ATCON 2018 Schedule
Three days of games and social geekery in the heart of Tacoma, Washington. This isn’t your typical gaming convention – it’s an intimate gathering of current and future friends. We’ll spend the weekend rolling dice in some hand-picked, casual venues, and taking in the beauty of historic Tacoma and the PNW outdoors while doing so.
Geek 'n' Greet
Friday, July 13, 5pm - 9pm
The Forum, Tacoma.
An ATCON staple. Gather with your fellow geeks for a casual, friendly hangout at The Forum on Tacoma’s historic Pacific Avenue. Enjoy a variety of drinks, delicious food, and good company as we kickoff ATCON weekend together!
You Meet in a Tavern
Saturday, July 14, 12pm - 10pm
Dystopian State Taproom, Tacoma
A dozen tables hosting RPG game sessions, board games, roundtable discussions, collaborative worldbuilding, and other activities of all kinds. Plenty of reserved space in the heart of Tacoma’s historic theater district to spread out, relax, and have fun. There’s a variety of refreshments – alcoholic and otherwise – to be had in this post-apocalyptic-themed, family-friendly taproom serving local craft brews. And there’s plenty of food delivery options nearby for hungry Game Masters and players. On top of all of that, a portion of The Dystopian State’s proceeds goes to support local non-profit organizations in Tacoma!
Gaming in the Wild
Sunday, July 15, 10am - 9pm
Point Defiance Park, Tacoma
Take in the beautiful PNW greenery while we spend the day playing board games, card games, and RPGs surrounded by old growth forest and the majesty of the Puget Sound. This covered outdoor space with plenty of tables will be an open gaming oasis for all attendees. Within easy walking and driving distance of public hiking trails, miles of beach, historic Fort Nisqually, and the Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Feel free to go adventuring between gaming sessions. Bring a picnic lunch, or even something to cook on the grill!
This year, we’re upping our game. ATCON is expanding from a single-day gaming event to a weekend-long geek extravaganza. We’re also significantly upping the amount of space we’ll be reserving, in order to allow more friends to join us. That said, it’s a priority for us to keep our ticket prices reasonable so everyone who wants to attend can do so without breaking the bank.
Currently, our plans are to sell ATCON tickets at $60 a piece. Your ticket covers our rental costs, and buys you admission to all three ATCON events. You’ll also receive a con badge, lanyard, and pin. Tickets will be limited again this year, but we don’t expect to sell out. With that said, don’t wait too long to buy your tickets!
ATCON 2018 attendees will also be able to get their hands on some exclusive T-shirts and other swag! These items will be available for purchase on our online storefront only to those attending the con. This also means our satellite cons can enjoy some swag as well!