Expo 2021 is online!

LincLinc OwnerDetroit Icrontian
edited May 17 in Events

We'll be having a virtual Expo Icrontic (EPIC) the week of Mon June 21 to Sun June 27!

After the great success of @BobbyDigi's Not-Expo in 2020, we've decided to use the (hopefully) waning days of the pandemic to bring you a slightly more elaborate version. Call it... a pandEPIC.

We're selling tickets to help fund the webserver once again, but this year there's swag! You choose:

  • $12 to PARTICIPATE — with an official attendee badge for your collection, mailed to your doorstep! (BYO lanyard) or...
  • $60 for FULL SWAG — event badge, a small Icrontic logo Yeti mug, event stickers, and more!

All attendees will get a special role in Discord and access to an event exclusive channel.

There will be events that may charge additional fees (like a virtual Escape Room and a Murder Mystery) — we'll collect those closer to event time. We're going low tech this year, too: no EventBrite registration, just a Google Form & PayPal. No t-shirts, either, they're hard enough to pull off in-person.

The tentative agenda for the week:

  • Mon: Opening Ceremony & Werewolf Introduction
  • Tue: Video Game
  • Wed: Video Game, Movie
  • Thu: Escape Room
  • Fri: Casino Night (Beach Party)
  • Sat: Murder Mystery, Video Game, Prize Drawing, Warpath
  • Sun: Comedy Brunch (stand up comedy stream)

Feature games will include:

  • Golf with your friends
  • Minecraft creative build
  • Jackbox
  • Organized boardgaming times
  • ...and more TBA!

We've studiously cut costs for the webserver / "business" over the past year so we're down to $700/yr (from ~$1300 previously). If you'd like to donate directly, you can PayPal me at destruction@gmail.com. You can also add $50 to your ticket price and I'll upgrade a $10 ticket to a FULL SWAG ticket (if possible).

Fri May 28 is the hard cutoff to allow for shipping times.

Big thanks to our host @BobbyDigi, swag coordinator @HumerusMeg, as well as @CB, @elyxandra, @GnomeQueen, and @GHoosdum for their help getting this off the ground.

Let's do this!

GHoosdumBuddyJBlackHawkGargBobbyDigimertesnHumerusMegGnomeQueenStrikesJokkeRyderMassalinieArwen

Comments

  • LincLinc Owner Detroit Icrontian

    If you'd like to contribute to the virtual prize table fill out this form!

  • LincLinc Owner Detroit Icrontian

    If you would like to receive swag but are not in the US or Canada, I suggest talking to me first so we can see what shipping costs & times are. I can't guarantee the listed prices / timeframes will work for other countries.

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX Icrontian
    edited May 28

    Planned Events WIP. Schedule and More Details Soon.

    Group Events:
    *Discord Werewolf
    *Duct Tape Challenge @ Home
    *Escape Room
    *Murder Mystery
    *Icrontic Plays: Lewd Visual Novels

    Video Games:
    *Among Us
    *Escape From Tarkov
    *Golf With Friends
    *League of Legends
    *Minecraft Creative Build and Werewolf
    *Payday 2
    *Valorant
    *F2P Friday

    Party Games:
    *Gartic Phone
    *Jackbox

    Board Games
    *Railroad Ink
    *Splendor
    *Carcassonne

    Streams:
    *Queen Concert
    *Movie Night - Bohemian Rhapsody
    *Media Share Stream
    *Stand-up Comedy Brunch

    Massalinie
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA Icrontian

    I will try and participate as much as time allows... and my son, Braeden signed up and will try and be active.

    BobbyDigiGarg
  • LincLinc Owner Detroit Icrontian

    We're currently at 40 participants! Today is last call.

  • LincLinc Owner Detroit Icrontian

    If you'd like a t-shirt, PayPal $20 ($25 if Canadian, sorry) to destruction@gmail.com WITH YOUR SHIRT SIZE and I'll drop ship to the address you signed up with.

    QCHMassalinie
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX Icrontian
    edited June 12

    The Icrontic Expo 2021: pandEPIC schedule has been added to The Icrontic Calendar. What events are you looking forward to the most?
    The Icrontic Calendar
    -Digi

  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX Icrontian

    Digi's Guide to Expo Icrontic 2021: pandEPIC Part II

    Got time before events start that day or not participating in a particular event but want to hang with some Icrontians? Here are some event-long activities to fill your time.

    The Porch Voice Channel - It's back only for the week of pandEPIC and ready for chillin. Grab a drink and gab or just relax with friends.

    Minecraft Hardcore Wither Hunt - We will spin up a hardcore Minecraft server with the goal of killing a wither without dying. Can we do it?

    Board Games - Want to play some casual games in your off time? Hit up Board Game Master CB for recommendations and grouping up.

    Duck Tape Challenge - You'll be receiving supplies and instructions in the mail. Keep an eye out for it. Reach out to CB or GHoosdum with questions or concerns.

    -Digi

    bells
  • CBCB Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Der Millionendorf- Icrontian
    edited June 21

    What's up with boardgames this year? igya!
    FIRST: If you want to play any online boardgames with Icrontic this year during PandEpic make sure you have a boardgamearena.com account, AND that you are friends with me on the site, at the very least. All the tourneys, and most of the spontaneous games will be played there. ;D

    TOURNEYS!

    On Tuesday night at 6 EST we will hold the EpIC classic Carcassonne single elimination bracket! We wont be able to do quick-game rules because BGA does not offer that as an option, but the bracket will be run by the site, and the online nature should make the games pretty quick anyway. This will likely be the most heavily attended of the boardgame events because everyone loves Carcassonne, and most everyone already knows how to play (and it's an evening time-slot). If you don't know how to play yet (what?) then you should learn now, unlike the other two tourneys, (due to time constraints) the Carcassonne event will not begin with a rules explanation. We'll make sure everyone is gathered, get the bracket filled in, then jump right into the first round of matches.

    On Wednesday afternoon at 2pm EST we will have a Railroad Ink Swiss tourney! The event will begin with a brief rules explanation, as I know this game will be new to many of you, but no fear! it's a very easy to learn game (one of the reasons I've picked it for the event). After we go over the rules, we'll start in on a Swiss series of five games. Game one will run the original Railroad Ink with no expansion, then games 2-5 will each run a different one of the four original expansions. In between each game, we'll get a quick run-down of the next expansion, which are all also very easy to learn. The winner of the tourney will be determined by the best performance across all five games. I'll have to run this one manually, tho because BGA does not allow a Swiss tourney with different settings for each game, but you wont have to do anything special. I'll handle it all. :)

    On Thursday afternoon at 2pm EST we will have a Splendor Swiss tourney! The event will begin with a brief rules explanation. Splendor is slightly more complex than Railroad Ink, but only slightly, and there are no expansions, just the base game. This tourney will be run by BGA because we'll do something it can handle: a 3-player (per table) 5-round Swiss series. Winner will be the winningest player after five rounds.

    BGA has a good spectate feature, so anyone who wants to to watch can do so easily. I'll post links to each game in the PandEpic chat so anyone can take a look, even if you don't want to jump into playing.

    Finally:
    Casual boardgames room! Just as at a meatspace EpIC, anytime you are not doing something else feel free to visit the tabletop room to join a spontaneous boardgames event. I'll try to be around to teach/host games as I love to do. BUT because timezones, I wont always be around to facilitate, however that's okay because I don't own the box of games this year, so if you want to organize a game with people who are not me while I'm not around, it's relatively simple! Everything will be on Boardgamearena (or a small selection of games on steam if everyone happens to have them).

    [Side note: many boardgames on Steam are junk for one reason or another, but here are a few that you should probably get because they are good implementations: Ticket to Ride, Small World, Wingspan, Pandemic, Armelo, Scythe]

    bells
  • RyanMMRyanMM Ferndale, MI Icrontian

    I am super late to the party on this because reasons but I can't wait. <3

    bells
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