Sorry for the late notice, but there is a local (Bay Area) board game convention that's happening this weekend.
Conventions are a not only a great opportunity to play games and meet other gamers, but we have found them to be invaluable resources for meeting other designers, networking with game industry professionals, finding rooms full of willing beta-testers, and keeping in touch with the industry trends.
We highly recommend attendance to any aspiring designers and/or gaming enthusiasts. (Or start planing ahead for some of the other local conventions such as Kublacon and Pacificon)
At this point it's too late for pre-registation perks or pricing so at the door costs $30 for a 1-day pass, or $60 for the entire 4-day weekend.
Brian and I will be there all day Saturday and Sunday playing games if you want to find us and say hi.
For more details visit the official site: http://www.dundracon.com/index.php