It was another glorious drug fueled, alcohol fueled, game fueled convention over the Labor Day weekend that is called Pacificon. It's been a few years since I've attended, and it was good to be back in action.
Even if I was trying to shrug off the last tendrils of a serious cold; that's where the drugs come in. What drugs did you think I meant? I'm getting too old to be doing bumps in the men's room.
Alcohol and Games? Well, it IS a convention after all. Here is my rambling personal accounting. Going to be lots of pictures.
Pacificon Convention AAR
|Friday morning I gathered all my stuff together that I would need to run my game.|
Not too bad. Good thing my game was in 15mm.
Here is your damn Borg cube.
Told you it would be incredibly big.
But what a great job he did.
The cube even had little lights shinning out.
Other ships and game shots:
|I got a prize just for playing in the game and having a good attitude.|
Captain Kirk Socks! Hi-larious.
|A huge race track and 15mm chariots.|
I'm pretty sure this is an old Avalon Hill board game, that he 'biggified' and modified slightly for more carnage.
|Who the Hell has 5 Mumaks??!!! |
|Part of the Mordor Army ready to assault Minas Tirrath.|
|also a STUNNING model of Minas Tirrith.|
|I felt very lucky to command the Rohan force.|
That's about 2/3s of them.
The white maned horse in the middle is Theoden,
who Survived the battle!
|"Ride for Ruin and the World's Ending!!"|
yes I shouted the line outloud.
We were all shouting quotes from the movies.
It wasn't just me.
(it was mostly me)
|"Take them them head on!"|
(yeah, mostly me)
|All the cars had LED lights underneath them that would switch from Green to Red|
to show which had activated.
|Pictures of the whole table set up.|
|CSA pushing the USA off the rolling ridges, but can they push hard enough???|
I won't pretend to be like our European friends who go around trying to document every game. I didn't. But here are some other games that caught my eye while I was doing other fun stuff.
|This game had a train on it.|
Which makes it cool.
|Gaslands using 40K orcs. Jay White and his buddies were playing,|
|My friend and convention roommate Mr. DR put on this game,|
set in some war no-one's ever heard of but is somehow Naps.
|Test of Honor game being set up|
|A battle of Hoth game from StarWars|
|A Vietnam game|
|A great looking game set in some conflict I've never heard of|