Dubbed WACON, the convention will be held at the Waco Convention Center from September 27 through the 29 and is being sponsored by The Game Closet.
Attendees can register to participate in up to four events for free, and can participate in unlimited events with the purchase of a pass, though some events require a registration fee. A Friday pass will be $15, passes for Saturday and Sunday are $20 per day, a Saturday and Sunday combo pass will be $35 and a full weekend pass will cost $40.
Gaming tournaments include miniatures, board games, card games, role playing games, and more. Open gaming will be encouraged around the building and attendees can rent various games for free. A full schedule of events can be found here.
Aside from the gaming, there will also be several other events to take part in, including:
Reaper Miniatures Paint & Take: Sit down, learn to paint a miniature and take it with you.
Silent Charity Auction: We have tons of companies donating products. Proceeds from this event will benefit the local Caritas food bank.
Magic the Gathering: Booster Draft events - $15
Win-a-Box Constructed deck events for Yu-Gi-Oh, Cardfight Vanguard, and Magic: the Gathering.
Disc Golf Putting Challenge: Attendees can try making putts for prizes.
The convention has also lined up four speakers with the potential to add more. Those speakers include:
Andrew Hackard - Game Designer and Munchkin Master
Andrew has worked on a variety of game products. He's heavily involved with the day-to-day production of Munchkin from Steve Jackson Games. He's also been seen on the Tableop series on Youtube. He's also done work on Chez Geek and GURPS. He's quite an awesome guy and he's living the dream of gamers everywhere.
Sam de la Rosa - Comic Artists and Inker
Sam has been inker and finishing comics since 1982. He's worked on tons of projects from Predator to Star Trek to Spider-Man. He's worked for all the big names includes DC, Dark Horse, and Marvel. He currently does commission art, pencils, inks, and re-creations on request. You can find out more about Sam at www.samdelarosa.com
Bryan Stiltz (ReaperBryan) and his wife Shannon will be available to chat about all things Reaper and give some instruction on painting. They'll be manning the Reaper Bones Paint 'n Take station during the convention. Bryan is the face of Reaper and you can find him on Twitter @ReaperBryan.
Ari Marmell aka Mouseferatu - Freelance fiction writer (primarily for Wizards of the Coast) and novelist. Ari has worked on Dungeons & Dragons 3rd & 4th editions, Vampire the Masquerade as well as many many others. View more about Ari at his website: mouseferatu.com
Merchandise dealers will also be in attendance, including:
White Lion Games -whiteliongames.com
Gunslinger Games -facebook.com/gunslinger.games
Arcane Wonders -arcanewonders.com
Steve Jackson Games -sjgames.com
Dreamscarred Press -dreamscarredpress.com.com
Reaper Miniatures -reapermini.com
Dice Pouch - dicepouch.com
Custom Dice Bags - customdicebags.com
The Game Closet -thegamecloset.com
Art by Galen - local artist (fantasy art, MTG altered art cards)
DFW Nerd Night -DFWnerdnight.org
Those interested in registering for the event can do so at warhorn.net/wacon-2013/.
Get more details about the event at www.wacogamecon.com/.