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Nothing But Games - Open Alpha
Sat, 17 Jun 2017, 10:00 AM – Sun, 18 Jun 2017, 6:00 PM PDT
Nothing But Games - Open Alpha
June 17/18, 2017
@ Sheraton Vancouver Guildford
Nothing But Games (NBG) is a NEW, 2-Day, Digital and Analog Gamers Convention for the Vancouver, BC Metropolitan area. The convention will promote the interests fans of all types of games and gaming culture, offering 32-hours of non-stop gaming, plus panels and workshops on a variety of game-related topics.
On June 17/18, 2017, the West Coast Science Fiction Association (the same group who has been running the VCON General Science Fiction, Fantasy and Games Convention for the last 40+ years) will host a brand new, 2-day spin-off event with 32 solid hours with nothing but games!
Those who come out can expect content like the following:
- The Artemis Bridge Simulator (x2 full setups!)
- Modern Console Gaming
- Retro Console Gaming
- Handheld Gaming
- Retro PC LAN Gaming
- Board Gaming
- Miniature Gaming
- Tabletop RPGs
- Popular CCGs
- Vendors selling Games and Game-related merchandise
There will also be room for some gaming-related talks, large-scale interactive games (LARP, anyone?) and a couple of hours will be set aside on Sunday to hold WCSFA's Annual General Meeting.
If you love games of any or all kinds, we invite you to become a member and come get your game on!
Book a Room!
Even if you live locally, with NBG starting at 10 am on Saturday, booking a room for Friday night means you can sleep until 9 am Saturday and still start getting your game on the very minute the event opens, while with it running non-stop until 6 pm Sunday means booking one for Saturday night ensures you have a private place to catch that 4 am cat-nap or at least take a shower and put on some fresh clothes before breakfast Sunday morning!
Room Rates (up to double occupancy) are as follows:
- $165 - Traditional Room with 2 Queens or 1 King + Pullout
- $185 - Traditional Corner Room with 1 King
- $214 - Club Room with 1 King + Pullout
A Club room has the same layout as a traditional room but includes access to the Sheraton Club Lounge which provides a free continental breakfast and afternoon snacks.
For triple and quad occupancy, add an $20 per additional person.
All rooms include:
- Free guestroom internet
- Parking for one (1) vehicle.
Reservations can be made in the following ways:
- Call the Hotel directly at (604)-582-9288 or (1-888)-627-8063 and mention that you are booking rooms for the WCSFA's Nothing But Games event
- Going through the Online Reservation Site
NBG is presented by the West Coast Science Fiction Association — a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and understanding of science fiction, fantasy and gaming fan culture in the Vancouver metro region. NBG is organized by a WCSFA subcommittee and is not, nor will it ever be, owned by a big business or corporation. For now and for as long as efforts continue, NBG will be a convention built "For the Fans, By the Fans".
For more information about the West Coast Science Fiction Association, please visit www.wcsfa.org.
What's all this about buying a membership?
WCSFA, as a 100% volunteer run organization, sells memberships rather than tickets to its major events such as Nothing But Games. Each event membership purchased represents a support commitment towards the operational costs that must be met for the association to successfully host that event. Approximately 80% of the income for each event comes directly from these membership fees.
Every member of one of WCSFA's major events is also a member of WCSFA itself, with $5 of the event membership fee going to support WCSFA directly. Every WCSFA member age 13 or older is a Voting Member, eligible to attend and vote at WCSFA General Meetings. Every member age 18 or older are also eligible to run for election to the WCSFA Board of Directors. WCSFA memberships expire a year after the last day of the event for or at which it was purchased.
Current WCSFA members are also eligible for a $5 discount at other membership supported WCSFA events.
Is my registration transferrable?
Yes, NBG registration (and the memberships associated with them) are transferable (that is, you can give or sell them to someone else if you will not be able to attend).
To transfer your registration to someone else prior to the end of online membership sales (Jun 1), send an email to the WCSFA Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org with the full name and email address of both the person who originally registered and the person it should be transferred to. The Secretary will follow up with both of you to update the registration record with other information.
After online registration has closed, to transfer your registration you must provide the person you want to transfer it to with a signed note that includes the full name and email address of both yourself and the person it should be transferred to. This note must be brought, along with valid ID, to the NBG registration desk where the registration information will be updated and a badge will be created for them.
Can I update my registration information?
Yes. Send an email to the WCSFA Secretary at email@example.com with your full name and the email address used to register the membership to request changes.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, physical tickets are not issued and are not required for this event. Instead, just show up at the Pre-Registration Pickup desk and present valid photo ID to claim your membership badge.
The Pre-Registration Pickup desk should be open during the following hours:
SAT: 9:30A - 8:00P
SUN: 9:30A - 2:00P
Outside of these hours, you will be able to pick up your membership badge from the convention's Operations Room. (Directions to its location will be provided at the venue.)
What is the refund policy?
Because each purchased membership represents a commitment to support the operation of the event, memberships are not refundable. However, they are transferable (that is, you can give or sell your membership to someone else if you can't attend the event). See the answer to the "Is my registration transferrable?" FAQ for details of how to transfer a membership.