Friday, December 7, 2012

The Pentathalon is Back!

The Pentathalon is an exciting team competition with events representing the five varieties of games featured at Rudicon. Teams consist of four or five players working together to win some of the great prizes available.

The categories? Board, card, roleplaying, minis, and video games.

Each player represents their team as individuals in one facet of the Pentathalon, with the exception of the roleplaying event. The details for each game will not be released before the competition starts, requiring players to think on their feet and preventing any single team from specific practice and unfair advantage. Players will earn points for their team based on how they rank in each individual game event.

For Rudicon 2013, we are excited to announce a teamwork component to the Pentathalon tournament. The roleplaying event will require three players from each team to compete cooperatively while the video game team member competes in his or her event. Please check our calendar to learn more about when Pentathalon events will take place throughout the weekend.

The entrance fee is $5 for the entire team. This amount will be due when your team checks in at the conference registration table in the SAU lobby on Friday evening.

In order to participate, you can sign up with a full team of 4-5 members, a partial team of 2-4 members, or as an individual looking to fill in. Staff members will work to introduce any "looking for group" competitors and help in forming full teams so that all interested parties can participate.

All team registrations and LFG requests must be submitted NO LATER than 11:59 pm on February 17. Unfortunately, no late registrations can be accepted so that the event runs smoothly for all participants.

To sign-up, or if you have questions, email us at with the following information:

  • Names and contact information (emails) for each team member
  • If you are registering without a full team (less than 4, or a group of 4 wanting a 5th), please include each known team member's preferred events (in order from greatest to least interest). We will work to accommodate your requests as best we can. 

We hope that the 2013 Pentathalon will be the best all-around tournament yet!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Event Creation Up and Ready

Were you looking to create an event at this year's Rudicon? If so, you can register an event now! Creating an event is easy and takes little time. Just fill out this form and we will add it to our calendar of events. If you are unsure of what each field is asking for, we have a step-by-step instruction set up for just that. Even if you don't want to register an event yourself, you can always request an event, too.

Rudicon is driven off of guest created events and it is a great place to try out your new game or meet a new group for an RPG. With time slots available all three event days, there is plenty of time for you to run multiple events, too! Creating an event ahead of time rather than trying to get something going impromptu will also get your event in our guidebook and secure you a room if you would like one.

As always, feel free to email with questions or comments. We hope to see your event registrations soon!