2 weeks down the road, I finally have some time (after work, packing for trips overseas, the super amazing L&L, and painting my very own Storm Strider; more on that soon!) to put some words into the internet to talk about Sporecon 2012. It’ll be a bit short, but well honestly all I did the two days was run the WM tourneys, demoes, and get sucked into a Malifaux tourney. >.>;;
But well, it looked like Sporecon 2012 was a success! From what I could see, the number of people coming in were the same (and maybe even a bit more) as compared to last year, so I don’t think the last minute date-change affected the event too badly.
I think it could’ve been due to the real-life angry birds game happening downstairs…
But it could also be the fact that we had a METRIC CRAP TON OF GAMES.
There were tournies for boardgames,
As well as wargames.
There were also a lot of demos being run. The demos were both for more popular wargames like Warmachine and Warhammer,
but also for smaller games like Dystopian Wars and Infinity.
It’s too bad there weren’t any demos for Dust. It looks like an interesting game that I’d like to try out sometime.
The painters were also well taken care of, it seems. The table for painting seemed to be always full up of people painting spacemarines (and sometimes other things). I wonder if PP could ever provide something to paint, maybe give GW a run for their money.
Of course, the boardgamers seemed to be really happy in Sporecon too! There was a a whole slew of tournaments (and I think free play) going on. And I think a lot of people were reliving their childhood with the Subbuteo field, too.
We also had quite a few names from the Singapore writing and comics fields in Sporecon, although sadly I didn’t have the chance to attend any of their talks. You’ll have to ask someone else (maybe Sarah?) about how those went.
This year also marks the first time we’ve seen a store in Sporecon. I think it’s a good idea, because walk ins get to play a game, decide they like it, and buy it straight away, rather than have to make their way down to PI or something. I hope we’ll be able to have a store in the future too.
And that’s the very quick photo wrap up for this year’s Sporecon! Stay tuned for my Steamroller tourney wrap up!