US WiFCon 2020 Posted on 2 May 22:00 , 0 comments

Update 2 May 2020

 

Hi all,

With the Coronavirus still causing closures, the 2020 World in Flame Convention has been moved from the Lions Gate in Sacramento to the Elk Grove area, this being south of Sacramento. Provided we will be able to congregate by July 31, 2020, the start date will still be on Friday, July 31, at 9:00 am. The last day of play will be August 8, 2020. Due to the virus, my sense is that this year's turnout numbers will be low.

 

Therefore, we would be unable to meet the conference space fees at Lions Gate. I am hopeful that minimally 10 players may wish to attend. As the cost will be lower than originally anticipated, I may be able to return a portion of the $200.00 play fee.

 

As for lodging, I recommend the Travelodge by Wyndham, Sac/Rancho Cordova: 9646 Micron Ave, Sacramento, CA 95827•(916) 245-1977. 66.40 per night or $756.96 for the 9 days, attention Rushanno. This is an easy commute to the WIF site.

 

One drawback with the Elk Grove area, is that the closest accommodations are 2 miles or more, at a substantially higher cost. There are cheaper hotels, but a further commute. I have found a reasonable priced hotel fairly close by and easily accessed. You will need to email me for a listing of these pricier facilities.

 

Hopefully we'll have our CON.

 

Allen (US WiFCon 2020 convener)

grandsonthor@gmail.com

1 (916) 685-5439

 

31 January 2020

 

The 2020 U.S. World in Flame Convention will held at the Lions Gate, Officers Club on 3410 Westover Street, McClellan, in Sacramento, California 95652.

 

The start date will be July 31, 2020, with the last day of play being August 8, 2020. We will begin play at 9:00 am and continue playing until 12:00 am.

 

To join us for the week and play this Guinness world record game, the fee is $200, thus covering the higher cost for the gaming room.

 

Those flying into the Sacramento Airport that may need a ride from the airport to the hotel, can contact John R or myself. My email address is grandsonthor@gmail.com, phone# 916-685-5439 (no cell phone) and John R's cell # is 916-849-3665.

 

I suggest you make your hotel reservations soon, as Sacramento will have an unusually busy season this year.

 

Hotel: Lions Gate Hotel

3401 Westover, Street
Check In: 3410 Westover Street, McClellan, CA 95652

 

Cost: $100.00 per night w/13% tax, $1.00 a day, total $114.00 a night. If you would like to book you can just follow this link.

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone.

 

Allen B.

 

The following are photos from last year's USA WiF CON.

 

The Battle of the Pacific

 

 

Two of the Protagonists

 

 

and the eventual convention winner, Andrew Baird, that made Andrew the first Wiffer in the world to hold both the Americas and the European World in Flames world title concurrently.