Posts Tagged ‘conventions’

My Q4 Conventions

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

I’ll be attending a number of events between now and the end of the year. If you’re in the are, I hope to see you there: (more…)

The Scorpion Queen

Saturday, January 24th, 2009

I’ll be attending Dungeons & Dragons Experience next week. (more…)

Convention Listings

Sunday, December 14th, 2008

The Convention Listings by Jenga site hasn’t been updated in some time. A pity, since I used to find it very useful.

I wish there was a current site like Jenga, a portal with information about geeky events I might like to go to. Such a site could have any number of features:

* the calendar
* press reports about each event
* search by location
* search by attending publishers
* search by event type
* search by all three? more?
* conventions could get the word out about their event
* publishers could look for con helpers
* media people could connect with publishers

Do you think such a portal would be useful? What would you like to be able to find / do on such a site?

Spacefest 2009

Monday, November 10th, 2008

I just got invited to Spacefest.

Where: San Diego
When: 19-22 FEB 2009

Has anyone been to this event before?

Emerald City Gamefest 2008

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

I will be at the Emerald City Gamefest next weekend. If you’re in Seattle, and free, drop by.

ECG Homepage:
Facebook link:
RPG Bomb link:

Wolfgang Baur (), publisher of Kobold Quarterly, will be running a game.

Dan from Fear the Boot will be there. He and I plan to record “something”…

I’m not sure if he’ll be there this year, but last year author Erik Scott de Bie () was also running a game.

Ziggurat Con 2

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

I recently received an email from David Amberson about Ziggurat Con 2, which will be held in Iraq next summer. I’m sure many of the industry folk who read my LJ have also received the same email. In fact, I recognized some of the names on the list of people who are already supporting the event.

I was in Iraq, on my second tour, during the first ZCon. Unfortunately, I could not attend. (For some reason, some people just didn’t understand that sometimes dice rolling is more important than gun running!) I missed three full years of conventions to the desert, and wasn’t happy about it. I couldn’t go to the last ZCon, so I’m ecstatic at the prospect of support it this time.

If you are supporting ZCon, in any way, I want to thank you. Soldiers are rampant gamers and have more geek-fu per capita than any other group of people I know. I received two boxes from my FLGS last year, and you would have thought the rapture was upon us. All my guys exploded in enthusiasm. Maybe gaming is how we tune out in our copious free time? I don’t know. I do know that we loved to game at every opportunity. And I know we hungered for anything new with which to do it.

So if you are thinking about supporting the next ZCon, you have my thanks. If you plan to attend, I hope to see you there.

Hobby Gaming Conventions

Saturday, May 31st, 2008

I added all the gaming conventions on my list to a Google Calendar.

By the way, if you are a convention organizer, and you don’t see your event on this calendar, let me know.

2008 Conventions

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I’ve been making a list of conventions for 2008. It seems a shame to keep the list to myself, though. If you have any to add, let me know.

Start Stop Con Town State
2/14/2008 2/17/2008 CapriCon Arlington Heights Illinois
2/14/2008 2/17/2008 Genghis Con Denver Colorado
2/15/2008 2/17/2008 RadCon Pasco Washington
2/15/2008 2/18/2008 Strategicon: Orccon Los Angeles California
2/22/2008 2/24/2008 WonderCon San Francisco California
2/22/2008 2/24/2008 SheVaCon Roanoke Virginia
2/29/2008 3/2/2008 Potlatch Seattle Washington
3/6/2008 3/9/2008 Left Coast Crime Denver Colorado
3/7/2008 3/8/2008 Megacon Orlando Florida
3/8/2008 3/8/2008 Fear the Con St Louis Missouri
3/14/2008 3/16/2008 Millennicon Cincinnati Ohio
3/14/2008 3/16/2008 Wizard World Los Angeles California
3/14/2008 3/16/2008 Arcon Oswego New York
3/14/2008 3/16/2008 Stellarcon High Point North Carolina
3/14/2008 3/16/2008 Princecon Princeton New Jersey
3/20/2008 3/23/2008 Norwescon SeaTac Washington
3/21/2008 3/23/2008 Anime Boston Boston Massachusetts
3/27/2008 3/30/2008 ConnCon Stamford Connecticut
3/27/2008 3/30/2008 SimCon Rochester New York
3/28/2008 3/30/2008 GameStorm Vancouver Washington
3/29/2008 3/30/2008 Ghengis Con II Princeton Illinois
4/4/2008 4/6/2008 I-Con Stony Brook New York
4/4/2008 4/6/2008 Roundcon Columbia South Carolina
4/11/2008 4/13/2008 CoastCon Biloxi Mississippi
4/11/2008 4/13/2008 UBCon Buffalo New York
4/18/2008 4/20/2008 NY ComicCon New York New York
4/20/2008 4/23/2008 GAMA Trade Show Las Vegas Nevada
4/25/2008 4/27/2008 Gen Con France Montreuil France
4/25/2008 4/27/2008 RavenCon Richmond Virginia
5/2/2008 5/4/2008 DemiCon Des Moines Iowa
5/10/2008 5/11/2008 Emerald City ComiCon Seattle Washington
5/16/2008 5/18/2008 CanGames Ottawa Canada
5/23/2008 5/25/2008 MarCon Columbus Ohio
5/23/2008 5/26/2008 Balticon Hunt Valley Maryland
5/23/2008 5/26/2008 KublaCon Burlingame California
5/23/2008 5/26/2008 Strategicon: Gamex Los Angeles California
5/30/2008 6/1/2008 A-Kon Dallas Texas
5/30/2008 6/1/2008 DieCon Collinsville Illinois
5/30/2008 6/1/2008 Wizard World Philadelphia Pennsylvania
5/30/2008 6/1/2008 Concarolinas Charlotte North Carolina
6/6/2008 6/8/2008 SoonerCon Oklahoma City Oklahoma
6/13/2008 6/15/2008 DucKon Naperville Illinois
6/26/2008 6/29/2008 Origins Game Fair Columbus Ohio
6/26/2008 6/28/2008 Wizard World Chicago Illinois
7/3/2008 7/6/2008 Westercon Las Vegas Nevada
7/3/2008 7/6/2008 Gen Con Australia Brisbane Queensland
7/4/2008 7/6/2008 InConJunction Indianapolis Indiana
7/16/2008 7/20/2008 DexCon East Brunswick New Jersey
7/24/2008 7/27/2008 Comic-Con International: San Diego San Diego California
8/1/2008 8/3/2008 ConnectiCon Hartford Connecticut
8/6/2008 8/10/2008 Denvention: World Science Fiction Convention Denver Colorado
8/14/2008 8/17/2008 Gen Con Indy Indianapolis Indiana
8/28/2008 8/31/2008 Gen Con UK Berkshire England
8/29/2008 9/1/2008 Strategicon: Gateway Los Angeles California
8/29/2008 9/1/2008 Dragon Con Altanta Georgia
9/26/2008 9/28/2008 ConText Columbus Ohio
10/10/2008 10/12/2008 FaerieCon Philadelphia Pennsylvania
10/24/2008 10/26/2008 MileHiCon Denver Colorado
11/1/2008 11/2/2008 APE (Alternative Press Expo) San Francisco California
11/7/2008 11/9/2008 MACE High Point North Carolina
11/14/2008 11/16/2008 WindyCon Lombard Illinois
11/21/2008 11/23/2008 OryCon Portland Oregon


Saturday, January 26th, 2008

Let’s talk about conventions… If you would, answer the following questions for me.

(1) What conventions are in your area, what size are they, and do they have gaming? You can define “your area” any way you like.

(2) What conventions are you going to this year?

Emeral City Gamefest

Saturday, November 17th, 2007

I wanted to take the time to thank the organizers of the Emerald City Gamefest for their great event this year. Third Place Books, where it was held, turned out to be a great venue. The people were cordial and fun to be around. Most importantly, the gaming was great!

I spent the lion’s share of my time assuming the identity of Veelus (Male kobold Cleric 4), in ‘s “One Night in Zobeck” game. Wolfgang’s scenario was challenging in parts, yet filled with opportunities for light-hearted fun at every turn. I’m not sure if that’s how it was designed, but that’s how it turned out. Of course, our party of diminutive reptiles succeeded in evading some pretty hairy encounters! You’ll all be shocked to learn that, while there were ghouls in the adventure, we never had to confront them. Phew!

My sister, Erin, was gracious enough to spend some time handing out fliers for Kobold Quarterly, and I was pleased to see the dice we’ll be offering as a promotion for new subscribers in the near future. They’re gorgeous!

I got a chance to finally meet , who was running “A Song of Ice and Fire.” We didn’t have long to chat, but he seemed like a nice guy. I also got a chance to chat with , which I’ve been meaning to do for months. Another great guy whom I wish lived closer to me, so I could see more often.

“Brengan,” “Eleo” (Ann), and “Lothas” (Rob)… it was great gaming with you. I hope you’ll keep in touch!