Last day to pre-register for CMON Expo!

CoolMiniOrNot Expo is just a couple weeks away!
Do you want hotel nights for only $84?
Do you want your swag bag (I checked, there’s still a few left)?
Are you a retailer and you want a special bonus in your next order with CMON Distribution after the convention?

If you answered “yes” to any of these, now’s the time to act!

Go and register now!

Retailers special at the CMON Expo

CoolMiniOrNot Expo isn’t just for gamers, but for retailers as well. At the show, our Director of Business, Derek Osborne, will hold several panels discussing such things as building and growing a gaming community at your store. Do you want to know how to bring gamers to your store? Is your current community flagging for some reason? Derek will be there to help with your problems and to get your shop a hive of activity in the gaming community.

Also, as an added bonus, retailers who pre-register for the show will get a special bonus on their next retailer order if they have an account with CoolMiniOrNot Distribution.

Remember! Pre-Registration closes tomorrow! Don’t be on the outside looking in. Special hotel rates and the swag bag can be yours, but only if you act now!

CoolMiniOrNot Expo posts Panels, pre-reg. coming to a close

CoolMiniOrNot Expo is rapidly approaching. In fact, it’s the next convention CoolMiniOrNot will be attending! I’ll even get to go!

We’ve posted up the schedule of panels we plan on having at the show, because what good convention doesn’t have panels of experts? Come and learn about game design from the people that make the games you love. Talk with the pro-painters that inspire you. Are you a retailer and interested in creating or maintaining a gaming community at your store? We’ll have our own Derek Osborne tell you all about it.

Pre-Registration ends Friday! I’ve been told there are still a few swag bags available, so get in on the action now!

Bonus for retailers!
Do you have an account with CoolMiniOrNot for distribution? Do you want one? Contact our sales team at sales@cmon.com
Retailers who attend the show will get a special bonus.

CoolMiniOrNot Expo Attending Vendor Spotlight: Miniature Building Authority

This is a pretty good one…

The CMON Expo will have more events than just what our company is providing. Our distinguished Attending Vendors will also be running their own events during the show. This post focuses on Miniature Building Authority and what they’ll be bringing.

From the update:

We’re excited about all our vendors that are going to be coming to the CoolMiniOrNot Expo. Miniature Building Authority has a lot planned for the Expo. Much more than just bringing awesome terrain, they’ve got quite a list of events they have planned during the show.

CoolMiniOrNot Expo posts up Events list

CoolMiniOrNot Expo is shaping up to be quite a show. We’ve got our “in-house” events list posted. There’ll be more than just what’s up there now, as our attending vendors have some awesome stuff planned as well, but these are the things that specifically CMON is going to be running. Go check it out and I can’t wait to see you all at the show!

CoolMiniOrNot Expo features the first qualifier for Crystal Brush 2014

Crystal Brush is coming to an end soon at Adepticon. Didn’t get in on the qualifiers? That’s fine, you can come to the CoolMiniOrNot Expo the next month and get your first chance to be qualified for next year.

From the announcement:

Even though the 2013 Crystal Brush Finals are not quite done yet, Cool Mini or Not is already getting geared up for the new 2014 season for the esteemed Crystal Brush miniature painting competition! Hot on the heels of the big 2013 final event in April, Cool Mini or Not is hosting the first Road to Crystal Brush 2014 Qualifying event at their debut gaming convention – The Cool Mini or Not Expo over May 17th, 18th and 19th!

Come out to the show and bring your best and most skillfully painted pieces, pit them against other hopeful pieces, and possibly come out on top to win some great prizes…even airfare to the 2014 Crystal Brush Finals!!!!

CoolMiniOrNot Expo announces Swag Bag

CoolMiniOrNot Expo is coming up soon (I should know, I’m in charge of planning it!) and we’ve got a nice announcement for the day: Free Swag!

From the update I wrote a little bit ago:

So we’ve got some fun news: Swag Bag!

The first 200 people to pre-register for the CoolMiniOrNot Expo are going to get an awesome Swag Bag.
What’s in it? Well, that’s a surprise (everyone loves surprises, too), but we can guarantee that it’s going to be at least $100 worth of stuff.
Yeah, spend $25 to pre-register for the Expo and we’ll hand you a bag worth at least $100. Seems like a good deal if you ask me.

CoolMiniOrNot Expo events spotlight: Dark Age

CoolMiniOrNot Expo is going to have a lot of great events. Today we’re focusing on two for Dark Age, the March to Immortality Qualifier and the massive Siege Event: Battle of Salvation!

First up is the March To Immortality event:

Spanning two days (Saturday and Sunday), contestants in the MTI will vie for a ticket to the main Dark Age event at GenCon. Win at CMON Expo and you could get yourself made into a model in the Dark Age universe!

Participation is free (though you’ve got to have signed up for the convention, itself).
Also! Nobody walks away empty-handed. Everyone who plays gets their choice of a Limited Edition Dark Age figure! Continue reading

Studio McVey is coming to CoolMiniOrNot Expo

Studio McVey will be one of the many vendors attending the CoolMiniOrNot Expo!

One of the greatest model-making companies around now, Studio McVey is known for their limited edition resin models. Come to CoolMiniOrNot Expo and get some that you might not be able to get otherwise… or again!
Like the new Siouxsie and Diesel model. They’ll be there. Will you?

And don’t forget, you can come and play a game of Sedition Wars with the creator, himself, Mike McVey!

Gioconomicon interviews game designer Eric Lang

Gioconomicon recently sat down with game designer Eric Lang to discuss his past as well as his future game projects.
The English version’s down at the bottom of the page, just so you know.

From the interview:

we published an interview with Eric M. Lang (also in english language) about his next big project with Cool mini or not and other projects

And don’t forget! If you want to meet and interview Eric, yourself, you can do so at the CoolMiniOrNot Expo!

CoolMiniOrNot vendor spotlight: On the Lamb Games

CoolMiniOrNot Expo is shaping up to be an awesome event. Here’s a look at another of the excellent vendors that is going to be showing off their wares at the show. Today (and since it’s 2pm) it’s On the Lamb Games!

The first thing up is information about Endless Fantasy Tactics.

On The Lamb Games’ newest project, Endless: Fantasy Tactics will be available to the general public at CMON Expo! Coming off a great Kickstarter in November, Endless brings tactical RPGs to your tabletop. Build a party of adventurers, pick their abilities, equip them with items, and battle it out on grid-based multi-level battlefields!

Next is about On the Lamb Games flagship game, Brushfire.

For Brushfire, OTL’s Wargame, the eighth starter set will be available. Based on Three Kingdoms China, the Chugoku Warband will include: Wu Xian, a tiger general; 2 Red Wu, red panda river pirates; and a Lem Han, a chicken-riding lemming Cavalry. A few other secrets are also in the pipeline, so make sure to stop by and find out what we’re cooking up!

OTL will be running demos right at their booth, come drop by and learn how to play both games. Visit with our Art Director, local Georgian, Heath Foley (OTL, Mantic Games, Hyacinth Games, Warlord Games).

So make sure you go and register now!
We’ve made it even easier to get your hotel room, too! All you need to do is follow this link and you’ll be getting the group rate of $84 a night!

CoolMiniOrNot Expo spotlights Battle Foam

CoolMiniOrNot Expo is coming in just a couple months.
We’ve got a lot of great vendors that will be in attendance. One of them is Battle Foam, and trust me, you’ll want to be here to see what they’ve got going on.

For the first 200 people to register for the convention, they’ll be giving away a 20% off coupon for any order after the convention. And that’s just a start.

They’ll also have their product line at the convention, including Dark Age and CMON bags, as well as the special foam trays for CMON products (Super Dungeon Explore, Dark Age, etc) at 10% off during the show. And if they didn’t bring something you wanted, or sold out, you can order it from them while at the show and they’ll give you free shipping for US customers. International orders will get a flat $20 shipping. Now that’s a nice deal.

And for those that may not have known, Battle Foam is also with Outlaw Miniatures, the guys doing Wild West Exodus. They’ll be running demos of the game at the show. Be sure to stop by and see how the game plays. Oh? And those first 200 people to register for the convention? They’ll also get an exclusive Union Lady of the West model.

Now that’s nice.
Be sure to check out everything in their Kickstarter campaign. They’ve unlocked a ton of stuff and still have 10 days to go.

So sign up and get yourself some nice goodies for the show.

And if that weren’t enough (it never is for you people! You’re insatiable!… which is fine) we’re giving away an X-Board Travel Display Board right here, right now (well, you can sign up below for it right now. We’ll do the drawing on Monday). All you have to do is comment below to get your name in the hat.
Small note: the box is a little rough, but the board’s still in perfect shape.

So yeah, sign up and come on out for the party here in Atlanta in May. We’ll be happy to have you.

Eric Lang, professional game designer, announced as a special guest for CMON Expo

CMON Expo is shaping up to be a blast of an event (I should know, I’ve got the inside scoop on it). We’ve just announced that Eric Lang, professional game designer, will be there as one of the special guests!

From the announcement:

Among his design and development credits are the card games Star Wars, Warhammer: Invasion, Game of Thrones, Call of Cthulhu and Duel Masters card games. Among his board game design and development credits are Quarriors!, Chaos in the Old World, World of Warcraft, Midgard, Battlestar Galactica, and the Mutant Chronicles miniature game.

CoolMiniOrNot Expo is coming this May!

CoolMiniOrNot Expo is CoolMiniOrNot’s first-ever stand-alone convention. We’ll be holding it downtown here in Atlanta at the Perimeter Marriott. Come and be a part of the extravaganza!
Also, tell me what you think of the website. It’s what I’ve been working on lately when not doing TGN.

From the announcement:

Welcome One and All to the 1st Annual Cool Mini or Not Expo!

Taking place for the first time over May 17th to the 19th in Atlanta, Georgia, the Cool Mini or Not Expo is going to be a fun-filled weekend that no good gamer should miss!

Come out and enjoy an assortment of great games like Zombicide, Sedition Wars, Rivet Wars and Guilds of Cadwallon while meeting some of the great personalities from the industry. Grab some pick up games and demoes of Wrath of Kings and Dark Age while waiting for your chance to meet with studio professional painter, James Wappel or talk up some Sedition Wars with the game’s creator – Mike McVey! Come out and chat with the Dark Age development team, or maybe get a demonstration of how Rivet Wars works with the brain behind the game, Ted Terranova.

Even if you are just into the hobby aspect of the industry, our Expo will have something special for you, too! We will be hosting numerous miniature artistry clinics and classes over the course of the weekend, hosted and taught by some of the industry’s greatest and most talented professionals!