It will take place Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-30) and they're looking for extra GMs. They already have several but those GMs want to be able to play, too. The mission statement is "The idea behind this "con" is for all of us to get to sit on both sides of the screen and introduce some people to our favorite games and to get some serious roleplaying in!"
Pete, the store owner, will also be offering a 10 percent discount all weekend.
They plan to run a minimum of three games per session, perhaps more. The schedule is as follows:
Early Afternoon: Registration, Game table sign-ups begin
5pm-9pm: Session 1
12pm-5pm: Session 2
5pm-9pm: Session 3
12pm-5pm: Session 4
5pm-9pm: Awards, thanks yous, and goodbyes!
The con itself is not being run by Ravenblood. Instead it's being organized by a gaming group I belong to and Pete is volunteering his store so it's a win/win scenario -- Pete gets fresh traffic and the con has a home. Anyway, I don't want to post the organizer's contact info here in public so if you're interested in running, contact me here or offlist and I'll put you in touch with the organizers.
Best of all, as of now, admission is FREE. As a courtesy to Pete for allowing free use of his store, a lot of the games being run will be games still in print over previous versions of games (so if someone tries it and likes he, Pete can get a sale), but that's not a requirement. Plus, Star Trek is kind of stuck at the moment since out-of-print versions are the only ones available so running Trek is perfectly fine. Still, this might be the time to run a Traveller game, Paranoia, etc., which are readily available at the store, rather than a long-dead game.
As I've said before, the shopping center Ravenblood is located in has great food, so that makes life easy and there's another shopping center with more options next door.
So if you don't want to get involved in holiday shopping hell that weekend (I always avoid it like the plague), consider the con. It sounds like fun and a lot of the people participating are fun.
Let me know who's interested in running games and I'll hook you up. If you just want to play, mark your calendar and show up.
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