2017

What it's all about?

AnonyCon is an annual game convention that brings people together to have fun, build community and showcase new games. We bring story-focused games to a wider audience through an inclusive, weekend-long gathering. We welcome games of all types and each year we try to feature games with opportunities for creative storytelling and problem solving.

AnonyCon is also about friendship! Bring your friends to AnonyCon to receive prizes! And you're sure to make new friends while you are here!

Registration for 2017 will open on October 1st. Game submission will open July 1st.

You are also welcome to attend the convention without any advance scheduling. You can enjoy pick-up games, a wide assortment of RPGs, video games, card games and board games, and shop in the vendor area.

To help make this a fun weekend, we encourage you to stay at the Sheraton in Stamford so you won't need to travel. We have a block of rooms available at a special rate.

AnonyCon is dedicated to a harassment-free convention experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy can be found here.

FAQs

How Much?

$52 for the full weekend

When?

December 1-3, 2017.

Where?

Sheraton Stamford Hotel
700 East Main St
Stamford, CT 06901

Questions? Feedback?

info@anonycon.com

Want to help?

volunteering@anonycon.com

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Register to Play

Want to play?

A full weekend membership costs $52. We have a limited number of one-day memberships available as well.

All attendees need to register on WarHorn to sign up for events.

How to Register

  1. Click the “Register to Play” button. If you do not already have a WarHorn account, you will need to create one.
  2. Sign up to join your favorite events.
  3. Pay for your badge via PayPal on our WarHorn site. Include your WarHorn username in your order instructions or you cannot be cleared for signup.

Register to Play

GAME SUBMISSION IS CLOSED

Want to run a game?

Share your game proposals with us here. GMs who have their games committed in advance onto our schedule get discounts or free admission. We also have prizes and random prize drawings for our GMs and Volunteers. Submissions received before August 20th will be given scheduling priority, and will get first crack at player registrations.

How it works

You enter your game submission in this form. On August 20th, we will build the AnonyCon schedule, giving all submissions before that date equal scheduling preference. This game schedule will then be released to players on October 1st, when they will begin signing up.

Our GM organizer, Ben Bartell, will contact you about your GM schedule between August 20th and October 1st. When he does, please confirm your GM schedule and Warhorn username with him in order to get your registration discount applied. If you don’t have a Warhorn username, and plan to use our online registration process, please make a free Warhorn account here.

We understand that GM’ing is hard work, and appreciate the effort you put in! Because of this, GM’ing counts as volunteering at the convention, and each slot volunteered gives you a raffle entry for our swag, plus:

  • One slot = $10 discount for the weekend
  • Two slots = $20 discount for the weekend
  • Three or more = free admission for the weekend and prize tickets for each game above 3!

Sign up to GM or volunteer for some slots and then sign up to play in the slots you have open.

Running something new?

AnonyCon is a fostering environment for new stories, systems, and games of any type. We encourage you to share your new or developing games with us, and assure you that you will get plenty of supportive, enthusiastic, and constructive feedback from our players!

AnonyCon has happily hosted the unveiling of countless new stories, as well as several new systems, one of which went on to be Kickstarted. The convention is also a great play-testing opportunity for many other types of games, such as board and card games.

HOTEL BLOCK IS CLOSED

Need a place to stay?

We highly recommend you stay at the Sheraton Stamford Hotel for the weekend of the convention. It will be more fun to be local and not worry about travel time. The hotel has Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast.

You can reserve a room online at our special rate here!

Sheraton Stamford Hotel
700 East Main St
Stamford, CT
203-358-8400
800-325-3535

If you are making reservations by phone, mention AnonyCon and get a discount on your room!

If you are taking the train, the station is 0.7 miles from the hotel. You can call the hotel to arrange a shuttle from the station, or walk this way.

Pets The Sheraton Hotel welcomes you to bring your pets and keep them in your room. AnonyCon asks that you do not bring non-service animals into game sessions without explicit permission from all players in the room.

More detailed hotel info can be found here.


REFERRALS

Want to bring a friend?

AnonyCon is offering special AnonyCon dice bags in Loot-Tier colors and custom AnonyCon dice for people who help recruit for the event. For each new person you refer who attends, you unlock a new tier of color choices for your complimentary dice bag, and an extra 2d6! Collect your prize upon registration and use it during the event to show off how you helped AnonyCon to grow!

  • One referred guest: white AnonyCon dice bag
  • Two referred guests: green blue AnonyCon dice bag
  • Three referred guests: blue AnonyCon dice bag
  • Four referred guests: purple AnonyCon dice bag

If you have a preferred color but bring too many friends, you can always choose to get a dice bag from a lower tier than the one you earned. And if you don’t need all the dice, you can give them to your friends!


VENDING IS OPEN

Become A Vendor

Want to sell stuff?

AnonyCon is pleased to help vendors connect with our player base. If you would like to sell your wares at AnonyCon, please register for the event as a Vendor, and fill out and return our dealer packet.

Vendor pricing is $70/day or $125 for the entire weekend. This includes rental of a 12’ x 14’ space with two 6’ tables, and 2 passes to attend the event (and play in games). This fee may be paid partially or entirely of product in lieu of cash, upon negotiation with the Convention Coordinator.