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Capital Palette painting contest at NOVA Open

NOVA Open is coming up this weekend. They've got lots of events as well as the Capital Palette painting contest, which is a qualifier for the Crystal Brush. Will you be there?

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From them to you:

Capital Palette 2014 is coming up this Labor Day Weekend, 28-31 August, at the NOVA Open gaming convention in Washington, D.C.

Capital Palette is a qualifier event for the Crystal Brush. The Best in Show winner receives a prize package which includes his or her choice of $100 in CMON store merchandise, or round-trip airfare to compete at the Crystal Brush Awards 2015 at the Adepticon gaming convention in Chicago, where you can compete for the Crystal Brush $10,000 top prize!

Capital Palette grew quickly in its second year in 2013, tripling in size from its debut year to include 32 artists and 132 entries. This year, Corvus Belli's Infinity creator, Gutier Lusquinos, is hand-delivering new models from Spain - painted by Ángel Giraldez, their renowned studio painter - to be on display throughout the convention!

• Sci-fi
• Fantasy/Alternate Reality
• Historical/Modern

In each category, there are subdivisions for:
• Small Single (Characters, individual infantry/cavalry models, etc)
• Large Single (Monstrous creatures, vehicles, etc)
• Collection (Squads, Dioramas, Artist's portfolios of miniature, etc)

In addition to the nine podium awards, NOVA will also award a Fan Favorite, as well as the Best in Show award.

Also, be sure to check out the Hobby Seminars: basing, displays, led lighting, freehand, blending, and much more, including Masterclass with Justin McCoy of Secret Weapon Miniatures; Green Stuff with Martin Jones; Building Terrain with Eric Cacace;...almost 20 unique seminars!

And, of course, NOVA Open is a top-tier gaming convention, with over 750 attendees in 2013. There are tournaments, narrative campaigns, open gaming, and demos.

Four days of gaming! Including organized play for:
• Warhammer 40k
• Warhammer Fantasy
• Warmachine and Hordes
• X-Wing
• Infinity
• Malifaux
• Flames of War
• Bloodbowl