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New Meetup: KC Game Fair 2010 (Thursday-Sunday)

From: Dale M.
Sent on: Monday, August 23, 2010 11:50 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Kansas City Boardgames!

What: KC Game Fair 2010 (Thursday-Sunday)

When: Sunday, November 7,[masked]:00 PM

Where: KCI-Expo Center
11730 N. Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153

KC Game Fair 2010
KCI-Expo Center
11730 N. Ambassador Dr.
Kansas City, MO 64153

Hours of Operation:
Thursday Noon-Midnight
Friday 8am-Midnight
Saturday 8am-1am
Sunday 8:30am-6:30 pm

What is the KC Game Fair?
The KC Game Fair is a new gaming convention bringing a number of long standing KC area gaming conventions under one roof and expanding the offerings to include games of most any type (excluding gambling). We will also be reaching out to KC metro and regional game stores and gaming clubs to raise awareness of these establishments and groups during the convention.

Which conventions and groups are attending?
So far the list includes Blockhead!, BorderWars (HAHMGS ? Heart of America Historical Miniatures Gaming Society) and ShaunCon (The Roleplayers Guild of Kansas City, Ltd.). Keep an eye on the site news section for updates.

What types of games are included?
Board games, historical and other miniatures wargaming and roleplaying games are for certain. Collectible card games, live action roleplaying and other games are possibilities. Some will be single game events, while others may be tournaments or competitive play. The list should expand as plans solidify.

What other events are included?
We will have gaming industry guests and hope to include events such as industry panels, a meet and greet, game demonstrations, benefit events and special gaming events.

Do I need to know how to play to attend?
No. In most cases you may learn the game when you sit down at the table. There may be some competitive play events that require more rules knowledge. Game demonstrations will also be available for some games, particularly board games.

Yes, although the details are still being worked out, including cost and the number and size of dealer spots available at the event.

How does my group, store or I get involved?
Essentially, email [address removed]. with your contact information and what you might want to bring to the Fair. See below for additional info:

Groups ? We will have a table for flyers and other promotional information for area gaming clubs and conventions. We also hope to provide tables for clubs to use to promote their own club directly, possibly free of charge. We are still determining space allocation, so this may or may not happen (and may depend on interest). While a club may sell their own limited promotional items from the table, they may not sell other items without purchasing a regular dealers table. Additionally, we hope that gaming groups will attend and run events as part of the regular convention event schedule, as well as play.

Conventions ? Other area conventions may be included at the game fair.

Stores ? We will have a wall or table to put out advertisements and other promotional items for KC area and other game stores. Stores may contact us directly to discuss attending as a dealer. We are also open to suggestions as to ways to promote area stores during the event.

Individuals ? Individuals may participate as players and event organizers, and need not be part of a larger group to do so.

Volunteers and event organizers ? Individual volunteers may be needed. Event organizers should contact us as soon as possible so details may be worked out. We are looking for events ranging from a single board game or RPG round, to miniatures tournaments or sanctioned trading card events. There will be formal registration process available later on for individual games. If you want to run a tournament, live action or large-scale event, please contact us directly.

Attendees must register at the front desk for a badge, but there is no cost to attend.

Who are the convention staff and organizers?
The KCGF is privately held, with an advisory board of members/organizers from Blockhead!, BorderWars, ShaunCon, plus other interested individuals.
For more information about the KC Game Fair, contact us at [address removed].

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