AdeptiCon 2018 Registration is Now Open!

November 17th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News ¦ Print This Post        

AdeptiCon 2018 Registration is now open! AdeptiCon 2018 will take place on March 22nd-25th at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.

AdeptiCon has grown consistently over the past fifteen years, from the humble 110 person event in 2002, to the amazing 3,400 attendees AdeptiCon hosted in 2017. Over these fifteen years, AdeptiCon has been held at five different venues. We have expanded from a handful of events to well over 450 tournaments, event games, and hobby seminars covering all aspects of the miniature war gaming hobby. Despite the continued growth and necessary expansion, we have made every effort to keep consistent focus on one major priority: to present to our attendees the highest quality wargaming event possible. This will remain our priority for 2018 and beyond.

Important AdeptiCon 2018 Registration Links

Hotel Reservations (Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel)
AdeptiCon 2018 Online Registration
AdeptiCon 2018 Event Rules & Resources
AdeptiCon 2018 Event Schedule

Elrik’s Hobbies Celebrates Another AdeptiCon!

November 17th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Sponsor News ¦ Print This Post        

Elrik's HobbiesHey Hey AdeptiCon Fans…the gang at Elrik’s Hobbies has your Holiday Shopping in the bag with an amazing “Another Year, Another AdeptiCon” discount code! In honor of registration opening today, Elrik’s Hobbies is boosting the spirit by releasing this amazing pre-con offer:

20% off all their resin bases until December 31st 2017!
DISCOUNT CODE: holiadepti18

They’re comin’ in hot this year with a ton of new base options for everyone at AdeptiCon. Of course, beyond Elrik’s stellar handmade bases, they will be featuring a number of gaming aids, terrain pieces and much much more at AdeptiCon 2018!

So if you are shopping for you, or that lucky person on your Christmas list, make sure you don’t burn through all your cash with this awesome offer! Shop Now…and make sure to visit Elrik’s Hobbies at AdeptiCon 2018, the Elrik’s family always looks forward to meeting everyone at the convention!

AdeptiCon 2018 Registration: One Week and Counting…

November 10th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates,Seminar News ¦ Print This Post        

In just one week, registration for AdeptiCon 2018 begins! Precisely at 8:00 PM Central on Friday November 17th, 2017, the registration site goes live. And preliminary indications point to the best AdeptiCon yet. Attendees will have a VAST amount of choices this year, from massive tournaments, to amazing one-off event games, narrative campaigns, an unprecedented number of Hobby Seminar classes, board games, and demonstrations from dozens of game manufacturers.
We continue to update the event listing on the website. In addition to the popular game systems and annual events you know and love, we’ve recently added: Arena Rex, Aristeia!, Batman Miniature Game, Bushido, Gates of Antares, Konflikt ’47, Test of Honour, and The Witchborn!

New events also include: CAV, DC Universe Miniature Game, even more Necromunda: Underhive, Shadow War: Armageddon, Warhammer 40K Combat Patrol, Warhammer 40K Youngbloods, Warhammer Age of Sigmar Youngbloods, Zone Mortalis 40K, to name but a few!

Fantasy Flight Games returns with a full slate of events including the popular System Open series for X-Wing, new events for the much anticipated Star Wars: Legion, along with two Galactic Qualifiers for Star Wars: Destiny!

Also, Battlefront is running both Team Yankee and Flames of War Mid-War Nationals tournaments, so start calling in your air support. Those T-72s aren’t going to sabot round themselves!

The Hobby Seminar schedule also gets updated, with some small tweaks to the schedule and the addition of some intriguing new classes, including Photographing Miniatures, several Mohand Art classes, and two Star Wars Legion: Painting the Starter Set sessions. We are also very jazzed to report that Games Workshop’s Duncan Rhodes and Andy Smillie join the incredible slate of seminar hosts.

Never has the AdeptiCon attendee had so many choices (currently 435 and rising). But options require planning, so take a look at the preliminary event listing and get started planning your (long) weekend now. Then, in one week, log on knowing that you’ve made the right choices to make your AdeptiCon 2018 the best yet.

AdeptiCon 2018 Event List Preview is Live!

November 03rd, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News ¦ Print This Post        

AdeptiCon 2018 Event List Preview is live! The Event List is 90% complete and contains over 350 events, tournaments and hobby seminars!

If you’d rather sort and filter your way to your favorite events offline, you can use this Basic Event List (Excel, Last Update: 11/16/17 @ 11:10PM).

Please keep in mind, event days, times, prices and descriptions are still subject to change, but this should give you a great start at planning your AdeptiCon 2018 experience. We are still working out details for the following events and expect to have them added by early next week: Arena Rex, Batman Miniatures Game, Battlefront, Fantasy Flight Games, Games Workshop Seminars, several Historical Event games, Warhammer 40K, and Warlord Games.

Registration opens Friday, November 17th at 8:00PM CST! Last year, our most popular events sold out within hours, so act quickly to reserve your spot in the events of your choice!

AdeptiCon 2018: Dates to Remember

September 21st, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News ¦ Print This Post        

We are working feverishly behind the scenes to put together the event schedule for AdeptiCon 2018 and it is shaping up to be another fantastic year! A few dates to keep in mind:

Registration opens on Friday November 17, 2017 at 8 PM CST
Registration closes on Monday February 26, 2018 at 5 PM CST

We are targeting Friday November 3, 2017 for a full schedule preview. Expect the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel to be packed to the brim with wargaming action.

Warhammer 40K Team Tournament Draft Composition Rules

September 19th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

Laser Craft WorkshopThe far future is darker and grimmer than ever before! The 8th edition of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 tabletop miniature wargame has thus far been a major success. The new rules seem to have been embraced by grizzled veterans and recent conscripts alike, and the unprecedented rate at which Games Workshop continues to release each new Codex is giving players a renewed enthusiasm for their favorite armies. Tournaments are varied and plentiful. In short, Warhammer 40,000 is experiencing something of a renaissance. With that in mind, we wanted to give you, the AdeptiCon Team Tournament player, a brief preview of what you can expect from one of the world’s premier Warhammer 40,000 events.

Our team has drawn upon their own playtesting experience, observations from other tournaments, and feedback from veteran hobbyists to forge a new path forward for the Warhammer 40,000 Team Tournament. Teams will now be able to choose from five custom detachments, based on those found in the Warhammer 40,000 rulebook. Our goal is to encourage players to build thematic armies that keep to the spirit and design philosophy of 8th edition while offering an enjoyable, team-based experience.

The AdeptiCon Warhammer 40,000 Team Tournament remains one of North America’s most popular events. With a long and storied history, the Team Tournament has been the centerpiece of an ever-expanding convention. We have no doubts that this will continue to be the case and expect the event to grow now that the new edition of Warhammer 40,000 has been fully realized. So what are you waiting for? Get planning and painting! We’ll see you in March!

Warhammer 40,000 Team Tournament Draft Composition Rules
and Team Tournament Detachment Options

AdeptiCon 2018 Hotel Blocks Now Open!

July 19th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Hotel News ¦ Print This Post        

AdeptiCon returns to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center on March 22nd through March 25th, 2018 for another glorious year! Look for exciting news about events, special guests, vendors, contests and everything else over the next several months.

This year, to accommodate the increasing number of attendees, AdeptiCon will offer convention rates at a number of different hotels, all located conveniently close to the venue. Additional details can be found on the Hotel Information page.

The time to plan is now! Don’t miss the chance to secure your room at the always competitive convention rate. See you in March!

The Days Have Gone Down in the Midwest Behind the Hills into Shadow…

March 27th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News ¦ Print This Post        

As we wrap up our 15th year, we once again want to thank all our amazing attendees, sponsors, vendors, partners, the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel and volunteers.

This was simply a stunning year. Well over 3800 gamers descended on Schaumburg, IL to participate in over 450 tournaments, hobby seminars and event games. The vendor hall hosted over 80 amazing companies. The halls were buzzing with friendships (old and new), excitement and inspiration.

Rest well today, for tomorrow preparation begins anew! See you in 2018 (March 22nd-25th)!

VIG Perk From Laser Craft Workshop

March 17th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents,Vendor Hall ¦ Print This Post        

Laser Craft WorkshopLaser Craft Workshop has been busy in the workshop crankin’ out products for “The Con”. You won’t be disappointed!

VIG’s will certainly be getting a taste of the hard work in their AdeptiCon VIG bag. Stop by their booth #76 to collect a free pack of 12x 30mm base inserts. These inserts make basing your models super easy. Choose from Crackle, Wood Planks, and Bricks. Supplies of each style are limited, is availability first come first served. They will give one set to each of the 300 VIGs. Also in addition to VIG’s base giveaway, Laser Craft Workshop has some limited edition objective markers for sale! Make sure to check out their vendor booth!

Army Charity Raffle Army: Saim Hann!

March 16th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle ¦ Print This Post        

Check out the AdeptiCon Army Charity Raffle army by GMM Studios! This beautifully painted Saim Hann army will sweep you off your feet with ferocious speed. Be sure to pick up some raffle tickets to try and win. 100% of the proceeds to go to two good causes – Disabled American Veterans, and the W.D Boyce Council.

GMM Studios will be in booth 57 in the vendor hall all weekend. So by all means stop by and say hello! Plans for the booth are pretty fun, with a little reunion tour of a few of the big displays and a couple other things.

Army Charity Raffle
Click to see more photos on the GMM Studios website!

Watchful I Studios Donates to the Army Charity Raffle!

March 16th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle ¦ Print This Post        

Keep an eye out for Watchful I Studio’s Ancient Chinese Army in AdeptiCon’s, 2017 Charity Raffle. Have you ever thought about starting a historical army or, more specifically, an ancient Chinese army? Watchful I Studio, wants you to think no longer and gives you the opportunity to buy up some raffle tickets for your chance to win this Chinese Starter Army, they have so generously donated.

Watchful I Studio is proud to present this 28mm army that contains one officer on foot with two bodyguards, 10 levy infantry, 20 heavy infantry, and a heavy chariot. Use it for games like Hail Caesar, Kings of War, 9th Age and more. Your imagination is the limit, as miniatures are unpainted, require assembly with glue and banners not included.

Watchful I Studio
Click to enlarge photo.

Premium and VIG Perks from Warlord Games!

March 16th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents,Vendor Hall ¦ Print This Post        

AdeptiCon 2017 attendees will get several chances to receive gifts from Warlord Games.

They are placing four different kinds of sprues into the swag bags this year. There is one for each of the main line of games. There is a Black Powder, Hail Caesar, Bolt Action and Gates of Antares one with enough on each sprue to get you a compact unit to start off your collecting right! If you get a sprue not quite right for you go out and find someone to trade with.

The VIG bag has a real special treat from Warlord Games. They placed a mini Gates of Antares rulebook in the VIG bags. These rulebooks are not sold separately, you can only get them in the Kar’A 9 boxed set. As you can see there is a multitude of ways to enjoy Warlord Games so go out there and get your bag now! Check out this and more at the Warlord Games booth (#11).

New Vendor: Grognard Games

March 15th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle,Vendor Hall ¦ Print This Post        

GrognardAdeptiCon 2017 is welcoming newcomer Grognard Games and Hobbies. Grognard Games is the newest full-service game store in Chicagoland and is the most local game store to AdeptiCon! Grognard Games features miniature games, board games, card games, hobby supplies, 16 custom tables built to accommodate large and small scale games, quality card tables, padded chairs, carpeted floor and a comfortable environment. They are a locally owned, family store and want you to join their growing game community.

They will be raffling off prizes daily so stop by the booth, #12 in the AdeptiCon exhibitor hall (across from Battlefront) and get your free entry! Grognard Games is also happy to be supporting the local Chicagoland community via WD Boyce Council and Disabled American Veterans, with items donated to the AdeptiCon Charity Raffle! Charity raffle tickets are available at the AdeptiCon registration desk.

New Vendor: Trenchworx

March 15th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Vendor Hall ¦ Print This Post        

TrenchworxAdeptiCon welcomes Trenchworx. Gamers and hobbyists will love Trenchworx’s high-quality scale models, designed with accurate detail and ease of assembly in mind. They start all models with the intent to manufacture using in-house 3D printing technology and eventually convert to resin kits. Although they sell mostly 1/56 (28mm) models, they have scaled down to 1/600 and up to 1/6 scale (upon request).

Trenchworx Designs also offers prototyping and casting directly to individuals and businesses. They have helped multiple Kickstarter projects and other businesses design and build their models. With the amazing support of the gaming and hobby community.

Trenchworx continues to grow, exploring new projects beyond historic miniatures. Come check out Trenchworx Designs at Booth #63 and see what’s in store for 2017!!


March 15th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Vendor Hall ¦ Print This Post        

DrunkQuestFor AdeptiCon attendees of legal drinking age, keep a lookout for the drink carts wandering the exhibitor halls!

Get your DrunkQuest punch card and win amazing prizes! Get your card filled and then redeem the card for a free copy of DrunkQuest from Ninja Division.

DrunkQuest is a fast, fun drinking game that mixes quick card game mechanics with D&D fantasy themes and an encouraged sense of competition to create a part game like no other!

Many Thanks to Reaper Miniatures

March 15th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Vendor Hall ¦ Print This Post        

ReaperAdeptiCon would like to thank, Reaper Miniatures for their support of Adepticon’s Hobby Seminars program.

They are sharing Bones Miniatures for use in classes. Bones Miniatures are a durable vinyl polymer that come ready to paint right out of the package.

TBones Miniatures were designed to give gamers and painters the quality of today’s miniatures, with tremendous detail and great selection, at the price of decades ago!

VIG Perk: Micro Art Bases

March 14th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents,Vendor Hall ¦ Print This Post        

Micro Art BasesCMON is back at AdeptiCon with Micro Art Studio’s basing sets. Perfect for most wargames that you’ll find being played throughout the vast halls of AdeptiCon 2017. These are plastic base inserts, each of them a unique design, that drops into a deep-well, round-lip plastic base. This system has allowed you to create over 15 different themes, with two packets available per theme – the first with 10x 30mm bases, the second with 6x 40mm and 1x 50mm bases.

Those lucky enough to order a swag bag will find a FREE set of bases in their bags! At AdeptiCon 2017, CMON will have a wonderful “Buy TWO sets, get the third set FREE!” deal, so swing by the CMON booth and check out their whole range of options!

Cigar Box Battle Mats Supports the Army Charity Raffle

March 14th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle,Vendor Hall ¦ Print This Post        

Cigar Box Battle MatsCigar Box Battle Mats is supporting AdeptiCon’s Army Charity Raffle, specifically, Disabled Veterans of America. They have donated one of their most popular mats, Field of Battle. Cigar Box Battle Mats salutes the sacrifices that our veterans have made for us all and appreciate this opportunity to support services to improve their lives in any way we can.

Designed by wargamers and illustrated by a professional graphic artist, Cigar Box Battle Mats travel light and have become popular among gamers around the world. If you want a quick way to set up fantastic looking games at home, the club, conventions or local hobby shop.

Don’t forget to stop by their booth and check out these outstanding mats. AdeptiCon 2017 Army Charity Raffle tickets will be available all weekend long at the AdeptiCon registration booth.

Broken Egg Games Returns!

March 13th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Vendor Hall ¦ Print This Post        

AdeptiCon 2017 attendees, look no further for your token and template needs than Broken Egg Games! They have got some exciting new items for you.

Age of Sigmar players! They heard your cry, and have responded. Full-color faction based effect tokens for Order and Chaos armies will be available this year at AdeptiCon 2017! Check out this sneak peek.

Warmachine and Hordes players! The WarSticks are finally here! You’ve seen them being leaked and teased on FaceBook, and now you can grab them at AdeptiCon 2017 when they officially release for the first time! These are Officially Licensed by Privateer Press, and each faction has their own set!

And don’t forget to grab your Officially Licensed Oklahoma and Idaho templates for your factions as well! Some of these are adorned with art never seen before! Go see them at the back of the Vendor Hall near the Privateer Press and Corvus Belli booths!

Broken Egg Games
Broken Egg Games
Broken Egg Games

Click to enlarge photos.

15% Off Any Purchase at the Privateer Press Booth!

March 13th, 2017 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Vendor Hall ¦ Print This Post        

Privateer PressThere has never been a better time to get in the game! Waging war is thirsty work, and this year, AdeptiCon and Privateer Press have teamed up to help quench that thirst for victory.

Every purchase made at the AdeptiCon Beverage cart sees you secure a delicious drink and a coupon for 15% off your entire order at the Privateer Press booth (Booth #34)! Just the thing you need to start up with the new edition of the game or try out that faction you’ve been eyeing. From battlegroup boxes and books to gargantuans and gear, AdeptiCon and Privateer Press are bringing everything you need to wage war. Now finish your drink and pick up those dice.