DCG CON GENERAL INFO
The DCG CON is being held this year at the:
Crowne Plaza Convention Center:
15500 East 40th Street
Denver, Colorado 80239
May 11th - 13th, 2018
Friday & Saturday 10am - 2am
Sunday 10am - 6pm
All Ages Welcome
It features 60,000-sq. ft. of space. The area where all the gaming events are taking place is called the Main Hall, while the Fri and Sat night concerts are taking place in the Concert Hall. The Main Hall, Concert Hall and the Crown Plaza Hotel (which is the official DCG CON hotel) are all in the same complex, making this DCG CON a truly 24-hour experience!
DCG CON FRI AND SAT NIGHT CONCERTS
There are DCG concerts taking place on Friday and Saturday nights (9pm–2am) at the Concert Hall located in the same venue as the DCG CON. These concerts feature ICP, Lyte, Big Hoodoo, DJ Clay, Ouija, DJ Carlito, and other special guests. When you purchase a 3-Day Badge either online or on site, it will also get you into both of these concerts at no additional charge. The DCG concerts are all ages.
DCG CON OFFICIAL HOTEL
The official DCG CON hotel which is attached to the DCG CON convention center is the:
Crown Plaza Hotel
15500 East 40th Street
Denver, Colorado 80239
This hotel offers a special discounted room rate of $119 per night for attendees. (Use the group code DCA when calling to book your room or follow this link Dark Carnival Games Con Attendees.) The hotel features the following benefits:
- Heated Indoor Pool & Spa
- Fitness Center
- Large central atrium set up for gaming
- 24-hour free airport shuttle service
- 24-hour free shuttle service if within a 5-mile radius
- Free parking
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Pet friendly (dogs only—$30 fee per stay)
DCG CON 3-DAY BADGE
To purchase a DCG CON 3-Day Badge online (for $50), you will need to click on the Ticket button found on this website. Online purchases can be made with either a credit card or through PayPal. Once purchased, you will receive a confirmation email, and then a physical ticket will be mailed out to you starting on 10 April 2018 (please allow a few days for shipping).
Once at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center, just submit your ticket at the Ticket Booth (just outside the Main Hall), at which point you will be given a DCG CON Program and 3-Day Badge at no additional charge. Tickets for the DCG CON 3-Day Badge can be ordered online up until 1 May 2018, after which they can only be purchased at the onsite Ticket Booth (for $60) on any day of the Con starting at 9am with cash or credit card. All purchases online or onsite are non-refundable. Please note that all children ages 6 and under will be admitted for free (this will be taken care of on-site).
The DCG CON 3-Day Badge must be visible at all times and will allow you to get into the Main Hall at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center during the con hours and the Concert Hall during the concerts on Friday and Saturday night. (You may come and go as you please.) With it you will be able to participate in every game, tournament, show, event, video game, autograph signing, and concert at no additional charge, except for the ticketed events (see below). It is good for all 3 days of the Con. Anyone found inside the Main Hall without a DCG CON Badge at any time will be immediately escorted out. If you lose your badge, it will not be replaced, so please make sure to safeguard it.
DCG CON 1-DAY BADGE
You may purchase DCG CON 1-Day Badges for $35 at the onsite Ticket Booth only. They work just like a 3-Day Badge but may only be used on the day they were purchased (including that night’s concert, if any).
There are only two ticketed events, the D&D 5th Edition: Gauntlet of Infinite Evil (Fri at 8pm) and the Twilight Lord Tournament (Sat at 8pm). To purchase a ticket for one of these events online, you will need to click on the Ticket button found on this website (where descriptions of these events can be found). Online purchases can be made with either a credit card or through PayPal. Once purchased, you will receive a confirmation email, and then a physical ticket will be mailed out to you starting on 10 April 2018 (please allow a few days for shipping). Then simply submit the ticket at the event it was bought for to participate. Keep in mind that these tickets do not allow you into the Main Hall; you will still need to buy a DCG CON 3-Day or 1-Day Badge to get in. Tickets for these events may only be purchased online.
Have a question or need some help? Please stop by the DCG HQ located inside the Main Hall, where our crew will be on hand to assist you. Also, you will find the following:
- Maps and timelines
- Lost and found items
- Display of the prizes you can win at the various tournaments
- Display of the DCG CON auction items
- A promotional area to leave flyers and CDs
- Volunteer opportunities
There is a huge parking lot at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center. Everyone should park on the east side of the building, where you will see a sign that says Convention Center above a set of doors. Parking is free of charge for all attendees at the con.
CROWN PLAZA CONVENTION CENTER POLICES
The following is a list of the Crowne Plaza Convention Center polices.
- All children must be accompanied by an adult.
- No animals except service animals (i.e., animals that are trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities)
- No outside food and beverages.
- Alcohol purchased must stay within the Main and Concert Hall areas.
- No smoking (You may smoke outside.)
- No weapons.
- You may not sell any merchandise or services.
Located in the Main Hall you will find the Psychopathic Merch Booth, featuring a huge display of merch as well as every Dark Carnival Game currently available. Of special note is the official DCG CON merchandise, the debut of the highly anticipated Into the Echoside expansion entitled Oracle of the Three Rings and the much sought-after expansion for Juggalos Against Sanity called The Terrible Expansion. You will also find available here (exclusively at the DCG CON) Morton’s List, which were taken from the game creators’ personal stash. Also, check out the Games Store, where they will be selling the most popular and current games on the market, from Magic the Gathering to Catan. Also make sure to check out the Juggalo Art Gallery featuring the creative works of Tom Wood, Rachel Paul, and a plethora of amazing artists who will be selling their hand painted or crafted masterworks!
There is a food court located right in the Main Hall with a full bar, as well as several restaurants located in the Crowne Plaza hotel, offering food, beverages, and alcohol.
There are ATM’s located in the Crown Plaza hotel.