FlatCon 2017 Another Success!
The Best Three Days In Gaming are over and they were awesome! For the fourth year in a row, attendance grew. We sold over 420 badges, up from 365 last year. FlatCon 2017, also, featured 164 events, up 11 from last year. Our Catan tournament on Sunday was well attended and we think the one day Sunday Catan Tourney will now be an annual feature.
Most importantly, the decision to spend the money on a larger space was a good one! We were able to expand some areas, most notably vendors, Open Gaming, Pathfinder, and the Minis Hall and we added “elbow room.” Open Gaming/Play to Win in particular saw a big uptick in players with those tables full most of Saturday and some of Sunday. Dozens upon dozens of gamers learned new games and made new friends at FlatCon.
A big thanks to all of our attendees, vendors, staff and our sponsor Red Raccoon Games for making FlatCon 2017 a blast! Our Facebook feed has a bunch of pictures of the con that you can peruse to see all the fun we had. We are so gratified to have over 400 of you come play some games and Score a Crit On Cancer!
FlatCon 2018 Dates Announced!
At the conclusion of FlatCon 2017 it was announced that we will return for #18 to the West Expo Building at the Interstate Center in Bloomington, Illinois on October 12, 13, and 14. Due to a calendar quirk we will be a week earlier than normal. This means, it’s not a full year to the next FlatCon!
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 2018 from Friday, October 12th through Sunday the 14th, 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! Our 2016 con raised $3,000 for Relay for Life!
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?