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Friday, September 30
 

12:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

YuGiOh: Learn to Play
Never played YuGiOh, or need some pointers? Step over to the Collectable Card Game area and let the staff show you how to play. No purchase necessary. YuGiOh is a Japanese collectible card game developed and published by Konami where players battle with played with monsters, spells, and traps.


Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Open Play
Come play Smash Brothers with the iCon team! We look forward to you smashing it out with friends new and old.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for iCon

iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD! Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Mario Party
Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering
Come one, come all. Pull up a chair at ValorCon's HearthStone Fireside Gathering. Casual and Competitive Play with friends new and old.

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Call of Duty Learn & Play
Never played Call of Duty, or need some training? Let I Play Games staff show you the basics, and get you into a match.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Call of Duty Open Play
If you already know how to play, stop by the ValorCon Battle Arena and the I Play Games staff will get you into a match. Meet other players, share tips and tricks.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Overwatch Learn & Play
Never played Overwatch, or need some training? Let I Play Games staff show you the basics, and get you into a match.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Overwatch Open Play
If you already know how to play, stop by the ValorCon Battle Arena and the I Play Games staff will get you into a match. Meet other players, share tips and tricks.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

MOBA Learn and Play (League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm)
Never played a MOBA, or need some training? Let I Play Games staff show you the basics, and get you into a match.

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

MOBA Open Play (League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm)
If you already know how to play, stop by the ValorCon Battle Arena and the I Play Games staff will get you into a match. Meet other players, share tips and tricks.

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Street Fighter V Open Play
Open Walk-up Play for Street Fighter V. See the staff in the Electronic Gaming Arena to jump on an open machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Abandon Planet - Walk-up & Play All Day Friday
PRE-KICKSTARTER OPPORTUNITY, created and run by the designer of The Resistance and Avalon, Don Eskridge! Abandon Planet is a game about escaping the meteor apocalypse. Just show up and play! (Ask at the Tabletop Gaming Check-in Desk on 9 if you need help finding Abandon Planet.)

Moderators & Game Runners

Friday September 30, 2016 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

1:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Open Play
Come play Smash Brothers with the iCon team! We look forward to you smashing it out with friends new and old.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for iCon

iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD! Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

Mario Party
Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 4v4 Tournament: Sign Up, Check In and Team Draft
Limited Capacity seats available

* Please sign up for this session to reserve a seat at the tournament.
* This is a a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 4v4 tournament.
* All tournament contestants must hold at least a Friday pass to ValorCon 2016.
* Onsite check-in will start at 1:00pm on September 30, 2016 in the Electronic Gaming Arena.
* The first round of matches will start at 3:00pm. Final match will be held at 9:00pm.
* We will use a single elimination bracket.
* The tournament will be hosted on Xbox One.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 1:00pm - 2:45pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Open Play
Come play Smash Brothers with the iCon team! We look forward to you smashing it out with friends new and old.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for iCon

iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD! Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

Mario Party
Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering
Come one, come all. Pull up a chair at ValorCon's HearthStone Fireside Gathering. Casual and Competitive Play with friends new and old.

Friday September 30, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

YuGiOh: Constructed Deck Tournament 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Jason Long from Snap Keep Games in McHenry and Bryan Jerger from Gamers World at Water Tower Place will run our Tournaments in the Collectable Card Game area, in the southern end of Tabletop Gaming. (The Tabletop Check-In Desk can point you in the right direction.) To join the tournament, add this session to your personal ValorCon "sched", and show up at least 10 minutes before the tournament begins. Entry fee is $5, which you must pay at the CCG area (where the tournament is). Seats are limited, so add the session to your sched soon!


Friday September 30, 2016 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

3:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Luck N Logic: Learn to Play
Never played Luck N Logic, or need some pointers? Step over to the Collectable Card Game area and let the staff show you how to play. No purchase necessary. Luck N Logic is the newest 2-player trading card game by Bushiroad. It was first released in Japanese on January 28th, 2016 and in English on June 24th, 2016. Players are able to call allies, known as members, to the battlefield. By using the power of trance to combine regular humans called logicalists and creatures from alternate worlds called foreigners, players are able to call on tranceunions to defeat their opponents and their differing logic!


Friday September 30, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

3:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Open Play
Come play Smash Brothers with the iCon team! We look forward to you smashing it out with friends new and old.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for iCon

iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Tournament Round 1
Seed A1 / A2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add 11AM "Sign Up, Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Overwatch Open Play
We'll have a few Xbox Ones running Overwatch all day so you can jump into online matches when you feel like it. Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop online.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Mario Kart 8 Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD! Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Mario Party
Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Open Play
Come play Smash Brothers with the iCon team! We look forward to you smashing it out with friends new and old.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for iCon

iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Tournament Round 2
Seed B1 / B2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add 11AM "Sign Up, Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Pokemon GO! Friday 4PM Meetup
Pokémon Go Meetup! Bring your Razzberries and Ultraballs as local YouTuber Abdallah hosts three daily meetups for ValorCon attendees! Located in the Tabletop Gaming Lounge on the 9th floor, Pokémon fans will be able to hang out with fellow Team Valor, Team Mystic, and Team Instinct members! Pokémon Fans will be able to swap tips, show-off their rare catches, win prizes and share in the experience of learning what it takes to be the very best, like no one ever was!

This Meetup takes place in the Panel & Performance room (the Macy's Culinary Studio) on the 7th floor. 

Moderators & Game Runners
Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Mario Party
Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering
Come one, come all. Pull up a chair at ValorCon's HearthStone Fireside Gathering. Casual and Competitive Play with friends new and old.

Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Project Highrise
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! Build and manage a modern-day skyscraper. A modern skyscraper is an intricate machine of interlocking systems, which depend on each other in their daily function. Tenants will expect everything to just work, and to have all of their needs met under one roof. It's your job to keep this machine running smoothly and efficiently. Keep your ear to the ground, but your eye to the future.

Moderators & Game Runners
Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Telepath Tactics
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! Telepath Tactics is a turn-based strategy RPG set in the steampunk universe of Telepath RPG. It features gorgeous pixel art, destructible battlefields, environmental hazards you can shove enemies into, the ability to build bridges and barricades, and a ruleset that adopts best practices from such classic series as Final Fantasy Tactics and Disgaea.

Play through a Fire Emblem style single player campaign, play matches in 2-to-6 player local multiplayer, or use a robust map editor to build your own battles and campaigns.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.

Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Dog Sled Saga
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! As a rookie musher, foster a dogsledding team whose skills will grow if they're treated right. Week by week, get to know your dogs' unique traits, and carve your story into the trails of the Mount St. Something region.


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Friday September 30, 2016 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:30pm

Arkham Horror
Limited Capacity full

Run by Bonus Round Game Café: It is the roaring 20's, and while there's electricity in the air, unnatural storms are brewing as well. Strange things are happening in the small Massachusetts town of Arkham; people have gone missing, sightings of indescribable creatures grow more and more frequent. And the very air thickens with a sense of foreboding that roils like an acrid mist through the streets.

The Ancient Ones are stirring...

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Friday September 30, 2016 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:30pm

Fury of Dracula
Limited Capacity filling up

Run by Bonus Round Game Café: Fury of Dracula is a board game of deduction and gothic horror based on Bram Stoker's classic novel. One player takes control of the legendary Count Dracula as he stealthily crosses Victorian-era Europe, spreading his diabolical vampirism everywhere he goes. Up to four other players govern Mina Harker and her determined companions as they try to locate and destroy the fiendish Count before he plunges Europe into horrific darkness. Ages 13+

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Friday September 30, 2016 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

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Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Force of Will: Learn to Play
Never played Force of Will, or need some pointers? Step over to the Collectable Card Game area and let the staff show you how to play. No purchase necessary. Force of Will is a Japanese import, a trading card game with a sophisticated rule set and gorgeous artwork that recalls anime/manga and Final Fantasy.


Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

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Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Mortal Kombat XL
Open Walk Up Play for Mortal Kombat XL. Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

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Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Street Fighter V : King of the Hill
Limited Capacity seats available

King Of The Hill- Fight to take down the KOH, and then defend the throne yourself in this version of best 2 out of 3 matches.

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avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Street Fighter V : Tournament Prep
Here is your chance to meet the other SFV competitors and check out the competition for the Saturday Tournament. Also get expert advice on game play from seasoned I Play Games! competitive staff.

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avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Tournament Round 3
Seed C1/C2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add 11AM "Sign Up, Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

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Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Mario Party
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avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Dark Tower Open Play
In 1981, Dark Tower was released to the public by Milton Bradley. It was the world’s first electronic board game, and it was both beautiful and a lot of fun to play. Unfortunately, it was also partially stolen from a pair of game creators who showed a similarly-structured game to Milton Bradley the previous year. There’s a lot of background surrounding the whole affair, but the practical effect was that this excellent game was only produced for a few years. Working complete copies have been getting quite rare over the past decade, but ValorCon has procured four of them, and now YOU can learn to play from our resident DT Expert, Chris Call. Ask at the Tabletop Check-In Desk for an opportunity to learn & play this historic game.

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Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Greenlight
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! Greenlight is a card based party game for 3 or more players or teams of players. The object of the game is to make the most creative pitch for a movie, TV show or other entertainment property. Players/Teams take turns as the Studio Boss, who decides which project gets the “greenlight” so it can be produced for the masses! Ages 13+

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Megan Pedersen

Wheel Tree Press
Megan Pedersen is a Chicago based performer, podcaster and game designer.  She currently serves as one of the core hosts of the Jank Cast, a podcast focused on topics in gaming, RPG actual plays and interviews with industry leaders.  Megan is also one of the founding members of Wheel Tree Press, an indie RPG and tabletop game design company.


Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Mortal Kombat XL : Test of Your Might
Limited Capacity seats available

Button Mashing to the max! No skill necessary. Battle it out in this classic mode of Mortal Kombat to see who can break the most bricks head to head!

Moderators & Game Runners
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Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Overwatch Open Play
We'll have a few Xbox Ones running Overwatch all day so you can jump into online matches when you feel like it. Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop online.

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Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Giga-Robo
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! Giga-Robo is the card-driven miniatures game of anime giant robot combat! Fight to the finish using custom-built hands of cards, combining powerful attacks, clever tactics, and epic finishing moves. Take command of one of four unique robots, pair it with your favorite pilot, and smash your opponents across a fully destructible city.

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Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Axon Punk: Overdrive
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is a dystopian Earth set 70 years in the future. Everything changed after affordable digital-neural interfaces became marketable to the public and humanity expanded into the Net; a globally accessible 3D internet interface. Fueled by unimaginable new power and advertising access on the Net, international megacorporations called Zaibatsu have surpassed the power of national governments in most countries. Brutal wars, both in and out of the Net, have ravaged the world multiple times. Societies have regenerated from the bones of the turn of the Millennium and the generations between. You play a group of people in the slums trying to be forces of change as the great war of global inequality rages on the streets around you. Can't make this session? See the game creators in the Developer Table Area.

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Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Luck N Logic: Constructed Deck Tournament 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Jason Long from Snap Keep Games in McHenry and Bryan Jerger from Gamers World at Water Tower Place will run our Tournaments in the Collectable Card Game area, in the southern end of Tabletop Gaming. (The Tabletop Check-In Desk can point you in the right direction.) To join the tournament, add this session to your personal ValorCon "sched", and show up at least 10 minutes before the tournament begins. Entry fee is $5, which you must pay at the CCG area (where the tournament is). Seats are limited, so add the session to your sched soon!

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

HeroClix Free Learn & Play/Open Matches
Experience the game and characters of HeroClix! No experience or figures necessary - just bring yourself. Stu and his helpers have a ton of experience in making HeroClix activities fun for everyone at Chimera's Comics in LaGrange, so stop by and have fun.

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Stu McClean

HeroClix Coordinator, Chimera's Comics
Stu has been running HeroClix sessions since the game first appeared, and has an absolutely unreasonable amount of HeroClix figures.


Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Feng Shui 2: The Battle for Valorcon
Limited Capacity seats available

Embrace your inner Kung Fu action hero as you battle to save not only the con...but the entire world! Feng Shui 2 is an action movie role playing game of Hong Kong-inspired cinematic action! Ages 12+

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Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

13th Age: Race to Starport
Limited Capacity seats available

Silver ENnie award winner for Best Free Product! The player characters face strange beings banished to the stars in a previous age, and must race to stop a portal being created that will bring more monsters into the Dragon Empire.

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General Ironicus

Organizer/GM, Six Feats Under
Ironicus is a local podcaster and creator of Let's Play videos. He can be found wherever musicals, muffins, or madness are available.


Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Dice Dojo: Learn and Play
Dice Dojo will be offering a wide range of exciting board games of varying type and complexity for you to try out. Step over to the Tabletop Gaming Area and let their expert staff walk you and a handful of other players through the rules, and then play through the game together.

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Lexx Dunning

Chicagoland Games
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Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Steve Jackson Games: Learn and Play
Come join us and learn to play some Steve Jackson Games. There will be a variety of games to learn and play, including but not limited to: Zombie Dice, Munchkin Panic, Nanuk, The Stars are Right, Tile Chess, and more! Opportunities will arise to attempt to beat Mike the MIB at a game of his choosing, if you win you will get a ribbon for your badge to confirm your bragging rights. At the end of Sunday you can show Mike your badge with 1, 2, or 3 ribbons (maximum one earned per day) for promotional items and prizes.

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Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Grimmwar
RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! Prove your worth as a creature of the night in this 3 to 5 player deck building game. Embody one of the 7 “Alpha” monsters of GrimmWar and gather your legion to dominate your prey. However, your reign of terror will not come easy. The locals have hired Hunters to stop you and you’re not the only monster on the hunt. It’s time to strike down those that oppose you and reign supreme. As an Alpha, players must build their deck with minion and ability cards available from the rivers on the field. Once strong enough, Hunters can be eliminated and turned to your side. However, don’t take too long. If one of the river’s decks run out, the Hunters will end the hunt and claim victory. Take down the Hunters and create the strongest legion in this hunt for supremacy! Ages 10+

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Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Singles Tournament
Join the Super Smash Brothers Singles Tournament and fight to the top! One versus one!

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iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Wreck Age
Wreck Age is a post-collapse tabletop miniatures game and a narrative RPG.

Two centuries ago, Earth verged on total collapse. In the calamity,
the rich and powerful fled Earth. For those left behind, generations
have passed; a new society has emerged from the ashes. Few grand cities remain, and even fewer great leaders. The powerful fight over the scraps of the old world, while the weak struggle just to make it through another day.

In Wreck Age, you can take control of a crew of your choosing, selecting from the nomadic Drifters, the pragmatic Stakers, the tech zealots known as the Reclaimers, or the vampyric Stitchers among a cast of others.

Welcome to Wreck Age. Welcome to the Resurgence.

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Friday September 30, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:15pm

Video Game Development for Everybody
Sarah Sexton, game developer and Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, will give a technology overview of the tools available for video game development, and how to get started.

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Sarah Sexton

Microsoft
Sarah Sexton is a dedicated advocate for technology, committed to highlighting strengths and seeing more women and minorities get involved in video game development. She is a co-founder of Voxelles, a group for women developers in Chicago. She is most passionate about diversity, inclusion, and communicating clearly. Her responsibilities at Microsoft include speaking to user groups, writing code, blogging and tweeting about Microsoft services, and... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:30pm

Bonus Round Café: Learn And Play Board Games All Weekend!
Stop by the Bonus Round Games Cafe area anytime to learn and play a session of any of their excellent board games, including Dingo's Dreams, King of Tokyo, Great Dinosaur Rush, Ashes, Codenames, Codenames Pictures, Portal: Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game, Avalon, Smallworld, Mystic Vale, Moonquake Escape, Epic Resort, Betrayal At House on the Hill, Spyfall, Wits and Wagers, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic: The Cure, Bottlecap Vikings, Tempura, Welcome to the Dungeon, Sushi Go, and more! All Ages welcome.

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Friday September 30, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
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Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Mortal Kombat XL
Open Walk Up Play for Mortal Kombat XL. Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Street Fighter V : King of the Hill
Limited Capacity seats available

King Of The Hill- Fight to take down the KOH, and then defend the throne yourself in this version of best 2 out of 3 matches.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Street Fighter V : Tournament Prep
Here is your chance to meet the other SFV competitors and check out the competition for the Saturday Tournament. Also get expert advice on game play from seasoned I Play Games! competitive staff.

Moderators & Game Runners
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Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Tournament Round 4
Seed D1/D2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add 11AM "Sign Up, Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
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Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Mario Party
Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

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Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering
Come one, come all. Pull up a chair at ValorCon's HearthStone Fireside Gathering. Casual and Competitive Play with friends new and old.

Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Delta Green: Sentinels of Twilight
Limited Capacity full

It took over 30 years for Brandon McGill to turn up after he went missing in Yosemite National Park. You have 24 hours to figure out why he hasn't aged since the disappearance.

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J. Michael Bestul

J. Michael Bestul has been a GM for two decades, ever since he ran "The Haunting" as a Call of Cthulhu session with his brother. When not dreaming up new 13th Age or Delta Green plots, he writes about games, comics, cocktails, and hockey for the Addison Recorder.

Friday September 30, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:30pm

eSports: The path to Collegiate and Pro
The world of eSports has finally captured the eyes of the general public over the last few years. Televised tournaments like the League of Legends Championship Series, the Dota 2 Internationals, and recent U.S. events like DreamHack Austin and CS:GO ELeague have filled our screens. Video gaming is no longer just for fun but it can also become a career. You can even earn an athletic varsity scholarship to play LoL, Dota 2, CS:GO and other games at certain universities and colleges.
The question is, what does it take to reach that level? This panel will host coaches and players from the Robert Morris University eSports varsity team and other local competitive players. Together we will gain an inside look into the world of collegiate and competitive gamers. Learn about what paths were taken, what obstacles fell in their way and what it feels like to compete on a world stage.

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A.J. Mortega

eSports Evangelist/Founder, Game Seed Inc.
A gamer since 8 months old. A.J. has spent 10 years in the game development world working on all major platforms to date. Today his company Game Seed Inc. is paving new roads for the eSports Industry by creating the very first eSports Academy. The Academy will train, coach, and organize national youth and high school leagues for various eSports games. To learn more visit www.gameseed.co | | Today A.J. and his company Game Seed Inc.
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Game Seed

Game Seed
At Game Seed we believe that games should be designed and developed by their passionate creators. While the business end of licenses, marketing and sales should be left to a passionate support team with one goal in mind - release a successful fun game that people will enjoy and remember.

Friday September 30, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:30pm

Raks Geek + Acrobatica Infiniti: Geek Bellydance + Nerd Circus
"Never seen a sexy Wookiee bellydance? This can be remedied." - MSN, on Raks Geek
“Remarkable levels of talent... those are some really sexy geeks.” - Geeks are Sexy, on Acrobatica Infiniti

Geek bellydance and flow art joins nerd circus! They're like Voltron, but sexier and more death-defying.

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A Time Out Chicago Critics' Pick, Raks Geek is the premiere bellydance, flow arts, and fire company by geeks for geeks - they broke the internet's collective brain with a viral video of a Wookiee bellydancing to a four-piece Klingon band playing an original song in Shyriiwook.

Raks Geek is based in Chicago, but they've made waves nationally and internationally on MSN, The Daily Mail, Cheezburger.com, and UK Channel 4 TV through their commitment to blend a high degree of artistic and technical mastery with fun, creativity, and themes from nerd culture. The dancers and firespinners of Raks Geek have performed everywhere from Spain to Argentina and dance for hundreds of people every week, but they're also lifelong geeks who bring a love and expertise in science fiction, video games, technology, and comics. "Sci-fi seduction." - The Daily Mail

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Acrobatica Infiniti: The Nerd Circus! Born in Chicago, this innovative group combines elements of circus, burlesque, cosplay, and genre fiction. Gamers, cosplayers, cinephiles, bookworms, and comic book fans can enjoy an unparalleled performance that fuses their favorite themes, costumes, and characters in acts of acrobatics, aerial arts, dance, contortion, and comedy. Our members unite within a company that allows them to showcase and develop their own acts and performances, while embracing their passion for all things “nerd”. This combination of talent and spectacle provides a new fusion of entertainment for all types of fandom. Books, shows, characters, and costumes come to life in dramatic ways through all manner of circus acts. We provide a singularly unique event for fans who may be experiencing the variety and wonder of circus for the first time, or for long-time circus enthusiasts that have been initiated into the world of genre fandom through their favorite art form.

Moderators & Game Runners
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Acrobatica Infiniti

Acrobatica Infiniti Circus
Acrobatica Infiniti: The Nerd Circus! Born in Chicago, this innovative group combines elements of circus, burlesque, cosplay, and genre fiction. Gamers, cosplayers, cinephiles, bookworms, and comic book fans can enjoy an unparalleled performance that fuses their favorite themes, costumes, and characters in acts of acrobatics, aerial arts, dance, contortion, and comedy.
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Dawn Xiana Moon

Founder & Producer/Director, Raks Geek
Dawn Xiana Moon is a lifelong nerd who has worked professionally in almost every area of the arts. She is the founder and director of Raks Geek, a geek bellydance and fire company that achieved viral internet fame with a video of a Wookiee bellydancing to a Klingon band playing an original song in Shyriiwook. Raks Geek has garnered acclaim from MSN, Timeout Chicago (Critics' Pick), The Daily Mail, UK Channel 4 TV, and more. She also performs over... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Mortal Kombat XL
Open Walk Up Play for Mortal Kombat XL. Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Street Fighter V : King of the Hill
Limited Capacity seats available

King Of The Hill- Fight to take down the KOH, and then defend the throne yourself in this version of best 2 out of 3 matches.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Street Fighter V : Tournament Prep
Here is your chance to meet the other SFV competitors and check out the competition for the Saturday Tournament. Also get expert advice on game play from seasoned I Play Games! competitive staff.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Tournament Semifinals 1
Winners A/B Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add 11AM "Sign Up, Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD! Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Mario Party
Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Two Rooms and a Boom
Limited Capacity seats available

Two Rooms and a Boom is a social deduction game with secret roles. Two teams try to either keep the president safe or make sure he ends up in the same room as the dastardly bomber! As the rounds progress more roles will be added for more chaos and backstabbing.

Note: if we get more than 10 players, the game may have to move. Stop at the Tabletop Check-in Desk to confirm location.

Moderators & Game Runners
Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:00pm

Bonus Round Café: Learn And Play Board Games All Weekend!
Stop by the Bonus Round Games Cafe area anytime to learn and play a session of any of their excellent board games, including Dingo's Dreams, King of Tokyo, Great Dinosaur Rush, Ashes, Codenames, Codenames Pictures, Portal: Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game, Avalon, Smallworld, Mystic Vale, Moonquake Escape, Epic Resort, Betrayal At House on the Hill, Spyfall, Wits and Wagers, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic: The Cure, Bottlecap Vikings, Tempura, Welcome to the Dungeon, Sushi Go, and more! All Ages welcome.

Moderators & Game Runners

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:00pm

Dark Tower World Championship: Round 1 Wave 1
Limited Capacity seats available

The World’s Only Dark Tower Tournament!

To enter, add one (just one) of the Round 1 sessions to your personal ValorCon "sched". This is the Round 1 session for Friday. You can also choose to enter on Saturday or Sunday. (Instructions for Sched will be sent to you once you buy your ValorCon Ticket.

You probably either have no idea what we’re talking about, or you’re amazed we’re having this tournament. In 1981, Dark Tower was released to the public by Milton Bradley. It was the world’s first electronic board game, and it was both beautiful and a lot of fun to play. Unfortunately, it was also partially stolen from a pair of game creators who showed a similarly-structured game to Milton Bradley the previous year. There’s a lot of background surrounding the whole affair, but the practical effect was that this excellent game was only produced for a few years. Working complete copies have been getting quite rare over the past decade, but ValorCon has procured four of them, and for the second time in history, YOU can enter a tournament to see who will be the World Champion! Winners of the three "Round 1" sessions are entitled to enter Round 2 on Sunday at Noon. The final four competitors will face off in Round 3 on Sunday at 2PM.

Moderators & Game Runners

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:00pm

Overwatch Open Play
We'll have a few Xbox Ones running Overwatch all day so you can jump into online matches when you feel like it. Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop online.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Battlestar Galactica
Limited Capacity seats available

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is an exciting game of mistrust, intrigue, and the struggle for survival. Based on the epic and widely-acclaimed Sci Fi Channel series, Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game puts players in the role of one of ten of their favorite characters from the show. Each playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and must all work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. However, one or more players in every game secretly side with the Cylons. Players must attempt to expose the traitor while fuel shortages, food contaminations, and political unrest threatens to tear the fleet apart.

After the Cylon attack on the Colonies, the battered remnants of the human race are on the run, constantly searching for the next signpost on the road to Earth. They face the threat of Cylon attack from without, and treachery and crisis from within. Humanity must work together if they are to have any hope of survival...but how can they, when any of them may, in fact, be a Cylon agent?

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is a semi-cooperative game for 3-6 players ages 10 and up.

Moderators & Game Runners

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:00pm

Force of Will: Constructed Deck Tournament 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Jason Long from Snap Keep Games in McHenry and Bryan Jerger from Gamers World at Water Tower Place will run our Tournaments in the Collectable Card Game area, in the southern end of Tabletop Gaming. (The Tabletop Check-In Desk can point you in the right direction.) To join the tournament, add this session to your personal ValorCon "sched", and show up at least 10 minutes before the tournament begins. Entry fee is $5, which you must pay at the CCG area (where the tournament is). Seats are limited, so add the session to your sched soon!


Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:00pm

Planescape AD&D 2nd Ed: Plane-atary Express!
Limited Capacity full

You are working for Plane-atary Express, a delivery service in the planar hub city of Sigil - the City of Doors. You think you're pretty slick cutters, and take jobs delivering messages and packages all across the planes. The job seems simple to start, but Belief is Power out here, and the forces at work are far, far bigger than your brain box can tumble! Just try not to end up counting worms, berk. (Players new to 2nd edition and Planescape encouraged!) Ages 12+

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Darcy Ross

Darcy Ross

Darcy L. Ross is by day an Enthusiastic Biologist who Creates Molluscan Monsters, and by night an Effervescent Gamemaster who Loves the Cypher System. She is known for GMing the Numenaaaaara episode on the One Shot RPG podcast, and co-hosts a Cypher System discussion podcast called Cypher Speak with Troy Pichelman.

Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:00pm

Rockalypse
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It’s too late to save the world, but rock will save what’s left. Grab your instruments and head out into the wasteland in this post-apocalyptic game of musical conflict.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Eric Simon

Eric Simon

Eric Simon is a writer of games, plays, and fiction, incuding the RPGs Steamscapes and the soon-to-be-released Rockalypse, both of which he is running at ValorCon! He is also an occasional teacher, musician, and storyteller.


Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:00pm

The Skeletons
Limited Capacity seats available

The Skeletons flips the script on the classic dungeon crawl— here you play not the intruders, but the guardians, cursed to spend all of eternity defending a tomb. As time passes, both the tomb and its guardians will change. Ferocious battles are fought and won, and the skeletons slowly remember who and what they once were.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Megan Pedersen

Megan Pedersen

Wheel Tree Press
Megan Pedersen is a Chicago based performer, podcaster and game designer.  She currently serves as one of the core hosts of the Jank Cast, a podcast focused on topics in gaming, RPG actual plays and interviews with industry leaders.  Megan is also one of the founding members of Wheel Tree Press, an indie RPG and tabletop game design company.


Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:00pm

Jessica
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! Navigate a marble through trippy 3D environments.

Moderators & Game Runners
Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Kissy Ghost
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! Kissy Ghost is a 2D multiplayer game in which a team of wizards must banish a troublesome, smooching ghost by taking it out on the ultimate date.

Our game is a 2-4 players, local co-op, kiss-em-up. One player will be randomly selected to be the ghost so gather your friends and see who can save the house from being possessed!

Moderators & Game Runners
Friday September 30, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:30pm

League of Legands meets Bruce Lee’s Game of Death and Mortal Kombat’s Challenge Tower
In theme with Bruce Lee’s Game of Death and Mortal Kombat’s Challenge Tower. Players will compete in a One vs One battle within League of Legends with the goal of defeating 5 collegiate/competitive LoL players. The first five players to reach the top of the tower and win, will receive an exclusive LoL coaching package from Game Seed eSports Academy. Additional prizes are TBD.


Rules:

*Game Mode is on Howling Abyss
*Any champion can be used
*Runes and Masteries are allowed
*You must bring Flash as a summoner spell
*A game is finished once one of the following winning conditions are met
*Winning Conditions:
*First Blood
*100 Creep Score
*Take a Turret
*Once the challenger is defeated, the next challenger begins.
*Once a Game Seed player is defeated, you move to play the next level
*After all Game Seed players are defeated, the participant is declared a Champion of the Challenger Tower

Moderators & Game Runners
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A.J. Mortega

eSports Evangelist/Founder, Game Seed Inc.
A gamer since 8 months old. A.J. has spent 10 years in the game development world working on all major platforms to date. Today his company Game Seed Inc. is paving new roads for the eSports Industry by creating the very first eSports Academy. The Academy will train, coach, and organize national youth and high school leagues for various eSports games. To learn more visit www.gameseed.co | | Today A.J. and his company Game Seed Inc.
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Game Seed

Game Seed
At Game Seed we believe that games should be designed and developed by their passionate creators. While the business end of licenses, marketing and sales should be left to a passionate support team with one goal in mind - release a successful fun game that people will enjoy and remember.

Game Runners
JE

Jose Espin

eSports Coach, Game Seed Inc.


Friday September 30, 2016 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:45pm

Otherworld Theatre Performs Fight Quest!
A Choose-Your-Own Adventure Fight Show:
Bandits have taken up refuge in Hollow Hill, raiding any caravan that passes. The local townsfolk are desperate for a savior to come and chase the ruffians away... and you may be exactly what they're looking for.

2 Audience Volunteers will Choose their Champions - Barbarian or Ranger (Monk, Rogue - locked for ValorCon) and play beside them as you guide their path. Root for them as you watch your chosen champion fight enemies with the spectacle of mixed weapon fight choreography.

In the midst of intrigue and choices, plenty of fights await you. If adventure and glory call out to you, the Game Master will see you now.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Brendan Stallings

Brendan Stallings

Press & PR Manager, Otherworld Theatre Company
Come check out our FRIDAY ONLY demo of FIGHT QUEST! A Choose Your Own Adventure Fight Show from 7:45pm-8:45pm on the 7th floor. It will be EPIC!

Friday September 30, 2016 7:45pm - 8:45pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Mortal Kombat XL
Open Walk Up Play for Mortal Kombat XL. Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Street Fighter V : King of the Hill
Limited Capacity seats available

King Of The Hill- Fight to take down the KOH, and then defend the throne yourself in this version of best 2 out of 3 matches.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Street Fighter V : Tournament Prep
Here is your chance to meet the other SFV competitors and check out the competition for the Saturday Tournament. Also get expert advice on game play from seasoned I Play Games! competitive staff.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Tournament Semifinals 2
Winners C/D Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add 11AM "Sign Up, Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD! Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Mario Party
Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

8:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

8:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering
Come one, come all. Pull up a chair at ValorCon's HearthStone Fireside Gathering. Casual and Competitive Play with friends new and old.

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Giga-Robo
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! Giga-Robo is the card-driven miniatures game of anime giant robot combat! Fight to the finish using custom-built hands of cards, combining powerful attacks, clever tactics, and epic finishing moves. Take command of one of four unique robots, pair it with your favorite pilot, and smash your opponents across a fully destructible city.

Moderators & Game Runners

Friday September 30, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

9:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Mortal Kombat XL
Open Walk Up Play for Mortal Kombat XL. Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Mortal Kombat XL
Open Walk Up Play for Mortal Kombat XL. Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Street Fighter V : King of the Hill
Limited Capacity seats available

King Of The Hill- Fight to take down the KOH, and then defend the throne yourself in this version of best 2 out of 3 matches.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Street Fighter V : Tournament Prep
Here is your chance to meet the other SFV competitors and check out the competition for the Saturday Tournament. Also get expert advice on game play from seasoned I Play Games! competitive staff.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Tournament Final Match
Final Match! Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add 11AM "Sign Up, Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Overwatch Open Play
We'll have a few Xbox Ones running Overwatch all day so you can jump into online matches when you feel like it. Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop online.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

OneShot Performs Millennial Apartment Hunters
Millennial Apartment Hunters is a satirical descriptive horror game about trying to survive as a young person in an economy designed to destroy you.
In order to live out his dream of making it as an architect in the big city, a young man must find an affordable apartment. Between his student loans and minimum wage job that could be more difficult than he thought. Join the OneShot Podcast crew as they perfom a session of this inventive RPG.

Moderators & Game Runners
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James D'Amato

James is the Co-creator of the ONE SHOT Podcast (oneshotpodcast.com), a comedian, and writer.


Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD! Check in with the staff at the Electronic Gaming Arena to hop on a machine.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Mario Party
Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Friday September 30, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St
 
Saturday, October 1
 

10:00am

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

10:00am

Super Smash Brothers Open Play
Come play Smash Brothers with the iCon team! We look forward to you smashing it out with friends new and old.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for iCon

iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

10:00am

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

10:00am

Little Big Planet 3
Help Sackboy in his latest adventure and save the day in a variety of stories chronicling his latest exploits and after you have performed your heroic deeds and saved the day, you can continue your journey by heading out to the wider Omniverse to discover an even greater range of amazing adventures and fun games created by the LittleBigPlanet community! 

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

10:00am

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

10:00am

Treasures & Traps
Limited Capacity seats available

Treasures & Traps is a card game that puts you in the role of the hero. Your quest is to collect three treasures before anyone else. Sounds simple enough, right? Now throw in a two-headed troll, a maze of dangerous doors, and a few cunning thieves. You never know what might happen next. With 100 different cards, each game is a unique journey of wild adventure never to be repeated again! Age Restriction: 10+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:00am

HeroClix Free Learn & Play/Open Matches
Experience the game and characters of HeroClix! No experience or figures necessary - just bring yourself. Stu and his helpers have a ton of experience in making HeroClix activities fun for everyone at Chimera's Comics in LaGrange, so stop by and have fun.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Stu McClean

Stu McClean

HeroClix Coordinator, Chimera's Comics
Stu has been running HeroClix sessions since the game first appeared, and has an absolutely unreasonable amount of HeroClix figures.


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:00am

Giga-Robo
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! Giga-Robo is the card-driven miniatures game of anime giant robot combat! Fight to the finish using custom-built hands of cards, combining powerful attacks, clever tactics, and epic finishing moves. Take command of one of four unique robots, pair it with your favorite pilot, and smash your opponents across a fully destructible city.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:00am

Axon Punk: Overdrive
Limited Capacity filling up

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is a dystopian Earth set 70 years in the future. Everything changed after affordable digital-neural interfaces became marketable to the public and humanity expanded into the Net; a globally accessible 3D internet interface. Fueled by unimaginable new power and advertising access on the Net, international megacorporations called Zaibatsu have surpassed the power of national governments in most countries. Brutal wars, both in and out of the Net, have ravaged the world multiple times. Societies have regenerated from the bones of the turn of the Millennium and the generations between. You play a group of people in the slums trying to be forces of change as the great war of global inequality rages on the streets around you. Can't make this session? See the game creators in the Developer Table Area.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:00am

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

10:00am

Battlestar Galactica
Limited Capacity seats available

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is an exciting game of mistrust, intrigue, and the struggle for survival. Based on the epic and widely-acclaimed Sci Fi Channel series, Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game puts players in the role of one of ten of their favorite characters from the show. Each playable character has their own abilities and weaknesses, and must all work together in order for humanity to have any hope of survival. However, one or more players in every game secretly side with the Cylons. Players must attempt to expose the traitor while fuel shortages, food contaminations, and political unrest threatens to tear the fleet apart.

After the Cylon attack on the Colonies, the battered remnants of the human race are on the run, constantly searching for the next signpost on the road to Earth. They face the threat of Cylon attack from without, and treachery and crisis from within. Humanity must work together if they are to have any hope of survival...but how can they, when any of them may, in fact, be a Cylon agent?

Battlestar Galactica: The Board Game is a semi-cooperative game for 3-6 players ages 10 and up.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:00am

10:00am

Overwatch Learn & Play
Stop by the ValorCon Battle Arena for Open Play and Learn and Play Xbox One Based First Person Shooter Games. Meet other players, share tips and tricks.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

10:00am

Overwatch Open Play
Never played Overwatch, or need some training? Let I Play Games staff show you the basics, and get you into a match.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

10:00am

Song of Blades and Heroes
Limited Capacity seats available

Song of Blades and Heroes is a fast playing game of fantasy miniatures, representing warbands of a small group of individuals. In this scenario, the players take the role of adventurers searching the ruins of a long lost magical city overgrown with jungle for treasure. The players must race to discover new items while confronting the dangers of the jungle and each other.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:00am

League of Legends: Learn and Play Match With Coaching
Local coaches will be on hand to pass along tips and techniques - bring your team and see if they can offer you some useful advice while you play. Check with the Electronic Gaming Arena staff for availabilty.

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

10:00am

Rockalypse
Limited Capacity full

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It’s too late to save the world, but rock will save what’s left. Grab your instruments and head out into the wasteland in this post-apocalyptic game of musical conflict.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Eric Simon

Eric Simon

Eric Simon is a writer of games, plays, and fiction, incuding the RPGs Steamscapes and the soon-to-be-released Rockalypse, both of which he is running at ValorCon! He is also an occasional teacher, musician, and storyteller.


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:00am

Medieval Games - Learn And Play All Day SAT!
Run by the Barony of Ayerton (a local division of the Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA): Gaming is as old as Humanity, and today's games have ancestors of their own. Step back in time and learn to play some of the most popular games from the middle ages: Courier Chess (a chess variant on a 8x12 board), the still popular Chinese/Japanese game Go, Goose (similar to Chutes & Ladders), a simple "put & take" type game called Gluckhaus, Tarot (a trick-taking game using a tarot deck), Hnaetafl ("viking chess"), 4-way chess called Chess of the Four Seasons, and Astrological Tables, which is essentially 7-player backgammon. All ages.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:00am

Grimmwar
RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! Prove your worth as a creature of the night in this 3 to 5 player deck building game. Embody one of the 7 “Alpha” monsters of GrimmWar and gather your legion to dominate your prey. However, your reign of terror will not come easy. The locals have hired Hunters to stop you and you’re not the only monster on the hunt. It’s time to strike down those that oppose you and reign supreme. As an Alpha, players must build their deck with minion and ability cards available from the rivers on the field. Once strong enough, Hunters can be eliminated and turned to your side. However, don’t take too long. If one of the river’s decks run out, the Hunters will end the hunt and claim victory. Take down the Hunters and create the strongest legion in this hunt for supremacy! Ages 10+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:00am

Wreck Age
Wreck Age is a post-collapse tabletop miniatures game and a narrative RPG.

Two centuries ago, Earth verged on total collapse. In the calamity,
the rich and powerful fled Earth. For those left behind, generations
have passed; a new society has emerged from the ashes. Few grand cities remain, and even fewer great leaders. The powerful fight over the scraps of the old world, while the weak struggle just to make it through another day.

In Wreck Age, you can take control of a crew of your choosing, selecting from the nomadic Drifters, the pragmatic Stakers, the tech zealots known as the Reclaimers, or the vampyric Stitchers among a cast of others.

Welcome to Wreck Age. Welcome to the Resurgence.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:00am

3D Pathfinder Dungeon Crawl
You need supplies, and there is only one place left: a crypt guarded by the undead and filled with creatures straight out of nightmares. Your death is guaranteed, but there is nowhere else you can go. This is a dungeon crawl, utilizing 3D terrain and a simplified Pathfinder system, with each adventuring party battling their way through a subterranean maze beneath the ruins of civilization.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:00am - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:30am

Pokémon Go Panel
How could we not have a panel on the new World's Most Popular Game? Aaron Amendola from VStheUNIVERSE moderates this examination of the craziness that is Pokemon Go.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Aaron Amendola

Aaron Amendola

Producer/Grey Warden, VStheUNIVERSE
Aaron is a Writer/Producer for VStheUNIVERSE, a group of writers, actors, and producers who embrace their inner geek and showcase it in their art. Aaron created & hosts Chicago's premier geek variety show, The Geek Show, which enjoys a run at Stage773. In addition to that, Aaron serves as a Producer/Host on the comics-to-film discussion podcast Panels On Channels, and as a Producer/Host on The Co-Operatives, where he and his girlfriend discuss... Read More →

Speakers & Performers
avatar for Anna Besmann

Anna Besmann

Blogger/Cosplayer, The City of Wind
Anna runs "The City of Wind", a blog devoted to chronicling Chicago's oddities and nerderies, and a rising guest blogger for nerdmunity.com. They have a mild cosplay addiction, and a larger addiction to studying the social dynamics of nerd communities. Anna's research into the social psychology of video game was published in the Journal of Cyberpsychology, Online Behavior, and Social Networking in 2012 under the title "Pals in Power Armor... Read More →
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Pranks Paul

STAR WARS


Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

10:30am

Robo Rally
Limited Capacity seats available

Run by Bonus Round Game Café: As one of several supercomputers in a fully automated widget factory, you have it made. You are brilliant. You are powerful. You are sophisticated. You are bored. Time to enjoy a little fun at the factory's expense. With the other computers, program factory robots and pit them against each other in frantic, destructive races across the factory floors. Be the first to touch the flags, in order, and you win it all: the honor, the glory, the grudging respect of the other computers. But first you have to get your robot past obstacles like gaping pits, industrial lasers, moving conveyor belts and, of course, the other robots. Ages 12+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:30am

Time Stories
Limited Capacity full

Run by Bonus Round Game Café: It has been a grueling training regiment at the Academy, but you're finally ready for your first mission as a full-fledged T.I.M.E. agent. You and your team will travel back (or forward) in time to prevent some cataclysmic event. But don't waste a moment. Every second counts! In T.I.M.E. Stories, you will work cooperatively with a team to solve a mystery taking place in a different era. Each team member will enter a shell of someone alive at the time and gain their physical strengths and weaknesses. If you can't complete the adventure in time you'll be sent back to the start of the mission for another attempt. Ages 12+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

10:30am

Bonus Round Café: Learn And Play Board Games All Weekend!
Stop by the Bonus Round Games Cafe area anytime to learn and play a session of any of their excellent board games, including Dingo's Dreams, King of Tokyo, Great Dinosaur Rush, Ashes, Codenames, Codenames Pictures, Portal: Uncooperative Cake Acquisition Game, Avalon, Smallworld, Mystic Vale, Moonquake Escape, Epic Resort, Betrayal At House on the Hill, Spyfall, Wits and Wagers, Ticket to Ride, Pandemic: The Cure, Bottlecap Vikings, Tempura, Welcome to the Dungeon, Sushi Go, and more! All Ages welcome.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 10:30am - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

11:00am

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

11:00am

Super Smash Brothers Open Play
Come play Smash Brothers with the iCon team! We look forward to you smashing it out with friends new and old.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for iCon

iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

11:00am

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

11:00am

Little Big Planet 3
Help Sackboy in his latest adventure and save the day in a variety of stories chronicling his latest exploits and after you have performed your heroic deeds and saved the day, you can continue your journey by heading out to the wider Omniverse to discover an even greater range of amazing adventures and fun games created by the LittleBigPlanet community! 

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

11:00am

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

11:00am

HearthStone Fireside Gathering Tournament Sign Up and Check In
Limited Capacity seats available

* Please sign up for this session to reserve a seat at the tournament.
* This will be a HearthStone Fireside Gathering and tournament on Saturday October 1, 2016. 
* All tournament contestants must hold at least a Saturday pass to ValorCon 2016.
* Onsite check-in will start at 11:00am on October 1, 2016 in the Electronic Gaming Arena. 
* The first round of matches will start at 1:00pm. Final Match will be held at 9:00pm.
* Player must have an active HearthStone account to participate in the Tournament.
* Standard decks only, must bring 4 different classes.
* Tournament will be conquest style (meaning they have to win with all 3 decks and winning player must pick a new deck to play)
* Each round will begin with a ban phase. Of one of the classes, bans will be blind (as in neither will know what got banned until they both are done picking).
* Double Elimination Bracket.
* There is no age requirement.
* The tournament will be hosted on PC.


Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

11:00am

OverWatch Xbox One Tournament: Check In and Team Draft
Limited Capacity seats available

* Please sign up for this session to reserve a seat at the Tournament.
* ValorCon 2016 will be hosting a 6v6 OverWatch Tournament On Xbox One.
* All Tournament Contestants must hold at least a Saturday pass to ValorCon 2016.
* Onsite check in will start at 11:00am on October 1, 2016 in the Electronic Gaming Arena.
* Pre formed teams are accepted. The tournament is limited to 8 teams. There will be an open draft for teammates from 12:00pm-12:45pm. Bracketing will be set at 12:45 and the first match will start at 1:00pm. Final Match will be held at 9:00pm.
* Single Elimination Bracket.
* There are no age requirements and collegiate teams are welcome.
* Voice Communication is allowed.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

11:00am

League of Legends Tournament: Check In and Team Draft
Limited Capacity seats available

* Please sign up for this session to reserve a seat at the tournament. In addition, Riot has asked that players also sign up at http://events.na.leagueoflegends.com/events/209087 
* This will be a 5v5 Summoner’s Rift tournament.
* All tournament contestants must hold at least a Saturday pass to ValorCon 2016.
* Onsite check in will start at 11:00am on October 1, 2016 in the Electronic Gaming Arena.
* Pre-formed teams are acceptable as long as all team members have added this session to their ValorCon schedule before all slots are filled. The tournament is limited to 8 teams. There will be an open draft for teammates from 12:00pm-12:45pm. Bracketing will be set at 12:45 and the first match will start at 1:00pm. Final Match will be held at 9:00pm.
* Players must have an active League of Legends account with a minimum of 16 Champions on their account for Draft Mode.
* We will use a single elimination bracket.
* There are no age requirements and collegiate teams are welcome.
* Voice communication is allowed. Headsets will be supplied by ValorCon. If you wish you may bring your own mouse, keyboard and headset.

FIRST PLACE
1500 RP, Triumphant Ryze, Mystery Icon, $25.00 for each team member.
SECOND PLACE
1000 RP, Mystery Icon, $10.00 for each team member.
THIRD PLACE – FOURTH PLACE
Mystery Icon, $5.00 for each team member.

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:45pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

11:30am

Building a Successful Kickstarter
Several locals with successful game Kickstarters share elements of their success.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for James D'Amato

James D'Amato

James is the Co-creator of the ONE SHOT Podcast (oneshotpodcast.com), a comedian, and writer.

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Voices
Limited Capacity full

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! PROTOTYPE! This game is about the voices in the head of a paranoid schizophrenic. Two players take on the role of those voices, vying for control in a card game where inkblots are the only form of expression. Players have a secret goal each round, and must manipulate both cards and opponent to earn enough points to win the game. Ages 10+

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Voices
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! PROTOTYPE! This game is about the voices in the head of a paranoid schizophrenic. Two players take on the role of those voices, vying for control in a card game where inkblots are the only form of expression. Players have a secret goal each round, and must manipulate both cards and opponent to earn enough points to win the game. Ages 10+

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

YuGiOh: Learn to Play
Never played YuGiOh, or need some pointers? Step over to the Collectable Card Game area and let the staff show you how to play. No purchase necessary. YuGiOh is a Japanese collectible card game developed and published by Konami where players battle with played with monsters, spells, and traps.

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Open Play
Come play Smash Brothers with the iCon team! We look forward to you smashing it out with friends new and old.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for iCon

iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Little Big Planet 3
Help Sackboy in his latest adventure and save the day in a variety of stories chronicling his latest exploits and after you have performed your heroic deeds and saved the day, you can continue your journey by heading out to the wider Omniverse to discover an even greater range of amazing adventures and fun games created by the LittleBigPlanet community! 

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Tragedy Looper
Limited Capacity seats available

A scenario based board game where a team of players use strategy and deduction to stop a mastermind from triggering crimes and tragedies. If you fail, travel back in time and try again! Introductory scenarios will be played. Ages Teen +

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Samuel Crider

Samuel Crider

Samuel started running RPGs with AD&D in 1976. I love running a lot of different kinds of games, especially ones with lots of player contribution to shaping the adventure and the world we make up together.


Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity full

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

HeroClix Free Learn & Play/Open Matches
Experience the game and characters of HeroClix! No experience or figures necessary - just bring yourself. Stu and his helpers have a ton of experience in making HeroClix activities fun for everyone at Chimera's Comics in LaGrange, so stop by and have fun.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Stu McClean

Stu McClean

HeroClix Coordinator, Chimera's Comics
Stu has been running HeroClix sessions since the game first appeared, and has an absolutely unreasonable amount of HeroClix figures.


Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Time Cellist
Limited Capacity filling up

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! One of the most awesome aspects of attending a gaming con is the opportunity to not only try unusual, inventive RPGs you might not normally run across, but occasionally you can play them with the designer who created it - like now!

Let your inner history buff run wild as you pick the setting where the forces of good and evil square off in their epic battle! Feudal Japan, Victorian England, Ancient Egypt, or America in the 1980s...whatever you like! Players take on the role of a plucky group of kids saving the world from the Maestro of Maliciousness, a time traveling super villain bent on taking over the time stream. But the kids don’t have to take on The Maestro by themselves. They’ll be aided in their quest by Time Cellist, a cello-wielding hero, traveling through time making sure The Maestro’s plans are foiled.

The game’s set-up and mechanics are designed to emulate the frenetic, ensemble cast feel of movies like the Goonies or E.T., or TV shows like Young Justice or Doctor Who. You and your friends are creating a heroic story about how saving the world just so happens to bring your gang closer together and helps you to overcome obstacles as a group.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Megan Pedersen

Megan Pedersen

Wheel Tree Press
Megan Pedersen is a Chicago based performer, podcaster and game designer.  She currently serves as one of the core hosts of the Jank Cast, a podcast focused on topics in gaming, RPG actual plays and interviews with industry leaders.  Megan is also one of the founding members of Wheel Tree Press, an indie RPG and tabletop game design company.

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Pokemon 3DS Tournament!
Come play in our Pokemon 3DS Tournament in the Tabletop Gaming Lounge on the 9th floor! Just stop by to join in.
  • Bring your own 3DS. 
  • Pokemon omega ruby, alpha sapphire, Pokemon x and pokemon y.
  • No legendaries. 
  • Singles and doubles.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for IanNoel Camilotes

IanNoel Camilotes

Creative Director, CEntertainment Media

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
TableTop Lounge (9th Floor South)

12:00pm

Project Highrise
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! Build and manage a modern-day skyscraper. A modern skyscraper is an intricate machine of interlocking systems, which depend on each other in their daily function. Tenants will expect everything to just work, and to have all of their needs met under one roof. It's your job to keep this machine running smoothly and efficiently. Keep your ear to the ground, but your eye to the future.

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Tango in Paradise
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! The worlds only Tango In Paradise Simulator.

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Engine Heart
Limited Capacity seats available

Engine Heart is an RPG about small service robots dealing with the world after all of humanity has died out. Influences include "Wall-E" and "But Who Can Replace a Man?"


Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Funnel World
Limited Capacity seats available

Come and help me tell the bloody story of a dozen brave peasants trying to escape a meat-grinder dungeon, the cursed fortress of the Mad Mechnomancer! Watch blacksmiths, farmers, and swineherds either become heroes or corpses as they explore the dungeon; there will be death, dismemberment, and also hilarity!

For 3-6 players, Should take 4 hours. Unlike the usual RPG, you'll be controlling more than one character. Uses the Funnel World mod of the Dungeon World RPG, which is rules-light, fast, and fiction-first. No experience needed, all materials will be provided.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Joseph Madigan

Joseph Madigan

Joseph is an accomplished Chicago-area game runner with some excellent Funnel World & Dungeon World action for you!


Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Pathfinder: City of Smoke
Limited Capacity filling up

A Pathfinder One-Shot set in the Farline campaign setting!

The year is 1141 A.S. The city of Dragonhold is under siege by a shadowy organization led by the dangerous arsonist, Ashes. You are a member of the taskforce assembled to deal with this terrorist threat. Ashes has been elusive, disappearing as fast as he starts his fires. Your ally, Mace Harlem, a legendary investigator, has uncovered the anarchist's identity. Now he's disappeared as well! Find Mace, kill Ashes, save Dragonhold!

Beginners and Veterans welcome! 8 pregenerated characters, dice, minis and maps will be provided. 16+ due to strong language.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kavin Nataraja

Kavin Nataraja

Dicebreath
Kavin Nataraja has been GMing since 2009. His first love is Pathfinder and he's constantly working on his campaign setting Farline. In his free time he plays Overwatch, draws and takes pictures of his food.

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Wraith the Oblivion - Uptown Here and Gone
Limited Capacity seats available

Wraith is a game of personal loss and memory. Chicago's Uptown neighborhood pulses with the memory of generations deep in the skin of the city. Memories of wonder, glamour, death, pain, and life. Each age of Uptown has left a mark on the lands of the dead, and the Shadowlands of Chicago's most diverse neighborhood reflect a richness and history that most could never imagine. Explore your own passions, as you must grapple with the conflicting passions of those around you and the interference of the countless bureaucracies of the dead.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Rocket League Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Rocket League Double Ellimination Tournament - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Abandon Planet - Walk-up & Play Saturday 12-5
PRE-KICKSTARTER OPPORTUNITY, created and run by the designer of The Resistance and Avalon, Don Eskridge! Abandon Planet is a game about escaping the meteor apocalypse. Just show up and play! (Ask at the Tabletop Gaming Check-in Desk on 9 if you need help finding Abandon Planet.)

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Steve Jackson Games: Learn and Play
Come join us and learn to play some Steve Jackson Games. There will be a variety of games to learn and play, including but not limited to: Zombie Dice, Munchkin Panic, Nanuk, The Stars are Right, Tile Chess, and more! Opportunities will arise to attempt to beat Mike the MIB at a game of his choosing, if you win you will get a ribbon for your badge to confirm your bragging rights. At the end of Sunday you can show Mike your badge with 1, 2, or 3 ribbons (maximum one earned per day) for promotional items and prizes.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:00pm

Sausage Sports Club
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! Sausage Sports Club is a sausage-themed physics game about adorable, long-necked animals competing on a reality sports TV show!
The game's focus is multiplayer, where up to 8 players can play tons of different sports games, customize their characters and unlock modes, levels, characters, skins and hats. In addition to multiplayer, the game will also have a single player/co-op mode where you can test your skills against AI.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

12:00pm

Dice Dojo: Learn and Play
Dice Dojo will be offering a wide range of exciting board games of varying type and complexity for you to try out. Step over to the Tabletop Gaming Area and let their expert staff walk you and a handful of other players through the rules, and then play through the game together.

Moderators & Game Runners
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Lexx Dunning

Chicagoland Games
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Saturday October 1, 2016 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

12:30pm

YouTube Gaming: Turning Your Hobby Into A Career
Local YouTuber AbdallahSmash026 shares tips and advice on launching a successful YouTube career.

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

7 Wonders: Duel

(This is the second of two concurrent sessions)

Beginners welcome!

In many ways 7 Wonders: Duel resembles its parent game 7 Wonders as over three ages players acquire cards that provide resources or advance their military or scientific development in order to develop a civilization and complete wonders.

What's different about 7 Wonders: Duel is that, as the title suggests, the game is solely for two players, with the players not drafting card simultaneously from hands of cards, but from a display of face-down and face-up cards arranged at the start of a round. A player can take a card only if it's not covered by any others, so timing comes into play as well as bonus moves that allow you to take a second card immediately. As in the original game, each card that you acquire can be built, discarded for coins, or used to construct a wonder.


Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

1:00pm

Magic the Gathering: Learn to Play
Never played Magic the Gathering, or need some pointers? Step over to the Collectable Card Game area and let the staff show you how to play. No purchase necessary. The game that created the Trading Card Game category, Magic is still running strong 23 years later! Players battle with creatures and spells fueled by mana using beautifully illustrated high fantasy art.

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

1:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering Tournament Round 1
Spectators welcome. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the FireSide Gathering area outside the main Electronic Gaming area on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

OverWatch Tournament 1 Xbox One Round 1
Seed A1 vs A2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

League of Legends Tournament Round 1
Seed A1 vs A2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

Little Big Planet 3
Help Sackboy in his latest adventure and save the day in a variety of stories chronicling his latest exploits and after you have performed your heroic deeds and saved the day, you can continue your journey by heading out to the wider Omniverse to discover an even greater range of amazing adventures and fun games created by the LittleBigPlanet community! 

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:00pm

YuGiOh: Constructed Deck Tournament 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Jason Long from Snap Keep Games in McHenry and Bryan Jerger from Gamers World at Water Tower Place will run our Tournaments in the Collectable Card Game area, in the southern end of Tabletop Gaming. (The Tabletop Check-In Desk can point you in the right direction.) To join the tournament, add this session to your personal ValorCon "sched", and show up at least 10 minutes before the tournament begins. Entry fee is $5, which you must pay at the CCG area (where the tournament is). Seats are limited, so add the session to your sched soon!

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

1:00pm

Star Wars FFG : Light in Darkness
Limited Capacity filling up

Old friends reunite in the hopes of saving a gifted young child from the clutches of tyranny.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

1:00pm

Dark Tower Open Play
In 1981, Dark Tower was released to the public by Milton Bradley. It was the world’s first electronic board game, and it was both beautiful and a lot of fun to play. Unfortunately, it was also partially stolen from a pair of game creators who showed a similarly-structured game to Milton Bradley the previous year. There’s a lot of background surrounding the whole affair, but the practical effect was that this excellent game was only produced for a few years. Working complete copies have been getting quite rare over the past decade, but ValorCon has procured four of them, and now YOU can learn to play from our resident DT Expert, Chris Call. Ask at the Tabletop Check-In Desk for an opportunity to learn & play this historic game.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

1:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Singles Tournament
Join the Super Smash Brothers Singles Tournament and fight to the top! One versus one!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for iCon

iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:30pm

Arcadia Quest
Limited Capacity filling up

Run by Bonus Round Game Café: In Arcadia Quest, players lead guilds of intrepid heroes on an epic campaign to dethrone the vampire lord and reclaim the mighty Arcadia for their own. But only one guild may lead in the end, so players must battle against each other as well as against the monstrous occupying forces. Arcadia Quest is a campaign-based game for 2 to 4 players, where each player controls a guild of three unique heroes, facing off against the other players and the various monsters controlled by the game. Ages 14+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

1:30pm

OneShot Performs Noisy Person Cards
Come see why Noisy Person Cards is one of the most enjoyable new card games to become a Kickstarter success!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for James D'Amato

James D'Amato

James is the Co-creator of the ONE SHOT Podcast (oneshotpodcast.com), a comedian, and writer.

Speakers & Performers
avatar for Kat Kuhl

Kat Kuhl

Kat is the co-founder of the Campaign and One Shot podcasts, and is a living spell cast by the Urwitch to summon beautiful stories into this world. She possesses the intellect of any three men of genius, a comprehensive knowledge of all things that never were, and eyes of a deeply hypnotic quality that strike fear into the hearts of the wicked.



Saturday October 1, 2016 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

1:30pm

Evolution
Limited Capacity seats available

Run by Bonus Round Game Café: In Evolution, players create and adapt their own species in a dynamic ecosystem with hungry predators and limited resources. Traits like Hard Shell and Horns will protect you from carnivores, while a Long Neck will help you get food that others can't reach. With over 4,000 different species to create, every game becomes a different adventure. Ages 10+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

2:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering Tournament Round 2
Spectators welcome. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the FireSide Gathering area outside the main Electronic Gaming area on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

OverWatch Tournament 1 Xbox One Round 2
Seed B1 vs B2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

League of Legends Tournament Round 2
Seed B1 vs B2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

Little Big Planet 3
Help Sackboy in his latest adventure and save the day in a variety of stories chronicling his latest exploits and after you have performed your heroic deeds and saved the day, you can continue your journey by heading out to the wider Omniverse to discover an even greater range of amazing adventures and fun games created by the LittleBigPlanet community! 

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

2:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

2:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

2:00pm

HeroClix Free Learn & Play/Open Matches
Experience the game and characters of HeroClix! No experience or figures necessary - just bring yourself. Stu and his helpers have a ton of experience in making HeroClix activities fun for everyone at Chimera's Comics in LaGrange, so stop by and have fun.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Stu McClean

Stu McClean

HeroClix Coordinator, Chimera's Comics
Stu has been running HeroClix sessions since the game first appeared, and has an absolutely unreasonable amount of HeroClix figures.


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

2:00pm

Giga-Robo
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! Giga-Robo is the card-driven miniatures game of anime giant robot combat! Fight to the finish using custom-built hands of cards, combining powerful attacks, clever tactics, and epic finishing moves. Take command of one of four unique robots, pair it with your favorite pilot, and smash your opponents across a fully destructible city.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

2:00pm

Introduction to Diplomacy
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn the classic game of strategy, tactics, and intrigue by Avalon Hill.  As one of the great powers of Europe leading up to WW1, match wits with your opponents to dominate the continent.  You have only your skills as a diplomat to aid you, as there are no random factors whatsoever - no dice, no cards, not even a spinner.  It's all up to you.  This event is geared as an introduction for new players, but experienced ones are also welcome.  All materials provided. Ages 12+

Best played with all 7 players, so tell your friends! 

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Brian Herr

Brian Herr

I'm here with 4 Onions Gaming - a southwest side (Oak Lawn) gaming meetup.


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

2:00pm

Medieval Games - Learn And Play All Day SAT!
Run by the Barony of Ayerton (a local division of the Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA): Gaming is as old as Humanity, and today's games have ancestors of their own. Step back in time and learn to play some of the most popular games from the middle ages: Courier Chess (a chess variant on a 8x12 board), the still popular Chinese/Japanese game Go, Goose (similar to Chutes & Ladders), a simple "put & take" type game called Gluckhaus, Tarot (a trick-taking game using a tarot deck), Hnaetafl ("viking chess"), 4-way chess called Chess of the Four Seasons, and Astrological Tables, which is essentially 7-player backgammon. All ages.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

2:00pm

13th Age: Swords Against the Dead
Limited Capacity full

There's a reason you're stabbing a zombie in the face & this inn is surrounded by the walking dead, but you'll work that out later. Now, you must take up swords against the dead to save the living.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for J. Michael Bestul

J. Michael Bestul

J. Michael Bestul has been a GM for two decades, ever since he ran "The Haunting" as a Call of Cthulhu session with his brother. When not dreaming up new 13th Age or Delta Green plots, he writes about games, comics, cocktails, and hockey for the Addison Recorder.


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

2:30pm

What's Missing in Your Geek Community?
The ladies of the Geek Femspective want to promote a positive culture within the Chicago geek community and beyond. From helping a newbie put together a cosplay to promoting a fellow geek's event and more, the Chicago geek community can only create a welcoming, supportive geek culture by helping each other. With that mission in mind, these long-time Chicago geek culture supporters want to hear from you! Through this question-and-answer panel, we give the community a voice: What do you think it missing from your community? What would you like to see more of? What are some standout examples of a positive experience you've had in the community and how can we promote more of that?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Monica Gonzales

Monica Gonzales

Founder/Social Media Amazon, Geeks A Gogo
Monica Gonzales is the founder of GeeksAGogo.com -a website that focuses on promoting and covering geek events in the area. | | She is also part of an all-female geek group, the Geek FEMspective - a group of geek ladies in Chicago who aim to promote positivity in the geek community. Catch their panel on "What's Missing in Your Geek Community?" on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30pm

Speakers & Performers
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Mary-Kate Arnold

Blogger/Cosplayer, Fantasy Realm of Chicago & The Geek Femspective
Mary-Kate Arnold, proud member of Chicago's Geek Femspective, blogger for The Fantasy Realm of Chicago on ChicagoNow, and actress with Otherworld Theatre Company
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Stephanie Crets

Founder/Editor, Stephanie Plus Verb


Saturday October 1, 2016 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Pokemon: Learn to Play
Never played Pokemon, or need some pointers? Step over to the Collectable Card Game area and let the staff show you how to play. No purchase necessary. collectible card game, based on the Pokémon video game series, first published in October 1996 by Media Factory in Japan. In the US, it was initially published by Wizards of the Coast; Nintendo eventually took over publishing the card game alongside the video games in June 2003. Players play Pokémon to the field and attack their opponent's Pokémon.


Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

3:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering Tournament Round 3
Spectators welcome. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the FireSide Gathering area outside the main Electronic Gaming area on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

OverWatch Tournament 1 Xbox One Round 3
Seed C1 vs C2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

League of Legends Tournament Round 3
Seed C1 vs C2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Little Big Planet 3
Help Sackboy in his latest adventure and save the day in a variety of stories chronicling his latest exploits and after you have performed your heroic deeds and saved the day, you can continue your journey by heading out to the wider Omniverse to discover an even greater range of amazing adventures and fun games created by the LittleBigPlanet community! 

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Sentinels of the Multiverse: The Cauldron
Limited Capacity seats available

Sentinels of the Multiverse is the award-winning game in which players join forces as heroes to combat a dastardly villain in a dynamic environment!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Samuel Crider

Samuel Crider

Samuel started running RPGs with AD&D in 1976. I love running a lot of different kinds of games, especially ones with lots of player contribution to shaping the adventure and the world we make up together.


Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

3:00pm

Magic the Gathering: Sealed Deck Tournament 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Jason Long from Snap Keep Games in McHenry and Bryan Jerger from Gamers World at Water Tower Place will run our Tournaments in the Collectable Card Game area, in the southern end of Tabletop Gaming. (The Tabletop Check-In Desk can point you in the right direction.) To join the tournament, add this session to your personal ValorCon "sched", and show up at least 10 minutes before the tournament begins. Entry fee is $25, which you must pay at the CCG area (where the tournament is). Seats are limited, so add the session to your sched soon!

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

3:00pm

Boot Hill Heroes
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! After an alleged attack by the Chepakwik Indians, the people of Bronco County are on the brink of war. Only a farm boy who knows the truth can stop it. Together with his three friends – a gunslinging desperado, an Indian princess, and a calamity jane – he must expose a conspiracy by bringing to justice the six outlaws of the notorious Saints-Little gang. Their journey will take them through cowtowns, Indian villages, ranches, gold mines, prisons, and into the very heart and soul of the American Wild West. But on their epic adventure to right the wrongs of the past, will they see justice done or discover an even darker secret lying in wait behind the scenes?

Features:

Spaghetti Western story with adventure, drama, and humor
4-Player Cooperative combat inspired by Final Fantasy III/VI
Use Power Points in combat to attack as well as defend
Wear Job Hats, learn new abilities
Charming graphics inspired by Earthbound

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:00pm

Kissy Ghost
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! Kissy Ghost is a 2D multiplayer game in which a team of wizards must banish a troublesome, smooching ghost by taking it out on the ultimate date.

Our game is a 2-4 players, local co-op, kiss-em-up. One player will be randomly selected to be the ghost so gather your friends and see who can save the house from being possessed!

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:30pm

Pokemon Go! Saturday 3:30PM Meetup
Pokémon Go Meetup! Bring your Razzberries and Ultraballs as local YouTuber Abdallah hosts three daily meetups for ValorCon attendees! Located in the Tabletop Gaming Lounge on the 9th floor, Pokémon fans will be able to hang out with fellow Team Valor, Team Mystic, and Team Instinct members! Pokémon Fans will be able to swap tips, show-off their rare catches, win prizes and share in the experience of learning what it takes to be the very best, like no one ever was!

This Meetup takes place in the Panel & Performance room (the Macy's Culinary Studio) on the 7th floor. 

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

3:30pm

Hunters Unite: Monster Hunter Tips, Tricks and Assistance
Trouble with a brute Tigrex? Need advice on the perfect weapon or armor set up? Join experienced hunters to unite and share ideas. Boost that Hunter Rank!

This session will be held in the 9th floor Tabletop Lounge! 

Moderators & Game Runners
Speakers & Performers

Saturday October 1, 2016 3:30pm - 4:30pm
TableTop Lounge (9th Floor South)

4:00pm

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards
Limited Capacity seats available

Epic Spell Wars of the Battle Wizards: Rumble at Castle Tentakill: Hilarious spell-combining mechanic creates endless gameplay variation and invites players to explore hundreds of different winning combos! Do you have what it takes to be a BATTLE WIZARD?! Ages 15+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Voices
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! PROTOTYPE! This game is about the voices in the head of a paranoid schizophrenic. Two players take on the role of those voices, vying for control in a card game where inkblots are the only form of expression. Players have a secret goal each round, and must manipulate both cards and opponent to earn enough points to win the game. Ages 10+

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Voices
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! PROTOTYPE! This game is about the voices in the head of a paranoid schizophrenic. Two players take on the role of those voices, vying for control in a card game where inkblots are the only form of expression. Players have a secret goal each round, and must manipulate both cards and opponent to earn enough points to win the game. Ages 10+

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering Tournament Round 4
Spectators welcome. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the FireSide Gathering area outside the main Electronic Gaming area on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

OverWatch Tournament 1 Xbox One Round 4
Seed D1 vs D2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

League of Legends Tournament Round 4
Seed D1 vs D2 Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Castles of Burgundy
Limited Capacity seats available

Castles of Burgundy is set in the Burgundy region of High Medieval France. Each player takes on the role of an aristocrat, originally controlling a small princedom. While playing they aim to build settlements and powerful castles, practice trade along the river, exploit silver mines, and use the knowledge of travelers.

The game is about players taking settlement tiles from the game board and placing them into their princedom which is represented by the player board. Every tile has a function that starts when the tile is placed in the princedom. The princedom itself consists of several regions, each of which demands its own type of settlement tile.


Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Dominion for Beginners
Come learn to play Dominion! You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams. You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion. In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner. But wait. It must be something in the air, several other monarchs have had the exact same idea. You must race to get as much of the unclaimed land as possible, fending them off along the way. To do this you will hire minions, construct buildings, spruce up your castle, and fill the coffers of your treasury. Your parents wouldn’t be proud, but your grandparents, would be delighted.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Deborah Hill

Deborah Hill

Job Seeker, Independent
I learned Dominion playing at lunch with co-workers then taught it to my friends. I enjoy the game whether I'm teaching it or playing it with experienced players.


Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Dominion for Experts
Come play Dominion with new friends! Deborah Hill will set you up in a match with other expert-level players looking for a challenge.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Deborah Hill

Deborah Hill

Job Seeker, Independent
I learned Dominion playing at lunch with co-workers then taught it to my friends. I enjoy the game whether I'm teaching it or playing it with experienced players.


Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Dominion for Moderate Skill
Come play Dominion with new friends! Deborah Hill will set you up in a match with other players who are familiar with the rules, and refresh your memory on anything you aren't clear on.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Deborah Hill

Deborah Hill

Job Seeker, Independent
I learned Dominion playing at lunch with co-workers then taught it to my friends. I enjoy the game whether I'm teaching it or playing it with experienced players.


Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Axon Punk : Overdrive
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is a dystopian Earth set 70 years in the future. Everything changed after affordable digital-neural interfaces became marketable to the public and humanity expanded into the Net; a globally accessible 3D internet interface. Fueled by unimaginable new power and advertising access on the Net, international megacorporations called Zaibatsu have surpassed the power of national governments in most countries. Brutal wars, both in and out of the Net, have ravaged the world multiple times. Societies have regenerated from the bones of the turn of the Millennium and the generations between. You play a group of people in the slums trying to be forces of change as the great war of global inequality rages on the streets around you. Can't make this session? See the game creators in the Developer Table Area.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Law's Out
Limited Capacity seats available

Law's Out is a fictional Western film, acted and directed by you and your friends. It uses a unique, auction-based resolution mechanic to decide how scenes play out. The game is fast-paced and designed around a one-and-done play session.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for General Ironicus

General Ironicus

Organizer/GM, Six Feats Under
Ironicus is a local podcaster and creator of Let's Play videos. He can be found wherever musicals, muffins, or madness are available.

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Sparkle, Baby!
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! Sparkle, Baby! is a freeform LARP experience about horrible stage parents at a high glitz child beauty pageant. Are you willing do anything to make sure your kid wins it all? Ages 18+

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Megan Pedersen

Megan Pedersen

Wheel Tree Press
Megan Pedersen is a Chicago based performer, podcaster and game designer.  She currently serves as one of the core hosts of the Jank Cast, a podcast focused on topics in gaming, RPG actual plays and interviews with industry leaders.  Megan is also one of the founding members of Wheel Tree Press, an indie RPG and tabletop game design company.


Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Mouseguard
Limited Capacity full

In the world of Mouse Guard, mice struggle to live safely and prosper amongst harsh conditions and a host of predators. Thus the Mouse Guard was formed.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Ehdrigohr
Limited Capacity full

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! Ehdrigohr is a tabletop role-playing game where you get to play a character struggling to survive in this recovering world. It is a fantasy game of high heroics, myth and culture, powerful magic, and survival horror. The tides of darkness are overwhelming but this is not meant to be a game of nihilism. It is about hope. Your characters are the mythic heroes who do impossible things that push back the tide.

Culturally, Ehdrigohr is a non-traditional fantasy world. Rather than fantasy seen through a Euro-Medieval lens, Ehdrigohr is instead crafted to take inspiration from the myth and folklore of tribal, and indigenous, cultures around the world.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Allen Turner

Allen Turner

Game Designer/Owner, Council Of Fools LLC
Allen Tuner is a Chicago area game designer who created and published Ehdrigohr: The Roleplaying Game, which he is running at ValorCon! He is also faculty and instructor at DePaul CDM (College of Computing and Digital Media) for Game Development and Interactive Media at the School of Design.


Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

The Strange: The Hum
Limited Capacity seats available

You’re a badge-carrying operative of The Estate, a secret organization that protects Earth from dangers beyond the comprehension of the general public. You are privy to the secret that beyond our world lies another level of reality called the Strange that hosts small, isolated worlds, called recursions, many of which are based on fiction originating on Earth. You’ve been touched by the Strange yourself and have gained enhanced and peculiar abilities. You work with the Estate to monitor activity on Earth that originates in alternate recursions and, generally speaking, puts a stop to it for the planet’s safety.
Your Mission: You and your team were assigned a new mission: to investigate the so-called “Denver Hum.” The Hum is a strange noise that only a small fraction of people can hear, and which no one is normally able to trace to a source. Recently, the number of people hearing the Hum around Denver, Colorado, skyrocketed. With these additional data, the Estate was able to pinpoint its source as somewhere on or near the grounds of a hotel called theGrand Bavarian. You've just checked in and your goal is to explore the hotel, find the source of the Hum, and eliminate it. All ages (although it can be a little scary.)

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Darcy Ross

Darcy Ross

Darcy L. Ross is by day an Enthusiastic Biologist who Creates Molluscan Monsters, and by night an Effervescent Gamemaster who Loves the Cypher System. She is known for GMing the Numenaaaaara episode on the One Shot RPG podcast, and co-hosts a Cypher System discussion podcast called Cypher Speak with Troy Pichelman.

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

D&D 5th Edition: Flight of the Phoenix
Limited Capacity seats available

The king of a small and prosperous realm has put out a desperate plea for help. He offers extreme riches for any who can help him. As a member of the Steel Dragon mercenary group, you answer the call. But, all is not as it appears in the small utopian kingdom... Ages 16+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:00pm

Mortal Kombat XL Tournament 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Mortal Kombat XL competitive tournament Double Elimination, Best 2/3 Matches, Finals Best 3/5 Matches.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:00pm

Street Fighter V Tournament 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Street Fighter V competitive tournament. Double Elimination, Best 2/3 Matches, Finals Best 3/5 Matches. Just sign up at the Electronic Gaming Arena during the tournament to compete!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:30pm

Friendship, Romance, & Sexuality in Video Games
This panel will examine the spectrum of player-nonplayer interactions in video games (think Call of Duty at one end and the Japanese relationship-only Otome games at the other, with Mass Effect in the middle somewhere.) What does it mean to roleplay, and what parts of the spectrum might see increased interest and development in the coming years? Will player demand for advanced interaction with NPCs continue to carry us into new AAA territory?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Aaron Amendola

Aaron Amendola

Producer/Grey Warden, VStheUNIVERSE
Aaron is a Writer/Producer for VStheUNIVERSE, a group of writers, actors, and producers who embrace their inner geek and showcase it in their art. Aaron created & hosts Chicago's premier geek variety show, The Geek Show, which enjoys a run at Stage773. In addition to that, Aaron serves as a Producer/Host on the comics-to-film discussion podcast Panels On Channels, and as a Producer/Host on The Co-Operatives, where he and his girlfriend discuss... Read More →

Speakers & Performers

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

4:30pm

Dead of Winter
Limited Capacity seats available

Run by Bonus Round Game Café: Dead of Winter puts 2-5 players in a small, weakened colony of survivors in a world where most of humanity is either dead or diseased, flesh-craving monsters. Each player leads a faction of survivors with dozens of different characters in the game. Dead of Winter is a meta-cooperative psychological survival game. This means players are working together toward one common victory condition - but for each individual player to achieve victory, he must also complete his personal secret objective. Ages 13+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

4:30pm

Fury Of Dracula
Limited Capacity full

Run by Bonus Round Game Café: Fury of Dracula is a board game of deduction and gothic horror based on Bram Stoker's classic novel. One player takes control of the legendary Count Dracula as he stealthily crosses Victorian-era Europe, spreading his diabolical vampirism everywhere he goes. Up to four other players govern Mina Harker and her determined companions as they try to locate and destroy the fiendish Count before he plunges Europe into horrific darkness. Ages 13+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 4:30pm - 7:30pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Luck N Logic: Learn to Play
Never played YuGiOh, or need some pointers? Step over to the Collectable Card Game area and let the staff show you how to play. No purchase necessary. YuGiOh is a Japanese collectible card game developed and published by Konami where players battle with played with monsters, spells, and traps.

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering Tournament Round 5
Spectators welcome. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the FireSide Gathering area outside the main Electronic Gaming area on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

OverWatch Tournament 1 Xbox One Round 5
Winners A vs B Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

League of Legends Tournament Round 5
Winners A vs B Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:00pm

Dark Tower World Championship: Round 1 Wave 2
Limited Capacity seats available

The World’s Only Dark Tower Tournament!

To enter, add one (just one) of the Round 1 sessions to your personal ValorCon "sched". This is the Round 1 session for Saturday. You can also choose to enter on Friday or Sunday. (Instructions for Sched will be sent to you once you buy your ValorCon Ticket.

You probably either have no idea what we’re talking about, or you’re amazed we’re having this tournament. In 1981, Dark Tower was released to the public by Milton Bradley. It was the world’s first electronic board game, and it was both beautiful and a lot of fun to play. Unfortunately, it was also partially stolen from a pair of game creators who showed a similarly-structured game to Milton Bradley the previous year. There’s a lot of background surrounding the whole affair, but the practical effect was that this excellent game was only produced for a few years. Working complete copies have been getting quite rare over the past decade, but ValorCon has procured four of them, and for the second time in history, YOU can enter a tournament to see who will be the World Champion! This session is your second of three opportunities to enter (the others being Friday at 7PM and Sunday at 10AM. Winners of the three "Round 1" sessions are entitled to enter Round 2 on Sunday at Noon. The final four competitors will face off in Round 3 on Sunday at 2PM.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Pokemon: Constructed Deck Tournament 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Jason Long from Snap Keep Games in McHenry and Bryan Jerger from Gamers World at Water Tower Place will run our Tournaments in the Collectable Card Game area, in the southern end of Tabletop Gaming. (The Tabletop Check-In Desk can point you in the right direction.) To join the tournament, add this session to your personal ValorCon "sched", and show up at least 10 minutes before the tournament begins. Entry fee is $5, which you must pay at the CCG area (where the tournament is). Seats are limited, so add the session to your sched soon!


Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Perfect Crime
Limited Capacity seats available

A PLAYTEST RUN BY THE GAME'S CREATOR! Perfect Crime is a tabletop role-playing murder mystery game, inspired by franchises like Danganronpa, Phoenix Wright, and Clue. During a bizarre dinner party, a collection of guests with amazing talents are trapped in a luxurious mansion by a mysterious mastermind. The only way to escape the mansion: kill a fellow guest, and make it out of the investigation and trial that follow without getting caught. If you're discovered, however, you pay the ultimate price: execution. Play as multiple characters simultaneously, each of which will have a shot at either being a killer or a victim. Will you be the one that commits... the PERFECT CRIME?

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

5:00pm

Super Smash Brothers Doubles Tournament
Join the Super Smash Brothers Doubles Tournament and fight to the top! Two versus two, grab a teammate or friend!

Moderators & Game Runners
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iCon

Chicagoland Volunteer Organization, Super Smash Bros
iCon is a group of friends and coworkers traveling from con to con so that you don't have to! Our goal is to bring a virtual experience to you that is so good, you won't even feel bad about missing the physical con. By the end, we want you to feel like you know us, like you've experienced the con with us, and like you want to follow us more on our journey! Stick around, watch us grow, join the community! | | Contact us: | Ron Hernandez... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:30pm

VStheUNIVERSE Live Panels on Channels Podcast
For this VERY SPECIAL EPISODE of Panels On Channels, the crew will be joined by Caffeinated Comics to discuss a movie so terrible that they had to share it with a public audience. 2000's Dungeons & Dragons from New Line Cinema! Terrible acting? CHECK. A surplus of dungeons? CHECK. Non-sensical plot points, character motivations, and heinous looking CG? TRIPLE CHECK. 

If you haven't seen the movie, images and clips will be provided for you. You have been warned.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Aaron Amendola

Aaron Amendola

Producer/Grey Warden, VStheUNIVERSE
Aaron is a Writer/Producer for VStheUNIVERSE, a group of writers, actors, and producers who embrace their inner geek and showcase it in their art. Aaron created & hosts Chicago's premier geek variety show, The Geek Show, which enjoys a run at Stage773. In addition to that, Aaron serves as a Producer/Host on the comics-to-film discussion podcast Panels On Channels, and as a Producer/Host on The Co-Operatives, where he and his girlfriend discuss... Read More →

Speakers & Performers

Saturday October 1, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

5:30pm

Orleans
Limited Capacity seats available

During the medieval goings-on around Orléans, you must assemble a following of farmers, merchants, knights, monks, etc. to gain supremacy through trade, construction and science in medieval France.

In the city of Orléans and the area of the Loire, you can take trade trips to other cities to acquire coveted goods and build trading posts. You need followers and their abilities to expand your dominance by putting them to work as traders, builders, and scientists. Knights expand your scope of action and secure your mercantile expeditions. Craftsmen build trading stations and tools to facilitate work. Scholars make progress in science, and last but not least it cannot hurt to get active in monasteries since with monks on your side you are much less likely to fall prey to fate.

In Orléans, you will always want to take more actions than possible, and there are many paths to victory. The challenge is to combine all elements as best as possible with regard to your strategy.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Dan Leroy

Dan Leroy

Dan is a local board gamer, podcaster, and guy with a day job. | | This year he set out to learn a 100 new games and is here to share just a few of the best that he came across.


Saturday October 1, 2016 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering Tournament Round 6
Spectators welcome. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the FireSide Gathering area outside the main Electronic Gaming area on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

OverWatch Tournament 1 Xbox One Round 6
Losers A vs C Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

League of Legends Tournament Round 6
Losers A vs C Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:00pm

Giga-Robo
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! Giga-Robo is the card-driven miniatures game of anime giant robot combat! Fight to the finish using custom-built hands of cards, combining powerful attacks, clever tactics, and epic finishing moves. Take command of one of four unique robots, pair it with your favorite pilot, and smash your opponents across a fully destructible city.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:00pm

Werewolf

(Possibly two sessions)

Werewolf takes place in a small village which is haunted by werewolves.

Each player is secretly assigned a role - Werewolf, Villager, or Seer (a special Villager). There is also a Moderator who controls the flow of the game.

The game alternates between night and day phases. At night, the Werewolves secretly choose a Villager to kill. Also, the Seer (if still alive) asks whether another player is a Werewolf or not. During the day, the Villager who was killed is revealed and is out of the game. The remaining Villagers then vote on the player they suspect is a Werewolf. That player reveals his/her role and is out of the game.

Werewolves win when there are an equal number of Villagers and Werewolves. Villagers win when they have killed all Werewolves. Werewolf is a social game that requires no equipment to play, and can accommodate almost any large group of players.


Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:00pm

On Mighty Thews
Limited Capacity seats available

A fantasy RPG of pulp adventure using extremely simple and easy to learn rules. Gamemaster and players all contribute to entirely improvising the characters, game world, and adventure starting from a blank sheet of paper. Ages Teen+

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Samuel Crider

Samuel Crider

Samuel started running RPGs with AD&D in 1976. I love running a lot of different kinds of games, especially ones with lots of player contribution to shaping the adventure and the world we make up together.


Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:00pm

Dog Sled Saga
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! As a rookie musher, foster a dogsledding team whose skills will grow if they're treated right. Week by week, get to know your dogs' unique traits, and carve your story into the trails of the Mount St. Something region.


Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Jessica
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! Navigate a marble through trippy 3D environments.

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Telepath Tactics
LOCAL GAME PRESENTED BY THE CREATOR! Telepath Tactics is a turn-based strategy RPG set in the steampunk universe of Telepath RPG. It features gorgeous pixel art, destructible battlefields, environmental hazards you can shove enemies into, the ability to build bridges and barricades, and a ruleset that adopts best practices from such classic series as Final Fantasy Tactics and Disgaea.

Play through a Fire Emblem style single player campaign, play matches in 2-to-6 player local multiplayer, or use a robust map editor to build your own battles and campaigns.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

6:00pm

Steve Jackson Games: Munchin Tournament
Limited Capacity seats available

Come down an join us for the first ever official Valor Con Munchkin Tournament. Veterans and newbies are welcome. There will be a brief demo/explenation on how to play starting at 5:30. There will be prizes to be won and ever participant will receive a small prize for participation.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:00pm

Medieval Games - Learn And Play All Day SAT!
Run by the Barony of Ayerton (a local division of the Society for Creative Anachronism, or SCA): Gaming is as old as Humanity, and today's games have ancestors of their own. Step back in time and learn to play some of the most popular games from the middle ages: Courier Chess (a chess variant on a 8x12 board), the still popular Chinese/Japanese game Go, Goose (similar to Chutes & Ladders), a simple "put & take" type game called Gluckhaus, Tarot (a trick-taking game using a tarot deck), Hnaetafl ("viking chess"), 4-way chess called Chess of the Four Seasons, and Astrological Tables, which is essentially 7-player backgammon. All ages.

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:30pm

CodeNames
Limited Capacity seats available

Two rival spymasters know the secret identities of 25 agents. Their teammates know the agents only by their CODENAMES.

In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team. And everyone wants to avoid the assassin.

Codenames: Win or lose, it's fun to figure out the clues.


Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

6:30pm

Chicago: The (W)Indie City for Games

Chicago: beneath the well-kept, shiny veneer of city life lives a darkness...a corruption...of GAMES. Follow us on a journey into the seediest of Chicago’s various, seedy underbellies; learn about Chicago’s game communities from various sketchy individuals allegedly involved in them; and perhaps even be drawn in yourself!!! [in the distance, you hear a high-pitched scream]


Moderators & Game Runners
HM

Heather M Decker

Lead Producer, Zynga
Heather is a Lead Producer at Zynga in Chicago where she manages the development of games for Facebook and mobile, helps coordinate studio involvement with Women at Zynga and Zynga.org, and drinks a lot of tea. She proudly serves her local game development community as Chair of the Chicago Chapter of the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), in addition to volunteering and collaborating with awesome game groups both within the Windy... Read More →

Speakers & Performers
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →
avatar for Ross Hersemann

Ross Hersemann

Founder, Loading Law
Ross is an attorney, author, and avid gamer. He received his J.D. and LL.M. in intellectual property from the John Marshall Law School. Ross is the founding partner of Loading Law, a Chicago-based video game law firm, and the organizer of the annual Chicago Video Game Law Summit. His first book on video game law will be published in early 2017. Ross also serves as Board President of the VGA Gallery, Board Member of IGDA-Chicago, and Chair of... Read More →
KH

Keisha Howard

Founder, Sugar Gamers
Keisha is the founder of The BlazeBreakers, a small boutique marketing agency, and The Sugar Gamers, a passionate organization of trendsetters who are on a mission to make the worlds of tech, geek culture, and gaming accessible to like-minded women and other underserved demographics. 
avatar for Sarah Sexton

Sarah Sexton

Microsoft
Sarah Sexton is a dedicated advocate for technology, committed to highlighting strengths and seeing more women and minorities get involved in video game development. She is a co-founder of Voxelles, a group for women developers in Chicago. She is most passionate about diversity, inclusion, and communicating clearly. Her responsibilities at Microsoft include speaking to user groups, writing code, blogging and tweeting about Microsoft services, and... Read More →


Saturday October 1, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering Tournament Round 7
Spectators welcome. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the FireSide Gathering area outside the main Electronic Gaming area on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

OverWatch Tournament 1 Xbox One Round 7
Winners C vs D Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

League of Legends Tournament Round 7
Winners C vs D Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:00pm

Luck N Logic: Constructed Deck Tournament 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Jason Long from Snap Keep Games in McHenry and Bryan Jerger from Gamers World at Water Tower Place will run our Tournaments in the Collectable Card Game area, in the southern end of Tabletop Gaming. (The Tabletop Check-In Desk can point you in the right direction.) To join the tournament, add this session to your personal ValorCon "sched", and show up at least 10 minutes before the tournament begins. Entry fee is $5, which you must pay at the CCG area (where the tournament is). Seats are limited, so add the session to your sched soon!

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:00pm

Numenera: Coruscating Cacophony
Limited Capacity full

Stories of a fortress in the Beyond tell bright lights that flash through its halls and windows like the screams of a dying star. Will you brave those haunted halls and return with the truth?

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:30pm

Mysterium
Limited Capacity seats available

Run by Bonus Round Game Café: A horrible crime has been committed on the grounds of Warwick Manor and it's up to the psychic investigators to get to the bottom of it. In Mysterium, one player takes on the role of the ghost and over the course of a week, tries to lead the investigators to their culprit. Ages 10+

Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

7:30pm

Zombies : An Academic Discussion
Academics from local colleges and universities turn their massive brains toward the examination of the zombie phenomenon. Or maybe zombies will examine their massive brains with their teeth - we forget which…

Moderators & Game Runners
Speakers & Performers
avatar for Dr. Paul Booth

Dr. Paul Booth

Dr. Booth is an Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies/Communication Technology in the College of Communication of DePaul University.
avatar for Brendan Riley

Brendan Riley

Dr. Riley is the Coordinator of Professional Writing and an Associate Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago. He is also Executive Director of Operations for the Popular Culture Association (pcaaca.org).


Saturday October 1, 2016 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

7:30pm

Two Rooms and a Boom
Limited Capacity seats available

Two Rooms and a Boom is a social deduction game with secret roles. Two teams try to either keep the president safe or make sure he ends up in the same room as the dastardly bomber! As the rounds progress more roles will be added for more chaos and backstabbing.

Note: if we get more than 10 players, the game may have to move. Stop at the Tabletop Check-in Desk to confirm location.

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

8:00pm

Voices
Limited Capacity full

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! PROTOTYPE! This game is about the voices in the head of a paranoid schizophrenic. Two players take on the role of those voices, vying for control in a card game where inkblots are the only form of expression. Players have a secret goal each round, and must manipulate both cards and opponent to earn enough points to win the game. Ages 10+

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

8:00pm

Voices
Limited Capacity full

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! PROTOTYPE! This game is about the voices in the head of a paranoid schizophrenic. Two players take on the role of those voices, vying for control in a card game where inkblots are the only form of expression. Players have a secret goal each round, and must manipulate both cards and opponent to earn enough points to win the game. Ages 10+

Moderators & Game Runners
Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

8:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering Tournament Round 8
Spectators welcome. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the FireSide Gathering area outside the main Electronic Gaming area on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

OverWatch Tournament 1 Xbox One Round 8
Losers B vs D Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

League of Legends Tournament Round 8
Losers B vs D Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

Star Fox Zero
Walk Up and Play - All Ages - An evil force is marching across the universe and the only thing standing in its way is the Star Fox team. Can this group of ragtag star pilots stop Andross and his plans for galactic domination?

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

8:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

8:00pm

True Messiah
Limited Capacity seats available

RUN BY THE GAME CREATOR! It is the near future; Earth. Years ago, scientists successfully constructed the Belief Engine, a machine that warps reality based on peoples’ strongly held beliefs. The machine was turned on for testing, but it proved too sensitive: widespread belief in the depravity of man and fears of social collapse suddenly took on the full force of objective fact, and science skepticism rendered the Engine’s creators helpless to intervene. Without resort to a shared external reality, civilization crumbled like a sand castle in the tide.

From the ruins have now arisen cults led by charismatic, messianic figures possessed of seemingly divine powers derived from the still-functioning Engine. You are one such a figure—the true one, the Messiah. It is God’s will that you build temples and marshal followers, then mold their beliefs to perform miracles and destroy your rivals. They’ll be doing the same, but don’t worry–God is on your side…

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Craig Stern

Craig Stern

Managing Member, Lead Developer, Supreme Master, Sinister Design
Craig Stern is the founder and sole member of Sinister Design, the indie game development studio behind such RPGs and strategy games as Telepath Tactics and True Messiah. Craig also runs the local game developer meetup Indie City Games, as well as the website IndieRPGs.com.


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

8:00pm

Saturday Night After Party at Headquarters Beercade River North

Ages 21+

Geeky Gatherings Presents:

The Official ValorCon after party at Headquarters Beercade River North!

Free entry!

Can't make it to Valor Con itself? Come out to the official after party to see what it's all about. Then go next year by winning a pass in the raffle!

Coming from Valor Con? Show your Valor Con badge / ticket at the bar and get one free entry into the raffle and get a free shot!

Date: October 1st, 8 pm - 10:30 pm

Location: Headquarters River North

What:
- Board Game Play Testing
- Arcade Games
- Libations
- DJ
- Dancing
- Raffle / Giveaways
- Costume Contest

Come on out, enjoy a night of playing board games created by amazing Chicago developers, and drink! We will have raffles for great prizes and have an awesome costume contest! Wear your most accurate or creative costume for a chance to win 2 passes to next year's Valor Con! As always, there is amazing arcade games and music at Headquarters. So throw on your best video game / board game cosplay and let's party!

Board Games Showcase:

Ironrise Games:
- Ironrise - A highly thematic story based game where players take either a villain or a hero, and both sides attempt to overcome challenges on a path to victory. Challenges are played against the other team, and the core mechanic centers around adverse card play (done secretly).

The Nerdologues:
- Fisticuffs - A free-for-brawl fighting card game for four to six players where they engage in head-to-head (-to-head-to-head) constant combat until the frenzy peaks and one player emerges victorious.
- Unnamed games in super beta! Check them out in their REALLY early stages!

Cards Against Humanity
- Decks will be on tables around the bar for casual enjoyment.

Orange Machine Games
- Abandon Planet - is the new smarty party game from Don Eskridge, creator of The Resistance and Avalon. It's about escaping the meteor apocalypse, and using your friends and enemies in the best and worst ways to do it.

- The Resistance - A party game of social deduction inspired by Mafia/Werewolf, yet it is unique in its core mechanics, which increase the resources for informed decisions, intensify player interaction, and eliminate player elimination.

. . . and more to be announced.

Raffle / Giveaway / Costume Contest Prizes:

Costume Contest (Get creative!):

1st place - 2 passes to ValorCon 2017
2nd place - A $25 gift card to Headquarters Beercade
3rd place - A copy of the board game Fisticuffs

Raffle Prizes:

2 passes to Valor con 2017
A copy of the board game The Resistance
Cards Against Humanity packs
3 $25 Headquarters gift cards
. . .and more to be announced!


Moderators & Game Runners
GG

Geeky Gatherings

Geeky Gatherings creates the best events in time and space! We provide event planning services to create exciting and unique theme events by channeling our client’s passions. It is important to us to have a friendly, open, and non-judgmental atmosphere. We welcome any and all nerdy and geeky passions to celebrate.


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Headquarters Beercade River North 213 W Institute Place, Chicago IL

8:00pm

Resistance
Limited Capacity seats available

The Empire must fall. Our mission must succeed. By destroying their key bases, we will shatter Imperial strength and liberate our people. Yet spies have infiltrated our ranks, ready for sabotage. We must unmask them. In five nights we reshape destiny or die trying. We are the Resistance!

The Resistance is a party game of social deduction. It is designed for five to ten players, lasts about 30 minutes, and has no player elimination. The Resistance is inspired by Mafia/Werewolf, yet it is unique in its core mechanics, which increase the resources for informed decisions, intensify player interaction, and eliminate player elimination.


Moderators & Game Runners

Saturday October 1, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Tabletop Gaming (9th Floor) 111 N. State St

8:30pm

OneShot Performs Live Giant Dread
Dread is a horror game that uses a Jenga tower instead of dice to determine success. If the tower falls you die. Join the cast of the OneShot podcast as they navigate treacherous waters with crew of improv artists who will try (in vain) to avoid meeting horrible ends.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for James D'Amato

James D'Amato

James is the Co-creator of the ONE SHOT Podcast (oneshotpodcast.com), a comedian, and writer.


Saturday October 1, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Track Room located in the Culinary Studio (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Just Dance 2016
Get ready for amazing visuals and awesome dance moves that will ignite the dance floor. Bring your friends and party like it's 1999…..again.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

HearthStone Fireside Gathering Tournament Final Round
Spectators welcome. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the FireSide Gathering area outside the main Electronic Gaming area on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

OverWatch Tournament 1 Xbox One Final Match
Final Match Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

League of Legends Tournament Final Match
Final Match Spectators welcome - limited seating avilable. To sign up for the tournament please add the 11AM "Check In and Team Draft" session to your schedule, and go to the Electronic Gaming Arena on the 7th floor at 11AM.

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Mario Kart 8
The 24-year old Kart game that inlcludes Mario and friends has finally made it to HD!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm

Rocket League
Walk up and Open Play - Soccer meets driving in this physics-based arena-style soccer match. Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars!

Moderators & Game Runners
avatar for Kevin Fair

Kevin Fair

Founder, I Play Games
I Play Games! was founded in 2009 by experienced video game promoter, and tournament organizer Kevin Fair.  Playing video games at home with friends and family was a favorite hobby for Kevin, and so bringing the joy of video game entertainment to greater video game community was a natural fit.Since 2009 I Play Games! has branched out into to several different areas growing their brand and presence in the video gaming community, with... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Electronic Gaming (7th Floor) 111 North State St

9:00pm