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    Badge rates and Registration

    You may have noticed badge rates were adjusted slightly. We will not be lifting the “at the door” rate for walk-up badges. The badges prices listed now are the holding price from now on. Game Ticket Registration Registration is opening July 4th. If you want a seat in one of our VIP games, or have specific games you want to join in on the game schedule, it’s first come – first served. At this time there are 70-100 events and games happening this year. This is not counting open gaming and other special events. If you want to be guaranteed a seat at the game tables, sign up for them…

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    What is a Gaming Con? What is AppleCon?

    I’ve been fielding some questions and comments lately and it’s clear that there is a little confusion about how AppleCon works. If I may, I’d like to explain here to help out the locals in town, and new visitors understand what a Game con is and does (if they’ve not been to one before).   A game convention (of our sort) gathers together gamers (mostly tabletop variety) to play their games of choice in a fun atmosphere. We are a convention, so there is also access to special guests and members of the industry. Writers, artists, game designers, and others that work in the field. So there are a few…

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    Eye of the Beholder

    Today I chatted online briefly with Brian Stillman Director of photography of Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons. Brian handed me a pre-release copy of the film while we were in line for badges at Gary Con XI in March. I watched the documentary and found it strikingly inspirational. I also knew we had a big screen at the Cornish Inn at our disposal. We briefly discussed screening the film in line and confirmed with his team today that we indeed have permission to do so. AppleCon will have a screening of Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons September 20th at 4:00 PM…

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    Noura Ibrahim Joins AppleCon!

    Noura Ibrahim is an actor/ singer/ writer and the Co-Founder and Producer of the WotC partnered 7th House Studios- a new Hollywood livestream studio focused on improving lives through gaming. She is currently cast as Jahan, the world leader of the Resistance in Niantic’s (Pokemon Go!) 2019 reboot of Ingress, a globally played ARG mobile video game and serves as a consultant for the ever evolving RPG. This spring you can find her playing Ib on Geek and Sundry’s Vampire The Masquerade: LA by Night and on 7th House’s D&D flagship stream, The Dragon Coast Survivor’s Guide. Noura earned her blackbelt is Kuk Sool Won as well as studied archery and horseback riding in Jeju-do, South…

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    Tim Kask Joins Apple Con

    It is with great honor and excitement the we announce our newest guest of honor – Tim Kask! Tim was the first employee of TSR (Gary Gygax’s company that created Dungeons & Dragons). He was an editor and game developer for TSR and worked on many of the original books in OD&D and AD&D. Tim was the editor in chief of Dragon Magazine for it’s first 33 issues. Thank you Tim for making time in your schedule to join us at Apple Con this September. Within the next week or so we will get Tim’s bio up on the guest list and add some more details. What a great way…

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    AppleCon Update

    Instead of creating a long drawn out post with text no one wants to read about what’s happening with AppleCon, I decided to pop up a quick stream and cover as many bases as possible. There are MANY moving parts to putting together a ocnvention, and here are a few of them.  

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    The Date is SET!

    AppleCon Maine has an official date! September 20-22 (The weekend preceding AppleFest). The tentative schedule of events can be found HERE. We are working diligently on sponsorship and ad rates, merchandise, art and more. The community has really come together to welcome AppleCon and we look forward to some great tournaments, games, and events for 2019 and many years to come. Event submission, registration, and more is also in the works and will take some time to iron out all the details.

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    Gaming, Events, and more

    Games and Streams Today I spent some time at the Dungeon Tower Game Store in North Conway NH. While there we tried out a number of settings and discussed live streaming advantages of Twitch, Facebook, Youtube, and others. I might need a more professional take on our position of livestreaming the event and games. New Gamers We met some folks who were very excited about AppleCon and ready to sign up! It has been great to make so many new friends so fast. They have a young Dungeon Master in their house who wants to arrange games for younger players. Perhaps introduce some new players, and certainly make some new…

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    Finding venues and more

    Venue Today I visited The Inn at Cornish and had a tour of the venue and the inn. It is the PERFECT venue for AppleCon Maine, the only question is if it can fit into our budget. The year-one budget is always a mystery and remarkably tight, but the Inn has everything we want. Space, accessibility, location, and amenities. We are waiting for the inn to put together a package quote for us, we are determined to make it work.       In Other News The lovely Ms. Diamond DeVille has agreed to join us at Apple Con 2019! She is well known around New England as a burlesque…

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