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cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

May 26-28, 2017
Williamsburg, Virginia

Hello! There are just six weekends until the Williamsburg Muster this year, and we are about to publish the first draft Game and Event listing (the Preliminary Event List, or PEL). We wanted to remind the gaming community so they can get any games registered that they might want to run.

New hotel, larger space. We are on Memorial Day weekend this year, but will return to a new time (not Memorial Day Weekend) for 2018. Even so, we feel that this is going to be a great event this year.

With our larger space this might be just the year for you to try out that really big scenario you might have been thinking of.


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cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2017 9:00 a.m. PST

We heard from the hotel this past week, rooms are going fast, so if you are thinking of staying (and for Memorial Day weekend, in Williamsburg, it is a great price), get your reservation in soon. I don't think there will be many rooms available outside our block.

RetroBoom21 Apr 2017 12:41 p.m. PST

Made sure to grab mine last month! See you there ;)

Major B21 Apr 2017 7:54 p.m. PST

This is always an enjoyable show!

Rangers Lead the Way23 Apr 2017 9:07 p.m. PST


Will you guys be back on schedule next year for February?

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 5:43 p.m. PST

Our plan is to return to our normal schedule with a date in February next year. When the Ramada shut down we were left with the choice of no show this year, or running the show during Memorial Day Weekend. No show, was simply not an option!

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2017 9:25 p.m. PST


If you have plans for attending Williamsburg Muster 2017 next month, May 26 – 28, 2017, you had better make your room reservations for the Doubletree Inn ASAP, as the room block has dwindled to near single digits, and the cut off date is in less then two weeks!!

Once they are gone you'll be paying substantially more IF they have rooms available, and even more for any of the two nearby hotels!! Right now the rates are at summertime levels in Williamsburg, so don't say you haven't been advised and forewarned!!

Be sure to mention "Williamsburg Muster" to get the discounted rate!!

cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2017 2:09 p.m. PST

Getting excited about February next year, but I think that this year's show will be top rate, also!

Some cool stuff planned.

cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2017 1:14 p.m. PST

So, our first draft PEL has been posted. Still some room for more games, but this is the first idea of some of the things going on . . .

PDF link

TMPTMPTMP15 May 2017 2:12 p.m. PST

Nothing seen on status in a while. Only 2 weeks off. Any updates of note?

KPinder Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

The website still shows only 4 vendors, tho they normally average 7-10. There may be more coming that haven't been listed, (probably) or they may be balking at the holiday weekend (less probably.) It's hard to know.

The PEL has had some new events listed, even tho the "Last Updated" date and the KB size of the data file haven't changed. I printed the original PEL, so I could read them against one another to find the changes.

One off-site thing to reflect upon. The con site is 30 mins from the Mariner's Museum, which houses the recovered portions of the USS Monitor, which really ought to be on any gamer's bucket list.

Tumbleweed Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 9:37 a.m. PST

The weekend of the convention the staff of the Viking forge will be in Iceland, so we will unfortunately miss this one.

cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 12:15 p.m. PST

Next time, Viking Forge, next time! Enjoy Iceland.

cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

Some more games posted, a SAGA tournament has been added. More vendors. I think that the vendors shown on the website are the only ones who submitted logo's. We have somewhere around our usually 10 or a dozen (I'll have to check the list).

Things are different this time, because of the calendar change. But we should be back on more solid footing next Muster.

KPinder Supporting Member of TMP17 May 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

Would you please list the expected vendors? Enquiring minds want to know.

cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2017 7:06 p.m. PST

I think this is what we have, currently…We missed a few of our regulars, because of the holiday weekend.

For the Historian
The Phalanx Consortium
Dragons Hoard
BV Traders
Covert Intervention Games
Cotton Jim
Silver Eagle
Thoroughbred Miniatures
Collins Epic Wargames (tentative)

cturnitsa Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2017 4:05 p.m. PST

Scant hours! Mere Days! Williamsburg Muster is almost here (starting this Friday).

We hope to see you there, and maybe to play a game or two with you.

Personal logo edmuel2000 Supporting Member of TMP24 May 2017 3:46 a.m. PST

Not this year, unfortunately, but The Muster and Guns of August are on my list.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

Maybe some day.

On another topic checked out your PEL. I know too late to do anything about it but has anyone else noticed the very first game on the list the name of the group putting on the game?

vagamer63 Supporting Member of TMP25 May 2017 8:52 p.m. PST

Only about 12 hours before the doors open, and the troops are called to "Muster"!! You still have time to report for duty and enjoy a weekend of fun gaming, shopping, and meeting new great friends!

With a larger venue this year we've added lots of new things for everyone to do and see. More room for miniatures games, a larger Board Gaming Room with lots of games for you to check out and play! There is a whole room for KidsKon! Several games are scheduled for the younger crowd to play and enjoy featuring the ACW, Sailing Ships, and even Pirates!

Of course we have even more tournaments available this time with FOW, Star Wars, Star Trek, Armarda, and more!

Need a break from the rough and tumble action at the miniatures table? Then take a seat in our "Star Fleet Simulator", and see how you stack up against Kirk, Picard, Spock, McCoy, Chekov, Jordy, or Scotty! Take a seat at your chosen station helm, weapons, engineering, or communications, and help guide the Starship to complete it's mission! Can you go where no man has gone before?

That's just a sample of what awaits your arrival at "Muster", so pack your kit and report for a full weekend of fun in Williamsburg, VA!!! If you miss it you'll have to wait till next year, and the fines could be heavy!!!

So get moving!!!!

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