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Geoff C
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I was an attender and put on many events for Gottacon/LANtasy for many years. Disappointed to see those disappear. With no apparent multi-day boardgaming con in the works, I have just penciled in some dates with my first hotel of choice, Comfort Inn and Suites. Centrally located with a great space, a pub on site, and access to a food court at mayfair mall, it is my #1 choice.

My intent is to replicate the experiences I have had at other boardgaming cons in the pacific northwest, Bottoscon, GameOn! and recently CascadeCon. These promote an open and friendly atmosphere of just pure boardgaming, some with a wargaming focus but open to all boardgamers. Key to this is a self driven schedule. That is, events are not submitted, approved, and finally uploaded by a third party. Events are instead on a spreadsheet that is managed by the players. Instant event submission and exact details of who is playing what when.

Expect more details as I can gather them, but May 10-12 are the dates this year. That's three months out!

Suggestions for a name are welcome as well. Right now I am using a working name of VictoriaCon (for obvious reasons, but she is also the Roman goddess of victory and games) or DefCon (apparently a hacker con, bad idea) or...dunno what else yet.

Questions, comments? Any webpage designers out there willing to donate their skills?
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Miranda Folland
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Good for you Geoff. Sounds like a great idea. I know you'll be great at it with all your BGG Con experience too.

Sorry I can't help but I'd like to attend. I've subscribed.
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Daniel Loke
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BUT MY DREAMS THEY AREN'T AS EMPTY
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Something Navy? One of Canada's only two naval ports are there (-ish, Esquimalt). What else is special about the area? RabbitCon? PigWarCon? RetirementCon? Also, for some reason, I feel like 4 syllables is the natural maximum for a con name.
 
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Colin Parker
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May 12th is Mother's day, but otherwise, it should be good.

DefCon definitely sounds too wargameyish, in my opinion, unless you're strongly focusing on mainly a wargaming crowd.

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Geoff C
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Thanks Miranda!

Colin Parker wrote:
May 12th is Mother's day, but otherwise, it should be good.
Yeah that was something that was just too hard to dodge this late in the year. Plan may be to move to the first weekend in may next year.

 
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marc lecours
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how about victorycon
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VictoriaCon sounds great!
And as long as it is in Victoria (ie- not moving it to Vancouver).... gets the message across.
My sons and me will make an effort to get to this if possible.
Cheers!
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Geoff C
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We are live!



http://victoriaconn.ca/

https://www.facebook.com/events/716490522080663/?active_tab=...
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Geoff C
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Talonz wrote:
One week to go!
 
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Thomas Dylan
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Very cool!

Would RPG's be considered in the future...?
 
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Asher Thee Gravedigger
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Geoff, a few of us from Vancouver are considering coming over. Can we still get tickets?
 
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TheeGravedigger wrote:
Geoff, a few of us from Vancouver are considering coming over. Can we still get tickets?
Yes. Paypal or etransfer to talonz51 at hotmail.com
 
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