Madicon Costume Contest

The costume contest is back this year! Signups for the contest will be all day on Friday and Saturday morning next to the registration tables. Judging will take place at 11 AM on Saturday March 15th at designated area as indicated by the convention maps. Please sign up and show up early to everything so as to ensure your spot!

This years judges will be Jackie Guerrier, constructed costume crafter and conchair of Madicons past, and Elizabeth Strauss, owner of Prelude Design and a guru with needle and thread.

For information on rules and regulations regarding the costume contest, please go to the Costume Contest section of the website.

Darkland Moors

Danger and Adventure on the Darkland Moors!

Fighters, clerics, thieves, magic-users, elves, dwarves, and halflings are needed to explore the Darkland Moors. Why are so many orcs scouring the moors, concentrating on a ruined castle? What could be the cause of the rumors of a giant that is terrorizing towns to the north? What is the Barrowmaze? Find out, and be a hero, or just get rich! Old-school Dungeons & Dragons sandbox-style gaming using the Labyrinth Lord retroclone rules.

Part 1 will be on Friday night at 7pm. Part 2 will be on Saturday night at 7pm. (You don’t need to have played in Part 1 to play in Part 2.)

The Labyrinth Lord fantasy role-playing game allows you to experience the game play of the earliest editions of the world’s most popular fantasy role-playing game. The Labyrinth Lord rules emulate the rules and game play experience of the Moldvay 1981 D&D Basic set.

Madicon Participating Restaurants

Madicon 23 is proud to feature Harrisonburg restaurants during convention weekend!

This year, several restaurants in the Harrisonburg area have volunteered to give con-goers discounts on food and drinks. Participating businesses include:

– Macado’s (American, Sandwiches)

– O’Charley’s (American)

– El Charro’s (Mexican)

– Domino’s (Pizza)

– Little Italy Pizza (Pizza, Italian)

– Cuban Burger (Cuban)

More information on participating restaurants will be available in the convention booklet and through our Madicon 23 Guidebook app.

Show support for these restaurants by visiting them during convention weekend!

Madicon 23 Official Schedule and Maps

The Madicon 23 official schedule and maps are now posted!

Madicon 23 Schedule

Madicon Lower Level Map

Madicon Upper Level Map

Please note that the schedule is subject to changes throughout the weekend.

Any changes to the schedule will be written on a whiteboard next to the registration desk. Please make sure to check the schedule for your events. If there are any mistakes in the schedule, please email

League of Legends 5v5 Tournament

Ladies and gentlemen, summoners and summonettes, Madicon 23 will be hosting a League of Legends 5v5 tournament!

This year’s LoL tournament will be held on Saturday, March 15th, 6:00pm sharp in the LAN Room.

All participants will play a best-of-one draft pick 5v5 on Summoner’s Rift in a single elimination format. Team captains MUST register with their teams at least 30 minutes before the round begins.

Prizes are currently TBA.

Keep an eye on the Madicon webpage for more information!

Magic the Gathering tournament hosted by LostShade Games

LostShade Games will be hosting the Magic the Gathering tournament this year at Madicon 23!


MTG Draft will begin promptly at 5:00pm. Draft will be played from either Theros or Born of the Gods, TBA. Tournament entry will be $17 cash only.

MTG Sealed will begin promptly at 8pm and will consist of pack from both Theros and Born of the Gods. Tournament entry will be $29 cash only.

Each tournament will be four rounds of swiss pairing. Each round will be played in a best-of-three format with 50 minutes per round. Prizes will consist of boosters, vendor room vouchers, and lots of free promotional cards. Everyone will receive a promotional card for participating.

All prize money vouchers will be divided among the 1st and 2nd place winner. 1st place will receive 3/5 of the prize pot while 2nd place will receive 2/5 of the prize pot.

Official sanctioning is still TBD.

Please continue to check back at the Madicon website for frequent updates!