CONVENTION PRICES If you pre-register by Jan 31st:
$90: Full week full gaming badge ($100 at the door)
$70: Full week open gaming badge ($80 at the door)
$45: Full week Jr badge (12 and under) for playing in adult games ($55 at the door)
Daily Tournament Play Badges:
$80: Friday-Sunday (pre-reg not available)
$70: Any 2 days except Fri-Sat (pre-reg not available)
$40: Any 1 day. If you stay longer the applicable multi-day badge price will apply (pre-reg not available)
Daily Open Gaming Badges:
$60: Friday-Sunday (pre-reg not available)
$50: Any 2 days except Fri-Sat (pre-reg not available)
$30: Any 1 day. If you stay longer the applicable multi-day badge price will apply (pre-reg not available)
Free: Jr badge (12 and under) if open gaming or playing in Jr events only (pre-reg not available)
Pre-registration is for convention-goers who plan to attend the
entire week for Open Gaming or Tournament play. For other
badge types, please pay at the door.
If you attend the con and stay an extra day the cost of the upgrade
will apply. Please come to the front desk to upgrade your badge
before you start the next gaming day.
Remember if you pre-register we are offering you a discount off the
regular price and with that in mind there are no refunds. A rain
check may be offered until the next year. Once you arrive at the convention info:
Once you arrive just stop by the registration desk to check-in
and pick-up your Name badge. This is where you would pick up
your free T-Shirt, Upgrade Gift or GM Polo.
If you didn't pre-register the registration desk just inside
the main Ballroom foyer will be where you get registered.
You will receive a name badge which is your ticket to all of
our events. Without it, the GM will ask you to go get it. So be
kind and wear it so we can see it please.
We will start our concessions on Tuesday at Lunchtime. The Hotel
will offer a Pizza service starting Monday so ask us at the desk
for a menu.
We do not allow outside food to be consumed inside of the
convention areas. That means please eat your food from Burger
King or other outside restaurants in your room or at the restaurant. Please understand that this is the hotel's policy and we have to enforce it.
We do not allow Smoking except outside.
PrezCon does not allow illegal drugs of any kind.
Please know that we enjoy looking at folks who are dressed up
but Weapons (Guns, Swords) are not allowed on the hotel premises.
Alcohol is allowed in all gaming areas but we ask that you buy
your alcohol from the Hotel Bar. NO outside Alcohol allow also if you are going to drink please attempt to not offend other gamers. If you abuse this we will ask you to leave the con.
The gift store next to the front desk has an ATM and all the
snacks you will need between meal times.
Tournaments & Demos
Here is how it works. We have a very friendly heat system. If the game is a Swiss (SW) or Swiss Elimination
(SwEl) you advance to a Semi or Final if you have enough wins or points. So, if you play Julius
Caesar, you can play all 3 rounds and advance to the semifinal. If
you want to jump in and play for fun in the later rounds, that is allowed as well.
Listed below are the available choices:
SWISS ELIMINATION [Swiss-Elim]: Any system using a number of
preliminary rounds in order to advance a pre-determined number
of finalists into a Single-Elimination (SE) format. It is often
used in conjunction with Multiple Heats to advance any winner of
a Multi-Player game,
SWISS: Any format of a pre-determined number of rounds in
which players with the best records are paired against each other in every round. A fair and publicized tie-breaking system is very important. Players are free to drop out after losing a
game, but the rounds continue for those willing to stay.
SINGLE ELIMINATION [SE]: Players play until they lose a game.
Multi-player games may also advance the highest runner-ups in
order to field the ideal number of players for the next round
(i.e., five or 25 for a five-player game).
DOUBLE ELIMINATION [DE]: Effectively, two Single Elimination
tournaments run in tandem with a winner's and loser's bracket.
Losers move to the loser's tournament to play other losers until
they're eliminated by a second loss. Rarely used due to its
length, it guarantees players at least two games. Best used with
short, two-player games.
CONTINUOUS: Rounds continue with minimal breaks until the winner is determined.
SCHEDULED: There are scheduled breaks of six or more hours
between rounds. Recommended for long multi-player games where continuous play becomes too much of the same thing.
MULLIGAN ROUND: An optional preliminary first round which
allows winners to skip the later, mandatory, first round. Losers
of the preliminary round are not penalized aside from required
play in the mandatory first round
MULTIPLE HEATS: Players usually qualify for SE second round by
winning any of up to four preliminary heats. Players can enter
one or more heats without limit.
Demos will be run throughout the convention. At the bottom of the main staircase leading to the Promenade Ballroom will be where we have set aside space for our Demo events. This year we will
have two tables that will be used for demo games only. The schedule
for our Demo event will be in your convention booklet and on the
wall throughout the convention. With over 40 Demos planned, please
take some of your time to learn a new game or an Old
We look forward to seeing all of you at PrezCon: the Winter
Thank you all for supporting us over the past 2 decades.
PrezCon has been awarded the Settlers of
Catan Mid-Atlantic Qualifier. The winner of this year's
event in addition to a Prezcon plaque will receive
transportation to and hotel lodging at GenCon 2020 (up to
$500), which hosts the Settlers of Catan USA tournament. The
U.S. Champion qualifies to compete for the Catan World
Championship in Essen, Germany, all expenses paid.Settlers of Catan
Many Columbia block games are
scheduled with a special ColumbiaCon plaque (Tom Dalgliesh
Award) awarded to the overall winner. Columbia Games
tournaments involved this year include: Victory in Europe,
Hammer of the Scots, Crusader Rex, Texas Glory, Julius
Caesar, Richard III, and The Last Spike.
An American Revolution mini-con at Prezcon
Play American Revolutionary War games and accumulate points toward the coveted George Washington Award.