CAFCON 2018 was a tremendous success and we want to thank all of our sponsors, partners, vendors, staff, volunteers, game masters, and attendees! We once again broke our attendance record and had even more games on site to challenge and entertain those who attended.
Our CAFCON CARES Charity Raffle & Auction raised around $900! Half of the proceeds went to the Meeting Place Mission. We raised around $420 for the Meeting Place Mission (a homeless, battered women’s, and transitional shelter) in Morganton, NC.
The other half of our total charity raised will go to our own special Battlepenguin, Debbie Meder to help out with paying for treatment, comforts, whatever she needs in her fight against that ugly, stupid bastard known as cancer. We ❤️ you Debbie.
We had some great and noted game masters. One in particular was Frank Schmidt, author of the critically-acclaimed and award winning Adventures in Filbar series of AD&D-5e modules. CAFCON has always been proud to support and work with Frank. We definitely look forward to working with him again for our 2019 convention (oh yeah, CAFCON 2019 is definitely gonna happen!).
Speaking of AD&D-5e, another extremely popular offering was the Alien: Encounter which was run by Tori Cole. This was an adventure set in the Aliens universe, but utilized the 5e rule set.
Although there were so many games and events worth mentioning, we'd be remiss if we didn't give solid props to James Keller who ran the extremely popular Wizard's Risk II. In fact, James was awarded top DM at our awards ceremony (determined by attendee open vote).
We also had our first VIP-Exclusive game with The Silver Sphinx, a collaborative AD&D-1e tournament dungeon crawl. Initial response was so overwhelming positive, we opened a 2nd session so more people could play!
Also returning to CAFCON this year was the Pathfinder Society! These gamers totally crushed it this year with full tables filled with entertained and challenged players. We absolutely look forward to working (and gaming) with the PFS again in 2019.
We would also like to extend a humble and sincere THANK YOU to all of our sponsors and vendors: M.R. Mathias, Dragon Scale Armory LLC, Playing with Electrons to Make Stories, High Level Games, Jeff C. Stevens, Adventures in Filbar, P.S. Broaddus, AVL Scarefest, Rocket Pig Games, Phil Stone (2018 CAFCON Signature Artist), Lenard Lakofka, The Funky Grognard, Compass Gaming, Gamer's Stronghold, Lilian Oake, Joshua Robertson, DungeonPrint.com, The Red Barn, String Theory Crafts, Bards of Greyhawk, Tabletop RPG Gamers, Vs.NerdStuff, 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Uncensored, DM Talk.
In the end, CAFCON 2018 was a fun-filled, challenging, and entertaining fantasy, gaming, and roleplaying convention for everyone who attended! And you can be assured that we at CAFCON will work even harder to ensure that next year's convention will be even better!
Why? Because we will always be resolved to never lose sight of our mission at CAFCON: Celebrating the Player and the Game!