What Is FlatCon?
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?
FlatCon will return to the Interstate Center in Bloomington, Illinois, but we are moving next door to the West Expo building! (For you FlatCon regulars, this is where the Chili Cook Off usually is and where the “Friday Rap Concert” was this past flatCon.) The West Expo will give FlatCon about 30% more space and some much needed breathing room! The layout gives us some options we are mulling over to improve the FlatCon experience. We will be able to add more events to FlatCon while also adding in larger transit space between tables and event areas!
We are very excited about this expansion and we have YOU attendees to thank! FlatCon has experienced significant growth in both pre-registration and total badge purchases in each of the last three years. This positive trend allows us to afford the larger venue and to move in with confidence that we can stay there for some time to come. THANK YOU!
Thank You, Warhorn!
Many thaks to the folks at Warhorn for providing, for free, the con and individual event pre-registration system! If you love games, small cons, or just organized play, consider using them and drop them a donation. Computers and bandwidth ain’t free!