­

April 22-24, 2016 Kansas City

Pure Gaming Satisfaction

bobcon2016 wide

Games and Food!

Bring Some Games and Food to Share with Others

BobCon has long been a casual potluck of games and food. Folks bring a favored game to play with others and often bring along some food to share as well.

Games
Make sure and bring one or more games to share. There will be lots of board and card games, but that's because folks bring them to share. The BobCon core library consists of some old chestnuts like Settlers of Catan, Pandemic, Dixit, etc. The great variety of game selection comes from attendees like you! 

Food
There will be some con-funded lunchmeat, PB&J, bread, snacks and drinks for sale via our storied "BobCon Honor Jar" and there will be some paper plates, forks, etc. There is a microwave, sink, and full fridge for our use, and we will also have at least one large cooler for ice. But anything you'd like to contribute is appreciated (more staples, condiments, napkins, forks, etc). And if you have a special dish, we'd love to try it out!

Restaurants
There are also a ton of great restaurants nearby, including the famous Rosedale BBQ, and about a hundred fantastic Mexican restaurants nearby on Southwest Boulevard. There is also an Applebee's attached to the venue.

Note: BobCon is a labor of love run by volunteers. Please consider supporting BobCon with a SponsorPatron, or even King of the Con reward level.

Get Your Passes Online

Save Time at the Door

Head on over and get your passes and check out the event chart for scheduled events.

Other Details

When: April 22-24; doors open at 11am Fri, and 9am Sat and Sun.

Where: Oak Tree Inn, Kansas City

Questions: 816-529-3096 or bcstaff@bobcon.org

Head on over and get your passes and check out the event chart for scheduled events.

Add a comment

bobcon2016 wide

Online Payment is Live!

Now Accepting PayPal Payments

At long last our online payment system is now up and operational! Select from a number of different reward levels, from a one-day pass like Saturday Only to the extravagant King of the Con. Don't waste time at the door, head over and get your passes paid for in advance!

Note: BobCon is a labor of love run by volunteers. Please consider supporting BobCon with a SponsorPatron, or even King of the Con reward level.

» BUY YOUR PASS


Event Submission Deadline Extended!

New Deadline: April 20

There isn't a deadline for the many, many pickup games found at BobCon, but it you want a game scheduled in advance, make sure and get it submitted! Don't see your favorite game on our event chart? Run it yourself and share with others!

» SUBMIT AN EVENT


Event Signups Now Online!

Event Chart Filling Up

Many games are already on the event chart and can be signed-up for via our Warhorn page!

» SIGNUP AT WARHORN


More Details Coming Soon

When: April 22-24

Where: Oak Tree Inn, Kansas City

Our online payment system is coming online soon. Put us on your calendar, pack your meeples, and get ready to game! Watch for announcements here, Facebook, and Twitter, and please forward this email to anyone who might be interested!

Volunteering

We're always looking for folks to help out. The workload isn't big, especially compared to larger events link KantCon, Midwest GameFest, and TsunamiCon, so if you'd like to get involved just let us know at bcstaff@bobcon.org.

Add a comment

Event Submission Deadline: April 19

We are pleased to announce that BobCon 2016 event submission is now open! Come, play games, and share with others! We'll post event on our Warhorn site as soon as we get them, so don't delay!

» Submit Your Events


BobCon 2016 Merchandise

Merchandise Now Available!

Order Soon to Receive by the Event

You can show your BobCon 2016 spirit with commemorative glassware, mugs, bags, t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts and more! There's even something for your pet. =) A few bucks from each order goes to support BobCon, so get some great gear and help fund the fun!

» Order Merchandise


More Details Coming Soon

When: April 22-24

Where: Oak Tree Inn, Kansas City

Our online payment system is coming online soon. Put us on your calendar, pack your meeples, and get ready to game! Watch for announcements here, Facebook, and Twitter, and please forward this email to anyone who might be interested!

Volunteering

We're always looking for folks to help out. The workload isn't big, especially compared to larger events link KantCon, Midwest GameFest, and TsunamiCon, so if you'd like to get involved just let us know at bcstaff@bobcon.org.

Add a comment

BobCon 2016 April 22-14, 2016

BobCon 2016: The Return of BobCon

At long last we are pleased to announce the return of BobCon! Three days of pure tabletop gaming satisfaction in a low-key, family-friendly environment. Come, play games, and share with others! For the uninitiated, BobCon is a small annual gaming convention held in Kansas City each year. It's more of a gamer's retreat: no vendors, limited seating, and a very limited entry fee.

When: April 22-24

Where: Oak Tree Inn, Kansas City

Other details will be forthcoming soon, but put us on your calendar, pack your meeples, and get ready to game! Watch for announcements here, Facebook, Twitter, or join our mailing list today!

oak tree inn gallery 

Add a comment

Gang,

This update's been a long time coming, and I have spoken to many of you personally in the months since BobCon 2014. But not all of you. Due to a number of factors, namely no longer having easy access to the location we've been at for years, and other commitments this Fall, we are moving BobCon to Spring 2016, currently targeting the weekend of April 22-24. This puts us past tax season and Spring Break, and the weather should be great. Many old timers will recall that BobCon started in the Spring and moved to Fall after several years.

So in a way this is a return to roots. In other ways its a new beginning. We're looking for a new venue, so keep your eyes open. The new location needs to be homey, if possible, with a kitchen, and plenty of room to game and congregate but also room for kids to romp around and do their thing. This may take us to a union hall, it may take us to a private residence, it may take us to a community center, it may take us to a campground or lodge. We don't know, and until our duties are finished with  Midwest GameFest in November we won't have much time to think about it. So if you're interested in helping out, shoot us a message below or at bcstaff@bobcon.org.

Did You Say Midwest GameFest? What is That?

Well, I'm glad you asked! Midwest GameFest is new 4-day annual tabletop game convention being held at the fabulous Overland Park Convention Center this November 12-15th. We're helping with the organization and planning of the event, and this seems like a great place to let some good folks know about it who may not have heard!

Midwest GameFest

Check out the Kickstarter and consider backing, sharing, or both! Backer levels start at just $1 and range all the way to main hall naming rights at $1000. It's a brand new event with lots of room to grow, but it won't happen without support from tabletop gamers like you! No pressure, right?

» Back the Kickstarter!

You can get complete details on the event at the MWGF website, along with the latest news. If you're on Facebook you can check out the Facebook page, and if you're on Twitter you can follow MWGF for the latest updates.

If you're a BobCon gamer, consider attending Midwest GameFest. If you're a game creator, consider exhibiting at Midwest GameFest. If you're a BobCon sponsor, consider  sponsoringMidwest GameFest. And if you're concerned about costs, we have lots of volunteer and host/GM opportunities.

If you're an industry insider and would like to be a special guest, shoot us a message at concoordinator@midwestgamefest.org.

Hope to see you there!

--Brad and the BobCon gang

Add a comment
­