Thank you for visiting the home of the 2018 D8 Summit, a charity fundraiser convention hosted in scenic Utica, Illinois. Located at the Grand Bear Resort, conveniently located across the street from Starved Rock State Park, this convention offers its attendees an experience unlike any other. Enjoy quality games like these:
The D8 Summit believes that when people game for charity, everybody wins! In support of that mission, we have partnered with PADS of Illinois Valley, a homeless shelter network in North Central Illinois. They are an exemplary organization, and we are confident funds raised for them will target some of the most vulnerable people that live in our community. A portion of the proceeds from this event will fund the renovation of a Domestic Violence shelter for women and families in Dixon, IL as well.
Those that choose to support the convention at the highest level this year will receive a number of perks, including the chance to play the Convention Created Content ran by an actual author, as well as a special AL cert created for the biggest donors to our charity partner. These special games are played on Friday night, and are exclusive to VIG badge holders. Other weekend badges are good for events on both Saturday and Sunday. You can learn more and get your VIG badge here.
After purchasing a badge, you can order convention-exclusive items, including commemorative dice sets, Adventurers League certs, and re-roll tickets. The dice and certs are limited, so you will want to order them sooner rather than later! We will try, but we cannot guarantee, we will have many on-hand to sell during the event.
We wanted attendees to be aware of important dates.
Early badge registration goes live on October 31st, 2017, and it will run through November 27th, 2017. During this time, weekend badges can be purchased at a discounted price, and attendees with badges can purchase to reserve their commemorative dice sets (supplies limited) and reroll tickets.
Event submission goes live on January 1st, 2018.
Organized Play events will begin populating our website February 1st, 2018.
The D8 Summit partners with producers of quality games, who are equally committed to our cause. Some of these supporters are: