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GottaCon 2013 – GottaCon Returns for a 5th Year

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GottaCon 2013 Gaming Convention February 1 to 3, 2013

After a fourth successful year, GottaCon 2013 is set to take place on February 1st to 3rd, 2013 at the Pearkes Recreation centre in Victoria, BC. The 2012 show saw an increase in attendance which exceeded 1,500 individual attendees and attendance for the 2013 show is expected to continue to grow.

GottaCon is a three-day broad spectrum gaming convention that is held annually on the first weekend in February in Victoria, British Columbia. GottaCon celebrates the science fiction and fantasy genres, covers many related hobbies and offers a one stop experience for the fans and enthusiasts of those genres.

The vision of GottaCon is to host something for everyone including free-play and tournaments in board games, collectible/non-collectible miniatures, collectible trading cards, role-playing games, and electronic gaming as well as demonstrations, contests, information sessions, workshops, a variety of exhibitors.

Our goal is to deliver a high quality and exciting environment that will establish GottaCon as an annual destination that participants will return to for years to come. Our 2013 event, called GottaCon 2013, will be our fifth show. The convention doors open at 5:00pm Friday and do not close until 7:00pm Sunday (around the clock gaming for an entire weekend).

GottaCon will take place at Pearkes Recreation Centre at 3100 Tillicum Rd. with over 24,000 square feet of floor space (for facility details, visit: http://www.saanich.ca/parkrec/recreation/pearkes.html).

History of GottaCon Attendance

  • First show (GottaCon 2009) attendance: 600
  • Second show (GottaCon 2010) attendance: 900
  • Third show (GottaCon 2011) attendance: 1100
  • Fourth show (GottaCon 2012) attendance: 1500
  • Anticipated GottaCon 2013 attendance: 1800 to 2000 Individuals

If you still haven’t experienced what GottaCon has to offer then you should definitely check out our 2013 show. For more information, please visit our web site at www.gottacon.com or e-mail one of the owners or our staff at the following addresses:


Carson Upton, Partner: cupton@gottacon.com
Evan Hatch, Partner: ehatch@gottacon.com


Bonnie Beyea, Volunteer Manager: volunteers@gottacon.com
Mike Gruber, Role Playing Game Manager: rpgs@gottacon.com
Lee Guille, Board Games Manager: boardgames@gottacon.com
Jules Sherred, Special Events Manager: specialevents@gottacon.com
Paul Puhallo, Miniatures Manager: ppuhallo@gottacon.com
Alex Larente, Social Media Manager: socialmedia@gottacon.com
Spencer Whitney, LAN Operations and Video Games Manager: videogames@gottacon.com

We will also be making numerous announcements over the next few weeks around sponsors, events and developments so please keep an eye on our website at www.gottacon.com, Facebook group and Twitter account to stay up to date.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at our convention.

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