3 Reasons Why Summer Can’t Come Fast Enough!
The only thing getting me through this Midwestern weather is idea that summer is just around the corner. The three events I can’t wait for are:
1.) Gen Con
Slated for August 4-7, the world’s longest running gaming convention will hold its 42nd con. Early registration for the “best four days in gaming” is open and event registration open on May first. One thing I can say from my past Gen Con experiences is, don’t wait until the day of the con to get your badge or register for events. Popular games and events like True Dungeon sell out almost instantly.
July 9th – September 5th of this year one of the world’s largest Ren faires will transport people to the year 1574 to spend a day in the court of Queen Elizabeth I. As if great food, music, games, acting, jousting, and drinks weren’t enough, the Bristol Ren faire also has Ren Quest. Ren Quest is an interactive rpg that uses the entire 30-acre village and over a 1,000 inhabitants to create a one of a kind gaming experience. Imagine playing D&D in a renaissance era village with thousands of npcs in full period costumes.
3.) Free RPG Day
June 18th flock to your local game store and get your swag! These are some of the free gaming products being offered this year:
- Wizards of the Coast- Free 4e adventure
- White Wolf Publishing- World of Darkness Quickstart
- Mayfair- Settlers of Catan: Catanimal Variant Rules
- Q-Workshop- Unique FUDGE Dice
And that is just four of the twenty-one companies sponsoring the event
This will prove to be an amazing summer!