Friday, November 30, 2012

Nerd News - Winter 2012/2013

With the Winnipeg landscape officially under a blanket of white snow, it is safe to say that Old Man Winter is here (and he plays Space Wolves, just in case you were wondering). With that, let's look at some of the things coming up over the next few months that can keep members of 40kegger warm throughout the season.

January 1, 2013 - The NEW Maxx Collectibles

Well, one of Winnipeg's major suppliers of tabletop wargames is moving to a new space. Garth (the owner) is very excited because this new store will be MUCH bigger (3 times bigger!), supporting excellent space for the gaming community. While the Games Workshop's "bunker" store has long been perceived as the official spot for games of 40k, I think the new Maxx Collectibles will prove to be a far more welcoming space. Not to mention the ability to play other game systems thoughout dedicated league nights. Look out Winnipeg, there is a new Nerd Store in town!

Make sure to check out the new space this January 2013 at 835 Cavalier Drive at the intersection of Hamilton Ave.

February 8th, 9th, and 10th, 2013 - Legiocon XII

Legiocon is a popular journeyman gaming event where people can check out loads of different tabletop wargames. Among the confirmed list of games is Warhammer 40k, Advanced Squad Leader, Flames of War, Uncharted seas, Firestorm Armada, Dystopian Wars, Warmachine/Hordes, Infinity, and Malifaux. Check out their website for updates and a list of scheduled games as we get closer to the event.

One of the things that makes Legiocon so popular is the venue: the No. 4 Legion at 1755 Portage Ave. New for this event, Legiocon has partnered with 40kegger to sponsor a special night of gaming on the Friday night. While we are still in the planning stages, we can confirm that Friday night will be "Beer and 40k", presented by the 40kegger Tabletop Wargames Club.

February 23rd and 24th, 2013 - Astronomi-con Winnipeg

Truly, the best Warhammer 40,000 tournament in Winnipeg. This is two full days of non-stop 40k, featuring unique missions that will blow your mind. Since the event was announced, I have been spending as much time as possible with a paint brush in my hand after the kids go to bed, trying to get my new units ready for battle (and paint scoring). Get your 1500 point armies ready because this is an event you don't want to miss.

Taking place once again at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, the venue speaks for itself in terms of the level of class, detail, and professionalism that goes into this event. Check out their website and make sure you get your registration in early.

Spring Time...

Ok, we don't want to jump too far ahead... But we can confirm a few things for when the snow melts. First of all, we have locked in our date and venue for 40KEGGER 5. It will be taking place on Saturday May 4th, 2013 at Bronx Park Community Centre in the same space as the last one. Limited to 20 people, make sure you book that day off now. We will post an official release flyer and open up registration early in the new year.

In June, look for details on PrairieCon, a great gaming event that takes place in Brandon.

That's all for now. Get your painting done, cause what the fuck else is there to do when there is no hockey....


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