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Star Trek Las Vegas – 2017: Star Trek Fandom at a Crossroads

Guest Writer: John J. Zipay   Star Trek fandom is at a crossroads. Nowhere was that more evident than between August 2nd and 6th, 2017 at Creation Entertainment’s Official Star Trek 2017 Las Vegas Convention at the Rio Suites Hotel. The theme of this year’s convention was the 30th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek – The Next Generation. …

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International Tabletop Day – 2017

International Tabletop Day started four years ago under the auspices of Geek & Sundry, founded by Felicia Day. It is in April, this year, the 29th. It was started to get people together to play games, with a focus on gathering in local game stores. Last year, they had a webcam setup in the location where Felicia Day and her …

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2016 Origins Awards Nominees

Each year, at the ORIGINS convention in June, the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design presents the prestigious Origins Awards to new tabletop games that shine brightest. Here’s a look at this year’s nominees: Board Games Champions of Midgard By Grey Fox Games Designed by Ole Steiness La Granja By Stronghold Games Designed by Michael Keller (II) and Andreas …

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Human Combat Chess

It’s like the old video game, Battle Chess, except it’s live and the piece that is being captured can fight back and win. Human Combat Chess has its origins in Renaissance Festivals, but the Six Elements theater company of the Twin Cities, have taken it to a new level. The small theater company has turned it into a theater-in-the-round production …

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The Convention of the Future: How Technology is Transforming Emerald City Comicon

Daniel Rasmus talks with ReedPop the company responsible for Emerald City Comicon in a rare behind the scenes glimpse. The article focuses on the technology employed by the company to keep lines moving, transactions swift, and gives convention goers an extraordinary experience. Almost science fiction: How Emerald City Comicon uses technology to create an epic show A few of the …

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Analog Games in Pop Culture: GaymerX is a Fun Weekend Escape

GyamerX is a convention which celebrates queer gaming with a focus on diversity. Previous sponsors include Intel, Harmonix, Blizzard, and Trion Games. The convention is heavily weighted towards video games. There were several rooms allocated to tabletop RPGs and a robust lending library of board games. One highlight was the panel which focused on queer issues in analog games. Queer …