CMON Expo 2018 Registration Now Open

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.
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Dark Age Immortals at CMON Expo 2017

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.
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Dark Age & Wrath of Kings Panel From CMON Expo 2017

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.
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A Song of Ice and Fire Seminar at CMON Expo 2017

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!
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CMON Expo 2017 Event, Hotel Registration Open

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.
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Photos From Day 3 at Expo

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.
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Into the Dark: An Early Look at Massive Darkness

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.
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The Future of Dark Age and Wrath of Kings Panel At CMON Expo

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.
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Day 1 at CMON Expo

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.
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TGN At CMON Expo This Weekend

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.
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Massive CMON Expo 2016 Update

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.
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CMON Expo Update

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.
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New Update Posted For CMON Expo

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.
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Major Update to CMON Expo Guest List

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.
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CMON Expo Update

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.
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CMON Expo Posts New Update

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.
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CMON Expo 2016 Registration Update

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.
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Registration Open for CMON Expo 2016

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.
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More CMON Expo Photos

Well, Day 3 is coming to a close here at the CMON Expo 2015. It has been a great time. There’s been a lot of laughs, a lot of games, a lot of smack-talk, a lot of looking at some awesomely-painted figures, and a lot of just… gaming stuff. It’s always fun to talk with others who enjoy the gaming hobby as much as you do (or sometimes, their enthusiasm knows no bounds!). The show will be missed.

But we can always look back at the photos. We’ve put up a couple more galleries over on Facebook for you to check out.
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The Future of Wrath of Kings Revealed at CMON Expo 2015

CoolMiniOrNot’s miniature game news keeps rolling in from CMON Expo as the design team behind the newly launched Wrath of Kings (WoK) held a panel looking at the future of the franchise. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, it’s a miniatures game offering scalability in battle, ranging from small skirmish games to more massive battles between huge regiments and battalions. In it, five Houses — Teknes, Hadross, Nasier, Shael Han, and Goritsi — clash over the land of Arikania. Michael Shinall (Senior Designer) and Eric Kelley (Writer and Editor) took players through the changing environment and story of the game and revealed a few secrets of what’s to come. Continue reading

Arcadia Inferno Detailed at CMON Expo

Hey there everyone from here at the CMON Expo 2015! The panel for Arcadia Quest just wrapped up and have we got some news for you. We had a short look into the creation of the game, but what I’m sure most of you are excited to read up on are the new things coming for the game. So let’s dive in and see what had to be said.
Note: artwork and miniatures below are works in progress. So there’s a chance things might change slightly.
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Information about The Others from CMON Expo 2015

Terror. Corruption. Redemption.
Those are the themes of The Others, the new game from Guillotine Games and Studio McVey. We’ve been seeing some pretty sweet-looking models (one of which we did an unboxing for last year), but now it’s time to get some real information about the game. We had such a chance here at the CMON Expo during The Others panel that just wrapped up.
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A look back at Day 1 of CMON Expo 2015

We’re just underway here at Day 2 of the CMON Expo 2015. Yesterday was a blast. This place was buzzing with excitement. I must say, it’s by far the busiest Friday ever at the show. It’s great to see how it’s grown over the past years.
Over on the TGN Facebook page, we’ve posted up some photo galleries from some of what’s going on here.
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CMON Looks to the Past, Present, and Future at CMON Expo 2015

The CoolMiniOrNot Expo 2015 (or CMON Expo if you’re hip) kicked off in Atlanta, Georgia today. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, it’s an annual tabletop gaming convention hosted by the folks at CMON where gamers get to try out the company’s past, present, and future games along with a wide array of other titles from companies like On The Lamb, Action Phase, Witchborn, and more. To kick off the event, CMON held their State of Affairs panel detailing its releases during 2014 and 2015, what’s to come later in 2015, and a taste of the games we can look forward to in the future. Continue reading

Final Pre-Show Friday Update for CMON Expo 2015

Well, it’s almost here. This will be the last pre-show Friday update for CMON Expo 2015. Why’s that? Because by this time next Friday, the first day of the show will be almost over! Everyone is extremely excited to get things underway. The update for this week is the time schedule for the various panels that will be at the show.
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CMON Expo 2015 Update: Rivets and Panels

June. It’s already June. We’re nearly halfway through the year. How time flies. What is also flying is CMON Expo. They’re flying high with a new update about what’ll be coming at this year’s show. This update has a sort of “construction” theme, somewhat by accident, as it involves rivets and panels. What do I mean by that? Read on.
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CMON 2015 Friday Update: Class Times, New Vendor, Hotel Room Update: New Information Added

It’s time again for another CMON Expo 2015 update. Time is growing short. The show’s only 3 weeks away. And yet there’s still got plenty to talk about before it gets here. This installment, there’s an update about the painting classes, a new vendor to add to the ranks, and information about hotel room registration. If you’re gonna be coming to the show, you’ll definitely not want to miss out on this info.
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CMON Expo 2015 Friday Update: Classes, Vendors, Special Events

It’s Friday. Woo! Along with our regular TGN Snippets post, Fridays also mean our weekly CMON Expo 2015 update. What all do they have this week? Well, there’s a trio of new painting classes you can partake in. Then there’s an announcement about some great friends that will once more be exhibiting at the show in the form of Miniature Building Authority. Finally, topping it all off, there’s announcing Loser Wins Games and the plethora of special events they’ll have at the show.
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