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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.

Biggest Weekend of the Year for Filsinger Games Fans is Nearly Here!

For longtime Filsinger Games and Champions of the Galaxy fans the best weekend of the year is nearly here.  It’s GalactiCon weekend this Friday to Sunday July 7-9.  With that comes the release of the latest Champions of the Galaxy game edition, Regime Change 2133, and the exclusive release of the King Kong Bundy Legends of Wrestling color card!

It all kicks off Friday July 7th at 5 PM at Chautauqua Comics (214 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown) for the kickoff tournament.  The party then moves to Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge (10 E 4th St, Jamestown)  at 6 PM for the exclusive release of the 2133 game edition.  COTG fans will be enjoying beverages, reading the latest stories and chatting up with fellow promoters.

Saturday is when all the big-time action starts with the GalactiCon convention kicking off at 11 AM at Jamestown Community College (525 Falconer Street, Jamestown).  Fans will get a free copy of the King Kong Bundy color card with their entrance fee.  Joining us at the convention are “Black Sheep” Bennett Cole, announcer Ken Kingsley from Southern Tier Wrestling, and the ring announcer from Wrestle Circus Louden Noxious!

We will start with a large block of tournaments, including the annual Canada Cup!  Then 1:30 to 2:30 are the tradition Trivia Contest and Charity Auction.  After a lunch break, Tom Filsinger will have his Q&A to answer anything COTG and Filsinger Games related from 3-4 PM.  Then we get back to tournaments until 7 PM when a new GalactiCon Cup Champion is crowned.

Sunday morning we will have a final goodbye for all still in town with breakfast at 10 AM at Friendly’s (10 S Main St, Jamestown).  For all the details check out the GalactiCon Website HERE.

Can’t join us in Jamestown?  Be on the lookout on this site Friday evening for the PDF download of the 2133 handbook.  And be sure to pre-order your copy of Regime Change 2133 and the King Kong Bundy Color Card.  New items begin shipping next week!