Monday, February 11, 2013

Legiocon XII and the Next Big Thing

This past Friday, the 40kegger was given the opportunity to run some games at Legiocon XII. It was my first time in the venue, and I gotta say, it was pretty neat in there. Lots of room, and the cheapest beers I've ever seen in the city. And while a bunch of us nerds were rolling dice upstairs, the 60+ community of St. James enjoyed some live tunes, dancing, and meat draws downstairs. Definitely how I plan to spend my retirement...

I was really happy to see a great turnout of 40kegger people. A few Beer League matchups, a few casual games, and a few new faces. There must have been about a dozen of us all busting out some 1000 point games on Friday night.

We brought 3 of our 40kegger Scenarios as a little treat, because once a year just isn't enough to play them. We brought Beer Run, Keys to the VIP, and my personal favorite, Barrels of the Warp. Since all of our scenarios are always evolving, we hope to get some feedback from those who had a chance to play them. So send us your comments/email if you have some ideas on how to make them better.

We also want to take a quick opportunity to welcome Wes Szmaglik who recently moved here from the UK. Wes came out to meet everyone and get in a few games on Friday night. And it was a kind of picture perfect welcoming, because he won the free entry to 40KEGGER 5.

Congrats, Wes.

Here are a few more pictures from our evening at Legiocon XII. Every time we get a group out for an event, I'm always reminded how many great hobbyists we got in this city.



Wes's stunning Dark Angels. I can see a lot of "Best Army" arwards going to the new face in Winnipeg over the next few years..

Now, onto the Next Big Thing... Astronomi-con.

At the end of the evening on Friday, a bunch of us stood around and chatted with Wes about Astronomi-con. Everyone reminisced about past experiences with Astronomi-con scenarios, and about the level of craftsmanship that goes into running the event. I mean, this is an event that has received the official "pretty fucking awesome" from names like Jervis Johnson and Phil Kelly. So needless to say, I got in my car after the little chat and drove home with a very high level of excitement and anticipation. And holy shit, we are now less than two weeks away...

Astronomi-con 2012

Astronomi-con is truly a world class Warhammer 40,000 experience. We are pretty damn spoiled to have one right here in Winnipeg. So ask yourself, do you spend a lot of your time painting and playing 40k? Do you read a lot of Black Library books and consider yourself rather knowledgeable in the 40k universe? If you in any way can say that you have a passion for 40k, you really don't want to miss this event.

Sign up for Astronomi-con. It's two full days of some of the best 40k you will ever get the chance to play.

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