KantCon 2012 will be held on July 6, 7, and 8, 2012 at the Johnson County Community College Regnier Center!
Join us on July 6, 7, and 8 next year between 8 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. to participate in three days of tabletop games including role-playing games, board games, card games, and miniatures games.
Stay tuned over the next several months so you can keep up to date on the events, volunteer information, and exiting new things happening in the world of KantCon!
My name is Ethan Parker, and I am the convention organizer for KantCon.
Now, to answer a few questions on KantCon.
2011 year was KantCon’s third year. In 2009, we had 25 people at KantCon, in 2010, we increased that number to 110 people. In 2011, we had an 82% increase in attendance, blowing away our expectations at 200 people! Going along those same lines, we are expecting to see an excess of 300 people attend in 2012.
KantCon’s focus is on tabletop games, and the major focus is driven by the volunteers running games. Usually this means we have a lot of board games and role-playing game events. We are continuing to try and get more of the miniatures gaming community involved in the convention, however. The con also offers open gaming space throughout the convention.
We would love having members of the game industry on hand, however we are a completely volunteer run, nonprofit convention. To this end, we keep the cost of attendance both for vendors and attendees to a minimum in order to cover as much of the cost as possible to run the show.
We are proud to say that we will not be raising our cost of attendance for KantCon 2012!
Our website at http://www.kantcon.com is going to be redesigned, but you can find some information on there. We are not only looking for vendors to attend, but also looking for potential sponsors of the show. KantCon is the ONLY summertime game convention in the Kansas City area with the broad focus of tabletop games.
There are several advertising opportunities avaialble at KantCon and through the Gamer’s Haven. If you know or are someone in the gaming industry who would like more information on our sponsorship and advertising packages, please contact us!
Throughout the convention, we will continue our tradition of raffling off prizes to lucky convention attendees, including the “KantCon Experience” basket, featuring prizes donated by attending vendors, supporting companies, and our awesome concession stand.