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Unpub 8 News & Updates
Jan21

Unpub 8 News & Updates

NOTE FROM THE BOARD Greetings fellow gamers!The Unpublished Games Network Board and event organizers met this weekend for, wait for it, five hours, and talked everything Unpub 8. We are so pumped for two months from today! Festivities will kick off on Thursday evening at 6pm with the Designer Mixer for those who hold a designer, publisher, vendor, sponsor, or VIP playtester badge. For these specific badgeholders, an email will arrive in your inbox by 7pm EST on January 22nd with some important updates! We are looking for a few good souls to volunteer for the event. Please read more about this below. If you have a favorite game store or a local gaming group, we would love to send you some fliers to post or share. We just need your name and address please! Please inbox us on Facebook or email us at info@unpub.net if you are willing to help out. Otherwise, for any questions, please inbox us on Facebook or email us at info@unpub.net VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The application will remain open from January 21, 2018 to March 10, 2018 or until positions are filled. You will be representing the UNPUB Organization. The expectation of you is to adhere to the Unpub Attendee Policy. By agreeing to be a volunteer, and by filling out this form, the understanding is that you have read the Attendee Policy here https://tabletop.events/conventions/unpub-7/pages/policy Once the application closes, we will contact you via email with a link to sign up for specific duties on specific shifts. This will be no later than March 20, 2018. We cannot begin to express our thanks to you for your help and support! THANK YOU! If you have any questions, please feel free to email volunteers@unpub.netor inbox us on Facebook!Unpub 8 Volunteer Application VIP AND GENERAL PLAYTESTER TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE! We have been receiving a lot of questions about how to sign up, as a designer, for playtesting time. Unfortunately, designer tables have been sold out since August. There are plenty of VIP playtester badges left and we don’t anticipate them selling out. If you’re a designer, we’d recommend getting a VIP playtester badge as it will give you access to the full show including all designer activities. You just won’t have a designated time/table for playtesting. We will be handling any cancellations and no-shows on-site, so as a VIP playtester you’d have access to our waitlist for tables. You can get a VIP playtester badge here: https://tabletop.events/conventions/unpub-8/badgetypes GETTING ON THE WAITLIST The waitlist will become available at 3:00pm on Friday March 23rd at the Designer Corner. You must be present to sign up on the waitlist. VIP...

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Unpub 8 Tickets!
Aug08

Unpub 8 Tickets!

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Unpub Code of Conduct

Attendee Policies Refund Policy There are no refunds beyond December 1, 2017. Ethics & Conduct Any of the following will be grounds for expulsion from any Unpub event without refund: Violating any federal, state or local laws, facility rules or Unpub policies Failure to comply with the instructions of Unpub Event Staff or security personnel Using anything in a threatening or destructive manner against person or property Endangering the safety of oneself or others Threatening, stealing, cheating or harassing others Lost or Misplaced Badges/Materials We cannot replace lost, stolen or forgotten badges. Please be responsible with your Unpub materials. It is recommended you check with the Unpub Registration Desk to see if your materials have been turned into Lost & Found. The Unpub Program assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen or forgotten materials. We are not sending anything through the mail. Special Rules for Children All children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  Waiver of Liability – Badge Holders (Designers, Vendors, VIPs) The purchase of an Unpub badge admits one person to all basic activities and panels at Unpub during regularly scheduled hours for the day(s) it is purchased. In accepting a badge and in consideration for being admitted to Unpub, the holder consents to being recorded (by audio and/or visual means) for exhibition and exploitation by any means in all media, including without limitation the Internet, worldwide in perpetuity. The badge holder releases The Unpub Program from any liability for loss or damage to persons or property, infringement of any right, or any other claim or course of action of any kind; authorizes and permits The Unpub Program and its designees which includes but is not limited to all sponsors, exhibitors, and contractors to use and authorize the use of his/her name, voice, likeness and all reproductions thereof by any means and in all media now and hereafter known, including without limitation the Internet, for all purposes worldwide in perpetuity; and agrees to comply with all the rules and regulations of the Event. The Unpub Program reserves the right to deny entry or remove from the Event facilities any person who in its sole and absolute discretion is behaving or threatening to behave in a manner which it reasonably considers to be disruptive of an Unpub Event. Waiver of Liability – Free Attendees In accepting attendance to an Unpub Event, the attendee consents to being recorded (by audio and/or visual means) for exhibition and exploitation by any means in all media, including without limitation the Internet, worldwide in perpetuity. The attendee releases The Unpub Program from any liability for loss or damage...

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Unpub 8 News
Jul08

Unpub 8 News

It is the moment you have been waiting for since St. Patty’s weekend! The details for Unpub 8 are here, and we are so very excited to finally share them with our wonderful community of designers, playtesters, publishers, and vendors. But before we do that, how about a little history lesson? As you may, or may not, be aware, Unpub started out in the humble little town of Woodside, Delaware in the community hall of a church. It then moved to an FOP lodge for a year, and then onto St. Thomas Moore High School’s cafeteria for two years. For Unpub 5, a change in locale and state was necessary to accommodate the growth of the organization and demand for more space to playtest games. It was at this point that we settled on the Baltimore Convention Center, which continued to be Unpub’s home for the last three years. The event has continued to grow in attendance every year. While the BCC has been good to us, we are always looking for what can be better for our designers and playtesters. Due to the high cost of hotels, parking, and food within the Convention Center and the city of Baltimore, the organization began to search for a more fiscally feasible home in 2016.  After a lengthy and careful search, Unpub found a new place for our community and we are beyond excited about the possibilities it has to offer!   We are extremely pleased to announce that Unpub 8 will be hosted at the Delta Hotels Baltimore Hunt Valley, formerly the Hunt Valley Inn, in Hunt Valley, Maryland, a suburb of Baltimore, from March 22-25, 2018. While the convention’s location has changed, our goals haven’t. We still want to ensure that designers have a place for their games to be tested. We fully expect your convention experience will be even better! All the hallmarks of our annual event will still be there. We’ll still have tables for designers, open gaming during off hours, and, of course, we’ll continue to have our fantastic vendors! To cap it all off, Unpub will continue to be accessible by light rail! We’ve just moved up the road a bit. But why the Delta Hotel? The hotel offered the Unpub community a sweet package. How does free parking sound? How does reasonably priced food, or having a hotel room literally attached to the event hall sound? In fact, the hotel is really Unpub’s from the top to the basement. Open gaming will keep going and going! We thought it sounded pretty great too. While Unpub is still paying a similar price to that of...

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Unpub 8 F.A.Q. – UPDATED
Jul08

Unpub 8 F.A.Q. – UPDATED

When can I buy tickets? Tickets for all play tester levels are still available! Don’t miss out!   Can I get into Unpub to play games without a ticket? A walk-in playtest? All are welcome starting on Friday, March 23rd at 3pm, and continuing on Saturday March 24th, from 10am to 7pm, and on Sunday March 25th, from 10am to 2pm. Any other time is considered open gaming, with the hall closing officially at 7pm on Sunday. Any other time, including Designer Day, requires purchasing a Designer or VIP ticket.   What are the differences between all the types of tickets? Designer Table – ($60) Designer Tables are a bit different this year. All tables are considered TAG tables. So each table purchased comes with 2 designer tickets and 1 table for two consecutive 4-hour blocks. Designers are permitted to purchase one table in each BLOCK, thus locking in a full event table. Two tables within the same BLOCK is not permissible. Designer tickets also guarantee two tickets for the Unpub Mixer on Thursday, March 22nd at 7pm. VIP Playtester – ($25) VIP Playtester ticket holders have access to all events and benefits of a designer ticket holder, but do not have access to a designer table. VIP Playtesters will also be invited to attend the Unpub Mixer on Thursday, March 22nd at 7pm. One ticket guarantees one admittance. Registered Playtester –  ($5) Registered playtesters have the same access as a general playtester, see below, but include a printed name tag and guaranteed Unpub gift. General Playtester – (FREE) General playtesters have free admission to the playtesting events and open gaming. As in years past, every submission of a feedback form via the unpub.net site, IOS app, or Android app, will count as one entry into a drawing for free games to take home!   What are the time frames for the tables? In the past,TAG tables have been split into AM/PM or PM/AM shifts. This year, we worked to form a schedule with less change over time, which also means less time a designer has to spend picking up or taking down his or her game. We have dubbed the new tag table times as BLOCK 1 and BLOCK 2. When purchasing a ticket, designers will be able to select from these two options unless one has sold out. BLOCK 1: Friday March 23rd from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday March 24th from 10am to 2pm BLOCK 2: Saturday March 24th from 3pm to 7pm and Sunday March 25th from 10am to 2pm Obviously, if a BLOCK 1 and a BLOCK 2 ticket has been purchased, that designer will...

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