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Council of Five Nations 41 Online Registration is Open

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The Schenectady Wargamers Association is pleased to announce that our pre-reg booklet for the 41st Council of Five Nations, our annual three-day gaming convention, is available online.

You can find the PDF of the pre-reg booklet at http://www.swa-gaming.org/files/Council41PreReg.pdf. The online pre-registration form can be found at http://www.swa-gaming.org/council-online-registration. For those who don't like sending payment through the internet, we have the option of registering online and mailing us a check.

Council of Five Nations 41 is being held Friday October 5 through Sunday October 7 at Proctor's in Schenectady. Pre-reg will close at midnight on Saturday, September 29. We look forward to seeing you at Council this year!


TotalCon Pre-Registration is now Open

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TotalCon 27 co-sponsored by Eagle/Gryphon Games and Your Move Games.
February 21-24, 2013
Hosted by the Holiday Inn of Mansfield, MA (in the suburbs of Boston)

Highlights:
  • The return of Frank Mentzer and Tim Kask! Their new company, Eldritch Enterprises will be in the vendor hall offering their just released products! 
  • The Dice Tower Network returns with Tom Vasel, Eric Summerer and sevearl Dice Tower Network Podcasters.
  • Also returning: IRON GM Regional Championship
  • Catan North American Championship Pre-Qualifier.
  • The RKO Army will return with live performances. 
  • Panels will be offered with movie premiers too!
  • NEW: BattleGround Fantasy Warfare Championship
  • 40k NOVA Invitational.
In addition, we have a growing number of industry guests and hundreds of event choices featuring new and returning favorites.  There are too many great things to list!! Check it all out at http://www.totalcon.com/

BE THERE!!

Pre-Registration for Huzzah! 2012 is Now Open

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Hi Folks,

I wanted to pass on this update about Huzzah!

Just want to send out an update that pre-registration for Huzzah! 2012 is now open! Huzzah! has become one of New England's premier historical miniature wargaming conventions and the 2012 convention is being held the weekend of May 4th, 5th and 6th. With over 70 games and tournaments scheduled for the weekend the time to act is now! Please visit the registration site to sign up for the games you want to play before they all fill up.

Register: http://huzzahcon.com/registration/

Game List: http://huzzahcon.com/registration/event_list.php

Games and Speakers
With over 70 events scheduled for the weekend, a terrific lineup of historical miniatures, board games, and tournaments.

Accommodations
The event hotel, Fireside Inn and Suites, is nearing capacity for room reservations so if you want to have the convenience of parking the car when you arrive and staying onsite, call them to make arrangements before its too late. The special room rate of $69 will be ending soon. Mention Huzzah! when you call to obtain the discounted rate. If you prefer to play live action Frogger crossing the street, there is a Super 8 and Motel 6 with lower rates.

Other Events
· Ancients gaming has expanded for Huzzah! 2012 and begins Friday with a Basic Impetus tournament, and we have a Warrior Ancients Tournament all day on Saturday.
· The Flames of War tournament is now all weekend long. Gordon of Adler Hobbies has been working on the terrain and the rules and it looks like a cool twist on the usual tournament format.
· The MHWA club invitational game is A Boxer Summer, which will run on Saturday night. Join us for an exciting recreation of the Siege of the Legations in Peking during that hot, dusty summer of 1900. This game will feature a wonderful recreation of the various legations; the prototype of which can be viewed on our website. This will be a great game, lots of fun!
· MHWA is excited to share that Gordon of Adler Hobbies will be running a Tabletop Terrain contest at Huzzah! 2012. This is a fun way to promote and reward game masters who put so much time and energy, and money, into their tabletops!
· Over 70 games in the PEL, you can check them out here

Vendors
We have assembled a terrific group of vendors offering attendees a wide variety of miniatures, terrain, books, rules, painting services, and much more. If you can stay with us long enough to game, you should at least visit with us and shop with the vendors!

Ticket Auction
Dozens of awesome prizes will be won by lucky bidders at our ticket auction this year. "Five gets you Ten" is what we say. $5 gets you ten tickets, which you can distribute into the baskets of the prizes you wish to win. Many of the prizes will be drawn for just between game sessions, but some prizes will run all weekend. Bid as often as you like up to the time of drawing. Proceeds help the MHWA pay for Huzzah!, with the balance of the proceeds going to our club effort to start student gaming clubs.

Huzzah! Helm
This lobster pot style helmet, donated by Richard Claydon of Boston Trained Bands, is truly cool, and one club will take it home to hold for a year. The New England club earning the most points (registered attendees, game masters, distance to club location, painting contest winners, and "best of" winners) will have their name and the year engraved on the helmet, and hold it until next year's convention. Learn more about the Huzzah! Helm .

Flea Market
Sunday we will host the flea market and registered attendees are welcome to bring their figs, games, etc to buy, sell and swap. All attendees are welcome to shop.

More, more, more!
I have to wrap this up or I'd keep typing. Huzzah! is going to offer a terrific weekend of gaming. Please, plan to join us for a day, or for the weekend. Support the historical wargaming industry in New England. Bring new people into the hobby. Visit with old friends, and make new ones. Join us for Huzzah!

Registrations will be accepted at the door, but why wait? Get yourself into the games you want to play before the games are full.

Thanks,

Andre Kruppa
Huzzah! Historical Wargaming Convention for New England
May 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2012
Portland, Maine
http://www.huzzahcon.com


HAVOC! Registration

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This Sunday (3/18) is your last chance to pre-register for the Havoc! Miniatures convention. We have 77 events scheduled from Friday night through Sunday ranging from ancients to the distant future. So hop on the website and pre-register for the games you want to get in. Don't let your favorite events get away this year!

http://havoc.battlegroupboston.org/

Reminder: This year we also have a consignment store. Pre-register your items, print out tags and attach to the item. We'll sell them for you so you can earn money while you play in events.

For additional details visit this page:

http://havoc.battlegroupboston.org/consignment.php

P.S. This year we'll have the ability to accept Credit Cards (unfortunately not Debit Cards), so don't let a minor cash-flow problem stop you from attending the convention!

Bruce Carson

Havoc Coordinator

Email: bcarson /at/ asgoth.com


Spring Meltdown, April 21st

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On April 21st, the Green Mountain Gamers' traveling game days return to Lyndonville for Spring Meltdown 2012. It's a whole day of tabletop gaming in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

In addition to the usual riot of pick-up games, Dark Tower Gaming from St. Johnsbury will host sealed deck and standard constructed deck Magic tournaments. Dark Tower will be vending Magic cards, and Triple Play is coming up from West Lebanon to hawk other tabletop games.

For more information about Spring Meltdown and future Green Mountain Game Days, visit
http://www.greenmountaingamers.com/green-mountain-game-days/spring-meltd...

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Green Mountain Gamers, bringing Vermont gamers to the table:
http://www.greenmountaingamers.com

Check out Held Action, the blog about Vermont and tabletop gaming:
http://www.heldaction.com


TotalCon XXVI - February 23-26, 2012

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TotalCon XXVI is being held Feb 23-26, 2012 at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA.

This year we are pleased to offer:
 
Settlers of Catan World Championship Pre-Qualifier (Friday and Saturday);
Winners of the North American Catan Championship Pre-Qualifier get trips to compete at GenCon!

Industry Guests:
Frank Mentzer, Tim Kask, Tom Vasel, Eric Summerer, Mark Edwards, Peter Bryant, Jay Libby, James Carpio, Andre Kruppa, Brad Younie, Gary Astleford, And Ben Gerber

Pathfinder Role-Playing events hosted by Pathfinder New England Group;
RPGA/Living Forgotten Realms;
TC Realms role-playing events;
IRON GM: Winners of the IRON GM get trips to compete at GenCon!
TC's Circvs Maximvs played at lego scale;
 
Special Appearance:
RKO Army presenting live shows: Rocky Horror, Repo: The Genetic Opera, Dr. Horrible Sing-a-Long Blog, and Buffy, the Musicial

Plus Screenings including:
Going Cardboard: A Board Game Documenatry

Young Player Clay Wars Tournament;
40k events
Open gaming with the on-site board game library
Open video gaming
Exhibit Hall, and more!!
 
Full details and prereg available at www.totalcon.com/Registration  Prereg is just $30 for 4 full days of gaming fun or $10 per day plus ticket fees. 
Mail-in Group Discounts of $5 off full w/e registrations per person when 5 or more regs together in same envelope! 
 
Gaming Like There's No Tomorrow
 
TotalCon...bringing the best in gaming to the heart of New England


Winter Weirdness Game Day, January 14th in Barre, VT

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Green Mountain Gamers' winter game day seems like it's just around the corner, so we're gearing up and getting a lot of fun games together, as the recent update will attest:
http://www.greenmountaingamers.com/2011/11/winter-weirdness-2012-on-the-horizon/

Winter Weirdness is a full day of open gaming, free for everyone to attend, though we certainly appreciate donations to help cover the costs of hosting the festivities. For the complete skinny on Winter Weirdness, visit:
http://www.greenmountaingamers.com/green-mountain-game-days/winter-weirdness/


Carnage No-Ship Math Trade

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For those of you joining us for Carnage in Wonderland this year ( www.carnagecon.com/ ),
the Carnage no-ship math trade geeklist is now active:

http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/73369/the-curiouser-and-curiouser-carnage-math-trade-a-n

Post games and spread the word!


Call for GMs: POINTCON XXXIV (Apr 9, 2011)

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Supporters of POINTCON:

POINTCON will be April 9th this year. We hope you can attend once more. We are also looking for GMs to run events.  Our website, pointcon.org,  now has this year's date listed. It looks like John and I will be Cold Wars this year. At least that is the plan.

I hope all is well. As usual tell all your friends about POINTCON. They can e-mail me at srwaddell /at/ hvc.rr.com if they have any questions.

Thanks for the support.

Prof. Steve Waddell

TotalCon 25: Events on-line, pre-reg has begun!

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This year, TotalCon is celebrating 25 years of gaming in our community.  For those who have never been, this is the year to visit. For those who have not been in a while, this is the year to come back!! Events have been listed on-line and pre-registration(mail-in, on-line pending) has begun.

There are events and Guests that are coming that have never been in our area before!

TOTALCON 25 FEB 24-27, 2011 at the Holiday Inn in Mansfield, MA (free parking, T into Mansfield Station w/free shuttle service for registered hotel guests) right off rt 95 (exit 7a) www.totalcon.com

Highlights:
Frank Mentzer and Tim Kask (some of the orginial remaining TSR, Inc partners with Gary Gygax) coming in to sponsor a special OLD SCHOOL RPG area! Over 25 old school games offered plus a special meet-n-greet with them on Friday afternoon!

INDUSTRY GUESTS: Mark Edwards, Andre Kruppa, Jay Libby, Brad Younie, Jeff Talanian, James "Dregg" Carpio, Ben Gerber, Don Higgins, Rone Barton, Lou Argesta, Peter "Blix" Bryant, Ethan Gilsdorf, Frank Mentzer,Tim Kask, Tom Vasel, Eric Summerer, and Jim Reed

IRON GM SEMI-REGIONAL COMPETITION: GMs and Players get three indregidents to create scenario's and characters in one hour then settle in for 4 hours of role-playing madness. All participants get chances to win prizes. Players get to judge the GMs and the Winning GM wins a trip to GenCon 2011 to represent New England for the national title!! Space is limited, register early!!

THE DICE TOWER: Nationally known boardgaming podcast with hosts Tom Vasel, Eric Summerer, and Jim Reed will be on hand running events, tournaments, and doing a podcast from TotalCon 25!

GAME PANELS: Learn about game designing, creating scenario's and more from the best in the industry hosted by Peter Blix Bryant and friends plus SPECIAL Bonus: Come see his LIVE TRIC-TRAC podcast.

FLAMES OF WAR NATIONAL QUALIFIER, GIANT MONSTER SMASH, NE REGIONAL CAR WARS CHAMPIONSHIP, CLASSIC BATTLETECH, TC CIRCVS MAXIMVS AND MORE!

MOVIE PREMIER!! Ninja Zombies from local movie producers :)

NORTH AMERICAN CATAN CHAMPIONSHIP: Win a trip to GenCon 2011 for a 1 of only 32 seats for the North American Catan Championship. Winner of NACC
gets a free trip to the Worlds in 2012.

Full RPGA and Pathfinder areas, both with Battle Interactives!

Over 400 events, 17 Industry Guests running events, dealer hall, exhibitors, and more await you. Check it all out www.totalcon.com
Come join the fun!

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