Lets Talk Nerdy

Lets Talk Nerdy

Posted on Mar 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

John Betancourt of Girls of Geek12 talks about Nerd Nite: I think one of the many, many things that I enjoy about the wonder that is Nerd Nite Denver, is the fact that this is a program that is always fresh and original. After all, no two speeches are the same. I’ve learned about cosplay, I’ve learned about air traffic control and heck, I’ve even been blown away by childhood hero Rob Paulsen doing his thing. You can read the full article at...

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Anomaly Con 2015 Draws Near

Anomaly Con 2015 Draws Near

Posted on Mar 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

John Betancourt of Girls of Geek 12 gets excited about the upcoming con season and one con in particular: It’s that wonderful time of the year again my friends. As the snow begins to melt and the world begins to pull itself out of a deep winter slumber, there is one wonderful set of events that always follow with it…I’m talking of course, about con season. Yes the time has come at last to gather with our friends at a hotel for a weekend to celebrate our various love for a particular fandom or genre. It’s a most wonderful time of year since conventions truly get into your skin and your blood and for the month of March the one I’m excited about the most is Anomaly Con.   Read the full article at...

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Matt Rowles of Gamers for Veterans on Geek Street Society

Matt Rowles of Gamers for Veterans on Geek Street Society

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 in Blog, Organizer Interview | 0 comments

Matt Rowles, president of Gamers for Veterans was on Geek Street Society to talk about GenghisCon and the future of the Denver Gamer Association. You can fast forward to about 10 minutes for the...

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Con on the Range Recap from Girls of Geek 12

Con on the Range Recap from Girls of Geek 12

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Daniel of the Girls of Geek 12 website gives details of his adventures at Denver’s newest game convention, Con on the Range. Con on the Range has answered that challenge offering space for your group as well as some pre built scenarios for the novice and experienced gamer alike. Read the full article at GirlsofGeek12.com...

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Denver Gamers Association

Denver Gamers Association

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Organizer Interview | 0 comments

With Tacticon coming up at the end of this month Rocky Mountain Geeks thought it’d be a good time to interview Bill Stilson from the Denver Gamers Association, the group that puts on GenghisCon and Tacticon. What is the Denver Gamers Association? Denver Gamers Association (DGA) has been running local gaming conventions, beginning with GenghisCon in 1979. TactiCon (formerly Son of Genghis) began in 1986. Our mission is to promote the design, development, study, and play of simulation games, including boardgames, wargames, fantasy and science-fiction role-playing games, sports games, and miniatures as an educational, recreational, and social activity; and to coordinate with groups and persons in the region having similar interests. In our ConJr program, we aim to help parents of the next generation of gamers promote and foster a love of gaming, good-sportsmanship, and creativity as well as enhancing critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and learning to be a team player. As we are a not-for-profit organization, we hold an auction at every Convention. It’s the perfect opportunity to recycle your well-loved games to other players, find a new interest, or pick up a copy of an out of print game. Proceeds from each auction are donated to local and national charities. How are you involved with the DGA? I am the president of the DGA board which consists of 7 total members, including myself. I am also the Tacticon Convention Manager and the Genghis con Security coordinator. How long has the DGA been around? It all started back in 1979 with Genghis con and in 1986 Tacticon was started (original named Son of Genghis con) Can anyone become a member of the Denver Gamers Association? If so, what are the benefits? As the DGA is only a board of directors you have to be asked to replace a member moving off the board. Really there are no benefits for being on the board. As far as conventions go, anyone can volunteer to help. Depending on what they request to help with determines if they can be used. For example if someone wanted to help with registration but we already had full staff they would not be able to help. As far a judges, people who RUN games, we are always looking for them. Your two major events are Genghis Con in February and Tacticon at the end of August, are there others? Those are it. Well those are the 2 conventions that we run. We did, and plan to, have a booth a Denver Comic Con. We do try and support other shows if we can by offering up badges, events and shirts as prize support. How would you describe Genghis Con? Both Genghis and Tacticon are gaming conventions that focus on social gaming. Board games, Role Playing, & Miniature gaming is the most popular games. We do have LARPs (live action roleplaying)...

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Free RPG Day!

Free RPG Day!

Posted on Jun 20, 2014 in Blog, General Geekiness | 0 comments

Tomorrow is Free RPG day! http://www.freerpgday.com/stores.htm here’s a bunch of stores within 100 miles of Denver that host Free RPG Day! The Wizard’s Chest www.wizardschest.com 303-321-4304 230 Fillmore St. Denver, CO 80206 Crit Castle Games 3033669313 323 Airport blvd #120 Aurora, CO 80011 Enchanted Grounds www.EnchantedGrounds.com 303-470-1010 8800 South Colorado Boulevard Highlands Ranch, CO 80126 Total Escape Games totalescapegames.com 303-482-1829 6831 W. 120th Ave. Broomfield, CO 80020 CollectorMania collectormaniaparker.com 3037663530 19555 E Parker sq Dr Parker, CO 80134 Karliquin’s Game Knight www.karliquin.com 3035451745 2085 30th Street Boulder, CO 80301 The Haunted Game Cafe hauntedgamecafe.com (970) 402-2466 3307 S College Ave Fort Collins, CO 80525 Petrie’s Family Game www.petriesgames.com 719-522-1099 3502 Hartsel Drive, Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80920 Gryphon Games and Comics www.gryphongamesandcomics.com 970-224-3599 2020 S College Ave Unit B Fort Collins, CO 80525 Gamers Haven http://www.gamershavenco.com 719-531-9863 5730 N. Academy Blvd Colorado Springs, CO 80918 Enchanted Realms 719-418-2187 6799 Bismark Road Ste. A + B Colorado Springs, CO 80922 Gryphon Games and Comics Cheyenne www.gryphongamesandcomics.com 307-638-2424 1710 Central Ave Cheyenne, WY...

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