The World Boardgaming Championships officially runs for one week in early August, but the gaming commences two days earlier for those who can't get enough of a good thing or are limited to weekend warrior duty by a lack of vacation time. There are more Pre-Con choices this year than ever before and registration is simple with a one-price fits all payment.
Pre-Con Play for non-Tribune/Sponsor level members requires a separate registration fee of $10 plus $10 per day for those pre-registered by July 25, or $20 plus $10 per day for all others, payable to the BPA, 7766 Valley View Court, Hickory, NC 28602. This fee can be paid separately or in addition to other WBC fees noted on the WBC pre-registration form and also covers play in any other pre-con events played on those days. If paid at the door, the higher fee will apply.
Example: Al is coming just for the weekend. He can pre-register for Saturday and Sunday only for $30. If he waits to pay at the door, the cost will be $40. Bob is coming just for Sunday. He can pre-register for Sunday only for $20. If he waits to pay at the door, the cost will be $30. Carl is coming for Saturday through Tuesday (four days). He can pre-register for $50. If he waits to pay at the door, the cost will be $60. Don is already a 2011 Sustaining level member entitled to free admission for WBC week. He wants to arrive and play on the preceding Sunday also. He can pre-register for Sunday only for $20. If he waits to pay at the door, the cost will be $30. Earl is a 2011 Tribune level member. He can attend all nine days for free.
specific event details, click on the gameboxes, above, the links below, or go to the Event
Preview page for the respective
tournaments: Paths of Glory, Hannibal: Rome Versus Carthage, Victory in the Pacific, 18XX, Axis & Allies, War of the Ring, Through the Ages, Age of Renaissance, and GrognardCon (early rounds of 10 grognard games).
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.