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4 days ago

AdeptiCon

To the Honoured Guests of the Ancient Order

Noble Ladies and Gentlemen of the Ancient Order of AdeptiCon, it is our solemn and proud duty to inform you that you may expect an Esoteric Survey soon. Each Initiate of the Order will receive this Mysterious Survey and, with it, more information about the enigmatic and esteemed Society your generosity and loyalty has granted you membership in. Unfathomable knowledge and powerful boons await you in the Ancient Order, so be sure to return the Survey with all haste. Once again, our thanks go out to you and your benevolence. We look forward to meeting you on the Eighth Level.

The AOoA
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To the Honoured Guests of the Ancient Order

Noble Ladies and Gentlemen of the Ancient Order of AdeptiCon, it is our solemn and proud duty to inform you that you may expect an Esoteric Survey soon. Each Initiate of the Order will receive this Mysterious Survey and, with it, more information about the enigmatic and esteemed Society your generosity and loyalty has granted you membership in. Unfathomable knowledge and powerful boons await you in the Ancient Order, so be sure to return the Survey with all haste. Once again, our thanks go out to you and your benevolence. We look forward to meeting you on the Eighth Level.

The AOoA

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Looking forward to seeing what all it asks. Definitely got me checking my email a bit more often

“The AOoA” sounds like you’re signing off with the “awooga” alarm in every WW2 movie.

Hail to the ancient and mighty order of the Elder Grognards.

*Obsessively refreshing inbox*

This would look great on a heather blue hoodie. Just saying...

Do we get a Fez! Asking for a friend (maybe...)

Looks great

Awesome pic!

I freakin love this logo

Nice logo 👍

I need the hoodie this is on.

Love the icon

Nice

Margie

Has anyone in the order received a survey?

Man is it cool to see a post from AdeptiCon.

Hows next year looking? All systems go so far?

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2 months ago

AdeptiCon

Warhammer Preview Items En Route

AdeptiCon attendees with tickets to Games Workshop’s Warhammer Preview were going to receive some amazing promotional items along with all the sneak peeks and information about forthcoming releases. Games Workshop kept their promise on the information front with their virtual previews, and now they’ve done the same with the promo items!

If you had a ticket to the Preview and filled out a survey, these incredible items are now en route* to you. We here at AdeptiCon want to thank Games Workshop for making this happen and we are glad we could help with the logistics.

*Domestic US has shipped, International scheduled for next week.
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Received the good stuff last week!! Thank you very much! Greetings from Mexico City.

As a marine player and someone who is about to start painting the necrons from indomitus, these are a great gift and just imagine getting these at the event!.

Super excited for those lore collections.

Mine just arrived as well, awesome to get this, good on GW and you guys to make it happen! Really like the collected fiction book, going right on my shelf with the rest of my Psychic Awakening.

Thanks GW and Adepticon, appreciate the free gift

Huh, no email confirmation of shipping or tracking number. Hope mine is alright. Excited for the collected fictions.

I didn't do this, but I'm very impressed with the continued professionalism of this convention. Can't wait for next year

I would have loved to hear people lose their mind that they were getting the new minis early.

MASSIVE thank you to both Adepticon and Games Workshop for this. Really a much needed surprise.

Got mine! Can’t imagine how cool it would have been to receive this in person along with everyone else though. Thanks soooooo much! 😁

So awesome you guys still facilitated this! 🙂

Is there an email we should have received for the international postage? And is there any more about international VIG?

Got mine!! Thank you!!

Do the shipments have tracking?

Damn I was hoping the figure was going to be the Catachan Sgt, not another useless primaris marine and even more useless necron warrior.

Just arrived in WI. Thanks!

Very awesome. Big thanks to everyone that made this happen

Got mine today, thank you!

Fun stuff. Looking forward to it. 👍

Got mine today I was so stoked.

Got mine today!

Thank you!

Jason Motf

Neil Duffey

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2 months ago

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Can't wait to see the goodies

Are those being sent to the people that had tickets tot he previews? I’m out of the loop on this one

Good to see some child labor in action 😅 jk

Was just thinking I filled out that survey and hadn't seen anything... this is much bigger than I expected.

Look forward to seeing what’s in there 🙂 thanks for all you are doing to get this out

Well done to everyone who helped. I hope you did not get rain while labeling.

Any hint on what's inside those boxes?

Those are... bigger than I expected. I like this.

Oohh, can't wait! Let me know when and where and I'll come by and grab mine.

Looks a lot easier when you don't have to wait for labels. 🙂

What is in a preview box?

That's quite a box. I hope to get mine. 🙂

What's the over/under it's a Primaris Lieutenant? 😅

Definitely not the dimensions I was expecting! Look forward to receiving it.

Thanks for your hard work guys.

So everyone was getting a new Sons of Behemat Gargant?

AdeptiCon do you guys need help with the Australian distribution or got it in hand?

You guys are the best!

Zach Kamm

Chris Bimbo

Chris Dalton 👀👀👀

Mine arrives today!

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2 months ago

AdeptiCon

AdeptiCon Update

First and foremost, we hope everyone is having a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer so far. We continue to work diligently to resolve any outstanding items from AdeptiCon 2020. Given the current restrictions and guidelines, combined with our space limitations, the process has proven time consuming. However, we have been making a lot of progress and we hope to have things wrapped up within the next month. Here are a few updates:

Domestic VIG, Premium upgrades have been shipped.
Domestic Individual Merchandise has been shipped.
Canada VIG Bags have shipped.

Keep in mind, this is for attendees that filled out the survey and selected the option to have merchandise shipped.

The Warhammer Preview. In the next week or so, we should receive half a dozen pallets containing the promotional material meant for the 2020 AdeptiCon Warhammer Preview. Once we have these in hand, the process to label and ship them to the Preview ticket holders will begin in earnest.

As we’ve said, we appreciate your continued patience. This has been a challenging situation and we continue to work through less than ideal circumstances, but we remain committed to doing everything we can. Stay safe and we hope to see you all soon,

The AdeptiCon Staff
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AdeptiCon Update
 
First and foremost, we hope everyone is having a safe, healthy, and relaxing summer so far.  We continue to work diligently to resolve any outstanding items from AdeptiCon 2020. Given the current restrictions and guidelines, combined with our space limitations, the process has proven time consuming. However, we have been making a lot of progress and we hope to have things wrapped up within the next month. Here are a few updates:
 
Domestic VIG, Premium upgrades have been shipped.
Domestic Individual Merchandise has been shipped.
Canada VIG Bags have shipped.
 
Keep in mind, this is for attendees that filled out the survey and selected the option to have merchandise shipped.
 
The Warhammer Preview. In the next week or so, we should receive half a dozen pallets containing the promotional material meant for the 2020 AdeptiCon Warhammer Preview. Once we have these in hand, the process to label and ship them to the Preview ticket holders will begin in earnest.
 
As we’ve said, we appreciate your continued patience. This has been a challenging situation and we continue to work through less than ideal circumstances, but we remain committed to doing everything we can. Stay safe and we hope to see you all soon,
 
The AdeptiCon Staff

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Glad to hear all is going well. Do you have any idea on when things are going to be available for international VIG etc?

Keep up the good work guys! I’m really thankful. I got my VIG bag and I’m looking forward to this surprise. But I completely understand it takes time and you’re doing the best under these extraordinary conditions.

Thank you for ths update, excited to see when I get it in Canada!

you're doing an amazing job. i cant wait for next year (provided we get one)

You guys are just killing it. Thank you so much for all your efforts! We couldn't have asked for more.

Keep up the good work. You all did amazing things in response to the pandemic and we can only aim towards the future.

Thanks for the continued communication, I’ll be happy to attend the next event that y’all put on!

Thank you, you guys rock. Keep up the hard work, and looking forward to 2021 and beyond.

Great job all!! Hopefully, if people mask up, there will be a con in 2021!

Thank you for the stuff. I received them about a couple months ago. Any hint what the GW freebies are going to be? Thank you

will we be get a shipping notification once you guys get the shipping tags? I am one of those Canadian VIG recipients... I haven’t seen any activity on my credit card in terms of balance of reimbursement nor have I seen a shipping notification... no rush or anything, just trying to know what to expect...thank you guys for doing all of this under unprecedented circumstances, you rock!

Man at this point I’m just hoping our country can get its shit together and listen to doctors/epidemiologists so we can have Adepticon 2021 but the response so far has me pessimistic.

You’ve done such a great job! Thank you

By that picture. It looks like you have "Top men working on it right now". Lol

You all are rock stars! Thanks for everything you do

Any word on when Canada merch and standard bags will ship?

Keep up the great work guys!!... My buddy got his VIG bag up here in Canada... Can't wait for my stuff... Do we know what the GW preview stuff is?

Thank you for your hard work, can't wait to see you all next year!

I received a package last month. Thank you and see you all in 2021!!!

You all are doing a good job so far. Its no worry that its taking some extra time. Make sure to have lunch breaks.

Keep up the great work guys!

Seriously. Thank you for what you guys do. ❤️

Thanks for all you do! We gamers are super lucky.

Thank you for everything you guys are doing!

Top men.....

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3 months ago

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Thank you for the swag bag. The shirt just look premium this time compared to last year

4 months ago

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Hey. Love that you posted this. As for suggestions of next steps, I would suggest that you make this same message a permanent part of your website and your con materials going forward. Please continue to send a strong signal that this is not a flash in the pan;that this is something you will continue to stand by from here on out, and the people who don't like it will not be able to dismiss it. Thank you.

Excellent statement. Well done. Some people will complain about 'virtue signalling' but I can't see any way that key cultural or industrial organistions pointing out that bad things are bad should be seen as a bad thing. Remaining silent only isolates those who need support. Good on you.

'But where words might fall short, failing to offer them is far worse.' You can accuse orgs or companies of virtue signalling by saying things that should be obvious, but even if we're cynical and decide that's what they're doing, it is still better than being silent. It is still better than standing aside and letting someone else be hurt or diminished or excluded for being who they are.

We realize that it can be difficult to know what to do, or where to start. Given what brings us all together, the following short list of powerful and diverse voices in science-fiction/fantasy is a good place to seek different perspectives: The Ballad of Black Tom - Victor LaValle Black Leopard Red Wolf – Marlon James The Black Tides of Heaven – JY Neon Yang Broken Earth series – N.K. Jemisin Centenal Cycle Trilogy - Malka Older Who Fears Death - Nnedi Okorafor

For those who equate the ideal of equality and just treatment under the law with “politics”, what do you mean by that? If your political beliefs don’t include the idea that everyone, regardless of race, should be treated equally then how is that any different from being a racist? (Hint, it’s not)

I love this. I love everything about the message you have posted here. Adepticon is literally my favorite event of the year and when it was cancelled this year, I felt like Christmas was cancelled. It's my favorite event because of the level of inclusion and family atmosphere that it has generated over the last 9 years I have attended. I know we can always count on the staff and volunteers at Adepticon to focus on ensuring that EVERYONE has a great experience at their event. I would love to say I have some great ideas for you, but I don't. I think my best suggestion would be "Keep doing what you are doing." I know the level of thought, detail, and effort that goes into this event and the community it supports and I couldn't be prouder to be a part of it. I cannot wait to be with my entire community-family again in 2021. It will be better than ever with you folks at the helm.

I’m so proud of you guys at Adepticon! Thank you for speaking up and taking a stand 💖💖💖 #blacklivesmatter

Thank you AdeptiCon for being the folks you are. Don’t ever change.

Thank you guys for taking a solid and clear stance not just for the gaming community but for our entire country. This is a great example of why Adepticon is always on my list of cons to attend a year

This is how it's done. It's still corporate virtue signaling, which I have my reservations about, but this is doing it right. A call to learn and grow, to come together and share, to be a community and remain understanding of differing beliefs. No divisive statements, no agree or get out, just a call to come together. Good on yall.

I can't wait to come next year to my first Adepticon knowing that I'll be accepted <3

And what steps are you taking to back up these words? What will you be doing besides posting a jpg to facebook?

Glad to see the support for all gamers!

I mean I can remain quiet it's my right to as well I don't bring my political beliefs into a game. I use the game to escape reality and have fun.

On one hand, I agree with the message, but on the other, I feel like this is long overdue and done for convenience rather than conviction. Just my opinion.

Ya ya and posting this shit is doing NOTHING but widening the dividine in our country. If we keep treating people like "black" people then we will alwsys have racism dont be a lemming

“Virtue Signaling” is such a lazy phrase. It’s a shallow person’s attempt to counter an argument they don’t actually have an answer to.

Well put

Well said. Be open and be teachable. Can’t wait for next years convention

Tell me about it.. This should've been said way before this point!

❤️

To all the white people with disingenuous shouting and finger pointing about “virtue signalling” need to just stop. You are not clever. If you don’t have actual concerns about the sincerity or intentions of the people who create Adepticon you’re obviously being reactionary and hoping your whining will be mistaken for legitimate criticism. Adepticon is not some profit driven multinational corporation tossing out a generic toothless statement created by a PR firm. They are people who created an event that exists wholly entwined with a community. They wanted to show the ways in which they care about this community in the light of the current circumstances. All things are not equal. Again, it’s not clever and very obvious when you bristle at ideas that call for the self reflection and work you fail to do. A statement like the one Adepticon gave is not enough, nor can it be expected to be. Intention, action, and follow up are what can be expected. I personally don’t see any reason to doubt their sincerity and appreciate the gestures towards caring about the state of the world and inclusivity in the community.

Adepticon the organization made the right statement. Adepticon the community still has a long way to go to show that tournaments aren't a cesspit of toxic sociopaths.

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4 months ago

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Warhammer 40,000 Preview in 2 Days...

While we are all still lamenting not being able to see this Preview, originally planned for AdeptiCon 2020, in person, you can still get a virtual sneak peek at the future of Warhammer 40,000 this Saturday. Life (or in this case Games Workshop), finds a way, as Ian Malcolm would happily tell you. This should be an epic reveal and not something you'd want to miss or, frankly, hear about a few hours later from someone on the social media. So tune in at 2PM BST (my computer tells me that's 8:00 AM in Chicago- standard Earth time). Come see if the future is as grim and dark as we hope...

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Warhammer 40,000 Preview in 2 Days...

While we are all still lamenting not being able to see this Preview, originally planned for AdeptiCon 2020, in person, you can still get a virtual sneak peek at the future of Warhammer 40,000 this Saturday. Life (or in this case Games Workshop), finds a way, as Ian Malcolm would happily tell you. This should be an epic reveal and not something youd want to miss or, frankly, hear about a few hours later from someone on the social media.  So tune in at 2PM BST (my computer tells me thats 8:00 AM in Chicago- standard Earth time). Come see if the future is as grim and dark as we hope...

https://www.warhammer-community.com/

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About those sooper seekret minis that tend to show up for people who attend these at the events...will those make their way to people who requested their swag? Just curious.

New Primaris Lieutenant confirmed!

Psst hey you Yeah you .. come here kid I got some new plastic crack for you And yes we'll increase prices, right after a global pandemic. Classly GW ....

4 months ago

AdeptiCon

AdeptiCon Update

First and foremost, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. It bears repeating that no one felt the loss of this year’s convention more deeply than the AdeptiCon staff and crew. We miss seeing all of you and look forward to the time we can once again share our hobby together in person. The community has come together over the last couple months in ways we haven’t seen before and it has been heartening.

We wanted to provide you with an update on the status of our shipping operations. We recently received the last of the Swag Bag components, many having been delayed for obvious reasons. The next step will be putting those components together and packaging them. We took some steps this weekend to get that process started. Unfortunately, as is the case across the nation, Illinois remains under a shelter-in-place order and large groups of people are limited in meeting. This makes organizing and packing the Swag Bags more challenging and time-consuming.

We expect shipping to start, in general, in early June. We may be able to start some shipping sooner, but the situation remains fluid and complex. The shipping will start with the VIG material, then t-shirts and hoodies. But over the next 30-45 days, we expect to have had made substantial progress in fulfilling every order.

Thank you and stay safe,

The AdeptiCon Staff
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AdeptiCon Update

First and foremost, we hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. It bears repeating that no one felt the loss of this year’s convention more deeply than the AdeptiCon staff and crew. We miss seeing all of you and look forward to the time we can once again share our hobby together in person. The community has come together over the last couple months in ways we haven’t seen before and it has been heartening.

We wanted to provide you with an update on the status of our shipping operations. We recently received the last of the Swag Bag components, many having been delayed for obvious reasons. The next step will be putting those components together and packaging them. We took some steps this weekend to get that process started.  Unfortunately, as is the case across the nation, Illinois remains under a shelter-in-place order and large groups of people are limited in meeting. This makes organizing and packing the Swag Bags more challenging and time-consuming.

We expect shipping to start, in general, in early June. We may be able to start some shipping sooner, but the situation remains fluid and complex. The shipping will start with the VIG material, then t-shirts and hoodies. But over the next 30-45 days, we expect to have had made substantial progress in fulfilling every order.

Thank you and stay safe,

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Thank you so much! For everything you all do. Stay safe and see you next year

So, kinda super bummed looking between the two types of loot. The VIG bag is roughly the equivalent of a regular premium bag last year. They got the awesome Adepticon bag, GW mini and books, boxed game, and so on. VIG:

We got ours today! The cat says “thank you for the crinkle paper”

I got my stuff today but was missing one of my shirts

Got notice yesterday that my stuff will arrive today. You guys and gals are awesome. I look forward to seeing you all next year.

So huge surprise today! I got a UPS tracking number! Thank you to the staff and volunteers for all the hard work! Very excited!

I got the shipping notification a couple days ago, I'm really excited to check it out.

Got the shipment! Thanks for all your efforts and continue to stay safe!

My loot arrived

thank you for the clear update! im sure everyone appreciates the efforts you're pumping forward 🙂

I was looking towards this all years, bought and painted a new army just for it. Thanks for all the hard work and better luck next year! I'm for sure going to do the best i can to support you in the next upcoming years.

Will we receive a notification of shipping email? I’ve lived in perpetual anxiety since the survey

Stay safe and take care! But you guys are going above and beyond what’s expected. Thank you for your dedication!

Stay safe, and thank you for the hard work and dedication.

Thank you all for your dedication and hard work. Stay safe, our toys will come eventually! Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update. Keep everyone safe first and thanks for all your work during this time!

Thank you for the update, you guys stay safe as well.

Thanks y'all, keep safe and look forward to seeing everyone next year!

I have changed my travel plans in the last few years so I can be there on Wednesday night and help with those, it’s a fun time. Thanks guys and stay safe!

Guys. Take your time! We appreciate all the hard work you do and we fully understand how difficult this must be. Stay safe over everything!

Good to see the boys working hard! Take care, and as always, THANK YOU.

Arrived today! Thanks for working to get these sent out. Some very neat things as always. And I look forward to wearing my Adepticon 2020 shirt to the next game night.

You guys rock and please stay safe.

Compare to the new premium bag, which is something I'd honestly expect from a small convention, not the magnificence that is Adepticon. I do understand covid was a dick this year, but you can't tell me there were not at least enough bags for everyone to get one. Some other standards that were missing were the Malifaux fig and GW fig, and boxed game. Ho hey. Premium bag:

You guys are the very definition of hobby heroes. By that same token though; don't take unnecessary risks and stay safe. And if anyone complains about your safety getting in the way of your safety... well... may they fail every save in every game until the end of their lives.

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