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Friday, February 8th, 2008
1:11 pm
[blinovitch]
The Passing of the Torch

Last year's Lore Con was our best yet in every way and we want to thank everyone who helped make it happen. However, times have changed and people have moved on. So now Northeast Wars, the original Burlington area gaming convention, has risen from its ten year slumber to retake its mantle.

Brought to you by the hard-working folks at Quarterstaff Games in Burlington, Northeast Wars is less than two months away. It runs from April 4th to the 6th, so surf on over to their website now. Sign up to attend, run some games, or work as a convention volunteer. They have some very nice deals going at the moment for volunteers.

So go forth and play games this spring, everyone. The Burlington gaming community has seen a huge resurgence in the past few years. Take advantage of it!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007
9:37 pm
[blinovitch]
Lore Con Charity Raffle
This year, Lore Con will hold a charity raffle to benefit the local food shelf, with prizes donated by Quarterstaff Games, Heroes Kingdom and Steve Jackson Games. All it takes to enter is three non-perishable food items!

www.lorecon.com
Saturday, March 10th, 2007
1:46 pm
[blinovitch]
Lore Con 3 Preregistration Book Online
Our preregistration book, with gaming schedule and hotel and registration information, is now available as a PDF!

You can download it here.
Tuesday, March 6th, 2007
9:28 am
[blinovitch]
Breaking News: Steve Kenson to Attend Lore Con 3
Lore Con is very pleased to announce that Steve Kenson, long-time RPG writer and game designer, will attend Lore Con as a guest of honor. In addition to running a game of Mutants & Masterminds, the superhero roleplaying game published by Green Ronin on which he works as line developer, Mr. Kenson will participate in a writers' lunchtime discussion and lead a panel on Green Ronin's upcoming products and the gaming industry in general.

Steve Kenson's RPG credits include creating Mutants & Masterminds, as well as developing the ongoing game line; writing for Shadowrun, various World of Darkness gamelines, GURPS, Exalted, Star Trek by Last Unicorn Games and more. He has also written novels for the BattleTech, Shadowrun and Crimson Skies worlds.

Lore Con 3 is April 13 - 15, 2007, at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center in South Burlington, VT. For more information, visit www.lorecon.com.
9:11 am
[blinovitch]
Lore Con 3 Preregistration Extended
In light of breaking news and our continuing efforts to reach as many gamers as possible, Lore Con is extending the preregistration period to April 1. Anyone who hasn't preregistered now has until the first of April to do so.

You can preregister in two ways: sign up at our Warhorn site or by mailing in the preregistration form available at our website, on the Registration page.

Our gaming offerings have grown by leaps and bounds over the past couple weeks, so be sure to check out the website and see what's on offer for this April 13 - 15 in South Burlington, VT.

Crossposted to burlingtonvt.
Thursday, February 22nd, 2007
10:07 pm
[blinovitch]
Entering the Last Leg of the Journey
Well, the gaming schedule for Lore Con is more or less set. Our pre-reg book is currently in layout. We hope to start mailing copies out to stores and clubs before the end of the month, as well as make a PDF version available for download and distribution.

We had a lot of stuff show up over the past couple weeks, so here's the big news:

  • Dr. Nik and Rod Sheldon of Carnage Gaming are joining us for Lore Con 3. We're happy to welcome Rod back to Lore Con and pleased Dr. Nik is joining us for the first time.
  • We have a Warhammer 40k tournament on Sunday afternoon, with all-new terrain being built especially for the event by Aaron Richards.
  • Almighty Sam of Quarterstaff Games has organized three Magic: the Gathering tournaments for the weekend.
  • Video gaming makes its triumphant return to Lore Con, not only with the open play that was so missed last year, but tournaments and special import titles you can't buy in America.


There's lots more to check out on www.lorecon.com.
Sunday, February 11th, 2007
3:27 pm
[blinovitch]
Mega Mondo Update
It's an update of such epic proportions, I couldn't possibly list it all here without suffering irreparable harm to the typing centers of my fingers.

Suffice to say, Lore Con 3 now has Magic: the Gathering tournaments, more Euro board games and video games galore, both open play and tournaments.

It's all at www.lorecon.com.
Friday, February 9th, 2007
10:44 am
[blinovitch]
The Hunt Is On
There's a little surprise hint of a coming announcement, somewhere in plain view on the Lore Con website. If you can find it, give yourself an imaginary cookie.

In other news, we're having a Pirate's Cove game event tomorrow at Quarterstaff Games in Burlington. Come check it out!
Sunday, January 21st, 2007
8:30 pm
[blinovitch]
Lore Con Presents Munchkin Impossible
This Saturday, January 27th, come help Lore Con celebrate the launch of Steve Jackson Games' latest work, Munchkin Impossible!

The Munchkins are now spies . . . eliminating the opposition, playing with self-destructing gadgets, and changing loyalties even faster than they change hats.

Be a Playboy, Tourist, or Assassin. Report to the Americans, Russians, British, or Chinese (it'll change!). Wield gadgets from the subtle Cigarette Dart Gun to the amazingly unsubtle Bazooka with Incendiary Ammo. Eliminate foes, from the pathetic Defective Defector, through the Interro-Gator and the Not So Secret Police, up to the mighty Super Spy himself. And (all together now) . . . Take Their Stuff!

Along with Munchkin Impossible, an official Man in Black from Steve Jackson Games will have a bevvy of their other offerings on hand.

The festivities take place at Quarterstaff Games, upstairs at 151 Church St, in downtown Burlington, from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

www.lorecon.com

Cross-posted to burlingtonvt.
Saturday, January 13th, 2007
10:43 am
[blinovitch]
Munchkin Impossible Launch Party
Two weeks from today, the Munchkins will land at Quarterstaff Games in Burlington. This time, they're secret agents. Take down the Defective Defector, wield the compact Cigarette Dart Gun and trade loyalties among the super-powers faster than you can say "Shaken, not stirred."

Come celebrate the launch of Steve Jackson Games' Munchkin Impossible on January 27, at Quarterstaff Games in Burlington, VT. Check out the Game Day page at www.lorecon.com for more details.
Monday, January 1st, 2007
10:01 pm
[blinovitch]
New Year, New Updates
Happy New Year, everyone! Lore Con's a mere three months and two weeks off now, and have we got some news for you:

  • Guests of Honor Announced
  • Warmachine and Hordes Tournament Details
  • The Privateer Press Registration Special

As a reminder, if you're thinking about GMing a game, the deadline to be included in our pre-reg book is February 15, 2007. That's a month and a half off, so get busy, all you GMs and world-builders. GMs who volunteer to run two or more sessions pay only $20 for the weekend!

Pre-registration for conventioneers ends on March 15. Before March 15, a weekend at Lore Con costs $25. After, the rate rises to $30 for the weekend.

Also, be sure to check out our Reg-A-Friend and Gamer Group Rate specials on the Registration page.

Check it all out on www.lorecon.com

Friday, November 17th, 2006
3:45 pm
[blinovitch]
Lore Con 3 Room Rate Announced
First off, we are pleased to announce we've set a room rate with the Holiday Inn. From now until March 13, you can reserve a room for Lore Con at $85 per night. So reserve your room now and save yourself a schlep to the gaming tables all weekend long!

Hit the Registration page at www.lorecon.com for more info.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2006
5:31 pm
[blinovitch]
Lore Con 3 Opens for Registration
With the advent of Carnage 9 From Outer Space this past weekend, Lore Con 3 opened its doors to attendee registration and event submissions.

Visit www.lorecon.com for the particulars, as well as the beginnings of our gaming schedule.
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
7:31 pm
[blinovitch]
Halloween Horror Gaming, State Magic Tournament
Some more details have been posted to the Game Day page about the upcoming Halloween Horror Gaming Day, on October 28 at Quarterstaff Games, including a spiffy costume contest sponsored by WizKids. The grand prize package includes the ginormous Great Cthulhu figure!

Check out www.lorecon.com for more.

Also, the Vermont State Magic: the Gathering Tournament is the same day, in South Burlington. Details behind the cut.Collapse )
Sunday, October 1st, 2006
2:18 pm
[blinovitch]
Site Update
Also, the long-promised photos from the August Game Day have been posted to the album.

Go to www.lorecon.com, click Photo Album, and then Lore Con Game Day 1.
2:12 pm
[blinovitch]
Halloween Horror Gaming
And if that weren't enough, Lore Con's already gearing up for another game day!

This time, in honor of that very special time of year, when the leaves change and the serial killers start oiling their chainsaws, we're having a day of horror gaming at Quarterstaff Games in Burlington.

Right now, we have an All Flesh Must Be Eaten adventure, deceptively titled Summer in the Mountains, and demonstrations and open gaming of WizKids' new HorrorClix -- plus more spooky titles as we think of them!

Check out the Game Days page on www.lorecon.com for more info.
2:07 pm
[blinovitch]
Aftermath
So yesterday's Steve Jackson Game Day was pretty good.
Details behind the cut.Collapse )
All in all, it was an awesome day. And we got to give a bunch of prizes away, which is always pretty cool, right?

Thanks to everyone who came, and special thanks to Quarterstaff Games for hosting us!
Sunday, September 24th, 2006
1:05 pm
[blinovitch]
Lore Con Presents a Day of Steve Jackson Games
Come one, come all on September 30 to Quarterstaff Games, where your favorite local gaming convention, Lore Con, will host a day dedicated just the published works of Steve Jackson Games, one of the oldest and respected names in adventure gaming.

Alongside the traditional and latest titles in the Steve Jackson catalog -- Munchkin, Frag and King's Blood, just to name a few -- we're going to have a few special treats on offer this time.

Details behind the cut.Collapse )

Two of Steve Jackson Games' official volunteer representatives, the Men in Black, will be on hand to referee the games and hand out freebies and prizes. That's right, there are prizes! What's more, one lucky player who signs up to receive our friendly, infrequent e-newsletter will win a pass for free admission to Lore Con 3!

WHAT: Lore Con Presents a Day of Steve Jackson Games

WHEN: September 30, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

WHERE: Quarterstaff Games, 151 Church St. upstairs, Burlington, VT

HOW MUCH: Free!

Cross-posted to: burlingtonvt and vermonters
Monday, September 18th, 2006
11:15 pm
[blinovitch]
Lore Con Presents A Day of Steve Jackson Games
On Saturday, September 30th, your friendly local gaming convention brings you a day of fun with a bevy of games published by Steve Jackson Games. It's a slack attack of revolutionaries in the new card game, Chez Guevara. Come mix it up with the powergaming hilarity of Munchkin and its off-the-wall siblings. You could even take on the role of a mob boss in your bid for domination of the underworld in Illuminati: Crime Lords.

Hosted by Quarterstaff Games and orchestrated by two of Steve Jackson Games' official Man in Black representatives, this promises to be a day of fun games, bad puns and free giveaways.
Monday, July 31st, 2006
1:55 pm
[blinovitch]
Warmachine / Hordes Scheduling
Some last minute scheduling for Warmachine / Hordes: sign-up and such begins at 10:00 AM, when the doors open. Play commences at 11:00 AM. Be sure to be on time for sign-up!
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