This year we are excited to beam into the Heritage Holodeck with a display area featuring some of their fantastic gaming brands, and games for demo play. We also welcome back Roxley Game Laboratory and InsideUp Games from previous years with fun interactive booths. Come check out these great guests and enjoy a demo!
Take part in any of these activities and get tickets to enter draws for great prizes. The more you play the more tickets you can get so enjoy as much as you can!
NEW IN 2018 – GAMING PANELS/PRESENTATIONS
The following 3 activities are a new event format to Thunder Games & Gifts’ Game Zone we can’t wait to bring to you! TECH ASSISTED DUELING PAINTERS Join this audience participation presentation and help decide what theme the Dueling Painters will use and vote by applause as they race to completely paint a gaming miniature to the satisfaction of the audience. The moderator will use camera equipment connected to a projector to display the painting as it’s happening on a large screen and take the audience through the steps and techniques of painting the Dueling Artists are using. ROLE-PLAYING GAME MASTERY PANEL Our panel of 3 Role-Playing enthusiasts and dare we say experts each present to you a specific part of the Game Mastering experience. From campaign creation to how to adapt your story to player decisions there will be presentations and Q&A time so bring your note book! CHARACTER DRAWING PRESENTATION This presentation is a great primer for anyone looking to draw their favourite characters. There will be fantasy and anime characters presented with traditional and digital drawing styles used. These techniques can be used for characters you have only imagined or that you would like to bring your own flavour to, for example your favourite video game character.
Learn and play all kinds of fun board games, card games, and miniature games with a huge schedule of options Saturday and Sunday. Some games that will be available to enjoy are Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars: Legion, Warhammer Underworlds, Pokemon Trading Card Game, Captain Sonar and more than 20 others. Make sure to check your program schedule so you don’t miss anything you want to try. Let’s Play!
PREREGISTERED MINIATURE PAINTING CONTEST - PREREGISTRATION REQ'D BY OCT 25
Enter your own miniature(s) into this contest before ThunderCon and they will be displayed during the Con with prizes awarded at the Closing Ceremonies. Any kind of miniature can be entered into the contest and you can enter multiple times although you can only be awarded one of the prizes. Models will be judged by a local panel of miniature painters according to the criteria listed on the entry form PDF below. The top 3 will receive ThunderCon 2018 trophies! There will also be a ‘Fan Favourite’ prize this year as all the entries can be voted on by everyone in attendance. Register your entries at Thunder Games & Gifts up to Thursday Oct 25th. This contest has a $5 entry fee.
An absolute favourite each year is back with some new twists. Take part in up to three different workshops by popular manufacturers Games Workshop, Battlefront, and Warlord! Paint and take home a miniature or three of your own. This year you can take a picture of your creation in our premade scenic photo booth to enter a draw for a great miniature painting package. While there vote on the models on display for the ‘Fan Favourite’ award announced at the closing ceremonies.
On-Demand gaming events
Sign up for a number of single round gaming events and face off vs your friends and other gamers for sweet prizes! On demand events will include at least Munchkin, Pokemon Trading Card Game, Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game, Heroclix Miniatures Game, Uno, and Gorus Maximus. On-demand events have varying additional entry fees.
7:00pm SATURDAY EVENING GAMING LOUNGE
There will be volunteer lead sessions of various games to take part in and space to do your own thing. Enjoy one of many available games for some casual play or open and play with some of the new swag you picked up in the Diagon Alley Vendor Showcase. Let’s Play!
We are converting the Interactive Gaming Area into an Adventuring Area with Dungeons & Dragons campaigns running during the evening. There will be multiple volunteer lead sessions you can pop in and out of to try it out or stick with one until the end! Features adventures run by panelists from the Role-Playing Game Mastery Panel.
7:00pm SATURDAY EVENING HEROCLIX SEALED TOURNAMENT – PREREGISTRATION AVAILABLE
This is a great event for beginners and experienced players alike. Choose a combination of unopened booster packs and gravity feed packs to get a total of 10 miniatures and build a 300pt team for this 3 round tournament. Win great prizes including a 1stplace ThunderCon 2018 trophy! This tournament has an entry fee of $20 with a ThunderCon Saturday or Weekend Pass and $25 without a pass. This event can be preregistered for at Thunder Games & Gifts or signed up for at ThunderCon 2018.
This year we welcome Asmodee Canada as a new special guest with a display area featuring some of their fantastic gaming brands, and games for demo play. Using the narrative power of games, we aspire to create experiences that follow game players throughout their life, across all forms of media. We are committed to offering to every person the opportunity to live great stories and intense moments.
Roxley Game Laboratory
Roxley Games specializes in games that are innovative. Whether it’s a new theme or a new mechanism, we strive to bring something different to the market under our brand. Roxley Games are also highly polished: we do not release games that are half baked, and do our absolute best to ensure the ones we do release are well balanced. Roxley Games is not only obsessed with creating well developed, highly polished games. We also only release games that feature stunningly beautiful art appropriately targeted to a game’s audience, and intuitive, sophisticated graphic design. https://roxley.com
Inside Up Games began before it was ever named, when board game enthusiast Conor McGoey was struck with an original game idea while lying awake one night. Luckily the striking didn’t leave any permanent bruising, just the foundation for “Summit” which would become this company’s first game. Learn more at www.insideupgames.com and visit Conor’s booth to play a demo of Summit and see if you have what it takes to survive the climb!
Get Your Geek On, Thunder Bay! 2020 at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition (CLE)!
Sat. September 19, 10:00am-6:00pm Sun. September 20, 10:00am - 5:00pm