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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!

Have Mercy, Brother! The Boogie Woogie Man is Coming!

“The Boy from New York City” himself, the “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant finalizes the roster for Legends Expansion II.  This wild brawler is a favorite of fans due to his unorthodox wrestling style. Valiant is sure to inject some excitement into your promotion.  Watch out for the BOOGIE WOOGIE ELBOW!

Jimmy Valiant is part of Legends:  Expansion Pack II along with Barry Windham, Magnum T.A., Tully Blanchard, Blackjack Mulligan, Ivan Koloff, Brad Armstrong, Sam Houston, Johnny Valentine and the Masked Superstar.   J.J. Dillon is a Special Edition card that is sold separately.  Legends: Expansion Pack II is available now with the J.J. Dillon Special Edition Card and EVOLVE 5 by visiting HERE. All games are shipping now!

Sam Houston Rides into the Legends Game

80s star Sam Houston is the next wrestler to throw his (cowboy) hat into the Legends: Expansion II ring!  Houston is a second generation wrestler and a protege of LWF star Magnum T.A.  Houston has held regional titles and feuded with competitors like Ivan Koloff.  Houston’s relationship with Magnum T.A. Also made him a target of Tully Blanchard and his faction.  The tough Texan is ready to take on all comers!

Sam Houston is part of Legends:  Expansion Pack II along with Barry Windham, Magnum T.A., Tully Blanchard, Blackjack Mulligan, Ivan Koloff, Brad Armstrong, Johnny Valentine and the Masked Superstar.   J.J. Dillon is a Special Edition card that is sold separately.  Legends: Expansion Pack II is available for preorder now with the J.J. Dillon Special Edition Card and EVOLVE 5 by visiting HERE. All games are scheduled to begin mailing on April 16th.

Barry Windham Enters the Legends Game

Barry Windham was trained to be a wrestler by his father, Blackjack Mulligan as well as fellow Legend Harley Race.  He spent much of his career as a fan-favorite, achieving success as a singles star but also winning tag team gold.  He had great rivalries with Ivan Koloff and the Midnight Express.

His career took a turn when he betrayed one of his partners and joined up with Tully Blanchard and others under the direction of J.J. Dillon.  He enjoyed some of his greatest success in that group, winning singles gold.  He later went on to be win a widely-recognized version of the World Title.  Towards the end of his career, he teamed up with Curt Hennig to win tag team gold.

Will Windham be a hero or villain?  Will he join J.J. Dillon’s stable or go his own route? It’s up to you, Promoter!

Barry Windham is part of Legends:  Expansion Pack II along with Magnum T.A., Tully Blanchard, Blackjack Mulligan, Ivan Koloff, Brad Armstrong, Johnny Valentine and the Masked Superstar.   J.J. Dillon is a Special Edition card that is sold separately.  Legends: Expansion Pack II is available for preorder now with the J.J. Dillon Special Edition Card and EVOLVE 5 by visiting HERE. All games are scheduled to begin mailing on April 16th.

Brad Armstrong Joins the Legends Roster

Brad Armstrong comes from a great wrestling family, and he impressed fans at a very young age with both his charisma and talent.  He had great success in his career, both as a singles competitor and a tag team wrestler.  He won singles titles in the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions.  He won tag team titles with a number of different partners- from family members to other Legends like Magnum T.A.  He even teamed up with Ricky Morton when his Rock ‘n’ Roll Express partner Robert Gibson was injured.  Brad is a versatile performer and how he chooses to fit in your fed is up to you, Promoter!

Brad Armstrong is part of Legends:  Expansion Pack II along with Magnum T.A., Tully Blanchard, Blackjack Mulligan, Ivan Koloff, Johnny Valentine and the Masked Superstar.   J.J. Dillon is a Special Edition card that is sold separately.  Legends: Expansion Pack II is available for preorder now with the J.J. Dillon Special Edition Card and EVOLVE 5 by visiting HERE. All games are scheduled to begin mailing on April 16th.

Look Out Tully Blanchard, Magnum TA Is Coming For You

Magnum T.A. is one of the most charismatic wrestlers of all time, combining good looks, great skills on the microphone and impressive skills in the ring.  He was a rising star who feuded with all of the greats in the mid-Atlantic area.  His battles with Tully Blanchard were legendary, culminating in an infamous “I Quit” match.  Magnum also had a fierce conflict with Ivan Koloff.  Magnum is sure to renew his rivalry with both men in your fed this spring.  Also look for him to team up with fan favorites like the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express to counter Tully, Koloff and any other rule breakers.

Magnum T.A. is the latest wrestler to be added to Legends:  Expansion Pack II,  along with Tully Blanchard, Blackjack Mulligan, Ivan Koloff, Johnny Valentine and the Masked Superstar. J.J. Dillon is a Special Edition card that is sold separately. Legends: Expansion Pack II is available for preorder now with the J.J. Dillon Special Edition Card and EVOLVE 5 by visiting HERE. All games are scheduled to begin mailing on April 16th.

RINGKAMPF Debuts in the EVOLVE Game!

The last names in the EVOLVE 5 8-pack are among the most feared tag teams on the independent scene today, both in North America and in Europe!

RINGKAMPF is a group formed in Germany and headed by the Austrian bruiser WALTER.  WALTER is a multi-time singles champion in his own right and has challenged WWN Live Champion Keith Lee and Matt Riddle in thrilling contests in previous EVOLVE cards.  Former EVOLVE champion Timothy Thatcher, after dropping the title to Zack Sabre Jr., went to Germany and joined the RINGKAMPF stable.  His sadistic torturing submission moves are the perfect complement to WALTER’s punishing power moves.  Now the duo has their sights set on dominating tag divisions throughout the world and at the WWN Live Super Show in New Orleans where they intend to capture the EVOLVE tag team titles!

WALTER and Timothy Thatcher will join Matt Riddle, DJZ, Austin Theory, Dominic Garrini, Anthony Henry, and James Drake in EVOLVE 5.  The game will be released at the WWN Live Experience in New Orleans on April 8-10 and will mail out to Filsinger Games fans worldwide soon thereafter. Preorder for this set and the newest Legends expansion is available now by visiting HERE.

Tully Blanchard Is Here…And He’s Not Alone!

Tully Blanchard has had an amazing career in pro wrestling!

He began his career in a tag team with his father, Joe Blanchard. He quickly gained notoriety as a rule breaker on his way to a number of singles titles, famously holding one organization’s Television Title for nearly a full calendar year. He later turned on his manager and famously hired J.J. Dillon to replace her. J.J. Dillon led Tully to great singles success and was with him when Tully joined other top villains in the promotion to form one of the most notorious groups in history. Tully later transitioned to working in tag team action, capturing championships in multiple promotions. This led him to confrontations with the Road Warriors, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and even the Midnight Express. Will JJ Dillon lead Blanchard to singles gold or find him a tag team partner? Will he work solo or team up with other rule breakers? It’s up to you, Promoter!

Tully Blanchard is part of Legends: Expansion Pack II along with Blackjack Mulligan, Ivan Koloff, Johnny Valentine and the Masked Superstar. J.J. Dillon is a Special Edition card that is sold separately. Legends: Expansion Pack II is available for preorder now with the J.J. Dillon Special Edition Card and EVOLVE 5 by visiting HERE. All games are scheduled to begin mailing on April 16th.

Blackjack Mulligan Is Coming

Blackjack Mulligan is one of the most intimidating wrestlers to step foot in the ring.  Standing at an imposing 6 foot 9 inches and weighing well in excess of 300 pounds, Blackjack Mulligan was one of the largest wrestlers of his era.  He spent most of his career as a heel.  Mulligan was equally accomplished in tag team and singles matches, winning titles across the United States and even in Japan.  He engaged in violent brawls with Bruiser Brody and was noted for winning multiple Brass Knuckles titles.  Perhaps most memorably, Blackjack Mulligan fought the Masked Superstar in a series of 60 and 90 minute cage matches that are still thought to be among the greatest series of matches of all time.

Blackjack Mulligan is part of Legends:  Expansion Pack II along with Ivan Koloff, Johnny Valentine and the Masked Superstar.   This 10-card set will be available for preorder on 4/2 with a Special Edition Card and EVOLVE 5.  All games are scheduled to begin mailing on April 16th

 

Ivan Koloff Brings His Reign of Terror to Color Legends

During the height of the Cold War, Ivan Koloff was one of the most notorious villains in wrestling history.  His tremendous strength and willingness to use any means necessary to win made him one of the most feared competitors of his era.  “The Russian Bear”  won singles, tag and even six-man tag team gold wherever he went.  He feuded with all of the biggest names over his thirty year career.  Will he resume his notable rivalries with the Road Warriors and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Express?  Will he choose to associate with other Soviet stars like Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov?  It’s up to you, Promoter!

Ivan Koloff is part of Legends:  Expansion Pack II along with Johnny Valentine and the Masked Superstar.   This 10-card set will be available for preorder on 4/2 with a Special Edition Card and EVOLVE 5.  All games are scheduled to begin mailing on April 16th.