Thursday, April 21, 2016

JiffyCon West MA, Hampshire College in Amherst, June 11, 2016!

JiffyCon West MA will be held in Franklin Patterson Hall, at Hampshire College 893 West Street, in scenic, rural Amherst, MA.

We're a small local convention, dedicated to showcasing independently published and small-press role playing games.


Saturday, June 11, 2016
8:00am thru 7pm
Games start at 9am!

Planning to attend? Pre-register here!
(Pre-reg puts your name on our attendance list and gives you a $5 discount to attend. Pay when you get here!)

If you need to reach an organizer, email jiffycon at gmail or ping us on G+.

About JiffyCon:

Founded in 2006, we hold these events once or twice yearly alternating between the eastern and western parts of the state. This year we are partnering with Glow Lime Games, Modern Myths and Pioneer Valley Game Developers to bring these games to you.

We love to introduce people to new games--tabletop rpgs, board games, card games, live action occasionally. You can play games with their designers, great GMs who love the games, and also try out games in progress (those will be marked "Playtest"). No prior knowledge is need for any of the games. All attendees are asked to abide by our code of conduct (link soon).

All you need is an open mind and a free Saturday. Come meet new friends and discover fantastic, adventure-full and somtimes heart-wrenching worlds you can make your own.

Other Events TBD: 

  • We hope to add a Friday night gathering or game creation event. Stay tuned!
  • Saturday night is a great time to get to know folks from the convention better--hope you can join us in Northampton for a gathering with other attendees. (Details with registration.)

Registration:

Sign up for both the morning and afternoon sessions will take place from 8:00am to 9am immediately following your on-site payment of the registration fee. It is $10 if you pre-register, or $15 at the door.

Sessions will be held in rooms 104, 105 and 106. Please see this site for accessibility information.

Note: Pioneer Valley Transport Authority buses reach Hampshire College. For more information please see schedule for Route 29 Mt Holyoke/Hampshire/Amherst/UMass (summer schedule) and the Route 36 Olympia Drive/Atkins Farms.

For regional bus information see Peter Pan bus lines and Amtrak train schedules to Amherst and Northampton. Post on the JiffyCon Google Group for ride shares or contact an organizer.

Schedule

Doors open at 8:00am.
Sign up for Games: 8:00-9am.
Morning Session: 9am to 1:00pm.
Lunch Break: 1:00pm to 2:30pm.
Afternoon Session: 2:30pm to 6:30pm.
Done by 7:00pm.

Games

We want you to GM or facilitate a game! Submit your game bid here:
http://tinyurl.com/jiffyjuneGM2016

GMs get a $5 discount to their entrance fee.

See our full JiffyCon Game List!

Games include:
Fall of Magic - Magic is dying, and the Magus is dying with it. (tabletop rpg)
Weird War I  -  Things not of this earth crawl through the corpse-choked mud of Flanders. (tabletop rpg, sneak preview by designer)
Ten Candles - Doomed survivors fighting against a sunless apocalypse. (tabletop rpg, run by designer)
Hearts Blazing - A card-driven storygame of fictional conflict and romance. (tabletop rpg run by the designer)
Barking at the Moon - A love triangle between a beloved mortal and two supernatural creatures. (tabletop rpg in playtest run by the designer, hack of Shooting the Moon)

Morning Session (9am - 1:00pm)
  • 6-7 games

Afternoon Session (2:30pm - 6:30pm)

  • 6-7 games

Entry Fee

$10 per pre-registered attendee (age 12 and under $5, 5 and under no charge)
$15 per attendee at the door

Please note that we will not have child care, but we will put any parents who request it in touch with others to cooperate on alternate entertainment for kids.

Vending

If you have questions about vending at JiffyCon, send us an email at jiffycon@gmail.com

Food

We will provide snacks and drinks through-out the day. For lunch, walk to nearby farm market and deli/restaurant Atkins Farm , or drive out to Amherst for a wide selection of eat-in or take out food at places like Mission Cantina, Flayvor's of Cook Farm, Amherst Chinese, Antonio's Pizza by the Slice and Fresh Side.

Past JiffyCons

In past JiffyCons we've featured locally grown games like Time and TempShooting the MoonMisspent Youth1001 Nights, and Shock:Human Contact as well as games in development such as Tales of the Fisherman's Wife and Swords without Master. We love both the old school and the newfangled. We welcome board games and rpgs. Our attendees have come from far and wide throughout New England, and our attendance has steadily increased over the past decade. We couldn't have done it without the kind folks who GM and facilitate GM-less goodness!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

JiffyCon East is Saturday, May 30th!

JiffyCon East will be in Davis Square at Unity Church, 6 William Street, in beautiful Somerville, Massachusetts.

Sign up for both the morning and afternoon sessions will take place from 8:30am to 9am immediately following your on-site payment of the $5 registration fee.

Note: Most of the parking in Davis Square is limited to 2-hour or permit only. We strongly suggest you take the T to Davis Square.

If you need to reach an organizer, email jiffycon at gmail or ping us on G+.

Schedule

Doors open at 8:30am.
Sign up for Games: 8:30-9am.
Morning Session: 9am to 12:30pm.
Lunch Break: 12:30pm to 2pm.
Afternoon Session: 2pm to 6pm.
Done by 6:30pm.

Games

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Entry Fee

$5 per attendee.

About JiffyCon

In past JiffyCons we've featured locally grown games like Time and Temp, Shooting the Moon, Misspent Youth, 1001 Nights, and Shock:Human Contact as well as games in development such as Tales of the Fisherman's Wife and Swords without Master. We love both the old school and the newfangled. Our attendees have come from far and wide throughout New England, and our attendance has steadily increased over the past decade. We couldn't have done it without the kind folks who GM and facilitate GM-less goodness.

🎲

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GMs Wanted for JiffyCon East, May 30th

JiffyCon returns to the Boston area on Saturday 30 May 2015!
If you would like to run a game, fill out the GM signup form. If you have any questions, email jiffycon at gmail or ping us on G+. We want to have the full list of games available by May 23d, so the sooner you sign up, the better.
JiffyCon East will be in Davis Square at Unity Church, 6 William Street, in beautiful Somerville, Massachusetts

Tentative Schedule

Doors open at 8:30am.
Sign up for Games: 8:30-9am.
Morning Session: 9am to 12:30pm.
Lunch Break: 12:30pm to 2pm.
Afternoon Session: 2pm to 6pm.
Done by 6:30pm.

List of Games

Last updated: Sunday 10 May

Entry Fee

TBD but probably $10

About JiffyCon

In past JiffyCons we've featured locally grown games like Time and Temp, Shooting the Moon, Misspent Youth, 1001 Nights, and Shock:Human Contact as well as games in development such as Tales of the Fisherman's Wife and Swords without Master. We love both the old school and the newfangled. Our attendees have come from far and wide throughout New England, and our attendance has steadily increased over the past decade. We couldn't have done it without the kind folks who GM and facilitate GM-less goodness.

Monday, April 20, 2015

JiffyCon East MA - May 30, 2015

Save the Date!  Saturday, May 30, 2015

JiffyCon is coming back to Somerville in May. More details on games and schedule soon.

The con will be held at the Unity Church, 6 William St, Somerville, MA.

Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 3, 2014

JiffyCon East is Saturday, November 15! (2014)

JiffyCon East is almost here! And at a brand new location! Get ready for a full day of gaming and playtesting.

JiffyCon East will be at 63 Melcher St, Boston, a short walk over the bridge from South Station. There's nearby parking at Necco Street/Court, a mere $5 for all-day Saturday, or try your luck with street parking.

Sign up for both the morning and afternoon sessions will take place from 8:30am to 9am immediately following your on-site payment of the $5 registration fee.

If you need to reach an organizer, email jiffycon at gmail or ping us on G+.

Schedule

Doors open at 8am.
Sign up for Games: 8:30-9am.
Morning Session: 9am to 12:30pm.
Lunch Break: 12:30pm to 2pm.
Afternoon Session: 2pm to 6pm.
Done by 6:30pm.

Entry Fee

$5 per attendee.

Schedule

Morning

Afternoon

Want to run a game?

We realize some GMs may be busy planning for Metatopia! It's not too late to sign up to run a game. Fill out the GM signup form. Please let us know by the end of Wednesday.

About JiffyCon

In past JiffyCons we've featured locally grown games like Time and Temp, Shooting the Moon, Misspent Youth, 1001 Nights, and Shock:Human Contact as well as games in development such as Tales of the Fisherman's Wife and Swords without Master. We love both the old school and the newfangled. We play rpgs and board games, sometimes larp or freeform. Our attendees have come from far and wide throughout New England, and our attendance has steadily increased over the past five years. We couldn't have done it without the kind folks who GM and facilitate GM-less goodness.


Sunday, September 28, 2014

GMs Wanted for JiffyCon East in November!

JiffyCon returns to the Boston area on Saturday 15 November 2014!

If you would like to run a game, fill out the GM signup form. If you have any questions, email jiffycon at gmail or ping us on G+. We want to have the full list of games available by November 8st, so the sooner you sign up, the better.

JiffyCon East will be a new venue on Melcher Street in Fort Point, Boston, between South Station and the BCEC!

Tentative Schedule

Doors open at 8:30am.
Sign up for Games: 8:30-9am.
Morning Session: 9am to 12:30pm.
Lunch Break: 12:30pm to 2pm.
Afternoon Session: 2pm to 6pm.
Done by 6:30pm.

Entry Fee

TBD but probably $10

About JiffyCon

In past JiffyCons we've featured locally grown games like Time and Temp, Shooting the Moon, Misspent Youth, 1001 Nights, and Shock:Human Contact as well as games in development such as Tales of the Fisherman's Wife and Swords without Master. We love both the old school and the newfangled. Our attendees have come from far and wide throughout New England, and our attendance has steadily increased over the past decade. We couldn't have done it without the kind folks who GM and facilitate GM-less goodness.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Local Games at the Brass Buckle, September 27, Greenfield, MA

Local Games at the Brass Buckle


Come and enjoy three hours of food and gaming with us on Saturday, September 27th at the Brass Buckle cafe in Greenfield, MA, from 3 to 6 PM.

It's a casual event. No entrance fee or registration. But please order something from the Brass Buckle's menu to show we appreciate the space and support. And if you've got a game you'd like to run, feel free to announce it in the Google+ thread linked to below.

Where? The Brass Buckle in Greenfield, MA. 204 Main Street.

When? Saturday, September 27th, starting at 3 PM EDT.

Feel free to share this with all interested parties.

RSVP or let us know what game you're bringing at the Google+ thread here:
Local Game at the Brass Buckle Google+ Thread