Hotel Deals for KantCon 2014

Accommodations for KantCon

Hey everyone, we’ve been busy negotiating rates for KantCon and we’ve got some good ones.  Here’s what we’ve found out:

Super8Super 8

10750 Barkley St
Leawood, Kansas 66211

Call to make your reservation – the discount is not available online.  Call (800) 536-0519 and mention “KantCon Group” to receive the following rates:

One Queen Room $54.99 per night plus tax
Two Queen Room $64.99 per night plus tax

Reservations must be made before 6/15/2014. Discount rate is only good for the nights of July 18, 19, and 20, 2014.

HolidayInnHoliday Inn & Suites Convention Center

10920 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66211
913-312-5991

Double Queen Room $92.00
Single King Room $92.00

Reservations must be made before 7/1/2014. Discount rate is only good for the nights of July 18, 19, and 20, 2014.  Visit them online here.

chase2Chase Suite Hotel Overland Park

6300 W. 110th St.
Overland Park, KS, 66211
(913) 491-3333

$79 rate on Studio Queen Suites
$109 for Two Bedroom/Two Bath Suites

The rate includes daily breakfast and wireless Internet.

SharatonSheraton

6100 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211

The Sheraton (which is attached to the convention center) will be offering the following to KantCon attendees:

Reservations for July 17-20 can be made for:

$94 for a king room
$104 for a queen/queen

You can call 1-866-837-4214 or go to the following website to make a reservation before June 17, 2014.

Pre-Registration Begins!

KantCon Early Bird Registration has ended, but now regular pre-registration has begun! Our super-valued VIG packages are gone, but you can still buy a badge for $10 (cheaper than it will cost at the door.) Buying a badge online also allows you access to sign-up for events.

Check out all the details on our Attend page!

Vendor Spotlight: Barefoot Sewing

 BarefootSewingBarefoots Sewing provides inexpensive, professional quality custom embroidery and 3D printed nerdery. Get geeky patches to cover holes in your jeans or personalize your backpack, flaunt your fandoms with 3D printed jewelry and keychains, find a fun cosplay hat or commission something just for you – the sky’s the limit! See samples of our work at www.BarefootSewing.com. Owner Erica Schott will be on site with her embroidery machine for demonstrations and custom orders.

When you see Erica, be sure to ask about Dr. Horrible Lab Coat patterns, Adam Baldwin-approved Jayne hats, and some really awesome Mass Effect costumes.

KantCon Venue Secured!

In case you’ve been following along and want to know the status of KantCon, we have excellent news!  We’re proud to say that we have secured the Overland Park Convention Center as the home of KantCon 2014.  *cue applause*

For those who aren’t familiar with the Overland Park Convention Center, it’s a massive , very new, and very cool convention center that hosts a number of prestigious conventions.  It’s just the type of place that will be perfect for a mascot the size and stature of our very own Massive Defender!  It’s also close to hotels, good food, fast food, and some of the nicer amenities that suburban Kansas City has to offer.

We have no news on hotel rates…yet…but we will soon.  In the meantime, for those wondering where the convention center is located, the address is:

6000 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66211

Check back soon for more information on hotels and food.

Updates and BIG Events!

Updates:

Venue
Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Early Bird Registration! The deposit portion of the goal has been met and the venue has been secured! We are also just shy of $4,000 with just over a week left in the Early Bird Registration process. You can still register and purchase A-la-Carte items along with BIGs(Buy-In-Game) once the Early Bird Registration closes, though you will miss out on extra gaming goodies and ribbons.

Event Submission is Live!
We’re happy to announce you can now submit events for KantCon 2014!

It’s because of great attendees who come to KantCon and run all kinds of events that we can have such a great time at KantCon each year!

A reminder that you must first be registered to attend KantCon, which you can do through Early Bird Registration, before you can submit an event. Once we have accumulated a few events, we will begin sign-up for attendees who have registered. We will be using Warhorn to help us with event organization this year. If you already have an account on Warhorn, you can get a sneak peek at our event list there.

Go here to Submit an Event!

BIG Highlights:

You can find the full list of BIGs here.

Dorkness Rising, Mask of Death
Players: 5, Length: 2 – 4 hour slots, Time: Saturday 9am-1pm and 2-6pm, GM: Jeremy Putnam
From the film Gamers: Dorkness Rising, Mask of Death. We will be using the latest play test rules for 5th edition D&D, along with the additional items, spells, and rules from the module itself. NOTE: If you play in the 1st session, it is requested that you also play in the 2nd session.

Life-size Space Alert
Players: 5, Length: 2 hour slot, Time: Saturday 7-9pm, GM: Angela Robertson
Space Alert is a cooperative team survival board game. You play crew members of a small spaceship scanning dangerous sectors of galaxy, and simply have to protect your ship through a 10 minute, real-time mission. You listen to a soundtrack that represents central computer announcements about the presence of various threats, and must plan your actions and coordinate tasks with your team. Only a well-working crew can survive 10 minutes and make the jump back to safety. In this version, the game board is now a life-size diagram on the floor that you and your fellow players will walk on to help coordinate your mission together. Prizes will be awarded to all players.

Dread(only bigger): Old Parnell Place
Players: 5, Length: 4 hour slot, Time: Friday 7-11pm, GM: Angela Robertson
You consider yourself one of the bravest kids at Ray Marsh Elementary School. Yet you agree with everyone else that it’s best to stay away from the Old Parnell Place. If one of your friends goes missing, and all the clues point to Parnell, will you have what it takes to solve the mystery? The Old Parnell Place is a scenario for Dread, the horror roleplaying game that uses Jenga® instead of dice. Pull from the tower and you succeed. Refuse to pull and you fail. The choice is yours. But if the tower falls . . . Since all the characters are children who must stand up to their ‘big’ fears, we will assist you in re-living your childhood by making the Jenga tower bigger! This session will contain a tower that has bricks made of 2×4 wooden planks instead of little blocks. Also, prizes will be awarded to all players.

RoboRally: Uber-Bot Team Battle
Players: 2-8, Length: 4 hour slot, Age: 13+, GM: Nick Seal
The bots have been busy again. This time, they decided to have a team battle for supremacy! Will it be a race to finish first, or a metal-rending, gear-spilling slag fest that determines victory for your team? Pick your bot and a unique special ability to start, then join a team and let the fun begin on this large course with customized extra surprises! Prizes will be awarded for playing.

Zombicide: Ultimate Slayer Survivor Games 2014
Players: 2-8, Length: 4 hour slot, Age: 13+, GM: Nick Seal
Well, folks, it’s been a good year so far. Here at the Ultimate Slayer Survivor Games stadium, we’ve rounded up a great collection of extra-squishy, blood-spraying surprises for this year’s contestants to face. With new zombies and other beasty heads to bash in as well as new stadium obstacles, this year’s games look promising. Remember, only one contestant can take home the platinum antidote prize and walk out alive. After the first few rounds, our spirited competitors will have a tough time deciding whether to work together as long as possible or go it alone and face their zombified competitors earlier in the game. Come watch the action or sign up to compete! You’ll be given a chance to design your own character and face unique enemies that have never been seen before in a Zombicide setting! Prizes will be awarded for playing.

Mansions of Madness: Call of the Wild Expansion
Players: 4, Length: 4 hour slot, Age: 13+, Time: Friday 7-11pm, GM: DaNay Minnick
Investigators are plunged into the mysterious backwoods, shaking the foundations of what players have come to expect. What’s more, the keeper must solve puzzles and seek out clues, a focus on outdoor maps encourages non-linear exploration, and Allies assist in combat and driving the macabre narrative. “Briefly summarized, it hinted at a hidden race of monstrous beings which lurked somewhere among the remoter hills – in the deep woods of the highest peaks, and the dark valleys where streams trickle from unknown sources. These beings were seldom glimpsed, but evidences of their presence were reported by those who had ventured farther than usual up the slopes of certain mountains or into certain deep, steep-sided gorges that even the wolves shunned.” –H.P. Lovecraft, “The Whisperer in Darkness”

Event Submission is Live!

We’re happy to announce you can now submit events for KantCon 2014!

It’s because of great attendees who come to KantCon and run all kinds of events that we can have such a great time at KantCon each year!

A reminder that you must first be registered to attend KantCon, which you can do through Early Bird Registration, before you can submit an event. Once we have accumulated a few events, we will begin sign-up for attendees who have registered. We will be using Warhorn to help us with event organization this year. If you already have an account on Warhorn, you can get a sneak peek at our event list there.

Go here to Submit an Event!

We Want to Hear From You!

Hello KantCon-ers (present and future)!

We’re always interested in making KantCon as good as it can possibly be and to do that we’d like to hear from you!  Some of you may have gotten an email from us about a survey that we put together.  If you didn’t respond to the email or if you didn’t get the email (if that’s you, sorry, we probably didn’t have your email…), check out the this link to our KantCon survey.

It’s quick to fill out and it will tell us what games, activities, and areas of improvement you’d like to see.  Believe me, we do look at the results of the survey and we do use it to shape the con each year.

Looking forward to July!

Thanks!

KantCon 2014 Early Bird Registration is now Open!

KantCon2014 LogoEarly Bird Registration for KantCon

Good news, KantCon, three of the most amazing days in tabletop, board, and card gaming, is coming back in July!  Even better, if you were wondering how you could sign up and get involved, we’ve got great news!  Early Bird is now open for KantCon 2014.

What that means is that right now you can click the tab that reads “Early Bird Registration” and

  1. Get signed up for a Very Import Gamer (VIG) game, although there’s only a few of those left
  2. Buy your 2014 one or three day badge now
  3. Buy lots of extra raffle tickets
  4. Buy the special edition 2014 dice, mugs, minis, or PDF game supplements

Why it’s important to be an early bird for KantCon 2014?

There’s two reasons why we’d love it if you pre-pre-registered.  One, we want to know you’re coming so we can make sure we’ve got space, snacks, and stuff.

More importantly, this year, we need to make down payment to reserve the venue.  It’s one of those good news/bad news.  The good news is that we’ve gotten so large we’ve outgrown our previous venues.  The bad news is that we’re now looking at much larger spaces that require down payments.

When you pre-pre-register, you’re giving us the funds we need to make sure we can secure a space large enough to seat everyone who wants to come and have fun.  Even better, you’re getting your tickets and raffle tickets cheaper than if you were to pre-register or buy them at the con and you’re securing it before your friends.  (That’s bragging rights right there!)  Plus, KantCon SWAG!  Need we say more?

KantCon 2014…It’s going to be Massive

Seriously, Massive Defender is coming out for this one, so you know it’s huge.  So, please, click the tab above and get your KantCon journey started today.  You can also click the donation button to the side and help up out.

We really appreciate your involvement with the con.  We’re looking forward to making KantCon 2014 the best KantCon yet.