Friday, February 1, 2013

Gottacon 2013 Gaming convention Feb 1-3 in #yyj @GottaCon


2000 people will have their new year's resolutions to have more fun answered February 1st to 3rd with their tickets to the 5th annual GottaCon Game Convention. GottaCon partners Evan Hatch and Carson Upton have planned an entire weekend of entertainment in hobby based games. Festivities beginning Friday at 5PM and going for 50 hours straight until 7PM on Sunday, located at the G R Pearkes Centre, 3100 Tillicum Avenue in Victoria. Find a full schedule of games and other events at www.gottacon.com 

Board Game highlights include the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz qualifier, a four round event featuring seven different games each round, with a ticket for the blitz finals at FanExpo in Toronto going to the overall winner. There will be demonstrations and learn to play sessions, and Board Game tournaments include Settlers of Catan, Race for the Galaxy, Small World, Dominion, and Ticket to Ride. Role Playing Games kick off Friday night and will feature systems such as Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons, Marvel Heroic, Starwars Universe, Boundless, Iron Kingdoms, Rifts, Savage Worlds, Mistborn, Spycraft and others and will host celebrity sessions with some of the creators.

The Warhammer 40K and Fantasy championships, Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller championship, and the Malifaux championship are major features of Miniatures games and quite possibly the largest events in Canada. Of course there are other Warhammer and Warmachine events, including team events for pairs and trios. The largest Trading Card Games events on the island will be hosted including the GottaCon Magic: The Gathering Open and World of Warcraft GottaCon Championships as well as a home grown event known as the Victoria versus Vancouver grudge match in Magic: The Gathering, along with many other games.

Video games include computer, X-box 360, Wii, and Playstation 3 games and events. X-box 360 will have free- for-all and pairs tournaments in Halo 4 and Call of Duty Black Ops 2 going on all weekend. Wii will host Super Smash Brothers. Major computer events include the Logitech G-Series League of Legends 5 vs 5 tournament with over $2000 in prizes, Kingston HyperX Starcraft 2 singles tournament with over $1000 in prizes and special events in new releases Shootmania: Storm ™ and Chivalry: Medieval Combat.

There will be many other contests as well as free play whenever seat availability permits. And for fun don't forget the VicLUG hosted Legos tables featuring a Blind Build contest and kids section. In addition to the games, take part in the famous gamer auction, the ever popular costume contest, the minis painting contest, or sit in on panel discussions with guest speakers. Refreshments on site keep gamers playing.

One resolution worth keeping: have more fun this year at the GottaCon Game Convention by registering at www.gottacon.com.

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