After last year's Time Machine Tournament in Denver, which we expanded to include the HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL All-Star Game Pre-PLAAY and SECOND SEASON College All-Star football game, we started talking about the idea of having a full-blown PLAAY Gamer "convention" of sorts. We're going to make that happen this summer, with PLAAY-Dot-CON 2018, three days of PLAAY, July 13th through the 15th, at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Lone Tree, CO, at 10030 Trainstation Circle. Here's the scoop...
This event is now sold out! What an amazing three days this is going to be: we've got gamers from New York to California and even several Canadians making the trip to Denver this summer! Thanks to everyone who pre-registered, we have now reached capacity for our PLAAY space at the hotel. If you're on the guest, watch your e-mail in-box for monthly updates.
We're making great progress on our itinerary, with the plan being to have organized PLAAY game events AND open gaming happening at all times. Every gamer will always have a choice of what he or she wants to do. Our gamer survey indicated the strongest interest in baseball, football and hockey, so we will have multiple opportunities for participation in events that feature those games. Our centerpiece event will be the 5th Annual HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL Time Machine Tournament (Saturday), where gamers will manage their choice of teams from any of the Famous Fall Classics sets. But we'll also have events for some of the more "boutique" games like ROLLER RUMBLE and BOWL-O-RAMA.
We'll have scheduled organized and free-form game events for Friday (afternoon and evening), Saturday (morning and afternoon) and Sunday (morning and afternoon). We've also pencilled in a pair of one-hour seminar events: Friday afternoon, we'll have a discussion on the present stat and future of the sports board game hobby, featuring special guests Mike Boling, Steve Tower and Al Wilson. We are planning to stream this segment live on the PLAAY Games Facebook Page, so that folks who aren't able to attend the convention can still participate in the fun. Sunday morning, we'll have a"Sneak Peek inside the PLAAY Games Laboratory," where you'll get a chance to see what new games we're working on!
Download the tentative schedule here. NOTE this is not the final schedule! There are a couple of open "to be announced" slots in the schedule, and wee may make changes to currently-scheduled events based on participant feedback and host availability.
There's a Rockies game at Coors Field Saturday evening against Seattle Mariners—we'll be attending the game as a group, complete with a PA announcement and scoreboard mention!
For those who have already registered, there are still a couple rooms remaining at our host hotel for the special convention room rate, $104 per night. You can reserve your room clicking here and following the instructions. The Hampton Inn and Suites Denver/South-RidgeGate is located right off RTD's Lincoln light rail line. We chose this location so as to make it travel-friendly for out-of-towners. You can fly into Denver's International Airport and take the light rail to within a mile of the hotel! (The hotel has a free shuttle for guests, we're checking into availability for pick-up.) Light rail service to the Rockies game, as well, so no rental car needed! Or, if you prefer to drive, there's ample free parking at the hotel. It's located in suburban south Denver, with easy access to restaurants, shopping and activities.
Our focus now shifts to making PLAAY-Dot-CON 2018 an amazingly fun, memorable sports game get-together for ALL of our registered attendees. If all goes well, we'll immediately begin making plans for an even bigger and better convention in 2019!
Please check back for updates!
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