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Virtual GalactiCon is this Weekend Featuring Artist Darryl Banks!

This weekend July 10-11 will be the 30th anniversary of edition of GalactiCon, but it will be one that everyone around the world can attend for the first time.  With the need to move GalactiCon to a virtual setting, it will allow for the largest Filsinger Games gathering of all time.  It will also allow us to welcome special guests, such as our headline guest on Sunday July 11th Darryl Banks.  Besides being the GWF game artist is a well renowned comic artist, most know for his work on Green Lantern, but also with a number of other exciting projects going on.

GalactiCon 2020 will have all the regular events of a typical GCon.  There will be tournaments for all game lines, along with a women’s tournament representing all game lines.  As usual there will be a trivia contest and charity auction. Also there will be separate Q&As for Champions of the Galaxy, Legends and Indies, with all the creators discussing the latest happenings and answering your questions.  To take part in GalactiCon, there are 2 different ticket options available:

  • The Full Convention ticket is available now through Thursday July 9th at 8PM EDT for $10 and will include entry into the GalactiCon tournaments. Access will cut off after 8PM Eastern on July 9th, so that all attendees can be placed in tournaments and be informed of their tournament schedule prior to the start of the convention.
  • There is also a $7 ticket, which will be available all throughout the weekend, will include access to all non-tournament events.
  • Both tickets will include a Special Limited Edition GalactiCon attendee only card for Akuma the Ninja, both physically and for COTGonline, which will not be available after the event.

When getting your GalactiCon tickets, make sure to get the GalactiCon special releases. In addition to the main event, GWF Origins 2136, there are Legends Cards for the Long Riders (“Wild” Bill Irwin and Scott “Hog” Irwin) and a Special Edition card for James Storm.  Digital versions of these game cards for Filsinger Games Online, along with a PDF Handbook for 2136 are now available to buy, so you are ready for GalactiCon weekend.  To order click HERE.

Virtual GalactiCon Tickets and New GalactiCon Special Releases Now on Sale!

GalactiCon 2020 will be the 30th anniversary of our summer convention, but the very first time we have held it completely virtually.  All the GalactiCon traditions will still be held, including the Trivia Contest, Charity Auction, Q&As on all 3 game lines (Champions of the Galaxy, Legends of Wrestling and Indies), and of course game tournaments!  This year we will be joined on Sunday afternoon by GWF and DC/Marvel artist Daryl Banks!  There will also be social events on Friday and Saturday night to hang out and chat with fellow promoters.  It will be all the fun of attending GalactiCon without the travel!  To see more details on the GalactiCon Schedule, visit the GalactiCon 2020 Webpage HERE!

2 Different tickets are available.  The Full Convention ticket is available now through Thursday July 9th for $10 and will include entry into the GalactiCon tournaments.  Access will cut off after 8PM Eastern on July 9th, so that all attendees can be placed in tournaments and be informed of their tournament schedule prior to the start of the convention.  A separate $7 ticket will be made avail up to and throughout the convention and will include access to all non-tournament events.  Both tickets will include a Special Limited Edition GalactiCon attendee only card (to be announced).  Tickets are available HERE.

Also on sale now are the GalactiCon special releases. In addition to the main event, GWF Origins 2136, there are Legends Cards for the Long Riders (“Wild” Bill Irwin and Scott “Hog” Irwin) and a Special Edition card for James Storm that is sure to make an impact on your Indie Promotion.  All of these cards are scheduled to mail by July 6th, and should arrive to many in the US in time for GalactiCon.  Digital versions of these game cards for Filsinger Games Online, along with a PDF Handbook for 2136 will also be made available prior to GalactiCon weekend.  To preorder click HERE.

Make sure to clear your calendar on July 11th and 12th or join us for whatever time you can.  Its sure to be the biggest party on the internet!

           

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!

 

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.

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/

 

GalactiCon Returns to Eastern Pennsylvania!

Get ready Filsinger Games fans, our annual summer game convention is coming up in 4 short months and we have all the details!  GalactiCon 2019 will be coming to Malven, PA on July 13-14 at P.J. Whelihan’s Pub & Restaurant.  We have a whole weekend of fun planned you won’t want to miss out on!

It all kicks off Friday night July 12 at First Energy Stadium in Reading, PA.  Not only will fans be in for a great night of baseball and fireworks, but after the game Chikara will be running a show right in the stadium!  We have a section reserved for the game, so make sure to join us for an awesome kickoff to the weekend.  Check out the convention page for details on getting tickets for our section.

That Friday night at Midnight at the GCon hotel its the release of GWF Sudden Death 2135!  Join Tom and be the first to pick up the new game edition and see what Godsend has in store for your favorite GWF wrestlers.

The convention itself will take place at P.J. Whelihan’s in their private party room on both Saturday July 13 11-5 and Sunday July 14 11-2.  We will have a buffet lunch set up on Saturday, which is included in the price of the convention. All your favorite GalactiCon activities will take place including the Q&A with Tom, the trivia contest, auction and of course tons of tournaments.  The best part is that the convention site is right next door to the hotel.

For more details on the convention, including how to get a special room rate and reserving tickets for the baseball game and wrestling show, go to the official GalactiCon home page.

Colored Version of Classic Spike Card to be GalactiCon 2018 Giveaway!

Long-time Champions of the Galaxy fans will remember one of the early advertisements for the game that appeared in the pages of Pro Wrestling Illustrated.  The ad featured the face-painted, headbanging villain Spike, with the quote “Hey Mom, the Babysitter’s Here!”  The ad and the artwork got the attention of many soon-to-be COTG promoters.  Now 30 years later that artwork is updated and immortalized as part of a special edition color card!

The card will be an exclusive giveaway to attendees at GalactiCon in Pittsburgh on July 14th and 15th.  Can’t make it to the big weekend? You can still get a copy of the card if you are a COTG Prime 2018 subscriber before July 15th, and the card will come with the rest of the summer cards.

If you haven’t made your plans yet, check out all the details at the GalactiCon page HERE.

For those unable to travel, stay turned for more information on how you can still participate in all the fun wherever you are in the world!

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.