Posts Tagged ‘Convention’

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…

REVIEW – Privateer Press Lock & Load 2014…

Posted on June 13th, 2014 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

  A perfect storm of situations made it possible for me to attend Lock & Load 2014 this year. I was super excited since it’s been a couple years and was curious about the new location. I flew in a … Continue reading

New Game Releases for Gen Con 2014

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

Everyone knows that if you want to find the biggest game releases of the year, you have to head over to the annual Essen Speil in Germany. But for those of us that can’t afford to jetset across the world, then the annual Gen Con game convention i…

Origins and Gencon Events are live!

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

Finally, you can register for Legacies events at both Origins and GenCon are now available! You can search both sites for events called “Legacies”. There are no Legacies events on Saturday (and none on Sunday at Origins). Personally, I will be playing …

ClearHorizon Miniatures will be at Gamex (Hilton LAX) this Weekend!

Posted on May 19th, 2014 under , , . Posted by

By HaroldGamex Convention at the Hilton LAX Memorial Day Weekend is coming up! ( )ClearHorizon Miniatures will be there all weekend with our full range, AND we’ll have new releases that you won’t be able to get until a couple weeks afte…

Iron Crown Enterprises at conventions

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

  With the launch of The Order of the Iron Crown last month, GMs can now earn rewards as a member of the Order for running games at local game stores and conventions. These points can then be exchanged for … Continue reading

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…