Tickets for Dice Tower East are on sale now! The tickets went up for sale on October 8th at 12pm EST and are selling briskly, so you do not want to miss out!
Next year’s convention will be the first run in Orlando exclusively by the Dice Tower. There are approximately 1800 tickets available for the event. By comparison, this year’s Florida convention had over 3000 tickets sold, so the upcoming East convention will be a bit smaller and more intimate than the one held in 2019. The event dates (around July 4th week) will remain the same as in previous years.
The 2020 convention is being held in a different hotel than in previous years, The Florida Hotel (check out the link here for photos and other information on the hotel.) The hotel is very close to the Orlando airport.
If nothing else, you surely want to investigate the Dice Tower library, right? Tom has been adding to the library to ensure it is one of the best gaming libraries in existence. One of the reasons that the number of tickets being sold was lowered is so that the emphasis of the convention will be on gaming – hopefully with more of the Dice Tower crew.
Please come and join in the fun! We would love to see you there!
The Dice Tower is pleased to welcome Sharon Madden as Director of Dice Tower East. Sharon brings a wealth of experience in event planning and administration to this position and is excited to tie-in this event with her love of board games. She has been playing board games actively for the past 20 years, with games ranging from heavy Euros to party games. In addition to board-gaming, Sharon enjoys cooking, reading, yoga, and traveling. She also speaks German and Czech.
Tom Vasel, President of the Dice Tower, says “I’m thrilled to have Sharon and her team on board. They are already working hard to put together a fantastic event next July, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!”
After the astronomic growth and resounding success of Dice Tower Con, The Dice Tower has decided to change the convention so that the team has more creative control and direction in running the event. In a live Q&A Session on The Dice Tower channel, Tom detailed the planned changes.
Dice Tower East will be shrinking in size to accommodate around 1800 people (subject to change depending on room available at the venue). The Florida Hotel, part of The Florida Mall, will serve as the new venue. It’s just off the turnpike in Orlando, very near the airport, and will retain the same event dates over the July 4th week. Several rooms will be available for Open Gaming (four ballrooms and a few smaller rooms). There are still plans to have a vendor presence there, though it may not be as big as in the past due to space limitations, as well as a Kids Area, Hot Games Area, and flea markets. Food options are abundant, with the venue being part of a mall, and parking will not be an issue either.
With The Dice Tower team in control of all four of their events, Dice Tower East, Dice Tower West, Dice Tower Retreat, and Dice Tower Cruise, it means that The Dice Tower library will be consistent at the different events they will run. There are some logistical issues to handle in order to make this possible but that is their plans. Plans are also afoot to double the current Dice Tower library catalog. Tom will continue to curate the library and will be working with publishers and accessory companies with the goal of making it the best board game library in the world.
Official Dice Tower events will also be reduced so that The Dice Tower team are more available to play games with. This means that The Dice Tower Awards will also be pulled from the convention and be run online so that the focus of the event can be on gaming. There will still be game shows, Pitch Car Tournaments, and plans for the return of Wits & Wagers.