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It's never to early to think about the future. In this case, we're already getting things prepped for CMON Expo 2018. In fact, we're ready to start taking your names down for if you want to join in. Registration for the show is now open. If you're wanting to learn about all things CMON, talk with the game developers, and try out upcoming games, this is the place to do it.
One of the big events that happens at CMON Expo is the Dark Age Immortals tournament. This is the culmination of an entire year's worth of qualifying events, with the winners of those getting a Bloodgelt that lets them participate in the finals. The prize? Being able to work with the design team in order to create your own miniature and have it forever be a part of the Dark Age game world. So the stakes are high, and everyone's wanting to get that ultimate prize.
As we should all know, A Song of Ice and Fire is not CMON's first foray into a miniatures game. They're long-standing game, Dark Age, as well as Wrath of Kings, are both still being developed. They've had a couple panels for these two games, hosted by Bryan Steele, Dave Taylor, and David Doust. There's quite a lot going on for you to check out.
Hey everyone. We’re here at CMON Expo 2017 at the A Song of Ice and Fire panel. This is the first real chance people are getting to hear about the upcoming miniatures game from designers Michael Shinall and Eric M. Lang. On the panel, we have Eric, Michael, and Guille (producer for the project). This is a Q & A fashion event, so I’ll be getting you as many of the questions and answers as possible.
Also, at the bottom, I got a bunch of pictures of some of the miniatures that will be in the starter box for the game (note: the miniatures shows are resins and not the final production plastics)
So let’s get to it!
Hey everyone. Just a reminder that I'm currently at CMON Expo 2017. You should stop by and say, "Hi." If you're not able to make it, be sure to check out the Facebook Page so you can keep up-to-date on all the cool goings-on here at the show!
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.
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 you will be, too, is the CMON Expo. Well, they've opened up Event and Hotel registration.
All good things must come to an end. That is the way of it. Such was the case yesterday with the CMON Expo. I realize I'm going to seem rather biased for saying it, but it really is my favorite show of the year. Unlike the bigger shows, the Expo is designed to be low-key. Other shows you might see your favorite sculptor or game designer or painter in passing in the hall, or get to just hear them talk in a packed panel room, but at Expo you can just stand around and talk with them for a couple hours, or even better, play a game that they designed right there with them.

Anyway, here's another set of photos. These were taken during the final day of the show.
Well, yesterday was quite a whirlwind of activity. Nothing but nonstop activity and excitement here at the 2nd day of the CMON Expo. There's lots to do and see, so let's show some of it off.
It's time for the final panel here at the CMON Expo. We've had our look at Wrath of Kings and Dark Age. We've had our look at Massive Darkness. Now we sit down for a nice, quiet, fireside chat with game developer Eric Lang (he's Canadian).
A big announcement made by Guillotine Games and CoolMiniOrNot recently was Massive Darkness, a new dungeon-crawl-style board game. Well, here at the CMON Expo, we got a whole panel on what people can expect from this new, and exciting, game.
There are many awesome things about the CMON Expo. Getting information about future games and game releases from the panels is one of them. The first panel here today is being given by Dave Taylor about future releases for the miniatures games Dark Age and Wrath of Kings. So, let's dive in.
It's been a great day here at the CMON Expo. Lots of cool stuff going on. Lots to see. Lots to do.

What? You don't believe me? I thought we were better friends than that. But fine, if you want photographic evidence of the awesomeness, that's alright. I've got you covered.
As you've been seeing most Fridays for a couple months now, the CMON Expo is this weekend. I'm certainly excited and I hope you are, too. If you'll be at the show, feel free to say Hi. Always great to meet the readers. For those that can't make it, you'll still be able to see what's going on, as I'll be regularly posting updates from the show.
Time keeps rolling on. And with that, the CMON Expo keeps getting closer and closer. But even with just one week left until the show starts (or really, by the time you read this, less than a week), that doesn't mean there's not plenty to still talk about for the show. There's Panels, there's Events, and there's another trio of Guests.
As the day draws to a close, we have one last update to post. As is customary this time of year, the last post on Friday evening is about the CMON Expo. We're just two weeks away from the show. I'm certainly excited for it. Today's update is a returning guest for the show. It was really great to meet him last year, so it'll be cool to get more time to hang out with him this year. It's sculptor Patrick Masson.
It's Friday, the end of the day, arguably one of the most joyous times of the week, and not just because of the weekend. Oh no! It's also time for another update about this year's CMON Expo. There's a couple things you'll want to check out, as the Events and Guests got another update.
It's another Friday (as in actually being a Friday. Not referencing the movie) and that means another CMON Expo 2016 update. This time around there's a special announcement about the event room rate at the Hyatt as well as a trio of new special guests that will be at the show.
It's time for another update about things you can expect to find at CMON Expo 2016. This week it's a pair of exhibitors, a pair of guests, and an announcement about some special promo cards for some of your favorite games. So let's take ourselves a look.
We're less than 2 months away from CMON Expo 2016. Things are really starting to get busy over here. Lots of buzz around the office as preparations are solidified. Being Friday, it's time once more for an Expo Update. This time around we've got info about a new contest, a new event, and a new guest.
The CMON Expo is one of the great shows that will be here before we know it. Heck, it's only 2 months away!
One of my favorite parts of the show is that you can hang out with a whole bunch of gaming industry people in a relaxed environment. When you're someplace like Gen Con, sure, you can run into Teri Litorco or Eric Lang, but it's so hectic and busy, with everyone trying to go a hundred different places, that you can't really just hang out with them. Not so with Expo. And they've updated the Guest List with a bunch of new people.
As we've seen, conventions are starting to come up quickly. Can you believe we're already at the end of February? 1/6 of the year is almost gone. Well, one show I'm really looking forward to is the CMON Expo (ok, I might be a little biased, but that is my honest opinion). Well, I've made another update about some new stuff they're going to have at the show that you should check out.
We're just a couple weeks into the new year. Just in time for the convention news to really start heating up. Though May may seem like it's far away, it'll be here before we all know it. As such, CMON Expo gets the ball rolling on this year's announcements about who will be there and what sort of fun stuff you can expect once you arrive.
While the 2015 convention season may be ending soon, people are working hard on the start of 2016. It may not feel like it, but May isn't really all that far away... Ok, so it's like 8.5 months away, but still! It'll be here before you know it. Plus, shows take a lot of prep time to make. The folks behind CMON Expo 2016 have an update about the show's date and location.
Hard to imagine that a week ago at this time, we were elbow-deep in the CMON Expo. I love the Expo. It's small enough that you don't feel pressured to be running around to try and see everything, but still big enough that you're never bored, going "what is there to do?" There's tons of VIPs that you can talk with about all sorts of topics. From painting, to game design, to blogging. There's all sorts of games going on. It's quite a thing.