convention through Square.

To register for the convention and to see a preliminary event list, go to the following link.

https://warhorn.net/events/gaspcon-16

Board games will be running all weekend long, and with our extensive and free board game library, you can check-out a different game every time you sit down to play. There will also be a board game demo team on-hand to teach you how to play several select games donated to the club by retailers. We are also working with several game developers and offering them free space in our dealers' room (see below) to highlight their games.

There is also a mix of Role-playing games running throughout the weekend. There are both independent publisher games, as well as your favorite D&D and Star Wars RPGs. The RPGA will also be running Living FR all weekend long, with first-run events for the living campaign.

Your favorite CCG's will also get some play, with several Magic events being held throughout the weekend.

We had an explosion of miniature event submissions this year, so there are many other events scheduled throughout the weekend, including Frag-A-Rama, You Sunk my Battleship (AA War at Sea), Bolt Action, Sails of Glory, X-Wing, and more. GASPcon will see the return of the outstanding Classic BattleTech Poker Run on Saturday, where the object is to collect poker cards by killing your opponents, and the winner is the player with the best hand.

Sunday is the featured Signature Miniatures Event, which this year will be a version of Battletech: Alpha Strike using the Robotech Tactics miniatures. 10 players will battle on and over Macross Island, as the Zentradi and UDF struggle for control of the precious Protoculture!

For our Star Wars fans we have 3 Imperial Assault events and 2 X-Wing events. Both X-Wing events will have prize support, as well as at least one of the Imperial Assault events.

Note – We continue to receive new event submissions and will be posting RPGA events in the coming weeks so remember to check the registration site for updates.

Return of the Silent Auction
The silent auction returns again for GASPcon. Whether you are a buyer or seller, you'll find plenty going on with the auction. See the following thread for full details. A tentative schedule is listed below (subject to change).
http://eonsreach.com/gaspforum/index.php?topic=7422.0

Tentative Schedule
Auction 1 – Fri 2PM – 6:30PM
Auction 2 - Sat 8:30AM - 1:30 PM
Auction 3 - Sat 2PM - 6:30 PM
Auction 4 - Sun 8:30AM - 12:30 PM
Payout Sunday 7:30 PM

Dealers' Room
New for GASPcon this year is a dedicated dealers' room. The #1 suggestion each and every year was the need to have a dealers’ room at GASPcon, and we are delivering on that request. We were able to add-on the enclosed space beside our main hall, which we will utilize for both our vendors and demo games. This gives us over 12,000 sq ft of space for this purpose. In addition to the dealer, the Pennsylvania Coin Operated Gaming Hall of Fame and Museum will be attending this year, and will have 2 games available for free play all weekend, including the classic dungeon explorer Gauntlet! If you are interested in being a vendor or have a game in development you wish to highlight, please check out the following link for our vendor packet. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/35559649/GASPcon_Vendor_Packet_v00.pdf

Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Ever want to command a Star Ship, be a science officer or pilot the ship, well this is for you. For the entire con we will be running a Star Trek deck simulation where you and a team of people have to pilot a star ship in this interactive networked event. Hour long events will run through out the convention. See what some others are saying about these events.

“Artemis isn’t an official Star Trek game, but it is the Star Trek game you’ve always dreamed of.” – PC Gamer

“Overall, Artemis: Spaceship Bridge Simulator is ridiculously good fun.” -Wired Magazine

“This is such an amazingly simple idea that I can’t believe nobody has thought of it until now.” – Escapist Magazine

“This is LARPing for science fiction fans, with the exception that everything you want to work actually does. You’re not pretending to throw spells, you’re actually telling Engineering to send more power to the shields during a tense standoff.” – Penny Arcade

Registration Fees
Pre-registraion
$35 Full Weekend (Knights $25 *)
$15 Friday only (Knights Free *)
$20 Sat Only (Knights $15 *)
$20 Sun Only (Knights $15 *)
Onsite
$45 Full Weekend (Knights $30 *)
$20 Friday only (Knights Free *)
$30 Sat Only (Knights $22 *)
$25 Sun Only (Knights $20 *)
* Knights are a paid membership program within GASP. Inquire about becoming a Knight at info@gaspgamer.com
You can find out more about GASP and GASPcon at www.gaspgamer.com

***Reminder*** In order to sign up for events you must send in your PayPal payment before your account will be cleared.

See you at the con!

Thanks,
Don McCalmon

Venue Information::
Monroeville Convention Center (South Main hall)
209 Mall Plaza Blvd
Monroeville, PA 15146

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