Monday, June 26, 2017

20 years ago today, magic was forever changed! (30% OFF limited time offer)

20 years ago today J. K. Rowling's debut novel, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, was published in the U.K. Initially the first print-run was 500 hardback copies, 300 of which were distributed to libraries with the publisher hoping booksellers would read the book and recommend it to customers. Well, we all know how well that went!

To honor this magical day, Markster Con is offering 30% OFF adv. tickets to both the Nov. 17th POTTER PUB CRAWL (21+) and/or Nov. 18th WIZARD'S BALL 4 (18+) in Atlanta.

Simply use online promo code "he_lived" via to receive this limited time discount NOTE: Excludes VIP or offers with t-shirts, code expires at 11:59pm tonight (June 26th, 2017, EDT)

DISCLAIMER: These events are not affiliated with the Harry Potter franchise, J.K. Rowling, or Warner Bros.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Markster Con GOLDEN PARTY PASS winning lottery numbers announced from Atlanta's SOUTHERN-FRIED GAMEROOM EXPO

Did you visit the Markster Con fan table during Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo and were lucky enough to walk away with either a FREE TICKET or 50% OFF ticket voucher after spinning our prize wheel? If so, you also received a unique raffle number on the opposite side of your ticket voucher. Everyone one who got a raffle number was then entered into a chance to win one GOLDEN PARTY PASSES, which will get the lucky owner a year's worth of free access to events (certain exclusions may apply).

Here is the winning SFGE number!

NOTE: If you were the lucky winner, you'll need to take a selfie holding the raffle number so we can see it and then email it to with your full name and shipping address so we can send you your winning Golden Party Pass! Please put "I won a Golden Party Pass at SFGE" in the subject heading.

Deadline for claiming your Golden Party Pass via email is July 17th, 2017.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

WEEK OF THRONES takes over Atlanta, in anticipation GAME OF THRONES Season 7

July is shaping up to be THE most epic month yet in Atlanta! Several die-hard geek venues/groups are tapping into their inner Tyrions or Cerseis for a slew of GAME OF THRONES themed events to celebrate the release of Season 7 – for a WEEK OF THRONES!

See below for all the details, along with helpful links and descriptions:

• July 14: CRAWL OF THRONES Pub Crawl — It will be a crawl worthy of a King! Sponsored by Ommegang, choose your house and join your fellow Lords and Ladies as they traverse five pubs along Atlanta’s Virginia Highland for an event like no other. Take the Black and, like a Lannister – always pay your debt as your fellow countrymen toast Hodor and find their way back to Kings Landing (aka host pub Diesel Filling Station) for your chance to sit upon the Iron Throne!
VENUE: Virginia-Highland neighborhood
HOST PUB: Diesel Filling Station (21+)
COST: $20 / $30 / $100

• July 15: PARTY OF THRONES — Atlanta’s own PARTY OF THRONES returns for another chapter, falling on the night BEFORE the new season of GOT premieres with attendees having a chance to celebrate all things GOT with their fellow peasants or royalty! Live music, dancing, DJ, costume contest and more will round out the night. Registered attendees to Cos-Losseum get in for FREE, all others can purchase a ticket just for PARTY OF THRONES either online or at the door.
VENUE: Sheraton Atlanta (18+), late night event for Cos-Losseum Cosplay Con
COST: Free / $10 / $15 / $30

• July 16: Game Of Thrones BEER BRUNCH — Battle & Brew, Atlanta’s premiere Geekbar, is known for hosting some of the area’s biggest geek crowds. Come Out and try three Game of Thrones Beers from Ommegang including the newest one, Bend the Knee. They’ll also be tasting Take the Black and Valar Dohaeris, two other Game of Thrones beers, and Fruition and Pale Sour, two awesome Ommegang beers. All five will be paired with a small plate of food that accentuates the flavors of each beer, highlighting subtleties or even changing the flavor of the beer entirely!
VENUE: Battle & Brew (18+)
COST: $40

• July 18: Game Of Thrones TRIVIA (sponsored by Ommegang)— Assemble your G.O.T. trivia team and seek answers with your own King's Hand as Diesel Filling Station, known for hosting some of Atlanta’s geekiest events, summons a huge gathering of commoners, kings and sorcerers alike. If you are a fan of the G.O.T. books and TV show, this is a great event to test your throne knowledge. NOTE: Arrive early for preferred seating as this event will reach max. capacity.
COST: No cover

• July 20: PROJECT COSPLAY: Game Of Thrones  — Every month FanBolt presents a comedic Project Runway spoof “live design challenge” focusing on different pop culture themes with July being GAME OF THRONES! The venue, Joystick Gamebar, houses some of the most popular arcade games from years gone by in addition to having a top notch bar selection and comfortable, geeky lounge feel.
VENUE: Joystick Gamebar (21+)
COST: No cover

July 22 & 24: Winter Is Stunning (GOT Burlesque) — Visit Westeros for Hysteria Machines’ first in a new series, Winter is Stunning, a Game of Thrones Inspired Nerdlesque Production! This special TWO NIGHT EVENT will be full of wine, women and Winterfell, with dancing, rapping, and peeling GALORE! Join a cast from all over the Southeast, from troupes and groups of all shapes and sizes, as we battle for control of the Iron Throne!
COST: $25 / $30 / $35

Monday, June 12, 2017

20 "Early Genius" tickets to MULTIVERSE PUB CRAWL to be released tonight at 8pm

Set your alarm – tonight (Monday, June 12th) at 8pm a small number of reduced price "Early Genius" tickets will be released. If you are wanting to make sure to secure a ticket at a great deal, tonight's the night!

After tonight we'll release more tickets next Monday (June 19th) at 8pm, along with a limited amount of "VIP Multiverse Passes" via (21+)

NOTE: This event is in no way affiliated with the TV show Rick and Morty, Adult Swim, Time Warner Television or their affiliates.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Win a WIZARD PRIZE PACK from Markster Con (ends 6/23/17)

Simply visit the Potter Pub Crawl FB Event Page and tag your FB friends in the comments section with the appropriate post! Contest ends Friday (June 23rd) at noon (EDT) with the winner being announced at noon.

MarksterCon's WIZARD PRIZE PACK includes: 1) Bottle of Harry's Magic Potion (red wine)  2) 2 tickets to the Nov. 17th POTTER PUB CRAWL  3) 2 tickets to the Nov. 18th Wizard's Ball – both in Atlanta (21+). Visit the Potter Pub Crawl FB Event Page and enter to win!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

WIN TICKETS to the Aug. 11th MULTIVERSE PUB CRAWL in Atlanta

Simply visit and tag your FB friends in the comments *burp* section with the most recent post! Contest ends Monday (June 12th) at noon (EDT) with a handful of tickets being released at 8pm same day.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Gamers paradise plugs into Atlanta this weekend (June 9-11) with SOUTHERN-FRIED GAMEROOM EXPO

250+ retro arcade games, pinball machines, console games, tabletop games all on FREE PLAY! Yes, that right, FREE PLAY! June 9-11 all you need is a day (or weekend) pass and you are good to go.

This will be the 4th year the SOUTHERN-FRIED GAME ROOM EXPO hits Atlanta and if you are a fan at all of gaming this is an event you do not want to miss. Markster Con is an official sponsor and advocate of this great event and we'll also be on-site with our Fan Table (so stop by and say hello!).

Although adv. online ticket sales are no longer available you can still purchase either day (or weekend) passes at the door starting this Friday at Marriott Renaissance Waverly in Atlanta. For more details make sure to visit – bring your friends or even the little ones as this is a family friendly event!

Wear a game-related costume and join in the fun!
Stop by Markster Con's Fan Table to sign up.

The infamous Billy Mitchell will be a special guest. Wear a suit, throw on a wig, bear and American-themed tie and join in the Look-A-Like contest at 3:30pm before the Gamer Costume Contest!