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The Big Board Game Update

On January 15, 2017, Posted by , In CaptainCon 2017, With Comments Off on The Big Board Game Update

CaptainCon is proud to announce our partnership with Double Exposure to bring some exciting board game developments to the 2017 show.  CaptainCon will be hosting the RI championships of 6 separate games – win one and you win a trophy, a copy of the game, and a ticket to DEXCON 20…

We’ve got a Bigger Boat

On May 11, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By ,,, , With Comments Off on We’ve got a Bigger Boat

We’ve been quiet around here lately, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy.  More updates will be coming soon, but for now we want to share a map. That’s the preliminary layout for CaptainCon 2017.  You’ll note a number of cool changes. First of all, we added more space…

2017 Dates Are Set

On March 20, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By ,,, , With Comments Off on 2017 Dates Are Set

That’s right, we’ve got dates for 2017! CaptainCon 2017 will take place February 3-5, 2017. We’re back at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, RI for 2017 to fill the place with games and good times.  In fact, we’re expanding.  We’ve added the Rotunda and the Tiverton ballroom to our footprint…

Doing Good While Having Fun

On March 12, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Doing Good While Having Fun

Yesterday was an exciting day for a couple of us here at the New England Privateers.  After a few weeks of trying to make the logistics work, we were finally able to deliver the check from the Lost Hemisphere Charity Raffle held at CaptainCon 2016 to Rosie’s Place.  You can…

Post CaptainCon 2016 wrap-up

On February 22, 2016, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Post CaptainCon 2016 wrap-up

Thank you everyone for coming out and making CaptainCon 2016 a big success!  We here in the CaptainCon Crew were a bit nervous about switching dates and locations on such short notice, but we were overjoyed to see the response. CaptainCon 2016 is truly in the books now.  All the…

The Lucky Coin

On November 16, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on The Lucky Coin

Presenting the concept art for this year’s CaptainCon Challenge Coin: As I mentioned in a previous update, the challenge coin has its roots in military tradition where its current common use is at the bar.  One person will produce his/her coin and thus challenge the other service members present to…

The CaptainCon Challenge Coin

On November 11, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on The CaptainCon Challenge Coin

For several years now, we’ve been producing commemorative challenge coins like the one you see here for CaptainCon and other convention events.  They’re a great keepsake to remind you of good times at the convention and help us raise funds to cover the cost of the show, but I wanted…

What is the Captain’s Log?

On November 6, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on What is the Captain’s Log?

The CaptainCon crew are hard at work lining up the schedule of events and getting ready for registration to open in a couple weeks, but I thought I’d take some time out to answer a question that comes up frequently from new attendees: What is this Captain’s Log thing? Simply…

Ruminating on Registrations

On March 27, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Ruminating on Registrations

Anyone who has ever attended a gaming convention knows the anxiety of waiting for the registration window to open.  Am I going to be able to get a hotel room before they all sell out?  Will I get into all the events I want?  What about those guys that just…

CaptainCon 2015 – just how big is our bigger boat?

On March 26, 2015, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on CaptainCon 2015 – just how big is our bigger boat?

In 2014, CaptainCon was a solid success with a ballroom full of gamers playing all weekend long.  But that was just the tip of the iceberg.  For 2015, we’ve added a few thousand additional square feet of gaming space – the entire second floor of the hotel convention space –…