Posts Tagged ‘Convention’

Barrage 2014

Posted on September 14th, 2014 under . Posted by

I’ve been to the three HMGS conventions several times, but this weekend my son and I visited our first smaller local con. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but the large number of games, vendor tables and the relaxed atmosphere at Barrage made the tr…

Order of the Iron Crown – Playtesting at GenCon 2014

Posted on September 10th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As you may be aware, this year a couple of members of the Order of the Iron Crown went to GenCon. Below is one member’s (BeggarKing’s) account of GenCon and his playtesting of the new Rolemaster system at the world’s … Continue reading

A new FOE Banner and Legacies at Aethercon III

Posted on September 6th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I will be premiering a new adventure at Aethercon. I haven’t published the name and blurbs yet, but I have two adventures in the works, one that’s really awesome by a new author I’m really excited about. The Legacies game will be Friday night at 6pm. JP

Rant: Attend games you sign up for

Posted on September 3rd, 2014 under , . Posted by

This post grew out of the many posts about Gencon. I mulled over it a lot to keep it both polite, to the point, without completely roasting anyone, and with some type of path or recommendations. Something that’s doable and that could help the community…

Pyrotech’s Gen Con 2014 After Incident Report

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

‘Pyrotech’, a member of the Order of the Iron Crown went to this year’s GenCon (along with a couple of other members). Below he gives us a view of how his GenCon went, along with tips for those planning to … Continue reading

I’ll be a guest at the Imaginareum

Posted on August 27th, 2014 under , . Posted by

I will be a guest at the Imaginarium Con here in Louisville. This convention will run from September 19 through the 21st. This is the first “writer-specific event” I will be attending, as a guest or a participant. As I look at the program, and connect…

Iron Crown Enterprises Newsletter – August 2014

Posted on August 26th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

  To receive this monthly newsletter direct to your inbox, sign up to our MAILING LIST now.   It has been another big month here at ICE HQ packed full of yet more great news and announcements. Before we get … Continue reading

Lessons from GenCon

Posted on August 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

This year’s Gencon yielded a number of lessons about the convention and its attendees. These are personal lessons. Bringing food = good I brought myself enough food (bread, salami & Swiss cheese) to last me, two meals a day from Thursday to Saturday….

After-Action Report: GenCon 2014, Part 4

Posted on August 22nd, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Sunday saw me up & ready on-time. I was excited to get to see my friend Chad and his wife Holly as my players. However, nine am came. Chad was running a little late (remember the lines at Starbucks?) Then 9:10. Then 9:20. At that time, I decided to ca…

After-Action Report: Gencon 2014, Part 3

Posted on August 21st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Friday came too quickly. I was up at my usual Seven, showered and headed out to the games room. No coffee (the line was too long). Today would be different. I would run only the two regular adventures and be free to play an Arcanis premiere in the even…

Gen Con 2014 Recap

Posted on August 21st, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Gen Con 2014 has come to a close and it definitely lived up to its nickname of “The Best 4 Days of Gaming.” We had an incredible time of meeting new people, demoing games and pretty much just being in our element for 4 awesome days.
As usual, befor…

After-Action Report: Gencon 2014, Part 2

Posted on August 21st, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Four AM. My body refused to acknowledge the buzzing in my ears, but I threw myself out of bed before fumbling with the display. Finally, it stopped. I was no longer asleep. I wasn’t exactly awake either. I packed my meds and stumbled to the garage w…

ClearHorizon Miniatures goes to Strategicon!

Posted on August 20th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

Only 10 days to go! ClearHorizon Miniatures will be at Gateway 2014 at the Hilton LAX!  This Labor Day Weekend, Aug 29 – Sep 1!  We’ll have two tables set up in the main hallway.  We’ll be carrying our entire line plus several brand new …

Gen Con 2014 Photo Gallery

Posted on August 20th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

This year’s Gen Con Gaming Convention is finally in the books and the gremlins over here are diligently working on our recap article. To keep you entertained as we put that together, we’ve compiled a whole mess of photos from this year&#8…

After-Action Report: Gencon 2014, Part 1

Posted on August 20th, 2014 under . Posted by

This year’s tale of Gencon started WAY before I ever set foot in Indianapolis. Indeed, this story begins around the start of the year, when the Gencon submissions came about. At that time, it all seemed so far away. It seemed like there were still long…

Director’s Briefing – August 2014

Posted on August 8th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Welcome to the thirty-eighth Briefing and the eighth scheduled Briefing for 2014. This month’s Briefing has been delayed by my excursion to the USA for a microscopy conference, but better late than never.   Progress on the ToDo List … Continue reading

MaricopaCon 2014 Report

Posted on August 8th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

  This weekend I attended our local gaming convention. MaricopaCon is funded through Kickstarter and this is its second year. Trask and I attended last year so I thought it would make a good warm-up for GenCon in two weeks. The convention runs Saturday and Sunday, but I only attended Saturday. The selection of games […]

Historicon 2014, Saturday

Posted on July 20th, 2014 under . Posted by

Last day of Historicon for me. Managed to play two games and check out a bunch of others. Also, have you guys heard of “All Quiet on the Martian Front”? You need to know about “All Quiet on the Martian Front”. Jumbled thoughts and pics after the jump.A…

Historicon 2014, Friday

Posted on July 19th, 2014 under . Posted by

Lots more action on Friday. Pics after the jump.Vendor DemosMy six year old son wanted to play games, but I didn’t think he could handle a four hour session, so we hit the demo games in vendor area instead. It was still pretty quiet and several vendors…

Iron Crown Enterprises at Dragonmeet

Posted on July 18th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  ***EXCITING NEWS***   Iron Crown Enterprises will be officially returning to the world of roleplaying conventions starting with this year’s Dragonmeet, London’s (and probably the UK’s) foremost roleplaying, boardgame, collectable card game and now miniatures convention.   While the … Continue reading

Historicon 2014, Thursday

Posted on July 18th, 2014 under . Posted by

I’ve made it to Historicon again this year, and despite a late start I managed to see a ton of great games, made a pass through the vendor hall and played a real nail biter. I also noticed a lot more British accents this year. Not sure if the con is at…

Origins: What I did during the con

Posted on June 27th, 2014 under . Posted by

WednesdayWednesday morning came real quick. I got up at 3AM, showered then packed the car with the last of my stuff (computer, medicine, clothes). The rest was already in there. After a last check for things I might’ve forgotten and an email check, it …

Convention News: Only 99 days until the launch of Blast-Tastic!

Posted on June 26th, 2014 under , . Posted by

By HaroldFrom Angel Barracks:FILTON COMMUNITY CENTREELM PARKFILTONBRISTOLBS34 7PSSaturday the 4th of October 201410:00 to 16:00What is Blast-Tastic! ?It is a trial show I am doing where the only sort of games are sci-fi games and the only traders are t…

Origins: A writer, gm and player’s comments

Posted on June 17th, 2014 under , , , . Posted by

Origins 2014 is in the books. Every game has been played. Lessons have been learned. Experience gained. I have to say the this year, Origins was a very mixed bag for me. Some lows and some highs. As I start writing this I’m pretty sure this will evolve…

Phalanx 2014

Posted on June 16th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

This Saturday I once more undertook the annual pilgrimage to St Helens and the Phalanx Show, the North-West premier (i.e. only) wargames convention. Meeting up down there with the other members of the Furness Wargamers, who had made…