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Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Aug 2012 6:23 p.m. PST

It's time for Midwesterners to start thinking again about getting to Nav-con, which is coming up on October 6th. The convention staff is hard at work already, making sure that naval gamers of all sorts get the usual high-caliber gaming day they've come to expect from this great event.

I'll be reprising an expanded version of the Seven Years War naval scenario I ran at this year's SYWAcon.

More info here:

nav-con.com

Pictures from Nav-con 2011 here:

link

Regards,

Jeff

Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member12 Aug 2012 2:48 a.m. PST

All the best with your event. I wish I could make it one year!

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Aug 2012 6:59 a.m. PST

Thanks, Mal. You'd enjoy the con, and it would be great to meet up there. Being on the same continent would, no doubt, make it a bit easier.

Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member12 Aug 2012 7:18 a.m. PST

Being on the same continent would, no doubt, make it a bit easier.

Or….I could just learn to swim sort of REALLY GOOD! grin

Louis Coatney Inactive Member15 Aug 2012 5:47 a.m. PST

Your being from Australia, you should have NO PROBLEM with the swim, Mal. … although you folks do attract sharks, reportedly. :-)

I was living in Macomb IL and never made one NavCon! :-( Now that I am over here in Norway, I really regret that.

Rallynow15 Aug 2012 11:57 a.m. PST

After digging around the website the convention appears to be held in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, I think. Might want to put the location in like the first paragraph. The convention sounds like fun wherever in the Midwest it being held.

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2012 12:13 p.m. PST

Didn't mean to rub your nose in it, Louis. I'm just trying to keep other gamers within traveling distance of this event from making the same mistake.

This is one of the real hidden gems among wargame conventions and it usually gets overshadowed by all the hoo-rah surrounding the bigger cons. It is well run and features some truly impressive games, but even with a couple large urban areas and potentially hundreds of gamers within driving distance there are always empty seats.

With the economy and fuel prices the way they are, I would think more gamers would be looking to smaller local cons for a quality gaming experience without the travel, hassle and politics of the Big Ones.

As for the long swim from Australia, I would have thought that a naval gamer would have heard of certain items called "boats".

Personal logo War Artisan Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Aug 2012 12:18 p.m. PST

Good point, Rallynow. I'll mention to the staff that they should probably feature that information more prominently.

Oak Creek is a southern suburb of Milwaukee. Nice neighborhood, easy access by freeway, and only a couple hours from Madison or Chicago. I'll be driving in the night before from Minneapolis, so I can have a nice leisurely dinner at the Saint Francis brewery (not far from the con location) where they have several fine craft brews and some of the best food I've ever had away from home.

Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member16 Aug 2012 2:31 a.m. PST

you should have NO PROBLEM with the swim, Mal. … although you folks do attract sharks, reportedly. :-)

Well…yes…but you can always go up to Darwin and swim from there. The salt water crocodiles have eaten the sharks out.

I would have thought that a naval gamer would have heard of certain items called "boats".

Mine are 1:6000 scale. I am 1:1 scale. It just wont work.

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP17 Aug 2012 3:29 p.m. PST

I went last year.

It was a nice little con, but unfortunately I wasn't able to stay the entire day, as I had brought my wife along. (She liked the look of the games, but mostly she sat over at the side, and wrote code on her laptop).

MH

Mal Wright Fezian Inactive Member17 Aug 2012 5:34 p.m. PST

but mostly she sat over at the side, and wrote code on her laptop

Mine would smile for the first ten minutes. After that withering glances at me and lots of sighs! 40 years around wargaming is just too much for most women! grin

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