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Premium Tickets on Sale ($30) Location, Map, Address, and Directions Date, Day, and Times
Activities, Events, and Schedule (Pending) Photos and Fun Avatars and Cover Images
Volunteering Vendors' Details Refund Policy

Preparations for Fall 2016 are Underway!

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  • Wednesday, October 05 2016 @ 02:51 AM MDT
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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!

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

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  • Saturday, May 21 2016 @ 10:08 AM MDT
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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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  • Sunday, May 08 2016 @ 07:21 AM MDT
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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.

Pokken Tournament at G.A.M. - 4 More Pre-orders to Go!

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  • Tuesday, March 15 2016 @ 04:36 AM MDT
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BREAKING NEWS: Nintendo's new Pokemon fighting game, Pokken Tournament, will be at Spring G.A.M. 2016... but only if we can secure 4 more pre-orders before March 17th 11:59 P.M.

If you haven't pre-ordered yet, now is the time!

Super Smash Bros. Competitions at G.A.M. Spring 2016

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  • Tuesday, March 15 2016 @ 04:08 AM MDT
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Are you up for a Smashing good time? I hope so as we are having Super Smash Bros. for Wii U competitions at G.A.M. on March 19th! Free sign-ups for attendees will be at the convention in Naples, Utah.

There will be two competitions. The first is going to be a one versus one tournament using the "For Glory" mode which means no stage shifts and no item/pickups to keep things strategic and fair.

The other competition will be a "Figure Player" contest using Amiibo. In this one, players will scan their Amiibo figurines into the game and step back so that their Amiibo can virtually duke it out against one another in a fight to the finish.

Prizes will be furnished for both the tournament and the FP contest. I've heard from a reliable source that a "Franklin badge" from Earthbound will be amongst the prizes included in the prize pack for the first place winner in the tournament. You'd better get practicing!

Say, while you are at it, you should share this page with your friends and post it to your social media accounts. That way we can really ramp up the heat in the competitions by having even more contenders fighting in them!

PC Game Giveaway!

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  • Sunday, January 10 2016 @ 06:04 AM MST
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Hey Web-goers! Starting on January 11th, we are having a fun little giveaway of over one dozen computer games on our Facebook page. That's right, 16 PC games for free! All you have to do is go over to our official G.A.M. Facebook page and like, share, and comment on our giveaway post.

You get one entry for a "like," one entry for a comment, and one entry for every one of your "shares" of our post. Get your entries while the getting is still good! The entry period ends on January 18th. The games will be distributed in the next few days after that. See the Facebook post for the rest of the details including which games we are giving away.

Get out there and go for the games!

Classified Ads for G.A.M. Appearing on August 4th and 11th in Local Newspapers

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  • Monday, July 27 2015 @ 03:13 AM MDT
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Be sure to keep an eye out for the August 4th and August 11th editions of the Vernal Express, the Uintah Basin Standard, and the Thrifty Shopper (A.K.A. U.B. Shoppin') for the new G.A.M. Convention classifieds! Look for the two of them in the "Miscellaneous" section of the classifieds on Tuesday of those weeks.

Of course, this isn't the first time G.A.M. has listed classifieds to advertise the convention. We've also advertised this way earlier this year, but haven't posted about it on our Web site until now. Well, as we're ramping up to the date of the convention (Only 2 weeks, 5 days to go!), it's time to post some more classifieds, so there you go!

Preliminary Schedule of Events and a Special Announcement

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  • Wednesday, May 27 2015 @ 10:54 PM MDT
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People have been asking about what they can expect to see at G.A.M. this year. While we can't say, "This is everything that will be there as set in stone!" quite yet, we wanted to share some details with you about what we are planning on having.

More concrete details and the schedule of events will be announced as we get closer to the day of the convention. But our plan currently is:

Main Events

  • Video: Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva movie (~2 hours)
  • Discussion panel: Anime & manga around Uintah County (1 hour)
  • Video: Patlabor TV episodes (~1 hour)
  • Event: Costume showcase (cosplay display) (1 hour)
  • Discussion panel: Japanese video games & how to spot them (1 hour)
  • Video game tournament (Super Smash Bros.) (2 hours)

Concurrent Side Events

  • Video game tournament sign-ups (6 hours)
  • Video game free-play (multi-player games) (8 hours)

We are aiming for a family-friendly convention. Therefore all of the videos, panels, and games will be appropriate for most ages - everything will be rated the equivalent of PG-13 or less.

Bonus Announcement: We are proud to announce that children under ten years old will get into this year's convention... FOR FREE! That's right, there will be no need for a babysitter just because you want to go to G.A.M. Make it a family function: bring all of your family, young and old... and don't forget your friends too!

May 2015 Update

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  • Tuesday, May 05 2015 @ 03:37 AM MDT
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Short version:

  • The convention will happen, guaranteed.
  • The date has been moved to August 15th.
  • Badges are now on sale.
  • New flyers are available.
  • New promotional graphics will be available before the end of the month.
  • A G.A.M. Facebook account will be online by the end of May.
  • Most importantly, we're looking for a good venue to host the event.
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