RinCon is on the horizon

Ahoy there, gamers!

We’re sailing full steam ahead for RinCon on June 23-25, but we’ve got a few ports of call along the way – you’ll find details below, and we hope to see you at one of the events!  And check out a preview of all the great programming we’ll have at RinCon – let’s get KRAKEN!

BUY YOUR RINCON TICKETS HERE!  And don’t forget to pick up some food and beverage vouchers as well – they’ll be good at all the bars and restaurants onsite, and $30 gets you a $50 voucher.   Casino Del Sol has 11 different food options, from $8 burritos at Abuelita’s or chili-cheese dogs at the Bingo hall, to the $25/person Festa Buffet (2 people can visit the buffet for one of our $30 vouchers, plus a bit of tax!), to pan-Asian or Italian cuisine, to sandwiches and pizza, and finish it off with gelato or donuts.  Or if you’re really looking to go gourmet-wild, PY Steakhouse is the place for you.  Food options are very scarce nearby offsite, so the Casino Del Sol food/beverage vouchers are absolutely your best deal.  Game the system, on us!  These vouchers will NOT be available for purchase onsite, so get them now while you can.

And speaking of gaming the system, maximize your odds that you get to play your favorite game and sign up to run a session, and then (for board games) check the box that says “GM will be playing.”  Fill out this form and we’ll send you your discount code based on how many hours of programming you present.  Don’t like teaching or running games? You can volunteer to help out at or before RinCon, and also get a discounted or free badge.  Click here for details and to sign up to support SAGA’s non-profit, community-based, 100% volunteer-run convention.  It’s all hands on deck – we need your help!

Don’t miss these important RinCon dates and deadlines:

5/21 Last day for early registration6/5 Online game sign-ups open
5/28 Last day for GM discount6/5 Last day to reserve hotel room
6/4 Last day to submit games6/18 Online ticket sales close


THIS SATURDAY 5/20, 10AM-10PM: Fundraiser Family Game Day at the Casino Del Sol Conference Center, 5655 W. Valencia Road  
$5 suggested donation, and we’ll have fantastic raffles all day long.  Enter the casino property from Valencia Rd., follow signs and park in the free garage. Come in through the lobby, and the Conference Center is on your left. We’ll be getting into the nautical / aquatical theme for this year, so bring your favorite game about Atlantis, pirates, deep-sea creatures, seafaring trade, or anything else.  One of our special guests, Jessica Feinberg, will be there in the middle of the day selling her amazing artwork and streaming some creation content!  Come chat with her about online presence, branding, and how to run a successful Kickstarter.  And, as a separate event from 12-4PM, we’ll also have our second…
Premier RPG Fundraiser: a session of the pirate-themed Rapscallion from Magpie Games!  It will be run remotely by a Magpie Games Curated Play professional GM, and will include swag bags and refreshments.  Get your ticket for the RPG fundraiser event here!

NEXT SUNDAY 5/28, 2-6PM at Snakes & Lattes (988 E University Blvd,)
Board Game Triathlon: Three games, three rounds, one winner! 
Someone will go home with the prize and bragging rights around town!  Entry fee is $5, you can get your ticket here. Come have some great food and drinks, and play some award-winning games!  The three rounds will be Cascadia, Scout, and a mystery game to be announced at the event.  A hint: it was recently nominated for a very prestigious award!

Fully remote Premium RPG Fundraiser – Avatar: Legends
Time/date to be set by GM and players

Return to the beloved world of Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra, this time as the heroes of the story!  Tell stories of bravery and sacrifice as you play heroes from the Four Nations who seek to keep the world in harmony, protect people from dangerous threats, and lift others’ spirits when hope appears lost…all while learning what it means to be heroes!  Adventure awaits—together you and your group might protect local merchants from the Triple Threat Triad in Republic City, travel through a spirit portal to rescue a child taken into the Spirit World, negotiate peace between feuding communities within the Earth Kingdom, or pursue mysteries (and villains) you discover during your travels!  This curated play event is a fully remote session, with actual time/date to be set by the players once ticket sales close. The Magpie Games Curated Play Program connects gamers with awesome, paid GMs who receive training and support from Magpie staff. You can read more about the Curated Play Program here, including Magpie’s Customer Service Agreement, and register for this event by purchasing your ticket here! All money raised by this event goes to presenting special programming at RinCon 2023.

–The RinCon Crew of Scalawags