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    Posted: 07 Mar 2018 at 23:59
Hey Folks!



After much planning, we're thrilled to officially announce IllyCon 2018!  We're looking forward to meeting and chatting with our players with a weekend full of activities and good times; plus, what better way to finally meet some of the friends you've made or perhaps someone you've crossed swords with on occasion than to attend a con with them!

IllyCon 2018 will be from Friday, August 17th through Sunday, August 19th, 2018 in Portadown, Northern Ireland.  https://www.google.com/maps/place/Portadown,+Craigavon,+UK/@54.4162039,-6.4943611,13z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4860e4df21d8461d:0x6f8c747627d36130!8m2!3d54.4203331!4d-6.4548387  

Schedule of Events - 



Friday August 17th -  Arrival Day! As everyone will be coming to IllyCon from all over the place including from across the pond, we're not planning anything big during the day for Friday.  That evening, however, we're having an open pub and food for IllyCon Attendees that will also include some talks from the developer team and a pub trivia hosted by myself.  Come have a pub night with the whole Illy team!





Saturday August 18th - Game of Thrones Tour.  While in Northern Ireland it'd be a shame to not see some of the beautiful scenery of the country and some great landmarks while we're at it.  We'll be chartering a bus and checking out some of the filming locales for Game of Thrones north of Belfast.  We'll see the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Ballintoy Harbour, Dark Hedges, Giants Causeway, and Dunluce Castle.  After the tour is over we'll head back to Portadown for some more pub with some live music for entertainment.  



Sunday August 19th - Free Day.  We plan on this being somewhat of an easy day as far as planned events as people will be on their way out.  We do plan on organizing a bit of paintball, but attendees are more than welcome to tour Belfast, do some shopping, whatever suits your fancy!  This will conclude Illycon.



Registration (Send e-mail to community@illyriad.co.uk)- 

THE DETAILS THAT GM CERBERUS REQUIRES FROM TICKET HOLDERS ARE:

a) A Prestige Tome, sent to him in game
b) Your character name
c) Your RL name
d) Names and ages of family members you wish to bring along to:
  i) The GoT bus tour
  ii) The Friday Pub Night / Dev Talk / Trivia event  (it may be possible - no guarantees - that we can find a private function room in a pub that is licenced for under-age attendees)
e) Whether you (and your other family members) are interested in Sunday paintballing (subject to age restrictions)
f) If you or your family have any physical handicaps that we should be aware of.  Whilst we will make every endeavor to provide a handicap-accessible environment, that's only ever going to be in terms of what we can provide - eg transport and Friday Night venue - we need to caution attendees that some of the proposed GoT tour stops may not be handicap-accessible, and this is out of our control.

Please send all this information to community@illyriad.co.uk

What is included:

- 3250 Prestige which will be awarded to your account when you arrive at IllyCon and speak with me.
- An IllyCon swag bag (T-Shirts, Stickers, Merchandise only available at IllyCon 2018)
- The Game of Thrones tour
- Open Pub nights with the Devs (Drinks & food Friday & Saturday)

To reiterate, the prestige purchased and sent to me will be then refunded to your account when you arrive at IllyCon; people that register and do not show up will not be refunded.

Edit:

We've had some requests/questions about IllyCon 2018, about bringing family along, as well as about people just turning up on the day without sending a Prestige Tome.

We're flexible on this. We're delighted to share the IllyCon events with families who actually want to make a outing of it!

However, we really do need to know the actual attendance numbers in advance so we can make sure that we have a large enough bus; as well as a large enough venue (for Health & Safety/Fire Regs amongst other things) for the pub dev talk/trivia night etc. 

So - in essence - what we propose is that there are Ticket Holders and NON-Ticket-Holders.  

If you send us a Prestige Tome with the details that GM Cerberus requires then you are a Ticket Holder:
a) You are guaranteed a seat on the bus for the GoT tour as we are booking bus(es) to the next highest capacity *of Ticket Holders and their pre-approved family members*
b) There are limited seats available on the buses, and you may be able to bring a family member for the GoT tour (so long as you get approval from us in advance), and potentially other family members as well (again, approval needed from us in advance)
c) You are guaranteed entry, and will get your meal paid for on the Friday pub night/Dev talk/Trivia, and you get free drinks tokens; you *may* be able to bring family members(s) to this event, although this will depend on pub licencing regulations (if you want to bring kids, for example) and again, you will have to get approval from us in advance
d) You are guaranteed to get a swag bag with lots of cool, free Illy stuff
e) You are guaranteed to get your 3250 prestige refunded.

If you do not send us a Prestige Tome then you are NOT a Ticket Holder:
a) You may have a seat on the bus for the GoT tour, it will depend entirely on space, first-come, first-served
b) You cannot bring family members to the GoT tour
c) You don't get any free meals or drinks/booze, and you may not be able to attend the private room pub gathering, dev talks and trivia night if (eg) the room isn't big enough and/or exceeds max occupancy for Health & Safety/Fire Regulations, or indeed if the pub landlord isn't interested in running a 'drink token' system to sort between people who get free drinks and those who don't.
d) You don't get an awesome Illy swag bag
e) There is no prestige to refund, so you are guaranteed to get no refund :)



Transportation - 

The best ways to get to Portadown will be to fly into either Belfast or Dublin, from each of these airports you can take a shuttle to the city center and catch a train to Portadown.  More detailed instructions on meeting up with the Convention will be e-mailed to attendees that register.



Deadline for registration:

The final day to register your ticket for IllyCon is May 31st.

If you have any questions please feel free to post them here, otherwise we hope to see you in August!


Edited by GM Cerberus - 24 Aug 2018 at 21:54
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Woop! Great to see everything confirmed...

What's the deadline on the tome being sent btw? 
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just for clarification... IllyCon 2018 will be based in Portadown, Northern Ireland Smile
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Added in some clarifications, will highlight here:

We've had some requests/questions about IllyCon 2018, about bringing family along, as well as about people just turning up on the day without sending a Prestige Tome.

We're flexible on this. We're delighted to share the IllyCon events with families who actually want to make a outing of it!

However, we really do need to know the actual attendance numbers in advance so we can make sure that we have a large enough bus; as well as a large enough venue (for Health & Safety/Fire Regs amongst other things) for the pub dev talk/trivia night etc. 

So - in essence - what we propose is that there are Ticket Holders and NON-Ticket-Holders.  

If you send us a Prestige Tome with the details that GM Cerberus requires then you are a Ticket Holder:
a) You are guaranteed a seat on the bus for the GoT tour as we are booking bus(es) to the next highest capacity *of Ticket Holders and their pre-approved family members*
b) There are limited seats available on the buses, and you may be able to bring a family member for the GoT tour (so long as you get approval from us in advance), and potentially other family members as well (again, approval needed from us in advance)
c) You are guaranteed entry, and will get your meal paid for on the Friday pub night/Dev talk/Trivia, and you get free drinks tokens; you *may* be able to bring family members(s) to this event, although this will depend on pub licencing regulations (if you want to bring kids, for example) and again, you will have to get approval from us in advance
d) You are guaranteed to get a swag bag with lots of cool, free Illy stuff
e) You are guaranteed to get your 3250 prestige refunded.

If you do not send us a Prestige Tome then you are NOT a Ticket Holder:
a) You may have a seat on the bus for the GoT tour, it will depend entirely on space, first-come, first-served
b) You cannot bring family members to the GoT tour
c) You don't get any free meals or drinks/booze, and you may not be able to attend the private room pub gathering, dev talks and trivia night if (eg) the room isn't big enough and/or exceeds max occupancy for Health & Safety/Fire Regulations, or indeed if the pub landlord isn't interested in running a 'drink token' system to sort between people who get free drinks and those who don't.
d) You don't get an awesome Illy swag bag
e) There is no prestige to refund, so you are guaranteed to get no refund :)
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There better be a trebuchet.
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all sounds fair and reasonable, GM Cerb

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Wow, can't come myself (drat!), but impressed as this sounds GREAT!
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Hey,
My girlfriend is asking about the paintball event.
Is there a link to the website we could take a look at?

Her main question was: Do we get a suit?

Price obviously varies depending on gear choice and amount of paintballs used. We are just curious :)

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I also have a question... does the account used to send the tome have to still be active for it to count? 
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@eowan
Do you mean if the account used to send the tome abandons but can still verify who they are?

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