So I had a great time at OrcCon over the weekend

By TGN Ross
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Feb 20th, 2012
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Hey guys,

So this past Presidents Day Weekend, I went to OrcCon right by LAX, which is the LA Airport. This convention is one of three,(OrcCon,Gamex,Gateway) ran by Strategicon throughout the year and OrcCon this year was alot of fun.

This year at the convention, Aaron Lovejoy and I ran the “Road to the Crystal Brush Qualifier” painting competition, where we had over 65 entries. The competition was very tough too, when it came down to the final overall entries it was very close. Eric Roof, won the Overall award and won a plane trip to Adepticon to participate in the Crystal Brush Painting Competition. Pictures from the entries will be up later this week.

The convention itself is always big and covers all kinds of games, and I never seem to have time to check all of it out. One of the things that stood out the most to me this year was the Rusted Heroes booth. They had quite the set up with their huge dungeon, which was running demos and had display pieces. Click the link to their site for more of their models.

The painting contest was in the same room as The Broadside Bash, which is a 40k and Fantasy Grand Tournament event. After coming back from TempleCon a few weeks ago, which had very competitive Warmachine playing, to this huge Warhammer event it was quite the treat. The level of hobby and competitive players was great to watch and its great that all these games can have players pushed to the limit. The terrain was super high quality and the armies people brought to play with looked great. One of their main sponsors was TableWar, and I was able to talk with the companies owner Doug Johnson about their new cases. Check out the link for all the pictures of the event.

Overall it was a great convention, and a nice drive up the 5 to LA. The Warmachine event had 32 players, and the winner won a trip to GenCon. Their huge board game room was always busy and I was able to play some Race for the Galaxy in as well. I got to see some new miniatures, and catch up with good friends.

Here is a link to their photo gallery.

Thanks for reading!

Ross Thompson