What would an anime convention be without the hottest in electronic gaming, both the latest and greatest as well as old school? Operating all day and all night, our Sim Deck doesn’t fail to deliver! Follow @MechaConGaming on Twitter for all the latest updates!
MechaCon’s Sim Deck offers attendees a variety of playable console games and features old and new consoles alike. Open all three days of MechaCon, our gaming room promises to be a fun-filled pit-stop at any point in your convention weekend.
MechaCon Anime Convention hosts the best in video game tournaments! Featuring Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Injustice 2, Tekken 7, and more! Join us over the weekend for your fill of tournament action!
There will be two varieties of tournaments:
Early entry will be via pre-register. All entries are advance reserve only; entry fee must be paid by one hour before bracket start to retain place. All unpaid entry spots will open up at that time for at-door registration. All buy-in tournaments will be $10, with all entry fees going into a prize pool of 60/30/10 for first, second, and third place respectively*. Links to pre-register for tournaments will be coming soon. All buy-in tournament participants are advised to bring their personal controller to avoid any issues with controller preference or availability.
* Due to the large seed for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, we will be awarding monetary prizes to all Grand Final participants in the standard format of 50/25/12/7/2/2/1/1.
- Street Fighter V
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Super Smash Bros. Melee
Entry is free to all attendees. These tournaments are for friendly competition without a monetary prize. Registration for these will occur the day of the convention running up to 15 minutes before the start time.
- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
- Halo 5: Guardians
- Rocket League
- Mortal Kombat X
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
- Tekken 7
- Injustice 2
All Buy-In fighting tournaments will be double elimination, using current Nola Smash rules for the respective tournaments. Brackets consist of 32 seeds, with top placement in brackets moving on to Grand Finals.
All Friendly fighting tournaments will be single elimination, 32 bracket seeds. Top rankings will move to compete on the Sim Deck stage.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Halo 5 will be King of the Hill format FFA, 8 player matches, top 4 move on per match to next round. Final 4 will be 1v1 elimination. 64 bracket seed.
Overwatch and Rocket League will be team based, normal competitive mode rules. Team single elimination.
MechaCon Anime Convention is proud to announce Tokyo Attack! for the first time at our convention!
Tokyo Attack! is the oldest and largest provider of Japanese arcade machines in America. With over 60 import arcade cabinets and more than a decade of supplying games to events, they are the premier Japanese arcade experience.
Since their beginnings as Bemani Invasion, three core values have driven them and provided a foundation for success: a love for Japanese arcades, a love for the community, and a desire to make the most out of every convention they attend. While their lineup and events list may be constantly changing, one thing has always stayed the same: their dedication to bringing America the authentic Japanese arcade experience.
Back in 2009, Pachinko Fever purchased their first pachinko machine to engage fans at conventions. The rest, they say, is history, as they now own over 30 machines. For those unfamiliar, pachinko is the Japanese version of pinball, one of Japan’s favorite leisure activities for the past century. Their machines represent the history of pachinko in Japan over the last 60+ years, with machines dating all the way back to 1951! Pachinko Fever recreates the pachinko experience right here in the US – without the Yakuza, of course!
Be sure to stop by Pachinko Fever’s parlor area inside the Sim Deck and win yourself a prize!
Video Game Cosplay Exhibition
Attention all video game fans! We have a fever, and the only cure is more c̶o̶w̶b̶e̶l̶l̶ video game cosplay! Be sure to join us in the Sim Deck for the Video Game Cosplay Exhibition, starting at 9:00PM Saturday, July 29! Plan on bringing a cosplay of a video game character to the show this year? Stop by the information booth before the show for your chance to strut your stuff for the cheers of the crowd! This is a no pressure, no competition event where everyone has a spot in the limelight.
How it works:
- Characters must be in a video game.
- No restrictions on cosplay source, can be bought or crafted.
- Participants will sign up for the exhibition throughout Friday and Saturday inside the Sim Deck.
- Participants must report to the Sim Deck before the event begins to guarantee the ability to participate.
Battletech Cockpit Simulator Pods:
The battle simulation pods are back! This year, MechCorps returns to MechaCon!
- Ever wanted to be the pilot of a giant robot?
- Have you played MechWarrior, MechAssault or other high-tech wargames and wanted to know what it REALLY feels like to pilot a ‘Mech?
- Got road rage and have the urge to “pwn”?
… have we got a good time planned for you.
You’ve got 75 tons of futuristic fighting machine at your fingertips. You punch the throttle
forward and your BattleMech strides out into high noon of the planet Solaris VII. On the horizon, you spot an
opponent’s ‘Mech darting around the blasted ruins of a building. It’s your best friend, the one that took your last energy drink! You slide your cross-hairs onto their ‘Mech, squeeze the trigger, and parts fly from a boiling fireball! As your ‘Mech’s feet scatter the ashes of your friend’s ‘Mech, you scan the area for other enemies, but you know th
at your friend will be back… and payback is hell…. you’re just glad you brought the credit card.
During MechaCon, go up against seven live and up to and additional eight AI opponents in team or free-for-all
delivers adrenaline-pumping action. Every moment counts as you control a thirty-foot tall, 75-ton walking tank, blasting your way to victory. From the moment you spot an opponent on your radar screen to the explosive battles, you are exhilarated. Enjoy the hunt for prey in a futuristic wasteland from inside our BattleMech Cockpit Simulator Pods.
mayhem. BattleTech is not hide and seek, it’s seek and destroy.MechCorps BattleTech
A short training session will get you ready for battle. Afterwards, you can talk smack while enjoying a mission review video of your battle and comparing your score sheet to the other pilots in your mission.
Feel free to get a head start via the Training Video and Manual on the MechCorps website: www.MechCorps.com
Attention Civilians! Are you prepared to defend yourself in a pirate attack? U.F.S. MechaCon in partnership with Sleeping Samurai present hand-to-hand combat training in the Simulated Combat Deck. Stop by during your stay to receive personal instruction in the ancient ways of martial combat with non-lethal training weapons in a safe and controlled environment. Don’t be caught off guard by pirates again!
SLEEPING SAMURAI is all about bringing Interactive Entertainment to conventions by way of hand made foam weapons, created to simulate actual weapons with as much historical accuracy as possible and crafted entirely by the staff of Sleeping Samurai. Whether you are looking for a foam Katana or a foam Hammer, you should find what you need in their wide array of weapons. Custom orders are always welcome!
Be sure to also check out our other schedules as MechaCon 2017 approaches!