NEWS: ZapCon Day Two

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As much fun as we had at Day One of ZapCon, Day Two was even better! As Sunday came on, people continued to flock to the Mesa Convention Center to play the most games that organizers have ever assembled. It was a blast! Check it out!

Working hard all weekend, Wes was there bright and early on Sunday to greet the hundreds of folks who came down to the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St.

Working hard all weekend, Wes was there bright and early on Sunday to greet the hundreds of folks who came down to the Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St. Thanks for everything, Wes!

There were a few fixes to make first thing, after the hundreds of people who showed up on Saturday played the heck out of every game there.

There were a few fixes to make first thing, after the hundreds of people who showed up on Saturday played the heck out of just about every game there. The boss tackled this Johnny Mnemonic first.

Vendors also were setting up bright and early. Here's our good friend Moto with his awesome etched glasses.

Vendors also were setting up bright and early. Here’s our good friend Moto with his awesome etched glasses. There were almost double the vendors from previous years.

We even set up a little spot for our boys' business, M&M Bulbs. They made two sales!

We even set up a little spot for our boys’ business, M&M Bulbs. They made two sales!

Just before the doors opened, the only time these games didn't have a crowd around them the whole weekend!

Just before the doors opened was the only time these games didn’t have a crowd around them the whole weekend!

We had to play-test this one to make sure it was working, too. Good job, Chris, show that Zizzle who's boss.

We had to play-test this one to make sure it was working, too. Good job, Chris, show that Monopoly who’s boss.

And then the crowds came, lining up early to make sure to get in before everyone else did.

And then the crowds came, lining up early to make sure to get in before everyone else did.

The whole room filled quickly, as families and friends took over.

The whole room filled quickly, as families and friends took over.

Another shot of the main vendor row, along with some of the ten New-In-Box machines that were ordered for the convention.

Another shot of the main vendor row, along with some of the ten New-In-Box machines that were ordered for the convention.

Here's the Marco Specialties booth form above, a popular spot all weekend. Because folks ordered the ten new machines through Marco, the company sent a special contingent down to work the show. It was great to meet them all!

Here’s the Marco Specialties booth from above, a popular spot all weekend. Because folks ordered the ten new machines through Marco, the company sent a special contingent down to work the show. It was great to meet them all!

Here are three more of the NIB machines. They were pretty popular!

Here are three more of the NIB machines. Excellent!

Another shot from the balcony. This place sure fills up fast!

A beautiful sight to see.

There were some great tournaments and demonstrations all weekend. Here's Seattle Sid playing Mr. Driller. He was going for a new world record.

There were some great tournaments and demonstrations all weekend. Here’s Seattle Sid playing Mr. Driller. He was going for a new world record, with the assistance of the lovely Poppy.

Even Grumpy Bear came down to play Killer Queen!

Even Grumpy Bear came down to play Killer Queen! This game was one of the big award winners for the weekend, making The Grid: Games and Growlers a winner two years in a row.

The Tetris championship was probably the biggest draw of anything. Everyone thinks they can play Tetris, right?

The Tetris championship was probably the biggest draw of anything. Everyone thinks they can play Tetris, right?

Folks were happy to play so many great games, donated and delivered for the weekend by lots of great folks who are good at sharing.

Folks were happy to play so many cool games, donated and delivered for the weekend by lots of great folks who are good at sharing.

Sunday remained busy all day, with crowds around nearly every machine right up until the end.

Sunday remained busy all day, with crowds around nearly every machine right up until the end.

Once again, we gave out the Best of ZapCon awards. Check out all our winners!

Once again, we gave out the Best of ZapCon awards. Check out all our winners! (And check out that hard-working bossman there!)

Thanks for coming down to see us at ZapCon. We had a blast! We'll see you next year!

Thanks for coming down to see us at ZapCon. We had a blast! We’ll see you next year!

But we're thinking of only bringing the Zizzle next time. It was slightly easier to move.

But we’re thinking of only bringing the Monopoly next time. It was slightly easier to move.

Check out our Best of ZapCon coverage too! And click here for Day One pictures!

 

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