Discount ConGlomeration Memberships END MARCH 16th!

Keep Calm and Register for ConGlomeration
When the clock strikes midnight on March 16, the price of ConGlomeration goes up by $10!

From that moment on, all registrations will be sold for the at-the-door rate of $45. If you want to get in for a mere $35, use the promo code LASTCHANCE18.

Moreover, online registrations will END MARCH 23, so if you want to avoid human contact waiting in line to register at the door, buy your ConGlomeration 2018 memberships TODAY.


Eventbrite - ConGlomeration 2018


Registration questions?
Contact Kae Thompson & Christi Jones-Graziano, Registration Co-chairs [registration@conglomeration.info]

ConGlomeration Hotel Discounts END MARCH 9th!

No VacancyOur discounted room rates for ConGlomeration end March 9th!

If you want to book a room at the Crowne Plaza for $60 below standard rack rates — cheaper than even online discount sites — you must use our online registration portal and book your room now later than 3pm Eastern on Friday, March 9th!


Book your ConGlomeration 2018 Hotel RoomDon’t want to miss a minute of ConGlomeration 2018? Reserve your ConGlomeration Hotel Room NOW!


You can reserve your room online or by phone at (888) 233-9527.

Hotel Rates for ConGlomeration 2018:

  • Standard Rooms — $99 + Tax
  • Deluxe Suites — $129 + Tax
  • Parlor Suites — $199 + Tax

You must use our online reservation portal or mention ConGlomeration during the phone reservation process to receive our reserved rates and to secure a room in the Official ConGlomeration room block.

Those of you planning room parties should stay in the ConGlomeration room block to avoid peeving the mundanes. Simply complete the Additional Requests field during your online reservation and ask for a space in the convention block.

Remember: The discounted convention room rates expire at 3pm on March 9, 2018. We recommend you make your reservations immediately! You can always cancel your reservations 48 hours before ConGlomeration 2018 if you decide not to stay on the property.


Book your ConGlomeration 2018 Hotel RoomDon’t want to miss a minute of ConGlomeration 2018? Reserve your ConGlomeration Hotel Room NOW!


Hotel questions?
Contact Sean Reck, Convention Chairman: [chairman@conglomeration.info]

Play Starfinder with the Creator of Starfinder!

Starfinder RPG

How would you like to play a session of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game game-mastered by Starfinder co-creator James L. Sutter?

You can at ConGlomeration 2018!

As our 2018 Gaming Guest of Honor, James has agreed to run a three-hour session of Starfinder for five of our members on Saturday, March 31. From 7-10pm five lucky players will experience the world of Starfinder from the game’s creative director (who also helped develop the Pathfinder RPG, too).

Now, we fully expect more than five people will want to get in on this action, so we’re going to select the quintet of lucky roleplayers by virtue of random draw. (As tabletoppers, we’re all quite familiar with the random fall of dice determining our gaming fate.)

Simply sign up online or at the convention in the Game Room, and then be present in the Knox program room at 6:45pm on Saturday. James himself will draw his five players from the list — and you must be present to be eligible — and those unchosen are invited to stick around and watch the spacefaring adventures unfold.

To enter for your chance to play Starfinder with the co-creator of Starfinder, follow these steps:

  1. Register up for ConGlomeration
  2. Go to our Game Signup Form
  3. Sign up for game number RP0 (that’s a zero)
  4. Enter your Email Address and Eventbrite Ticket ID (which came in your Eventbrite receipt email)
  5. Click Submit

That’s all it takes. And don’t worry about all the spots being taken in advance — you can only sign up once, you can always sign up at the convention in our Game Room, and actual spots will be determined by random draw.

Sign up today for your chance to play Starfinder with the co-creator of Starfinder, James L. Sutter — only at ConGlomeration 2018!


Gaming Questions?
Contact Derek Reese & Chuck Wahl, Gaming Co-chairs [gaming@conglomeration.info]

ConGlomeration 2018 Gaming Program

StarfinderConGlomeration’s 2018 Gaming lineup, featuring Starfinder and Pathfinder RPG co-creator James L. Sutter, includes:

    • Live interviews and podcasts with gaming professionals
    • Panels and workshops on Dungeon Mastering and roleplaying
    • Advice on working in the games industry
    • Trivia contests
    • LARPing (doing and running)
    • Starship simulators
    • FREE minis

The programs listed below will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, KY during Easter weekend — Mar. 30 to Apr. 1 — as part of ConGlomeration 2018. This goes hand-in-hand with our 50-hour tabletop Game Room, as well as the Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator.

You can even play the Starfinder RPG with the co-creator of Starfinder!

If you want to spend an entire weekend discussing, creating, and playing tabletop games with a few hundred fellow game-geeks — ConGlomeration 2018 is the place to be.

Interested in more than just tabletop games? You can view our full program lineup here.


Want to spend Easter Weekend gaming your brains out? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!


FRIDAY, MARCH 30

Xwing Miniatures

1pm-3pm “Paint Demo 1: Beginning Miniature Painting”
A two-hour hands-on painting class covering the basics of miniature painting. Types of paints to use, brushes, brush care, mini prep and basic starter techniques will be demonstrated. New painters are encouraged to ask questions as they try their hand at painting a mini.  A free mini will be provided to each participant, but students are welcome to bring their own.  Sponsored by LEGENDS Comics and Games, instruction by Lord Dave.

1pm – 10pm “Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator
Choose your crew. Choose your role. Take the bridge, and let the good times roll. Take command of a starship in this simulation and work to save or rule the galaxy. Missions depart frequently throughout the weekend. Signup in the Game Room with your crew or as a plucky solo crew member.

4pm “Intro to RPGs for Players”
Introduction to Roleplaying Games for Players. Enter a n00b, leave a grognard. Sponsored by LEGENDS Comics and Games.

4pm “Team Trivia Challenge”
Hosted by LEGENDS Comics and Games. Get those brain cells firing with a fast paced team trivia challenge. Bring a group or just join in.

5pm “All Games Considered Podcast”
Join Carol Darnell and Mark Kinney as they interview Gaming Guest of Honor James L. Sutter and Nerdburger Games’ Craig Campbell for the podcast.

5pm “KidCON Games hosted by LEGENDS”
The merry crew from LEGENDS Comics & Game shop will be demonstrating and running games designed to capture the imagination of kids of all ages, but especially those under 12. No console (or batteries) required.

7pm “Did That Really Just Happen?!?”
We’ve all been there-during a game, someone says or does something that raises eyebrows, leaves us with mouth agape in surprise, or laughing our fool heads off. Come listen to cool/funny/awesome Role Playing stories told by the panel and by YOU, the audience! Let’s start Conglomeration off with a rip-roaring good time!

8pm “Opening Ceremonies”
Join us in welcoming Starfinder/Pathfinder co-creator James L. Sutter, other the 2018 Guests of Honor, Featured Guests, Returning Guests … Oh Heck, it’s just a big Fandom Family Reunion. Come see who’s here this year!

9pm “Annual GameMaster Panel”
The Audience brings their questions to a panel of experienced GMs who do their best to impart their hard-earned wisdom.

9pm-11pm “Murder Mystery Tour”
A classic whodunit quasi-live-action group game with more twists than a pretzel factory. Ready for his small circus to challenge his larger rivals, Harry Hargrave has made some desperate attempts to lure audiences with jaw-dropping attractions. But has it created rivalries that extend beyond the center ring? Come step into the limelight and become a member of the Hargrave Circus in the 1920s and find out who would kill to be the next big star…  Presented by LEGENDS Comics and Games.


Want to play, build, and talk tabletop games for 50 hours straight? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!


SATURDAY, MARCH 31

Pathfinder - City of Strangers by James L Sutter

9am-10pm “Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator
Choose your crew. Choose your role. Take the bridge, and let the good times roll. Take command of a starship in this simulation and work to save or rule the galaxy. Missions depart frequently throughout the weekend. Signup in the Game Room with your crew or as a plucky solo crew member.

10am-11:30am “Team Trivia Challenge”
Hosted by LEGENDS Comics and Games. Get those brain cells firing with a fast paced team trivia challenge. Bring a group or just join in.

11am “KidCON Miniature Painting by LEGENDS”
The merry crew from LEGENDS Comics & Game shop will be painting game miniatures with kids of all ages, but especially those under 12. No console (or batteries) required.

1pm “Adding A/V to Your Games”
Art, Music, Sound Effects, and using technology to enhance, not derail your games. Can it be done? What are the restrictions, how do you incorporate these things without breaking the mood? How does technology facilitate gaming (Roll20, for example) for when you and your group are spread throughout the country or the world?

1pm “KidCON Pokemon GO”
Louisville’s Anime Community invites you to come catch them all as they host ConGlomeration’s very own Pokemon gym for play.

1pm-6pm: “Live-Action Roleplaying (LARP) – Dystopia Rising”
Set generations after the apocalypse, Dystopia Rising is a game of survival and making a life in the wastes. Join us in the ‘Ville as we try to find a bit of rest from the Zed and Raiders!” Sign-up information in the Game Room.

2pm “Girls Who Game”
Join Brandi Eaton and others in a discussion of what if anything makes Girl Gamers different. Sponsored by LEGENDS Comics and Games.

3pm “Freelancing in the Gaming Industry”
Gaming Guest of Honor James L. Sutter, and industry professionals Carol Darnell, Brian Cooksey, and Melissa Gay share their experiences freelancing in the rough and tumble games industry.

3pm “Paint Demo 2: Advanced Techniques”
A two-hour hands-on painting class covering more advanced techniques. Washes, two brush blending, dry brushing, creative basing and other skills will be demonstrated. Students will have time to practice skills and ask questions as they go.  A free mini will be provided to each participant, but students are welcome to bring their own.  Sponsored by Legends Comics and Games, instruction by Lord Dave.

6:30pm-10pm “James Sutter hosts STARFINDER”
Gaming Guest of of Honor James Sutter will host and GM the space-fantasy roleplaying game he co-created, Starfinder. Five players will be chosen by random draw. Sign up in the Game Room for your chance to play. Seating available for those who’d like to observe the spacefaring shenanigans.

7pm “Intro to Dungeon Mastering”
Introduction to being a Dungeon Master. Sponsored by Legends Comics and Games, led by Darth Helmet.

7pm “KidCON Games hosted by LEGENDS”
The merry crew from LEGENDS Comics & Game shop will be demonstrating and running games designed to capture the imagination of kids of all ages, but especially those under 12. No console (or batteries) required.

8pm-11pm “Live-Action Roleplaying (LARP) – A Wolf By Any Other Name”
You’re in detention at magic school on the night of the full moon. How will you protect yourself & your friends when someone wolfs out? Hosted by Learn Larp.

9pm-11pm “Murder Mystery Tour”
A classic whodunit quasi-live-action group game with more twists than a pretzel factory. For weeks, people have been pouring into the futuristic city of Mapong for the biggest poker tournament in the province. From the illegal replicants to blade runners and the regular humans, everyone has made this city the place to be. As the festivities of the poker tournament conclude, a celebration party is planned in the hotel ballroom to award the prize money to the winner and to celebrate the game. But are you willing to gamble on your life? Presented by LEGENDS Comics and Games.


Want to spend Easter Weekend immersed in tabletop gaming? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!


SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Settlers of Catan

9am – 1pm “Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator
Choose your crew. Choose your role. Take the bridge, and let the good times roll. Take command of a starship in this simulation and work to save or rule the galaxy. Missions depart frequently throughout the weekend. Signup in the Game Room with your crew or as a plucky solo crew member.

10am-11:30am “Team Trivia Challenge”
Hosted by LEGENDS Game shop. Get those brain cells firing with a fast paced team trivia challenge. Bring a group or just join in.

11am “Guests of Honor Last Call”
A final chance for you to ask that one other question of Gaming Guest of Honor James L. Sutter or any of our 2018 guests from the previous programs, take that last selfie, get that last autograph. Or maybe, just say thanks…until we meet again.

12pm “Raising Gamers”
There are several games out there that are tailor-made to engage our kids. Teaching them critical thinking, cultivating their imagination, and teamwork. This panel discusses the games out there, the publishers who make them, as well as gaming in libraries and schools.

1pm “Designing & Running LARPS”
The experienced owners of Elder Entertainment will discuss how they create and run their successful LARPs.


Want to attend these awesome panels? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!


Programming questions?
Contact John Hickman & Lexi Taylor, Programming Directors [programming@conglomeration.info]

ConGlomeration 2018 Cosplay Program

Always River cosplay by Unconventional PhotographyConGlomeration’s 2018 Cosplay lineup, featuring Lana “Always River” Highfill and John “Pocket the Fool” Cowgell, includes:

    • A full-on Cosplay Masquerade competition with juried awards
    • Workshops and panels to demonstrate costume-creation techniques
    • Interviews with professional cosplayers
    • On-the-spot repairs and enhancements of your own cosplay costume
    • A court jester
    • Boffer swords

The programs listed below will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville, KY during Easter weekend — Mar. 30 to Apr. 1 — as part of ConGlomeration 2018. It all culminates in our annual Cosplay Masquerade on Saturday, Mar. 31.

If you know want to spend an entire weekend cosplaying with a few hundred fellow fans — ConGlomeration 2018 is the place to be.

Interested in more than just cosplay? You can view our full program lineup here.


Want to spend Easter Weekend cosplaying like crazy? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!


FRIDAY, MARCH 30

John Cowgell, AKA Pocket the Fool4pm “On a Faire Day…”
On a “Faire” Day, you can see forever: How to be a good patron at Fantasy Faires and events. Hear some of the good tips from performers and vendors, on how to make you visit to a festival great for both you, and the folks putting it on.

5pm “Forging with Craft Foam”
ConGlomeration Masquerade and Iron Masque-Off champion Kylee Sandefur shows you how to use Craft Foam to forge incredible pieces to turn your cosplay dreams into reality…or a facsimile thereof.

7pm “The Cosplays of River Song”
Journey with River Song cosplayer “Always River” as she takes you through a timeline of River’s more than 20 outfits, exhibit pieces from her personal cosplay collections, and provide tips on how to find both screen-accurate and alternate pieces to build your very own River Song cosplay.

7pm “KidCON Wands!!!”
ConGlomeration’s Masquerade director will help you create and paint your own magic wand! Make it look like the Elder Wand, or make it a completely unique creation! Wands come with a certificate detailing your chosen wood and core.

8pm “Opening Ceremonies”
Join us in welcoming the 2018 Guests of Honor, Featured Guests, Returning Guests … Oh Heck, it’s just a big Fandom Family Reunion. Come see who’s here this year! 


Want to spend Easter Weekend cosplaying like crazy? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!


SATURDAY, MARCH 31

Zelda Cosplay10am “It’s All in the Details – Creating Screen Accurate Cosplays”
 Do you ever wonder how and where cosplayers find items for their screen-accurate cosplays? Come learn the tricks of the trade or share some tips of your own. A panel of experienced cosplayers, each with their special skill sets, will give you the low-down on how to do anything from closet-cosplay to advanced prop-making. 

11am “What a Character”
John “Pocket the Fool” Cowgell explains “Giving life to the voices in your head.” How to create memorable characters for your RPG, Con, or Haunt Experience!

1pm “The Role(s) of River Song”
Doctor, Professor, Mrs. The Doctor… Who is River Song? Do you consider her more Time Lord than Companion? The wife of The Doctor? Or someone else entirely? Bring your hypotheses, your conspiracy theories, & your thoughts about the true nature of the mysterious Professor Song. Hash it out with full-time researchers of the often infamous, but never forgettable, River Song — including Lana “Always River” Highfill. If only someone kept a diary to straighten all of this out…

2pm “Foam Sword Forge”
Learn to forge sturdy foam swords from easily accessible materials for lightsaber duels, Human vs. Zombies style games, and more. Beat your friends, but safely! Anything you make is yours to take home.  Limited to 15 participants. Participants under 12 years old will need adult permission. Unlimited observers permitted.

2pm “KidCON with Pocket the Fool”
Kids 12 and under join John “Pocket the Fool” Cowgell for fun and hijinks

3pm “The Only Water in the Forest, is River”
Ah, the many incarnations of River Song! From Melody Pond, to Mels, to Melody Malone, and of course, the River we all know and love. Her evolution of epic proportions has done no less than rock the world of Doctor Who. We’ll discuss episodes from River’s twisted timeline, such as “A Good Man Goes to War” and “The Name of the Doctor,” and make some feeble attempts to solve the mystery that is Dr. Song. Featuring Lana “Always River” Highfill.

4pm-7pm “Cosplay Costume Hospital”
“Doctor” Kylee Sandefur and her able assistants are ‘on-call’ to assist you with your CosPlay Costume emergencies. Whether you need a couple stitches or a major surgery they are here to assist. No Health Plan needed.

4pm-6pm “Cosplay Masquerade Practice”
Sarah Ritchie and her assistants work with the intrepid, the timid, and the bold to perfect that performance worthy of awards.

8pm “2018 Cosplay Masquerade
This year’s Masquerade will be epic. Always River, Chris Stark, and last year’s Best of Show winner Kathleen Wright serve as judges. John “Pocket the Fool” Cowgell is performing the half-time show. Bring on your best act and Cosplay to win the day…er, Night!

10pm “Cosplay/Masquerade Photo Shoot”
Unconventional Photography hosts a photo shoot of all the competitors and cosplayers from our Masquerade. Come get your selfies with your favorites.


Want to spend Easter Weekend cosplaying like crazy? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!


SUNDAY, APRIL 1

Anime Cosplay10am “From Anime to Live Action”
A discussion and exploration of manga and anime titles that have become popular TV shows and movies. We’ll chat about the differences and changes made between adaptations and which anime we hope to see on the big screen in the future!

11am “Guests of Honor Last Call”
A final chance for you to ask that one other question of any of our 2018 guests from the previous programs, take that last selfie, get that last autograph. Or maybe, just say thanks…until we meet again.


Want to attend these awesome panels? Register for ConGlomeration 2018!


Programming questions?
Contact John Hickman & Lexi Taylor, Programming Directors [programming@conglomeration.info]

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