Posts Tagged ‘Convention’

Conglomeration: A mini con-report

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

This past weekend was my first time attending Conglomeration here in Louisville, KY. Actually, it was on perhaps the best of all the possible venue: less than 2 miles from my house! Such an awesome location for me! So, a quick recap of the weekend. It … visits Cold Wars 2014

Posted on March 23rd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

28mm Union soldiers advance! All pictures taken by Stephen Huckaby. ACWGamer made  a trip to HMGS’s Cold Wars 2014 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  The event, held from  March 6-9, is one of the biggest historical miniature events in the United S…

Cold Wars 2014

Posted on March 10th, 2014 under . Posted by

Managed to get up to Cold Wars for a day of gaming. Played two fun scenarios and tried to snap as many pics between as I could. Photos after the jump.Zombie ApocalypseAfter picking up some supplies from the vendor hall I was able to claim a spot in a Z…

Arcanicon is in the book: Con Review

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

It seems like forever since I posted. I’ve been meaning to, but most of the things I am working on these days are “Secret Projects.” And teasing you, my readers, for a long time is something I can’t do. I have to bring something to the table. Something…

Tactica 2014

Posted on February 24th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

One of the yearly wargaming highlights is the Tactica convention in Hamburg. Combined with meeting friends who live there this makes for a great weekend.The TablesIf you are a regular at wargaming shows it gets increasingly hard to be impressed by the …

General Update: Blurbs, Free RPG Day, Pulp, Legacies, Gencon, Origins

Posted on January 29th, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

JP, why haven’t you been updating your blog? You keep asking yourself. Well that’s a good question. And one for which I have a number reasons. The first was as a sign of respect for Carla’s passing. I did not feel like writing and felt for my good fri…

[Rant] NeonCon I am so pissed off at you!

Posted on January 12th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

I happened upon this this week… NeonCon is coming back in 2014! After some three years’ absence, it is coming back. This con, which some saw as the “Gencon of the West” (after the death of GenCon West Coast), was always run as one of the big cons. K…

I am going to Winter Fantasy!

Posted on January 10th, 2014 under . Posted by

Well I have finally gotten myself a Winter Fantasy ticket! I waffled but then decided to do it. Fort Wayne is about four hours from here. This is the first time I’ve been since 2008, when 4e was being demoed. I will have been to a few Winter Fantasy an…

All about my Warfare 2013

Posted on November 18th, 2013 under . Posted by

Tim (madaxeman) and I had agreed for a pick-up on Saturday morning. So, at precisely 7.15AM, I saw him arriving down my street. I was already outside, in the cold, while my family was still comfortably asleep. Anyway. After 45min of driving along the M…

Grand Day Out

Posted on November 4th, 2013 under , . Posted by

Martin is trying to arrange a trip to Smoggycon after the club missed going as a group to any of the earlier ones…OK folks, its time to consider the annual club outing. We like to go to a big games show as a club at least once a year. Usually we go t…


Posted on October 28th, 2013 under , , . Posted by

Spent Sunday down in Leeds at the Fiasco show, organised by Leeds Wargamers. Held at the New Dock Hall opposite the Royal Armouries.A nice drive down despite the rain, as the roads were mostly free of traffic. Venue is a decent size for the event and w…

Tacticon in Denver: Love, Regrets and Legacies

Posted on August 29th, 2013 under , , . Posted by

This Thursday I am flying to Denver for Tacticon. I have attended every Tacticon since I arrived in Colorado back in ’05. The smallest of the two gaming con, I have a soft spot for it. It was the last convention I did as a triad for Living Greyhawk and…

JP at Gencon: Sunday, Pictures and Many Rants

Posted on August 26th, 2013 under , , , , . Posted by

This post is a conclusion of my own adventures at GenCon 2013. For the first part, follow this link. SundayI woke up still in the dark of night. I must’ve been really tired cuz I can honestly say that I slept pretty well. Up and about in a short inter…

JP at Gencon! Some rant, some awesome

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 under , , . Posted by

This past weekend was the first time I attended Gencon. Attending the Holy Grail of Gaming has always been something I wanted to do but that has been impossible for me to do – usually for monetary reasons. With my move to Kentucky however, Indianapoli…

Fandom Fest Post-Con Report

Posted on July 30th, 2013 under , , . Posted by

This past Friday and Saturday I attended Fandom Fest here in Louisville, KY. This was my first major event here and I really enjoyed myself. If you follow me on twitter (JPOnGaming), then you should already be privy to a lot of the content of this post…

Historicon 2013: Saturday

Posted on July 22nd, 2013 under . Posted by

Saturday was our big gaming day, with games scheduled from 9am until 11pm. Luckily they were all a blast. Check out monsters, mutants and an ironclad after the jump.

Dungeon Hack

We started the day in the HAWKS room with Dungeon Hack. Each player…

Historicon 2013: Friday

Posted on July 21st, 2013 under . Posted by

We had a whirlwind of gaming and I fell behind in my Historicon updates. Friday was good, a leisurely morning in the vendor hall, a fun Lord of the Rings game, and our first try at World War II naval action. There were also tons of great looking gam…

Historicon 2013: Thursday

Posted on July 19th, 2013 under . Posted by

Day one down, with lots more gaming to do. Before turning in I thought I’d throw the photos I managed to snag up on the web for those of you who are unable to attend. Check them out after the jump.

I played a pair of Rick Priestly inspired games to…

Historicon, Here I Come!

Posted on July 17th, 2013 under . Posted by

Everything is wrapped up at work, I’ve got my itinerary, shopping list and a wad of cash for the vendor hall. I’m all set for Historicon.

Last year I really enjoyed taking a rest from the multi hour set piece games with a few short demos to break up t…

JP at PaizoCon 2013: An extensive post-mortem, Part 3

Posted on July 16th, 2013 under , , , . Posted by

This is the third and final installment of my trip to PaizoCon. You can read part one and part two of the series on the blog. The Preview BanquetI have been quite vocal about not being overly excited about last year’s preview banquet. Not for any spec…

JP at PaizoCon 2013: An extensive post-mortem, Part 2

Posted on July 15th, 2013 under , , , , , . Posted by

This is a continuation of my trip to PaizoCon in long detail. You can find Part 1 here. The HotelLike most Marriott, the Seattle one is a nice hotel. It is comfortable, nice and – unlike the Denver Hotels – has a staircase right next to the elevator! J…

JP at PaizoCon 2013: An extensive post-mortem, Part 1

Posted on July 10th, 2013 under , , , , , . Posted by

This past weekend was PaizoCon at the Airport Marriott in Seattle. It was my third-straight year participating, my first as a non-Venture Officer for Pathfinder Society. I had not planned on being there originally. But LPJ sent me a ticket and I had to…

Gruntz at Valhalla Show

Posted on June 5th, 2013 under , , , , , . Posted by

I am putting on a Gruntz participation game with two terrain boards at the Valhalla show coming up on Sunday 16th June in Farnborough.

Valhalla is a great club show that has a good mix of traders, bring and buy and demo games. It opens at 10am an…

Historicon 2013: This Year’s Picks

Posted on May 22nd, 2013 under . Posted by

Martian skyships battling it out during Historicon 2012

It’s like Christmas morning! The PEL for Historicon 2013 was just posted, and my gaming buddies and I are making our short lists of the games we are hoping to get into. There are TONS of great…

My PaizoCon events have been turned in to LPJ

Posted on May 20th, 2013 under , , . Posted by

I have turned in my PaizoCon events for NeoExodus. This year, I am freed from having to do any Pathfinder Society, so I went “big”, offering three adventures. Two of those were already run at Denver events and other such games. Those two adventures, sh…