Just a quick note to mention that dealer tables for OshCon 2010 are all spoken for. We’re going to have a lot of dealers this year selling all kinds of different products, from books, t-shirts, miniatures terrain, cat toys, dice bags, and more. Oh, and games. Lots and lots and lots of games.
Speaking of games, there’s still time and space to sign up to run events for OshCon, but the space is starting to fill up, so don’t wait too long. If you have a specific time you want to run an event (maybe you’re trying to schedule around another event that you really want to play in) then you’ll want to get your event signed up soon so you can still lock in your preferred time. Sign up today!
A quick note: There’s only about three weeks left until OshCon 2010 and events are starting to come in at a steady pace, so Gamemasters are going to want to get their events in soon to make sure we can get them the time slot that they want. There’s only so many tables, and if they’re full at a certain time, we’ll have to shift events to take that into consideration. So, if you want to play in an event at 3 p.m. and run your event at 11 a.m., get it in today before all the 11 a.m. tables are used up.
We are just a few days away from the convention, so we hope you’re looking forward to playing some games this weekend. There are a lot of games on the schedule, too. So many, in fact, that we’ve expanded into a new room in the basement at the Gruenhagen Center. We’ll have signs up letting you know how to get down there and the printed location chart (on the wall just inside the main room at the convention) will list which games are in the basement and which ones are on the main floor. There’ll be more explanation how the system will work when you get to the convention. Hope to see you there!
Just a heads up to let people know that the long, sad winter that followed OshCon 2010 is now over, and that tomorrow, Friday June 10th will see the re-activation of the GM sign-up page for gamemasters to run events at OshCon 2011 and the dealer sign-up page for vendors for OshCon 2011. It will also be the day that the photos from OshCon 2010 will appear on the site. So come back tomorrow for all the excitement and whatnot and remember that OshCon 2011 is October 15-16, 2011.
There has been a flurry of activity on the OshCon 2011 schedule in the last week. The Green Apple Board Gamers group has stepped up and they’ll be running a bunch of boardgames, so take a look at what they have to offer. Also, gamemasters might really want to start thinking about getting their own game listing in here sooner versus later, especially if there’s a certain time you want.
Also, Warhammer 40,000 fans: this year we’ll be hosting a Warhammer 40,000 Combat Patrol tournament on Sunday, sponsored by Chimera Hobby Shop! Combat Patrol is a special set of army construction rules that only allows you to field 400 points of miniatures, so the games are quick and deadly. If you’re a ’40k’ player, look into getting 400 points together (check the event description for construction rules) and we’ll see you Sunday.
OshCon 2011 is just a little over a week away. If you’re a gamemaster and you haven’t entered your events yet, you don’t have much time! Head to the Gamemaster page and sign up. Space is getting limited.
Also, the new OshCon 2011 official t-shirt design is finished, but it’s not ready to show off yet. Check back next week to get a sneak peek.
I want to thank everyone who attended this year’s convention and helped make it so successful. It was really a great time. I also want to thank every person who helped set up and clean up and everyone who ran games. The Oshkosh Northwestern ran a story about us on Sunday morning. Lastly, if you have any suggestions to make next year better, please let me know.
I’ve been receiving emails from concerned gamers asking if there’s going to be an OshCon this year. My plan is to still have one, but it might be in December. The Masonic Temple is up for sale, so we’re not able to use it as a venue, so we’re looking for something different. I’ve got a good lead and work has started, but I’m also getting married in late October, so I’m pretty busy with other stuff right now. However, keep an eye on this spot and there’ll be more information soon.
As you may have suspected, there will be no OshCon 2004. To do that at this point would take a whole bunch of work and a time machine, and my time machine is in the shop, so that’s right out. However, planning for OshCon 2005 is already in progress, and we hope to have a date by the end of February.
Keep checking this space for news next week (week of July 18th) for an announcement about OshCon 2005! I just got off the phone with the sales executive for the new venue we hopefully will be moving into this year, so keep your calendar open for late October, and check back here next week.