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Historicon 2014
« on: June 18, 2014, 06:10:27 AM »
After reading through the Origins 2014 thread I decided to check out the 2014 Convention Calendar and noticed that Historicon 2014 is almost upon us. It's July 17-20, 2014 and is in Fredericksburg, VA.
So...who's going? I'm really close to Fredericksburg so I just might wander down there.
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Re: Historicon 2014
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 07:18:37 AM »
I cannot, but there are others in the DC area, and if you go, take lots of pictures to share!
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Re: Historicon 2014
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 03:49:39 PM »
I registered today. Not 100% sure I'll make it but I hope to.
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Re: Historicon 2014
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2014, 04:10:13 PM »
I am there Wednesday through Sunday.

Brant, I am afraid you are weak...

Very, very weak...

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Re: Historicon 2014
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2014, 05:37:43 PM »
Maybe next year for me. Origins was all we could afford this year.
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Re: Historicon 2014
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2014, 06:06:39 PM »
Brant, I am afraid you are weak...


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Maybe next year for me. Origins was all we could afford this year.
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Re: Historicon 2014
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2014, 05:54:04 PM »
I'll be there...  Let me know if somebody wants to raise a glass together...or can....
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      Making a Giant hit into a double—
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Re: Historicon 2014
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2014, 05:56:06 PM »
So right now the Historicon roll call is

bbmike
Cyrano
ArizonaTank

anyone else?
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Re: Historicon 2014
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014, 09:42:59 AM »
Well hellfire and damnation...

I checked back and thought no one else from the crew here would be there.

Now I have a regret...I should have liked to have seen some of you lot.

Well, just starting to recover from the whole business.  My video is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9O0DMWZDFmg

Highlights for me:

1.  Glenn Drover's Leipzig game.  His C&C hybrid is brilliant for conventions.  We played Leipzig with hundreds of 25mm figures and wrapped in under 4 hours -- take that GdB.

2.  The "Starship Troopers: Operation Royalty" game run in the HAWKs room on Saturday night.  The fact that my teammates were a really nice pair of fellows -- and that I was drinking -- may have helped, but it was a terrific time.

3.  The WWII Kriegsspiel I was asked at the last moment to help umpire.  It reminded me why KS really is the best way to wargame competitively.

Best,

Jim
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Re: Historicon 2014
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014, 10:39:29 AM »
I never made it down. I actually ended up having to go to work on Thursday, the only day I could have made it.  :(
"My life is spent in one long effort to escape from the commonplace of existence."
-Sherlock Holmes

"You know, just once I'd like to meet an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets."
-Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart

"There's a horror movie called Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everyone keeps invading you!"
-The Doctor

“Before Man goes to the stars he should learn how to live on Earth.”
-Clifford D. Simak