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+.
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.)
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
train schedules to Amherst and Northampton. Post on the JiffyCon Google Group
for ride shares or contact an organizer.
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.
We want you to GM or facilitate a game! Submit your game bid here:
GMs get a $5 discount to their entrance fee.
See our full JiffyCon Game List!
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)
- Doomed survivors fighting against a sunless apocalypse. (tabletop rpg, run by designer)
- 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)
Afternoon Session (2:30pm - 6:30pm)
$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.
If you have questions about vending at JiffyCon, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 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!