What’s Happening at Gary Con XV

Gary Con XV, March 23-26, 2023

Check back here often as we populate the happenings at Gary Con XV from The Pre-Con Party on Wednesday to the Undead Dog Volunteer Party Sunday Night.

Wednesday – Set Up Day

Vendor Move In Forums:  7am to 10pm (based on Expo finishing pipe and drape) Vendors can pick up their badges at the Forum during this time.

Badge Pick-Up at Con HQ: 5pm to 8pm (Special Guests, Diamond and Platinum Badges begin 4pm)

Pre-Con Welcome Party: 7pm to when the pizza and Spotted Cow beer run out

 

Thursday- Sci-Fi Thursday 

Wear your Sci-Fi costumes if you are so inclined

Vendor Move In Forums:  7am to 9:30am (continued)

Convention HQ: 7:30am to 8pm with extended support via GC Discord (https://discord.garycon.com)

Chainmail Jousting 8am to 8pm

Boardgame Library Hosted by Innroads Ministries in the Grand Ballroom: 9am to midnight

Exhibit Hall Lobby: Convention Opening Presentation by Luke 10am

Exhibit Hall: 10am to 5pm (Diamond & Platinum Access at 9:30am)

Diamond Dinner: 6pm to 7:30pm at the Chophouse (Diamond Badges Only)

VIP Party in the Grand Suite at 8pm to midnight (Special Guests, Diamond and Platinum)

 

Friday- Fantasy Friday

Dress in fantasy costume if you are so inclined

Convention HQ: 7:30am to 8pm with extended support via GC Discord (https://discord.garycon.com)

Chainmail Jousting 8am to 8pm

Boardgame Library Hosted by Innroads Ministries in the Grand Ballroom: 8am to midnight

Exhibit Hall: 10am to 5pm (Diamond & Platinum Access at 9:30am)

Happy Hour: 5:30 to 7:30pm (Free Soda and Spotted Cow with Official Stadium Cup)

 

Saturday – Hawaiian Shirt Day

Wear your Hawaiian Shirt the iconic con garb of choice for Gary Gygax

Convention HQ: 7:30am to 8pm with extended support via GC Discord (https://discord.garycon.com)

Chainmail Jousting 8am to noon

Boardgame Library Hosted by Innroads Ministries in the Grand Ballroom: 8am to midnight

Exhibit Hall: 10am to 5pm (Diamond & Platinum Access at 9:30am)

Chainmail Jousting Elimination: 1pm to 6pm

HAWAIIAN SHIRT PICTURE: 2pm in the Lobby (any and all in a Hawaiian shirt are welcome)

E. Gary Gygax Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation: 2:30 in the Forum Lobby (outside the Exhibitor Hall)

GC Charity Auction: 3pm to 6pm in the Lobby (we welcome your rare and unique collectables at Con HQ Thursday – Friday)

Happy Hour: 5:30 to 7:30pm (Free Soda and Spotted Cow with Official Stadium Cup)

Chainmail Jousting Championship: 8pm Attendee Champion challenges the Black Knight (Gygax Family)

 

Sunday

Convention HQ: 7:30am to 1pm (at 1pm Staff  and Volunteers begins tear down of all GC equipment) with extended support via GC Discord (https://discord.garycon.com)

Geek Preacher Service: 9am to 10am in Galewood C (tentatively)

Exhibit Hall: 10am to 1pm – last call to get merch from our amazing vendors

Gary Con XV is over at 4pm (finish up your games, bid farewell to your fellow adventurers, and get some rest)

Undead Dog Party 8pm:  Pizza, drinks and games for the hard working Volunteers, Staff, and Special Guests.