Sunday, January 29, 2006

The NHMGS calendar

It's another rainy weekend, with a great deal more time spent painting the family room than little men. I've begun this blog as a live update for the NHMGS website. As many of you know, our website, which is a great resource, has not been updated recently, and there are many important upcoming events. Think of this as your calendar of events:

February 18th-19th Harborstorm. This is Bruce Meyer's annual DBA tournament. This year it is hosted at ConQuest, a new multi-genre convention, and is held at the Sea-Tac Marriott February 17-20. Their address is:

3201 South 176th Street
Seattle, Washington 98188

Expect some other NHMGS members to host events. Paul Hannah is hosting DBA on Friday night and Saturday. Ian Croxall will be hosting one of his excellent Red Shadow games on Sunday.

We're not sure what to expect at ConQuest, but consider taking a shot and spending some time there. This could be a valuable winter event for us. For further information go to:

February 25th NHMGS Auction
This is the date for our annual fund raiser. This year we are American Eagles in Tacoma. This is the information for the auction:

The auction will be mostly silent. The rules are as follows:

· Sellers are limited to a maximum of ten lots.

· Live auction is limited to A) painted miniatures and B) silent auctions that receive bids of at least $50.

· Sellers pay NHMGS 10% of their proceeds.

· Sellers may make donation items available to NHMGS

Sellers must first focus on setting up their auctions. The silent auction will last from 10:00-2:30. At this time auction staff will wrap up silent auction items, have buyers and sellers complete their transactions. My goal is to have silent auction items wrapped up by 4:00, so we can have a short but lively live auction session.
The format will feature a time for morning gaming from 10:00-1:00. If there is enough interest, we can have a second game period from 1:00-4:00 We can host games on two large tables (6’ X 10’.) If you are interested in hosting a game, please contact me—first come first served. We are mostly looking for something fun and low stress that handle a fair number of people.
March 10-12th Trumpeter Salute
This is the annual Trumpeter hoo-hah game fest in Burnaby, B.C. I go nearly every year and always have a good time. There is a huge variety of games: usually a DBM tournament, 40K tournament, and tons of good looking displays and friendly dealers happy to take your American dollars at a reasonable exchange. I often take my wife, who also takes my American dollars, and disappears into neighboring Metrotown, a mondo shopping mall. It's a good thing the convention is reasonably priced. For more information, consult the Trumpeter web page:

June 9-11 Enfilade
Yes, it's true, we try to schedule our flagship event for Memorial Day weekend, but we couldn't make it work this year. We have a couple of big events scheduled for this year, including a 300th anniversary Battle of Ramillies, and Little Big Horn. It will be great. We return to the Olympia Red Lion. I will be sure to post more information as it becomes available.