Account creation on Warhorn is now closed. Ability to register for events is now open. Advanced tickets now closed, tickets will be available at the door. Event submission is closed.
How to Register for events (please read fully):
1) Pre-purchase a ticket via our website or store location
2) go here – Register to Atttend
3) Create a user account
4) Wait for GottaCon Staff to clear you (remember only people who have purchased tickets can pre register for events). You will receive an email letting you know you have been cleared.
5) Once you have been cleared, you browse the event listing (while logged in) by going here - Gaming Schedule
6) Then you sign up for the events you want.
If you are organizing an event or are an exhibitor at our show please let us know which event or which exhibitor and we will clear your account.
Our company is GottaCon Conventions and we host an annual hobby based gaming event called GottaCon. After a fourth successful year, GottaCon 2013 is set to take place on February 1st to 3rd, 2013 at the Pearkes Recreation centre in Victoria, BC. The 2012 show saw an increase in attendance which exceeded 1,500 individual attendees and attendance for the 2013 show is expected to continue to grow.
GottaCon is a three-day broad spectrum gaming convention that is held annually on the first weekend in February in Victoria, British Columbia. GottaCon celebrates the science fiction and fantasy genres, covers many related hobbies and offers a one stop experience for the fans and enthusiasts of those genres.
The vision of GottaCon is to host something for everyone including free-play and tournaments in board games, collectible/non-collectible miniatures, collectible trading cards, role-playing games, and electronic gaming as well as demonstrations, contests, information sessions, workshops, a variety of exhibitors.
Our goal is to deliver a high quality and exciting environment that will establish GottaCon as an annual destination that participants will return to for years to come. Our 2013 event, called GottaCon 2013, will be our fifth show. The convention doors open at 5:00pm Friday and do not close until 7:00pm Sunday (around the clock gaming for an entire weekend).
GottaCon will take place at Pearkes Recreation Centre at 3100 Tillicum Rd. with over 24,000 square feet of floor space.
History of GottaCon Attendance
First show (GottaCon 2009) attendance: 600
Second show (GottaCon 2010) attendance: 900
Third show (GottaCon 2011) attendance: 1100
Fourth show (GottaCon 2012) attendance: 1500
Anticipated GottaCon 2013 attendance: 1800 to 2000 Individuals
For more information on our company and our show please visit www.gottacon.com
Event Listing Legend
*Please note that all events with an entry fee are subject to HST unless otherwise indicated.
BG = Board Game
EG = Electronic Game
Mini = Miniature based game (collectible and non-collectible)
RPG = Roleplaying Game
TCG = Tradable Card Game
WS/P = Workshop or Discussion Panel
November 8, 2012
Event registration now open for advance ticket holders.
October 22, 2012
Tickets now on sale.
October 10, 2012
Pre-registration not open, events will continue to be populated over the next 8 weeks.
October 10, 2012
Advance tickets set to open as of October 22, 2012. Once tickets go live they can be purchased via our website and in participating retail locations.
- To submit an event please contact the related individual (event submission is closed):
Board Games: Lee Guille, Board Games Manager at email@example.com
Miniatures: Paul Puhallo, Miniatures Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Role Playing Games: Mike Gruber, Role Playing Games Manager at email@example.com
Special Events: Jules Sherred, Special Events Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Video Game Events: Spencer Whitney, LAN Operations Manager at email@example.com
All other events such as TCGs, etc: Evan Hatch, GottaCon Partner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Event Listing Updates
- RPG - "You Choose – GM Nathan's Choose Your Own Modular Madness Adventurama" - added Sunday 12:00am
- RPG - "Storm Battalion – Third Eye Games: alls riot on the Western front" - added Sunday 9:00am
- Minis - Firestorm Armada Minis - added Sunday 9:00am
- WS/P - D&D Improv - added Saturday 9:30pm
- BG - Shadowfist Demo - added Saturday 2:00pm
- BG - Power Grid - added Friday 7:00pm
- BG - Spirit Tag - added Friday at 7:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm
- BG - Dominion - added Saturday 2:00pm
- BG - Fantasy Flight Game LCG - added Saturday 12:00am
January 1, 2013
- RPG - GottaCon Midnight Madness - added Saturday 12:00am
- Special Event - VicLug - VicWars - added all weekend
- Special Event - VicLug - Kid Build - added all weekend
- WS/P - “Unusual” Fandoms: Bronies - added Sunday 2:30pm
- WS/P - WS/P - Project London Screening - added Sunday 12:00pm
- WS/P - GM Roundtable – Enhanced Story Telling - added Sunday 10:00am
- WS/p - Standard Action: Exclusive Showing and Q&A - added Saturday 6:30pm
- WS/P - DRM: The Pros and Cons - added Saturday 3:30pm
- WS/P - So You Want to Become a Published Author - added Saturday 12:00pm
- WS/P - The Influence of D&D - added Saturday 10:00am
- BG - VCON presents: 10 Days in... - added Sunday 2:00pm
- BG - VCON presents: Dominion - added Sunday 9:00am
- BG - VCON presents: Carcassone - added Saturday 7:00pm
- BG - VCON presents: Kingdom Builder - added Saturday 7:00pm
- BG - VCON presents: Quarriors - added Saturday 2:00pm
- BG - VCON presents: Galaxy Truckers - added Saturday 9:00am
- BG - VCON presents: The Walking Dead: The Board Game - added Saturday 12:00am
- BG - VCON presents: Robo Rally - added Friday 7:00pm
- BG - VCON presents: Sabacc - added Friday 7:00pm
- BG - M3 Gamers presents: Nuns on the Run - added Sunday 9:00am
- BG - M3 Gamers presents: Red Dragon Inn - added Sunday 9:00am
- BG - M3 Gamers presents: Ascension - added Saturday 9:00am
- BG - M3 Gamers presents: Mystery in the Abbey - added Saturday 9:00am
- BG - M3 Gamers presents: Star Trek Deck Building - added Saturday 7:00pm
- BG - M3 Gamers presents: Team Blood Bowl - added Saturday 7:00pm
December 29, 2012
- RPG - Savage Worlds – Chickens in the Mist - added Sunday 2:00pm
- RPG - Star Wars: Edge of the Empire – Escape from Mos Shuuta - added Saturday 7:00pm
- RPG - Spycraft Third Edition – Crafty Games: Spycraft Third Beta Playtest! - added Saturday 2:00pm & 4:00pm
- RPG - Marvel Heroic Roleplaying – Ghost Box - added Friday 7:00pm
- RPG - Otherworlds: the Ul-Zaorith RPG – A Mystery of Circumstance - added Saturday 9:00am
- RPG - Judge Dredd RPG (Mongoose Traveller System)– A Hard Daystick's Night - added Saturday 7:00pm
- RPG - Dragon Age RPG – Green Ronin: The Ostwick Irregulars - added Saturday 2:00pm
- RPG - Mistborn Adventure Game – Crafty Games: Dance of Deceit - added
- RPG - Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition – Green Ronin: Freeport, WFRP Style - added Sunday 9:00am and Saturday 2:00pm
December 24, 2012
- RPG - Werewolf - added Sunday 12:00am
- Minis - Pulp Racing - added Friday 7:00pm
- Minis - Warmachine/Hordes Steamroller GottaCon Championship - updated, Day 2 is now 3 rounds.
- TCG - Magic: The Gathering – GottaCon Victoria vs. Vancouver Grudge Match - added Saturday 11:00am
- TCG - Magic: The Gathering – GottaCon Two Headed Giant Sealed Tournament - added Sunday 9:00pm
- BG - The Core Gamers: Through the Ages: A Story of Civilization Tournament - added Saturday 9:00am and Sunday 2:00pm
- BG - The Core Gamers: Game of Thrones Tournament - added Saturday and Sunday 12:00am
- BG - The Core Gamers: Battlestar Galactica Tournament - added Friday/Saturday 7:00pm and Sunday 9:00am
- EG - Shootmania Storm - added Saturday 7:00pm
- Special Event - LEGO - Blind Build
- Special Event - LEGO - Speed Build
- EG - Premium Tournament and Events prizes updated.
December 9, 2012
- RPG - RPG - Savage Worlds – Outlaws in Suicide Bluff - added Sunday 2:00pm
- RPG - Rolemaster Classic – Relic - added Sunday 2:00pm
- RPG - Mutant Future – Froth Barrel: The Eastern Block Cowboy Rides Again - added Sunday 2:00pm
- RPG - Desolation – Strange Skies - added Sunday 2:00pm
- RPG - Savage Wolrds – DSE-13 - added Sunday 9:00am
- RPG - RPG - Savage Worlds – Savage Worlds for Beginners: The Tomb of Terrors - added Sunday 9:00am
- RPG - DnD 4th ed. Gamma World – Steading of the Iron King - added Sunday 9:00am
- RPG - Marvel Heroic Roleplaying – Heroes Again - added Sunday 9:00am
- RPG - Pathfinder RPG – Pathfinder Society: The Refuge of Time - added Saturday 2:00pm
- RPG - Savage Worlds – They Came From Beyond Space - added Saturday 2:00pm
- RPG - Pathfinder RPG – Pathfinder Society: The Sanos Abduction - added Saturday/Sunday 2:00pm
- RPG - Traveller – Risky Endeavours - added Saturday/Sunday 9:00am and Sunday 2:00pm
- RPG - Zombie Squad RPG – Sweet Meats - added Saturday 9:00am
- RPG - Pathfinder RPG – Pathfinder Society: In Wrath's Shadow - added Saturday 9:00am
- RPG - Pathfinder RPG – Pathfinder Society: The Disappeared - added Saturday 9:00am, 2:00pm, and 7:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
- RPG - Pathfinder RPG – Pathfinder Society: Severing Ties - added Saturday 9:00am and 2:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm
- RPG - Pathfinder RPG – Standard Action: The Lair of the Mime King - added Saturday 9:00am
- RPG - Iron Kingdoms Roleplaying – Fools Rush In - added Friday 7:00pm
- RPG - Rolemaster Classic – Zombie Run! - removed Friday 7:00pm
- RPG - RIFTS – Froth Barrel: Guns for Hire! - added Friday 7:00pm
- RPG - Pathfinder RPG – Pathfinder Society: The Blackros Matrimony - added Friday and Saturday 7:00pm
- RPG - Pathfinder RPG – Pathfinder Society: Rise of the Goblin Guild - added Friday/Saturday 7:00pm and Saturday 2:00pm
- RPG - Pathfinder RPG – Standard Action: The Cannibals are Crashing Life Day! - added Friday 7:00pm
- TCG - Magic: The Gathering - GottaCon MTG Open - updated
- TCG - Magic: The Gathering - Massive Mini Master Event - updated
- TCG - Magic: The Gathering - Intro Pack Convention League Event - updated
November 28, 2012
- BG - German Games Night - added Friday 7:00pm.
- BG - German Games Morning - added Saturday 9:00am
- BG - German Games Afternoon - added Sunday 2:00pm
November 24, 2012
- BG - Settlers Tournament - Description changed.
- BG - Small World Tournament - Max players changed to 24 players.
- BG - Ticket to Ride Tournament - Description changed.
- BG - Exalted: War for the Throne - added Friday 7:00pm.
- BG - Steve Jackson Games Open Demo - added Friday 7:00pm and Sunday 2:00pm.
- BG - Munchkin Victoria Open Tournament - added Saturday 2:00pm.
- EG - Team Fortress 2 - Format Changed.
- EG - Premium League of Legends Tournament - official sponsor Logitech.
November 14, 2012
- RPG - Numerous RPG events added.