ConCarolinas 2017
Sci-fi Carolina Style

June 02-04 2017
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC


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JustUs Productions, the business organization behind the MACE series of gaming conventions and game days, is a company born of a love of a hobby – tabletop games. It is a business owned by Jeff and Karen Smith. Since 1996, JustUs has been involved in running gaming events in the Carolinas, from ROC 96.5 to MACE. In 2000, Ron McClung joined the team to organize the gaming events, adding his talents of organizing and programming to help bring the MACE series of events to what they are today.

We at Justus Productions pride ourselves in presenting our attendees with the best gaming events the Carolinas have to offer. Our events are about one thing – everyone having fun. We don’t try to be the biggest gaming event in the region, but we try to be the best.  Quality over quantity in part of our mission statement.

Our primary events are the MACE events, which are MACE, MACE West, MACE East, and mini-mace game days.  We also have recently been working with local fandom cons to run their gaming tracks, and these are our Client events.  These include ConGregate in High Point.  If you are an organizer of a convention and are interested in our gaming services, you can contact to discuss it.  Our time and resources are limited but we will at least talk it over with you.

There is a plethora of information about us, our events and what we do at them on this web site.  Use the menu above to navigate that information.  For quick access, use the dropdown below to quickly navigate the more common functions of our web site.

Featured Events
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I Drank What? Tournament

By Empire Games, at MACE only.  Wine Glass Tournament. Empire Games will have wine glasses to give away each round and a giant wine glass to give away for the grand championship round on Sunday.   Each round’s winner gets a wine glass and can come back on Sunday at High Noon for the Grand Championship round.


Sherwood Games & In The City: Origins

Demos All Weekend, MACE and sometimes MACE West. Demo’ed by game designer, Duncan Davis.  The king has died! To save the city from usurpers, you must use guile, stealth, and cunning to outwit your enemies. Shifting alliances, unreliable partners, and devious opponents all complicate your path to the throne. Manipulate aristocrats, generals, and ignoble citizenry as you seize the crown and save your city.

Steve Jackson /Altas Games/Looney Labs Demos

Steve Jackson Games Demos by No Ordinary Gamers.  A variety of SJ Games including Munchkin (all varieties), Revolition, Frag and othersis available. Look for games marked with the NOG Tag on the schedule.

Hull Breach

Demos & Official MACE Exclusive Event. What is Hull Breach?  Hull Breach is a sci-fi cards-and-dice game featuring epic space combat between ships, firefights between Marine boarding parties, and plenty of clever tactics and galaxy-shaking events. You command of a space station belonging to one of our several in-game factions and fight it out with one or more other Commanders to achieve galactic domination! The object of the game is to protect your Station – your home in space – from other Commanders while trying to capture or destroy theirs.  Be warned – they’re trying to do the same thing to you. It’s a tough galaxy and at the end of the day only one Commander gets to remain standing.

Best of all, while we encourage customization and deck-building, this isn’t one of those “collectible”  card games that will have you tearing through randomized foil packs of cards to find the ones you want. Hull Breach plays right out of the box and you’ll know where you can find every card in the game without having to drop a ton of space-cash on boosters or turn to the secondary market to field a competitive deck.

Attending Pros
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Richard Launius, Creator of Arkham Horror
I spent the majority of my professional career working in various executive positions ...
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Not-So-Broken Games/Hull Breach
So, what the heck is Hull Breach?  Well, we’re glad you asked that question. Hull ...
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8th Summit Games
8th Summit publishes original board and card games. Since 2012, with our first title ...
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Neil Spicer

Paizo's RPG Superstar 2009

Born in the shadow of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge mountains, Neil Spicer started ...
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Duncan Davis

Game Designer, Sherwood Games

Creator and designer of Into The City: Origins.
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Jodi Black

Editor, Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Jodi Black is a multiple award-winning game book editor: The Savage World of Solomon Kane ...
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Charles White

Owner/Designer, Fabled Environments

Charles White has been involved with gaming ever since a high school friend brought a copy ...
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Mike Welham

2012 RPG Superstar & Freelance Writer

Mike has been gaming off-and-on for over 30 years. While he has played using numerous game ...
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David Gregg
Designer of Alderac Entertainment Groups' deck building game, Nightfall
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Doug Bass

Game Designer, Meridae Games

Creator/Designer of Garden Dice.
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