I mentioned earlier that it's never too early to start thinking about next year's conventions that you might want to go to. Well, if you're in the Newark area on Saturday, March 5th of next year, specifically by the George Stephenson Exhibition Hall in the Newark Showground, you might just want to stop by Hammerhead 2016.
The whole show is designed to get you involved with the action. The various gaming clubs, historical societies, various gaming companies, and other groups are all ready, willing, and able to show you what they're working on. If a game catches your eye, saddle on up and give it a go. Whether you want a full game or just a quick demo, they're happy to help. Of course, if you like what you try, there will be numerous vendors there so you can pick yourself up a copy. That includes several second-hand tables where people will be coming in just to offload unused figures (you can sign up for a table, too, if you're interested in such a thing).