Sat., Aug. 2 at 2 pm thru Sun., Aug. 3
Lancaster Host, Lancaster, PA
For those who can't get enough, WBC week is extended to the preceding two days--allowing play of 23 of the longer games with fewer schedule conflicts. Weekend warriors with no vacation time can doule-dip with a WBC sandwich of two weekends to scratch their gaming itch. Simple pricing requires only the same $10 plus $10 per day General Admission cost of all-preregistrants. However, walk-ons will pay $20 more, so pre-register!
Pre-Cons are free for all Tribune-level members.
Pre-Registraton ends on June 30 (so upgrade to Tribune level before then).
There are NO Open Gaming facilities available during the Pre-Con.
In eight of the Pre-Con events, you must play during the Pre-Con weekend. The rest can be joined in progress in later heats during WBC week. This includes all nine Grognardcon events, which features preliminary round play of the traditional, hex-style wargames with single elimination action later in the week for the top qualifiers.
Grognardcon opens on Saturday at 10 am and runs through the start of WBC on Monday. Come anytime during that span to join in the fun for as much action as you can stand. GM Bruno Sinigaglio, the original grognard himself, will act as temporary GM for all of the Free Format Scheduling wargame events and pair opponents for preliminary matches. None of these events will conclude during the Pre-Con. Their normal GMs will continue to run them starting Monday and throughout the remainder of the week so that later arriving players may also try to qualify for the elimination rounds at week's end.
Qualify to advance in one game and then move to the next, or take some time off during the week once you’ve qualified for single elimination play and try a different event that you never had time for before. Grognardcon is just a time extender that gives you more opportunity to scratch that wargaming itch at a more leisurely pace. NOTE: Failure to attend Grognardcon does not bar anyone from participating in any of these events as they may still enter and play during WBC on Monday or later. The only difference is that they have less time to qualify for the elimination rounds.
Click on the gameboxes on this page to see Previews for the respective tournaments.
WBC special room rates at the Lancaster Host and Continental Inn apply to all days of the Pre-Con. See our travel and accommodations page for details.