Transportation Update

March 03rd, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News ¦ Print This Post        

TransportationNeed help getting from the airport to the hotel? Here is some information you might find useful.

If you are looking for a taxi from the airport, your best bet is to call the American Taxi Preferred number at 1-877-755-2227. This will give you access to the best, all-inclusive rates to the hotel. American Taxi accepts credit cards 24/7 and does not charge for tolls. We recommend you avoid the City Cabstand, as the rates there are much higher (meter x 1/5 plus fuel and tolls).

If you would prefer to arrive at the event in style, Windy City Limousine offers transportation to and from both O’Hare and Midway airports for very reasonable fees. Sign-up as a group and save!

Crystal Brush 2015 Event Schedule and Rules (Revised)

March 03rd, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Crystal Brush,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

Crystal Brush 2012The schedule for Crystal Brush events at AdeptiCon 2015 has been updated. Crystal Brush registration, judging, and viewing will take place within the Vendor Hall, next to the CMoN booth.

Crystal Brush staff will be accepting entries:

Thursday 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday 10:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Crystal Brush will be operating during Vendor Hall hours, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 10:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Entry submission, viewing, and pickup are only possible during these times.

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. Location will be announced soon.

Entries may be picked up on Sunday from 10:00 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. Pickup will only be possible during Vendor Hall open hours!

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.

2015 Crystal Brush rules and categories are available here.

AdeptiCon Talks – Andy Chambers

March 02nd, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,AdeptiCon Talks,Guest of Honor ¦ Print This Post        

interviewsIn this episode Adam “Loopy” Fasoldt from Masters of the Forge sits down and talks with the our Guest of Honor, Andy Chambers! Once known as the “40K Overfiend”, Andy’s influence on Games Workshop’s universe is indisputable. Andy is a veteran writer and games designer with more than twenty five years experience in creating games dominated by giant robots, spaceships and dangerous aliens.

Truly one of the legends in the industry, Andy Chambers is a very welcome guest at this year’s AdeptiCon!

The Warmachine and Hordes Charity March

February 26th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle ¦ Print This Post        

WarmachineAdeptiCon and Privateer Press have teamed up to bring you some extra cool stuff for the charity raffle. This year, you have a chance to give a little to a good cause and get a lot of Steam-Powered and Monstrous Miniatures gaming in return! One Warmachine Battle Box and one Hordes Two-Player Battle Box are the newest addition to the prize table for our Army Charity Raffle, straight from the folks at Privateer Press. Each box contains the full rules and all the models you and a friend need to storm the battlefields of Warmachine and Hordes!

The Warmachine Two-Player Battle Box contains complete Prime Mk II rules in a travel-sized booklet (86 pages), introductory guide, dice, ruler, and 17 plastic Warmachine models with corresponding stat cards.

The Hordes Two-Player Battle Box contains complete Hordes: Primal Mk II rules in a travel-sized booklet (88 pages), an introductory guide, dice, a ruler, and 20 plastic Hordes models with corresponding stat cards.

Games & Gears Katana Brush in Swag Bag!

February 26th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

Games & GearsGames & Gears, purveyors and producers of high quality hobby tools and terrain, introduce the AdeptiCon Katana Series synthetic brush.

Like its namesake, the Katana is designed as a craftsman’s tool, a high-quality “weapon” worthy of any hobbyist’s arsenal. Games & Gears are generously providing AdeptiCon 2015 attendees with the Katana (size 0) for free in the convention’s legendary swag bag (while supplies last)!

Another Charity Raffle Painting Exclusive!

February 26th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle ¦ Print This Post        

Scale75AdeptiCon has partnered with Scale75 to bring you a full Scalecolor Collection for the charity raffle!

Scale Color is specialty formulated for the Miniature Painter Hobbyist. Their paints are made to blend well with one another giving you an endless array of colors in our basic 63 color set for smooth coverage and quality. They are easy to apply with a bristle brush or an airbrush. Their water soluble paints are easy to clean up, non-toxic, and stored in convenient dropper bottles for ease of use. As a bonus, Scale75 included a metal tray in the box to hold and display your paints for ease of use and selection.

Hawk Wargames Sweetens the VIG Swag Bag

February 26th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Sponsor News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

Dropzone CommanderAdeptiCon 2015 has joined forces with Hawk Wargames in a call to arms. Earth and its surrounding habitable systems have been conquered by the horrific Scourge race. Only a few outlaying colonies survived, but those that did have banded together to form the United Colonies of Mankind, and 200 years later they are ready to take the fight to the enemy; to retake our home worlds in Dropzone Commander.

Each VIGs will receive an entire plastic starter army from one of the four original races to start you off in your next adventure. Take back your homeland with the UCM, corrupt and conquer with the Scourge, achieve perfection with the mysterious PHR or advance your tribe with the alien Shaltari.

AdeptiCon 2015 begins your role in the re-conquest of humanity’s birth right. Choose your army and decide the fate of the human race. Be sure to check out Hawk Wargames booth in the AdeptiCon exhibitor hall.

Registration for AdeptiCon 2015 is Closed!

February 22nd, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News ¦ Print This Post        

All AdeptiCon attendees will be able to pick up their badge and event tickets at the AdeptiCon registration table starting Wednesday, March 18th at 7:00 pm or any of the following days beginning at 7:00 am.

Weekend Badges and event tickets for open events can be purchased on site starting Thursday, March 19th at 7:00 am.

Kings of War at AdeptiCon!

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

Kings of War2015 brings a bigger and better AdeptiCon. With that come bigger and better Kings of War events. This year Mantic is presenting many opportunities to come learn and play Kings of War. Pathfinder Mike will be running hour long demo sessions throughout the day on how to play Kings of War. Just come on down, all models will be provided, all you need is your enthusiasm and strategic brain. For those of you who are familiar with Kings of War you haven’t been forgotten:

Thursday will be the 3rd annual Clash of Kings North American Championship. 24 players will duel for the title of Champion of the Americas!

Friday night will have a special Kings of War narrative scenario written by Pathfinder Mike Carter.

Saturday holds the Kings of War Mega Battle during Mantic Open Night. At 5000+ points a side, who will win the forces of Good or Evil.

Deadzone at AdeptiCon!

February 21st, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

DeadzoneThis year at AdeptiCon, Mantic Games will hold the 1st Annual Deadzone Tournament! Maraunders, Forge Fathers, Enforcers, Asterians, Plague and Rebels will fight it out to claim the title of Deadzone Commander Supreme. Martians and Earth Defense Forces can’t be counted out also.

This 20-person tournament will start on Saturday at 9am sharp. Bring your strike force and test you mettle in this exciting and deadly skirmish game by Mantic Games.

If you can make the tournament, stop by and play in one of our hour-long demo games run by Pathfinder Bryan. See you there!

Bonus Charity Raffle Contributions From CoolMiniOrNot

February 21st, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle ¦ Print This Post        

ZombicideCoolMiniOrNot is stepping it up once again! In addition to the Rivet Wars line, CoolMiniOrNot has graciously donated a set of the entire Zombicide retail line to the Army Charity Raffle! This includes Zombicide Season 1, Zombicide Season 2, Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue, the Zombicide: Toxic City Mall expansion, and the Zombicide Angry Neighbors expansion!

Zombicide is a fast-paced, easy to learn game packed with detailed miniatures sure to appeal to tabletop gamers, video gamers, and comic book lovers. As survivors of the zombie apocalypse, you and your friends will face a multitude of scenarios, maps, and undead creatures whose only drive is to eat your brains. With each season, the danger becomes more clear and present as zombies mutate into worse enemies and survivors turn on each other. Humor, horror, and hack-and-slash action are the name of the game!

Check out the Zombicide line and more at the CoolMiniOrNot booth and the Zombicide – Prison Mall Break Out event throughout the weekend.

Sneak Peak of New World Earth in the Swag Bag!

February 21st, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

New World EarthAdeptiCon and Spinal Column Games have partnered together to bring you a sneak peek of New World Earth at AdeptiCon 2015. AdeptiCon Full Swag Bag recipients will receive Limited Edition AdeptiCon Exclusive character cards and a game bio. All VIGs will receive models of the Unstable Abomination and Shock Trooper in addition to the Limited Edition cards. AdeptiCon 2015 is the ONLY place you will be able to obtain these cards! They are being printed exclusivly for the event and will not be manufactured again!

New World Earth will be launching April 3rd on Kickstarter! Please take a moment to check out their Facebook page for more details on the game.

Warhammer 40K Player’s Choice Awards

February 21st, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

Orc Pilot BustAdeptiCon hobbyists always bring their A game when competing for the coveted Warhammer 40K Player’s Choice awards. Working in conjunction with Kromlech, each of the Warhammer 40K Player’s Choice award winners will receive a spectacular Kromlech Orc Pilot Bust. So break out your knife, brush, sculpting putty and creative talents. You might just walk away with your next painting challenge.

Kromlech is a purveyor of high quality resin models, useful bits and more! See what they have to offer over at Bits of War!

Warhammer Fantasy Champion is off to Mexico!

February 21st, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

MexicoGeek Nation Tours is a proud sponsor of AdeptiCon and is stepping up the game even more this year. This time it’s for the Warhammer Fantasy Championship Overall Winner!

Joining the Warhammer 40K Championship Warmaster, the Warhammer Fantasy Championship Overall Winner 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 board games and a choice selection of PS3 games.

The 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!

Zombicide/Wrath of Kings Crossover Survivors!

February 21st, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

Zombicide PromoAdeptiCon Full Swag Bag recipients will receive a CoolMiniOrNot coupon for a free Wrath of Kings themed Zombicide crossover Survivor! The coupon can be redeemed anytime during exhibit hall hours at the CoolMiniOrNot booth!

Zombicide is getting a little bit weirder with its newest additions – Wrath of Kings cosplayers! Meet Elena and Charles. Nothing gets them in the mood to bash the heads off of a few dozen Zombies like dressing up as their favorite Wrath of Kings characters. Elena is calling the shots dressed as Alyana Heska of the House Nasier while Charles dons his pig mask as Union Worker #42. These limited run Survivors are an awesome addition to anybody’s collection of Zombicide survivors.

Check out the Zombicide line and more at the CoolMiniOrNot booth and the Zombicide – Prison Mall Break Out event throughout the weekend.

Dreadball at AdeptiCon

February 21st, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates ¦ Print This Post        

DreadballWelcome to AdeptiCorp stadium fans! I’m Chopper Lewis and with me always is 5-time MVP winner, Dreadball’s own Jonny P! We’re here to witness the 3rd annual AdeptiCorp Cup. 24 teams are here to battle in a round robin for the title of Champion of AdepticCrp Stadium and take home the Dalton Schaumburg trophy. Heavily favored team include the Melange Girls, the Judwan Bulls and the always loved robot team, Insynchronization.

Ball launches Friday at 9am sharp. Drop what your doing get to your seats to watch all the action!

Special exhibition games and training camps will be held by 2-time DIGBY champ, Coach Guy throughout the whole weekend. Stop by and learn from a champion!

Dropzone Commander Lands at AdeptiCon!

February 21st, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Event Updates,Sponsor News ¦ Print This Post        

Dropzone CommanderIt is the Year 2670 and the Golden Age of humanity has passed into history. The time when mankind advanced implacably and unopposed through the stars has gone beyond living memory.

We are very happy to have Hawk Wargames in attendance at AdeptiCon 2015…and if the presence of this exciting new company isn’t enough to get you excited…we have doubled down and convinced Andy Chambers to come over and give you the latest info on his new Hawk Wargames project!

Also planned is a special battlefield that will showcase the outstanding 10mm Jesserai sci-fi range of terrain from 4Ground!

So while time is running out, there is still an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of what will certainly be an exciting part of AdeptiCon 2015! Sign up for the inaugural Dropzone Commander event and start some history!

Charity Raffle Update: Wild West Exodus Starter Box

February 11th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Army Charity Raffle,Sponsor News ¦ Print This Post        

Wild West ExodusOne lucky winner will be able to get into Wild West Exodus from Outlaw Miniatures with a bang! Their 2-Player starter box includes everything you need to get started playing this exciting sci-fi wild west skirmish game. The box set includes 28 plastic models (14 per faction), templates, tokens, dice and a mini rulebook to start playing out legendary battles between Jesse James leading the Outlaws versus Wyatt Earp leading the Lawmen.

You can still buy your charity raffle tickets to support the Wounded Warrior Project and Hospice of Michigan! 100% of the proceeds generated from this raffle are split between both charitable organizations. So help out two great causes and give yourself a chance to win some cool prizes.

Gale Force 9 Aims to Misbehave…

February 11th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News,Sponsor News,Swag Bag Contents ¦ Print This Post        

Big Damn HeroesEveryone knows that AdeptiCon already has the shiniest swag bag in the ‘verse. But this year’s keeps getting better, on account of the Browncoats over at Gale Force Nine. We have it on good authority that they’re providing extra ammo if you’re fix’in to give the Alliance some uncomfortableness in the form of the Big Damn Hero’s promo cards for their exceeding popular Firefly board game.

So whether you and your crew are smuggling black-market beagles or something a site more nefarious, you are in luck because GF9 is feeling particular generous this year!

Each AdeptiCon swag bag will contain one randomly determined promo card. All AdeptiCon VIG swag bags will contain the complete set.

Make sure to check out this game, and others at AdeptiCon Librarium.

Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator – Painted!

February 09th, 2015 | Category: AdeptiCon News ¦ Print This Post        

The industrious Dave Taylor of Dave Taylor Miniatures was kind enough to work his magic on the Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator – and the results are astounding!

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! See the photos below for some size comparisons.

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.

Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator
Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator
Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator
Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator
Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator
Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator
Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator
Games & Gears AdeptiCon Field Generator

Click to enlarge photos.