2015 AGPC Regional in Allentown

The AGPC Mid-Atlantic Chapter is hosting our sixteenth Annual Event in Allentown, PA on Saturday, November 7th . This year’s theme will be OUTER SPACE and we’ll be having a completely different format. There will be door prizes, party games, show and tell, a live auction, table selling of games and puzzles and, as always, a few surprises. And we’ll be having dinner in a private room at the nearby Starlight Café where we can order off the menu.

The event will be held at the Hampton Inn of Allentown on Keebler Road off Route 100. Registration and activities will begin at 5:00 PM and dinner will be at 6:00 PM. The Saturday date works well for those wishing to attend the nearby Allentown Toy Show held from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM that day and for the great Sunday antiquing in Adamstown.

A block of rooms has been set aside at the Hampton Inn for the nights of November 6th and 7th at the special rate of $84.00, including breakfast. Reservations must be made by October 23 to get this special rate. Space is limited so call the Inn at 610-391-1500 and ask for the AGPC block.

There will be a small fee of $5.00 per person, payable at the door, to cover the costs of badges and door prizes. Please email us at sygames@aol.com or return the registration form to Margie Epstein, 11706 Stonington Place, Silver Spring, MD 20902 by October 20 if you plan to attend. Should you have any questions or need further info, please send us an email or call us at 301-593-2157.


AGPC’s 2016 Convention in Princeton! Save the Date. And Reserve Your Rooms!

In 2016, the AGPC is holding our 32nd annual convention in Princeton, New Jersey USA. We hope to see you there!

The core convention activities will start in the evening of Friday, 29 April 2016 and conclude late morning on Sunday, 1 May 2016.

There will also be preconvention events on 28 and 29 April 2016, including trips to local venues of interest.

Details about preconvention events and convention timetables will be posted as they are established.

The official AGPC 2016 convention hotel is the Hyatt Regency Princeton, located at 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, New Jersey 08540 USA.

Make your reservations now at the Hyatt Regency Princeton. The special AGPC rate is $145 for a standard double/double room for double occupancy. There is an additional $25 charge for each additional adult in the room, with a maximum of four adults per room. All rates are subject to the standard 7% New Jersey state tax and 8% occupancy tax.

A limited number of rooms have been set aside at this discounted rate. The cut-off-date for making reservations at this rate is March 31, 2016. Once the AGPC block has been filled, the special room rate may not be available. Reservations received after the cut-off date will be based upon availability of rooms at that time and will not receive the special group rate.

The Hyatt Regency Princeton hotel features complementary self-parking, a heated indoor pool, the Catch a Rising Star Comedy Club, a 24-hour gym, high-speed wireless Internet, and more.

If you need further assistance making your hotel reservation for the AGPC 2016 convention in Princeton, please call +1-888-421-1442 and ask for the AGPC Convention.

See you in Princeton in 2016! We’ll let you know about the full schedule and plans for our 2016 convention as they are established.


Gary Foshee Awarded AGPC’s 2015 Sam Loyd Award

Gary Foshee was awarded the AGPC’s Sam Loyd Award at our 2015 annual convention in Bloomington, Indiana. Gary is an accomplished mechanical puzzle designer and maker.2015-05-16i Sam Loyd Award presentation to Gary Foshee_DSC06296_2015-05-16_

Here’s his famous impossible Coke bottle; he had one for sale and donated another for AGPC to auction. He signed both with his name and his logo.LARGE

See more of his puzzles at the Lilly Library from the Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection.