Sunday, February 3, 2013

Gaming conventions here in St. Louis for 2013

I thought I'd mention a number of gaming conventions here in St. Louis, MO for 2013. 

The first gaming convention I'll be involved with is Die Con 13/Big Muddy's Barracks Battle Weekend.  That is June 21-23, 2013 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL.  More info is available at

Big Muddy will be running its spring Convention at Die Con 13/Barracks Battles.  They are looking for any miniature gaming events to be run at the Con.  I'm putting on a 28mm Franco-Prussian War Game:  Battle of Woerth - August 6, 1870 using Chassepot and Needlegun.  I'll also be running a 28mm First Boer War:  Battle of Lang's Nek - December 22, 1880 using The Sword and The Flame. 

A preliminary events list will be out later (probably in April to attend.  Besides Big Muddy's Barracks Battles, Jon Bancroft is also looking for other wargamers, boardgamers, CCG's, and even LARPer's.  If you'd be interested in running an event or scenario for him, please contact him through the Die Con 13 website.

The next gaming related convention in St. Louis is Archon 37 on October 4-6, 2012 at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL.  I promised Jon Bancroft I'd finally show up this year and running a WH40K game for him.  It's been a long time since I've been to Archon, so I don't know about what's being run besides Full Thrust and Battle Tech.  There usually RPG's and CCG's, too.  Gaming usually takes second place to the other stuff that goes on at Archon.  But I do know gaming will be there.  The website is

The other two gaming conventions that take place are August Spearhead and Command Con in November.  Both those events are sponsored by Big Muddy Historical Gaming Alliance. 

August Spearhead was held last year in August 2012 at Game Nite on Watson Rd. in St. Louis, MO.  It's a one day mini-con with two gaming sessions.  Command Con is held in mid-November.  I don't know where it will be held this year.  That is TBD.  Command Con is a three gaming convention.  Last year I ran a 28mm Zulu War game and a 28mm Imjin 1592 game between Japanese samurai and the Royal Korean army.  I'm not sure what I'll run this year.

As soon as I get more info, I'll post it online.  If you're in town any of the weekends I'd mentioned, then please show up and I'll look forward to gaming with you.

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