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MilCog Newsletter - April 1, 2014

From: Valerie
Sent on: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 6:11 AM

Happy April Fools' Day!  We have a new start for the MilCog newsletter as spring (sort of) arrives.

I (Val) have stepped up to run the newsletter, with the help of other volunteers yet to be named.  If you have volunteered to help or would like to, please contact me through the meet up group.  Anyone who wants to contribute is welcome!

Gary Con VI at Lake Geneva

The last weekend of March, Gary Con VI was held at the Geneva Ridge Resort in Lake Geneva, WI.  The hotel was packed with gaming to celebrate the "life well played" of E. Gary Gygax, father of modern gaming.  Role playing and miniatures games took up most of the table space, but there were a few board game events as well as board games available for pickup games.

This weekend held the opportunity to game with giants of old school gaming such as Ernie Gygax, Tom Wham, James Ward, and others.  There was an open gaming area as well as scheduled events.  The convention had a vendor hall with board games as well as role playing game supplies.  Anyone who wants to attend next year would be well served by registering for events ahead of time, since most of them were completely booked by the day of the event.

International Tabletop Day

This Saturday, April 5 is International Tabletop Day!  Locally, Game Universe is hosting events at every store.  The 'main event' will be at the Menomonee Falls game store, with a roster of events scheduled throughout the day.  There will also be open gaming at the Brooklife Church in Mukwonago and at the West Bend Public Library.  See the meet up group for details.

Even if you don't go to a public event, Saturday will be a great day to sit down and play a board game wherever you happen to be, and connect with other gamers around the world.  See www.tabletopday.com for more details.

Midwest Gaming Classic
The Midwest Gaming Classic (https://www.midwestgamingclassic.com) is coming up.  It will run April 12 - 13 at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel in Brookfield, WI.  The Classic has tons of gaming including video games and arcade machines, and there will be an expanded board gaming area this year.  Tickets are $30.00 for Saturday only, $15.00 for Sunday only, and $40.00 for a weekend pass.

 

That's it for this edition of the newsletter.  If you have any announcements to make, or want to write up a recent event, please contact me to have it included in the next newsletter.

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