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Next Up… The Gauntlet!

The Gauntlet is a four day Wargame (minis & hex) conference, held over Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend from January 14-17, 2022 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel.

The Gauntlet is presented by the folks that organize the Pacificon Game Expo each Labor Day Weekend and Pie Are Squared Events.

HOTEL/VENUE:
Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
The Gauntlet has a limited number of rooms reserved at $139/night.
Use this link to make your reservations for The Gauntlet. 

REGISTRATION:
The Gauntlet Weekend Pass – $80
The Gauntlet Silver Weekend Pass – $100
(weekend pass plus t-shirt)
The Gauntlet One Day Pass – $45
To purchase tickets, follow this link. 
(Refund Policy: All refunds will incur a $5 service charge. No refunds after Dec 14, 2021.)

Covid Protocols:
The policy for attending this convention will be that all participants will be required to provide proof of current covid vaccination and masks will be required.  (As this is a social event, there are no exceptions.)

VENDORS:
We have vendor space available for $200 for three days. (Friday is a setup day.) If you are interested please contact us at gauntlet.vendors@gmail.com

FLEA MARKET:
Flea Markets will be organized for Saturday and Sunday January 15 & 16 at 10pm. Tables are available for purchase to Gauntlet Weekend Pass and Staff and Volunteers only.
Table cost will be $30 for Saturday, $25 for Sunday. It will be billed by separate invoice if you don’t purchase it with your weekend pass. These are sold on a first come, first served basis. There are no refunds on flea market table purchases.

The Official Gauntlet Commemorative T-Shirt:
T-shirts are available for $25, a bit more for larger sizes. You can purchase a Silver Weekend pass and save $5 from the cost. t-shirt orders must be made by December 14, 2021. There are no refunds on t-shirt purchases.

EVENTS:
Any paid and badged attendee of The Gauntlet may submit a game to be run at the show. Event Submission is now live!! Follow this link to submit a game or two or more.
Those who submit games can qualify for a $40 certificate good in the vendor hall by qualifying for the GM Reward Program.
Current events submitted and approved can be found at the following link. Games will be coming in throughout the next month, so check back every couple of days as we update. https://gauntlet.conreg.net/reg/Events.asp

GM Rewards:
We are offering two levels of GM Rewards:

Level one requirement: Submit by the November 15 deadline, a minimum of 8 hours of games, any combination of games adding up to at least 8 hours, not including setup, that is scheduled and run, and you will qualify for either a $40 MondoBucks vendor hall certificate, a $40 reimbursement via Paypal, or $40 towards your Pacificon 2022 pass.

Level two requirement: Submit by the November 15 deadline, a minimum of 8 hours of games, any combination of games adding up to at least 8 hours, not including setup, that is scheduled and run, as well as hosting at least 48 player hours, and you will qualify for either a $40 MondoBucks vendor hall certificate plus either a $40 reimbursement via Paypal, or $40 towards your Pacificon 2022 pass.

Player Hours are the total of non-GM players hours (actual number of non-GM players times the number of actual game play hours).

We are accepting game submissions for any attendee up through December 10, 2021.

Hours of Operation:
Registration: Fri 5pm – 9pm, Sat 8am – 6pm, Sun 8am – 6pm, Mon 8am – Noon
Vendors: Sat 9am – 5pm, Sun 9am – 5pm, Mon 9am – Noon
War Game Boot Camp: To be announced.
Flea Markets: Sat 10pm, Sun 10pm

The Gauntlet 2021 Staff:
Program Commanders:
Mike O’Brien – Miniatures, Mark Ruggiero – Wargames, David Howard – Tournaments/Administration
War Game Boot Camp:
Karl Kreder, Tim Porter
Administration Team:
Jeffrey DeCamp – Registration, Gabriel Mondo – Vendors/Marketing, Craig Kamikawa – Logistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pacificon Game Expo 42, Life, the Universe, and Gaming

Yes people, the weekend of September 3-6 will hail the return of one of the SF Bay Area’s premiere regional gaming events from the pandemic fog of war. 
Our venue for this year is the San Mateo Marriott Hotel. 

Events Scheduled:
Here is our current list of scheduled games at Pacificon 2021 this year! (Note, this is no guarantee that the game will actually have enough players, or have it’s time and place changed up to cancellation of the event.)
https://pacificon.conreg.net/reg/Events.asp

PacCon 2021 Covid Care Protocols:

Proof of vaccination is required of every person attending the convention in any capacity. No exceptions. Proof of vaccination can be either, (a) presenting your vaccination card showing that you are two days past your last vaccination, (b) Presenting a picture of your vaccination card showing that you are two days past your last vaccination, (c) providing proof through the CA State vaccination database.
Also, masks are absolutely mandatory at the convention.

Covid Preparations:
If you have a fever or present other symptoms of covid, we ask that you not attend the event. We are working with the hotel to do regular table cleaning and such, per CDC/County recommendations. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be made available.

Questions?

Registration, Hotel, Events conquest.jackie@gmail.com

Vendors, Artist Alley, Flea Market aldo@impressionsadv.net

Weekend Pass: $70, One Day Pass: $45
To buy a pass for the convention fill out this google form, agree to our mask/vax policy, and then purchase! https://forms.gle/KfUWKy4AsYUq1wu56

Your PayPal receipt with your name on it, is your ticket for the show. You will need that, your legal ID, and proof of vaccination (Cal Vax Database, please.)

Friday One Day $45
Saturday One Day $45
Sunday One Day $45
Monday One Day $45
Full Weekend Pass $70

Flea Market Table: Sat or Sun $20 (One table/person. Must be a paid ticket holder. Gaming related material only, please.)
Sat Sept 4 9-11am (8am setup) Link to purchase.
Sun Sept 5 9-11am (8am setup) Link to purchase.

Artist Alley Table: Sat or Sun (1-6pm each day – Setup at Noon) $30
If you are interested in an Artist Alley table, send an inquiry to quipxotic.notions@gmail.com and describe what you will be selling. The vast majority of what you are selling should be made by the artist in attendance.

Hotel Reservations:
Venue – San Mateo Marriott Hotel
Guest Room 1 King – $144/night
Bedroom Suite, 1 King, Sofa bed – $154/night
Guest Room, 2 Queen – $154/night
Rooms and Rates available through Thursday August 19, 2021
Hotel guests get complimentary parking <in/out privs> and comp internet access.
Hotel Link: https://www.marriott.com/events/start.mi?id=1573174386234&key=GRP


Here is our current list of scheduled games at Pacificon 2021 this year! (Note, this is no guarantee that the game will actually have enough players, or have it’s time and place changed up to cancellation of the event.)
https://pacificon.conreg.net/reg/Events.asp

Other Gaming Conventions We Run:

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