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Monday, March 22nd, 2010
8:25 pm
[al_kenobi]
ChimaeraCon '10
3 weeks to ChimaeraCon and counting!! It's going to be a great show, and I'm sure everyone will have a great time. Lots of things to do: Gaming of all sorts (board, card, rpg's, miniatures), console gaming area, computer LAN gaming, music gaming (Rock Band), MechCorps' BattleTech Pods, costume contest, panels and more.

Hope to see you there!!

www.chimaeracon.com
Friday, April 10th, 2009
12:02 am
[al_kenobi]
Dave Arneson, 1947-2009
Dave Arneson, Co-Creator of Dungeons and Dragons and founding father of the gaming industry as we know it, has passed away. He was 61.

Read the Wired article here, or the article from Ain't it Cool News here.

There's not much I can say here that didn't also apply to Gary Gygax's passing last year. His talent and vision gave us a hobby that has outlived him and will continue to grow in his absence.

I've had the pleasure of talking to him several times at GenCon over the years and I found him to be a warm, friendly man, a pleasure to talk to. He will be missed.

Once again, The Order of the Stick. has the right words.

Thanks, Rich. I couldn't have said it better myself.

Rest in peace, Dave.

Current Mood: sad
Saturday, March 8th, 2008
10:26 am
[al_kenobi]
One week to go!!
Update:

MechCorps will be at ChimaeraCon with their AWESOME BattleTech Pods. If you like BattleTech, you HAVE to check them out. I got to play in them at OwlCon last month and it was a blast!!

Don't forget about our special showing of The Beastmaster, Hosted by The Beastmaster himself: Marc Singer! Marc sill be signing autographs before the movie as well as answering your questions about the movie before the show.

howardtayler, creator of the webcomic Schlock Mercenary will be returning for his second appearance at ChimaeraCon. He'll be doing a panel on Saturday as well as promoting his Schlock Mercenary books. Howard also does AWESOME custome game cards.

Other news:
The US Army will be running their America's Army computer game at ChimaeraCon. This is their first time at ChimaeraCon. America's Army is a lot of fun and yes, it's free too!

We've got a lot of vendors coming out to the con, too. Among the vendors this year are: Chainmaille Wench, Midnight Comics, Instant Attitudes, The Treasure Nest and more. This is a great opportunity to stock up on whatever you need. Or want. OOOOHHH, shiny!!

Partial list of events:
Role Playing Games
Feng Shui
GURPS
OmniQuest

Miniatures
Classic Battletech
Morituri
HeroScape
Hordes of the Things
Batailles de l'Ancien Régime
NeoKrieg

Card Games
Magic: The Gathering
Shadowfist
Car Wars
Illuminati

Board Games
FRAG
Blood Bowl
Settlers of Cataan
Redneck Life

Video Games
Dance Dance Revolution
Guitar Hero
X-Box 360 console gaming area
America's Army LAN

LARPGS
In Nomine LARP

Costume Contest

Kid's Games!
Monopoly
Battleship
Clue Jr.

As you can see, there's a lot to see and do this year. Hope to see you there!

Current Mood: geeky
Wednesday, March 5th, 2008
9:46 pm
[al_kenobi]
Gary Gygax (1938-2008)
I don't think I can adequately state how I feel at this point. I started gaming with my friends Gordon, Ralph and Don back in high school (30 years ago this summer) with AD&D, and yes, I STILL have all my books. From there we went on to all the other TSR games: Gamma World, Boot Hill, Top Secret and more. I've gone on to play many more systems, from Shadowrun to GURPS, Marvel Super Heroes to Paranoia. But it all started with that first summer at Gordon's place so long ago. The gaming industry has changed a lot since then, some for the better, and also for the worse, but it all started with Gary Gygax and the others from TSR. People who gave us an opportunity to be the hero, instead of reading about him. For that, I say thank you.

Rest in peace, Gary. May your next jourey be as exciting as this one was.



Current Mood: sad
Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
5:40 pm
[al_kenobi]
ChimaeraCon '08 is coming!!


ChimaeraCon '08
www.chimaeracon.com
March 14-16, 2008
Crossroads Convention Center
4522 Fredericksburg Road, SA, TX

Convention hours:
Fri: 6pm - Midnight
Sat. 8 am - Midnight
Sunday 8am - 6pm

Hotel Rooms:
Howard Johnson Inn & Suites
6901 IH 10W
San Antonio, Tx 78213
Phone:210-738-1100
Fax:210-738-1230
Group Code: CGCHI
You must call to get the $50 rate.

Events include:
Board, card miniatures, roleplaying & LARPS. There will be Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh & World of Warcraft tournaments. Video games include X-Box games & Dance Dance Revolution. There will be a dealers room, artists alley, costume contest and panels.

Thie years guests:
Marc Singer: The Beastmaster and Mike Donovan of TV's 'V'
Howard V. Tayler: Creator of the online comic Schlock Mercenary
John Picacio: Local Artist, Illustrator, and Designer

See you there!
Sunday, January 28th, 2007
5:54 pm
[al_kenobi]
ChimaeraCon '07

ChimaeraCon '07
March 9-11, 2007
Crossroads Convention Center
4522 Fredericksburg Road, SA, TX

Convention hours:
Fri: 6pm - Midnight
Sat. 8 am - Midnight
Sunday 8am - 6pm

Hotel Rooms:
Baymont Inn & Suites San Antonio
6901 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78213 US
Phone: 210-738-1100
Mention Chimaera Gaming Room Block for the $79.00 when reserving your room.
Reservation MUST be done by the Feb. 22. Rooms are limited because of other events in the area.

Events include:
Board, card miniatures, roleplaying & LARPS. There will be Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh & World of Warcraft tournaments. Video games include X-Box games & Dance Cance Revolution. There will be a dealers room, artists alley, costume contest and panels.

Thie years guests:
Gunnar Hansen: "Leatherface" from the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie
Aaron Williams: Creator of Nodwick, PS238 & Full Frontal Nerdity comics
Jeff Dee: Game Designer - Warchest, Twerps, Villians & vigilantes

See you there!

Current Mood: excited
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