A couple of announcements for the gamers in the crowd.
Tabletop: Wil Wheaton, best known for his role as “Wil Wheaton” (The Internet, 1992-present), is launching a new web show called “Tabletop”, in which he sits around and plays board games with Felicia Day.
Dude is living the dream. Specifically, he is living my dream. Thaaaaaat doesn’t seem right.
Geekway 2 the West: My buddy Chris is one of the organizers of an upcoming gaming convention, Geekway 2 the West, which runs May 17-20 in St. Louis, Missouri. Take it away, Chris:
Geekway started 8 years ago as 22 people in one man’s basement, and last year we had 350 people for four days of pure boardgame bliss. We’ve always had the tradition of pouring back in every red cent we get into prizes, facilities, etc. Last year, we had some of our local woodcrafters make a crokinole board and raffled it off. It was such a huge success, that we’re doing the same, and donating all proceeds to Child’s Play.
Chris is good people, and someone with whom I routinely consult when looking into new games (either by pestering him in email, or by reading his reviews on Boardgame Geek). Full details on the convention are available on the Geekway 2 the West website, and you can follow @geekway on Twitter.
PAX: A speaking of Wil Wheaton and conventions and Child’s Play, I’ll remind folks about my absurdly long essay about the Penny Arcade Expo. And be aware that PAX East takes place in Boston just a few weeks from now, April 6-8. Seattle’s PAX Prime, meanwhile, is slated for Labor Day weekend, and I will absolutely be attending again.
Lovecraftian Gaming: Even though my article on Lovecraft ran in The Morning News last Thursday, and was originally intended to be the culmination of the the H. P. Lovefest, I will continue to post about the author and his legacy through Walpurgis Night, April 30th. In addition to my post on Arkham Horror, I will also be reviewing the board games Mansions of Madness and Elder Sign, the video game Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, and the Lovecraftian role-playing game–the other Lovecraftian role-playing game–Trail of Cthulhu. Sweeeet.