It is almost time for RAGECon year four. This year the event is moving to the Sands Regency Hotel in Reno. We have been covering this event for the last couple of years, looking forward to all the new tabletop games. Below is the official Press Release and some of my photos from last year.
RAGECON 2017 Tabletop Gaming Convention
Returns to Northern Nevada for Fourth Year
RENO, Nev. – RAGECON, the Reno Area Gaming Expo, returns to Reno for its fourth year this summer, and Northern Nevada’s newest and biggest tabletop gaming convention expects to attract up to 500 attendees.
This year’s convention will be held at the Sands Regency Casino, 345 N. Arlington Avenue, Reno. The event will be open from noon to midnight, June 23; 8 a.m. – midnight, June 24; and 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., June 25. Registration fees range from $20 for one day or $50 for a three-day pass. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ragecon.com or at the door.
In addition to board, card, dice, miniatures and role playing games, the convention will feature special guests, tournaments, workshops, panel discussions, and vendors selling everything from games to artwork based clothing. Some of the tournaments at the convention will be Star Wars: X-Wing, Star Wars: Destiny, Star Wars: Armada and Steve Jackson’s Munchkin. Experienced gamers will be on hand to teach new attendees, and a game library of more than 800 games will be available. New this year is the Game Lab where designers can show off new games that are still being developed and get players feedback before the games gets produced.
Returning this year, RAGECON is proud to host the Double Exposure West Coast Championship tournament. It will feature six easy-to-learn card and board games, and the winner of each tournament will get a seat at the national championship at Gen Con 2017 in Indianapolis. Gen Con is the original, longest-running game convention in the world.
AEG (Alderac Entertainment Group) will be demoing games this year in the Vendor room. Game designer Alan Ernstein also returns with popular games including Inca Empire. Victory Point Games, game manufacturer and designer, will be back with Demos at their Vendor booth. Local company Break Through Reno will be offering a demo puzzle room Saturday and Sundayduring the convention.
For more information or online registration, visit www.ragecon.com.