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Ottoathome06 Oct 2017 6:08 a.m. PST

"THE WEEKEND 2018" is changing it's dates from June to APRIL

The new dates will be from April 11, to april 15 2018.

WarWizard06 Oct 2017 6:40 a.m. PST

Can we get a clue as to where this event is held? City. State, Country? Is there a website with details?

Ember52 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 11:03 a.m. PST

WarWizard,

The weekend has been held at the Continental Inn in Lancaster, PA. I'm assuming it will still be there, but I'm sure Otto will confirm and provide further info as time goes by.

Ottoathome06 Oct 2017 12:06 p.m. PST

"The Weekend is held at

The Continental Inn
2285 Lincoln Highway (Route 30)
Lancaster PA. 17602
717-099-0421

This is on the other side of route 30 from the Lancaster Host.

It will be held this year from April 11 to April 5.

This is the 9th year of the convention.

The convention is quite different from other conventions in that it focus' on "Friendship, Games, Food, good times, fellowship and fun. That is all the "sociability" aspects of the hobby. Most of the attendees are game masters themselves and use the convention to showcase or try out their newest games.

This year the theme is "Victory At Sea" and will focus on "Naval War Games." Themes don't mean much at conventions, being mostly there to slap some sort of interesting cover art on the front of the booklet. But there are plenty of games and last year we had an "Art De La Guerre" tournament which was the largest in the United States Yet, and we have had interest from other tournament players as well.

But th convention is primarily games of all sort from all eras and a dedicated and enthusiastic crowd attends each year to take part and have fun. Perhaps the best way to describe the convention is by its primary feature- The Munchie pit." This is a circle of comfy chairs facing the Munchie pile, which is a huge mountain of food, snacks, beer, wine, soda, vegies, fruit etc, all donated by the gamers who attend and which is free to all. In the munchie pit you can relax from the game you have just complete, and sit with others and talk about gaming, your latest projects, brag, lie, tell jokes and cat about people who aren't there. From here Game masters will come and offer new games just starting and it's posible to game from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave. The convention has grown to a five day show with a 5,000 sq ft ballroom capable of accommodating almost anything.

We offer space to board gamers, tournaments, open games, and any you want to play.

We have no vendors yet but we are prospecting among them to see if any would like to come. This would not be a vendor show like Historicon, but we recognize that many vendors are gamers themselves and we would like to offer them the opportunity to play in a game and have fun and not just be tied to their booths.

The convention is sponsored by "The Society of Daisy" a group dedicated to fun, humor, whimsy and Imagi-Natioins. It's a yahoo group and open to all.

In addition to the gaming, we have a kick-off-dinner, a "free table" and a "Bring and Buy table."

The games are fantastic, from huge models of the Siege of Alesia, to campaigns over several table tops, to a game put on by Mike Lorenzo "Frederick the Great attacks Candyland" and last year "The Hatfield's and McCoy's" a "miniaturization" of an old board game.

We are also bringing back Military History 2000.

We publish four quarterly (sort of) bulletins which are mailed to you and which give you updates on what games are scheled, what new details we have, and keep you informed ahead of time of the convention. We publish a 48 page, full color After Action Report/Keepsake booklet which gives battle reports of EVERY event at the convention… well almost everyone… that is of the GM's we can run down and squeeze one out of.

It's a lot of fun and a great way to meet and game with your friends and make new friends as well.

The best way to hear the latest ELECTRONICALLY is to get on our "Society of Daisy" Yahoo group. Contact me at sigurd@eclipse.net for this. Other than that if you write to me at that address and give me your postal delivery address I will put you on the mailing list for the quarterly update bulletin.

There is NO COST for the convention if you take a room at the Continental. For equity's sake if you stay elsewhere we ask for a $20 USD donation.

A room is $92 USD to $95 USD a night, very nice, very reasonable with a free full breakfast on Friday to Sunday. Very nice place.
If you want back issues of one of our After Actioin Reports I can send you one from former years

focus' on the sociability aspects of gaming. There is no vendor area (yet) but we have space for it and have contacted several vendors or a limited presence. I say that because many vendors are

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