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On the Road…GenCon

After all of the fun and excitement of Origins and our HeroClix National tournament, we turn to the next big event on the calendar which is GenCon on August 4-7, 2011 (www.gencon.com).  This is the big event where we blow out all of the stops with tourneys of all shapes and sizes and for all levels of skill as well.

Are you a competitive player?  Then the HeroClix World Championship is for you.  Play in a grinder with 7 fellow players and prove that you can emerge undefeated and win a convention LE prize and move onto the Semi-Finals portion of the HeroClix World Championship event where you will join the top 4 players from the HeroClix National Championship from Origins.  Grinders allow you to play whenever we have 8 players ready to go.  Come early! Stay late!  The choice is yours with these grinder events.  Make it through the Semi-Final event and count yourself amongst the top 16 HeroClix players in the World.  Battle it out on Sunday with the other 16 players for the right to help design a HeroClix figure for a future expansion (pending licensor approval of course) plus other prizes if you are the HeroClix World Champion.

If the HeroClix World Championship isn’t your thing then play in a Battle Royale, King of the Hill, or 1 of 8 other tourneys over the course of 4 days like the HeroClix Giant Size Super Booster event or the HeroClix Golden Age event.  Don’t want the pressure of playing in an event, then HeroClix Open Play is for you!  Give us a generic ticket and you can play whatever type of HeroClix game that you want with your friends (of course pending available table space).  We listened to the feedback from last year and will have extended hours on Thursday and Friday so you can play from 9 AM in the morning until Midnight.  That’s 15 hours of HeroClix gaming! (Boy am I and the other volunteers going to be tired!)  An important thing to note is that playing in tourneys in the hall requires GenCon specific event tickets or generic event tickets as we are not allowed to take cash for events.  Start signing up for ticketed events on May 1st at the GenCon website.

Don’t want to play in a tourney, then stop by the booth where you can demo our dice game Quarriors, explore space in the Star Trek Expeditions game, battle it out with Street Fighter HeroClix, or see a demo of HeroClix Online plus many other games yet to be revealed.  Want to purchase product in the booth, it must be done with cash (as always it’s while supplies last).

Please don’t forget to keep coming back to the WizKids website as we will be having several announcements in the coming weeks like retirement, a new player’s guide, and the cool prizes of….sorry, don’t want to spoil Jerome’s fun on this one!

We look forward to seeing all of you at GenCon 2011!

GenCon 2011 Event Descriptions

HeroClix Battle Royale (Marvel): Interested in fast and furious HeroClix play?  Want to prove you’re the best no matter what team you draft?  Then this event is for you!  The Marvel HeroClix Battle Royales will be offered in four-player pods and will utilize boosters from the Giant-Size X-Men or Captain America expansion.

Cost for this event will be $12 (6 Generic Tickets for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Thurs-Fri (9AM-Midnight), Sat (10AM-6PM), Sun (10AM-4PM)

HeroClix Battle Royale (DC): Interested in fast and furious HeroClix play?  Want to prove you’re the best no matter what team you draft?  Then this event is for you!  The DC HeroClix Battle Royales will be offered in four-player pods and will utilize boosters from the DC 75th Anniversary expansion.

Cost for this event will be $12 (6 Generic Tickets for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Thurs-Fri (9AM-Midnight), Sat (10AM-6PM), Sun (10AM-4PM)

HeroClix King of the Hill (Marvel): Battle it out for supremacy in this special sealed event and prove you have what it takes to be King of the Hill!  As long as you continue to win, your boosters will be provided for you!  Those with the best record will qualify for the KotH Finals event on Sunday, with the grand prize of designing your own HeroClix element! (ATA, Feat, BFC)  The Marvel HeroClix King of the Hill events will utilize two boosters from the Marvel Captain America expansion.

Cost for this event will be $24 (12 Generic Tickets for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Thurs-Fri (9AM-Midnight), Sat (10AM-6PM)

HeroClix King of the Hill (DC): Battle it out for supremacy in this special sealed event and prove you have what it takes to be King of the Hill!  As long as you continue to win, your boosters will be provided for you!  Those with the best record will qualify for the KotH Finals event on Sunday, with the grand prize of designing your own HeroClix element! (ATA, Feat, BFC)  The DC HeroClix King of the Hill events will utilize two boosters from the DC 75th Anniversary expansion.

Cost for this event will be $24 (12 Generic Tickets for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Thurs-Fri (9AM-Midnight), Sat (10AM-6PM)

HeroClix King of the Hill Finals: THIS IS IT!  You’ve battled it out over the last three days to reach the top of the hill.  Do you have what it takes to really be the King of the Hill?  Compete for the grand prize of designing your own HeroClix element! (ATA, Feat, BFC)   This King of the Hill event will utilize one booster each from the Captain America and DC 75th Anniversary expansions.

Cost for this event will be covered by Wizkids.

Availability/Schedule: Sunday 11AM

HeroClix Open Play Event: Have a killer team you want to try out?  Do you and your friends need to kill some time before the next big HeroClix event?  Join us for some HeroClix Free Play in the WizKids Tournament Area and battle it out for supremacy!  Free Play will be contingent on availability of table space in the tournament area so check early and often!

Cost for this event will be $2 (1 Generic Ticket for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Thurs-Fri (9AM-Midnight), Sat (10AM-6PM), Sun (10AM-4PM)

HeroClix Giant-Size X-Men Super Booster Event: Join us for this very special sealed event!  Bring up to 300 points of Modern Age figures and purchase 1 Giant Sixe X-Men super-booster.  Using the contents of your super-booster at its maximum point value and your selected figures, build the best 600 point force you can but you must use your colossal!  This event will be limited to 64 players so be sure to secure your place early.  Build the best team and tower over the competition!

Cost for this event will be $24 (12 Generic Tickets for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Thursday, 1 PM

HeroClix Golden Age Universe Specific Event: Which super-universe is the strongest out there?  Build a 300 point Golden Age, universe-specific (all Marvel, DC, or Indy) team and lead it to victory!  Feats and BFCs are considered “universe-independent”.   All Standard HeroClix Tournament Rules apply.

Cost for this event will be $2 (1 Generic Ticket for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Friday 10AM

HeroClix Modern Age Keyword Event: Build 6 separate 300 Point Modern Age theme teams, each utilizing only one of the following keywords: Animal, Gotham City, Robot, S.H.I.E.L.D., Sinestro Corps, and X-Men.  On the day of the event, bring all six teams.  At the event it will be revealed which keyword you will use for your team for each round of the event.

Cost for this event will be $2 (1 Generic Ticket for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Friday 2PM

HeroClix Modern Age Brave Team-Up Event: Build the best 300 point Modern Age team but each force may only have two figures!  One must be from Marvel HeroClix and One from DC HeroClix!  Band your heroes together and lead them to glory!

Cost for this event will be $2 (1 Generic Ticket for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Friday 6PM

HeroClix Modern Age Call in the Cavalry Event: Build a 600 point Modern Age force and get ready to rumble!  Each player will begin the game with only 300 points of their force on the map, but once 150 points of their team has been eliminated, the remaining 300 points begin play in that player’s starting area!  Will you need reinforcements, or can you break your opponent’s front lines?

Cost for this event will be $2 (1 Generic Ticket for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Saturday 10AM

HeroClix Modern Age Colossal Event: Build the best 600 point Modern Age force and lead it to victory!  Each force must contain one Colossal figure.  Will your force tower above the rest, or will you shrink under the pressure?  All Standard HeroClix Tournament Rules apply.

Cost for this event will be $2 (1 Generic Ticket for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Saturday 11AM

HeroClix Golden Age Comic Theme Event: Build the best 300 Point Golden Age force you can and fight for glory!  Your force must be comic accurate and you must bring a comic book to prove it!  Will your team rule the day, or will it fall into obscurity?

Cost for this event will be $2 (1 Generic Ticket for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Saturday 2PM

HeroClix Golden Age Event: Anything goes in this 300 point Golden Age game.  Show the players in Worlds what you can do with Heroclix figures from across the Ages.  Build the best force you can and lead it to victory!  All Standard HeroClix Tournament Rules apply.

Cost for this event will be $2 (1 Generic Ticket for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Sunday 10AM

HeroClix World Championship “Grinder” Qualifying Event: Want to play in Worlds and prove you’ve got what it takes to be the BEST?  “Grinders” are sealed qualifiers made up of 8 people.  Players can participate in as many sealed qualifiers as they want in order to try to earn one of the slots in the semi-finals.  Each sealed event will be run for 3 rounds and the winner will qualify for the semi-finals.  This event will utilize one booster each from the Captain America and DC 75th Anniversary expansions.

Cost for this event will be $24 (12 Generic Tickets for each player).

Availability/Schedule: Thurs-Fri (9AM-Midnight)

HeroClix World Championship Semi-Finals Event: You fought your way through the Grinders, now prepare for the next stage of the HeroClix Worlds Championship!  Build the best 300 Point Modern Age force and fight for your seat in the HeroClix World Championship Finals!

Cost for this event will be covered by Wizkids.

Availability/Schedule: Saturday 10AM

HeroClix World Championship Final Event: THIS IS IT!  You’ve battled through two days of grueling competition and victory is in sight!  Build the best 300 point Modern Age force and fight it out with the rest of the Top 16 and see who emerges victorious as the 2011 HeroClix World Champion!

Cost for this event will be covered by Wizkids.

Availability/Schedule: Sunday 10AM

For questions on any of these events, please email:  HeroClixConventions@gmail.com