Events

By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 17th, 2017
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It’s always good to give to charity. And if you get some cool prizes back for it, bonus. Well, over on the WAMP forums, they’re looking to raise money for Tommy’s. As part of that, you can buy tickets and potentially win some awesome stuff? What kind of stuff? Well, they’re go...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 14th, 2017
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This fast week (or so it felt) is coming to an end. We’re steaming our way full-speed ahead towards Saturday. Hopefully, you’ve got some gaming lined up. I’ve still gotta figure out what I’ll be up to. … Something, I’m sure. But no matter what, I should fill up on ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 10th, 2017
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Comics are full of strange characters. Many of said characters are part of the gallery of figures that revolve around Batman. That includes Bat-Mite. Players of the DC Universe Miniatures Game and the Batman Miniatures Game will be able to pick up this pint-sized fellow at Gen Con....
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 10th, 2017
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The folks over at Wyrd love to come up with alternate models for their games. They then love to release those kits during holidays or at shows. Well, Gen Con is a pretty big show. So Wyrd’s coming out with a whole alternate Hamelin box set called the Nightmare Box that will be available there. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jul 7th, 2017
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It feels like a short week, but it’s certainly been a busy week. Yesterday, got pulled aside for a vital project before the A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game Kickstarter launches later this month. That was a cool couple of hours. But yeah, just been busy all-around. Ready for that weekend!...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jul 7th, 2017
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They warned us about it. Now, it’s happened. Gen Con has sold out of 4-day badges. They still have some limited amounts of single-day badges, but those are going fast, too. If you want to go to the show, you might want to snag one of those badges fast....
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jul 6th, 2017
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Gen Con is a great place to show off new games that your company is working on. You’ve got several thousand gamers all in one place, specifically on the lookout for the “newest and hottest.” So, it’s with that in mind, and because their Dark Souls events sold out, Steamforged ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 30th, 2017
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I wish it was October. I really do. It’s quite possibly my favorite month. The cool temperature. The beautiful leaves. Plus, it tends to rain a lot (and yes, I realize it’s been raining a lot in Atlanta these past couple days). And if I happened to be anywhere near Saint Robert, Missouri ...
By Polar_Bear
In Accessories
Jun 28th, 2017
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The week continues along. We’ll get back to that ever-loving weekend soon. Just another couple of days and it’ll be time once more. And I’m sure a lot of people in the US are going to be celebrating this weekend. With the 4th of July being a Tuesday this year, I’m guessing a l...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Jun 23rd, 2017
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We know it happens for things like San Diego ComicCon, but never before has Gen Con announced that they may have entirely sold out. And yet, that’s where we’re at. The gaming convention held annually in Indianapolis is reaching maximum capacity and they just might reach that this year. It...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 22nd, 2017
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Gen Con is just around the corner. I mean, we’re damn-near to July, and that’s month-adjacent to Gen Con. Thousands up on thousands of gamers are going to descend upon Indianapolis for the show. It’s a great time for companies to release new products. dV Giochi is doing just that, a...
By Polar_Bear
In Board Games
Jun 2nd, 2017
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Big shows are a great place to release new games, as well as preview upcoming projects. Ares Games is taking those opportunities at Origins in a couple weeks. They’ll be having the official launch of Sword & Sorcery, as well as giving attendees a chance to play several new games that’...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
May 30th, 2017
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The UK Games Expo continues to grow, becoming one of the more-anticipated shows of the year. GCT Studios will be there, as usual, and they’re showing off what they’ll be doing while there, including having a new game you can demo, as well as having their World Championship Event for Bushi...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
May 30th, 2017
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Gen Con is just a couple months away. …Holy hell! Gen Con’s only a couple months away!!! *cough* … yes, anyway, well, at the show, Ninja Division is going to be running their Golden Kobold painting competition. Grab your paints and brushes, it’s time to show that you’re ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
May 26th, 2017
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The weekend is just about upon us, everyone. For those in the States, it’s a 3-day weekend for many. Here’s to hoping that you’ve got some gaming plans lined up, along with whatever other activities you might have planned. It’s the unofficial start of summer, so go to the pool...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
May 14th, 2017
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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 tea...
By Polar_Bear
In CMON
May 12th, 2017
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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!...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
May 10th, 2017
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There’s all sorts of great gaming events that happen all around the year all year. Pretty much if you pick a weekend, you’ll be able to find a show. Or, if you’re in one place long enough, one will come to you. Well, wither you’re just going to happen to be in Connecticut on J...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
May 10th, 2017
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While gaming might usually be considered pretty fun and funny stuff, there’s games out there that are a bit more “serious business.” And I’m not just talking about people who take games too seriously. Games can be used to help teach people all manner of things. The Serious Pla...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Apr 21st, 2017
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There’s a ton of things that go into running a gaming convention. Trust me, I know. One of the things it takes is money. If you want to book a convention space, have special guests, get special room rates, and have all the tables, chairs, and other million “little things” you need t...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 20th, 2017
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It’s Thursday. You know, having had Monday off, this week is going by nice and quick. I know I’m looking forward to the weekend. Probably gonna swing by the semi-LGS (seeing as how no two places in Atlanta are closer than about an hour’s drive from one-another, especially since all ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 20th, 2017
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I have never been to a convention where I wasn’t working for some gaming company. Back in the day, it was Privateer Press, doing things like running Tour of Duty for 40 hours, or Iron Arena (where, among other shifts, I once did a 24 hour shift). Then, of course, once I took over this […...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 19th, 2017
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Many of you have memories of your time at some sort of summer camp. While I never went away to one, we did have a 5th Grade Camp thing we went away to for a week during school. Mostly, it was a way to get the kids out of the house for a bit during […]...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Apr 11th, 2017
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Salute is coming up soon. It’s an all-out, one day extravaganza. Think of a really huge gaming convention, and then cram all of it into a span of just a single day. That’s Salute. And, obviously, such a big deal means that companies at the show have big deals of their own. Steamforged Gam...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 30th, 2017
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Mantic’s Open Day event is a celebration of all things Mantic. They’re opening their doors and letting everyone come on in (if you have a ticket, that is) for a full day of gaming and seminars. They’ve posted up some more details about what you can expect during the show, in case yo...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 28th, 2017
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We’re already about to head into a new month. April is just about here, and with it, more gaming conventions are happening all over the world. If you’re going to be in South Africa, particularly Johannesburg, from April 7th to the 9th, you might just want to stop by Icon By The Sea....
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Mar 26th, 2017
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Adepticon has many fine tournaments and contests that take place over the course of the show. But only one of them gives away $10k to the winner. That’s the Crystal Brush Awards, the culmination of a year-long painting contest process that ends up in Chicago. Well, the overall winners have been...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 16th, 2017
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While most of our readership is right here in the Good Ol’ U.S. of A., we do still have many international readers, including some from Sweden. Well… I know Henrix reads the site, anyway. But even if the rest of the Swedish gaming community doesn’t read the site (though I wish they ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 8th, 2017
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The convention schedule for the year is always busy. Pretty much every weekend you can find an event happening somewhere. Well, if you’re going to be near Scranton, PA from September 8-10, and you’ve already delivered your truckload of bananas (you’re old if you get that joke), you ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 2nd, 2017
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Wherever gamers get together to game, there’s going to be the question of, “who is the best at this game?” So you pair off and fight it out (on the tabletop, of course), looking to work your way to the top table and come out the champion. Nothing wrong with the good, healthy spirit ...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Mar 2nd, 2017
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If the gaming community is going to continue to thrive, there needs to be a regular influx of new players. When a group stagnates and doesn’t bring in new players, eventually that group will vanish. But starting in with a game can potentially be rather intimidating. It’s good to have some...
By Polar_Bear
In Crowdfunding
Mar 1st, 2017
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Running a gaming convention is hard. Trust me. I was in charge of the first CMON Expo. So I know, first-hand, what all it takes to make one successful. Well, the folks behind the Crit Hit Gaming Convention, being held in July in Phoenix, AZ want to make sure that it’s the best show that [&helli...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 28th, 2017
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Gen Con is one of the biggest gaming conventions in the whole world. It can easily overwhelm anyone that goes in unprepared. If you want to be prepared and then some, perhaps check out the Geek Nation Tours package for the show. It’s filled with great, exclusive opportunities during the event. ...
By Polar_Bear
In Contest
Feb 16th, 2017
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Arguably the biggest painting contest of the year is the Crystal Brush awards that have their finals every March during Adepticon. If you’d like to get free travel to the show, you can do so by winning one of the qualifying events that are held throughout the year. Salute is having a Crystal Br...
By Polar_Bear
In Events
Feb 8th, 2017
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Well, we had a post about a convention in Germany earlier today, where I mentioned that most of our convention announcements are for the US. Let me just prove myself right by telling you about Dice Tower Con, coming to Orlando in July. They’ve got a new website, schedule, and special guests ann...