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“...After all, the keynote is, that ‘Anything is Possible’, just that some [things] are more likely than others.”

- David Arneson

Welcome to ArneCon 2  gaming convention!

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Officially sanctioned by the Estate of Dave Arneson

Set in an intimate locale, Arnecon is a gathering honoring the creative genius of Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons,  and his game group, The Blackmoor Bunch. It is a panoply of game experiences - featuring miniatures war-games, board games, and role playing games.

Come game with the people who were there when Role Playing was invented. This is shaping up to be the biggest meeting of the original "Blackmoor Bunch" in many years!

A celebration of the friendships formed through gaming - where everyone is welcome and "anything is possible".

Come, try a new game, make new friends, and explore the unlimited possibilities of gaming. Most of all - have fun!

October 4-6, 2024
Minneapolis, Minnesota

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis - Park Place

1500 Park Pl Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416, USA

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Special Guests:

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Robert Kuntz

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Rob Kuntz is the last designer standing from the Golden Age of D&D’s inception. Co-author of the Greyhawk supplement (1975) & Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes (1976), and Dragon Magazine columnist. Friends with both Gygax and Arneson, he participated in the Blackmoor demo game wherein Arneson revealed to Gygax and the Lake Geneva Tactical Studies Association (LGTSA) that he had created a new category of games: the RPG paper and pencil adventure game.

Rob will be refereeing sessions of “Into the Wild Blue Yonder”, an adventure written by him specially for ArneCon 2, using AD&D 1E rules. Also, join him for an autograph session on Saturday afternoon - so bring your old D&D books! This is his first appearance in the US in about 10 years!

More to come!

RPG's:

"Into the Wild Blue Yonder”:

Robert Kuntz will be refereeing his adventure written specially for ArneCon 2, using AD&D 1E rules. Sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (exact times TBA).

More to be announced!

Board Games:

 

More to be announced!

 

War Games:

More to be announced!

Check back soon for more special gaming events from
the original Blackmoor Bunch at Arnecon 2

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Special Events Schedule*
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Please take a look at some of the events at last years ArneCon
Check back soon for more special gaming events from the original Blackmoor Bunch at Arnecon 2

Photos courtesy of Ryan Swan, Kevin Lamb, & Jeffrey Kouzmanoff 

The calm before the games.

The calm before the games.

D.H. Boggs refereeing a session of Tonisborg

D.H. Boggs (Tonisborg Co-Author) referees a session of Tonisborg.

Greg Svenson (The First Paladin) positions soldiers up against Stephen Rocheford (The High Priest of

Greg Svenson (The Great Svenny/1st Paladin) positions soldiers up against Stephen Rocheford (The High Priest of the Temple of the Frog) in a game of Strategos-N (Napoleonic Miniatures)

Strategos-N miniatures detail (Russian soldiers are from Dave Arneson's own collection)

Strategos-N miniatures detail (Russian soldiers are from Dave Arneson's own collection)

Griffith Morgan (Tonisborg Co-Author and Director of Secrets of Blackmoor) referees a session of Ton

Griffith Morgan (Tonisborg Co-Author and Director of Secrets of Blackmoor) referees a session of Tonisborg

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David Wesely refereeing a session of Braunstein

David Wesely (creator of the first RPG) refereeing a session of Braunstein (the first RPG)

Paul Stormberg DM's a session from Dave Arneson's unpublished DA5 Module (on Dave Arneson's original

Paul Stormberg DM's a session from Dave Arneson's unpublished DA5 Module.

Original prototype Dungeon! game board

David Megarry shows his original 1972 prototype Dungeon! game board

David Megarry teaches Dungeon!

David Megarry teaches Dungeon!

Playing a game of Dungeon! with David Megarry on a specially built 3D version of the game board.

Some of the special guests couldn't resists playing an impromptu game of Dungeon! with David Megarry on that specially built 3D version of the game board.

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Detail of the 3D version of the Dungeon! board game.

A book-signing session with Tonisborg authors and Dave Arneson's daughter

A book-signing session with Tonisborg authors and Malia Arneson (Dave's daughter).

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Paul Stormberg officiates a session of Chainmail

Paul Stormberg officiates a session of Chainmail

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Playing a game of Empire (Star Trek influenced computer game from 1973 in the PLATO Computing Room

A game of Empire (Star Trek influenced computer game from 1973) in the PLATO Computing Room

The battle on the big screen

The battle on the big screen.

The end result of the game

The end result of the game.

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Get your room now - there's limited availability of discount room rates for Arnecon attendees here.
Host an event at Arnecon 2! Event submissions are open!

Arnecon is a trademark of The Fellowship of the Thing, Ltd.

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