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This convention was held on September 15-17, 2006.  The official source was first located at [http://myspace.com/kolconiii MySpace], then an [http://www3.kingdomofloathing.com/static.php?id=kolcon3 announcement] appeared on the main site, and there was also an active [http://forums.kingdomofloathing.com/viewtopic.php?t=55703 forum thread] on the topic.
 
This convention was held on September 15-17, 2006.  The official source was first located at [http://myspace.com/kolconiii MySpace], then an [http://www3.kingdomofloathing.com/static.php?id=kolcon3 announcement] appeared on the main site, and there was also an active [http://forums.kingdomofloathing.com/viewtopic.php?t=55703 forum thread] on the topic.
  
Friday night was spent schmoozing at [http://www.gameworks.com/ gameworks].  Saturday's events involved an outdoor [[Wikipedia:barbecue|barbecue]] in [http://www.tempe.gov/pkrec/parkfacil/parks/kiwanis.htm Tempe Kiwanis Park].  Food, beer and non-alcoholic beverages were enjoyed by all (but no underage drinking was permitted).
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Friday night was spent schmoozing at [http://www.gameworks.com/ gameworks].  Saturday's events involved an outdoor [[Wikipedia:barbecue|barbecue]] in [http://www.tempe.gov/kiwanis/ Tempe Kiwanis Park].  Food, beer and non-alcoholic beverages were enjoyed by all (but no underage drinking was permitted).
  
 
Participants who preregistered for the con received a special code which could be used in-game to obtain a pair of [[KoL Con 3-D Glasses]] and, at no additional cost, a new shine to their [[Kingdom of Loathing Certificate of Participation#Shiny Certificate|Kingdom of Loathing Certificate of Participation]]!
 
Participants who preregistered for the con received a special code which could be used in-game to obtain a pair of [[KoL Con 3-D Glasses]] and, at no additional cost, a new shine to their [[Kingdom of Loathing Certificate of Participation#Shiny Certificate|Kingdom of Loathing Certificate of Participation]]!

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KoL Con or KoLCon? Jick uses, well, both. A summary paragraph for II would be appreciated.
KoL Con

KoLCon (short for KoL Convention) is an annual real-world gathering of KoL players in Tempe, Arizona, where Asymmetric Publications has its global headquarters. To date, there have been four conventions. Players from all over the world have attended the conventions, attracting players from as far away as Australia and Europe.

KoLCon is far from the only KoL gathering, but it is the only official one, and the only one where one is guaranteed to schmooze with the game developers.

Kol Con IV (2007)

This year's convention took place on Friday, September 14 through Sunday, September 16. Registration was again purchased at the Store of Loathing for US$15.00. The official announcement was posted in the forums. This years' events mirrored previous instances of the con, with Friday evening spent at Gameworks and a barbecue in the same park with the same caterers. A KoL version of assassins was played throughout the weekend. At the barbecue there was a trivia contest, a poker tournament, a guitar hero tournament, a haiku contest, as well as a decorate your own shortbread bugbear section. Saturday evening featured a performance by MC Frontalot, with opening acts by The Minibosses and Nekrogoblikon. Sunday afternoon, Xenophobe led an outing to Organ Stop Pizza, which MC Frontalot also attended.

Once again Xlyinia did a superhuman job of putting the con events together. People had an excellent time, as documented in photos and videos, and quotes.

KoL Con 3-D (2006)

This convention was held on September 15-17, 2006. The official source was first located at MySpace, then an announcement appeared on the main site, and there was also an active forum thread on the topic.

Friday night was spent schmoozing at gameworks. Saturday's events involved an outdoor barbecue in Tempe Kiwanis Park. Food, beer and non-alcoholic beverages were enjoyed by all (but no underage drinking was permitted).

Participants who preregistered for the con received a special code which could be used in-game to obtain a pair of KoL Con 3-D Glasses and, at no additional cost, a new shine to their Kingdom of Loathing Certificate of Participation!

Photo galleries from con attendees
ADeadHeart's pictures ToriForte's pictures Tenebrys's pictures LunaWolvesMan's pictures
Killer Zomie Monkey's pictures IstariAsuka's pictures Nekosoft's pictures Stinky Twinkie's pictures
Varjak's pictures Ashallond's pictures BoozerBear's pictures Relsqui's pictures
Glebs's pictures Aeralis's pictures Doc Trauma's pictures Lynore's pictures
KolMohDee's pictures Armak's pictures AlBassoon's pictures Listle's pictures
Thraeryn's pictures Amplitude's pictures Lillith's pictures xxArmageddonxx's pictures
SpazzZero's pictures Gargirl's pictures Pinklady's pictures Fembot Artsypants's pictures
Jill_bob's pictures Garrotte's pictures

KoLCon II (2005)

KoLCon II was also know as "The Wrath of Con".

Tickets were available for purchase via the Asymmetric Store, and there was an active forum thread on the topic.

Photo galleries from con attendees
Dhampire73's pictures LadyBoobsAlot's pictures ADeadHeart's pictures

Also, going to "/test.php" (view) yielded a list of those who attended KoLCon II, which was probably used to give attendees their shiny certificates. Once discovered on the forums, Xenophobe blanked the test page.

KoLCon (2004)

KoLCon was a relatively small gathering. Officially it took place on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22. Unofficially it began on Thursday, March 18 with public Karoke. Friday involved dinner at a Japanese resturaunt, and eventually ended up at Jick's house for random socializing. Saturday is somewhat sporradically documented, but appears to have taken place largely at Jick's.