What’s Happening at Gary Con XII

What’s Happening at Gary Con XII

*Tentative* What’s Happening at Gary Con XII, March 26-29, 2020

Please check back in January before event registration begins for the most up-to-date listing

Wednesday (March 25, 2020)

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.  

GM Lounge Hours: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm refreshments and resources for GMs Only

Convention HQ: 8 am to 10 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.

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. TBD in GM Lounge (aka Loramoor A)

 

Friday

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

GM Lounge Hours: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm refreshments and resources for GMs Only

Convention HQ: 8 am to 10 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

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. TBD in 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!

GM Lounge: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm refreshments and resources for GMs Only

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!

 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 location TBD

Chainmail Jousting Championship: 6 pm

Movie Screening: 8 pm to 10 pm. TBD in GM Lounge (aka Loramoor A)

 

Sunday

GM Lounge: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm refreshments and resources for GMs Only

Convention HQ: 8 am to 4 pm

Artists Alcove: 8 am to 1 pm

Exhibit Hall: 10 am to 1 pm

Chaplain’s Breakfast Service: 9 am to 10 am in the Games Library (aka Loramoor Room)

Undead Dog Volunteer Party: 9 pm