About AmberCon NW
What is AmberCon NW?
AmberCon Northwest is a fully scheduled role-playing game convention devoted to Roger Zelazny's worlds of Amber using Phage Press's Amber Diceless RPG by Erick Wujcik. The convention is open to players of all levels of experience; our members are united by their interest in diceless role-playing and Zelazny's work.
ACNW 2017 takes place Thursday November 2 through Sunday November 5. Additionally,
there are usually pre-convention dinners and Portland area activities, both
organized and informal, on the Wednesday before and the Monday after the convention.
If you have never attended an AmberCon before and have questions about the setup or scheduling, please contact the organizers at email@example.com.
What do I get for my money?
AmberCon NW offers a long weekend of scheduled gaming events, Thursday evening through Sunday evening. All members choose the game events they wish to play and receive their schedule in advance of the convention.
The convention is divided into 7 event slots. On Thursday and Friday we have shorter slots (4-5 hours). Saturday and Sunday feature longer slots (6+ hours) with breaks for meals. Events are run by volunteer member GM's -- this could mean you! For a 100-person convention we need at least 12 six- to eight-hour games in each of the event slots -- that's 84 events! GM's, if you'd like to run a game at the convention, please start thinking now about your scenarios -- and check out the Become a GM section here on the web site.
Membership rates include gift cards towards meals including a 15% gratuity that can be used at all of the convention resort's cafes, pubs, and restaurants. Check out the McMenamin's Edgefield web page if you'd like a preview of their excellent restaurants.
There are two membership rates:
- Thursday to Sunday slots 1-7: $130 including $70 worth of meal vouchers
- Friday to Sunday slots 4-7: $100 including $50 worth of meal vouchers
Accommodation comes in a wide price range, from $30 per night bunk bed space up to $145 per night deluxe king or double queen suites. In between are rooms featuring twin, single queen, or king beds with and without en-suite baths. Some of the accommodation space is booked in advance to double as game space; if you don't mind your room being used in this way, the convention provides an additional discount of $30 per night.
For a full fee schedule and a list of hotel room options and costs, see the About Edgefield page.
What about travel arrangements?
The nearest airport is PDX, Portland (Oregon) International Airport. Amtrak and Greyhound both come into downtown.
Shuttle, limo, taxi and public transportation services are available from the airport or from downtown Portland to the hotel in Troutdale. Directions for travel by car will be sent out on request.
What do I have to do now?
As in past years, we need to get confirmations and deposits from at least 60 members before July 7, 2017.
After that, our next deadline is August 14, 2017 for registration and membership payments in full. If you are registering after August 14, please contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org before using the registration page.