Nuke-Con 2013

The Omaha Area’s Premier Gaming Convention

What is Nuke-Con?

Nuke-Con is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the positive educational, social, and entertainment aspects in all types of gaming hobbies.

Games offer reading, listening, and kinesthetic learning opportunities featuring counting, strategy, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Gathering together offers the opportunity to further the community of learning.

Once a year we host a family-oriented three-day convention that attracts people from all over the country. We also run several one-day game days during the year.

Read more about Nuke-Con and its activities.

How do I attend?

Nuke-Con has something for eveyone!

First off, without Game Masters, Nuke-Con doesn’t go! If you’re a GM and have a game, LARP, tournament or something else that you want to share with hundreds of gamers, we want you!

If you’re an avid gamer, you’ll want to get your member badge and get in to one of our many games. Our programming page will keep you informed on special events we have planned for the weekend of our convention. Want to know more? Connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

Are you vendor who is interested Nuke-Con? Check out our vendor info for details on booths and pricing.

We also have space for groups, artists and panels!

If you’re not sure how you fit in, contact us!

How can I help?

Volunteers

There are lots of ways you can help make Nuke-Con a success.

Nuke-Con is an all volunteer organization, but that doesn't mean you have to dedicate months of your life. There are lots of ways at all levels of effort that can REALLY make a difference.

If you have time to help at an event, or a spare hour once a month, we'd appreciate the help! Please contact the volunteer coordinator or check out our volunteers page.

 

Your Chance to Elect A Director to the Nuke-Con Board

Posted on: Sunday September 21, 2014

Two of the seven seats on the Nuke-Con Board of Directors are elected by you, our Nuke-Con community. Each of those two Directors serves a two-year term. Anyone with a named Nuke-Con badge can cast a vote for the new Director at the Registration desk during the convention.

This year we have one nominee: Steve Dawes. Here’s what he has to say about himself:

I’ve been involved in the local gaming community for over twenty years. I attended the first several Nuke-Con’s while attending on-and-off again since. I host several games and panel events at Nuke-Con and its Aftershock events annually (including the “in the dark” game event Saturday nights). I was a special guest writer at Nuke-Con in 2012 as a game designer and adventure writer for Palladium Books. In recent years I’ve become a Nuke-Con staff member, the panel coordinator, the media handler for the Nuke-Con Face Book page, and I help maintain and update the Nuke-Con website. I also work at “Spielbound”, the recently opened board game café in Midtown (local gaming is as much a part of my employment as it is my enjoyment). I feel that I’m a good candidate for the Nuke-Con Board of Directors; I will take my responsibilities and duties seriously and with pleasure.

Don’t forget to vote! Ballots will be available on Friday and Saturday till close. We’ll announce the 2015 Board of Directors at the open Board of Directors meeting, Sunday morning at 10:30 am.

Pre-registration closes tonight!

Posted on: Tuesday September 16, 2014

Only a few hours left to get badges at the pre-registration rate! After tonight, you’ll have to buy your badges at the door! Weekend badges are $30 through today and $39 at the door. Not sure if you are already registered? Just login and visit your profile page or contact Josh via reg@nuke-con.com. Not sure what to do with the money saved? You could make a child’s Christmas brighter by purchasing a toy or game for our charity, Toys for Tots!

Nuke-Con Board of Directors Election

Posted on: Thursday August 21, 2014

This being an election year, the Nuke-Con Board of Directors decided that we should get in on the game, too.

Our Board allows for up to 7 members. Five of them are selected by existing Directors. The other two are elected by you, the Nuke-Con community. Every year you vote for one Director, who serves a two-year term.

It’s time to nominate candidates for the term that runs from October 2014 to October 2016. To qualify to serve, you have to be in good standing with Nuke-Con and over 18 years old. You can nominate yourself, or you can nominate someone else. Nuke-Con will contact the nominee to confirm that s/he is willing to serve, and then s/he can begin campaigning. Send your nominations to the Nomination Coordinator before Monday, September 15.

The election is held during the annual convention. Anybody with a convention badge is a member of the Nuke-Con community and is eligible to vote. One vote per member, if you please!

Nuke-Con is very interested in involving as many different people as possible in the management of the organization and the convention. Now is your chance!

So just who (or what) is 9th Level Games?

Posted on: Tuesday July 22, 2014

The Kobolds are coming!


9th Level Games (9LG) began as a small-press publisher and designer of humorous role-playing games (RPGs). The company was founded by Dan Landis and Chris O’Neill while in high school together in Philadelphia. Even now, we’re just these two guys from the suburbs of Philadelphia making games in the basement (often literally in the basement).


9th Level Games is known for Kobolds Ate My Baby!(KAMB!), the BEER Engine game system, and the first edition of the Ninja Burger RPG. We have developed both the Warhamster and Cthulhu for President role-playing games and numerous supplements for other systems.


We’re also responsible for SATAN! Your New Favorite Game. We apologize.


On a more personal note:

  • Chris’ favorite pizza topping is more cheese

  • Dan’s favorite pizza topping is mushrooms

  • Chris’ favorite supervillan is Black Manta

  • Dan’s favorite supervillan is the Joker

  • Chris would be a catbug

  • Dan would be a silver dragon


We make games, because that’s the best game.


9th Level Games image


Come on out and meet the guys behind 9th Level Games at Nuke-Con this year.

There will be Kobolds. So. Many. Kobolds.

A Sneak Peek of our 2014 T-shirts!

Posted on: Tuesday July 22, 2014

Front side of the 2014 T-Shirt

This year’s T-shirt’s are so good,
the dead are coming back to life just to order them!

Back side of the 2014 T-Shirt

We may be able to do custom orders of hoodies, long sleeves, talls, etc. Please contact tshirts@nuke-con.com regarding custom orders.

Support Toys for Tots at Nuke-Con 2014

Posted on: Tuesday July 22, 2014

In keeping with our mission to promote the positive aspects of games, Nuke-Con supports the United States Marine Corps in its annual Toys for Tots campaign.

Toys for Tots

The Nuke-Con community was enormously generous in 2013, donating toys and money to this worthy cause. We’re excited to support this charity again in 2014, and we need your help!

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to Nuke-Con and drop it off at the collection bin on site. Nuke-Con will then transport all the toys to Toys for Tots HQ in Omaha. No time to shop? That’s okay. You can still support our designated charity by taking advantage of the ‘Tips for Tots’ donation jar available at Concessions.

For another way to donate, check out ‘Skeletal Titan’ at 9:30pm on Saturday. ‘Skeletal Titan’ is a horror RPG using Palladium’s Beyond the Supernatural system and is masterfully written and GM’ed by Steve Dawes. This premium gaming experience will be played with flashlights in a private room. The $5 donation at the table will go directly to Toys for Tots.

Thank you all for helping out!

Raffle Prizes

Posted on: Wednesday September 18, 2013

New to Nuke-Con 2013 – Raffle Prizes! Here are the rules: A raffle ticket can be purchased for $1 per ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. Each lot will have its own bucket. After purchasing your raffle tickets, put your name and phone number on each ticket and put it in the bucket of your choice. Drawings will be held Sunday afternoon. Each lot will be awarded to one winner.

There will be a separate raffle lot for Nuke-Con volunteers only. On-site volunteers will earn 1 Con Buck and one raffle ticket per hour. Volunteers may choose any of the public lots OR the volunteer-only lot (which is not yet listed).

All proceeds from the raffles will go to our designated charity, Toys for Tots.

Lot 1 – Beautiful handmade walking staff
Lot 1

Lot 2 – Beautiful handmade walking staff
Lot 2

Lot 3 – Beautiful handmade walking staff
Lot 3

Lot 4 – Munchkin Booty, Munchkin Jumbo Dice, Munchkin Fairy Dust Booster with Dice, handmade wooden pen
Lot 4

Lot 5 – Axe Cop Munchkin, Munchkin Jumbo Dice, Munchkin Bookmark Collection, handmade wooden pen
Lot 5

Lot 6 – Fluxx Board Game, handmade wooden pen
Lot 6

Lot 7 – Ca$h n Gun$: Live and Ca$h n Gun$ Yakuza board game
Lot 7

Initial Hotel Map Published

Posted on: Wednesday September 4, 2013

We’ll be updating the site with more details about events and where to find them, but in the mean time. Here’s a quick look at the space on the first floor!

2013 First Floor Map

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