Events

By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 28th, 2017
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We’re already about to head into a new month. April is just about here, and with it, more gaming conventions are happening all over the world. If you’re going to be in South Africa, particularly Johannesburg, from April 7th to the 9th, you might just want to stop by Icon By The Sea....
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In Contest
Mar 26th, 2017
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Adepticon has many fine tournaments and contests that take place over the course of the show. But only one of them gives away $10k to the winner. That’s the Crystal Brush Awards, the culmination of a year-long painting contest process that ends up in Chicago. Well, the overall winners have been...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 16th, 2017
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While most of our readership is right here in the Good Ol’ U.S. of A., we do still have many international readers, including some from Sweden. Well… I know Henrix reads the site, anyway. But even if the rest of the Swedish gaming community doesn’t read the site (though I wish they ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 8th, 2017
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The convention schedule for the year is always busy. Pretty much every weekend you can find an event happening somewhere. Well, if you’re going to be near Scranton, PA from September 8-10, and you’ve already delivered your truckload of bananas (you’re old if you get that joke), you ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 2nd, 2017
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Wherever gamers get together to game, there’s going to be the question of, “who is the best at this game?” So you pair off and fight it out (on the tabletop, of course), looking to work your way to the top table and come out the champion. Nothing wrong with the good, healthy spirit ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 2nd, 2017
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If the gaming community is going to continue to thrive, there needs to be a regular influx of new players. When a group stagnates and doesn’t bring in new players, eventually that group will vanish. But starting in with a game can potentially be rather intimidating. It’s good to have some...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 1st, 2017
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Running a gaming convention is hard. Trust me. I was in charge of the first CMON Expo. So I know, first-hand, what all it takes to make one successful. Well, the folks behind the Crit Hit Gaming Convention, being held in July in Phoenix, AZ want to make sure that it’s the best show that [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 28th, 2017
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Gen Con is one of the biggest gaming conventions in the whole world. It can easily overwhelm anyone that goes in unprepared. If you want to be prepared and then some, perhaps check out the Geek Nation Tours package for the show. It’s filled with great, exclusive opportunities during the event. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 16th, 2017
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Arguably the biggest painting contest of the year is the Crystal Brush awards that have their finals every March during Adepticon. If you’d like to get free travel to the show, you can do so by winning one of the qualifying events that are held throughout the year. Salute is having a Crystal Br...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 8th, 2017
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Well, we had a post about a convention in Germany earlier today, where I mentioned that most of our convention announcements are for the US. Let me just prove myself right by telling you about Dice Tower Con, coming to Orlando in July. They’ve got a new website, schedule, and special guests ann...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 8th, 2017
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Seeing as I’m currently sitting in Atlanta, Georgia, this blog tends to be a bit Amero-centric when it comes to gaming events news (also, chances are you’re in North America if you’re reading this, according to our analytics). However, when I do hear about other shows, I do like to ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 7th, 2017
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If you’re really into getting your minis looking as good as possible, you’ll want to take every opportunity to improve your skills. My skills are incredibly lacking, with my painted minis just north of “well, they don’t look like you did it with a paintball gun…” S...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jan 30th, 2017
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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re a fan of miniatures gaming. Gaming is our hobby, and we often spend our spare time talking about it, thinking about it, or playing it. Well, if you want to go that step beyond and make a whole holiday out of gaming, you should che...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jan 30th, 2017
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The convention season is getting another entry to it. Want to head to a con in November but can’t make it to BGGcon? Maybe make your way to Philadelphia for PAX Unplugged, the latest in the PAX series of shows. This one is all about acoustic versions of your favorite alternative music… Wa...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jan 10th, 2017
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It’s never too early to figure out travel plans and housing arrangements for the conventions that are happening this year. Booking early generally means lower prices and much higher availability at your first-choice hotels. So, it’s nice that the folks over at Reaper Miniatures have annou...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jan 9th, 2017
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It’s cold. And yeah, I know it’s supposed to be close to 70 degrees in just a couple days, but right now it’s cold. You know where it’s not so cold right now? Las Vegas. And that’s just compared to Atlanta. Compared to somewhere like Chicago or Bismarck, it’s downr...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jan 4th, 2017
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We’re less than a week into the new year, but you don’t have to wait very long for this year’s batch of conventions. We’re less than 30 days from CaptainCon. Will you be headed there?...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jan 4th, 2017
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Warlord Games has opened their own shop. Now you can get all your Bolt Action, Black Powder, Hail Caesar, and Beyond the Gates of Antares (plus others) minis all in one spot, plus hang out and play some games on some beautiful gaming tables. While the store is open now, they’ll be having their ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Dec 27th, 2016
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The Tengu Descension brings together everyone on the bird-to-man spectrum. You’ve got 100% humans. You’ve got birdmen. And you’ve also got 100% birds. Well, you will, anyway, when the next release for them comes out. GCT has also posted up their show schedule for next year, includin...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Dec 23rd, 2016
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We finish off the week’s posts like we will for many Fridays for the next several months: a CMON Expo Update. As usual, it’s a triple-threat with three new bits of information. This time around there’s an update about registration, and the first guest and event announcements....
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
Dec 16th, 2016
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I’ve talked about how this week has blown by. And the previous week, too. Heck, you could just about say that the whole year’s blown by. It’ll soon be 2017 and that means it’s time to look ahead to next year’s shows. One that I know I’ll be attending, and I hope yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Dec 14th, 2016
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Today’s a day to celebrate. Why? It’s my 5th anniversary with TGN. Yes, on this day, 5 years ago, I made my first post on the site. It was the new plastic Warp Wolf kit that Privateer Press was coming out with. Oh how gaming has changed since then. I remember having a conversation, a [&he...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Dec 12th, 2016
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A lot of really strange things can happen in the comics. Alternate-timelines and other dimensions can create situations where heroes are much different than their more-well-known styles. Sometimes, those characters don’t quite seem like something that would go into a HeroClix set. Thankfully, w...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Nov 30th, 2016
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There’s never a bad time to start planning for the future. Well, next year is almost here and so it’s time to fill out your calendar with all the events you want to attend. For those that are a fan of Eden, you might want to attend the Happy Factory Days event that Happy Games […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Oct 27th, 2016
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As we get close to the end of the year, there’s still conventions to think about going to. “Convention Season” never truly ends, with meetups and get-togethers every month. And this isn’t just some small group of people getting together in a shed. This is London’s bigges...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Oct 19th, 2016
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And we have the week continuing along. Seems this one’s going rather slowly, if you asked me. Earlier today, I looked at the clock and went, “How is it only just after 10am? I’ve been here in the office for the past 17 hours!” Note: I’d not actually been here 17 hours at...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Oct 11th, 2016
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Well, this week we have Essen Spiel. I know I can’t make it out to Germany for the event. It’s a bit further than my driving distance allows. Considering the demographics of the website, I’m sure most of you reading this also think that Germany’s a bit out of “road-tripp...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Oct 7th, 2016
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Only only ever really been to a handful of different shows. All of them only in the US as well. I’d love to make it to events like Salute, or Spiel Essen. Both seem like awesome shows, full of some cool, new things. Speaking of Essen and new things. Ares Games will be in attendance […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Sep 22nd, 2016
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Conventions are a great place to pick up some games. You can usually get the latest and greatest that’s available and pick it up right from the company, many times before anyone else has had a chance to get them. Mage Company will be at Spiel Essen in a couple weeks, and to make sure […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Sep 6th, 2016
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Modiphius has a whole bunch of stories going on at once today. They’ve got a couple details up about what they’ll be doing at Essen. There’s a couple job openings. And there’s the print version of a Mutant Chronicles sourcebook now available....
By Polar_Bear
In 40K
Sep 2nd, 2016
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Seems just about everything is going on this weekend. PAX, Nova Open, and Dragon*Con are all happening… well, right now, actually. If you’re at one of the shows, awesome. I hope you’re having a blast. If you’re not, well, at least we still have Friday going for us, which is ni...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 31st, 2016
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My favorite time of the year is coming up. My Kroger already has Halloween decorations out. I’m stocking up on cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, star anise, and cloves (aka – pumpkin spice). It’s not so hot in the morning that I contemplate using the AC in my car at 5:30am as I drive to t...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 29th, 2016
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I like going to Adepticon. Mostly that’s because it feels like going home. That’s because, in a way, it is going home for me, since I was born in Chicago. Plus, it’s just a really cool show. It’s filled with all sorts of tournaments for all sorts of systems. Plus, there’...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Aug 26th, 2016
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We all know I love gaming. Pretty much the only thing that’s better is gaming for a good cause. Celebrity ChariD20 does just that, having worked to raise over $15k playing some fun games with some cool people. Their next event is rapidly approaching. Heck, it’s happening just this Sunday ...
By Polar_Bear
In Card Games
Aug 24th, 2016
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Every year, famed artist John Kovalic does his bike charity event. In order to raise funds for it, he will make postcards for Munchkin that are 100% game-legal and legit. Pledging to his team during the charity ride is the only way to get ahold of these. Well, the event’s coming up soon, and Mr...