Wednesday, January 31, 2007

TixCon 2007 in Ohio

TixCon 2007

Date: Saturday April 14th, 2007

Time: Noon - 8 p.m. est

Place: Courtyard Toledo Airport Holland
1435 East Mall Drive
Holland, Ohio 43528 USA
Phone: 1-419-866-1001

Local Attractions: There are a number of nearby hotels, some within walking distance. There is a "cheap" movie theater about a block away. Tons of restaurants and fast food, within about 3-4 miles or less. This hotel is adjacent to a shopping complex anchored by Target, Sam's Club, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Krogers, and a number of smaller shops. All of this is located just off of 75.

Cost: $10 for particpants. All entrants will receive a bag of swag while supplies last. (i.e. - Free stuff including figs)

Attacktix Events:

  • 100 point Marvel only tournament
  • 100 point Transformers only tournament
  • 100 point Star Wars only tournament
  • 200 point Open Tournament tournament
  • Chirpa and or Hulk Bowling/Curling
  • Gunslinging Side Games
  • Attacktix Custom Contest
  • Charity Auction - Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
  • Open Gaming


Tournament Guidelines:

Unless noted otherwise, the following rules will be in place for squad building.

  • Maximum of one Tournament Figure per squad
  • Maximum of one EACH of Gold Figures per squad
  • Maximum of FIVE each of all other figures (by collector number, you could have five each of the Grievous Bodyguards from Series 1 and Series 2)
  • No Megas allowed

FAQ:
Q: What is gunslinging?
A: In a gunslinging event you get to challenge someone like myself or Joe Manzo to a battle...win, and get a good prize fig. These are pick-up games and not a tournament in and of themselves per se.

Q: "Force Movement", ok?
A: We'll be using the 1 Tix = 1 Inch rule...if there is a problem, a judge will use another fig to remeasure the distance...full moves should be within one tix or so when remeasured.

Q: Is there anything nearby for my family to do while I'm playing?
A: Sure. There are plenty of places to eat, some nearby shopping and a movie theater. There are also some nice malls about 10 or 15 minutes away. Family members who are not participating are welcome to also observe the event and will not need to pay an entry fee.

Q: What does the entry fee cover?
A: All of the events for the day. I expect to have tons of prizes, including door prizes and random drawings. The fee will go towards paying for the cost of the event.

Q: Is there an age limit?
A: Absolutely not! If there are enough younger players, we will possibly run an Apprentice event alongside a Master event. We should also have some people on hand that can teach the game to new players.

Q: What if my figure is messed up or modified?
A: These will be case by case decided by judges. Simple mods like repainted lightsabers would be allowed for example.

Q: Who will judge the custom contest?
A: All attendees can vote on the custom contest. Customs could be repaints or hand crafted figs.

Q: If there is an age break, what will it be?
A: Probably 12 and under, 13 and up.

1 comment:

dmanmom said...

My son, 9 really wants to come to the tournament, but has nver been to one before. As I am from Maryland, and would need to make my reservations soon, what advice can you give me? How many people usually attend these events?