Special Guest Cancellation
Lester Smith's Events Canceled Due to Illness
We are very sorry to inform everyone that special guest Lester Smith will be unable to attend due to an illness. Lester had hoped for an improvement in his condition but called it Thursday morning. With the long trip it just didn't make sense. So play a game and drink a toast to Lester's health this weekend while at BobCon. We'll still have copies of Lester's card games to play, so he will definitely be there in spirit! =)
We've updated our on-site chart to reflect these canceled events, but unfortunately our event program was already printed. Make sure and check the on-site event schedule if a question comes up.
Extra Life at BobCon
Play Games and Help Kids
Help support the gamer charity Extra Life. Each year Extra Life volunteers raise money during a gaming marathon the weekend of October 25. Funds raised in Kansas City go to our local Children's Miracle Network hospital, KU Medical Center. Consider a donation to Extra Life... For The Kids.
Donations made via the link above are via the Role-Players Guild of Kansas City Extra Life team. You can also join and make your own! Spread the word.
Some Online Maps Can't Locate Us
Just a heads-up that some map software (Google and Yahoo we're looking at you) doesn't navigate to the proper location. BobCon starts at noon at the Cove's Clubhouse again this year, north of the river at 8221 N. Overland Drive, Kansas City, MO 64151.
From I-29, take the NW Barry Road exit to east-bound NW Barry Road. Go past the shopping developments and look on your right for The Coves south entrance. Turn right into the coves and then take a left at the stop sign onto North Overland Drive. Continue for two blocks and the Coves Clubhouse is on your left.
Food Policy Information
Kitchen Closed Saturday
The BobCon kitchen will be closed for an event during most of the day Saturday. There will be an open lunch hour available for everyone to use the kitchen as they need. Before and after that, many of the food items for snacking will be relocated outside the kitchen, near the beverage coolers in the mudroom. Thank you for helping the Cook-Off participants as they work their magic! Note: All BobCon attendees are once again invited to participate in the Farmer's Market Cook-Off judging (e.g. dinner) Saturday night at no cost. The price for free dinner is no kitchen during the day. ;)
Many BobCon participants bring potluck meals... giant pots of chili, meatballs, and similar food items to share with others. With increased numbers of attendees, these meals are not stretching as far as in years past. This year we are introducing an "honesty jar." If you eat a meal made by others, and didn't bring a meal to share yourself, please contribute to the honesty jar (a couple of bucks for a bowl of chili, etc.). At the end of the weekend, BobCon staff will try to divide these funds among the individuals who provided meals. Thank you for participating and keeping this tradition sustainable. Note: This does not include simple snacks like bags of chips, which we encourage all participants to bring and share freely. Cooking and heating appliances are available, if you decide to bring your own meals.
We've had trouble in recent years where folks would bring a case of drinks for themselves, put the case in the fridge, and all their drinks would magically disappear. This year, feel free to bring your own beverages, in your own iced coolers/containers, but there will be no room in the refrigerator for them (exceptions aside). Note: Beverages will be available for purchase from coolers just outside the clubhouse kitchen. Canned drinks will cost 50 cents each, collected in a nearby honesty jar.