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Phocon: A Laser Tag Birthday / Reunion Party

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    Phocon: A Laser Tag Birthday / Reunion Party

    Photon was the original commercial laser tag experience. The first Photon location opened its doors in 1984 near Dallas, Texas. Laser tag is 33 years old this year!

    To commemorate the fun, excitement and competition laser tag has brought to all of us over the past 33 years, XP LaserSport is going to bring back Photon for one last “hurrah” this summer.

    This may be your last chance to try the granddaddy of all laser tag equipment or to relive one of your 80’s fantasies.

    Raising Funds to Rework the Equipment

    XP has over 40 functional Photon pods, but due to time and wear and tear on the equipment, we will need to purchase additional batteries and parts to bring our pods into “Playing Shape”. A successful campaign raised over $13,000 to provide the funds necessary to purchase the batteries, parts, plastics, computers, and other expenses.

    PHOCON TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! PLEASE USE THE BUTTONS BELOW TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET

    We are working on new hardware and software for this year’s event as well as lighting. This will make hosting this year’s event as well as future events much easier to host 🙂 We are working hard to make Photon pristine for your enjoyment.

    Phocon Events

    Phocon is an opportunity to play Photon at our XP LaserSport location in Laurel, Maryland. The event will begin in the morning of Friday, August 4th at 10am through Sunday, August 6th at 3pm. In addition to playing Photon, Phocon attendees will get to:

    • Enjoy a commemorative Photon Passport.
    • Enjoy a limited edition Phocon 2017 T-Shirt.
    • Enjoy looking at quality pieces of Photon and Laser Tag History from various collectors. If you would like a table to display your memorabilia, please contact us.
    • Try laser tag at other laser tag facilities in the Baltimore area with your Phocon Passport.
    • Other Special Events…stay tuned.

    Watch this page for additional information as it becomes available.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Photon warriors everywhere are talking about our party. We’ve posted some of your best questions and the answers here…

    Can’t I just wait and pay later to go to Phocon?

    Well, maybe. We will be limiting the number of Gamma Warrior (unlimited play) and Alpha Warrior tickets to make sure that all our players get all the Photon they want during the weekend. Buying your ticket now will secure your spot.

    If I purchase a $99 Alpha Warrior Ticket, will I be able to buy additional games on the party weekend?

    Probably. It will depend on the number of unlimited players. If you can buy an extra individual game, it will be $5 per game. You will only be allowed to play if you purchase a ticket here. In other words, you can’t just show up to play one game…sorry.

    Do I have to be on a team to play?

    Absolutely not. This is not a tournament. While there may be some team “grudge” games, you’ll be able to play games at all levels of skill and experience.

    Will I be able to run when I play?

    You’ll get to play Photon like you always did, which means you must move in a safe and controlled manner. This means you can move quickly if you move in a safe and controlled manner.

    Can I bring my son/daughter with me to play? What is the age requirement?

    Yes, your whole family is invited to participate. Each ticket is good for one person. There is no age requirement, but we will have a height requirement of 48″ or taller for players due to the size and weight of the equipment.

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    The Alpha Warrior includes:

    • 5 Games of Photon
    • Additional Games for $5 (if available)
    • Commemorative Passport
    • PHOCON 2017 Limited Edition T-Shirt
    • FREE pass for laser tag at our sister store in Baltimore to try Lasertron Laser Tag in Maryland’s largest Multi-Level Laser Tag arena
    • FREE pass to our NEW “Call of Duty” style Tactical Laser Tag where you will complete missions like… rescue a hostage, diffuse a bomb, protect the VIP, retrieve the Contraband, capture the flag, and others in our office/warehouse arena



    The Gamma Warrior includes:

    • Unlimited Games of Photon, from Friday (8/4/17) to Sunday (8/6/17)
    • Commemorative Passport
    • PHOCON 2017 Limited Edition T-Shirt
    • FREE pass for laser tag at our sister store in Baltimore to try Lasertron Laser Tag in Maryland’s largest Multi-Level Laser Tag arena
    • FREE pass to our NEW “Call of Duty” style Tactical Laser Tag where you will complete missions like… rescue a hostage, diffuse a bomb, protect the VIP, retrieve the Contraband, capture the flag, and others in our office/warehouse arena



    The Mega Warrior includes:

    • Unlimited Games of Photon, from Friday (8/4/17) to Sunday (8/6/17)
    • Commemorative Passport
    • PHOCON 2017 Limited Edition T-Shirt
    • FREE pass for laser tag at our sister store in Baltimore to try Lasertron Laser Tag in Maryland’s largest Multi-Level Laser Tag arena
    • FREE pass to our NEW “Call of Duty” style Tactical Laser Tag where you will complete missions like… rescue a hostage, diffuse a bomb, protect the VIP, retrieve the Contraband, capture the flag, and others in our office/warehouse arena
    • PLUS your very own PHOTON POD! (non-functioning, can not guarantee color) Grab your piece of history!
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