This up incoming weekend I will be out at Arizona Game Fair, running a few events. Now Arizona Game Fair is primarily a card and board game show, but they are trying to branch out to other games such as miniatures.
I will be running a few demos for CAV Strike Operations as well as running a paint & Take sponsored by Talon Games. The nice thing is that Talon Games has provided all the miniatures for the give away as well as a few books to give away for CAV Strike operations.
So why am I doing this? Well that's a great question! You see I sort of hung up my organizers hat a few years ago after I closed down Gathering in the Desert. It became a lot of work to put on the event and besides a few folks, I really didn't have much help. Now I always envisioned linking GitD to a bigger event, but for the longest time we had no such events in the valley of the sun.
Also about a month ago a few folks approached me asking what did it take to put on an event. I told them they were nuts from starting from scratch and that they should join up with another established game event. Well that got me thinking, if we ever wanted to have a miniature based con here in the valley, then we would have to grow it with another event.
So hence when my friend Richard approached me about Arizona Game Fair, I thought I better put my words were my mouth was. So I made a few calls and figured out what I wanted to do. Funny thing is, about two weeks ago I organized the Taco Bowl Blood Bowl day, I had another organizer approach me to run a few more miniature games at another local con, CritHit . So it looks like the events are starting to happen, so it seems I will be busy rather soon.
So if your are available, come on out to mesa to play a few games...