On August 2nd we had to formally cancel the Dungeon Master Battle. We hated doing this. The event was originally scheduled for July 9th. This was the Sunday after the 4th of July weekend and that was probably a mistake. We had ZERO pre-registrations about a week before the event. We decided to postpone the event to August 13th rather than cancel. Doing that so close to the event — about a week out — we ruffled some feathers. We also heard from others that the new 8/13 date was great. So we had another month for people to sign up. At our latest meeting for Eclectic Endeavors we decided that we needed a deadline for sign-ups so that if we needed to just cancel the event we would give everyone plenty of notice. August 1st was the deadline. We posted this notice on FB along side all the event notices.
Over the next 3 weeks we posted the event everywhere we could. We spent money with Facebook post boosting as an advertising effort. This resulted in the event being seen by about 2,500 people. Great reach. In that time we only had 3 people sign-up and got 1 DM nomination. So on August 2nd we made the very hard decision to cancel the event. If we had any idea that people out there were waiting to sign-up and couldn’t meet the 8/1/17 deadline we would have kept the event open. We just need to get a post reply, and email, facebook message. ….. something to let us know. We did get a spike in G.A.M.E. EXPO Weekend Pass sign-ups. Great, but weird. 😉 No one contacted us to ask about signing up later — after the 8/1/17 deadline.
So, we will STILL HAVE AN EVENT on Sunday 8/13/17. We will do an unofficial GAME DAY from 12PM to 6PM. Let us know you are coming on the FB Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/120312328611175
It is an UNOFFICIAL GAME DAY as we will not have snacks & drinks for sale or a game library. Just the space, tables and chairs. Show up with your stuff, hang out and play. Chris Stuart will be running a 5th Edition D&D game with pre-generated characters. Once he has 4 players at his table he will begin. He can accept up to 8 players max. Come join us! Bring your own games and let people know on the FB event. See you there!
We are pleased to announce that Samantha Inoue-Harte will be our Guest of Honor for Year 9. Please join us in welcoming her to our event.
Samantha Inoue-harte is an established and varied entertainment industry veteran. She is currently producing an untitled Anime live action adaptation feature along with revival season 3 of the same Anime IP, acting in the James Cameron/Robert Rodriguez live action adaptation of the anime Battle Angel Alita, and producing the 3D animated feature Tailchaser’s Song, based on Tad Williams’ novel.
Read more of her bio here: http://springfieldgame.com/project/guest-of-honor/
In case you’ve not seen the postings on Facebook, the DM Battle previously scheduled for 7/9/17 — has been postponed to Sunday August 13th. Same time. Same location.
To prepare for this event we needed a minimum of 8 players and 2 DM nominations. At the time of rescheduling we did not have anyone signed up to attend this event. Last year this event was an amazing success with 4 DMs battling and about 20 players. We assume that it being the weekend after 4th of July the event was just eclipsed by the holiday before it.
So there’s time to gather your fellow D&D players, purchase your tickets and nominate YOUR DM to be a participant!
Join us, won’t you?
DUNGEON MASTER BATTLE
We are pleased to announce, Guest of Honor for Year 9, LJ COHEN!
LJ Cohen is a Boston area novelist, poet, blogger, ceramics artist, geek, and relentless optimist. After almost twenty-five years as a physical therapist specializing in chronic pain management, LJ now uses her anatomical knowledge and myriad clinical skills to injure characters in her science fiction and fantasy novels. When not doing battle with a stubborn Jack Russell Terrier mix or her equally headstrong border collie mutt, LJ can be found writing, which looks a lot like daydreaming.
Read more about her on our Guests of Honor page here: http://springfieldgame.com/project/guest-of-honor/
In case you missed the Facebook post this past weekend, we have officially SOLD OUT of Exhibitors Booths! 173 DAYS to go — before the event in October. Think this is a new record! We still have Creator Tables and Clubs & Org spaces! If those apply to you or your interest. Thanks everyone!
Last year we had Year 8. We did a subtle touch of 8-bit to our fliers, website, t-shirts, etc. We didn’t want the 8-bit theme to override the idea that G.A.M.E. is for a variety of interest and not just video game / 8-bit fun.
This year we are doing everything NINE. You’ll see on Facebook and this website graphics that make announcements and then have a “9” theme to them. So, stay tuned and have fun.