- THURSDAY MAY 27, 2021 (All Times Eastern
- 6pm Speedboat Tournament Kickoff by Zoom Conference, then Prelim Round A
- FRIDAY, MAY
- 9:30am Speedboat Prelim Round B, 2:00pm Speedboat Prelim Round C
- 6pm - Dixiecon Opening Ceremony
- 6pm to Whenever - Diplomacy Round One
- 6pm to Whenever - Iron Man and Terradipping Tournaments Begin
Speedboat Prelim Round D
- SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2021
- 9:30am to 5pm - Diplomacy Round Two
- 9:30am to
5pm - Iron Man/Terradipping Tournaments Continue
- 5pm to 6pm - Barbeque Supper by Zoom
- 6pm to Whenever - Terradipping
Final Board/Iron Man Continues/Open Gaming
- 8pm Speedboat Championship Top Board
- SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2021
- 9:30am -
Diplomacy Round Three Begins
- 4pm to 6pm - Diplomacy Round Three Ends
- 9:30am to 2pm - Final Iron Man Tournament
- After Dip Round - Awards Ceremony
- After Awards Ceremony - Adjourn to Supper Debriefing
Supper Debrief - Open Gaming until Morning
The tournament is held at
Granville Towers, a private dorm adjacent to the UNC campus, and directly on the main business street in Chapel Hill, Franklin
Street. The rooms can be single or double occupancy. Two rooms share a bathroom in the middle. These are fairly nice dorm
rooms, but do not expect hotel amenities. At $35 per night to share a room, and $70 per night for your own room, the premium
is on value instead of comfort. We think it important at Dixiecon to have housing options that are very affordable for the
many in the Hobby for whom that is critical.
If you want hotel amenities, though, there are plenty
of nearby options. The Hampton Inn in Carrboro is a very close drive, or a fairly long walk. Right across the
street from the event is an AC by Marriott, or you can try the pricey but spiffy Carolina Inn right on campus, or The Franklin
within a stone's throw of Granville.
Because of the proximity to Franklin Street, there are many places to get food within walking distance.
There are also a number of shops and bars nearby for after-Dip action.
Sometimes Dippers want to take a tour of the UNC campus, visit the nearby Morehead Planetarium, or extend
their trips to North Carolina by visiting the Outer Banks or other sites.
Dixiecon is a good environment for young gamers who want to learn to play The Game, Diplomacy. We
typically have several young players, from 14 or so and up, in every round. Many Dixiecon attendees have brought sons and
daughters to the tournament to teach them the ropes. For more information about this issue, or just to make sure you as a
parent are comfortable with the arrangements, please contact David Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
is Dixiecon Different?
Dixiecon has been around for a very long time, as Diplomacy tournaments go. What the event
is primarily known for is the unlimited style of play coupled with Draw-Based Scoring. Whereas most tournaments nowadays
use some form of place-based or supply-center-spread mechanic to score games, Dixiecon still emphasizes whether a finisher
is in the voted "draw" or not, and how many players are in said draw. The game is, therefore, focused on control
of the stalemate line rather than just supply center totals at the end. There are always arguments pro and con about
scoring systems - and at Dixiecon we think diversity within the Hobby regarding such matters is a strength. The important
thing is to have fun, so we try to encourage that at Dixie in how we run the event.