AdeptiCon is the world’s premier wargaming convention! It has been running for 18 years, growing exponentially each year, from the 110 person event in 2002 to the massive 2019 turnout of 5,600 attendees. AdeptiCon presents an impressive 650 events – and counting – including tournaments, board game events, seminars, RPGs, and miniature games. Each year, AdeptiCon also hosts over 100 exhibitors to tempt you with their newest products, run demos, and chat with you about upcoming games.
A major highlight of AdeptiCon is the impressive collection of seminars and classes made possible by a talented group of artists and hobbyists. The contention offers a large variety of classes for every type of gamer, ranging from terrain-building and miniature painting to event organization and game design.
AdeptiCon is a spectacle to see and continues to grow!
TableTop Game and Hobby sent three of our nerds, Brent, Robert, and Walter, to the convention – we call them the Council of Bastards. Read more about Robert’s experience at AdeptiCon 2019 below!
How many times have you been to AdeptiCon?
“This was my third trip.”
What tournaments did you play in? Did you place?
“I played in a “beginner-style” tournament for A Song of Ice and Fire that didn’t have many beginners and placed 7th out of 28.
I also played in a DGS Games Freeblades’ tournament, which happened to be its largest con-event to date with 24 players.”
What new product are you stoked for?
“Warcradle Studios will be releasing a new edition of Dystopian Wars in 2019. As it was my first miniatures game and I really enjoyed it, I’m excited to get it on the table.”
What new products are you the most interested in/think will take all your money?
“There’s a tiny little company out of Minnesota called the Wargaming Company that makes a 10mm Napoleonics game. It’s a great system and they are about to move into the Peninsular Era of the wars.”
Did you meet any “famous” nerds?
“I got in a quick hello with Sir Duncan Rhodes.
Mel, The Terrain Tutor (from YouTube) was all over the place throughout the weekend and I managed to talk to him for the length of an escalator ride.
Victoria Lamb, the awesome talent behind Victoria Lamb Miniatures, was showing off new miniatures launching this year.”
Did you have a total “geek-out” moment? What about?
“Taking control of an Austrian Corps in a large, 2vs2 Napoleonic battle was absolutely fantastic!”
What was your favorite game you played?
“The aforementioned Et Sans Resultat Napoleonics Game, followed closely by the Freeblades Tournament.”
Any advice for first time Con attendees?
“Do not overcommit yourself! Also, try to have a day that is not packed events so you can roam the vendor hall, meet people, and perhaps play a game you might not know anything about.”