THE DCG CON VENUE
The DCG CON is being held this year at the Gibraltar Trade Center (237 N River Road, Mt Clemens, MI 48043 / 586-465-6440) in its 30,000-sq. ft. show space (aka the Main Hall). The Con hours are from 10am till Midnight on Friday & Saturday and 10am till 6pm on Sunday. It’s an all ages event.
DCG CON 3-DAY BADGE
To purchase a DCG CON 3-Day Badge online for $40, you will need to click on the Ticket button found on this website. Online purchases can be made with either a credit card or through PayPal. Once purchased, you will receive a confirmation email, and then a physical ticket will be mailed out to you starting on 20 March 2017 (please allow a few days for shipping). For each 3-Day Badge purchased you will also receive a ticket for each of the DCG CON After Parties (see below) on Friday and Saturday night (until the venue is sold out). If the After Parties are sold out, it will state so on the ticket site. You will then still be able to purchase DCG CON 3-Day Badges but won’t receive tickets to the After Parties.
Once at the Gibraltar Trade Center, just submit your ticket at the Ticket Booth (just outside the Main Hall), at which point you will be given a DCG CON Program and 3-Day Badge at no additional charge. Tickets for the DCG CON 3-Day Badge can be ordered online up until 10 April 2017, after which they can only be purchased at the Ticket Booth onsite on any day of the Con starting at 10am with cash or credit card. All purchases online or onsite are non-refundable. Please note that all children ages 6 and under are admitted for free (this will be taken care of onsite) but will not receive tickets to the After Parties.
The DCG CON 3-Day Badge must be visible at all times and will allow you to get into the Main Hall at the Gibraltar Trade Center (where the DCG CON is taking place) during its open hours. (You may come and go as you please.) With it you will be able to participate in every game, tournament, show, event, and video game at no additional charge, except for the ticketed events (see below). It is good for all 3 days of the Con. Anyone found inside the Main Hall without a DCG CON Badge at any time will be immediately escorted out. If you lose your Badge it will not be replaced, so please make sure to safeguard it.
DCG CON 1-DAY BADGE
You may purchase DCG CON 1-Day Badges for $25 at the Ticket Booth on site only. They work just like a 3-Day Badge but may only be used on the day they were purchased. Please note that DCG CON 1-Day Badges do not include a ticket to either one of the After Parties.
All roleplaying events and the Morton’s List Twilight Lord Tournament are ticketed events because they include a meal (and have a very limited capacity). To purchase a ticket for one of these events online for $10, you will need to click on the Ticket button found on this website (where descriptions of these events can be found). Online purchases can be made with either a credit card or through PayPal. Once purchased, you will receive a confirmation email, and then a physical ticket will be mailed out to you starting on 20 March 2017 (please allow a few days for shipping). You can also try to purchase a ticket for one of these events onsite at the Ticket Booth (just outside the Main Hall), but more than likely these events will sell out in advance through online sales.
Simply submit the ticket at the event it was bought for in order to participate. Keep in mind that these tickets do not allow you into the Main Hall; you will still need to buy a DCG CON 3-Day or 1-Day Badge to get in.
DCG AFTER PARTIES
There are DCG After Parties taking place on Friday and Saturday night (8pm–2am) at the Diesel Concert Lounge (33151 23 Mile Road, New Baltimore, MI 48047 / 586-725-2228), only a few miles away. ICP, ABK, Big Hoodoo, Blahzay Roze, Lyte, DJ Clay, DJ Carlito, and more will be performing at the After Parties. When you purchase a 3-Day Badge either online or on site, you will also receive a free ticket for both of these After Parties while supplies last (i.e., until the venue sells out), at which point you can still purchase a 3-Day Badge but will not receive the After Party tickets. Keep in mind that you do not get tickets into either of the After Parties with the purchase of a 1-Day Badge. The Diesel Concert Lounge features a full arcade and bowling alley, which are not free of charge. The DCG After Parties are all ages.
Have a question or need some help? Please stop by the DCG HQ located inside the Main Hall, where staff will be on hand to assist you. Also, you will find the following:
- Maps and timelines
- Lost and found items
- Display of the prizes you can win at the various tournaments
- A promotional area to leave flyers and CDs
- Volunteer opportunities
Normally there is a $2 daily parking fee at the Gibraltar Trade Center; however, if you bought your ticket online, just show it (or a DCG Badge) to the gate attendant to park for free. If you are buying your ticket on site, you will have to pay for parking the first time entering, and then just show your DCG Badge or pass afterwards to park for free.
Did your homies leave you while you were in the middle of a game? No worries. From 7pm to 3am there will be a complimentary 15-passenger shuttle van running in a loop from the Gibraltar Trade Center (Tan #7 Entrance), to the Diesel Concert Lounge (where the After Parties are being held), and the ConCorde Inn of Clinton Township (the official DCG CON hotel). But please only use this flavor if you have no other choice, because space is very limited.
GIBRALTOR TRADE CENTER POLICIES
The following is a list of the Gibraltar Trade Center polices. Failure to follow these polices or acting in a disruptive manner could result in getting the boot.
- All children must be accompanied by an adult.
- No animals except service animals (i.e., animals that are trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities)
- No outside food and beverages
- Alcohol purchased must stay within the Main Hall.
- No smoking (You may smoke outside.)
- No selling of any items or services
- No weapons
Located in the Main Hall you will find Psychopathic’s HatchetGear Booth, featuring a huge display of merch as well as every Dark Carnival Game currently available. Of special note is the official DCG CON merchandise, the debut of the Juggalos Against Sanity game, and the return of Morton’s List and the 360 Degrees of the Inner Circle, which were taken from the game creators’ personal stash, to be sold exclusively at the DCG CON. Also, check out the Big Kidz Games booth, where they will be selling the most popular and current games on the market, from Tsuro to Star Trek Catan. Aside from this is the 600,000 sq. ft. Gibraltar Trade Center market, where you will find literally hundreds of vendors selling just about everything you can imagine at a great price!
There is a food court located right in the Main Hall, as well as others throughout the Gibraltar Trade Center market, offering food, beverages, and alcohol.
DCG OFFICAL HOTEL
The ConCorde Inn of Clinton Township (44315 N. Gratiot Ave, Clinton Township, MI 48036 / 586-493-7300), which is 3 miles from the Gibraltar Trade Center, is the official DCG CON hotel and offers a special discounted room rate of $89.99 per night for attendees. (Use the group code 0421NA when calling to book your room.) Each pimped-out room comes with free Wi-Fi and a Jacuzzi! This hotel also features free continental breakfast, a bar (from 4–9pm), and the Vanderbilt room located on the 2nd floor, which is open for DCG attendees to game in 24 hours a day, Thursday through Saturday!
There are ATM's located throughout the Gibraltar Trade Center.