This prestigious US convention has been running since 2003 with only 110 people attending the inaugural event. Fast forward to 2023 the event pulled in an amazing 6500 gamers (that’s no small feat!). AdeptiCon stands as an iconic annual event that celebrates the rich tapestry of tabletop gaming, miniatures, and all things geek. If you would like to know more about the event, feel free to check out the following link https://www.adepticon.org/
AdeptiCon is more than just a convention; it’s a mecca for enthusiasts of various geek subcultures. Whether you’re a devoted follower of board games, a skilled painter of miniatures, a seasoned war gamer, a role-playing aficionado, or just someone looking to explore the vast landscape of geekdom, AdeptiCon offers something for everyone. It’s a four-day extravaganza where hobbyists and gamers from around the world come together to indulge their passions, connect with like-minded individuals, and experience a whirlwind of events. One of the events that stand out is the AMG Worlds event. In this tournament players will duke it out in Star Wars X-wing, Legion and Armada.
As mentioned above, one of the cornerstones of AdeptiCon is its emphasis on miniatures gaming. Miniatures, intricately detailed small-scale models, are at the heart of a diverse range of tabletop games. From futuristic battles on distant planets to historical recreations of epic clashes, AdeptiCon showcases a staggering variety of miniature games that cater to different tastes and preferences.
Attendees have the opportunity to not only witness awe-inspiring miniature displays and dioramas but also participate in tournaments and casual games. Game masters and participants bring their meticulously painted and converted miniatures to life, engaging in tactical warfare that blends strategy, luck, and a touch of storytelling.
While miniatures gaming takes center stage, AdeptiCon’s appeal goes beyond the tabletop. The event boasts an impressive lineup of activities including seminars, workshops, and panels led by industry experts, artists, designers, and game developers. Whether you’re seeking advice on painting techniques, game design insights, or simply wish to learn more about the industry, there’s an educational aspect that caters to both novices and veterans.
Perhaps one of the most cherished aspects of AdeptiCon is the sense of community it fosters. Geeks and hobbyists who may be scattered across the globe throughout the year come together under one roof. This convergence of people who share a passion for creativity, strategic thinking, and imaginative storytelling creates an electric atmosphere of camaraderie and shared enthusiasm.
While AdeptiCon traditionally takes place in a physical venue (Illinois, USA) it’s worth noting that the world of geek culture is not confined solely to in-person events. Online communities, virtual conventions, and digital platforms have become integral in connecting enthusiasts worldwide. These changes reflect the evolving landscape of how geeks come together to celebrate their shared passions. AdeptiCon is more than just a convention; it’s a celebration of creativity, strategy, and the unapologetic love for all things geek. It’s a testament to the power of imagination, camaraderie, and the thriving subcultures that enrich our lives.
In partnership with Asmodee, Atomic Mass Games and Unplug Yourself we are proud to announce that for the first time South Africa will be included in this amazing World Championship event. What this means for local gamers is that they will stand a chance to win a ticket, flights and accommodation to compete against some of the worlds best players in the United States of America. If you are a Star Wars X-wing or Star Wars Legion player, you do not want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to go on a trip of a lifetime. For more information regarding the Worlds Qualifier events that will be held in Cape Town and Gauteng check out the following link (https://www.unplugyourself.co.za/star-wars-woq).
We hope to see you at the first events that will kick off on the 7th of October 😊
May the force (& dice) be with you!