Tuesday, July 26, 2016

UPDATE: U-Con 2016 Event Registration

I am including my initial post on U-Con event registration below, along with the official message that was sent out to previous U-Con GMs. You can find both below. If you plan to run games at U-Con in November, please do not hesitate to register now.

Dear Gamemasters!

Event submission for U-Con 2016 is underway, and we need your events! 
  Please submit all of your events at: 

Or you can email us at events2016@ucon-gaming.org with all the events 
you have planned and we will add them to our schedule.

We ask all gamemasters to run 6+ hours of events.  Also note that 
running events for some of our special guests may allow access to 
special events with those guests.

Guest of honor, industry insider, and special guest announcements are 
underway.  See them all as we announce them at 

Pre-registration will open next month, so the earlier we receive your 
events, the better your chances of getting your preferred times AND 
the better your chances of having your events filled.

Thank you, and see you there!

U-Con 2016 Staff

Well, this is a long over due post. I haven't posted in a solid 2 months. I'll talk about that another time. As for right now, it's time for an announcement.
It's announcement time folks! It's official. The OSR Track at U-con in Ypsilanti Michigan is set to go this year! I will, again, be filling the roll of OSR Track Coordinator. 2015 was a tremendous year for the track, and this year is shaping up to be even better! In the coming weeks (post Gen Con) I will be posting info for all of the "VIPs" that we have coming this year. This looks like it could be the biggest year for the track yet, and I'm looking forward to it. That said, we now have event submission open. You can submit your events (OSR or otherwise) right over at the event submission page. Make sure to list which track your game will run on (if it is an OSR game tag it with OSR, if it is a Board Game tag it with Board Game etc.) when submitting you events.
Where and when is U-Con this year?

What qualifies as an OSR event this year?
Official D&D:
All TSR Era D&D qualifies,
AD&D 2nd Edition
Rules Cyclopedia
Other TSR Era Stuff:
Gamma World (TSR editions)
Boot Hill
Metamorphosis Alpha
Star Frontiers
Top Secret
Alternity etc.
Other Early Era RPGs/Supplements:
Early Chaosium products (RuneQuest 2nd Edition, Elfquest, Sandy Petersen era Call of Cthulhu etc)
RuneQuest (yes I know I mentioned it before)
Tunnels & Trolls (all editions)
Dragonquest (all editions)
Chivalry & Sorcery
Pacesetter System Games (Chill, Time Master, Crypt World etc.)
Middle Earth Role Playing (I.C.E.)
The Complete Warlock
Rapier & Dagger
Cyborg Commando (Did he really just say Cyborg Commando?)
WEG D6 Star Wars
WEG D6 Ghostbusters
The Fantasy Trip
Pre 2000s Palladium Games (TMNT, Palladium RPG, early RIFTS etc)
If I missed your favorite, contact me and make sure, but it will likely be fine to run.
Swords & Wizardry
Labyrinth Lord
Mutant Future
Dark Dungeons
Delving Deeper
For Gold & Glory
Spellcraft & Swordplay etc.
Near Clones:
Dungeon Crawl Classics
Adventurer Conqueror King
Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea
Castles & Crusades
White Star
The Hero's Journey
The Black Hack
Adventures Dark & Deep
Lamentations of the Flame Princess: Weird Fantasy Roleplaying Game etc.
As always, this list is hardly exhaustive regarding all of the great Old School RPGs in the world. If you have one you want to run and it isn't here, just let me know. Let's make this thing huge. I want to give your favorite Old School game a place to live and breathe.
Special Request:
This year is the 40th Anniversary of Judges Guild! With that said, I would like to request that we run some classic JG products in the OSR Track. I myself will be running a "Hangin' In the City State" event along with one other Judges Guild module. In addition to that, I already have confirmation that Bill Webb will be in attendance and running a 20 player foray into Tegel Manor! Come help us celebrate Judge's Guild's 40th anniversary at the U-Con OSR Track.