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2014 Event Submission Now Open

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We are now accepting event submissions for our 2014 show.

We have a new online form to fill out for board game, miniatures and Role Playing Game events. Here are the links:

Board Games – Click here and complete form
Role Playing Games – Click here and complete form
Miniatures – Click here and complete form

Or do it the old fashion way by downloading and completing the below linked form, and email back to the related GottaCon Contact:
Mike Gruber, Role Playing Game Manager: rpgs@gottacon.com
Lee Guille, Board Games Manager: boardgames@gottacon.com
Jules Sherred, Special Events Manager: specialevents@gottacon.com
Paul Puhallo, Miniatures Manager: ppuhallo@gottacon.com
Kellan Johnson, LAN Events Manager: lanevents@gottacon.com
All other events types – Carson Upton, Partner: cupton@gottacon.com

Event Submission Forum:
Click here to download our form. Please complete and return to the appropriate area manager.

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tedward
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Carson Upton wrote:Personally I am really looking forward to staying in a hotel attached to the convention center.
Totally cool and probably would even be worth a couple of extra bucks, especially for this sort of convention. The ability to slip away for a nap or get to events quickly is worth it.

Well done!

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GottaCon 2014 Magic: The Gathering Events Lineup

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Once again Yellowjacket Comics and Toys along with a team of certified DCI judges will be running our Magic: The Gathering events at GottaCon 2014 and we have our most exciting lineup of events ever!

A VERY important detail this year is there is a set limit of 150 MTG Weekend Passes available for purchase. At the time of writing we are already 17% sold out. If you want to receive maximum value with regards to MTG events at GottaCon 2014 get one of these passes before they are sold out. The advance ticket price (until February 4, 2014) is $65 GST included. At the door (if there are any left) they will be $75 GST included. Entry into the MTG events at GottaCon will still be possible without an MTG weekend pass but only while seating is available and you will need to pay each individual events entry fee on site at the Yellowjacket tournament reporting centre.

Wizards of the Coast is supporting our convention (thank you Wizards!) and as a result we will be hosting two fantastic special events again this year. These events are a Mini Master tournament and an all weekend Intro Deck Duels. How these special events work is included in the event descriptions below.

The Magic the Gathering weekend pass this year will cost $65 taxes included and will include the following:
- Full weekend pass to GottaCon 2014 (valued at $45)
- One Pro Tour Qualifier: Journey Into Nyx Standard Tournament
- One Sealed Tournament Flight Entry
- One Mini Master Tournament Entry
- One Intro Deck Duels Entry
- One FNM Standard Constructed Four Round Tournament

As you can see the value of the MTG weekend package is very good and we hope you are all as excited as we are.

We are also hosting the first of a series of legacy events, TJ Silver Power 9 Legacy Series (Pick a Mox).
Starting this year, at GottaCon 2014, we will host the first of nine exciting tournaments which will each feature a first place prize of one “power 9″ card. Each year, for the next nine years, we will host one of these events.

At this year’s event we will host a Legacy tournament with the winner selecting one Unlimited Mox of their choice. Prizes for additional placements will be announced later along with more details. On the 10th anniversary of GottaCon (2018) a Beta Black Lotus will be up for grabs! This event will only continue if participation by the players/communities of Magic: The Gathering.These cards have been generously donated by one of our very own Magic community players. GottaCon would like to thank, from the bottom of our collective heart, the wonderful TJ Silver for supplying the cards which will be available to be won.

There will be thousands of dollars in prizes to be won in our MTG line-up. If you would like to see more in depth information on these events please check our website.

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Is there any deal on parking or do we need to pay full shot ourselves. For those of us that spend a lot of time there over the weekend, that will add up quite quickly.

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tedward
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^ I dunno about parkade fees (obviously) but I live 4 blocks away and can guide you to lots of free on-street parking in the area.

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tedward wrote:^ I dunno about parkade fees (obviously) but I live 4 blocks away and can guide you to lots of free on-street parking in the area.
That'd be helpful because I know some of us will be there for 12 hours plus at a time so to avoid parking fees would be great.

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Rod, we are trying to set up some parking deals. As soon as we have details we will let everyone know.

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Pre-Registration of Events Now Available

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The Warhorn site is now ready for advance ticket holders to create accounts and start signing up for events. Please keep in mind that events will be continuously added over the weeks to come and we will provide updates on what was added on the site listed above starting December 5, 2013. On or around December 17, 2013 an excel and PDF version of our event listing will be available on our website as well.

Also, there are a couple changes to how events are laid out this year. The first thing you will notice is that we have more slots than ever before, 23 in total. In order to aid organizing events over the weekend we now have two hour and one hour slots covering the entire weekend. Due to the increased number of slots events in Warhorn will only be placed in slot that they are scheduled to start in.

In order to pre-register for events you must first purchase an advance ticket to our convention. To do this please visit our website or visit one of the four retail locations selling our tickets.

How to Pre-Register for Events
Warhorn went through a large change this year and for now on you only need to create a Warhorn account once. Once you have an account you can join events on Warhorn through that single account.

Please follow these steps to create an account and start registering for events for GottaCon 2014:
1.) Pre-purchase a ticket via our website, Warhorn site or store location
2.) Go to Warhorn and create an account
3.) Login to your Warhorn account
4.) Click on “View all upcoming events”, then search for “GottaCon”
5.) Select GottaCon 2014 then in the upper left corner select “register for this event”
6.) Wait for GottaCon Staff to clear you (remember only people who have purchased tickets can pre register for events). You will receive an email letting you know you have been cleared.
7.) Once you have been cleared, you login to your Warhorn account and select GottaCon from your “Events you're attending” area.
8.) Browse the event listing (while logged in) by going here. To register for an event click the “play” button for that event.
9.) Then you sign up for the events you want

If you are organizing an event, a volunteer, an exhibitor or special guest at our show please let us know specifically how you are involved with our show and we will clear your account.

If you don't get a chance to pre-register for events, there will be a registration desk at GottaCon where you can sign up for the event you want. But why wait when you can sign up now, get through the doors faster and secure your seat at the games you want to play!
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2014 Warmachine/Hordes Lineup

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GottaCon is pleased to announce that it will be hosting larger Warmachine/Hordes tournaments at GottaCon 2014 on Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2014. Come take part in what will surely be the largest Warmachine/Hordes event ever to have been run in BC. This event is sponsored in part by Privateer Press, Wiser’s Wide World of Collectibles, Advance Deployment and Attack-X. Please see below for event details.

Starting Saturday our feature Warmachine/Hordes GottaCon Steamroller Championship tournament begins. A two day Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller tournament will run both Saturday and Sunday starting at 9:30am each day. Day one will see three rounds of play and day two will see the final three rounds of play. Army point limit is 50. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories; first, second, and third overall score as well as best painted army. Rules and restrictions as per the official Steamroller tournament format. There is a seating limit of 64 players. Tickets are now on sale (at time of writing is over 80% sold out) and will be sold on a first come first served basis.

Friday night will see a Team Tournament starting at 7pm. This event will pit teams of 3 players against each other in a chess style tournament. Retailers, Game Clubs and Groups of Friends are encouraged to put a team (or multiple teams) together and represent yourselves this year at GottaCon!! Each of the 3 players will be ranked by skill level: General, Captain, and Lieutenant. Each rank will be matched against the same rank during matches. Additional prizes will be awarded for best team appearance/name. Come out and show everyone why you think your team is the best!! 16 team maximum, 3 players per team (48 player’s maximum). See our website for event details and rules. Each team member must register!

Starting Saturday night at 7:00pm our doubles Steamroller event begins. Teams of two will face off against other teams battling it out for first overall in this three round event. Rules and restrictions as per the official doubles tournament format. The player limit is 16 players (8 teams) and will be on a first come first serve basis. The point limit is 25 per team member.

All weekend, day or night, Warmachine and Hordes players at GottaCon 2014 will be able to participate in the Iron Arena! Bring an army and play against an opponent in this open-play format. You decide upon the points value for the games. Collect points and redeem them to pick up some great prizes!!

The price to gain access to GottaCon all weekend long and enter into any of our miniature based events (while seating is available) is only $50 GST included if you buy your ticket in advance!! Stay tuned to our website as we will announce other miniature based events including painting contest. If you have any questions please contact our miniatures manager, Paul Puhallo, at ppuhallo@gottacon.com. Thank you.

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GottaCon 2014 Warhammer Lineup

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GottaCon 2014 Warhammer Lineup

GottaCon is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting Warhammer tournaments in Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy and War of the Ring at GottaCon 2014 on Feb. 28 to Mar. 2, 2014. Come take part in our huge Warhammer events and side events! This year we are excited to have KR Multicase and Magic Stronghold as our headline sponsors for our feature events and Dice Bag Games, Magic Stronghold and Attack-X as our sponsors for our Warhammer side events. Please see below for event details.

Please visit our site for all the details.

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GottaCon 2014 Miniature Painting Competition

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GottaCon is pleased to announce that it will once again be hosting a miniature painting contest at this year’s convention and this year it is sponsored by Action Games Miniatures, makers of Drake: The Dragon Wargame. If you are a fan of painting miniatures then this event should interest you. Entry into this event is free and there are trophies for first place in each category as well as prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Categories are open to any scale model from any genre or manufacturer. There are three categories that attendees can submit an entry into (limit of one entry per category per person) which include:
• Single Figure
• Large Figure
• Squad or Group

Full details on this event which include competition rules and regulations, category size restrictions and judging criteria can be found here.

Entry forms will be available at the miniatures tournament reporting booth during GottaCon 2014 (Feb 28 to Mar 2, 2014). If you have any questions regarding this event please check our website or speak to Paul Puhallo by email at ppuhallo@gottacon.com.

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GottaCon 2014 Gamers Silent Auction – It’s Back!

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On Saturday March 1st only between 9:00am and 6:30pm, come out to the Sidney room and take part in the GottaCon gamers silent auction, brought to you by GottaCon Conventions. Convention goers are welcome to bring out their own items for sale as well as bid on the wide variety of items that will be available. We stress patience with convention staff as it takes time to enter all the information of submitted items and when the auction is complete to record all the results. If you would like to fill out a form and bring it with you to the convention please download the form here. Also this year we are allowing for Friday drop off between 5pm and 10pm and we will set up self-serve computers onsite where you can fill out your forms and print them for our staff.

What is a silent auction?
In this type of auction, items are put on display. To place a bid, bidders write on a piece of paper located near the item. The bidder will be able to see the bids made already and must bid at least the minimum amount specified higher than the current bid. The minimum increase over the current bid will be $1.00 unless otherwise indicated. Bidding closes after a pre-set period of time. The highest bidder at the end of the auction wins the item and pays the price submitted.

For more specifics on how the auction is run and how you can submit an item visit our website.

Some items that will be up for bid are:
- Board games new and used
- Tradable card games, singles and boosters
- Previously owned video games
- Video game systems
- Collectible/non-collectible miniatures and accessories
- Role-playing games old and new
- Books, comic books and animé
- Movies
- Many other gaming and hobby related items

The GottaCon auction provides a great opportunity to buy and sell all of your gaming and hobby related items at great prices. The previous three years have been hugely successful so make sure you check out the auction on Saturday!!

Please note that GottaCon Conventions reserves the right to refuse any items submitted for sale in the auction. All items must be registered with GottaCon staff at the special events area and a fee of $1.00 per item must be paid.

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Video Games Line-up at GottaCon 2014

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Today we are pleased to announce the Video Game line-up for GottaCon 2014. Below please find our list of game systems, games and tournaments planned for GottaCon 2014, which will be held February 28 to March 2, 2014 at the Victoria Conference Centre in Victoria BC (720 Douglas Street).

This is the biggest year for video gaming at GottaCon yet, and we don’t just mean in size. Sponsors and prizing are insane! This year we are pleased to announce the following sponsors:

NCIX.ca, Canada’s premier online computer store, as our presenting sponsor
Logitech G-Series™ as our official PC LAN sponsor
Shaw Communications as our internet sponsor
Azubu TV as our stream sponsor

We have numerous additional major sponsors and organizers for our video games area including: HyperX, Gamdias, Cooler Master, Ubisoft (ShootMania and Trackmania2), Torn Banner (Chivalry: Medieval Warfare), Future Shop – Langford location, Bugbear Entertainment, BC Gamer, and Teamspeak. All of these fantastic companies have provided substantial support in the way of prizes and technology.

For details on all our exciting event lineup, details on GottaCon LAN stage, and what is included with a BYOC seat please visit our website.

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GottaCon 2014 Panel Line-Up Part 1 – Friday

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GottaCon 2014 is pleased to announce a variety of discussion panels and special events for the 2014 convention, held February 28 – March 2, 2014 at the Victoria Conference Centre. These special events and discussion panels will feature everything from burlesque and live improv shows, to discussion about Dungeons & Dragons and video games, and more.

Throughout this week, we’ll be making a number of announcements about the discussion panels and our guests, broken up by day. More information about our guests can be found below the panel information.

To kick off these announcements, here are the panels and special events you can attend on Friday, February 28, 2014. Complete panel and guest information can be found here.

Panels of GottaCon 2014 on Friday

Standard Action Live Action D&D
Time: 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Video Game Burlesque Show
Seating: 10:00 pm, start time 10:30 pm

For full details on these events and on the performers visit our website.

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GottaCon 2014 Panel Line-Up Part 2 – Saturday

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Panels of GottaCon 2014 on Saturday

Creating DIY Video Games – Indie Syle!
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Game Master’s Dirty Tricks: Troubleshooting Tabletop Tribulations
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm

Getting Into the Video Game Industry
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Standard Action Screening
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Everything You Wanted to Know About Building A PC (But Were Afraid to Ask)
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm

The World of Ingress
Time: 3:30pm to 5:30pm

Costume Contest
Sponsored by: Dragon Impact
By: GottaCon & Northwest Fan Fest
Day: Saturday
Registration: 10:00am to 4:30pm at the Northwest Fan Fest Booth, located next to the GottaCon Photo Booth
Deliberation: 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the main theatre – closed to the public
Awards Presentation: 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the main theatre – open to the public

Live Improv Double-Header – Two Shows For The Price Of One, Plus Short Film
Brought to you by GottaCon, The Critical Hit Show and Improvised Dungeons and Dragons-Victoria
Time: 8:00pm to Midnight
Show:
The Critical Hit Show (8:00 pm start)
Game Companion – A short film (9:30-ish start)
An Improvised Dungeons and Dragons (10:00 pm start)
Price: $10 with valid Saturday convention pass for entry to all. $20 at the door starting at 7:30pm.

Complete panel and guest information can be found here.

For full details on Saturday events and on the panelists and performers visit our website

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