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BGG.CON 2020 11/18-11/22 (Dallas,TX) - Cancelled!

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:53 am
by coopasonic
It's that time again... and by that time I mean time to think about buying tickets to a con that is 9 months away.

edit: feeling lazy, just updated 2019 post with 2020 info

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CST

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:44 am
by Redfive
Are you going to Spring this year?

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CST

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:48 am
by coopasonic
Undecided but leaning no. Skipping out on my kids birthday (13!) feels wrong. If only he was more interested in board games...

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CST

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:58 pm
by Redfive
Cool. If the kid comes around and you guys show up let me know--we all plan to be there again.

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CST

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:17 am
by Pyperkub
Where is it?

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CST

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:07 am
by coopasonic
Pyperkub wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:17 am
Where is it?
Like that's a relevant fact or something! :oops:

Dallas. The board game geek leadership lives down here, so the BGG library lives down here, so the convention also lives down here.

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CST

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:56 pm
by coopasonic
Tickets on sale at 3pm CDT today. Yeah CDT, not CST because that's ridiculous!

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CDT

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:01 pm
by Isgrimnur
Registered

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CDT

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:47 pm
by coopasonic
Same, at about the same time.

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CDT

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:39 am
by Isgrimnur
It appears that registration is still open. Looks like PAX Unplugged may be siphoning off some demand.

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CDT

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:45 am
by coopasonic
Isgrimnur wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:39 am
It appears that registration is still open. Looks like PAX Unplugged may be siphoning off some demand.
Bigger venue = more tickets. They won't say how many more though. We'll get the number November 23rd.

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CDT

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 2:30 pm
by coopasonic
Isgrimnur wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:39 am
It appears that registration is still open. Looks like PAX Unplugged may be siphoning off some demand.
It finally sold out a month and a half later. One of my friends from work snagged a ticket so you shouldn't have to babysit me the whole time you are there.

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CDT

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 2:52 pm
by Isgrimnur
It’s mutual babysitting.

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CDT

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 12:25 pm
by Redfive
About to leave San Antonio to head up for the weekend. If anyone makes it by and needs a group to play with you're welcome to join us, just let me know here and we can exchange info.

EDIT: for the BGG Spring Con, obv.

Re: BGG.CON 2019 11/20-11/24 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/18 3pm CDT

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:04 pm
by coopasonic
Redfive wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:25 pm
About to leave San Antonio to head up for the weekend. If anyone makes it by and needs a group to play with you're welcome to join us, just let me know here and we can exchange info.

EDIT: for the BGG Spring Con, obv.
Not making it this time. Maybe I'll catch you next year.

Re: BGG.CON 2020 11/18-11/22 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/17 3pm CDT

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:55 pm
by coopasonic
Bump. Updated thread title with 2020 details for the two of you that care.

Re: BGG.CON 2020 11/18-11/22 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/17 3pm CDT

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:15 pm
by Isgrimnur
Noted.

Re: BGG.CON 2020 11/18-11/22 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/17 3pm CDT

Posted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:31 pm
by Fardaza
Do they usually sell out? If so, how soon?
I might be able to make a trip to Dallas in November since I'll be retired by then.

Re: BGG.CON 2020 11/18-11/22 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/17 3pm CDT

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:50 am
by coopasonic
Fardaza wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:31 pm
Do they usually sell out? If so, how soon?
I might be able to make a trip to Dallas in November since I'll be retired by then.
Sellout time has varied widely over the years, from 2 hours to 6 weeks. Last year was closer to 6 weeks as they moved to a new location that could accommodate many more attendees. The real challenge for out of towners is getting a room. The hotel sells out very fast. If you really want to make sure you get a room, premium badge holders get first access to hotel rooms, if there are any premium badges available to newcomers. Premium badge priority is given based on previous purchase of premium badges. Also they cost $400 vs the already kind of high $150 of the regular badges.

Re: BGG.CON 2020 11/18-11/22 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/17 3pm CDT

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:26 pm
by Lorini
Fardaza wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:31 pm
Do they usually sell out? If so, how soon?
I might be able to make a trip to Dallas in November since I'll be retired by then.
They moved to a much bigger hotel last year so there'll be at least a week to sign up. Or you can do what I did and wait til two weeks before and grab a ticket and a hotel room. It does work but it takes some sleuthing to find people who still want to sell their ticket and/or give their hotel reservation to someone else.

Re: BGG.CON 2020 11/18-11/22 (Dallas,TX) - Tickets on sale 3/17 3pm CDT

Posted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:49 pm
by Fardaza
Wow. Never would have guessed that a convention about board games would be such a huge hit!

Re: BGG.CON 2020 11/18-11/22 (Dallas,TX) - Cancelled!

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:04 pm
by coopasonic
BGG.CON 2020 has officially been cancelled.

:doh: and :cry: and :clap: