QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
HOW DO I PLAY GAMES?
When you arrive at G.A.M.E. EXPO you can head for the Gaming HQ table located in middle of the west wall (to your left if you are facing the bathrooms). At the Gaming HQ table you will find print outs of all prescheduled games AND any new pick-up games generated during the weekend. You can review the description of the games, check the times, etc. and then let staff know that you want to sign-up.
Do check in at the Gaming HQ table for any last-minute changes to the table assignments. Don’t be late to your game and don’t be too early. There might be another game at your same table that is winding down. Just be courteous and thoughtful and we will all HAVE FUN!
All our games are FREE TO PLAY unless otherwise noted on the write-up by the Gamemaster. There have been some tournament games (Magic the Gathering) in the past that had a entry cost, but Gaming HQ will clarify this.
Ready to play?!
WHERE IS MY BADGE?
When you arrive at G.A.M.E. EXPO the first thing you will see is our Registration and Welcome Desks. Each individual will have to stop here and either register at the door — or step over to WILL CALL and pick up your badge. Please present your proof of purchase (printed QR Code page or screen on your smartphone) we might also ask for an ID to prove who you are and we will give you YOUR badge. Each and every INDIVIDUAL will pick up the badges THEY PURCHASED. You cannot grab your friends badge unless you have their QR Code ticket. Period.
WHAT NAME(S) WILL BE ON MY BADGE(S)?
Badges purchased online will have the First and Last name of the purchaser’s profile on them. If multiple badges were purchased then we will make our best attempt to number the badges. Example: Joe Smith, then Smith 1, and Smith 2 — or — Business/Org Name 1, Business/Org Name 2.
In the past we had “cosplay names” on badges, but this complicates registration and slows down our processes. As we look to the future and grow we have opted to just go with “real” first and last names, or in the case of business/org badges a numbered system.
If you want different names on your badges, please email Chris Stuart immediately email@example.com with your ORDER NUMBER and EMAIL used for purchasing so we know which badges to edit. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but please be patient — especially if you make request upon arriving at G.A.M.E. EXPO. We will have hopefully 800+ people to take care of that weekend and hopefully minimal badge name changes. Thank you in advance for your patience as we grow into this new process.
WHAT TIME DOES X START?
We get lots of questions about what time does the convention start, shut down, when can we get in to set-up our booth, etc.
For an Overview of the general start and stop times of the convention and set-up times, look at the OVERVIEW SCHEDULE. https://springfieldgame.com/overview/
You’ll find all pre-scheduled games listed on our GrowTix page here: https://register.growtix.com/g/g_a_m_e_expo_2018
You can also go to Gaming HQ upon arrival to see any added games, as well as sign-up for games!
OR IF HAVE OUR APP! You can view the schedule online on your smartphone! Even register for the games you want!
ELECTRONIC GAMING SCHEDULE
Check out all the great tournaments planned for the Electronic Gaming Area: https://register.growtix.com/g/g_a_m_e_expo_2018
We have an amazing variety of panels lined up this year! https://springfieldgame.com/panelist/
Look through the program book when you arrive at G.A.M.E. and if you are looking for anything, find a staff member and we will do our best to help out. You can also check out the event schedule ON THE APP!
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Eclectic Endeavors will be running a snack bar. We will have chips, candy, bottled drinks, and some “shelf-stable” meals (Ramen, Mac-n-Cheese Cups, etc.) with a microwave and hot water dispenser. You can use cash or card at the Concessions Stand. You are also free to bring in outside food. The Springfield Expo Center has waived their rules about outside food & drink for us — this year.
At concessions there will be a microwave oven that is available for anyone to use. Just ask staff for assistance before jumping in.
DO YOU TAKE CARDS OR CASH ONLY?
We will be able to process all credit and debit cards at Registration AND at Concessions! For individual vendors you will have to check what payment forms they accept. To get in the door and buy food and such, Eclectic Endeavors will have cash registers and Square card readers.
WHERE DO I PARK?
WHILE LOADING AND UNLOADING — you can park in front of the Expo Center — but you will need to move your car IMMEDIATELY AFTER THIS. More than 15 minutes and you could get ticketed or towed if your car is unattended more than 15 minutes.