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10 Things to Get Excited For at GalactiCon 2018!

This year marks the 29th Annual Filsinger Games Summer convention.  It is July 13-15 and you don’t want to miss it!  The main convention will be 10-6 Saturday and 10-2 Sunday at the West Meeting Center, 1204 5th Street, West Elizabeth , PA 15088.

Here are 10 things to get you excited about attending this year.

  1. Our host city Pittsburgh! – A great wrestling town and home to the late great Bruno Sammartino.  There is lots to see and do to make it a full weekend of fun.  Ride the Duquesne Incline and see the best view of the city.  Grab a Primanti Brothers sandwich.  And its just a couple hour drive from the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
  2. The official GalactiCon Hotel – Many game fans will be staying at the Fairfield Inn and Suites Belle Vernon (189 Finley Rd, Belle Vernon, PA 15012), which has reasonable rates and is about 15 minutes from the convention site.  There are also other nearby hotels (Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn) and lots of restaurants in the area to choose from.  Make your travel plans now!
  3. Pittsburgh Pirates Game – Friday night kicks off in downtown Pittsburgh at beautiful PNC Park as we will watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Milwaulkee Brewers. Filsinger Games has a block of tickets in Pirates Cove which includes unlimited soda, popcorn, and peanuts throughout the game! Make sure to reserve your ticket by May 15th to be in our ticket block.  To reserve tickets by Paypal and Credit Card send $35 per ticket to by clicking HERE.
  4. Live Wrestling on Saturday and Sunday! – Nothing makes a weekend of wrestling gaming better than seeing some live wrestling!  On Saturday night we will see the best Indie wrestling in the Pittsburgh area, the International Wrestling Cartel!  Tickets for the event will be available at the GalactiCon convention and will include a special IWC game card.  Fans that want to stay around until Sunday night can go see the WWE’s Extreme Rules live at the PPG paints Arena in Pittsburgh (tickets will not be arranged by Filsinger Games.)
  5. Game Releases for all Filsinger Games Fans – Whether you are a Champions of the Galaxy, Legends of Wrestling or Indies game player there will be new game releases for you at GalactiCon.  For COTG fans its the big GWF Kingdom Come 2134 game edition.  Indies fans will see the release of a special game pack featuring some very popular indie wrestlers.  Legends fans will also have a special Limited Edition set of cards.
  6. Tournaments, Tournaments, Tournaments – It wouldn’t be GalactiCon without tournaments and we will have a bunch on Saturday and Sunday.  The as usual the winners of the 8 qualifying tournaments will do battle for the GalactiCon Cup on Sunday.  The 8 qualifiers will be:
    1. Canada Cup – The 28th Annual 4 Bracket Round Robin Sunday morning tradition featuring classic GWF wrestlers.
    2. GWF Kingdom Come 2134 – The first tournament to feature the newest game cards.
    3. Legends of Wrestling – Featuring wrestlers from the Color and B&W Legends games.
    4. Battle of Pittsburgh – Best of the Indies tournament.
    5. King of Hardcore – An all special matches tournament.
    6. Women – The best female wrestlers from Legends, Indies, GWF and GWFZ.
    7. WWE/NXT – Featuring cards of wrestlers that now appear on WWE programming.
    8. Mystery Tournament – Come to GalactiCon to find out!
  7. The Annual Trivia Battle Royal – Test your wrestling knowledge of Filsinger Games and pro wrestling.  This year there will be a twist for the final contestants left standing that will help decide the winner of a special prize.
  8. Charity Auction and Raffle – Once again we will be holding an auction to benefit a charity near and dear to the Filsinger Games community.  Original pieces of art and other one of a kind collectibles will be available.  Announcements of some of the major items will be made ahead of time, so that fans that can’t be in Pittsburgh can still participate.  One special prize will also be raffled off to one lucky game fan.
  9. Q&A’s with Tom and the Filsinger Games staff – Want to know all about Tom’s thought process going into creating 2134?  Want to know about how the Legends are chosen for the new color releases?  Want to know what game releases are coming up this fall for Indies and Legends and what more is coming for the Online game?  Tom and the Filsinger Games staff are ready to spill it all in special Q&A’s on Saturday and Sunday!
  10. Visit with other game fans! – Although there are lots of great activities going on, the thing that keeps Filsinger Games fans coming back to GalactiCon every year is the fellowship with other game fans.  So visit with old friends, or meet some for the first time that you have only conversed with online.  Its the one weekend of the year that your get to be with a great group that all share your same passion!

So what are you waiting for make your plans now and see you in the Steel City this July!

GalactiCon 2018 – Details on the 2018 Summer Convention!

The biggest weekend of the Filsinger Games year is GalactiCon weekend and all the details are here!  We will be coming to Pittsburgh for a full weekend of fun and gaming July 13-15.  All the details are on the Official GalactiCon webpage.

Friday night kicks off in downtown Pittsburgh at beautiful PNC Park as we will watch the Pittsburgh Pirates take on the Milwaulkee Brewers.  Filsinger Games has a block of tickets in Pirates Cove which includes unlimited soda, popcorn, and peanuts throughout the game!  Make sure to reserve your ticket by May 15th to be in our ticket block.

Saturday night we will be heading to a great night of wrestling at International Wrestling Cartel, only minutes from the GalactiCon site in Elizabeth, PA.  Fans getting their tickets at GalactiCon will also receive a free special edition IWC playing card.

As for the convention itself, we will have two days of gaming on Saturday and Sunday at the West Meeting Center in West Elizabeth, PA.  The venue will have plenty of room to play tournaments and hold all the other GalactiCon fun, like the annual Trivia Contest and charity auction.  We will also hold Q&A’s with Tom and the Filsinger Games staff, and will look to broadcast some of that worldwide on Facebook.  All of that plus the exclusive release of GWF 2134 on Saturday morning!

Be sure to make your plans now!  Book your hotel and figure out your transportation.  This will be a weekend you will not want to miss!  Keep an eye on the Official GalactiCon webpage and social media for more information.

Promoter Prime 2018 is Live!

Filsinger Games fans rejoice!  Promoter Prime has returned in 2018 and is bigger and better than ever!  The Filsinger Games subscription card service features cards from Legends of Wrestling, Indie Wrestling and Champions of the Galaxy.  Now game fans can choose which of the 3 product lines they want to subscribe to or can purchase all 3 products for even more savings!  Promoters can choose from printed tabletop cards, Filsinger Games Online cards or purchase a combo of both for even more savings!  See the bottom of this post for all the ordering options!

  

Cards will come out 3 at a time, 4 times per year.  The 1st Quarter cards in each line are:

Q1 2018 Legends Prime: Brian Christopher, Jerry Lynn, Boris Zhukov

Q1 2018 Indies Prime: Space Monkey (Alpha-1), Priscilla Kelly (EVOLVE), Nytehawk (CHIKARA)

Q1 2018 Champions of the Galaxy Prime (Eternal Champions): Psyclone, Tongsoon, Galactic Punisher

To see all the artwork, please visit the Promoter Prime 2018 Info Page.

To order any or all of the Promoter Prime 2018 products please click the appropriate product link below.

PROMOTER PRIME Bundle 2018 Combo (Tabletop and Online)
PROMOTER PRIME Bundle 2018 Online Version
PROMOTER PRIME Bundle 2018 Tabletop Version

LEGENDS PRIME 2018 Combo (Tabletop and Online)
LEGENDS PRIME 2018 Online Version
LEGENDS PRIME 2018 Tabletop Version

INDIES PRIME 2018 Combo (Tabletop and Online)
INDIES PRIME 2018 Online Version
INDIES PRIME 2018 Tabletop Version

COTG PRIME 2018 Combo (Tabletop and Online)
COTG PRIME 2018 Online Version
COTG PRIME 2018 Tabletop Version

Promoter Prime 2018 Coming Soon…With a Whole New Look

2018 will be the fifth year of Promoter Prime, and we aren’t resting on our past success with this popular card subscription service!  In fact, we’re expanding it and making it more flexible to accommodate our great fans.  We’re also increasing the number of cards offered!

We will now offer three different products under Promoter Prime:  LEGENDS PRIME, INDIES PRIME and COTG PRIME!  3 cards will be released for each product line each quarter- that is 12 cards a year for a total of 36 throughout the year to keep your feds running at a fever pitch!

LEGENDS PRIME will feature cards for our popular LEGENDS OF WRESTLING series that honors the history of this great business, while INDIES PRIME will honor the up-and-coming talent in the independent wrestling scene.  COTG PRIME will focus on Tom Filsinger’s COTG-verse.  It will include alternative versions of existing characters, plus new characters for your GWF, FTR and other federations.  Surprises are guaranteed!

One such surprise is the artwork above.  PSYCLONE was originally sketched by famous GWF artist Chuck Carter many moons ago with help from fans attending Galacticon. Unfortunately, Chuck got busy with real work, and his inspiring sketch became the character Payback, drawn by a different artist. But with the help of loyal Filsinger Games fans, the photo of Chuck’s sketch was found, and PSYCLONE finally gets his shot in the GWF on Kronos!  He will be part of COTG PRIME in Q1 2018.

All of our PROMOTER PRIME products will be available for our Filsinger Games Online system.  Since game fans demanded it, we will also have a printed card option for tabletop play.  No one will need to print out their own cards again!  Game fans will be able to subscribe to just one of the product lines or all 3 at a discount.  Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for specific pricing and for on-sale information.

2018 will be a big year for Filsinger Games fans and this new evolution of Promoter Prime is just the beginning!

FTR Teaser #7: ASTARTE

GWF fans still talk about the time legendary manager Doomsayer kidnapped a man named Astarte from Eridanus and swapped bodies with him. Many years later the story comes full circle as the son of Astarte enters FTR!

FTR fans brace for a natural feud between Astarte and Disciple of Terror! “Disciple of Terror pays tribute to a fightee who took shortcuts and aligned himself with the lowest scum in the GWF! It is my mission to show you the errors in your misplaced faith!” Battles between Legacy of Astarte and Disciple of Terror are sure to rock the FTR!

Astarte is created by promoter winner Pete Beck! Awesome creation, Pete! Learn Astarte’s full shocking story when you order FTR 2!
FTR Set 2 is available to preorder by clicking HERE.  You can also order the complete 2017 Holiday Package including Ring of Honor Top Prospects, Legends: Expansion Pack I, and 2 Legends SE cards by clicking HERE.  Games will begin mailing on December 14th.

FTR Teaser #6: MOONLIGHT

The spotlight shines on our 6th FTR teaser – MOONLIGHT! Moonlight is the great granddaughter of Genghis Khan. She is the historic first-ever FTR female competitor! Can she also become the first FTR female to graduate to the GWF? Learn Moonlight’s incredible tale when you order FTR 2!

Moonlight is created by promoter winner Shane Sullivan! Wait until you read Shane’s story for Moonlight. You’ll love it! Great work, Shane!

FTR Set 2 is available to preorder by clicking HERE.  You can also order the complete 2017 Holiday Package including Ring of Honor Top Prospects, Legends: Expansion Pack I, and 2 Legends SE cards by clicking HERE.  Games will begin mailing on December 14th.

FTR Teaser #5: MASS

Make room for our third staff creation in FTR set 2 – MASS!

Kroll scientists have been trying, and failing, to recreate the success of Thraxx and Zygon for years, but without the lead of the Dark Menace, they just keep punching out duds. Persistent still, they send their best of their worst to FTR in hopes of getting the Dark Menace’s attention and impressing him. MASS is a massive reminder of just how cruel life can be when genetic engineering goes wrong.

Mass is massive and powerful, but he’s mostly just a big, slow, clumsy, deformed mass of muscles. Where many FTR fighters have promising futures, Mass is terrible now and will probably only get worse. Sometimes the most entertaining thing about Mass are the Kroll scientists who frantically dart around ringside as they study the failings of their genetic creation.

FTR Set 2 is available to preorder by clicking HERE.  You can also order the complete 2017 Holiday Package including Ring of Honor Top Prospects, Legends: Expansion Pack I, and 2 Legends SE cards by clicking HERE.  Games will begin mailing on December 14th.

FTR Teaser #4: MURTAK THE MERCILESS

Bow down, fools! Here comes a new character created by Tom – and your new leader and master – MURTAK THE MERCILESS! MURTAK is a self-proclaimed “galactic conqueror” from the planet Dreeze, a planet no one has ever heard of, and people question if it even exists. Unfazed by his doubters, Murtak has put the galaxy on notice. He is here to take over FTR, and then the GWF. “The puny humanoids who mock me now will make fine slaves later when I’ve conquered their pitiful planets. Nobody mocks Murtak!”

Get MURTAK, Mayham, Vacant, Captain Crossbones and four more cool new FTR wrestlers by ordering now!  FTR Set 2 is available to preorder by clicking HERE.  You can also order the complete 2017 Holiday Package including Ring of Honor Top Prospects, Legends: Expansion Pack I, and 2 Legends SE cards by clicking HERE.  Games will begin mailing on December 14th.

FTR Teaser #3: Captain Crossbones!

If you thought the FTR was lacking in undead pirates, fear no more! CAPTAIN CROSSBONES arrives from Pirate World on Brymstone, ready to strike fear into the hearts of his opponents! No one really knows if Captain Crossbones is truly undead or just an alien, but everyone agrees that he’s scary!
Captain Crossbones has a cult fan following thanks to his colorful look and personality. He is the ultimate loner in FTR, welcoming battles with both heroes and villains alike. His signature catch phrase is popular with his fans on Brymstone: “When you see the BLACK SAILS, then end is near!”
Captain Crossbones is created by FTR Madness winner Richie Newman. Scary good creation, Richie! Check back soon for another new promoter created FTR character!
Preorder for FTR, along with the latest Legends of Wrestling and Ring of Honor sets is this Friday November 24th!  Shipping starts December 12th!

FTR Teaser #2: VACANT

Last week we met MAYHAM, the first of four promoter creations, brought to life by FTR Madness winner Broc Atkinson. This week we’re introduced to the first of four Filsinger Games staff creations – VACANT!

Vacant is rumored to be one of Cannibal’s many illegitimate children growing up and running wild in the dark jungles of Neptune. He is a savage fighter, raised among beasts, untamed and void of normal human behavior. Named for his primitive nature and wild eyed thousand yard stare, Vacant is a fearless hardcore rookie!
But the fans aren’t sure what to think of the Neptunian newcomer. Is Vacant a heroic Space Cropper? Or is his destiny to follow in the sadistic footsteps of his villainous father?
In the ring, Vacant uses SPINE CRACKER – a familiar finisher used by Renegade at the start of his career.
Check back next week for another incredible promoter creation when the second of four FTR Madness winning characters is revealed!