Conventions


Punching Ghosts and Shooting Pirates

Do you want to punch ghosts? Do you want to help support a local gamer family in need? Of course you do! Come on down to Crit Castle this Saturday, February 11, when Gamers Giving is hosting an all-day mini-convention. There will be RPGs, board games, an amazing auction, and more! You can read all…


Once More into the Cons, my Friends!

What do you mean, it’s almost time for Genghis Con again? Didn’t we just have one of those, like, a month ago? I mean, I’m glad it’s around the corner. I always have a great time, but sheesh, give me some time to catch my breath, eh? Or maybe it’s just the illusion of time…


Stung by Gaming – In a Good Way!

As I obliquely mentioned on Friday, this past weekend was the debut of B-Con, a tabletop board game convention in Denver. In addition to the standard “sign up and play” events, the show also featured lots of both open gaming and prototype games from local designers and publishers. No, I didn’t bring my Haunted Hotel…


Return of ThanksGaming: This Time It’s Personal

One of the things I love about tabletop gaming is how it fosters a community. It’s especially awesome when that community can give back to the local community around it. Gamers Giving is a non-profit organization dedicated to exactly this sort of thing. One of its largest events each year is ThanksGaming, a sort of…


New Blood

This past weekend, I had the privilege of speaking on a couple panels at the second annual Fort Collins Comic Con. (Unofficial motto: “We’re bigger than you think!”) The panels were all about running tabletop roleplaying games. Together with Bill Keyes, Sean Patrick Fannon, and Ross Watson, we answered questions from the surprisingly-large crowd about…


Conclave of Punchers

Over the weekend, I had the privilege of attending Conclave of Gamers, a local convention dedicated to tabletop gaming. It was a smaller, friendly con with lots of open gaming, and a few highlights for yours truly. I ran my Ghost Punchers roleplaying game twice, and had a blast both times. Judging from their laughter…


Conclave of Swashbucklers and Ghost-punchers

Spring strode into Colorado, got pelted with a few million snowballs, staggered back, then cautiously sneaked back into the state like a rabbit at a coyote convention — and you know what that means: convention season is here again! I’ll be kicking off my own personal convention season at Conclave of Gamers (April 21-24). Unlike…


A Valentine to Gaming

Genghis Con took Denver by storm this past weekend. It was a great show, and apparently broke some attendance records this year. While I fire up my caffeine IV in an attempt to recover, I’d like to share some personal highlights from the show: Guilding: While wandering through the board game room like a millionaire…


Running a Con Game Like a Pro

As I stare down the barrel of GenghisCon this weekend, I’d like to share a few thoughts on what I think goes into running a good one-shot RPG session for a game convention. Being a Game Master for group of friends is one thing. GMing for a group of strangers you may never see again…


Con Punching

This is a public service announcement! (For the purposes of this announcement, “public” means gamer types in the Denver area who don’t have plans for this upcoming Saturday, February 13th.) In case you haven’t heard, this weekend is Genghis Con, one of the largest and oldest game conventions in Colorado. It’s also when and where…