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COVID-19 Update

Vaccinations are picking up. More and more of our guests and members are posting on social media that they are getting vaccinated. Given the current rate of vaccination (currently ~40% of NC, SC and VA have already received at least one dose, ~50% of those 18+ years of age), we are expecting to hold the convention in person… or, at least expect the hotel to hold us to our contract, thus forcing us to hold the con, barring any changes. 

One other point, the hotel has the option to move us across the street to the Benton Convention Center (which they manage), where they could host our standard membership numbers in a larger venue, thus meeting the state’s capacity limits. Having said that – there is no guarantee that will happen, or be necessary, in July.

So, in short, we're preparing to hold the con in person.

Based on the above, we are recommending everyone who can get vaccinated, do so before July. It is the best way we can ensure everyone remains safe. That said, we are still expecting NC to still require masks, and other safety precautions, and we will work with the hotel to implement those in the best way possible.

As always, we are continuing to monitor the situation and will be making a final decision on the convention as we get a bit closer to the summer.

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COVID-19 Update

We are still watching the pandemic closely, and have been in contact with the hotel. Vaccinations will be key to whether we can hold our convention. 

Even if enough vaccinations have been given, expect some changes... like a probable mask requirement and social distancing requirements. We have a number of contingency plans in place, depending on the situation, and will move forward when more information is available.

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COVID-19

Any decision regarding the 2021 convention, in regards to COVID-19, will take place closer to convention - once we know more about things like the availability of the vaccine(s).

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Cancellation of 2020

It is with deep regret that we have to announce that we are canceling ConGregate 2020 - same story, different con... read more

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Breakfast tickets

Tickets for Breakfast with Timothy Zahn are on sale now sold put.

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Breakfast with Timonthy Zahn

We are offering a very limited, exclusive event... Breakfast with Timothy Zahn. For those who are interested, please read all of the information here.

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Program Book

You can get an advanced look at he 2019 program book in PDF format.  Note: this file is 13M.

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Writing Workshops

Reminder: Space is limited with many of the writing workshops we will be hosting. Register now to make sure you get your spot.

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Open Gaming Forum

This year we are trying something new. For Open Gaming, we have set up an online forum where you can post your game and the time you wish to meet up with other players.

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Friday Night Frights

We have a great evening planned for July 12!  After Opening Ceremonies and the Manly Wade Wellman Award, we will have Friday Night Frights, beginning with Nosferatu with music by Valentine Wolfe, and then ghost stories featuring Tally Johnson and Valentine Wolfe.

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Newsletter

Sign up today for our brand new ConGregate Newsletter!

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Vendor/Exhibitor Space

Vendor/Exhibitor applications are now open.

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Vendors/Guests

Guest applications will open shortly after Labor Day. Vendor applications will open in the late September time frame.

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Program Book

You can get a copy of the program book in PDF format here.

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Exhibitors

All of Dealer Room and Hallway space is now sold out.

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Charity Donations

We are once again raising money for the food bank at Greensboro Urban Ministry.

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ConGregate Cantina

This year, we are working with the hotel to convert one of the ballrooms into the ConGregate Cantina. There will be table space, periodic live music and concessions for your enjoyment.

More info will be announced as we get closer to the con.

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Program Book

You can download a copy of the program book on PDF here.

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Badge pick up

Please bring your photo ID with you when picking up your badge at the convention registration desk.

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Pre-reg Ends

Pre-reg ends after July 4

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