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Saturday, February 15th, 2014

NO WEAPONS ALLOWED RULE!

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

To all Cosplayers and Costume enthusiasts,

As we draw closer to the Con, I would like to point out an important detail to anyone who is participating in the costume contest or will be Cosplaying just for fun.  Due to the fact that we are hosting the Con on a school campus and due to the fact that the facility is still open to the public, we will be establishing the NO WEAPONS ALLOWED RULE.  This basically includes anything that could resemble to actual weapons, so NO Tommy Guns, NO Knifes, NO Nerf Guns, NO bats with nails, and for those who were at the Con last year, NO CONFETTI CANNONS!  I know the rule stinks especially when it’s year of the Mafia, but we don’t want the con to stop running because of a misunderstanding.

HOWEVER, I know some costumes may have an exception to the rule, for example, Kingdom Hearts Key Blades, the Halo Energy Swords, Wizard Staffs, etc.  If you have something you wish to cosplay with but may be questionable, please ask us in advance.

4 weeks until Plattecon XVII!

Lodging issues at the Country Inn Suites

Monday, January 27th, 2014

To all individuals looking for hotel rooms or have booked a room for Plattecon,

Some people may have noticed that there is an issue getting the Plattecon block for the staying in at the Country Inn Suites for the weekend and that it only works for Friday. Apparently there is an event that is going on elsewhere on campus to where the majority of the hotel has been booked for that Saturday and Sunday and therefore there were only a handful of rooms available and they are King beds only. The other issue is somewhere along the line the block was only made for Friday and not Saturday and Sunday so if some have already booked a room for the Country Inn Suites, I would call and double check that you are receiving the block for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I learned about the block issue this weekend and I’m hoping I can try to work with the hotel to give people who have managed to successfully book a room at the Country Inn Suites the full weekend block instead of just Friday.

For those who have NOT booked a hotel room yet, I would suggest that you look for rooms at the Super 8 motel or the Mound Inn. I apologize for any inconveniences for booking your hotel rooms but again, I would double check your rooms to make sure you have the block for the full weekend and not just Friday, even if you are not staying at the Country Inn Suites.

Only 33 more days until Plattecon 27!

Updating the Site

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

As we draw closer to Plattecon XXVII, we know that there are people that have questions or concerns since the site seems to not be fully up to date.  We are still doing some updates which we will hopefully have done soon, including the Artists page.  The registration and the Lodging pages should now be up to date to where people can register and book rooms in the hotels to have place to stay.  I appreciate everyone’s patience and feel free to contact me if you have additional questions or concerns.  You can also follow us on our Facebook page where we will also keep people up to date .

Sincerely,

Jacob James

Plattecon XXVII Convention Coordinator

Our Vendor List 2013

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Chimera Hobby Shop From Northern Wisconsin.
Chimera has been part of PlatteCon since PlatteCon was still a new thing! Chimera will come in offering a selection of games and the tools used to play games.

Comic World From Dubuque Iowa
This will be Comic world’s second year with PlatteCon! Being close to Platteville it is a great shop to check out. Comic world will have a variety of games and don’t forget some Magic the Gathering.

Anime Klub
This is the First year Anime Klub is coming into PlatteCon. They will be offering the snacks and anime based goods that some of us look forward to getting each year.

Our Special Guest List!

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Dork Nerd Geek- Podcast

Dork Nerd Geek is a podcast that has graced us with their presence for multiple years! You can check out their previous pod casts at http://www.dorknerdgeek.com/. They talk about everything from Feral Cats to the games we know and love. :) They often host events that everyone no matter how young or old can be a part of. If you are lucky you may be able to catch a game with them during the day. They are always a bunch of fun.

Mitchell Meerman – Avalanche World Record Holder

Mitchell is the current holder of Avalanche World record and he is still in College. He knows the ins and outs of what it takes to document it properly and some ways the industry has truly changed. He will be there to play games and have a few sessions talking about arcade and video games.

Terry Pavlet- Graphic Artist
Terry Pavlet is an award winning RPG/CCG/Comic Book Illustrator who has done work for White Wolf, Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Flight Games, and many others… comic work for DC, Image, Disney … Sketch cards for Unstoppable Cards UK (RPG Fantasy), Cult Stuff Cards (War of the Worlds) … book publishers for Ballentine Books, Baen Books, and Transfuzion Publishing (Deadworld Sourcebook). Designing and illustrating MOTU & TNMT action figures for Astonishing Toys. T-Shirt licensing properties for Warner Brothers (Looney Tunes), Lucasfilms (Star Wars), Hanna Barbera (Flintstones, etc.) and many more.

He is an Wisconsin native, lives with his wife and two daughters. www.tpavlet.wordpress.com

Looking for a place to stay?

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Block booking has been arranged for Country Inn & Suites, Mound View Inn and for Super 8 Motel. All of these places are in Platteville and have great workers that can help direct you, so you should have no trouble getting to the convention. They are clean and comfortable and they are offering a discount to PlatteCon XXVI attendees! Just ask about the PlatteCon special rate when you call to make your room reservation.

Reserve your rooms before February 1, 2013 to snag that room! These hotels can only guarantee rooms at the reduced rate until one month before the convention.

Also for the discounted rate we will need 10 rooms reserved in each hotel. Unfortunately, without the 10 rooms the hotel will go back to the regular price. Each hotel can always go over 10 rooms however.

Mound View Inn
Rates: $59.00 +tax Regularly 76.99
You can check out the hotel at their website www.moundviewinn.com. This hotel is a little bit farther away than the other two but is right across from the 24-hour Walmart if you need that late night gaming snack.
Phone Number:(608)348-9518

Super 8
Rates: $67.50 for multiple people and a little bit less for a single.
You can check out the hotel by looking through the website www.super8.com. Super 8 is nice and close to the Campus and will make your trek a little less daunting.
Phone Number:(608)348-8800

Country Inn and Suites
Rates: $70.00
This one is the closest to where the convention will be. You can check them out by copying this into your browser. http://www.countryinns.com/platteville-hotel-wi-53818/wiplatte
Phone Number: (608)348-7373

New Cordinator

Saturday, June 9th, 2012

Hi my name is Hilary Schmidt. I am the new PlatteCon Cordinator. Please feel free to call, email or text me with any questions or suggestions for the next PlatteCon. I will be updating this site with the new plans and things that will be coming to PlatteCon. Bear with me as I get my groundings. :) Feel free to find me on Facebook and have a great summer.
-Hilary
Contact information:
(920)299-6083
schmidthi@uwplatt.edu
schmidthi91@gmail.com

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.LAN Gaming Convention – April 26-29, 2012

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

.LAN is a large LAN party that has turned into a small gaming convention. It will be held this weekend, April 26-29, 2012, in Milwaukee, WI at the Wyndham Milwaukee Airport Hotel & Convention Center. Check the .LAN website for more convention information.

Odyssey Con – April 20-22, 2012

Friday, April 13th, 2012
Odyssey Con Odyssey Con is comming up soon in Madison, WI, April 20-22, 2012. This general interest science fictions convention has lots of events to fill the weekend with fun.

Special guests include science fictions authors Larry Niven and Steven Barnes, as well as game designer Kenneth Hite. Please take a look at the Odyssey Con website for more information about registration, lodging, and activites!