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Hey, everyone! Board Game Bash will be represented at Tribe Comics and Games on Saturday for International Tabletop Day. The event will run from 10 AM to 8 PM, and I’ll be there all day running games and helping out. There will be game space, demos, promos, and the entire store is discounted for the event! Come try some new games, teach others ones you love, or just play something!
Our awesome friends over at Tribe Comics and Games (who have been massively supportive of the convention from the very beginning) are being kind enough to allow registration in person at their store! Just stop in and say that you want to register for the convention, and they’ll provide you with a registration form and take your payment. So if you don’t want to register online, or just feel like stopping in and registering there, you can! They’re at 2919 Manchaca, Suite 102 right in the heart of 78704. (They’re just across Manchaca behind the Half-Price Books on S. Lamar.)
And if you haven’t had a chance to check them out, you need to do that now! They’re really great, and have been big supporters of the Austin board game community since they opened. They created and sponsor South Austin Game Night, and provide big support not only to Board Game Bash, but also to Give to Game. In addition, they make it a point to support the local economy, and donate a portion of their sales every month to charity. They have a great selection, and are happy to special order anything that they don’t carry.
Get into gear and pre-register for the 2013 convention early! Convention registration is now open! And even better, through the end of February, you get an additional $5 off your registration for being an early registrant. Wow!
This year’s pre-registration price is $45 ($40 through February 28), or $55 at the door. Pre-registration guarantees your admission to the convention, gets you access to the game library, allows early signup for events, and, of course, gives you a MYSTERY GRAB BAG! They’re back for the third year in a row, but will only be available to the first 200 registrants. So get signed up now and make sure you get yours, and save an extra bit for doing it!
More discussion regarding pre-registration (including volunteering to save money and donating games for admission) after the break.
Board Game Bash is a board game convention here in beautiful Austin, Texas. Come out and play some awesome board games with some cool gamers.
The convention will take place starting on Friday, August 2nd run until Sunday, August 4th. We’ll be playing at the Hilton Garden Inn Austin Downtown, located at I-35 and 5th Street. Pre-registration is now open, and there is an early registration discount through the end of February! Keep an eye on this website (or follow our RSS feed) for additional updates to the convention.
Also, please Like the convention on Facebook! New items are also posted there, as well as a few extra things that are likely relevant to your interests.
Dates are in for Board Game Bash 2013! Our third year will be held from August 2nd through the 4th of 2013 and will once again be located at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown.
Mark your calendars!
If you’re interested in running an event, have an idea about the convention, would like to receive posters and fliers (or know of a game store that would), or are interested in sponsoring the convention, just shoot an e-mail over to email@example.com. I’d love to hear from you!
Pre-registration for the convention is now closed. Don’t fret, however, as you can still get a ticket at the door for just $40! I can only accept cash at the door. (PayPal’s mobile credit card reader doesn’t work on all models of Android, of course.) We get started at 7 PM on Friday and won’t stop until 8 PM Sunday, so get on over to the hotel and play some games!
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“You got your chess in my laser!”
“You got your laser in my chess!”
Two great things that play great together: chess and lasers. LASERS.
Khet is a strategy game in the strategic tradition of chess, with a modern twist: THE FRIKKING LASERS. Myke Hritz, President of the Alamo Network of Khet Hobbyists (ANKH) will be coming out to demo the game on Saturday from 3 to 8 PM. He can teach you the game in just 3 minutes, and you get to play a neat stratagy game with lasers.
He’ll have several boards laid out, so feel free to step right up and check it out.
It’s Tuesday, July 31st, and it is your final day to pre-register for the convention!
Don’t pay at the door, when you can save by pre-registering. Door price is $40, but if you pre-register, it’s only $35. PLUS you get a MYSTERY GRAB BAG, get into the convention an hour early (at 6 PM), can still sign up early for tournaments, and get your custom pre-printed name badge.
But don’t wait! Registration’s been getting heavy, and I expect today to be the heaviest. There are only 18 grab bags left!
Thanks to the awesome efforts of the bag and badge team coming over last night, I’m much further along in the “to do” list. As such, I’m comfortable extending pre-registration through the end of the month.
So you have two extra days to get pre-registered! Make sure you’ve signed up by TUESDAY, JULY 31ST to secure your pre-registration! That gets you cheaper entry versus paying at the door, early access to the convention (6 PM instead of 7), a MYSTERY GRAB BAG, early signup for events, a custom preprinted name badge, and the distinction of being a cool person.
Thanks again to Bob, Ian, Angela (aka Mangles), Jonathan (aka the STORM, and who is a different Jonathan from me), and Betty (who wants you to know that she’s not a nice lady). They were just a powerhouse team last night getting the bags stuffed and badges made. PROPS.
Last year, werewolf-guru Tobias offered to come to the convention to run games of Werewolf. People that played it had a great time and had a bunch of fun playing his variant. Unfortunately, Werewolf is a game that can get pretty loud, and that ended up disrupting a few games.
Well, now that we’re in a bigger space this year, Tobias is coming back, and will have his own Werewolf space outside of the gaming rooms. He’ll be demoing his own variant of the game, Werewolves of the Dark Arts, every day of the convention.
If you’ve never played Werewolf before, the basic idea is that there is a village full of people, but a violent werewolf lives among them, killing innocents each night. It’s up to the villagers to determine who in their town is the werewolf and kill him, while the werewolf is trying to kill off as many victims as he can without being discovered. In this variant, everyone will have a unique role, either for good or evil.
Tobias will be running the event for several hours every day of the convention. The game is a quick, social game, so feel free to stop by and join a game any time you like. He’ll be running on Friday from 8 PM to 1 AM, Saturday from 7 PM to 1 AM, and Sunday from 3 PM to 7 PM.