Posts Tagged ‘Conventions’

Adepticon 2017

Posted on March 28th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

I got back from Adepticon yesterday, after a bit of flying, training and hoofing it up a hill with boxes of swag in tow. It was a good time for the most part. Plenty of games, excellent tacos and horchata (it’s near the old venue, but we always head ou…

Town Planning

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

With the painting challenge done and dusted I can now turn my attention to some other projects. One that needed to be done involved a bit of town planning for my Demo game that I’ll be putting on in June at Broadside. I have a lot of buildings to make …

5 Convention Pet Peeves – Wargaming Recon #179

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

You know what really grinds my gears? What gears you ask? Well the GEARS OF WAR(gaming conventions). Join Jonathan today as he vents his mind in regards to what can improve our beloved gaming cons. The longest-running tabletop wargaming podcast on the planet   1 – Unnecessarily Difficult Experiences It… Read More»

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Trumpeter Salute 2017 This Friday!

Posted on March 26th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Bit quiet around here but I’ve been busy painting up a storm for my Trumpeter Salute 2017 game! “The Faithful of Dagon” will feature several competing sects of fishmen, some human cultists, and various other factions all competing to recover things Man Was Not Meant To Know, all powered by the Pulp Alley rules. Look … Continue reading Trumpeter Salute 2017 This Friday!

Cold Wars 2017, a minor pilgrimage

Posted on March 23rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Hurray!  Once again the sun dawns on a trip to an exotic faraway location where I can play toy soldiers all weekend long.  As happens this time in March, The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society held their annual SPRING convention, namely, … Continue reading

Another Skirmish in Sidcup

Posted on March 19th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Skirmish is a small show but it always seems to attract my attention and if possible I try to make it across the river to Sidcup to attend. There is more of a Toy Soldier element to this event but that means there are different traders and a bit of var…

TotalCon 2017: Wargaming Recon #178

Posted on March 13th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Adrian Benson and Jonathan chew the fat about TotalCon 2017 in the first ever Wargaming Recon live show at the con. As a side note from the show note monkey, I’m jealous! The longest-running tabletop wargaming podcast on the planet The Hotel Just to clarify it wasn’t the Bates Motel, it… Read More»

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Emerald City Comicon 2017

Posted on March 10th, 2017 under . Posted by

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On Sunday, my daughter and I took another trip into Seattle to attend Emerald City Comicon. This was our second time attending ECCC. This year it was held a month earlier and the signing booths and photo opportunities were moved to the Sheraton, allowing for more exhibits and artist alley space.

The biggest change from last year was that Rey from Star Wars was replaced by Eleven (from Stranger Things) as the most cosplayed character .  In fact, the highlight of the day was my daughter’s photo with Millie Bobby Brown – Eleven from Stranger Things.

I caught a glance at a number of celebrities at the signing booths:
  • Anna Silk (Bo from Lost Girl),
  • Gates McFadden (Beverly Crusher from ST:TNG),
  • Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones… and Aquaman), and
  • many others, such as Stan Lee, Evangeline Lilly, Alice Cooper, and even Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies….

I was standing right next to Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) – in his scooter – on the main floor.  Vincent D’Onofrio (Wilson Fisk / Kingpin of Daredevil) passed right by me as he entered the photo area – it was fun to hear his interactions with his conventions escorts – very gentlemanly persona.

Comic Con Brussels 2017

Posted on February 26th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

And so the winterstop is officially over, as I went off to the first convention of the year!  Comic Con Brussels was the destination, held in Tour and Taxis for it’s second edition, and what a great show it was!Now, I have to appologise for t…

Cavalier Wargames Show 2017

Posted on February 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Phew, we’ve made it through a long desolate empty winter to the first wargames show of the year, and for Posties Rejects that means Cavalier at Tonbridge in Kent. This is a relatively modest sized event but we never fail to enjoy the selection of Trade…

DundraCon 2017 Convention Report

Posted on February 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Another DundraCon has come and gone.  I had a blast at this convention … with lots more on this in a moment, but first to quickly address my lack of posts in the last month …My horrible lack of posting to the blog here has been primarily becau…