Monday, July 1, 2019

U-Con Event Submission is Open!

It's event submission time for U-Con!

As the OSR Track and Tekumel Track event coordinator I am looking for Referees, Judges and Dungeon Masters to come run old school games and Tekumel games! U-Con will be held November 22-24, 2019 at the Marriott Ann Arbor Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest.


Did you also know that U-Con has a Tekumel Track? If you are a fan of Tekumel and want a platform to run at, U-Con is the place! Our Tekumel Track allows for any game system so long as you are running a Tekumel game! Submit your Tekumel events today!
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)
Tunnels & Trolls (all editions)
Dragonquest (all editions)
Traveller (early editions)
Chivalry & Sorcery
Pacesetter System Games (Chill, Time Master, Crypt World etc.)
Middle Earth Role Playing (I.C.E.)
The Complete Warlock
Cyborg Commando (Did he really just say Cyborg Commando?)
WEG D6 Star Wars
WEG D6 Ghostbusters

If I missed your favorite, contact me and make sure, but it will likely be fine to run.

Old School Essentials
Labyrinth Lord
Mutant Future
Dark Dungeons
Delving Deeper
For Gold & Glory
Spellcraft & Swordplay etc.

Near Clones:
Dungeon Crawl Classics
Mutant Crawl Classics
Dark Trails
Astonishing Swordsmen & Sorcerers of Hyperborea
Castles & Crusades
Sharp Swords & Sinister Spells
Solar Blades & Cosmic Spells
Dark Streets & Darker Secrets
The Hero's Journey
The Black Hack (and all of the hacks spawned by it) 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.  When you register and OSR game, be sure to note that it is an OSR game in the comment so that we get it registered properly!

What Qualifies for the Tekumel Track?

The Tekumel Track can accommodate ANY game system you choose to run in the Tekumel setting! If you register a Tekumel game, make sure you state it is a Tekumel game in the comments section, to assure it is tagged properly!


The time has come again for us to begin accepting applications for Gamemasters for U-Con 2019 (Nov 22-24)! Gamemasters are the creative force behind U-Con, and we couldn’t do what we do without you!
Why would you want to be a gamemaster?
  • Share games you love! – Nothing beats the feeling of seeing someone’s eyes light up when they really *get* your favorite game and see all the same fun and challenge in it that you do. We accept events before the final deadline in August as long as we have space.
  • Be unique! At U-Con, we love to see games that aren’t the same ones you see over and over. Got a cool little game you think more people need to play? Bring it!
  • Get involved! – Gamemasters are an integral part of what makes U-Con great. If you’ve ever been interested in getting to know about how the con works, here’s your chance!
  • Get into U-Con free! – We ask each gamemaster to run at least 6 hours of events in order to receive a GM badge, though we make exceptions for those who organize larger events such as LARPs.
  • Play games free! – Gamemasters who go above and beyond by running a total of 16 hours of games can earn a Play Games All Weekend Ribbon.  This ribbon grants access to events all weekend long as if you had generics.  Free ribbons will be included in the preregistration materials of those who qualify.
Excited to sign up this year? It only takes a few minutes:
To join us as a gamemaster, we need to know a few things about you and the games you want to run. Use our online event submission form and be all set in minutes. We ask for:
  • Your name and contact information
  • Description of the event(s)
  • Scheduling preferences, including how much time to reserve for your event(s)
Once your games are accepted, when you log in, you’ll be able to see your schedule of events and, once registration opens, the number of players ticketed for your event. If you have multiple events, you may follow the prompts to add them before you complete your submission. 
 Have any questions? Just let us know at or through !
Happy gaming!
– Your U-Con ConCom