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April 22-24, 2016 Kansas City

Pure Gaming Satisfaction

It's a long story, so head on over to our History page to get the scoop. 

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Just like at a normal game convention:
  • 2-hour slots for board games, or 4-hour slot for RPGs or tournaments
  • RPG's have pre-generated chrs provided
  • all competitive games have prizes (actually, you win entries into Sunday's raffle)
  • other events as provided for by organizers (yoga, etc.)
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Absolutely not! BobCon was developed by a diverse mix of men and women who share a common interest in hobby gaming and social issues. In addition to a plethora of gaming activities, BobCon may feature a full suite of women's issue programming: day spa, women's issues roundtable, yoga, cooking, etc. If someone's willing to sign up to organize the activity, BobCon's willing to sponsor the space. Add a comment

That's where you come in! We only run events that are requested and sponsored, so get busy! =)

In the past people enjoyed board games, strategy games, role playing games and the like. But there are also usually some non-gaming activities like the women's spa day, a wine tasting competition, a cook-off, yoga, and even a robotics demonstration! See our partial list of games in the BobCon games library to get an idea.

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Interested in playing a specific game? At a specific time? Let us know here. Indicate what event(s) you'd like to play and when you'd prefer to play them. Add a comment
Do you have an idea for an event that you want to run? Have an old module lying around which you'd like to take a group of adventurers through? Sponsoring an event simply means you take the responsibility to run the event, bring the materials needed, and provide any additional prizes you may want to give out. This option is especially important for RPGs, as BobCon does not have a pool of GMs or modules from which to choose. Add a comment

BobCon will be held at the Oak Tree Inn for the first time this year, near I-35 and Rainbow in Kansas City, Kansas. The hotel has an annex called The Village Hall, which has tons of room for gaming, separate areas for kids, board games, role-playing games, and a modest kitchen. This beautiful venue provides ample room for gaming. It also has a full kitchen with buffet counters so food can be accessed at any time and a big basement room which leads directly outside to a area suited for children. There's an Applebee's on-site, and tons of amazing local restaurants within a short distance (those familiar with Southwest Boulevard's food reputation will understand). It is located at 501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103. Click here for a map and directions.

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Several wonderful members of the Kansas City Gaming Community have offered to house those who would like to stay near the convention site. Our out of town guests have first dibs on these rooms, but if you have any desire to avoid to drive to and from the convention please contact BobCon Assisted Housing. There are also several nearby hotels if you prefer a private room. Check our lodging page for a listing and directions.

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Kids 12 and under are free (with paid adult)! In the past, if kids were old enough to play games then their parents were sort of expected to pay admission for them (we scrimp and beg each year to pay for the facility). We don't think anyone ever had an issue with this, but this year we're making things a little simpler for parents with a clear kids are free policy. Yay!

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Sorry, no pets allowed. However, crated dogs are allowed if a hardship condition exists. Approval must be requested in advance, the dog must remain crated while inside the facility, and you must clean up after him/her with your own equipment. Contact us to make arrangements.

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Sort of. The facility has no internet connection, but staff will have a metered portable hotspot for emergencies. To get access, see a staff member on-site. Add a comment
Obviously, not everyone would participate in every slot; some folks have lives outside gaming on the weekends, some folks have jobs that prevent a full-weekend attendance, some folks are coming from out-of-town, and some folks just don't want round-the-clock company all weekend long. Regardless, we're betting there will be enough folks around at any given time to keep the place hopping. Add a comment

We know that several of the folks invited are from out of state. We don't really expect them all to come, but it's important to us for them to know they're welcome. Plus, they certainly won't come if we don't invite them!

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