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Mr Elmo20 Mar 2023 5:31 a.m. PST

Two days until Elmo leaves for AdeptiCon. I have three tournaments lined up, my Golden Demon entry is ready (hopefully the staff won't laugh!)

Lou Malnati, Portillos…yup I'm ready.

Raynman Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2023 7:35 a.m. PST

I'm going on Saturday!

Rich Bliss20 Mar 2023 8:12 a.m. PST

Went last year. Even ran a game. I probably won't be back for a few years. Way too much.

Grattan54 Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2023 10:23 a.m. PST

Can't believe how it has exploded in attendance size!
Now a separate location for historical gaming. No place to park. It is become one of the major conventions.

Stryderg20 Mar 2023 2:14 p.m. PST

Good luck on the GD entry!
And we need pics after the event.

BTCTerrainman Supporting Member of TMP20 Mar 2023 3:05 p.m. PST

Their website has so little information related to historical gaming. Please share more about the separation of this from the rest of the show.

Rustycop Retired 201920 Mar 2023 8:40 p.m. PST

Hey Doug not much historicals.

Mr Elmo21 Mar 2023 4:11 a.m. PST

not much historicals.

Years ago I suggested Little Wars co-locate with AdeptiCon. Now AdeptiCon has pretty much outgrown its location and has games at a completely different hotel. Little Wars is… somewhere in bumbleBleeped text Chicago and quite the drive honestly.

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP21 Mar 2023 4:49 a.m. PST

Personally I'd rather go to Little Wars. Way more interesting to me and I can actually park. Plus I don't have to deal with the hordes of 40k tournament folks.

Rumor has it that next year Little Wars is returning to the old Adepticon hotel.

kcabai21 Mar 2023 7:52 a.m. PST

Curious comment Mr. Elmo. The Little Wars location is at Sheraton in Lisle. Literally 30 minutes away from Adepticon's site. Perhaps you could GPS the route and join us. It will be a little different with plenty of parking, or you could stay on site, with the $99 USD per night room block.

Eight years ago, and periodically there after we looked at merging with Adepticon. So that is not breaking news. There are a number of issues that could not be resolved. Parking, Vendor Booth cost, Badge Prices, parking, pay to play event tickets, Room rates, parking, satellite location away from Vendor hall, and did I mention parking? Hisoricals would always be the step-child to the other events. Bigger is not always better, just look at what Gencon has evolved into.

Rumors are true we will be back the Westin for 2024.

Mr Elmo21 Mar 2023 12:54 p.m. PST

Perhaps you could GPS the route and join us

Golf road / 294 is where I split and with traffic Lisle can be 45 mins to a lot more. But hey, it's not Rochelle! 😝

kcabai21 Mar 2023 4:37 p.m. PST

Depending on what time of day you travel. You could leave now, and do the 23 miles in only 28 min. link

Mr Elmo22 Mar 2023 6:38 a.m. PST

leave now

The Fark headline was way better: Road construction begins Monday, if you have anywhere to be I. Chicago for the next three years, leave now.

kcabai23 Mar 2023 4:42 a.m. PST

LMAO. The 3 year project you are referring to applies to the Eden's junction to Wacker drive. It is not the route you would take to Little Wars. It is ironically one of the ways to Adepticon. But these travel related excuses are not really your reasons for passing on Little Wars, are they? If you do not want to go, just don't go.

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