JiffyCon is a small local convention, dedicated to showcasing independently published and small-press role playing games. You can check out the history of JiffyCon here. This year, Modern Myths is organizing JiffyCon with the help of SSFFSS, the Smith Science Fiction and Fantasy Society.

Saturday, October 28, 2017
9:00am thru 11:00pm
Games start at 9am!

Planning to attend? Pre-register here!

If you need to reach an organizer, email info@modern-myths.com with JiffyCon 2017 in the title.

Registration:

Sign up for the game slots will take place from 8:00am to 9:00am. Registration is $25, or $20 with student ID. Registration includes Dinner. All attendees must agree to the JiffyCon Code of Conduct.

Games will be held in Seelye Hall 2nd Floor at Smith College.  Seelye hall is wheelchair accessible, including meeting halls and classrooms. Ramps are located at the front of the building. Elevators are located on the first floor. Bathrooms throughout the building are wheelchair accessible. Our parking facilities have specifically marked and reserved parking spaces for handicapped persons. If you have any questions about accommodations, please email us at info@modern-myths.com.

Note: Pioneer Valley Transport Authority buses reach Smith College. Many buses come to downtown Northampton, including the 39, R41, R42, B43, and B48.

For regional bus information see Peter Pan bus lines and Amtrak train schedules to Amherst and Northampton. Detailed directions for getting to the con are below.

Schedule

Doors open at 8:00am.
Sign up for Games: 8:00-9am.
Morning Session: 9am to 1:00pm.
Lunch Break: 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
Afternoon Session: 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

Dinner Break: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Evening Session: 7:00pm to 11:00pm.

 

Games

We want you to GM or facilitate a game! Submit your game bid here.

GMs get a $5 discount to their entrance fee.

 

Location and Parking

JiffyCon will be in Seelye Hall on the campus of Smith College (Campus Map), a beautiful women’s liberal arts institute in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Parking can be found next to Hubbard House or in the parking garage behind Ford Hall. Parking is free for the weekend in all spaces marked by white lines without parking meters.

 

Directions

By car:

From the South: Northampton is on Route I-91. Take Exit 18, and follow Route 5 north into the center of town. Turn left onto Route 9. Go through one set of traffic lights, turning left at the next set on to Route 66. Take the next right on to Green Street. There is a parking lot on the right, or you can park on the street. Seelye Hall is up the walkway from the parking lot. Just follow the sounds of geekery.

From the North: From I-91 South, take Exit 20, and follow onto Route 5 south into the center of town. At the intersection of Route 5 and Route 9 (Main Street), turn right onto Route 9. Then follow the same directions as above from Route 9 to campus.

From the East or West via the Massachusetts Turnpike: Northampton is on Route I-91 North (Mass Pike exit 4). Once on I-91, follow the directions above for visitors from the south.

By bus:

Pioneer Valley Transport Authority buses reach Smith College. Many buses come to downtown Northampton, including the 39, R41, R42, B43, and B48.

Peter Pan, Greyhound and Vermont Transit serve the area. Most routes go to the main bus terminal in Springfield, where you can catch another bus to Northampton. Buses run almost hourly between Springfield and Northampton. Smith is a 10-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the bus station.

By train:

Amtrak — (800) 872-7245 — runs trains to both Northampton and Springfield. From Northampton you can take a 10-minute walk or a short taxi ride from the train station. From Springfield you can take a bus (about $4) or get van service ($20-$30) to Northampton from Valley Transporter. Valley Transporter requires advance reservations; call (413) 253-1350 or, from outside the 413 area code, (800) 872-8752.