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2014 Sponsors

Would you like to be an official sponsor of GottaCon? If so please email Evan Hatch with your contact information and we will contact you. There are different levels of sponsorship and we would like nothing more then to explain them to you. Also details are available in our Info Package Downloads section.

Our 2014 Sponsors include:
PRESENTING SPONSOR
NCIX

NCIX.ca is the leading Canadian technology and electronics provider, offering great Technology, Selection and Service since 1996. With multiple stores across Lower Mainland and Greater Toronto Area, its website allows customers to browse through the extensive product catalog and offers competitive pricing and multiple shipping options. NCIX is also known for its active involvement in gaming-related events across Canada. NCIXPC.com is the custom performance PC division of NCIX. Staffed by enthusiasts, NCIXPC takes great pride in riding the leading edge of technology and system design.



DIAMOND LEVEL SPONSORS
Logitech G-Series

The game is never really over. There’s always another army to conquer. Another record to break. Another theory to test. We take a scientific breakthrough and use it as a base on which to solve even bigger problems. While awards and accolades are nice (and we’ve certainly won our fair share), we don’t live for them. Success is nothing more than another opportunity to raise the bar even higher.

Victoria Conference Centre

Step inside the Victoria Conference Centre and you’ll immediately be captivated by our bright, airy spaces and welcoming atmosphere. Look around and you’ll see that our space embraces our First Nations connections. Our fine art collection includes significant pieces representing each of British Columbia’s First Nations and Métis people.

Along with our 73,000 square feet of multi-functional meeting space are 19 multi-purpose meeting rooms, a large exhibit hall and a 400-seat lecture theatre. Your conference will have its own distinct design and function space requirements. We work to make the space fit your conference program. We are creative thinkers and we enjoy working closely with you to fashion the perfect venue.

Magic Stronghold

Magic Stronghold Games is a Burnaby-based gaming retailer well known for its specialization in Magic: The Gathering. The store buys, sells and trades in singles, collections and bulk cards. Magic Stronghold Games runs vendor booths at conventions and tournaments throughout North America and the store regularly hosts Prerelease events. They have expanded into a full gaming destination worth checking out. The store carries extensive lines of miniatures, construction materials/tools for miniatures, board games, RPG books and supplies, L5R, Pokemon, Card Fight Vanguard, and Yu-Gi-oh. In-store they host a variety of drop-in games daily, with a monthly schedule available on their website. With friendly, knowledgeable staff they can supply all your gaming needs.

5558 Lane Street, Burnaby, BC
Telephone: 604-568-6030
www.magicstronghold.com

AVW TelAV

At AVW-TELAV we offer more than audio visual solutions. We provide the perfect blend of creativity and strategic thinking to ensure your message is heard, experienced and remembered. From lighting and set design to audio visual solutions, presentation management and more, we are the presentation technology partner for your next meeting, exhibition or special event. For more than 40 years, AVW-TELAV has been the industry leader in technology and innovation, delivering advanced solutions for any event or budget. Contact AVW-TELAV today, and let us put our team to work for you.

Kingston HyperX

Designed to meet the most rigorous demands of gamers, overclockers, creative professionals and tech enthusiasts with ease, HyperX is the high performance product line from Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Featuring best-in-class components that deliver superior speed, quality and aesthetic design for more than a decade, 100% factory-tested Kingston HyperX memory modules, USB drives, cooling fans, and SSDs load games and applications in the blink of an eye. Check out how Kingston HyperX can optimize the performance of just about any rig at kingston.com/hyperx and see what we’re up to and participate in fun activities at facebook.com/hyperxcommunity

Shaw Cable

Today, as Shaw Communications Inc., we proudly serve 3.4 million customers, including 1.8 million subscribers to Shaw Internet and more than one million Shaw Home Phone customers. Our extensive and reliable network is comprised of 625,000 kilometres of fibre — almost enough to reach the moon and back. Since Shaw’s start as a cable company in Edmonton, we have expanded our network and the number of products and services we offer. And we’re not stopping there. Shaw has always been a growth company and we’re committed to creating exceptional experiences for our customers through innovative content and distribution offerings.



PLATINUM LEVEL SPONSORS
DJ Arts Games
DJArts Games is an independent video game studio founded in 2008. Every day, thousands of enthusiastic fans from all over the world play our games. We make video games that are loved by our fans. This is because we love games. We grew up playing games. We still play games. It is pretty awesome to be doing what we love and making people happy. DJArts Games is based in Victoria, BC. We care about our community and we are a proud member of the growing video game sector in Victoria.
Fairmont Empress
The Fairmont Empress sits majestically at the cornerstone of Victoria’s sparkling Inner Harbor. Built in 1908, The Fairmont Empress features turn-of-the-century architecture, warm personalized service and award-winning restaurants. Connected to the Victoria Conference Centre, guests enjoy state of the art meeting and conference facilities with a short elevator ride to relax in their guestroom. A Gold List award-winner, crowned one of the “Best Places in the World to Stay” by Conde Naste Traveller, The Fairmont Empress offers world-class luxury accommodation and service. Total guest rooms 477, The Fairmont Empress has offered exceptional value for GottaCon guests in 2014.
Azubu TV
Coming soon.
Tectoria
Tectoria is not just a brand; it is one of the many pillars that combine to make the foundation of this amazing city we live in. We know that Victoria has a great deal to offer tech firms. From schools to research labs, food and beer to an amazing music scene, Victoria is ready to pull people and ideas from Silicon Valley, Boulder Co., Austin Tx and around the world. This brand allows anyone and everyone to acknowledge the relationship between Victoria and it’s #1 private sector.
The Zone
Coming soon.
KANO/APPS
KANO/APPS makes highly addictive social and mobile games that connect people through play, and use platforms like Facebook to facilitate these connections.

Since inception, we have released five social gaming titles, with four that are listed in the top rated strategy games on Facebook, and have millions of players worldwide.

Bootstrapped in Victoria, BC in 2008, we are a team of 20 and proudly indie.
Kixeye
Founded in 2007, KIXEYE is the global leader in online combat strategy games. KIXEYE currently has over 600 employees based in its San Francisco headquarters, along with international offices in Brisbane, Australia and Victoria, Canada. Responsible for popular titles like Backyard Monsters, Battle Pirates, War Commander and VEGA Conflict, KIXEYE is redefining the intersection of fidelity and accessibility to create innovative experiences for competitive gamers.
In Win
IN-WIN Development Inc., an ISO 9001 manufacturer of professional computer chassis, power supplies and digital storage devices, is the leading provider of enclosure solutions to system integrators worldwide. Founded in 1985, IN-WIN provides high quality chassis that conform to all safety regulations, as well as unsurpassed customer service.
InLight Entertainment
Coming Soon.
Nvidia
EXPERIENCE Game-Changing Innovation. GeforceR gtxT graphics cards redefine smooth, seamless, lifelike gaming.

GeForce GTX graphics cards deliver more than just state-of-the-art features and technology. They give you truly game-changing performance that will transform the way you experience all your favorite titles-now and in the future. This innovative GPU family was designed from the ground up to deliver breakthrough, power-efficient gaming performance that’s faster, smoother, and richer than anything you’ve experienced before.
Gamehouse
At GameHouse, we believe it’s good to game! GameHouse develops and distributes games that people love to play and share across an expansive mix of channels including social, smartphone, tablet, and download.
GIGABYTE
GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service.
KR Multicases
KR Multicase is a company dedicated to miniature figures and innovative storage solutions. We carry out all design and testing in-house for our cases trays and accessories, and manufacture and sell only our own products. We have 2 factories, one in the UK and one in the USA which enables us to serve our worldwide customers at minimum cost. KR provides the most versatile, cost effective and highest capacity miniature wargaming transport and storage system on the market, and with our postage inclusive prices mean that the price you see on the website is you pay to get it to your door – no hidden extras in the checkout!
Tiny Mob Games
TinyMob Games was founded in September, 2013 in Victoria, British Columbia. We may be young, but we’re growing fast and we want you to be part of our future. Together we’ll become the leading maker of free-to-play strategy games on mobile devices by creating the kind of games that you want to play. We’re talking about games with rich, immersive worlds that you can explore and influence with every move. Games that challenge you, entertain you, and keep you coming back for more. These are the kinds of games we dream of creating, and we need your help to turn them into a reality.
Style 'N' Print
Style ‘N’ Print: producers of fine quality screen printing, featuring quality artwork services and Direct to Garment (DTG) capabilities. With a competent and enthusiastic crew, Style ‘N’ Print strives for only the best in customer service and relations. Be sure to stop by our booth and check out what t-shirts we’re offering — including official Gottacon shirts!
Wisers Collectibles
Wiser’s collectibles has been operating out of the British Columbia lower mainland ever since the late 1980′s. Formally a warehouse based company, we have slowly progressed into a retail facility over the years. We specialize in the collectible industry. Our store has various products in stock, with a broad selection of Sports Cards, Sports Pictures, McFarlanes, Warhammer Fantasy and 40k, Magic: the Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh, Ty Plush, Lord of the Rings TCG and Miniatures, Star Wars Miniatures, and other hobby products. Unit B2, 9640-201 St Langley BC Phone: 604-882-7616
Cooler Master
Cooler Master was founded to provide the best computer component solutions to our customers worldwide. Since its establishment over two decades ago, Cooler Master continues to invest in product development in order to provide the leading-edge innovations to people and businesses. Cooler Master’s enclosure technology line-up includes heat sinks and fans, chassis, power supplies, function panels and accessories.
Gamdias
GAMDIAS focuses on the fundamental specs known in gaming peripherals and complement them with creativity, innovation and artistic beauty.

GAMDIAS was founded in 2012 with aiming to set the bar high by ensuring each product enhances the gamers experience. GAMDIAS products are sure to impress with its design and functionality, reinforcing our motto “Gaming Art in Motion.” GAMDIAS commits to continue investing on product development to transcend our keyboards, mice, headsets and accessories into artistic pantheons.
BCIC
The BC Innovation Council partners with organizations to create and deliver programs and initiatives that promote startup growth and speed to market, resulting in jobs, revenue and economic development in BC.

BCIC’s leading initiative is the BC Venture Acceleration Program, a province-wide program that helps technology entrepreneurs accelerate the growth of their companies. The program is delivered by a team of Executives in Residence (EIRs) and supported by a province‐wide network of accelerators that form the BC Acceleration Network.
GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS
Green Bear
Experienced, punctual, communicative and working online since ’99! A design, illustration and animation background complimented with a knack for computers and programming makes Green Bear a complete web services provider.
Advanced Deployment
Advanced Deployment provides laser cut and engraved gaming accessories, perfect for role playing, miniatures wargames and board games. AD’s products are designed and created in Washington State, USA by Ravyn & Dustin Schmidt. We’re gamers just like you, and we seek to produce quality products at a reasonable price. We pride ourselves on creating the things that gamers want, no matter how large or small the game is, and no matter how well known or niche it is!
Chivalry the Game
CHIVALRY: Medieval Warfare is a first-person slasher with a focus on multi-player. Featuring competitive online combat that seeks to capture the experience of truly being on a medieval battlefield. We’ve drawn our inspiration from the intensity and epicness of swordfighting movies such as 300, Gladiator and Braveheart and we want to bring that experience to the hands of a gamer. The game is skill-based and controls like a FPS, but instead of guns and grenades, players are given swords, shields, maces, battleaxes and longbows. Set in a fictional yet gritty and realistic world, players will fight in fast paced online battles besieging castles, raiding medieval villages and fighting for glory in the arena.
Dragon Impact
In business since 1991. Dragon Impact sells quality martial art equipment, gear, MMA, clothing and more. Visit our website or our new store on Yates Street in the Odeon Alley downtown Victoria. Business Phone: 1-250-590-8880 Location:764 Yates Street, #102, Odeon Alley Victoria, BC
Mayfair Games
Mayfair Games encompasses a wide array of great board games, card games, dice games, for families and gamers, including one of the world’s best selling game brands of all-time, The Settlers of Catan(R). The Mayfair catalog of over 150 products offers fun and educational games that are full of intrigue, interaction, and provide outstanding replay value. Mayfair Games is the world’s leading train game manufacturer, yet it provides complete diversity in its products to satisfy all game enthusiasts.
ManiaPlanet
Maniaplanet is a game platform where you can play: ShootMania Storm >> A fast-paced FPS where you can discover a lot of different modes and way to play in a futuristic set up. TrackMania² Canyon >> The second edition of TrackMania, world-renowned racing game with crazy User Generated Content available in a Canyon environment. TrackMania² Valley >> The racing game in a Valley, cross-style environment. TrackMania² Stadium >> The racing game in a Stadium, F1 style environment.
Privateer Press
Privateer Press produces award-winning entertainment and hobby brands, including the WARMACHINE and HORDES hobby miniatures games, the *Iron Kingdoms Full Metal Fantasy Roleplaying Game,* the *Monsterpocalypse* battle miniatures game, Bodgers Games, the full-color *No Quarter* magazine, the Formula P3 hobby line, & the science fiction property LEVEL 7.
Quality Inn Downtown Inner Harbour
Our great little hotel is located right downtown Victoria just steps away from the beautiful Inner Harbour. Our spacious rooms come equipped with 42″ TV’s with HD programming, complimentary coffee and tea and high speed internet access. Come relax in our indoor heated swimming pool, steam room or work out in our onsite gym. Enjoy the delicious food and relaxing atmosphere in the onsite restaurant, The Argyle Attic or enjoy a drink and watch the game in our onsite pub, Smiths Pub.
Corvus Belli
Infinity is a game with 28mm high metal miniatures that simulates combat and special operations in a science fiction environment with Manga aesthetics. Infinity miniatures are characterized by the high quality and detail of their modeling, the dynamism of their postures and their futuristic aesthetic.
stevejackson
Steve Jackson Games was founded in 1980 by (no surprise here) Steve Jackson. We now publish books, games, and magazines for game fans. Our best-known games include GURPS, the “Generic Universal RolePlaying System”; Munchkin, the irreverent game of dungeon crawling; Chez Geek, the game of apartment life; INWO, the trading card game of world domination; the original Illuminati game on which INWO was based; Car Wars, about battle on the highways; and OGRE, the classic simulation of future war. We’ve released a lot of other games, too . . . too many to list right here.
Z-man Games
Z-Man Games is a game publisher that was founded in 1999 by Zev Shlasinger. Z-Man specializes in board games and card games. The company has distinguished itself, throughout the years, by its original editorial choices. Since it’s beginning in 1999, Z-Man Games has published over 100 games, including award-winning games like Agricola, Merchants and Marauders, and Pandemic.
SILVER LEVEL SPONSORS
Days of Wonder
Days of Wonder publishes top-quality, family-oriented board games that are easy to learn and fun to play. Our name is derived from the “sense of wonder” we all experienced as children when we first fell in love with playing games. While easy to learn and play, each game has tactical game play elements that guarantee you’ll want to replay them again and again. In addition to great game play, we believe that the materials in a game should make it a pleasure to play. Days of Wonder games set the standard for the highest quality components and uncompromising production values. We know you enjoy them.
Crafty Games
Crafty Games is the publisher of many fine RPG products, including the Spycraft, Fantasy Craft, the Mistborn Adventure Game, and the family RPG Little Wizards. Come catch the many events we’ll be running at Gottacon 2014, including panels featuring lead designer Alex Flagg, and demos of Mistborn, and previews of the all-new Spycraft Third Edition! Learn more about Crafty Games at our website.
Action Games - Drake
Drake: The Dragon Wargame is a fantasy miniature wargame with a twist. Beautiful dragon generals lead your army, their deadly minions and subjugated troops complementing your initial force. Everything else is called forth as you need it. Craft the skills and abilities of your leaders with a custom card deck. Each powerful dragon has its own separate deck of spell cards, which is chosen by the player. Based in Vancouver, Drake is BC’s best and only locally produced Tabletop Miniature wargame.
Dice Bag Games
Dice Bag Games is a Locally owned Gaming store. A Place for Gamers, run by Gamers. Location: 360 Festubert St, Duncan, BC
Phone: 250-597-1992
Rio Grande Games
Rio Grande Games is dedicated to bringing you the best in family entertainment. We offer the best family strategy games available! We have games for younger children to play with their older siblings and parents, games for their older siblings to play with their friends, and games for teens and parents to play with each other or when they get together for social occasions.
The Simulationist
The Simulationist: a serious look at fun and games. The Simulationist is a free weekly podcast recorded in Victoria, BC. Hosts Josh Treleaven and Ryan Kirkby, plus occasional guests, talk about all things simulated. Topics range from Dungeons & Dragons to Minecraft, to Warhammer, to Star Trek and I Love Lucy, to Agents of Shield and the Big Bang Theory. We use this podcast to take a look at pop culture through the lens of the gamer and game designer.
Interactivity Cafe
Open till midnight every night and with 600 open copies of every type of board game imaginable. You can snack down on a wide variety of awesome food, such as paninis, home made ice cream and milkshakes, a wide selection of coffees and the ever popular bowl of candy. We even have a bunch of expert staff on hand to help you learn games so you never have to open the rule book. You tried the game and loved it? Then purchase your own copy in our retail store that holds everything from Settlers to Netrunner, Munchkin to Dominion.
Curious Comics
Opened 25 years ago with a downtown store and now has 3 locations on Vancouver Island. Vancouver Island’s premier comics and gaming stores locations:
1. 631 Johnson St Victoria BC V8W 1M7 250-384-1656
2. 104-844 Goldstream Ave Langford BC V9B 2X7 250-592-1656
3. 8C-3200 North Island HWY Nanaimo BC V9T1W1 250-756-2157
Bug Bear Entertainment
Bugbear Entertainment Ltd. is an independent, award-winning game developer based in Helsinki, Finland. The company is acclaimed worldwide for the highly innovative, multi-million selling FlatOut series (FlatOut, FlatOut2, FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage), Ridge Racer Unbounded (PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3) and upcoming Next Car Game (PC).

Next Car Game is a new, AAA quality demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races.
BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS
Teamspeak
With over nine years of experience and leadership in the VoIP sector, our engineers have created a flexible, powerful, and scalable solution granting you the ability to customize and tailor your voice communication needs any way you desire. New users and TeamSpeak veterans alike will now enjoy a completely new experience in voice communication using TeamSpeak 3′s unmatched functionality and powerful new features.
Ape Games
APE Games has been publishing board and card games since 1997, including the award-winning duck! duck! GO! and Rolling Freight, and the inexplicably popular Order of the Stick Adventure Game.
Attack-X Tabletop War Gaming Expo
Attack-X 2013 was a success! BC interiors newest War Gaming Expo is set for September 2014 (dates TBA), in Kamloops, BC. Featuring tournaments in Warmachine/Hordes, Flames of War, Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy and The Mutant Epoch RPG. The prizes will be insane, along with each of the tournament winners taking home a full custom table of terrain! There will be many demo games running throughout the weekend as well. Tons of prizes, tons of fun!!
Skyhaven Games
Skyhaven Games provides a comfortable atmosphere for you to sit down and participate in tournaments and demonstrations for the games that they sell. They have knowledgeable staff, a large selection of games for you to choose from, including board games, card games, role-playing games.
Phone: (250) 477-1519
Address: 3458 Tillicum Rd Victoria, BC
Island Collateral
One of the largest places to go for used video games of all kinds. Come and …. Buy, Sell, Trade or Loan. Location: 618 Johnson St. Victoria BC phone: (250) 388-4031
  • Presenting Sponsor

    NCIX
  • LAN Sponsor

    Logitech G-Series
  • Casting Sponsor

    Azubu TV
  • Media Sponsors

    The Zone
  • Hotel Sponsors

    The Fairmont Empress The Quality Inn Downtown Victoria
  • Audio/Visual Sponsor

    AVW TELAV
  • Internet Provided By

    Shaw Cable
  • Victoria Video Game Industry Supporters

    KANO/APPS Tiny Mob Games DJArts Games Gamehouse Kixeye InLight Entertainment