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…)
Posts Tagged ‘conventions’
I’ll be attending Dungeons & Dragons Experience next week. (more…)
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?
I just got invited to Spacefest.
Where: San Diego
When: 19-22 FEB 2009
Has anyone been to this event before?
I will be at the Emerald City Gamefest next weekend. If you’re in Seattle, and free, drop by.
ECG Homepage: http://www.emeraldcitygamefest.org/
Facebook link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=32491269635
RPG Bomb link: http://rpgbomb.com/event/view/id_86/title_emerald-city-gamefest/
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.
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.
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.
|2/15/2008||2/18/2008||Strategicon: Orccon||Los Angeles||California|
|3/6/2008||3/9/2008||Left Coast Crime||Denver||Colorado|
|3/8/2008||3/8/2008||Fear the Con||St Louis||Missouri|
|3/14/2008||3/16/2008||Wizard World||Los Angeles||California|
|3/14/2008||3/16/2008||Stellarcon||High Point||North Carolina|
|3/29/2008||3/30/2008||Ghengis Con II||Princeton||Illinois|
|4/4/2008||4/6/2008||I-Con||Stony Brook||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|
|5/10/2008||5/11/2008||Emerald City ComiCon||Seattle||Washington|
|5/23/2008||5/26/2008||Strategicon: Gamex||Los Angeles||California|
|6/26/2008||6/29/2008||Origins Game Fair||Columbus||Ohio|
|7/3/2008||7/6/2008||Gen Con Australia||Brisbane||Queensland|
|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|
|8/6/2008||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|
|11/1/2008||11/2/2008||APE (Alternative Press Expo)||San Francisco||California|
|11/7/2008||11/9/2008||MACE||High Point||North Carolina|
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?
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
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
“Brengan,” “Eleo” (Ann), and “Lothas” (Rob)… it was great gaming with you. I hope you’ll keep in touch!