Going into our eighth year, we now utilize all 230,000 sq. ft. of space at the Connecticut Convention Center. We're expecting over 7,000 members to attend ConnectiCon this year. Our event runs from 8am - midnight on Friday and Saturday and 8am until 6pm on Sunday. Afterhours events will be held at the Hartford Marriott Downtown.
What does this mean for gamers? Well, it means that we've got more space than we've ever been able to set aside in the past for board games, card games, rpgs, miniatures, and ccgs.
We've currently got:
48 - 8'x4' tables for Miniatures Gaming (we'll be hosting multiple events throughout the weekend for Warhammer, Warhammer 40K, Flames of War, Warmachine/Hordes, Battletech, Heavy Gear) - we've got some HUGE tournament prizes in store this year, many miniatures events will have an additional participation fee.
75 - 5' round tables, and seating for 450 players for Board Gaming (we've got a board game library with over 100 titles available for play, and players are encouraged to bring their own games to play as well) - win prizes for open gaming, playing demos, and running games or demos.
88 - 6' x 2'6" tables, and seating for 528 people, for additional board and card gaming (we'll be hosting tournaments for Magic: The Gathering, Legend of the Five Rings, A Game of Thrones, YuGiOh, Pokemon, Munchkin, UNO, Tichu) - win prizes for open gaming, playing demos, and running games or demos, or winning tournaments.
8 slots for RPG games.
Late night gaming will be held at the attached Hartford Marriott Downtown.
We're currently looking for Game Instructors (aka Event Leaders) who are willing to teach games to new players (either completely new to the hobby, or just new to the game you're teaching), Game Instructors are encouraged to play in the game they are teaching, if you're intersted please send me a message through BGG or reach me through the ConnectiCon website: www.ConnectiCon.org
Memberships are currently only $35 and include a 3-day membership badge, we do not use event tickets or charge additional fees to participate in most events; exceptions being events where participants receive crafting materials (examples: animation cel painting workshop, wand-making workshop, terrain creation workshop), or merchandise required to participate that they keep after the event ends (examples: sealed booster events for WizKids games, or draft events for Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, etc.).
ConnectiCon is also a unique opportunity to introduce gaming and related hobbies to next generation of gamers, as we also have a large concentration of anime, comic book, web comic, sci-fi, fantasy, and conole gaming fans that attend our event as well.
If you or your children also enjoy anime, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, or console gaming you're sure to have a fun time.
ConnectiCon also features:
25,000 sq. ft. Dealer's Room with over 50 vendors selling everything from games, to swords & chainmail, to plush toys, and t-shirts.
10,000 sq. ft. Artists' Colony with over 80 artists of various mediums
3,000 seat main events hall
8 - Panel & Workshop Rooms
3 - 24-hour Screening Rooms
Dances Friday and Saturday night
Over 100 consoles systems available for video gaming, with over 50 scheduled tournaments.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask them here, or through our website: www.ConnectiCon.org