Virtual Gamehole Con will be a series of online events run by and for our attendees, just like a normal Gamehole Con. The only difference is that instead of attending the convention physically, you will be able to sign up for and play games in the comfort and safety of your own home. This is NOT a replacement for Gamehole Con 8. We are rescheduling it for October 21-24, 2021 to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our attendees!
They are exactly the same as those that we impose for our live/in person show. We have a zero tolerance policy of harassment in any form. If you feel you were the victim of harassment during a virtual game, please contact us immediately. Here is a link to our existing policies:
Further, please understand, that once you leave our site and go to a platform to participate in a game, we at Gamehole Con will have no way to monitor or regulate that gaming session. So, there is a further participate at your own risk element intrinsic to these events so make sure that you consider the event descriptions carefully before selecting gaming events, especially for those games for minor players.
We have altered our standard for a bit in an attempt to give our GM’s the tools they need to run virtual events. One change that is absolute and non-negotiable is that if you are a GM that plans to run any event that contains any mature, graphic, or unusually violent content in one of your games, you must explicitly state this in your event description. We will have minor attendees participating in our virtual games so we cannot have any chance of a young gamer stumbling into a game that is inappropriate for them. Any violations of this policy will result in a lifetime ban from Gamehole Con.
That is completely up to the GM’s of each individual game. They will include Roll20, Zoom, and Discord. Some GM's may decide to run games outside of these platforms at their discretion, and this is fine. However, our policies clearly state that no GM should force their players to play on a platform that requires extra payment from the players. If your GM is doing this, please let us know!
Anyone who was a VIG at Gamehole Con 7 will still be eligible for early renewal for Gamehole Con 8 in 2021. Further, virtual Gamehole Con will not count towards attendee’s "level" status for upcoming conventions.
If you booked a hotel through our block administered by Visit Madison, your room reservation(s) will be automatically canceled at no cost to you. You should receive an email notification from Visit Madison when this happens. If you are worried about your room cancellation, please contact Visit Madison for more information.
Because of the nature of the virtual convention, any currently submitted events for Gamehole Con 8 will be politely and reverently declined. We really do appreciate everyone who put in their events so early before we had official word on the status of GHC 8, and we hope that you will re-submit them for GHC 8 next year, and possibly consider submitting some virtual events for V-GHC!
Virtual Gamehole Con badges will cost $5 each, with every single cent of the proceeds going to Extra Life, our charity partner. Event tickets will have no cost associated with them at all. Please note that there will still be a small processing fee for payments as per normal.
Don't worry! GHC 8 is still going to happen, and we'll still have all of our wonderful gear and toys waiting for you then! We've already got the GHC 8 stuffed animal ready to go, as well as planning for another one of our fantastic art prints to commemorate the event like every year. We'll also possibly be looking at some super special swag for 2021 as well!
Keep checking back for information on 2020dates!
Event Dates - Nov. 5th - Nov. 8th
Housing Portal Opens - Feb 3rd at 2PM CST
Event Submissions Open - April 13th noon CST
VIG Renewals Open - May 23rd noon CST
Main Registration Opens - June 6th noon CST
VIG Event Registration Opens - July 18th noon CST
True Dungeon Tickets Open - July 25th noon CST
General Event Registration Opens - August 8th noon CST
Pre-registration and Event Submission Closes - October 1st