Posts Tagged ‘Conventions’

Ending Demo Game Anonymity

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

Way back in 2009 I wrote a post for this Blog about demo tables at shows and in particular the lack of information for visitors and sometimes the lack of interaction between exhibitors and show attendees. Since then I have had the pleasure of…

SELWG Loot

Posted on October 15th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

Following on from yesterdays pictures from SELWG I guess I’d better post a picture of my purchases from the show. After all everyone else has! I didn’t spend a lot this year but I was determined to be disciplined in my spending and went with a very det…

BLAM 2014 – The Photo Album (100+ Pictures)

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , . Posted by

 For the past nine months I have had the pleasure of organising BLAM…British Lead Adventurer Meet. Each year a group of like-minded wargamers who frequent the Lead Adventure Forum descend on a particular location for three days of games, topical…

SELWG 2014 – Photos

Posted on October 14th, 2014 under , , , , , . Posted by

On Sunday I joined four other members of Posties Rejects for the SELWG show at Crystal Palace. This is probably my favourite show of the year and has a special place in my heart because it was at SELWG in 2010 that I met up with Ray, Fran and Postie fo…

Blasting Good Offer

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

15% Off This Weekend from 15mm.co.ukThis Saturday the long anticipated wargame show Blast-Tastic is happening in Bristol in the UK. The show is a new venture specialising in science fiction wargaming mainly in the 15mm scale. We had planned to attend t…

A little Skirmish

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

I made a flying visit to the Skirmish Toy Soldier Show in Sidcup on Sunday morning and I dragged my long suffering wife (‘The Wargaming Widow’) along with me. My youngest daughter was away for a Girls Brigade camp weekend and my eldest had other plans …

CelestiCon 2014 Report

Posted on September 1st, 2014 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Well, another CelestiCon has come and gone for me and I must say each year it keeps getting better and better.  A special thanks to Roy Scaife, John Lantz, Dan Kerrick, Les Marshall and Wade Shows for making my con going experiences always a fun t…

Brick Mania Limburg 2014

Posted on August 31st, 2014 under , , , , . Posted by

Friday afternoon and me, the GF and the Smurf are leaving for a end of school holiday weekend to a Center Parcs resort.  The plan is to spend two days of no stress, then on the way back drop by at the Brick Mania Lego event in Helchteren, Limburg,…

Comic-Con San Diego 2014

Posted on July 25th, 2014 under . Posted by

Friends of mine are at one of the biggest conventions at San Diego at present. With 130,000+ in attendance each year for the last few years, we’re really in a golden age of geeking around the world at present. I read that the 4 day convention is expect…

Lego San Diego Comic Con exclusives

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

It`s the famous SDCC this weekend, one of the biggest event in geek-dom of the year, and unfortunatly, it`s in the States…On this convention, a lot of announcements are expected to be made, like the new Hobbit movie (LOVE that poster), some tips on M…

Alfresco Wargaming

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

With my current gaming mates focussing on other things at the moment it was great to receive an invitation to visit Damas (of Lead Adventure Fame) at his new house down in deepest Sussex. Originally this had been signposted up as a mini-blam but in t…

The Convention Experience is Live on Kickstarter

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

I am proud to announce that our Kickstarter project is live!  The project is all about what it means to attend a convention on a media level as well as an attendee.  Which is really pretty loaded.  But it is really so much more than those simple words.  The project reflects who we are at [...]

Broadside 2014

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

On Sunday several members of Posties Rejects converged on Sittingbourne for the Broadside Wargames Show hosted by the Milton Hundred Wargames Club. We put on a smaller display game this year but it was a great success…we won “Best in Show” for our &n…

Operation Overlord: D-Day

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

Today is the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy, Northern France on the 6th June 1944. Operation Overlord was described, for good reason, as the greatest seaborne invasion of all time. Dwight D. Eisenhower lead over 156,00 men in the as…

Meet the Rejects at Broadside

Posted on June 4th, 2014 under . Posted by

Posties Rejects will be running a small game at this years Broadside wargames show in Sittingborne on Sunday. Due to space restrictions the table we have to play on is a lot smaller than we have had in the past. Postie has therefore opted to run a 15mm…

Gen Con 2014 Most Anticipated Games

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

Gen Con is of course the longest running and biggest board game convention in the United States. It takes place over four days (August 14-17) in Indianapolis, Indiana and features a slew of U.S. publishers who are selling and demoing new and unreleased games. BGG user W. Eric Martin just released a list of games …

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KublaCon 2014 Convention Report

Posted on May 28th, 2014 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello all,Well I must say that my KublaCon weekend was one of the best in many years.  I gamed my butt off and had a great turnout for my games.  I was all packed up and ready to go early Friday morning and after catching some breakfast with …

What am I running at OSWARP?

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

For those of you who are planning on running games at the first-ever OSWARP old-school gaming convention, in Morristown, NJ over the 4th of July weekend, you should get off your duff and submit your game proposals, because the deadline is looming (June…

5 Tips to Turn OFF a Potential Wargamer – Wargaming Recon #114

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

5 Tips to Turn OFF a Potential Wargamer It isn’t easy to run a good demo game, participation game, or event at a gaming convention. This episode shares 5 tips to AVOID…unless you want to turn off a would be wargamer. Just kidding! When list…

Posties Rejects at Broadside

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

A quick flurry of emails yesterday have confirmed that Posties Rejects will be putting on a game at this years Broadside Wargames show in Sittingbourne. I had heard that there were space issues this year because they couldn’t book the second hall, so I…

Antwerp Convention 2014 – picture report

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

Tomsche

Today it was time for the yearly convention nearly in my backgarden, the smaller anime and sci-fi convention of FACTS.Well, they started with a second hall this year, and promotion was up compared to the previous 3 editions, so would there be more peop…

Tomorrow it`s Antwerp Convention…

Posted on April 26th, 2014 under . Posted by

Tomsche

… so that means an early rise, pick up one of the nephews and indulge in a day of utter geekiness.And of course, that all will be armed with a short list of my Holy Grail, as well as the pick ups of Archonia, from a trade through the Facebook  g…

OSWARP is looking for game masters!

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

Hey all! I wanted to throw out a reminder that registration for OSWARP (and DexCon, the parent convention) is now open. OSWARP is the Old School Wargame and Role Playing convention, to be held in Morristown New Jersey on July 4-5.We’re looking for you …

Going a-Viking! Part 2

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

Herrodadog

Upcoming battle royal and rumble that Mikey and I were getting ready for at OwlCon 2014 held in Rice University, in Houston. That meant getting new units painted to supplement my existing Huscarls as well as getting Mikey’s long ship out of mothballs, …

Salute 2014 – pictures

Posted on April 12th, 2014 under . Posted by

Salute 2014 – Ill let the pictures do the talkingGreat day heres to 2015…  Mrs Shed was really keen to follow me…