AdeptiCon 2015 Vendor Hall Roster

January 25th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Sponsor News ¦ Print This Post        

With the transition to the Renaissance Marriott, over 40 companies will be exhibiting in our Vendor Hall – giving you a chance to purchase their products, try a demo, peruse their new releases and meet the staff behind some of your favorite hobby manufactures and suppliers.

AdeptiCon 2015 Vendor Hall Roster

Anvil Eight Badger Air-Brush Co. Battle Foam
Battlefront Bombshell Miniatures Brush4hire
Chicagoland Games/Dice Dojo Cool Mini or Not Death Ray Designs
Dice Head Games Fantasy Arc Fantasy Flight Games
Footsore Miniatures Forge World Gale Force Nine
Game Room Games Plus Games & Gears
Hawk wargames Impact Miniatures Iron Heart Artisans
Knuckleduster KR Multicase Mantic Games
MegaCon Games Muse on Minis Musketeer Miniatures
Ninja Division Outlaw Miniatures Palladium Books
Privateer Press Prodos Games Reaper Miniatures
Sarissa Precision Scale75 Secret Weapon Miniatures
Smooth-On Soda Pop Miniatures Tectonic Craft Studios
The WitchBorn Corporation Wargamma Warlord Games
Watchful Studio

Vendor Hall Hours: 10:00AM to 6:00PM (Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
and 10:00AM to 3:00PM (Sunday)

Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator!

January 24th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Sponsor News ¦ Print This Post        

The good folks at Games and Gears have produced something special for AdeptiCon 2015 – The AdeptiCon Field Generator!

A shield generator is the perfect way to protect your valuable assets in battle. This battlefield ready generator provides protection from enemy bombardment and heavy weapons fire, ensuring that your most potent weapons will be ready to return fire when called upon.

This hand-crafted model, cast in high quality resin by Games & Gears, towers over the tabletop at 10″ tall and 5″ wide. A great addition for your games!

Take advantage of the convention-only special price and pick up your model at AdeptiCon, or order directly from the Games & Gears to have it shipped to you.

AdeptiCon is Being Boarded! All Hands on Deck!

January 23rd, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

The Golden Age of Piracy is drawing to a close and the grandest pirate game in North America is beckoning all scalawags to stand before the mast or swing at the gallows. Mr. Christian and the Mutineers proudly present another continuing installment in the “Fist Full of Seamen” story: “But Pirates are Coming!” The Year is 1703, and while the European powers squabble in the world’s deadliest paternity suit, The War of Spanish Succession, the Caribbean colonies vie for the title of Cane-Sugar-Mama of the West Indies.


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Drop Sail and weigh anchor in this colossal game of Hollywood piracy. Raid, trade, and cannonade your way around this 800 SQ. FT. board collecting gold and infamy from a dozen Island locations. Beware! Ruthless Cannibals, a terrifying ghost ship and even the legendary Kraken stand ready to consume your crew and drag you to the depths. We provide enough ships and crew to set sail on the high seas. Captains must be of legal driving age to pilot one of our ships. The under 16 crowd will be provided characters to influence the battles and adventure around the map in search of fame and fortune. All materials to play this game are provided.

Evening sessions will be run Friday and Saturday where ships get underway at 6:00 PM. Mr. Christian and the Mutineers will also be on deck throughout the weekend for demos, raiding, revelry, looting and more revelry.

All participants, besides playing in this once and a life time event game, will receive an AdeptiCon exclusive 28mm Henry Morgan, model sculpted by the talented Michael Owen. So scurvy scallywags, make yer mark and secure a spot through pre-registration at or take your chances having to walk the plank and sign up for free at the show.

Mantic Open Night!

January 22nd, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates,Sponsor News ¦ Print This Post        

Forge WorldAdeptiCon and Mantic Games are pleased to present the first ever Mantic Open Night! Join us for a variety of finger foods/snacks, a cash bar and several demos run by Mantic’s spectacular Pathfinders. For veteran players, they will have several special scenarios setup, which will include such events as: a ‘fight-your-way-through-the-zombie-hoard’ Deadzone scenario, Strider/Stuntbot, a special mission by Pathfinder Mike and Mars Attacks. Additionally, there will be open gaming all evening if you would like to just get a few game sin against some new people.

There will be a Q&A with Mantic’s own Joe Neet and a live recording of the Mantic North America Podcast during and after the Q&A. Stick around and make funny noises, cheers and jeers! As per Jonny P’s request, we’re trying to get a flaming cow…

Lastly, there will be door prizes and giveaways the whole evening! Don’t miss out! Tickets are currently on sale!

Forge World Reservation Information

January 16th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Sponsor News ¦ Print This Post        

Forge WorldForge World will be returning to AdeptiCon 2015 and will be bringing a wide selection of resin kits, modeling products, Imperial Armour books, and hopefully a few unseen new releases as well!

Forge World is also now accepting reservation orders for AdeptiCon 2015. This is the best way to guarantee that they will have exactly what you are looking for!

To place a reservation order, please call Forge World at 011 44 115 900 4995 from the US, Canada and Australia or 0044 115 900 4995 from Europe and the rest of the world. You can also email your reservation to with the subject: ‘AdeptiCon 2015 Reservation’. Make sure to include your name, a contact telephone number, your e-mail address and a list of the items you’d like to reserve by midday UK time on Friday 20th February 2015!

Before the event you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Forge World containing your order number. This is your proof of reservation and you MUST bring this e-mail or print out with you to claim your order.

You can check out Forge World’s complete catalog by visiting their website.

Board Gaming Expands at AdeptiCon 2015!

January 13th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

Board GamesOur new venue has allowed us to provide a dedicated space for board and card gaming! As our event offerings continue to expand, we will also be introducing ‘The Librarium’ this year. The Librarium will provide you with a wide range of gaming options and allow attendees to check out and play games in our dedicated Open Gaming area.

Some of our board and card gaming offerings this year include: Dominion Tournament, Settlers of Catan Tournament, Catalyst Casual Game Labs Demo, Ticket to Ride Individual and Team Tournaments, Super Dungeon Explorer Arcade Mode & PVP Arena, Lords of Waterdeep Tournament, Spartacus Tournament, Arcadia Quest – The Outer Circle, Krosmaster Arena Tournament, Summoner Wars – Standard Deck Tournament, Blood Bowl Team Manager Tournament, Imperial Assault Tournament, King of Tokyo Tournament, Zombicide – Prison Mall Toxic Break Out, Warhammer 40,000: Conquest Worldeater Tournament and a 7 Wonders Tournament!

Preregistration for these events is highly encouraged! Don’t forget – for your convenience, AdeptiCon 2015 offers both Day and Weekend Badges. A Day Badge gives you access to the Librarium and all other events occurring on that day, while the Weekend Badge gives you full access for the entire weekend at a discounted price!

Reaper MSP in the Swag Bag!

January 13th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Sponsor News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

ReaperWe are excited to have Reaper Miniatures participating in AdeptiCon 2015! They have graciously added a sample Master Series Paint bottle to all full-swag bag eligible attendees!

Reaper’s Master Series Paints are formulated specifically for miniature applications. They are excellent straight from the bottle or thinned for techniques like glazing or washing. The Triad System makes shading or highlighting easier, and gives you great variety when choosing colors. Master Series Paints have hundreds of colors to choose from already, and are designed to mix easily for custom color blends. They’re water soluble for easy clean up, non-toxic, and store in convenient dropper bottles so they stay liquid longer.

Mother of All Malifaux!

January 13th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

MalifauxThe Malifaux events have grown substantially over the past few years and AdeptiCon 2015 is no exception!

Below you will find all the information any good necrcopunk, hybrid, gunslinger or politico will need to navigate their way through the brutal and dangerous world of Malifaux! Please make sure to review the rules for all events you are participating in at AdeptiCon 2015. No fundamental rules changes will be made after 2/1/2015.

There are still a handful of tickets left for these events as well as a couple of Malifaux Track passes which allow you to register for several events at once. Don’t delay! Glory awaits through the Breach!

Warhammer 40K Rules Updates!

January 13th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

The march to war continues, as January sees the release of new rules and updates for several Warhammer 40K events! Please make sure to review the rules for all events you are participating in at AdeptiCon 2015. No fundamental rules changes will be made after 2/1/2015. The following events and documents have been recently added or updated:

Mad Robot Joins the Fray!

January 13th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates,Sponsor News ¦ Print This Post        

Mad RobotMad Robot Miniatures is the newest sponsor of the Warhammer 40K Championships and Warhammer 40K Team Tournament! They will providing prize support for Imperial participants for both events!

In the minds of most spacefarers, the words, “Colonial Defense Force” conjure images of tough as nails elite soldiers with the skills and the training to get the job done. Known colloquially as The CDF, these rapid response troopers are collected from the best candidates from dozens of different worlds. Clad in advanced armor and armed with the latest in pulse-weaponry, the CDF are only called in whenever the stakes are high or when things look hopeless. They often form the first line of defense on the frontiers of colonized space.

Perfect as Astra Militarum, theses models make a fine addition to any force!

Warhammer 40K Championship Warmaster is off to Mexico!

January 13th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates,Sponsor News ¦ Print This Post        

MexicoGeek Nation Tours is a proud sponsor of AdeptiCon and is once again happy to help recognize the battle prowess of the Warhammer 40K Championship Warmaster!

The victorious Warmaster will be treated to one free week at Geek Nation Tours’ Gaming Condo in Huatulco, Mexico. Not only will this mighty warrior experience the beaches, mescal and crystal clear waters but can return to the condo in the evening to play tabletop, board or computer games. That’s right, the condo is stocked with miniature wargame terrain, loads of boardgames and a choice selection of PS3 games.

The AdeptiCon winner will be treated like the champion he/she is! It all starts with a private transfer from the airport to the condo – where cold beer and salsa will await the victor’s arrival. Each day the housekeeper will clean the condo and serve homemade breakfast while the conqueror plans that day’s adventures.

So fight hard mighty Generals! Come enjoy the bounty your victories will bring you… the surf, sand and dice of Mexico! For a detailed view of the resort, please check out the Casa de la Armonia website.

Red 2 Standing By…

January 07th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

Wedge HelmetAs if you needed more incentive to engage in some Star Wars gaming at AdeptiCon 2015, we are excited to announce participation in any of the official Star Wars events automatically enters you for a chance to win a limited edition Wedge Antilles X-Wing helmet replica produced by eFX collectibles. This astounding reproduction of the famous Corellian pilot’s flight helmet is super-detailed and accurate – a true tribute to the founder of Rogue Squadron.

See more details on this exciting collectible here.

Star Wars Events, run by Fantasy Flight Games and Chicagoland Games, include:

  • X-Wing Escalation Tournament – Thursday, March 19th
  • X-Wing Tournament – Friday, March 20th
  • X-Wing Team Tournament – Saturday, March 21st
  • Imperial Assault – Saturday, March 21st

So join us in a galaxy far, far away (Schaumburg, Illinois) for some of the best Star Wars gaming around and get a chance to win Red 2’s helmet at the same time. May the Force be with you…always.

AdeptiCon Talks: Crystal Brush

December 09th, 2014 | Category: AdeptiCon News,AdeptiCon Talks ¦ Print This Post        

interviewsIn this episode we sit down with Jen Haley of Cool Mini or Not and the Crystal Brush to answer a few questions on how the event works for new entrants. New categories, new rules, online voting, miniature transportation, and encouragement are all given in this episode. Grab a brush, paints, and a mini and join us at AdeptiCon 2015 for Crystal Brush.

The AdeptiCon Talks interviews are an ongoing discussion series with a wide variety of AdeptiCon attendees, staff, organizers and vendors. Conducted by Andrew Sherman, and Mark Dieter. These interviews will give you a quick insight into the motivations and machinations behind the fervor and fury that is AdeptiCon. Listen to the interviews on iTunes now, or subscribe on your Android device to!

Be sure to check out Andrew’s podcast, Ohiohammer, as well as Mark’s Ninja Division Podcast, Questing Knights.

AdeptiCon 2015 Registration is NOW LIVE!!!!!

November 24th, 2014 | Category: AdeptiCon News ¦ Print This Post        

Adepticon 2015 Registration is now live!!! Head on over to the webcart and grab what you can. Several items will be in demand. Please keep in mind that tickets are not secured until payment is processed!

A couple of things to keep in mind when registering:

  • We are no longer accepting PayPal as a form of payment. The new registration system only accepts credit/debit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and Diner’s Club).
  • We are offering Day Badges this year. Single day badges will limit you to events occurring on that day only. If you are planning on attending AdeptiCon for more than one day, or you are participating in a multi-day event (e.g., Warhammer Fantasy Championship, Flames of War Nationals), you must purchase one of the Weekend Badges.
  • Purchasing one of the Weekend Badges grants you access to Track Registration. Tracks allow you to register for multiple events at once, often at a discount.
  • There will be 3 types of Weekend Badges: Standard with Full Swag Bag (limited availability), Standard with Partial Swag Bag and Very Important Gamer/VIG (limited availability). Please make sure you are selecting the correct one and that it is available.
  • You will be able to register for other people by adding them to your Group after you have selected your events. You will then be able to pay for all registrations with one payment.
  • Tickets will not be secured until your payment has been processed.
  • An account will be created for you during registration. You will be able to access your registration information by using your email address and confirmation number at any point after registering.

Crystal Brush 2015 Event Schedule and Rules

November 23rd, 2014 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Crystal Brush,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

Crystal Brush 2012The schedule for Crystal Brush events at AdeptiCon 2015 is now available.

Crystal Brush staff will be accepting entries:

Thursday 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Friday 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Internet voting is tentatively scheduled to go live at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, March 21, and will be open for a minimum of 12 hours.

The Crystal Brush Awards ceremony will be held Sunday, March 22, at 2:00 p.m.

Entries may be picked up on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. If you need to collect your entry at an earlier or later time, please let Crystal Brush staff know at the time of submission, so that somebody with access to the cases will be present.

When submitting your entry, please include on the entry form, if at all possible, a phone number or e-mail at which you can be reached during the convention. We will try to notify winners so that they will know to be present at the award ceremony. If for some reason you are not able to attend, you can designate someone to accept your award for you.

Locations within the hotel for the entry submissions and for the award ceremony will be announced shortly.

2015 Crystal Brush rules and categories are available here.

AdeptiCon Battlezones Buildings Showcase

November 22nd, 2014 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

Terrain TutorMel Bose, the Terrain Tutor and involved with our friends over at the Wargamers Consortium has been hard at work coming up with some design options for the massive horde of Deadzone sprues that Mantic has so generously provided to our terrain efforts this year.

Mel put together a series of videos to aid the AdeptiCon terrain efforts. Check them out here and get a little preview of some of the new builds that the AdeptiCon terrain team will be involved with this year.

The AdeptiCon terrain team has a lot on their plate this year. If you are interested in helping out with terrain builds and terrain weekends, get in touch!

3rd Hotel Added!

November 22nd, 2014 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Hotel News ¦ Print This Post        

Rooms at the Renaissance Schaumburg and the Embassy Suites Chicago sold out fast!

While we are still working directly with the Renaissance Schaumburg to collect and maintain a hotel wait list, we have arranged additional alternative accommodations at the SpringHill Suites Chicago Schaumburg hotel (a Marriott property), which is less than one mile from the convention center.

SpringHill Suites
1550 McConnor Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847.995.1500

Room Rate: $121.00/night (Subject to Availability) – Book Now!!!

AdeptiCon 2015 Registration Walkthrough

November 18th, 2014 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

Since we switched registration systems this year, we put together a quick 15 min walkthrough so everyone is ready to register on Monday, November 24th at 8PM CST!

This video covers basic registration, selecting events, adding guests and modifying an existing registration. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch!

Warhammer 40K Team Tournament Draft Rules

November 17th, 2014 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

The draft rules for the venerable Warhammer 40K Team Tournament are now available.

In the Team Tournament, four players combine forces to compete against opposing teams in a day full of gaming and comradery. While all tournaments are competitive by nature, the Team Tournament encompasses much more than the games played throughout the day. In many cases the day of the tournament is a culmination of months of planning, writing, building, converting and painting. The tournament format challenges and rewards generals, tacticians, hobbyists, fluff-bunnies and casual gamers alike. Additionally, the format enables players to visually realize the immense theme and flavor of the Warhammer 40,000 universe on the tabletop.

Hobby Seminars Upgrade Achieved!

November 15th, 2014 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates,Seminar News ¦ Print This Post        

AdeptiCon is back and it’s bigger, faster, and stronger than ever. And with it sees the return of the vaunted Hobby Seminars for 2015. This year’s line-up is unparalleled in the annals of hobby class history, with offerings by such maestros as Todd Swanson, Victoria Lamb , Jessica Rich, Patrick Keith, Meg Maples, Dave Taylor, and a whole host of award-winning and iconic painters, sculptors, and hobby gurus

So whether you are a complete novice with the brush, or a seasoned veteran of painting campaigns innumerable, AdeptiCon’s Hobby Seminar curricula has something for you. From painting faces to painting Titans, the choices are boundless.

In addition, AdeptiCon 2015 will introduce our first ever Hobby Lounge. The Lounge will provide space and paints for attendees to work on those last minute troops, or affect any necessary repairs to their armies. Want to be able to ask questions about those great YouTube tutorials you’ve been watching? The Lounge will also make available various products, generously provided by a multitude of sponsors including Games and Gears, Badger, Privateer Press, Secret Weapon, Reaper Miniatures, Vallejo . Smooth-On, Polymeric Systems, and Scale75 to name a few, to try out in person. You’ll probably also encounter D6 random Hobby Seminar instructors in the Lounge, so be sure to bring your WIP models and questions.

So please join us at the stunning new venue, which includes fantastic Hobby Seminar classrooms, for AdeptiCon 2015. We look forward to seeing you in March!