Y’all Come See: Game Tables at Con Nooga!

Con Nooga is located in the Chattanooga Convention Center and historic Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel February 24-26 2017. Y’all come see—it’s the biggest little con you’ve ever seen, with truly something for everyone!

If you don’t have a badge yet, don’t worry. You can pick one up at the door. The cheapest one day pass is Sunday $10 (ages 12 and up) and $5 (ages 7-12). Kids under 6 get in for free with a paying Adult badge. A three day pass for one adult is $60.

Here’s a shot of our booth at PAX South recently. We’re bringing a Dining Game Table with Cup Holders, 2 Kitchen Game Tables, and a Coffee Game Table to Con Nooga!

Con Nooga Has It All

Con Nooga has over 500 hours of programming beginning at Noon Friday and ending around 3pm on Sunday.  From every genre and fandom they add fun and informative sessions, contests and events for Anime, Artists, Authors, Console Gaming, Music, Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Kids Track, Comics, Paranormal, British Media, Gaming, and almost anything else imaginable!

To see the gaming schedule, panels, and convention center maps, check out their app. You can view it in a browser here, and the link to download to your phone is on their main page here: http://www.connooga.com/home.html

Panels, Events, and Contests

There are lots of interesting panels at Con Nooga. Everything from Not Just Mathematical: Politics, Religion, and Feminism in Adventure Time to a funny series aimed to help you with your interpersonal skills like The Zen of Flirting – Interacting With Humans Part II. If you want to argue, there are panels on Camp Half-Blood vs Hotel Valhalla vs Hogwarts vs The Guard as well as the usual Marvel vs. DC Debate.

Our family is involved in several panels at Con Nooga including Game Mastering for Tabletop RPGs, Writing for Gamers: Story/Game World Creation, Spoiler Alert! What’s New for Savage Worlds?, Promoting Gender Equality in Kids Gaming, Kickstarter 101, and Growth Trend: Women in the Game Industry.

Don’t worry…we’ll make sure there’s always someone in the Carolina Game Tables booth to answer your questions about our beautiful game tables for everyday dining and game night!

There is a fantastic Kidz Track at Con Nooga for kids 12 and under. Our daughters were one of the first kids to get involved in the Kidz Track years ago as Game Masters and panelists (seven years ago, I think!). They have crafts, lightsaber duels, big wheel races, and costume contests.

Finally, we’d like to say this convention does a fantastic job of separating the 18+ events like the burlesque and concerts from those looking for a family-friendly convention experience. They keep the “after dark” stuff at the Choo Choo hotel…and nothing starts before 8pm. Bring a babysitter to put the kids to bed in the hotel room–you don’t want to miss the cheeky fun of the late night panels and contests!

Find Us in the Exhibit Hall

You can find us in the Exhibit Hall in booths J12 & J13. Here’s a handy map of the Exhibit Hall. Click to make it larger!

Find Carolina Game Tables at Con Nooga 2017! Booth J12 & J13, close to concessions and gaming!

Find Carolina Game Tables at Con Nooga 2017! Booth J12 & J13, close to concessions and gaming!

 


Post PAX South 2017

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Streamer Game Table in Matte Cherry finish and Purple fabric, and with cup holders!

PAX South is one of our favorite conventions and holds a special place in our hearts as the first “official” show (in 2016) for Carolina Game Tables. Plus getting to visit sunny, warm, and welcoming San Antonio in January is always a treat! This year, we decided to make another debut at PAX South 2017 with the Streamer Game Table.

Streamer Game Table Convention Debut!

A game table designed specifically for tabletop game streaming at a PAX convention? Yeah, it got a LOT of attention. For those who weren’t there or didn’t get a chance to see the Streamer Game Table (there is a TON to do at any PAX), check out these shots from the exhibit hall floor!

Booth From Above

New Purple Fabric and Cup Holder Options

You may also notice a couple of other features to “debut” at PAX South: the new Purple fabric option and the cup holders add-on seen on both the Streamer and Dining Game Table. Both of these were hugely popular as well, and we were personally thrilled to be able to finally show those in person.Kitchen_FrenchCouture_Purple_Cat_Tower

As we said though, the Streamer was really the star of the show. The (inner) gamer website (podcasts and videos) interviewed Clint on the new table while at PAX South, and you’ll find that on their site soon. While you’re waiting to see Clint in action with the Streamer, check out this video of a lot of other cool stuff making a first appearance, like the Nintendo Switch!

http://theinnergamer.net/episodes/108/

 

Streamer Links

If you want to see more of the Streamer Game Table, you can check out the original prototype on Geek & Sundry’s Twitch channel on Game The Game with Ivan Van Norman and Becca Scott Kerns playing tabletop games every Thursday, or you will eventually see the actual table taken to PAX South on Penny Arcade’s Acquisitions Incorporated the Series as they decided to “upgrade” from our Dining Game Table* to a Streamer.Interview_Inner_Gamer

Geek and Sundry’s Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/geekandsundry

Penny Arcade’s Acq. Inc. the Series: https://www.penny-arcade.com/patv/show/acquisitions-incorporated-the-series

*Word is, the Dining Game Table has gone to the Penny Arcade office so they can game on it there. That’s got to be an awesome place to work!