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Flatcon 2018 - Guild Ball S4 Tournament, Bloomington IL Oct 14, 2018

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Summer is ended, the Harvest is almost done, and Winter is Coming.  Come celebrate the launch of Season 4 for those of us which can't make it to SteamCon US!

The Basics

What Is FlatCon?  http://flatcon.com/

Located on the expansive flatlands that are Central Illinois. FlatCon has been Bloomington-Normal’s premiere annual gaming convention since 2000. Running in 2017 from Friday, October 20th through the Sunday the 22nd, FlatCon is presented by Gamers For Life which supports the American Cancer Society through the Gamers For Life Relay for Life team. FlatCon’s attendees are “Scoring a Crit on Cancer” and doing some serious gaming!

Whether you play Role-playing, Card, Board, Mini, LARP or other types of games that do not fit into a specific niche, you will find something fun to play FlatCon! But, wait! There’s more! FlatCon, also, has a large vendor area selling games and geekery, an annual Costume Contest, the Over The Top Contest, a Charity Raffle, onsite concessions and food trucks, and a host of other Special Events!

FlatCon is three days of games, fun, and taking a whack at an insidious disease. What’s not to like about that?


                   Interstate Center West Expo - McLean County Fairgrounds

                   1106 Interstate Dr, Bloomington, IL 61705  USA

Convention Registration:  https://tabletop.events/conventions/flatcon-2018

Convention badges range from Full weekend to specific day badges.

Everyone pre-registering by October 1, 2018 for FlatCon via FlatCon Site On Tabletop.Events saves $5 on their badge! Also, pre-registered attendees will receive one shiny FlatCon 6-sided die as well as 3 free raffle tickets! (Raffle tickets can be used for chances in our Charity Raffle and to purchase drinks and snacks at our concession stand!)


      Flatcon does have a housing block at a deal of $99 for three nights, check it out and sign-up before they are gone!

           - http://flatcon.com/venuehotel/

     There are plenty of other hotels in the vicinity as well.

     Bloomington, IL does have multiple travel options available besides driving.

     Central Illinois Regional Airport (BMI) and AmTrack in Normal, IL are both a quick taxi or Uber away.

Guild Ball General Information:

     Guild Ball tournament style event using the newly released Season 4 rules and player cards.

      Because of the timing of the release, we will be very accommodating and adjust according to make sure everyone has a great day.

      Print outs of Season 4 cards or using portable applications will be allowed.

      Expect 4-5 rounds. Players of all skill levels are welcomed to attend.

      Appearance Standard: All models in play must be fully assembled, on appropriately sized bases.  Painting is not required, but highly encouraged.

       Proxy Rule:  Judge pre-approved proxies are permitted.

          Paper Doll proxies of any characters from the book released or unreleased are permitted.

       Casual Play:  Casual play is encouraged on any open gaming space in our reserved area not being used for events.


Guild Ball Event Schedule


Sunday - Flatcon Cup Tournament

     Cost: $5.00 event fee

     9:00am - Registration -> Pre-registration through convention and https://www.longshanks.org/events/?event=1519

     9:30am to 5:00pm - Games!

          Tournament Format:  Regional Cup, 10-man roster, 45min chess clocks

           Prizes:  1st, 2nd, and best painted at least.

           Raffle prizes for the day, depending on player attendance:


Hope to see everyone there and meet some new friends while supporting a great cause!

If you have any questions, feel free to PM JSKrush or email james.kroesch@gmail.com.     

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