Posts Tagged ‘Convention’

Farewell to a stalwart: the passing of Jay Hadley

Posted on January 14th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Some thoughts about the passing of Jay Hadley, stalwart organizer and fundraiser, and early pioneer of HMGS (Historical Miniatures Gaming Society). Continue reading

Director’s Briefing – January 2015

Posted on January 10th, 2015 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Welcome to 2015   Happy New Year to everyone   Welcome to the forty-third Briefing and the first scheduled Briefing for 2015. My reading this holiday season was the Void space opera (The Dreaming Void, The Temporal Void, and … Continue reading

Director’s Briefing – December 2014

Posted on December 11th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Welcome to the forty-second Briefing and the twelfth scheduled Briefing for 2014. Christmas and the holiday season are nearly upon us, and the final instalment of The Hobbit movies in the form of “The Battle of the Five Armies” … Continue reading

Dragonmeet Round-up

Posted on December 9th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

What a day it was at this year’s Dragonmeet! Let me start by saying a huge thanks to everyone involved in running the convention and everyone who attended and took the time to come and see us, talk to us … Continue reading

Dragonmeet here I come!

Posted on December 4th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  As I’m sure you all know by now (I’ve been talking about it for the past few months), this weekend some of the Iron Crown Enterprises team (including myself) will be heading off to Dragonmeet at the Ibis hotel … Continue reading

Fall-IN! 2014, another gripping AAR

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

In which the author provides another gripping, edge of your seat narrative of the events surrounding Fall-IN! 2014! You will be astounded! Or maybe not, who can tell. Continue reading

Road Trip Fall-IN! 2014! and *last* Guidebook Update

Posted on November 7th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Road Trip to FALL IN! and the last Guidebook Update. Continue reading

Iron Crown Enterprises Newsletter – October 2014

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

  To receive this monthly newsletter direct to your inbox, sign up to our MAILING LIST now.   Apologies for the slight delay in releasing this month’s Iron Crown Enterprises Newsletter. I am currently in the throes of a terrible … Continue reading

Guidebook for FALL IN! 2014.. available

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

This is just a quick note to inform everyone that the GUIDEBOOK app for FALL-IN! 2014 is up and running (and has been). The events are accurate as of the published PEL listing. I will add more before the convention. … Continue reading

Director’s Briefing – October 2014

Posted on October 2nd, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  Welcome to the fortieth Briefing and the tenth scheduled Briefing for 2014, and straight to new releases.   ERA for Rolemaster   For a number of months, Maximiliano Tabacman has been running playtests of his excellent character management software … Continue reading

The Imaginareum: Retrospective, Part 2

Posted on September 25th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Now with WHAT I’ve done, is time to review and go over the good, the bad, and the easily fixed. The good is what the con did well. The bad is what really should improve. And the Easily Fixed describes well… what is easy to fix. The Good – The Venue…

The Imaginareum: Retrospective, Part 1

Posted on September 24th, 2014 under . Posted by

The Imaginareum is over. A new convention has seen the light of day here in Louisville and FridayI arrived a few hours before my first panel and I decided to scope out the place. I parked on the wrong side of the Crowne Plaza Airport, conveniently lo…

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 …