Monday, 18 March 2013 23:10 | Written by Brad Kelley
The BobCon St. Patty's Day Texas Hold'em tournament was again a success!
We had 8 players and brought in $110 for BobCon ($200 in buy-ins and 2 re-buys for $230, minus the $120 payout). We had a great time playing with old friends, and all played around a single large table this time. This year 10,000 in chips were available at the beginning, and because of this rebuys also garnered 10,000 more chips. The final four where Terry Eldred, Jeff Gilbert, Bob Iliff, and Brad Kelley. In the end Terry's calm and collected playing style carried the day for first place, with Bob Iliff coming in second, followed by Jeff Gilbert third.
Once again, the level of play is getting better. Rebuys are again down, as folks are staying in longer than usual before losing their stash. This is a good thing, though, as everyone wins when the calibre of players is higher.
Our next tournament will be this summer, probably in August or September again since BobCon is in October.
And thanks to everyone who participated... you help make BobCon happen!
Sunday, 24 February 2013 17:44 | Written by Brad Kelley
Mark your calendars... BobCon 2013 is scheduled for October 25-27! The doors will open at noon Friday and close at 2pm Sunday. By popular demand the event will once again be held at The Coves Clubhouse in North Kansas City! Watch for more information throughout the year!
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Friday, 15 February 2013 00:00 | Written by Janet Iliff
BobCon is holding a St. Patty's Day Texas Hold 'em Tournament to help us raise funds for this year's convention. We will not be having a poker tournament at BobCon, so these satellite events are meant to fill our needs. Here's the basics:
Saturday, March 16 at 7:00pm
$25 entry fee, 60% of which will be awarded to the top 3 players.
Re-buys will be allowed until the first break and will only cost $15.
This event is open to anyone who wants to play or learn Texas Hold 'em. Invite your friends, co-workers, etc. The only caveats are that we will need an RSVP by March 12 in order to ensure we are properly prepared and, due to its nature, this will be an adults-only event.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 16:18 | Written by Brad Kelley
Less than two weeks until BobCon 2012!
October 26 - 28
DGS Games Demos
We want to call special attention to local miniatures shop DGS Games who will be showing their wares and demoing their skirmish system throughout the con. No sign-up is required for the demos, and they don't show up on the event list, so heads up!
A new marquee event has been added Saturday night that we wanted to call attention to!
From the description: A game of Eclipse places you in control of a vast interstellar civilization, competing for success with its rivals. You will explore new star systems, research technologies, and build spaceships to wage war with. There are many potential paths to victory, so you need to plan your strategy according to the strengths and weaknesses of your species, while paying attention to the other civilizations' endeavors. Which faction will emerge victorious and lead the galaxy under its rule? The shadows of the great civilizations are about to eclipse the galaxy. Lead your people to victory! » Register now!
Event Submission Closed
Event submission has officially closed. If you have a new event to submit, or a change to a previously submitted event, please contact
, or event coordinator.
There are a few key things everyone should know about Registration. Hopefully these will help you jump into some of the cool events we have available this year.
Create an account once – Once you create an account (and click the link on the confirmation email to activate), you are good to go – for years to come. Please make a note of your account information.
You should register for your own event – unless you are not planning to play (i.e. your are the GM for an RPG or you are teaching).
Don't hesitate to be an alternate – if a board game fills up and we have another copy, a second game can be run. Plus, sometimes people are just unable to play in a game they are registered for.
Modify your schedule – you can add or drop events all they way up until October 24, the Wednesday before BobCon.
Relax, Socialize and Have Fun
BobCon is about getting together with friends and having a good time. THAT IS ITS PURPOSE. We know that everyone's schedule is hectic. There are kid's sporting events/tournaments, school activities, weddings, etc. We hold BobCon because many of us simply cannot take the time to go off to a convention. This is local (for most) and laid back. It gives us an opportunity to see friends. Please consider coming even if it is only for one evening during your busy weekend. After a long day at a sports tournament, it might be nice to relax with friends. We definitely want to see you. And do NOT feel that money is an issue, we will not turn away anyone if they can't pay or it just doen't make sense for them to (they are coming by to socialize). WE WANT YOU THERE!
Friday, 28 September 2012 12:01 | Written by Brad Kelley
Four weeks until BobCon 2012 – October 26-28!
Event Registration is live and ready for you to begin making your schedule and signing up for the events in which you want to participate! There is still time to Submit an Event in order to make sure the games you want to play are offered. It is easy to do and BobCon will be the better for it.
The Event Schedule is Live
The initial 2012 Event Schedule is now online and ready for your planning perusal. Our event coordinator, Dave Phillips, has done another great job of lining up events for the weekend. But the list isn’t final – we can always use more events. That is where you come in! Run an adventure in your favorite role-playing system or simply make sure there is a game of <insert favorite game here> on the schedule. This convention is about playing the games you want to play. Check out the BobCon Game Library to see what we have available if you need any ideas. You can Submit Events right now! Event submission will be taken through October 12, but don’t wait.
Register a User Name
In order to sign up for events, each attendee will need to login to the site. The first time you do so, you will need to register for a user name. If you signed up last year your information will still be there. Once you do, you will be sent an email with a link to follow in order to validate your new user name (this keeps the bots out). Once that is done, you are ready to load up your schedule. The great thing this new systems does is keep all of your event choices readily available. That way if you login later to add or change an event, your current choices are already pre-populated.
Don't Miss Out
Most of the events have limits on the number of players it can support. Register early so you do not get left out of the games you really want to play. Alternates will be taken, of course, just in case someone doesn't show or gets delayed in another event. We will also try to run a second table if we have enough players and additional copies of the game. But don't take the chance – Register NOW! Remember, you can always add to your Event List later.
Some Awesome Events are Lined Up
Here are just of a taste of what we will have this year. Check out the Event List for the current offerings.
Pathfinder Society – Seth Brummond of the Pathfinder Society will be on hand this year running a ton of events to get you emersed in Paizo's Pathfinder. Get found with the Pathfinder Society!
DGS Games Demos – DGS Games, a great local game company, will be on hand to show their awesome miniatures and demo their skirmishes system. Come out and see what all the buzz is about!
Midnight Mythos Mayhem – Enter the mouth of madness once more with this wonderful Cthulhu-themed card game. Resident planeswalker Bob Iliff is providing cards, and beinners are encouraged! Hold on to your sanity!
Farmer's Market Cook-Off – Another BobCon tradition. Show off those chef skills you learned from the Food Network and let the attendees crown the top chef.
BobCon Clue – Someone has killed Bob! And they're still at the convention! It's up to six stalwart BobCon regulars to figure out who dunnit. This is the classic boardgame Clue customized for BobCon. Did you know there's a secret passage from the kitchen to the basement? Come see if it was Professor Justice with the Wine Bottle in the Study. You've lived the con, now play the game!
Friday, 14 September 2012 16:29 | Written by Brad Kelley
BobCon is just around the corner and it is time to prepare! Seriously, BobCon is just over a month away and preparations for the weekend of fun have begun. Over the next several weeks (okay, six), you will probably receive emails galore (updates, reminders, announcements, etc.). We will try to keep them to a minimum but we want you to be as informed as possible.
Event Submission is Live
We are now officially accepting event submissions. Many of you have already been approached by our event coordinator, Dave Phillips, to run something. But if not then head on over to the site, register for a site account if you don't have one, and submit an event. We want, nay need, more events. That is where you come in! Run an adventure in your favorite role-playing system or simply make sure there is a game of <insert favorite game here> on the schedule. This convention is about playing the games you want to play. Check out the BobCon Game Library to see what we have available if you need any ideas.
Along with the Event Submission page, the RSVP form is also live today. Whether you are able to attend this year's convention or not, we ask you take a minute to fill it out. It helps us to know how many attendees we can expect. It also important to know why those of you who are unable attend this year can't, so we can make every effort to make future events as accessible as possible (just use the "comments" section).
Event Registration Coming September 28
Now that the events are posted you might ask, "When can I sign up so that I don't miss out on getting into Candyland?" The Event Sign-up form should go live September 28. A reminder will be sent out that weekend, too.
As far as registration for this year's convention, the initial RSVP is all we need. With the help of last year’s Game Auction and our Spring and Summer Texas Hold’em Tournaments we were able to keep admission for BobCon to only $5 per day or $10 for the whole weekend. You can use the donation button on the Website to pay ahead of time. We are also happy to accept any additional donations – anything you contribute to BobCon is much appreciated!
Out of Town Guests
It looks like we will have several out-of-town attendees again this year. It is great to have enough interest in BobCon to be able to draw from outside the local area. This year we were able to avoid NASCAR Weekend at the Kansas Speedway and RenFest, which means local hotels should be easier to book. Don’t wait, though. If you need help arranging lodging, give us a call (Bob's cell: 913-669-5768). We have many options and no one will be left out in the cold (nor have to pay ridiculous prices). The sooner I hear from you, the better.
The BobCon Council has been working hard to make BobCon 2012 another great weekend. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Monday, 27 August 2012 12:00 | Written by Brad Kelley
BobCon 2012 event submissions officially begin Sept 14, but there's no time like the present to be thinking about what you're going to run this year. Is there a board game you love to play and would like to share with others? Volunteer to set it up and demo it! Can't get enough of your favorite card game? Volunteer to run a tournament! At BobCon there are so many experienced gamers of all varieties that many events practically run themselves. Don't be scared! Roleplaying fan? BobCon attendees can't get enough. And we love homebrew!
Submit your idea. Get your thoughts together and be bold! Send us your
and don't forget to submit your events at the BobCon site starting Sept 14!
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 00:00 | Written by Brad Kelley
The BobCon Summer Texas Hold'em tournament was again a success!
We had 13 players and brought in $205 for BobCon ($325 in buy-ins and four re-buys for $60, minus the $195 payout – plus a $15 donation from Brad W.). We had some new faces again: Rachel Nadon, Scott Roller, and a friend of Joe & Michelle, but in the end Bob Iliff himself carried the day. The final six were (first to last) Bob Iliff, Scott Roller, Tim Nadon, Jeff Gilbert, Steve Crockett and Dave Phillips.
Many players commented that the level of play is getting better. Rebuys are down, as folks are staying in longer than usual before losing their stash. This is a good thing, though, as everyone wins when the calibre of players is higher.
Our next tournament will probably be in February or March again since BobCon is in October (we probably couldn't fit another one in due to holidays).
Thanks to everyone who came out and made the tournament a success!
Saturday, 23 June 2012 00:00 | Written by Brad Kelley
BobCon is holding its Summer Texas Hold 'em Tournament to help us raise funds for this year's convention. We will not be having a poker tournament at BobCon, so these satellite events are meant to fill our needs. Here's the basics:
Saturday, August 4 at 7:00pm
$25 entry fee, 60% of which will be awarded to the top 3 players.
Re-buys will be allowed until the first break and will only cost $15.
This event is open to anyone who wants to play or learn Texas Hold 'em. Invite your friends, co-workers, etc. The only caveats are that we will need an RSVP by July 28 in order to ensure we are properly prepared and, due to its nature, this will be an adults-only event.
Monday, 19 March 2012 00:00 | Written by Brad Kelley
We had 12 players and brought in $225 for BobCon ($300 in buy-ins and 7 re-buys for $105, minus the $180 payout). We had some new faces, Chris Dudding and Tim Nadon, both of which played very well – Tim winning the tournament. The final six were Tim Nadon, Bob Iliff (me), Jeff Gilbert, John Carlton, Dave Phillips and Chris Dudding.
One of the tables had five of the rebuys, which gave the players who advanced a lot of extra chips compared to the other table. Even so, their were three from each table in the final six – which is pretty good.
In the end it Tim Nadon who carried the day! Congratulations, Tim! And thanks to everyone who participated... you help make BobCon happen!