Welcome to TotalCon XXXIII
Let roll the dice of destiny at New England's largest tabletop gaming convention to be held February 21-24, 2019 at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel in Marlborough, MA. Come experience all TotalCon has to offer. Enjoy premier events, meet industry guests, try new games, shop, see a show, or learn something new at a panel discussion group. CARPE DM! Badge sales are suspended until we open for onsite sales Wednesday February 20th. SATURDAY DAY BADGES are SOLD OUT Only a limited amount of weekend badges will be available. Thursday, Friday, and Sunday badges will be available as well. Sponsored in part by North Wind Adventures, Nerd Rage News and Frost Forge Games.
The European Union is set to enact legislation that will make copyright fair use illegal. It is so far reaching that even simple things like memes and tweets with quotes in them will be illegal. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Google, Wikipedia, YouTube, and even the United Nations have condemned this legislation.
If this legislation passes it will force small businesses like Tabletop.Events to stop serving customers in the EU. Worse, if this sort of legislation passes it will likely influence laws in the United States, and could cause us to shut down entirely. To be clear, we do not violate copyright law, but this law would hold us accountable if someone uploads something to our site that violates copyright law. As a small business we simply do not have the resources to spend the $100,000,000+ needed to build a copyright filtering AI the way YouTube has, and even their AI is not perfect.
If you want to maintain a free and fair internet use the hashtag #SaveYourInternet and contact your local government officials telling them you do not want Article 13 to pass.