I've spent a good amount of time prepping several games for Die Con 12, a local gaming convention here in St. Louis, MO June 22-24, 2012 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL. I've put on games for the past five years since I came back to St. Louis, MO. I mainly have run 28mm British Colonial Games.
This year has me running thing three different games. One is a WH40K game. Another is a 15mm SYW game. And the third game is 28mm English Civil War.
The first game is a simple 40K game featuring two of my 40K armies. I invented a scenario for it using Dark Angel Deathwing Terminators vs. a detachment of Traitor Guard. I've got enough stuff to haul to Die Con. So I made sure it was a small game. As far as I know, I'm the only one running a demo WH40K game this weekend. There is a 40K Tournament. But I'm normally running games on Saturday, so I don't get a chance to play in the Die Con Grand Tournament. This is no exception.
The second game is a Friday evening game between a 15mm SYW Austrian army of observation and an allied army of British, Hessians, and Hanoverian forces. They never fought during the Seven Years War. But it makes for a good scenario. It is a meeting engagement between the two armies.
The third game is Saturday afternoon. It is a 28mm English Civil War Battle of Edgehill using Warhammer ECW. I've got armies for both sides.
So the only slots I have to game are Saturday morning and Saturday evening. I'm going to be spending Sunday cooking ribs for my family. I've looked through the gaming schedule. And I'm undecided. I could get in an airwar game or maybe Battle Tech. I'd like to play Battle Tech. But I've never played a game. I don't know how convention friendly the system is. There is also a Command Decision game I could get into if I decide to stay the evening and play. I'll be a zombie by Saturday evening. But I'd like to play in a WWII microarmor game. I'll see how I feel Saturday and make a decision about what I want to do then. Though I promise to take some photos and upload them maybe Sunday evening or Monday afternoon when I get a chance to check my email this weekend...