What’s Happening at Gary Con XIII

MATERIAL GARY CON 2021 is cancelled.  Join us for virtual gaming and celebratory activities from the comfort and safety of home!

Gary Con XIII, March 25-28, 2021

Wednesday (March 24, 2021)

Premier Badge Pick-Up: 2 PM for Diamond, platinum and Guests at Con HQs (aka Grand Ballroom Coat Check)

General Badge Pick-up: 3 PM to 8 PM All pre-registered attendees at Con HQs (aka Grand Ballroom Coat Check)

Gary Con Pre-Con Welcome Party! 7pm to 9pm.  Join us on the second floor of the hotel outside the Swinghurst Room for some light snacks and refreshments- including FREE Spotted Cow while it lasts! Watch your favorite fantasy and sci-fi movies in the Swinghurst room until midnight.

 

Thursday

Theme: Sci-Fi Thursday. Show your spirit by dressing as your favorite sci-fi character.  

Yawning Portal and Elfsong Tavern GM Lounges: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm refreshments and resources for GMs and Guests of Honor Only.  Thanks to our generous sponsor Wizards of the Coast for making these  chambers of respite possible.

Convention HQ: 8 am to 8 pm

Opening Ceremony: 10 am in the Grand Geneva Lobby. Join Luke and other members of the Gygax family as they welcome you to the celebration.

Dancakes- Pancake Art Demonstration: 10 am to Noon in the Grand Geneva Lobby.  Join Hank and his talented crew of artists as they create amazing art in the form of a pancake!

Artists Alcove: 10 am to 5pm.  The Artists will be co-located in the Exhibit Hall for Gary Con XII.

Legends of Wargaming Presents! Chainmail Jousting: 8 am to 8 pm.  Try your hand at the jousting rules designed by Gary Gygax and Jeff Perren.  If you do well enough you will be called back to battle the Black Knight (a Gygaxia) for the championship on Saturday afternoon!

Exhibit Hall: 10 am to 5 pm

Diamond Dinner: 6-7:30 pm.  Luke hosts the Diamond Badged attendees at a private dinner in the Chop House with select Guests of Honor.

VIP Cocktail Party: 8pm to midnight in the The Chaldea Room  (aka Grand Suite).  Diamond and Platinum Badged attendees are invited to relax and enjoy light refreshments including Next Door Pub Pizza, soda, beer, wine and selected hard liquor.

Movie Screening: 8 pm to 10 pm. The Dreams in Gary’s Basement presented by Pat Kilbane in the Yawning Portal GM Lounge (aka Loramoor A).

 

Friday

Theme: Fantasy Friday. Show your spirit by dressing as your favorite fantasy character.  

Yawning Portal and Elfsong Tavern GM Lounges: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm refreshments and resources for GMs and Guests of Honor Only.  Thanks to our generous sponsor Wizards of the Coast for making these  chambers of respite possible.

Convention HQ: 8 am to 8 pm

Dancakes- Pancake Art Demonstration: 9 am to 11 am in the Grand Geneva Lobby.  Join Hank and his talented crew of artists as they create amazing art in the form of a pancake!

Artists Alcove: 10 am to 5pm. The Artists will be co-located in the Exhibit Hall for Gary Con XII.

Legends of Wargaming Presents! Chainmail Jousting: 8 am to 8 pm. Try your hand at the jousting rules designed by Gary Gygax and Jeff Perren. If you do well enough you will be called back to battle the Black Knight (a Gygaxia) for the championship on Saturday afternoon!

Exhibit Hall: 10 am to 5 pm

Happy Hour (Free Beer?!?): 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and yes there is free Spotted Cow beer if you purchased the GC XII Collectible Stadium Cup!

Movie Screening: 8 pm to 10 pm. David Baxter from Legion M presents Mandy starring Nicholas Cage in Yawning Portal GM Lounge (aka Loramoor A). 

 

Saturday—Hawaiian Shirt Day

Theme: Hawaiian Shirt Day! Gary Gygax was known for wearing his most stylish Hawaiian shirts at conventions.  Join us by sporting your most colorful Hawaiian shirt in his honor Saturday!

Yawning Portal and Elfsong Tavern GM Lounges: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm refreshments and resources for GMs and Guests of Honor Only.  Thanks to our generous sponsor Wizards of the Coast for making these  chambers of respite possible.

Convention HQ: 8 am to 8 pm

Artists Alcove: 10 am to 5pm. The Artists will be co-located in the Exhibit Hall for Gary Con XII.

Legends of Wargaming Presents! Chainmail Jousting: 8 am to 8 pm. Try your hand at the jousting rules designed by Gary Gygax and Jeff Perren. If you do well enough you will be called back to battle the Black Knight (a Gygaxia) for the championship on Saturday afternoon!

Exhibit Hall: 10 am to 5 pm

Chainmail Jousting Elimination: 1 pm to 5 pm.  The best of the best are invited back to compete for a chance to face the Black Knight for the Gary Con Cup!

Dancakes- Pancake Art Demonstration: Noon to 2 pm in the Grand Geneva Lobby.  Join Hank and his talented crew of artists as they create amazing art in the form of a pancake!

Hawaiian Shirt Group Photo:  2 pm in the Lobby.  This has become a GC tradition, so plan your game break and come on down to the lobby to join us!

 Gary Gygax Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation: 2:30 pm in the Lobby.  See who has earned the honor this year!  Past recipients include Larry Elmore, Margaret Weis, Tim Kask and James M. Ward.

Charity Auction: 3 pm to 6 pm in the Grand Geneva Lobby Lounge

Happy Hour (Free Beer?!?): 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm and yes there is free Spotted Cow beer if you purchased the GC XII Collectible Stadium Cup!

TSR Alumni Party:  7 pm to midnight at the Ski Chalet.  Take the shuttle bus over and say hello to the people that made the gears turn at TSR Hobbies.

HawaiiCon Luau Party: 7 pm to midnight in the Grand Suite.  Join the organizers of HawaiiCon as they bring some aloha spirit to Gary Con.

Chainmail Jousting Championship: 6 pm

Movie Screening: 8 pm to 10 pm. Secrets of Blackmoor in the Yawning Portal GM Lounge (aka Loramoor A).

 

Sunday

Yawning Portal and Elfsong Tavern GM Lounges: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm refreshments and resources for GMs and Guests of Honor Only

Convention HQ: 8 am to 4 pm

Artists Alcove: 10 am to 2 pm (in the Exhibit Hall this year)

Dancakes- Pancake Art Demonstration: 9 am to 11 am in the Grand Geneva Lobby.  Last chance to see Hank and his talented crew of artists as they create amazing art in the form of a pancake!

Exhibit Hall: 10 am to 2 pm

Chaplain’s Breakfast Service: 9 am to 10 am in the Games Library (aka Loramoor Room).  Come and enjoy fellowship and refreshments in a non-denomination gathering hosted by Gary Con Chaplain, Derek “Geek Preacher” White.

Undead Dog Volunteer Party: 9 pm