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Filsinger Games Summer Convention Coming to Chicago in July 2020!

On July 11th Filsinger Games brings its annual summer convention, GalactiCon, to the Windy City of Chicago.  While GalactiCon has moved around the last few years, this is the farthest West the convention has ever traveled.  Chicago is a hotbed of wrestling and central to many Filsinger games fans.  The site of GalactiCon is the Holiday Inn Chicago O’Hare Area, which is super easy to get to by car, bus or plane and is right on the train line to downtown Chicago.

This year’s convention will take place on 1 day, starting at 10AM and will run to 10PM.  It will include all the GalactiCon traditions including the Trivia contest, Charity Auction, Q&A and of course lots of tournaments!  The best part is that everything takes place in the same venue where everyone is staying, with a bar and restaurant open late for post convention conversation.

For game fans in town Friday night, we will be heading to the iconic Logan Square Auditorium to see Freelance Wrestling, before coming back to the hotel for the midnight release of the 50th GWF game edition Origins 2136!  For folks still around on Sunday afternoon a group will also be attending the Chicago White Sox game.

For all the details on the convention including information on the hotel room block visit the OFFICIAL GALACTICON 2020 WEBPAGE.

See you this summer on the banks of Lake Michigan!

 

Promoter Prime is Back for 2020!

 

Promoter Prime, the quarterly subscription service from Filsinger Games, is back by popular demand!  Like previous years fans will have the ability to to buy cards for the gamelines that interest them most, Legends, Indies or Champions of the Galaxy.  There will be tabletop, online and combo packages available as they have been done in 2018 and 2019.

Kicking of the year in Q1 for Indies Prime is a pair of Americans that has plenty of experience in Mexico against a number of the stars of the Best of Mexico Indies set also being released this March.  Gringo Loco and Sam Adonis have done their best to get catch the ire of their opponents and the Mexican fans over the years and now promoters can pit them against their Mexican foes and can even reunite their tag team in their own promotion.  Joining Gringo Loco and Sam Adonis in Q1 is a previously created by unreleased card for Mercedes Martinez that better reflects her recent run atop the women’s ranks in the indies.

Preorder for Promoter Prime 2020 will be available this Friday February 28th and will begin mailing by March 31st.  Stay tuned this Wednesday for news on the Q1 2020 Legends Prime cards, and this Friday for some major teasers on Best of Mexico, CWF 2116 and Legends Ladies 2 as preorder for all the Q1 releases becomes available.

 

Lots of Filsinger Games Goodness Coming in 2020!

Federation Headquarters has been quiet since our December releases, but don’t think that we haven’t been busy behind the scenes.  We have big plans for 2020 and wanted to share with everyone whats in store!

This year we will have 5 game release dates, in March, May, July, September and December.  The great news for all fans is that each product line (COTG, Legends and Indies) will have a release during each of these 5 periods.  These releases could be either full game editions or special edition packs.  Also, Promoter prime will make a return in 2020, with the same format as the past 2 years, with different options for COTG, Legends and Indies.  These cards will mail quarterly with the March, May, September and December releases.

Kicking off the year we have 3 exciting game editions debuting in March.

  • Legends Ladies 2 – A followup to the Legendary Ladies game pack that debuted in 2019.  8 more ladies are ready to enter your Legends promotion, featuring some familiar names as well as multiple new names to the Filsinger Games universe.
  • Best of Mexico – The most requested Best of set from Indies fans, this 8 card set features some of the most exciting and unique wrestlers on the Lucha scene today.
  • Future Shock Centra 2116 – The followup to the popular Future Shock storyline written by Mike Melesky.  This set brings 10 new names into the CWF and answers a number of the big questions left over after reading 2115…while also providing even more questions to ponder!

Teasers for all 3 game editions will start next Monday January 27th and continue through to the game release in March!

The Filsinger Games Holiday Teaser Season is Almost Here!

Santa Wolf is beginning to check his list to see what Promoters have been naughty or nice.  The Filsinger Games Holiday releases are coming soon, starting next week and will continue until games begin shipping in December.  Keep and eye out throughout the week for teasers on our upcoming products:

Mondays – Legends fans get ready for announcements on the lineup for Legends Expansion Set 5.  This set will feature some highly requested names getting their first color card and multiple wrestlers getting their first ever Filsinger Games playing card.

Wednesdays – Champions of the Galaxy Classic fans get ready for exciting new colorized artwork for Invasion 2089.  And don’t worry about any blank backs on some of these cards, as all managers without stats in the original release will have brand new charts or stats!

Fridays – The Wildcard Night with information on other things coming from the Filsinger Games universe including teasers on Q4 for Promoter Prime and some other surprises.

Preorder for all the holiday releases will begin on Black Friday November 29th. Get ready for the first announcement next Monday October 28th!

Tom Will be at Common Ground Games in Dallas on August 12

The big summer game store tour continues as Tom will make his first-ever visit to Texas on Monday, August 12 at Common Ground Games!

Come visit Tom, he’ll be bringing the newest releases (CotG and Legends) as well as starter sets for demos. He will be at the store from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Common Ground Games is located at 1328 Inwood Road in Dallas.

See you there!

 

Best of the Indies 2019 Sets Coming This Fall!

Filsinger Games first delved into the world of Indie Wrestling in 2008 with the landmark Legends of the Future game edition which featured some of the best names in indie wrestling of the day.  However, since the original Legends of the Future trilogy Filsinger Games has focused its indie line more on partnership with different indie promotions.  In a return to form we are happy to announce 2 new game editions coming this fall will once again feature the top names in indie wrestling today regardless of promotion affiliation.  Best of the Indies 2019 will feature 8 male wrestlers getting their first Filsinger Games playing card and Women of the Indies 2019 will feature 8 female wrestlers getting their first Filsinger Games playing card!

In addition Promoter Prime for Q3 2019 will feature cards chosen by game fans among characters that didn’t make the set and some of the more requested remakes of previous Filsinger Games cards.  There is also a 3rd poll for the newest card for the Olde Wrestling promotion.  Polls are open now and conclude on July 31st.  To vote in the polls click on the links below:

Indies Men Poll

Indies Women Poll

Old Wrestling Poll

Stay tuned next Monday for the first names for each of these 2 exciting game editions!

Rare Filsinger Games Items Available for Auction This Saturday!

This Saturday July 13th at 1:30 we will have Filsinger games will hold its annual charity auction at GalactiCon.  This year the proceeds will benefit the family of long time Filsinger games friend Lyle C. Williams.  Below is a list of collectibles available at the auction.  If you are not attending GalactiCon and would like to bid please contact Todd@filsingergames.com and provide your phone number and indicate what items you are interested in and a max bid you are willing to make.

Early Classics cards and handbook – One of the most sought after game editions in Filsinger Games history!  A copy resurfaced recently and will be made available.

Draconian Sheik and Johnny Rocket – 2 limited edition cards available to Promoter subscribers in the 1990’s.  Highly sought after by colelctors!

Filsinger Games stickers – 2 collectible stickers featuring early COTG ads.

Justin Credible art – Original art from the Legends Hardcore Black and White set by Sonny Strait.

Doomsayer 2098 art – Original art from Revelations 2098 by Mike Gustovich.

Magnus Colby and Sonora Pelf 2101 art – Original art from Megatournament 2101 by Brian Bendis.

Backseat Boyz art – Original art for Trent Acid and Johnny Kashmere Indy SE cards by Werner Mueck.

COTG: Behind the Scenes CD – Glimpses of original and unused art from over the years in COTG.

Songs on the Key of the GWF CD – A collection of Champions of the Galaxy inspired songs by the Throwing Toasters!  Comes with a Baby Tauran card!

Indy Circuit Pulse – January 2018 magazine featuring an article on Filsinger Games and the giveaway card for Commissioner Charlie Cox.

72 Mini Dice – 36 pairs of mini red and blue dice, just like the ones that come in Filsinger games starter sets.  Never run out of dice again!  Donated by Jim Steinhoff.

Legends of Mid-South DVD set – 3 disc set of classic Mid-South matches. Donated by Jim Steinhoff.

Uncensored ECW DVD – An original ECW produced DVD before being acquired by WWE. Donated by Jim Steinhoff.

GalactiCon Auction to Benefit the Family of Lyle C Williams

Each year at the Filsinger Games annual convention GalactiCon there is an auction of unique game items and wrestling memorabilia and this year is no different!  The money collected at the auction each year is donated to a cause that is near and dear to the Filsinger Games community.  This year the auction will benefit the family of the late Lyle C. Williams, a great friend to wrestling and the Filsinger Games community.

Lyle was a prolific wrestling photographer, best known for his work with CZW.  Filsinger Games fans may remember him from GalactiCon in 2016 in Philadelphia where he attended and photographed the event.  The same weekend as GalactiCon CZW will be holding a Lyle C. Williams benefit show in Voorhees, NJ.  For more information go here.

Stay tuned for a list of items available for auction.  If you are unable to attend and want to bid remotely, please contact Todd at Todd@filsingergames.com

For a full sneak peak on everything happening GalactiCon weekend check out the Galacticon 2019 Program or visit the Official GalactiCon Website.

Come Visit Tom on his Northeast Summer Game Store Tour!

The Dark Menace will hit the road again this summer!

Be sure to stop by at these amazing events to meet Tom, talk about games, play demos,  rap about Stan Lee and all the professional wrestlers Tom has worked with, and just plain have fun!

Here is the schedule and Tom looks forward to seeing you again or meeting you for the first time!

July 13-14 – GalactiCon – Annual Filsinger Games convention will take place at PJ Welihan’s Pub & Restaurant, 12 General Warren Blvd, Malvern, PA. 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday and 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Sunday. See more information here.

July 14 – Collector’s Corner, 7911 Hartford Road, Parkville, MD (near Baltimore), 4:00-6:00 pm.

July 15 – Gatehouse Games, 218 E. Plank Road, Altoona, PA, 5:00-7:00 pm.

July 16 – Geekadrome, 534 Brookline Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA. 5:00-7:00 pm.

July 19 – Great Lakes Game Emporium, 7249 Center Road, Mentor, OH (near Cleveland). 5:00-7:00 pm.

Tom will be bringing starter sets to play demos as well as the awesome new July releases! This tour is a happening, bigger than a Rolling Stones or Beyonce tour, so you don’t want to miss it! (Well, maybe not bigger, but more fun for tabletop game players!)

 

 

 

Prepay for GalactiCon 2019 and Receive a Free Special Edition card!

The center of the Filsinger Games universe shifts to Eastern Pennsylvania the weekend of July 12-14 for GalactiCon 2019.  Our 30th annual game convention is coming to Malvern, PA on Saturday July 13th and 14th as part of a whole weekend of wrestling fun.

GalactiCon attendees who prepay the $25 fee by July 8th will receive a free copy of the AVALANCHE Kronos Special Edition card.  Other convention goers and fans unable to attend the event will be able to purchase the card separately after the con.  To prepay for the event, click on the link HERE.

Filsinger Games was both friends with and fans of the legendary King Kong Bundy. And King Kong Bundy was friends with Tom Filsinger and Filsinger Games. In fact, King Kong Bundy was the historic first ever Legends of Wrestling card. The card had such an impact it marked the beginning of the Legends of Wrestling game series that fans all over the world enjoy today.  Filsinger Games honors the memory of King Kong Bundy with a brand new colorized playing card of his infamous intergalactic persona in the Galaxian Wrestling Federation – AVALANCHE!  Avalanche hails from Wintuuw, a mysterious planet in the Draco system nicknamed Cloneworld by outsiders, and is ready to go to battle in your Kronos fed.

GalactiCon convention rates are still available at the Residence Inn by Marriott Philadelphia Great Valley/Malvern at 10 General Warren Blvd, Malvern, PA 19355.  The Residence Inn next door to the convention site will be offering a special rate of $124 to GalactiCon guests on Friday and Saturday night. The rate includes breakfast and all rooms come equipped with a full kitchen. The best part is the hotel is just a few steps from where the convention will be held on Saturday and Sunday.  You must book by June 16th to receive the special rate.  Click HERE to book.

A few tickets are still available for the Filsinger games section at the Reading Fightin Phils game on Friday July 12th.  After the game is a fireworks show and matches from CHIKARA Pro Wrestling.  Fans attending the game will also receive another free mystery limited edition card!  Filsinger Games has a special section reserved at the stadium in left field (Blue Marsh Insurance Foul Porch). The ticket also includes an all you can eat buffet (stationed right by our section). The buffet features BBQ Chicken, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Baked Beans, Potato Salad, Tortilla Chips, Chips, Fruit, Cookies and Pepsi Products.  Tickets are $29 each and can be reserved by contacting Todd@filsingergames.com

 

Here is all the info on the convention itself:

Date/Time: Saturday July 13th 11AM – 5PM and Sunday July 14th 11AM – 2PM

Location: P.J. Whelihan’s Pub & Restaurant , 12 General Warren Blvd, Malvern, PA 19355

Cost: $25 (2-day pass), includes food, drinks and dessert on Saturday

Featuring: Filsinger Games tournaments on both days, plus Trivia, Charity Auction, Q&A and more!

For more details go to the GalactiCon page of our website:  filsingergames.com/galacticon-2019/