Just because we couldn’t doesn’t mean we should, but we did it anyway!
Of course, the actual artwork is coming soon and will be 1000x better than this costume, but if you happen to have one of these costumes at home, let us know!
What is the PrairieCon Theme?
Every year, the committee likes to put a theme to PrairieCon. This sets the tone of the artwork and the look and feel of our social media for the year. This also sets the tone for our many puns over the year. 🙂
Game masters are encouraged to incorporate the theme in their games as much as possible, but it’s not mandatory.
This year being dinosaur-themed, players and GMs are invited to use their imagination to include and wonder how Dinosaurs can be incorporated into their games! Many board games already have Dinosaurs, so do a dig for your old classics! If it’s an RPG, all it takes is the imagination. Sometimes it is hard to incorporate the theme unless you think really creatively about it. For example, dinosaurs are already at the heart of every car racing game if you think about it!
So, there you have it, Dinosaurs!
Stay tuned for the artwork, we’ll post it as soon as it’s ready, we’ve seen a glimpse and the first draft is already pretty dam awesome.
Second, we need to thank our Feature hosts: Nick Brown, Toymasters and Dallas Ewen
Nick Brown put in countless hours this year creating and hosting our Dungeons and Dragons Tournament: the Nightmare. We want to thank Nick for stepping up this year and making sure our D&D tournament tradition lived on. It was an absolute blast!
The Catan Tournament would not have happened without Toymasters enabling the entry with Asmodee, and we’re very thankful that Amber was able to add another amazing feature event!
And finally, we have to thank Dallas for hosting our Auction once again and making it another great experience!
Finally, we have to give thanks to our Sponsors and Vendors
The items in the raffle are donated entirely by our sponsors and vendors, the raffle ticket sales go towards helping with the venue costs of Prairiecon.
Our sponsors and vendors are the local game stores in Manitoba, and we want to encourage you all to check out our sponsor list below and support local at these amazing sponsor and vendor locations!
Finally, of course, thanks to all of you for attending, having a great time, and giving us your feedback!
PrairieCon Starts tomorrow! The doors open at noon, gaming starts at 1 pm!
There are a few last minute items that we wanted to cover:
The hallway is open from Canad to the Keystone!
We were able to confirm that the hallway will be open between Canad Inns and the Curling Lounge, so you do not have to walk all the way around! The hallway will be open from 6 am to 12:30 am each day.
We still need a few volunteers!
We still need a few volunteers to fill a few slots! If you have a few free hours over the weekend, reach out to email@example.com or find a red-shirt over the weekend.
The auction will be upstairs this year, don’t forget to submit your items as early as possible. Visit the auction page to download the forms, we will also have some available at the convention.
Raffle Draw Times
We didn’t communicate the raffle very well last year, we’ll do better this year!
We will do the raffle draw at 1:00 pm on Sunday! If you have your name and contact written on the ticket, then you do not have to be present when the draw is made. Otherwise if we draw a number and nobody claims it, we will draw again. So please put your name on all tickets to make sure you don’t miss out.
That’s right, there are only a few days left to pre-register, and this year, for the first time we did something new…
We did a game shuffle of empty games
What does that mean? Well… it means we went to the Game Masters (GMs) who had empty games and asked them if they wanted to swap their games out. GMs weren’t required to swap their games out, but we wanted to give them the option so that they also get to fully enjoy their PrairieCon experience.
This means some NEW GAMES have shown up on the list! There is now a Catan Tournament, and there have been other games added to the list since the game selection opened. Check it out!
Ask your friends to come to PrairieCon!
Like we said at the start of this email, there are only a few days left to pre-register and we noticed that our attendance numbers are slightly lower than normal. So if you have that friend or family member that’s still on the fence about coming to PrairieCon, there’s plenty of room, and plenty of great games to choose from still!
Or do you just like this immensely popular board game?
Sign up for the Toymasters Catan National Qualifier Tournament held at PrairieCon and Section 6 Brewing!
The winner will be eligible to play in the upcoming Catan National in 2024.
You have to play in a preliminary round. The first preliminary round is being held at Section 6 Brewery on May 21. If you haven’t bought your PrairieCon pass yet, this is a great way to have a chance at winning a pass!
The top 4 players from both preliminaries will advance to the Final (invitation only) on Sunday, May 28 at 4 pm (table location TBD). The higher you score in any Preliminary, the better your chances of advancing