Well, Chango did it. He went off and caught Covid-19, the coronavirus. Of course, we told him that's not what we meant...
Our staff are fine, healthy and, as far as we know, coronovirus free.
In all seriousness, due to the safety measures being put in place by the county, it's with a heavy heart that we announce postponing Chupacabracon. We are not cancelling outright and are working with the venue to secure dates later in the summer. At the moment we are looking at August, but this needs to confirmed with the hotel.
Please bear with us as we go through the process of moving everything to the new dates.
Your badges will be moved to the August dates, as well, so if you've got one, and are still able to come, your badge will be good.
If you are unable to join us in August, your badge will be refunded. I believe this is as simple as cancelling your badge on the tool, but that is another in a list of things that need to be verified.
GMs, we will be working with Tabletop.evnets to move the games to the new date once it's confirmed. if you are unable to attend in August, you can cancel your games in the tool.
We want to take this time to thank all of you for your support and hope you and your loved ones are safe, healthy, and with toilet paper.
As usual, let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Chupacabracon is the premiere tabletop RPG and board game convention in the greater Austin area. In 2020 it will again be held at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel & Conference Center in Round Rock, Texas, just North of Austin, proper. The convention is run by nonprofit foundation Austin Creative Pathways benefiting Extra Life whose mission is to unite thousands of gamers around the world to play games in support of their local Children's Miracle Network Hospital.
ChupacabraCon is a small event, pulling visitors from around the country. We are known for having an unusually high number of professional guests for an event at our size. We routinely host 25 to 30 industry guests (more than 45 this year, so far) including designers and authors of many of the top RPGs. Being a small event of less than 1000 attendees, this is a unique opportunity to meet your favorite designers, many of whom run their games at ChupacabraCon.
We also host many special events at the convention. D&D Adventure's League and Pathfinder Society regularly host unique, special events at our little convention. We have also hosted Savage Saturday Night every year from our inception. This is an evening of games run by the authors of Deadlands, East Texas University, Savage Rifts, and many other Savage Worlds settings. We hold an interactive celebrity game, where audience members can pledge to the charity for the opportunity to shape the story, make the rolls for the celebrity players, and otherwise make their session more interesting.
Chupacabracon is returning to the newly renovated Wingate by Wyndham and Williamson Conference Center in Round Rock, Texas. Rooms are available at a special rate of $109/night using the code CGCPRO. In years past you would need to call them with the code. We've been assured the online registration system has been updated to accept the code.
We have been told, from attendees and industry guests both, that Chupacabracon is one of their favorite events of the year. Come join our family of gamers!
ChupacabraCon is dedicated to a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. Our anti-harassment policy and terms of purchase (including rules and regulations) can be found in our Code of Conduct.