Hey! It’s Time to Register for AGPC’s 2016 Convention in Princeton!

The AGPC is holding our 32nd annual convention in Princeton, New Jersey USA in April 2016. We hope to see you there! Our conventions are always a total immersion of fun and intrigue.

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 (see below).

Note: AGPC’s conventions are exclusively available to AGPC members. If you are not an AGPC member, now’s the time to join.

Please fill out the 2016 Registration Form, and mail your payment to the address at the bottom of the form! Please note that the convention registration fee is $160 per person if paid by 27 February 2016 (the “I’m Game” Special), and then $180 after that if paid by 26 March 2016 (the “I’m Puzzled” Special”), and after 26 March 2016, well, it’s $200 per person (the “Procrastination Special”).

There are three preconvention events, all of which are optional:

  • Princeton Tour (28 April 2016, Thursday afternoon): $45 per person
  • Group dinner (28 April 2016, Thursday evening): $39 per person
  • Cotsen Children’s Library Tour (29 April 2016, Friday afternoon): $5 per person – note: this is very popular and may sell out soon.

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!


Save the Date! 2016 Puzzle Parley

Are you a jigsaw puzzler?

Ever seen wooden jigsaw puzzles?

Ever wanted to make one or collect them?

Puzzle Parleys are where jigsaw puzzle collectors, cutters, and just plain enthusiasts get together for one weekend. Founded in 1994 by Pagey Elliott and Bob Armstrong, one is usually held every two years.

Puzzle Parley 13 will be held from August 12 to 14, 2016 in Salem, Massachusetts.

More information to come … Please check out the Puzzle Parley website!


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.