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Tickets on Sale ($20) Location, Map, Address, and Directions Date, Day, and Times
Activities, Events, and Schedule (Updated) Photos and Fun Avatars and Cover Images
Volunteering Vendors' Details Refund Policy

2016 Fall - Convention Schedule & Side Events

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It is time to reveal the complete, finalized schedule of events. These documents outline what will be featured in the Main Events' Zone and the Side Events' Zone. Please download and/or print these to bring with you to the convention (at your option). They are handy guides for when you are making plans or as a reference while you are at G.A.M. Never miss your favorite happenings with our useful guides!

Main Events' Zone - Schedule of Events

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Side Events' Zone - Schedule

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Flyer for Fall 2016 G.A.M.

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Here is the newest flyer! Be sure to get the word out there by hanging these up where people who'd be interested in our awesome little video game convention will be able to see 'em!

This flyer has a hidden code. However, you need to collect codes from all four flyer variants for something... special to happen. What will occur if you send the codes to our Facebook page? Try it to find out...

I'd like for us to have these flyers hanging in every window in the entire county! Heck, let's get those other counties too!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3: save, print, and share! Get them out there. :-) Thanks, everyone!

Fall G.A.M. 2016 Convention Flyer

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Preparations for Fall 2016 are Underway!

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We're putting in some mighty work preparing for the Fall 2016 convention! Expect more news and details here soon. In the meanwhile, please check out G.A.M.'s official page on Facebook for the newest details as they are available!

2016 Summer Convention Schedule & Floor Plan

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It is time to reveal the finalized layout of the show floor and the complete schedule of events. Feel free to download and/or print these to bring with you to the convention. They are handy guides for when you are making plans while you are out and about the town or as a reference when you are at G.A.M. Never miss your favorite happenings with our useful guides!

Convention Hall Layout Diagram

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Schedule and Events

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Flyer for Summer 2016 G.A.M.

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Here is the newest flyer! (This one has neato video game sprites.) Be sure to get the word out there by hanging these up where people who'd be interested in our awesome little convention will be able to see 'em!

I'd like for us to have these flyers hanging in every window of every marketplace in the entire county! Heck, let's get those adjacent counties too!

It's as easy as one, two, three: save, print, and share! Get them out there. :-) Thanks, everyone!

Summer G.A.M. 2016 - Mega GAM Con - Flyer

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Art Competition - Win a Free Ticket to Summer GAM 2016!

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I think a little competition is in order. You could win free admission into the Summer 2016 GAM Convention!

  • Draw an illustration of your favorite video game character(s), preferably Mega Man character(s), at a social event such as a convention, reunion, party, festival, fair, conference, or exposition.
  • Submit your illustration as a comment in reply to this Facebook post. Click the little camera icon by the text entry box to select your illustration to upload it there.
  • Limited to (2) entries per person so that you can submit up to two illustrations.
  • One (1) winner will be chosen to receive a free ticket to the Mega GAM Con (Summer 2016 GAM Convention).
  • The due date is June 9th, 2016 (Mega Man / Rockman Day) at 11:59 P.M. Mountain Time.
  • The winner will be announced within a few days after the due date.
  • We will contact the winner around that time.
  • The winner will be chosen based upon the overall appearance of the piece and its conformance with the theme and spirit of the convention and the competition.
  • The odds of winning depend on the number of entries submitted.
  • No purchase required.
  • The convention will be granted full, non-exclusive rights to all entries submitted to the event. Entries might be used for promotional purposes by the convention. (This means the submitters retain the right to use their own artworks however they please, but we also get to use them however we please so that, for example, we can promote the con.)

There are only a few weeks left until the due date of June 9th so let the creativity flow. Get your art happening!

Activities, Panels, and Events for Fall 2016 G.A.M. Convention (Preliminary)

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Main Events' Zone
"Rave Master" cartoon episodes (1 hour)
Costuming Q&A panel (30 minutes)
Costuming {cosplay} competition (30 minutes)
Let's Play "King's Quest" {with live dialog readings} (1 hour)
Video game trivia (1 hour)
Puzzle game competition (1 hour)
Name that tune panel (1 hour)
In Memoriam: Gunpei Yokoi (10 minutes)
G.A.M. Video Game Championship (2 hours)

Side Events' Zone
Video game free-play (consoles)
Wii U
Super Smash Bros., Nintendo Land
Nintendo 64
Mega Man 64, Mario Tennis, Pokemon Snap, Zelda: Ocarina of Time
SEGA Genesis
Sonic The Hedgehog 2, Golden Axe, Pit Fighter, Winter Olympic Games, David Robinson's Supreme Court, Lotus II
Atari 2600
Over 100 Atari games!
Game Boy Advance
Kim Possible, Sonic Advance 2, Sonic Pinball Party
PlayStation 1
Bushido Blade 2, Gran Turismo 2
PlayStation 2
Mega Man X Collection
Xbox 360
NFL, MLB, Halo, COD, Mega Man Anniversary Collection
Arcade
Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Mappy, Pole Position, and Xevious

Possible additional content (including surprises!) might be available.

Vendors' Details Page for G.A.M. Convention

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We are now accepting vendors for the G.A.M. Convention! Show and sell your goods to an eager audience of gaming and anime enthusiasts!

It's a simple two-step process.

1) Vendors pay $25 per spot.
2) Vendors send us a message agreeing to our rules by the deadline.

Please read below for more details.

- - - The last day for reserving spots is two days before the convention begins. - - -

Artists, dealers, exhibitors, merchants, and vendors can set up a "booth" inside the convention after reserving one or more spots. Each 6 foot by 3 foot spot in the Vendors' Zone will include one admission to the convention plus the optional use of half of a 2' x 6' long table and one chair for the duration of the convention. This time period includes one hour for set-up, eight-and-a-half hours of regular convention time, and one hour for tear-down. You will have space next to the Main Events' Zone so you will be in a prime location for foot traffic.

Spots cost $25 apiece and must be paid in advance to reserve them. If this sounds good to you, please send payment via PayPal for a spot in the Vendors' Zone. We also accept checks and money orders by postal mail. If paying using one of these by-mail methods, please send the payment to the address listed on our contact page instead of using PayPal.

After sending your payment, please also send a message to us using our contact page with the following information:

  • Your business's name
  • Your name
  • The names of anyone who might be operating the spot with you
  • An overview of what you plan to sell
  • Whether you will be attending in the artist, dealer, or exhibitor category (see below for details)
  • Whether you would like to borrow chairs and tables from us for your use or if you will be bringing your own arrangements
  • Written acknowledgement that you understand and consent to the facts that:
    1. You are allowed only to sell what is legal to sell
    2. No items which would be rated at more than the movie equivalent of PG-13 will be sold nor visible on the convention's grounds
    3. This is meant to be a family-friendly event and merchandise sold should reflect that
    4. No bootleg merchandise is to be present nor sold
    5. No firearms, explosives, sharpened weapons, incendiary devices, nor the like are allowed on convention grounds, and such items are prohibited from sale
    6. Any items requested to be removed by any official convention representative need to be removed from sale and sight immediately following the request for removal

Multiple spots can be reserved for more table space, seats, and admissions. Please keep in mind that you or your agent(s) will need to show photo ID(s) when arriving to claim your spots.

Vendors fall into three categories. These are artists, dealers, and exhibitors. Artists are those who will be selling hand-made items of their own original, artistic creation or inventive reinterpretation which make no claims of being the official merchandise of another company. Dealers are those selling commercial items which have been mass-produced and officially licensed. Exhibitors are those who will be showcasing activities, clubs, merchandise, or information about products, but who will not be selling things directly at the convention.

More or less, most individuals and small groups selling their own creations should be getting artist's spots, while those presenting information yet not selling items should be getting exhibitor's spots, while everyone else including most businesses and large groups should be getting dealer's spots. If a vendor does not specify the category in which it belongs, convention staff will choose a category for that vendor.

No bootlegs of any kind are allowed from vendors.

Nobody is allowed to sell unauthorized reproductions of any media nor merchandise. Are you not sure what counts as what or if something is allowed? Write to us in advance with details about the item(s) using our contact form and we will help you figure it out one way or the other! Or, if you are already at the convention, bring it to the attention of one of the convention's organizers and we shall set the record straight.

If you have any questions, then please feel free to contact us using the link to our contact page which is located at the top of this page. Thank you for your interest in G.A.M. We hope to see you at the convention!

Map, Address, & Directions to the G.A.M. Convention

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Here is how to get to the G.A.M. Convention whether you are walking, driving, biking, or flying!

Address:
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
1041 South 1500 East
Naples, Utah 84078

Google's map and directions to G.A.M.

The light-red marker indicates this year's location (1041 South 1500 East, Naples, Utah).

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What is G.A.M.? It is a gaming convention and so much more! Our fun event is a gathering place for fans of video games, card games, anime, music, costumes, and Japanese pop culture! It's high up in the Rocky Mountains in a city called Naples located in Utah. Please join us for an excellent time!


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