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Thank You!

Wow, what an amazing weekend! This was by far the best Lexicon ever, and it was also our biggest ever. On behalf of all of us who help organize this great event, thank you to everyone who attended. We have far and way the best guests of any Con and you all make it so much fun to put on every year. Thank you!

So, do you want the really exciting news? Due to continuing renovations of the convention center, Lexicon 2019 will have 25% more space next year! This means a change to layout but will help us make sure we have enough tables for all the exciting events while greatly expanding the space available for open play. We can’t wait.

Would you like to step up your involvement, and volunteer to help with Lexicon 2019? Please send a note to our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@lexicongaming.com.

And last but not least, don’t forget that Lexicon moves to the first weekend in April next year because of the conflict with Easter. See you then!

You Too Can Learn-to-Play!

That’s right, our Learn-to-Play schedule is now online.  What is Learn-to-Play?  Learn-to-Play or LTP is where we at Lexicon arrange for some of the best local game players to teach you about some of the latest and most fun games.

LTPs tend to focus on four areas:

  • Newer games that folks would like to learn,
  • Classic or older games that for newer gamers,
  • Tournament warm-ups,
  • And our now famous 5 Games in 90 Minutes series where we focus on teaching games according to a theme.

5 Games in 90 is pleased to bring back such popular sessions as Games for Couples and Games Everyone Should Know.  Due to demand several of these sessions will be offered at multiple times throughout the weekend.

Our Tournament Warm-Ups are an opportunity for those wishing to participate in our tournaments (and win prizes) to learn the rules of the game beforehand or to get a refresher on the game.

Tournament Schedule Online

As we continue the roll-out of the Lexicon 2018 Schedule, we are pleased to announce that tournaments are now online. Tournaments come in all variety of shapes and sizes, but the main thing for you to know is that they all come with prizes!

Note: As with all Lexicon events, you must have a badge to participate in tournaments, a tournament ticket alone will not gain admittance.

Here is a quick summary of some of our tournaments:

Catan National Qualifier: The big event!  32 participants playing Catan with all winning prizes.  The overall winner gets an all-expense paid trip to Origins 2018.

State Championships: In cooperation with Envoy, we will host State Championships for Dimension, Skull King, Neuroshima Hex, Game of 49, Diamonds, Nevermore, and Ice Cool.

Convention Exclusive: That’s right, the convention only Pandemic Survival tournament returns. Twice!  We have added the new American Pharaoh room to our space to ensure that the director is heard by everyone!  You can’t play this at your FLGS.

Lexicon Tournaments: Our regular or semi-regular events such as Ticket to Ride (sponsored by the Rusty Scabbard), Valley of the Kings (with the designer Tom Cleaver), Splendor and DC Deck-Builder.

New Tournaments: We are very excited to be bringing you new tournaments from the cerebral Century Spice Road to the rambunctious and fun-for-all-ages Crokinole.  Other tournaments include Dicey Goblins and Evolution.

RPGs are Now Available

Great News!  As we continue the role out of the Lexicon 2018 Schedule, we have reached the Role Playing Games. The great majority of our RPGs are now available on the online schedule.  As always, RPGs are open to reserve your seat in advance.  There is a small $2 fee to guarantee your seat.  Any remaining seats will be filled on a first-come basis without charge at the time of the event.

You will find more than 50 events for Pathfinder, Starfinder, D&D Adventure League, D&D 5th Edition, and more on the site. You will also see that many of our other events are on the schedule to help you plan.  The (nearly) complete schedule will be fully online by Friday.

See you in just over 2 weeks!

Attendance Record Expected for Lexicon 2018

Pre-registration for Lexicon is at the highest it’s ever been … and the schedule is not even published yet.  (The schedule is slated to be published by next week.) All expectations are that this will be the biggest Lexicon to date, far surpassing 2017. Lexicon will continue to grow with the convention center and should be able to accommodate all the new guests. That said, guests can expect the Friday and Saturday parties to sell out, possibly before the end of pre-registration. So guests who wish to attend those events are encouraged to buy their tickets as soon as possible.

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Catan WinnersThe bottom line is that Lexicon 2018 is going to be amazing!  The Library is bigger than ever, the schedule is bigger than ever, the prizes are bigger than ever and the attendees are more awesome than ever!  Yeah, you know who we’re talking about.  We cannot wait to see everyone. This is going to be an amazing year.

Are you ready to … Party!

“The most fun I have ever had at Lexicon, I didn’t play a single game.  The Saturday Party was just so much fun.  Next year I want to get involved with their game show.” – Stacy M.

Friday and Saturday party tickets are now available online.  If you have been to one of our parties before, you most certainly have been waiting for this announcement.  If you have not, you don’t want to miss out.  Tickets ARE limited and will sell out.

Steve Jackson Games on Site

Steve Jackson Games, makers of such iconic games as Munchkin, Revolution, Ogre, Chez Geek, Simon’s Cat and more, will be on site demoing games all weekend.They will have two tables out in the open play area to show you all you need to know.  Steve Jackson games holds a special place in the heart of at least one Lexicon founder as Car Wars and Illuminati were part of his gaming formation.

So make sure to stop in at the Steve Jackson table and ask about any of their great games.

Schedule Final

So, now that we are less then a week away, we thought it would be a good idea to give everyone a list of all the things that you can do at the Con.

Parties and Special Events

  • Friday Night Party
  • Saturday Night Party
  • Saturday Breakfast with Buter
  • Sunday Greg’s Trivial Breakfast
  • Saturday Cosplay Contest
  • Sunday Kid’s Cosplay Contest
  • Crokinole Challenge

Tournaments

  • Catan National Qualifier – Win a trip to Gencon!
  • Agricola National Qualifier – Win a trip to Gencon!
  • Pandemic Survival! National Qualifier
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Evolution
  • Loopin’ Louie
  • Splendor
  • Valley of the Kings with Designer Tom Cleaver
  • Diamonds State Championship
  • Nevermore State Championship
  • Letter Tycoon State Championship
  • Game of 49 State Championship
  • Skull King State Championship
  • Dimension State Championship

Role Playing Games

  • Pathfinder Society – 17
  • D&D Adventure League – 10
  • Pathfinder – 7
  • Shadowrun – 5
  • Dungeons & Dragons – 3
  • Savage Worlds – 3
  • Call of Cthulhu – 2
  • Mystic Forces – 2
  • Fiasco – 1
  • Ten Candles – 1

Learn to Plays

  • Game Themes – 55
  • 5 Games in 90 Minutes – 8
  • THEMES – 3

Family Day

  • Kids Cosplay
  • Girl Scout Games
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Learn-to-Plays

Ticket to Ride and Splendor

Lexicon is pleased to announce the return of our Ticket to Ride and Splendor Tournaments.  TTR remains at it’s usual Saturday afternoon time, but Splendor will be moving to Saturday morning.  Also, as part of our continuing efforts to make Lexicon a fun and affordable weekend, we are introducing new pricing for these events.  Last year, these events cost $5, that cost is now included in your badge price and there is no charge for the event.  However, if you want to guarantee your spot in either of these tournaments (we all know how first come, first served can be), we will allow you to purchase an advance ticket for only $2, still $3 less than last year.  Only 12 advance tickets will be sold and when they are gone the event is full.

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