Worlds. The big event at the Fantasy Flight Games Center. Five whole delicious days of card flopping, dice rolling, and shit talking.
Finally, on this sixty-first day of July in the year of our Jackson two-thousand and seventeen (7/61/2017), Fantasy Flight has announced the details on how they will distribute tickets.
With that, it is time to start a new thread for all of you schmucks to find everything you need to make the logistics of this thing happen. This is THE thread, so let's install some Resources:
Tickets & Registration
TL;DR: Go to the top and click the link. Find the thing that says "Apply" and fill out a form to get a CHANCE to purchase ticket for one of the events. Registration Link for informational purposes.
Update 09/08/17: Registration is now CLOSED. You should have received an email that has a link to purchase your ticket, or stating that you were rejected. Screenshot posted in thread below. CHECK YOUR SPAM FOLDERS.
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This year Fantasy Flight has decided to distribute the tickets to Worlds via an application process and random lottery. They're going to cap attetendance and randomly select who they offer seats to. We do not know the caps, but last year was around 250-350 per event.
You'll have to go to the link above before September 6th at 9:00AM Central Time to apply for a CHANCE to purchase a ticket to one of the events you want to play in. They're going to send out confirmation emails to random winners on September 8th, and only those people are going to get to buy tickets.
Winners of Regional, National, North American, or European Championships are entitled to Reserved Seats. They still have to follow the application process above and will be notified of application acceptance on September 12th.
After notification, event tickets need to be purchased by September 19th at 9:00AM Central Time or they are forfeited.
On September 22nd, if there are still seats available, additional winners will be sent confirmation emails. Those people need to purchase tickets by September 29th at 9:00AM Central Time.
Calendar of Events
Click here for a handy Google Calendar of all of the official Fantasy Flight Main/Side Events as well as any Non-FFG Side events.
FFG Main/Side Events
Dates and times for the official Fantasy Flight run events.
Netrunner 2017 World Championship Day 1 - November 4th - Check-In: 12:00PM to 12:30PM at FFG Event Center
Netrunner 2017 World Championship Day 2 - November 5th - Check-In: 9:00AM to 9:30AM at FFG Event Center
Non-FFG Side Events
Fan run stuff. Please PM yours truly with deets on your side events and happenings in the area and I will get them added to the list. Name of event, location, special rules, prizes etc...
Digital Kumite - King of Servers 2017 - November 2nd - Check-In: 10:00AM to 11:00AM at B-Dale Club. @Spags of the ANRPC and Stimhack Forums will be putting on the traditional digital kumite, King of Servers. This is a four (4) person team event, sign up a team here. Spags is looking to do an order from World Street Kitchen for lunch, sign up for food here. Entry is looking like $20, and food is about $12. Cash Prize 70/30 Split after Spags covers expenses.
BetRunner - Worlds 2017 Fantasy Draft - hosted Online. @josh01 is holding an online draft of the Worlds 2017 competition to see who's the best at sizing up the event. Details are still being worked out, but the signup should be posted after the last Regional and National events are completed. Watch this spot for a link once it is posted.
More? Your event could be listed here!
Pack Legality and Core 2.0
Update 09/11/17: FFG has announced that ROTATION WILL BE EARLY and CORE 2.0 IS REAL. Worlds 2017 will be played with most of the Gensis and Spin cycles rotated, and Revised Core replacing the original Core.
To be clear, while Worlds 2017 will use Revised Core, the actual product won't be availabile. Instead, you will need to look at the Revised Core Card List.
Netrunner Tournament Docs
Current documentation and tournament rules for Android: Netrunner. Don't show up to the event without knowing this stuff. Any updates to these will be added as they are posted.
Map of Surrounding Areas
@JoelCFC25 has created a map of the surrounding areas to help you get around. Click here to open the map. Included are: FFG Event Center Location, Lodging, Restaurants, and Mass Transit Lines.
Please PM yours truly with other hotel options if you're aware of close hotels. I live here, so I never really needed to look for any. Here are some (but not all) of the options:
Raddison - This is the haunt of most of the Stamherk crew during Worlds. It is within walking distance of FFG. Call 888.333.3333 and mention 'FFG World Championship' for a special group rate!
Key Inn - Another hotel within walking distance of the Event Center, though a little further than the Raddison. Probably cheaper.
Motel 6 - If you're not going to be in your room a bunch, and you want it cheap, here's your place! A hike to the Center, but pretty damn close for driving.
Holiday Inn Express - Also super close, though not in walking distance.