- FRIDAY, MAY 23, 2014
to 6pm - Open Gaming for Early Arrivals
- 6pm to Whenever - Diplomacy Round One
- 6pm to Whenever - Iron Man Tournament
- SATURDAY, MAY 24, 2014
- 9:30am to 5pm - Diplomacy Round Two (and Team Tournament)
- 9:30am to
5pm - Iron Man Tournament Continues
- 5pm to 6pm - Barbeque Supper
- 6pm to Whenever - Diplomacy Round Three
to Whenever - Open Gaming and Iron Man Continues
- SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2014
- 9:00am -
Dipcon/World Dipcon Society Meeting
- 9:30am - Diplomacy Round Four Begins
- 4pm to 6pm - Diplomacy Round Four
- 9:30am to 2pm - Final Iron Man Tournament Games
- After Dip Round - Awards Ceremony
- After Awards
Ceremony - Adjourn to Supper Debriefing
- After Supper Debrief - Open Gaming until Morning
The tournament is held at Granville Towers, a private dorm adjacent to the UNC campus, and directly on the main business
street in Chapel Hill, Franklin Street. The rooms can be single or double occupancy. Two rooms share a bathroom in the middle.
These are fairly nice dorm rooms, but do not expect hotel amenities. At $30 per night to share a room, and $60 per
night for your own room, the premium is on value instead of comfort. After all, how much do you REALLY want to stay in your
room at Dixiecon?
There are several hotels within a short drive if you wish to stay in a more expensive place.
The Red Roof in Durham is a popular alternative, or you can try the pricey but spiffy Carolina Inn right on campus.
Because of the proximity to Franklin Street, there are several places to get food within walking distance,
including the local favorite 24-hour joint Time Out, which is about a minute's walk from the tournament. There are also a
number of shops and bars nearby for after-Dip action.
At the dorm is a basketball court
and swimming pool, which are open to Dixiecon attendees. Come early on Friday afternoon and play some hoops before Round
One with a bunch of out-of-shape Dip players. It is a truly amazing and dangerous experience (at least if you are from Denver.)
How About Youth?
Dixiecon is a good environment for young
gamers who want to learn to play The Game, Diplomacy. We typically have several young players, from 14 or so and up, in every
round. Many Dixiecon attendees have brought sons and daughters to the tournament to teach them the ropes. For more information
about this issue, or just to make sure you as a parent are comfortable with the arrangements, please contact David Hood at
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
How is Dixiecon Different?
Dixiecon has been around for
a very long time, as Diplomacy tournaments go. What the event is primarily known for is the unlimited style of play. Whereas
most tournaments by design or necessity end Diplomacy games after a certain number of hours or game-years, at Dixiecon the
games end only when someone wins or every player left on the table votes to end the game in concession or win. The game is,
therefore, focused on control of the stalemate line rather than arbitrary totals of centers at a certain point in an interrupted
game. The Sunday round is a timed round, however, since we all have to go home sometime!