SIMCON 44

Fantasy Adventure

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Convention Dates

Friday, March 17th6 pm to 12 am
Saturday, March 18th10 am to 12 am
Sunday, March 19th10 am to 10 pm

Directions

SIMCON 44 will be held in the Frederick Douglass Commons building on the University of Rochester campus. You can also click on a point on the map linked here to find parking.

The SIMCON Registration Desk will be on the second floor outside the Douglass Ballroom. To get to the registration desk from Library Lot walk to the right of the library passed the first set of doors under the blue awning, then turn right before the stairs.

Parking in Library Lot and Intercampus Lot will be free all weekend beginning after 7:00 PM on Friday.  For guests arriving before 7:00 PM, talk to the gate kiosk at the entrance to campus and ask for a single day parking pass.

Ticket Pricing

BADGE TYPEPRICE
University of Rochester StudentFree
Weekend Pass$10
Preregistered Weekend Pass$6
Day Pass$5

We can only accept cash at this time. For Non-UR student group rates please contact simulation.gaming.convention@gmail.com

Merchandise pricing

TBD

Get Involved!

Do you want to vend, run events or just help out?

SIMCON is proud to offer a wide variety of vendors to appeal to a broad audience so whether you’re a game store, a crafter, or something completely different, we’d love to have you! We also strive to help people who are attempting to break into becoming a convention vendor, so even if you’ve never had a table at a convention, contact us and we’ll get you set up.

We give many clubs, businesses and individuals a platform to express their nerdy selves every year. Preference for events is given to events related to our fantasy/adventure theme and RPGs explicitly designed for/open to beginner players. Please include any specifics of your events that may not be intuitive in your event description.

Our convention would not be possible without the help of all of our student volunteers. If you’re interested in helping us run SIMCON this year please fill out the form below. Even if your only available for a few hours please feel free to fill out the form.

SIMCON is the longest-running gaming convention in Western New York State! Proudly student-run by the University of Rochester Simulation Gaming Association. We’re an annual gaming convention held at the University of Rochester. Our goal is to provide a weekend-long opportunity for gamers of all genres: board gaming, war gaming, tabletop role-playing, collectible card gaming, miniature gaming, etc., to get together and enjoy their hobbies. SIMCON features local vendors as well as special guests from all over.  We hope to see you there!

The dates for SIMCON 44 are Friday, March 17th through Sunday, March 19th, 2023.

For questions regarding SIMCON, event registration, vendors, or anything else please contact us at simulation.gaming.convention@gmail.com

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The SIMCON Dragon was designed by Maren Cooke.

FAQ

Q: Is parking free?
A: Parking in campus parking lots is free after 7:00 pm on Friday and will be free for the rest of the weekend. Before 7:00 pm on Friday, attendees may need to obtain campus parking information from the traffic kiosk on Wilson Blvd., or risk parking illegally on campus.

Q: Do you accept credit cards?
A: Unfortunately, no.  We can only accept cash. There are ATMs nearby on campus if you need cash. Some vendors do accept card, especially the game stores.

Q: Is re-entry allowed?
A: Yep! When you register at the desk we will take your name down. Just let us know your name during re-entry.

Q: Is there a minimum age you have to be to participate in SIMCON?
A: We welcome gamers of all ages!  In fact, children under the age of 10 can enter the convention for free. However, we do ask that minors are accompanied by an adult at all times, and that any content warnings and age restrictions on our programming are respected.

Q: Will there be food at SIMCON?
A: While SIMCON will not directly be selling food, there are several places to find food during the weekend. The Wilson Commons adjacent to Douglass building sells takeout-style food during the weekend, and there is also a dining center on the 1st floor of Douglass (Only open till 8PM on Friday and closed during the weekend), both of which accept both cash and credit cards. In addition, if you have not had the chance to see the greater city of Rochester, we highly reccomend checking out some dining options in the surrounding area.

Q: Can I buy out ad space in the SIMCON booklet?
A: Absolutely!  Contact us at simulation.gaming.convention@gmail.com for more information.

Q: I represent another convention.  Can I come to SIMCON to advertise?
A: Please do!  SIMCON will provide you with a table and chair to help you promote your convention.  Get in touch with us at simulation.gaming.convention@gmail.com to let us know you’re coming.

Q: Is cosplaying allowed at SIMCON?
A: Yes!  In fact we encourage it, and there will be a cosplay contest during the convention. However, we do ask that you avoid extreme gore, graphic imagery or sexual content, as this is a family friendly convention, and that you leave any weapons at home, for safety.