As most of you know, a friend, his son & myself will be making the trip out to Chicago to attend Adepticon. http://www.adepticon.org/ This is the largest non GW gathering of GW gamers in the states. I was invited by Hank Edley to run two WAB events as well as a Legends of the High Seas. I will be, besides running Demos and the WAB events, acting as Adeptus Arizona's on the spot event coverage person.
So I thought I would give you a small run down of my schedule and what I will be doing while there and what it takes to get my stuff there & back home again. So my schedule is as such:
Arrive in Chicago on 4/10/08 sometime around lunch time and meet up with my buddy Ed Kastler who will be helping me run things.
Friday: Ed & I will be running 4 WAB Demo games from 1:00 - 2:00, 2:00 - 3:00, 3:00 - 4:00 & 4:00 - 5:00 as well as two Demo games of Legends of the High Seas at 3:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 7:00.
Saturday:WAB Open Single Tournament 8:00 - 5:00 as well as 2 LotHS Demos at 10:00 - 11:00 & 1:00 - 2:00. Awards should be handed out for the WAB event after 5:00. Sunday:WAB Doubles Team Tournament 7:00 - 4:00 and 3 LotHS Demos at 9:00 - 10:00, 11:00 - 12:00 & the last one at 12:00 - 1:00.
As some would notice, there is overlap on some of these, but hopefully we will have help. So what is this crazy person taking with him, well good question. I will be taking about 30 Pirate figures for the LotHS Demos, about 25 Old West figures (will explain that in a minute). And all this along with prizes from Gripping Beast, Black Scorpion & Black Cat Bases will also be going (roughly another 118 figures in blisters). All this need to fit into a suitcase as well as room for clothing and other must have items that go along with traveling. Needless to say I will be doing some creative packing!
Now I have talked with a few guys out there and it looks like we will be doing some LotHS & LotOW gaming after the events in the wee hours of the night, hence all the Pirates & old West figures. I wanted to take my LotR Easterling or Orc army to do some pick up gaming, but I'm running out of room, so sadly the LotR stuff will be staying home. That bums me out since they have 40 LotR players there playing in the LotR team event, which is by far the largest US LotR event to date!
So this weekend I will be getting all the books & assorted paperwork and other stuff (dice, tape measure, counters, etc) together for the Tournaments & the demos. I luck out since the guys in Chicago have built some nice terrain for the Demos & it looks like the Specialist Games section will have the best looking terrain. So I'm sure I will forget something but it will be a blast.
Currently it looks like they (Adepticon) have about 700 or so people registered for the event, so it is going to be huge. Pretty much all the Demos but 1 were sold out, it looks like all the WAB Demos are as well. The tourneys are pulling about 10 folks for the Open & 4 teams for the doubles, but heck, this is the first time they have done this. Last year LotR had something like 8 guys, this year 40! So hopefully WAB will do the same.
So there you have it, I will report as soon as I can or if I borrow someones laptop.