LexPlay Hearthstone Tournament Rules

LexPlay will be hosting a Hearthstone tournament over the course of the convention weekend. with prelims for the tournament beginning Saturday at 12PM with finals following at 1:30PM. You can see more of the schedule here. The rules for the tournament are as follows:

The Lexplay Hearthstone tournament will be a Standard format event. This means that the challenges will be in standard playing format and all cards illegal in standard format are banned. All games are to be played on the Americas server. Make sure that you have at least one available friend slot on your account to add competitors in each round.

This will be a single elimination conquest event. During registration each player will choose three classes. At the start of a round both players will announce their classes to their opponent and ban one of their opponent’s classes. With the remaining two classes players will play a best-of-three match. If you win with a deck you cannot play with that deck again. If you win with both of your decks you are the match winner and you advance to the next round. If you lose twice using any deck you are eliminated from the tournament.

You must use the same decks and classes every round. Anyone caught violating any rules of the event will be removed from the tournament by the tournament director. Please make sure to report all results (even negative results) to tournament staff.

Interested in participating in the Hearthstone tournament? Entry to the tournament is free with LexPlay admission.

Gaming Marathon Charity Announced: Lexington Public Library

We are pleased to announce a partnership with the Lexington Public Library. All proceeds from the gaming and speedrunning marathon at LexPlay will go towards the Lexington Public Library.


We’ve been really excited about working with the Lexington Public Library. The library is doing a lot of digital media outreach, including their Northside Branch Digital Studio. We look forward to working with them in the future on more education and gaming initiatives.

So what is actually going to the library? All of the money raised, 100% of the proceeds from the gaming and speedrunning marathon will go to the Lexington Public Library. If you donate on the livestream or in person, that money is going straight from out event to the library. Which is pretty swell.

Interested in participating in the marathon, either by playing a game or giving technical assistance? There’s more information about how you can contribute here, and for certain levels of involvement you can come to LexPlay for free. Tickets for LexPlay are currently live and available on Eventbrite.

LexPlay Opens up Panel Submissions for Convention

Do you have something to say about games?

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We here at LexPlay are excited to announce that there are spaces open in our convention line-up for panels! Do you have something interesting to say about video games? Want to lead a discussion about board games? Have a podcast you’d like to record live on stage at LexPlay? We’re interested in talking to you.

Panel slots are limited and are for hour long panels — this does include the time it will take you to take down and reset, so  please keep that in mind when submitting panels. Due to our audience, all talks must be related to games and also acceptable for all ages.

If you have any questions about the panels, or LexPlay in general, be sure to email us at lexplay@runjumpdev.org

You can fill out the panel submission form here. We will be accepting submissions through September 30:

Tickets for LexPlay are available on EventBrite.

LexPlay Cosplay Contest Rules and Regulations

Hey folks! The LexPlay Cosplay department has given us a pretty sweet list of basic rules and regulations for the masquerade at the upcoming event.

  • All cosplays in any category must be 75% handmade. Bought/commissioned costumes are not eligible to compete unless the creator is present for judging.
  • Entrants will be assigned a 5-minute time slot to tell the judges everything there is to show and tell about their cosplay—think about what you’re going to say before you get to judging!
  • If you miss your time slot, you may reschedule it if there are any later times available, but this isn’t guaranteed!
  • This contest is family friendly-if you can’t wear it to the pool, you can’t wear it at LexPlay.
  • We will judge on craftsmanship, presentation, likeness, and attention to detail, using a scale of 1-10 in each area.

Weapons Policy

Cosplaying characters from video games and other media often involves weaponry, but we have some policies in place to keep the event safe and secure.

  • No live steel unless it’s fully sheathed and peace-tied
  • All guns must have orange tips, no magazines loaded, and with their triggers peace tied.

If you have any questions, be sure and reach out to lexplay@runjumpdev.org so that we can answer them!

And something to keep in mind for LexPlay as well as the cosplay event in specific, all state, local, and federal laws remain in full effectIf you can’t do it on the street, then you can’t do it in the convention. As stated before, this is a family friendly event, so please don’t show anything you wouldn’t show to your pearl-clutching grandma and your baby cousin.

LexPlay Announces SpeedRun Marathon

This is paraphrased from a post on the Speed Demos Archive post by the lead on our speedrunning marathon, Jarrett (Tterraj42).


At the end of October, RunJumpDev will be hosting their first Game Convention: LexPlay. The organizers want to have a speedrun marathon at the event, and they’re letting me organize it. First off, it’s an in person event, so make sure you can attend in person before signing up. It will be at the Lexington Center, on October 28-29 in Lexington, KY.

LexPlay will run for 7 hours on Friday (5PM-midnight) and 15 hours on Saturday (9am-midnight), for a total of 22 hours. No overnight, so no graveyard runs and we all get to sleep.
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LexPlay Announces Cosplay Department Head

Hey folks!

We’re super pleased to announce the head of our cosplay department at LexPlay – Celestiial Cosplay! Here’s a note from her about how cosplay is going to be done at LexPlay this year:

Another big announcement! I’ve taken on the head of cosplay position for a brand new convention this October!! LexPlay: Lexington Gaming Convention is a two-day video game convention byRunJumpDev, a local game development non-profit based in Lexington.

Find out more (and buy your ticket!) at their website, http://www.lexplaycon.com/

My department is comprised of Ashley Noir Cosplay and Hattey Cosplay, and you can pre-register for the contest here! http://goo.gl/forms/Fp1JMr82J0TmfvFy1

I’m incredibly excited, and hope to see you all there! Let me know if there are any questions, concerns or suggestions. :*

LexPlay Will Have League of Legends World Championship Watch Site

LexPlay, the largest video game convention in Central Kentucky, will be playing host to a League of Legends 2016 World Championship watch site for the finals, which will be broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Unable to make it out to LA to watch your favorite teams battle it out for Worlds? Why not come to LexPlay and participate in lots of gaming awesomeness as well as watch Worlds with your fellow League of Legends fans? This is just one of the many LoL themed events that we’re hoping to run during LexPlay!

Super excited about a League of Legends watch site? Why not pick up your tickets today for LexPlay today and get in on the action!


LexPlay Enacts Code of Conduct

We at LexPlay want to be proactive about creating and implementing policies that ensure a safe and fun environment for attendees, speakers, exhibitors, staff and volunteers. In order to ensure that safety, we are putting into effect a code of conduct for LexPlay.

All of the following bulleted points will be considered grounds for explusion from LexPlay without refund, at the discretion of LexPlay organizers:

  • Violating any federal, state, or local laws, as well as violating any facility rules per the Lexington Convention Center.
  • Failure to comply with the instructions of LexPlay Staff or security personnel.
  • Using anything in a threatening or destructive manner against person or property.
  • Endangering the safety of oneself or others.
  • Threatening, stealing from, cheating, or harassing others.
  • Hate speech or other forms of harassment.

We believe in:

  • Equality for all genders, sexes, orientations, ethnicities
  • Non-violence and fair communication
  • A physical and verbal harassment-free environment
  • A willingness to hear others’ voices.
  • The empowerment and ability to speak out against harassment and oppressive forces
  • A respect for privacy
  • Protection of the intellectual property of others

We ask all attendees, exhibitors, staff, and volunteers to respect our goals and to help create a safer space for everyone.

This code of conduct is based on the code for Gen Con, PAX, and Glitch City.