THE BIG NEWS!
Thanks to everyone who came to ConQuest SAC this year! It was an overwhelming success with about 450 attendees over the weekend! We are now working to bring this great Sacramento game convention to you all again….TWICE!
November 8-11, 2013
Sacramento Red Lion Hotel Woodlake Conference Center
500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento
April 5-7, 2013
The NEW Red Lion Woodlake Conference Center
500 Leisure Lane, Sacramento
ConQuest SAC13 Convention Report:
Thanks to everyone who made ConQuest SAC a spectacular gaming convention! Our final count for attendees was 451!…a significant growth from last year’s 300. We blew past our hotel room commitment….twice…and even sold well beyond that. Seems the new hotel (Red Lion Woodlake Conference Center Hotel in Sacramento) was a huge hit with attendees.
Attendance was balanced with about 150 each of role players, miniatures players, and board gamers. Friday nights 11pm FREE Market had 22 sellers and well over a hundred shoppers at it.
Special thanks are in order. First of all, thanks to the hard working staff and GMs who volunteer their time for the sake of the community, and strive to meet the attendee’s needs first, giving up their own time for the sake of others. Paizo’s Venture Captain Brent Holtsberry and his staff put on the biggest Pathfinder Society event EVER in the Central California Region with well over 100 players. Sarah and Curtis Lyon of Three Sages Games hosted half a dozen role playing games to the delight of everyone. And, regarding one realm that ConQuest has not forgotten, thanks to Dave Schwartz and Seth Klein for stepping up to lead a small, but mighty, Living Forgotten Realms contingent!
Miniatures have never been stronger than this year! The centerpiece was the project by long time partner MWS (Miniature Wargamers of Sacramento), headed up by Mike O’Brien, in creating a crashed flying saucer scenario called ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ using Dust. Privateer Press press ganger Dustin Peterson and his crew held demos and tournaments all weekend long of WarMachine and Hordes! And even living legend himself, Dave Partak, held an extremely successful Flames of War tournament for 18 players. Special mention for Stanley Kubiak for bringing his Aerial Combat game, usually only seen at our Pacificon show.
The boardgames department boasted eight hard working volunteers who stepped up to man the Games Library throughout the show! Nearly 100 games were run this year at SAC by Lord Kevin Ellingson and crew. Also, a successful Magic the Gathering EDH was run by Cecily Leonard for the first time (so successful that she has accepted the post of Collectible Card and Miniatures Coordinator at Pacificon!).
Perhaps the very best news about the show is that you will not have to wait a whole year for a gaming convention in the Sacramento region again. Our new ConQuest Avalon game convention (November 8-11, 2013) is only seven months away, featuring much of the same gaming goodness to be had at ConQuest SAC! It’s like ConQuest SAC…but twice a year! And to tide you over, there is always the grand Pacificon Game Expo over Labor Day Weekend (Aug 30 – Sept 2, 2013) in the SF Bay Area! Great gaming in NorCal…three times a year!
Once again, thanks to everyone involved, and if you have feedback on the show, please send us an email to gabriel at conquestsac dot com, and we’ll do our best to work even harder to make our next show even more fun and exciting!
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