Organizer Interview: Conclave of Gamers

Organizer Interview: Conclave of Gamers

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in Blog, Organizer Interview | 0 comments

This week we interview Chad Uecker, organizer of the Conclave of Gamers. CoG is in the process of raising money to expand Conclave 2014 on Kickstarter. What is the Conclave of Gamers? The Conclave of Gamers is a gaming convention in the Denver area that focuses on table-top gaming of all kinds: board and card games, role-playing games and miniature games. We have scheduled games, events and tournaments, but we also encourage open gaming. So, everyone who comes is encouraged to bring some of their favorite games to share and teach. You are welcome to ask to join any game that isn’t full and start any game as long as there is an available table. We’re also a convention that wants to expand the gaming hobby. Therefore, we are open to all level of gamers. We can help you find a great game to play whether you are new to the hobby or a veteran. Except for a couple of tournaments, all of our games will have the rules explained before play begins, so this is a great opportunity to give gaming a try! How long has CoG been running? This will be our 3rd year. How many attendees do you had in the past and how many expect to have this year? The first year we had 80 people, the second year we had 100 and for our third we’re expecting 250 – 400+ attendees. We’ve added RPG’s and miniatures for next year, a sanctioned Puffy Billy tournament and have moved to a great venue. What kind of events will you have? We’re still at the beginning of scheduling events but we already have: * a game developer’s area for beta/play testing – we already have 5 developers who are on board and two others that are tentative. * a Puffing Billy tournament (train games) * Flames of War and De Bellis Antiquitatis tournaments (miniatures games) * plans for a variety of board game tournaments * plans for a variety of scheduled RPG’s including the standards along with a new RPG: Shaintar. In addition, as an open gaming convention, there will be hundreds of other games played throughout the weekend as our attendees can start any of their own games or check out a game from our board game library. Any specific con events you would like to highlight? As always we’ll have a table-top gaming auction, for people to buy and sell used games. Anything else you’d like to mention? Our Kickstarter is going now and the more pre-registrations we get now, the more events and possible special guests we can add for 2014. Where can we find Conclave of Gamers online? Kickstarter ConclaveOfGamers.org Faceook: https://www.facebook.com/conclaveofgamers Twitter: @conclaveofgamer G+: gplus.to/ConClave...

more info
Rocky Mountain Con Organizer Interview

Rocky Mountain Con Organizer Interview

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in Blog, Organizer Interview | 0 comments

The beginning of next month will bring Coloradans a new geek convention. Rocky Mountain Con will debut on November 9th & 10th at the DIA Crowne Plaza hotel. For more information on the con, see the Rocky Mountain Con event listing.   We interviewed Tim, the convention organizer and this is what he had to say. What kind of con is Rocky Mountain Con? Rocky Mountain Con really is about all things geek. We are working hard to bring in something for everyone. How long has Rocky Mountain Con been running? This is the first of what we hope to be many Rocky Mountain Con’s. We have been wanting to do this for years and thought now is the time. How did you get connected with Aurora Rise? To be honest I have been on the Board of Directors for Aurora Rise since day one. Many of the others helping with this convention also help with Aurora Rise. How many attendees do you expect to have? By our numbers we are looking to have between 2-5 thousand people attend. Since this really is about charity we hope we have even more so we are trying to get the word out as much as we can. What kind of vendors will you have? We have worked very hard to get all kinds of vendors in from comics, games, anime, cosplay, toys and scifi. How many vendors? We just opened up more vendor space by moving the gaming area to its own room so we are looking to add a lot more to our list and in Artist Alley. Right now we have over 20 and adding everyday. Any specific con events you would like to highlight? We are really excited that are panels are going to be more on the learning side. We are calling it Comics U but it is so much more then that. We want people to really learn how to get into comics and hoe to make things for their costumes and more. What kind of game events will you have? We will feature sanctioned Yu-Gi-Oh, HeroClix and Magic The Gathering tournaments in the gaming area and are looking to add more as we speak. Where can we find out more information? http://www.RockyMountainCon.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Mountain-Con/442800775816898 Thanks...

more info