Conventions

A page for gaming convention & meeting reports.

The Trumpeter Salute 2017 Loot Haul!

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I managed to escape from Trumpeter Salute 2017 at the start of April without buying a single actual figure, but I brought home a batch of scenery…

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Trumpeter Salute 2017 Photos

Posted on Apr 16th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I headed over to Vancouver for my annual pilgrimage to Trumpeter Salute again at the very end of March. My girlfriend and I decided to tie it in with…

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LANtasy 2017 Photos!

Posted on Apr 6th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Our local "big" convention, LANtasy, was a couple weeks ago now. I participated in the Blood Bowl & Infinity tournaments all weekend, and my Infinity…

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Trumpeter Salute 2017 This Friday!

Posted on Mar 26th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Bit quiet around here but I've been busy painting up a storm for my Trumpeter Salute 2017 game! "The Faithful of Dagon" will feature several…

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Trumpeter Salute 2016 Photos

Posted on Apr 22nd, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Finally got my Trumpeter Salute 2016 photos off the phone and onto Flickr a few days ago. The full collection is over on Flickr but here's a few…

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Heading Home From Trumpeter Salute

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Heading home from Vancouver and an excellent, exhausting weekend at the Trumpeter Salute show! Good to see most of the Trumpeter regulars, many of…

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Off to Trumpeter Salute 2016!

Posted on Apr 1st, 2016 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Heading off to Vancouver today for the always excellent Trumpeter Salute wargaming show this weekend. I've finally gotten around to setting up the…

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Infinity in the Jungle

Posted on Oct 25th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Somewhere along the way the default tabletop setting for a game of Infinity became "futuristic urban/quasi-urban environment", which is as true of…

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Finally, Trumpeter Salute 2015 Photos!

Posted on Apr 24th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Realized a few days ago that I hadn't even taken my photographs from the Trumpeter Salute 2015 wargame show off the camera, never mind looking at…

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Martin’s Photos From Trumpeter Salute

Posted on Apr 5th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

My own photos from the Trumpeter Salute show over in Vancouver at the end of March are still unsorted and unedited, but Martin has gotten his photos…

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Back from Trumpeter Salute 2015

Posted on Mar 29th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Just got back this evening from a fantastic weekend over in Vancouver for the Trumpeter Salute 2015 convention. Lots of great games, I got 2nd Place…

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Another GottaCon Gone

Posted on Mar 2nd, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

So GottaCon 2015 was last weekend; I managed to be at the whole convention, and it (mostly) good. Friday night I ran a Pulp Alley game. The…

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Eight Days to GottaCon 2015!

Posted on Feb 19th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Just over a week until our local convention, GottaCon 2015 starts! I've got a ticket already, and I'm doing something I've never done before, which…

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The Year of Missing Conventions…

Posted on Mar 1st, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Victoria's GottaCon is running this weekend, and as I've just flown back into town from a work assignment elsewhere in the province, I'm missing the…

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Martin’s Trumpeter Salute 2013 Photos

Posted on Apr 16th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Martin, an long-time friend who now lives in Vancouver, has been slowly posting his photos from the recent Trumpeter Salute gaming convention. As I…

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Trumpeter Salute 2013 After-Action Report

Posted on Apr 8th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Corey has already done a nice report from the field on his gaming Friday evening, with some great photos, but here's the rest of the weekend from my…

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An evening in the air at Trumpeter Salute

Posted on Apr 5th, 2013 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

Trumpeter Salute, the best annual miniatures convention on the west coast of Canada (sorry, Gottacon. Your relentless focus on GW turns me off) is…

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GottaCon 2013 Photos

Posted on Feb 5th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

As is often the case at conventions, I got too involved in actually running or playing games to take many photos, but here's a few pics from GottaCon…

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GottaCon 2013, Sunday

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Short and frankly lazy day of gaming today. Corey and I re-ran our pulp racing homebrew from Friday evening, roping one person in. We'd tweaked the…

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GottaCon 2013, Saturday

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Wound up running my Russian Civil War game twice, after interested spectators asked during the afternoon game if I was running it again during the…

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GottaCon 2013, Friday

Posted on Feb 1st, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Spent the morning doing a few bits of last minute prep for my Russian Civil War game, mostly putting the finishing touches on the field gun and crew.…

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Full Production Mode

Posted on Jan 29th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A quick look at my painting bench as a I get ready for Saturday's Russian Civil War game at GottaCon. On the right, 15 Bolsheviks, a mix of regulars…

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Prepping for GottaCon 2013

Posted on Jan 15th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

In just under three weeks our local big convention kicks off - GottaCon 2013 is February 1st, 2nd & 3rd at the Pearkes Recreation Centre. I'll be…

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Always Good Advice

Posted on Nov 16th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Known Rule NGR contains a large number of rules, and in the end it is not likely someone will have them all memorized. The rules of this game…

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Even Whites Bleed Red, A RCW Encounter

Posted on Apr 5th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Trumpeter Salute convention last weekend saw the first full outing of my Russian Civil War forces, in a scenario I called Even Whites Bleed Red.…

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Trumpeter Salute 2012 After-Action Report

Posted on Apr 4th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

So, Corey and I spent the weekend over in Vancouver at the always-excellent Trumpeter Salute 2012 gaming convention. We saw a lot of people we really…

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Russian Civil War at Trumpeter Salute

Posted on Mar 31st, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Ran my RCW game Saturday afternoon at the convention. Short version: everyone had a good time, but unlike our playtest a few weeks ago, the Whites…

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Off to Trumpeter Salute!

Posted on Mar 29th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Off to Vancouver Friday morning for two and a half days of miniature gaming goodness at Trumpeter Salute 2012! The Russian Civil War figures and…

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Belated GottaCon Report

Posted on Feb 14th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Never did write that post-GottaCon post, did I? Ran a very good game of .45 Adventures, lots of dinosaurs and mayhem. Four cars started the…

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GottaCon, Today!

Posted on Feb 4th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

... it's past midnight, so yes, technically it is today as I write this. Anyway, Victoria's big gaming convention started last night (Friday) and…

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BottosCon

Posted on Nov 4th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Off overseas (ie, to Vancouver) Friday afternoon to spend the weekend at one of the area boardgame conventions, BottosCon. Boardgames? It's likely…

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Trumpeter Salute 2011 Photos & More!

Posted on Apr 4th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Took a fair number of photos while having a great time attending Trumpeter Salute 2011 this last weekend, and a surprising number of them actually…

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Back From Trumpeter Salute!

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Just a very short post to say Trumpeter Salute was awesome, lots of fun games and great people. Good to see friends and regulars again, and meet new…

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Photos from the Amulet of Fire game at Dak’Kon

Posted on Apr 1st, 2011 - By Corey Burger - 1 Comment

I have finally got the pictures from the Amulet of Fire game at Dak'Kon. This is the second time the game has been run (the first was GottaCon in…

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Trumpeter Salute Countdown II

Posted on Mar 30th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Amulet of Fire characters all converted to .45A 2nd Edition. With a certain amount of cut'n'paste magic in Open Office, but whatever. Grade One mooks…

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Prepping For Trumpeter Salute 2011

Posted on Mar 29th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Alongside the Lead Painters League over on LAF, the other thing keeping me amused this week is getting ready for Trumpeter Salute 2011 over in…

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GottaCon Gone

Posted on Feb 6th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

I only made it to Saturday's sessions at GottaCon - busy Friday night and working Sunday - but it was good. Had a decent RPG session Saturday morning…

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Convention Checklist

Posted on Feb 4th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Under 24hrs to go until my Gottacon game... checklist time. Figures, Scenery & Stuff Glue drying on the bases of the last figure needed. Dullcote…

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Dragonflight 2000 convention report

Posted on Sep 1st, 2000 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

This is a repost of an old article from the old Warbard pages - Corey I went to DragonFlight 2000 in Seattle, WA at the end of August, same as …

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Dragonflight 1999 convention report

Posted on Sep 4th, 1999 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

August 27th, 28th, and 29th 1999 I was down in Seattle, WA for the DragonFlight convention, held on Seattle University's parklike campus just east…

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