Final Day Of Reduced Price Badges!

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One final heads up to everyone from the WashingCon staff: Today (6/9) is the last day for reduced price 2018 badges! At midnight tonight our very last early ticket sales drive will end and prices will return to their standard level for the remainder of the summer. Although badges will be available up to the convention, as well as at the doors, we encourage you to get yours today, right here, to take advantage of the best possible price.

We looking forward to seeing all of you in September!

Standard Prices Begin This Saturday


Here at WashingCon we rely on early ticket sales to get the convention off the ground each year. When you buy your passes ahead of time it allows us to pay for the deposit on the convention center as well as the annual startup costs. Without these sales it wouldn’t have been possible. For this reason we greatly appreciate those of you who have bought your tickets early and would like to say: Thank you, thank you, thank you.

As a small, additional show of gratitude to everyone out there getting passes ahead of time we have kept prices discounted past the original opening week sale. But all good things must come to an end and standard prices will go into effect this Friday at midnight. So for everyone hoping to get in on the last of the discounts this is the final week. Beginning Saturday, tickets will be set at the regular price until doors open so if you have not yet reserved your passes do it here ASAP! 

Last Day To Get Discounted Passes!

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Just a reminder that today is the last day to get your WashingCon badges at the reduced rate of just $40 for all weekend passes and $25 for Sunday only passes. After midnight, tonight the discount will end so, if you have a group you are hoping to attend with, now is the time to remind everyone to reserve their tickets for the best possible deal.

We’re already blown away by the response from the gamer community this year. Passes are going faster than ever and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who has already put us on your calendar for September! We hope that our early ticket discount lets everyone know how much we appreciate the enthusiasm you've shown for WashingCon. And for all of you who have yet to buy your passes, today is your chance. Remember to get your tickets here before midnight!

Get Your 2018 Passes Early!

With WashingCon 2018 passes primed to go on sale, we’d like to remind everyone who is as excited as we are for this year to get their passes early! As a way to show our appreciation to all of our awesome attendees who make WashingCon what it is, full weekend passes will be available for one week at the historic price of $40. Also, to make sure that families feel welcome, children’s full weekend passes will remain at $25 as long as passes are available.

Although the discount on adult badges will end after March 8th we wanted to do something for everyone who has attended in the past, groups on a budget, and the real board game lovers who have already put WashingCon on their schedule. As with last year we expect passes to sell out so we hope that our first week discount will encourage all of the DMV's most passionate gamers to get them before they’re gone!

Reserve yours right here, March 1st starting at 8pm.

Let's Talk About Free Games


For the past two WashingCons we have been able to offer a free game to every attendee as they walked in the door. This is a concept we borrowed from BGG.CON and it has been a highlight of our experience each year. Those of you who attended WashingCon 2017 will remember that the selection of games in the giveaway pile was unbelievable. One of our sponsors really came through for us and it was their generosity that allowed us to bring you that cardboard smorgasbord. Our director (Matt Grosso) got to feel like Gaming Claus for about 6 hours on Saturday this past year and it was probably the highlight of his weekend.

With that being said, we'd like to talk about expectations. It is our dearest hope that we will be able to continue the giveaway tradition again this year but, until we can make arrangements for those game donations, we can't promise anything. This is not to say that we won't have amazing games available again this year! But what we are able to offer is dependent on the largesse of our sponsors and we hope you will all keep your expectations at a reasonable level. 


In the end we hope you agree that, while free games are great, WashingCon is about meeting new people and sharing our passion over an amazing weekend of games.

Remember, tickets go on sale this Thursday March 1st at 8:00pm at

Night Owls Rejoice, WashingCon Will Be Open Late


WashingCon has good news for attendees who like their gaming to go all night. We've talked with the hotel and they have agreed to let us keep one large piece of the gaming hall open until 3:00 am on Saturday night.

So, let your games run long and have fun late but don't forget to set your alarms for Sunday so you don't sleep through day two of WashingCon!