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Council 42 Gaming Convention

September 20 - 22, 2024
Proctor's Theatre, Schenectady NY

Council 2023 has concluded! Thank you to everyone who attended; we hope you had a great weekend. Mark your calendars for next year's Council, September 20 - 22, 2024!

Council logo 2023

Friday 9/20: Session 1 (2pm - 6pm), Session 2 (7pm - 11pm)
Saturday 9/21: Session 3 (9am - 1pm), Session 4 (2pm - 6pm), Session 5 (7pm - 11pm)
Sunday 9/22: Session 6 (9am - 1pm), Auction (2pm - 3pm), Session 7 (3pm - 7pm)

Proctors Theatre: 432 State St, Schenectady NY 12305
518-346-6204 | Website | Driving Directions
Parking available in the Proctors lot, or across the street at 407 Hamilton St garage.
Restaurants | Lodging | CDTA busses

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RPG Czarina: Karen Seiz
Boardgame Czarina: Susan Seiz
Miniatures Czarina: Jennifer Paperman

Council Auction
We will be holding our annual Council Gaming Auction on Sunday at 2pm, between game sessions. This is a great chance to make some extra cash, while giving others a chance to enjoy gaming materials you don't need anymore. If you are interested in selling at the auction, download our information packet.

Featured Vendors

Quigley's Cakes
Quigley's Cakes began in 2013. Owner Sandra Quigley is an artist and sculptor who has found her medium in cake. She takes no greater joy than in creating a sculpted, 3D, edible piece of art; from lion heads to Viking ships. She also bakes for fellow sci-fi and fantasy fans at many conventions near Schenectady. Her business is dedicated to the art of bringing imagination to edible life. Her passion for creation and her love of people culminated in her greatest joy - creating an edible centerpiece for the most joyous ​days in her clients' lives.

Ad Astra Games
Ad Astra Games produces games – science fiction, air combat, and even little RPGs. Many of our games, following from Attack Vector: Tactical through Birds of Prey and Squadron Strike, use 3D movement. Our games have won industry awards and rave reviews from places as diverse as Undefeated and Scientific American. We also produce licensed products, such as Power Projection: Fleets and the upcoming Squadron Strike: Traveller.

Christian N. St. Pierre
Based in Upstate New York, Christian N. St. Pierre has been a freelance artist for over 20 years. An illustrator, character designer, concept artist, sequential artist, and graphic designer, he is best known for his Topps Star Wars Sketch Cards and private commissions. Using a mixture of traditional and digital media, he has created artwork for table top games, independent comics, book covers, magazines, and collectibles. Working alongside companies such as Fantasy Flight Games, Catalyst Game Labs, Atlas Games, and Hero Games, among others, his work has been featured in The End of the World RPG series, Battletech, the Ars Magica RPG series, Champions, The Dresden Files RPG, and extensively in the Spirit of the Century product line.

Code of Conduct
We expect Council Gaming Con attendees to treat others and be treated themselves with dignity and respect. Unacceptable behavior by attendees includes, but is not limited to: obscene language, racial or other slurs, threats, and acts of violence. Anyone who sees or hears an attendee engaged in unacceptable behavior should notify Council Gaming Con staff, who will address the situation as we deem appropriate. This may include asking the person to leave (with or without a refund) or even referring the matter to the proper authorities.

Refund Policy
If you have bought a badge and find you are unable to attend Council, please contact us about receiving a refund. If possible, cancel any event tickets you have selected before reaching out to us, as a courtesy to other gamers who might want to grab a spot in those games. The sooner we hear from you the better, but don't make the ambulance driver wait while you stop to send us an email.