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Vul-Con posts update information for Dust Day Arizona 2012:



From their post:

The team at Phoenix Vul-Con 2012 posted an update regarding Dust Day Arizona 2012, which will be held Saturday February 25th at the convention located at the Phoenix Convention Center. Dust Day will include a broad range of Weird WWII and Traditional WWII Tabletop Gaming, including Dust Tactics, Flames of War (Shifting Sands 2012 Duel in the Desert hosted by the Arizona Desert Rats), B-17 Queen of the Skies redesigned from a solo game to a multi-player cooperative, Savage Weird War II, and Dust Warfare (if it is available in time). It will also showcase costumed characters, including several Dust Girls wielding full scale model weapons.

The update focuses in on the use of the 1947 SCRT-147-X REMOTE FIELD COMMANDER as a means of Skyping in virtual guests Paolo Parente and Andy Chambers to the play area, so they can interact with the players. It will also be used for the players to receive their orders for the Dust scenarios.

Dust Day Arizona 2012 promises to be an exciting part of Phoenix Vul-Con 2012 and more information can be found at their web site http://www.vul-con.com.
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NOTACON is the debut for Gladiatorial Coliseum.



From their announcement:

The Vul-Con Team will be joining the festivities in Tucson next weekend. NOTACON is a charity event supporting The Creative Play Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to providing table-top games, gaming programs, and training materials to youth clubs and activity centers across the United States. Entrance is only $10 and will include access to an open game library with hundreds of games, scheduled games, tournaments, game demos, and a charity auction. The event will take place at the Unitarian Universalist Church on Swan and 22nd St. (4831 East 22nd Street, Tucson) on October 8th with registration and gaming beginning at 10am.

The Vul-Con Team will be taking on the challenge of transporting our Gladiatorial Coliseum to Tucson. This will be the first appearance of the 5' Diameter Coliseum in Tucson and the next to the last chance to test your mettle in Gladiatorial combat during 2011 (the last chance will be at Vul-Con Arena III on December 10th). If you haven't made it to one of our Phoenix Events, this is a great chance to see and play it.
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Vul-Con will be organizing the Shifting Sands 2012 FOW Tournament in Phoenix Arizona. From their announcement:
Vul-Con 2012 will be the Host Site for Shifting Sands 2012 - Duel in the Desert, the annual Flames of War Tournament run by the Arizona Desert Rats. The event will take place at Vul-Con 2012 on February 25th and 26th, 2012 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Shifting Sands is one of the premier Flames of War Tournaments. Because of this we are both proud to be the host site and feel a great responsibility to work with the Arizona Desert Rats to make this the best Shifting Sands Tournament to date. Shifting Sands 2012 - Duel in the Desert is a 2000pts desert doubles event covering Early war, Mid War and Raiding. The event will be played in five rounds (three Saturday and two Sunday). Air support will be decided by raiding missions. Day One will be Early War and all lists will be built from Hellfire and Back. Day Two will be Mid War and all lists will be built from North Africa along with modifications listed on the Shifting Sands Web Site. During the event, players will be pulled away from their partner to play raid missions which will influence the rest of the battles. All raiding and defending forces will be provided. Slots are limited, so be sure to go to the Shifting Sands Web Site today to register. Discounted Vul-Con 2012 Memberships will be made available to those participating in the Shifting Sands 2012 - Duel in the Desert Tournament. Early registration will not only make you available for this discount, it will allow you to take advantage of the current Vul-Con Membership before the increase on November 1st. This is going to be a top-tier event, and we look forward to seeing you there.
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The Vul Con team will be attending the Mustache Bash Steampunk Gathering to demo their Battle Over Caprona game. From their announcement:
Gamer's Inn and Steam Crow are hosting a Steampunk Gathering called Mustache Bash at Gamer's Inn in Mesa, AZ on Saturday August 6th, starting at 1pm. The Vul-Con Team will be there running Battle Over Caprona Demo using the Wings of War rules. Come join in and pilot either one of the Sopwith Camels from the Aircraft Carrier HMS Furious as it engages a flock of pterodactyls over the island of Caprona (from the Edgar Rice Burroughs book "The Land that Time Forgot") or one of the ferocious pterodactyls. The Vul-Con Team is also please to announce that at 3pm we will be conducting a Skype interview with Paul Guinan, creator of the hit Steampunk character Boilerplate, featured in pictures, books, comics, and, if the rumors are true, an upcoming movie project connected with J.J. Abrams. Join us to find out more, ask your questions, and meet an amazingly talented individual through the miracle of the Aetherwebs. We hope to see you there.
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The Vul-Con Chariot Racing game will be at the Phoenix Comicon 2011. Vul-Con Chariot Racing game From their announcement:
The World's Largest Chariot Racing Game had its second outing at Phoenix Comicon 2011.  Those who played had a blast and those who swung by for a quick look stayed a while to drink in its immensity and splendor (and enjoy watching those playing), but it accomplished a new milestone at this event.  The final game of the day was a completely full race card of eight players.  It was a wild and exciting game with a lot of whip attacks and some wild rolls that resulted in one player taking three other players whips as they attacked him, only to have his own whip grabbed a few turns later.  A great time was had by all, and we can't wait to have another eight player game running.  If you missed it at Phoenix Comicon 2011, your last chance to see or play it in 2011 is coming up soon.  It will be at Vul-Con Arena I on July 16th at Imperial Outpost Games/ManaWerx, then it will be packed away until Phoenix Vul-Con 2012 in 30,000 Square Feet of intense gaming at the Phoenix Convention Center on February 25th and 26th, 2011.  
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The Vul-Con will be bringing their Gladiatorial game tables to Laughing Moon Con. From their announcement:
If you missed it or didn't get to play it enough at Vul-Con Arena I, there's another chance to try your hand at man-to-man combat in the Vul-Con 5' Diameter Gladiatorial Coliseum this weekend. The Vul-Con Team will be bringing this monstrous play field and the 90mm scale gladiators to Laughing Moon Con on April 16th. If you've played the game or just want to learn, come out and join us. Amidst and amongst the other fun activities at this event, we'll be teaching a playing Gladiator on this truly awesome play field, We'll also be unveiling a new surprise in the form of our "Ubi es Vulcan?" contest. We'll be explaining how the contest works and handing out 12" standups of the Vul-Con statue of Vulcan to attendees. This is your first chance to get your hands on one and a jump-start on the contest, which involves Facebook and you snapping shots of Vulcan in interesting or unusual places. Want to know more about Laughing Moon Con? Check out their web site.
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Photos from the recent Vul-Con Arena I event have been posted online. Circus Maximus track From their announcement:
A few pictures from Vul-Con Arena I are now posted to the Vul-Con Praeco. These aren't our best shots - we'll get some of those up soon - but we wanted to give everyone a look at the event. Check out the pics of the World's Largest Game of Circus Maximus. They still don't do the size of this behemoth justice, but you get a much better sense of scale. Attendees had a blast playing it as well as all of the other great games at the event.
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The Vul-Con event team have posted a preview of the Hippodrome Chariot Racing game table. From their announcement:
The Hippodrome for the World's Largest Game of Circus Maximus is nearly complete. It will make its debut at Vul-Con Arena I this Saturday at Gamer's Inn. Measuring in at 22' x 7' it is literally so large that you have to see it to grasp its true magnitude. The Hippodrome's creator and the rest of the Vul-Con Team decided not to release any images prior to Vul-Con Arena I, but our resolve broke. It is just too cool to not give you a taste. The image below shows the 54mm scale chariots coming out of the gates. Games fill quickly, so pre-register at http://www.vul-con.com to reserve your game slot, then join us Saturday April 2nd to try your hand at chariot racing and release your inner Ben Hur!
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The awards for the Dust Tactics Tournament at Vul-Con Arena I have been posted. From their announcement:
Details of the Vul-Con Arena I Dust Tactics Tournament on April 2nd at Gamers' Inn in Mesa, AZ are now available. This will be an Operation First Strike Tournament that will be run Swiss Tournament Style with tie breaks based on strength of schedule, points, and if necessary, achievements. Each player will receive an Achievement Book to keep track of their achievements during the tournament. The first six players to sign up for the tournament will receive a Dust Tactics fabric patch sporting the symbol of the Allied faction. The first, second, and third place players will receive Vul-Con medals. The top Allied and top Axis players will receive a cloisonne pin with the symbol of their faction and a premium figure (with card). This special cloisonne pin acts as an invitation to participate in special pin-wearer-only tournaments at the Fantasy Flight Event Center in Roseville, Minnesota. This is going to be a very cool event, with some amazing prizes. Seats are limited, so preregister now.
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A preview of one of the game tables for the Vul-Con Gladiatorial Arena has been posted to their website. Gladiatorial Arena From their announcement:
The first of the Ludi Vulcani games for Phoenix Vul-Con 2012 is now complete. Those attending Vul-Con Arena I on April 2nd at Gamer's Inn in Mesa, AZ will be the first to see it in person. It is definitely impressive and the picture below just doesn't give you the true sense of the magnitude of this 5' diameter arena. Playing a game of Gladiator in this arena with 90mm scale gladiators will be a real treat and the top players at Vul-Con Arena I will receive medals at the award ceremony that closes the event. If you haven't pre-registered yet for Arena I, now is your chance. Rush over to http://www.vul-con.com to sign up and lock in seats for your favorite games.
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