Games Day conventions are the annual gaming extravaganzas for the Games Workshop series of hobby games such as Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40,000, the worlds most popular tabletop battlegames. There will be gaming events ranging from beginner to expert for all the games, plus painting contests, seminars, demo games, special guests, and more. This year the action will spread to 4 locations, with Atlanta joining Los Angeles, Chicago, and Baltimore as host cities. There will be lots of new Lord of the Rings tabletop battlegame events too, including special displays and promotions.
This year will feature expanded Club Games where members of the Regiments of Renown Club Support Program run great games at each show. These are always original and feature the best from the local gaming community, and will include a large Blood Bowl tournament. The crew from Warhammer Online (www.warhammeronline.com) will also be at the event, demonstrating the upcoming online game for fans. And of course the Golden Daemon Painting Competition, always the highlight of any Games Day, will be showing off the finest painting and modeling in the country. There will also be new Create and Keep scenery construction classes, where people will be provided materials for making their own gaming terrain piece and can then keep their new creation after they are done!
Each Games Day will also feature huge tournament gaming for Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40,000. These will run on Saturday, and registration will be at 8:00AM at the door on a first come, first served basis. Entry for a tournament will be $20 in addition to the normal Games Day ticket. Games Day T-shirts, sold only at the event, will also be available.
The 2004 US Games Day Miniature: Archaon on Foot
In conjunction with the upcoming global campaign – Storm of Chaos – our 2004 US Games Day miniature will be the mighty chosen one of Chaos itself – Archaon, Lord of the End Times, on foot. This mighty scion of the Dark Gods is provided free with the purchase of each full-price admission to a US Games Day (models will be distributed upon entry to Games Day) and will also be available for sale separately at each show for $20.00 USD. 5 other new limited edition models will also be available at the show as well!
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Games Day Los Angeles
Show Date: Saturday, April 24
Location: Ontario Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Way
Ontario, CA 91764
Exhibit Hall A & B
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Tickets are $30 and go on sale January 31st
Scheduled Special Guests: Sculptor Jes Goodwin, artist Paul Dainton, and Games Designer Gavin Thorpe
Each ticket includes full admission for the event, entry to the day-long seminar program, participation in the Golden Daemon competition, 2 free Registered Game sessions, unlimited gaming in the Club and Open Gaming areas, plus this years free Games Day miniature! Additional Registered Game session tickets will be available at the door.
You can get tickets through Mail Order at 1-800-394-GAME, the Games Workshop website www.games-workshop.com, your local Games Workshop Hobby Center, selected Independent Retailers, or at the door.
Special Runtherd (Parents) tickets are also available. Runtherd passes allow a parent or guardian to attend Games Day (but not play in any of the games or events) and keep an eye on their kids. 2 Runtherd passes are available per ticket for parents of children 16 and under.
For more information or to order tickets, visit www.games-workshop.com or call 1-800-394-GAME.
Games Day History
Long a tradition in England where the Games Workshop hobby started, Games Day in the USA started over 10 years ago in one of Marylands Games Workshop Hobby Centers. Despite the small venue, nearly 100 dedicated fans showed up for the full day of fun! The next year the show was moved to a real convention hall, where the show grew even larger. So big in fact that two years later the show moved to the Baltimore Convention Center and spread into a 2 day event. Each year the show has expanded in both size and attendance, with thousands arriving each year to play, paint, and celebrate the miniature gaming hobby.
Each year has seen such wild events as Squig Hopper Races, fun (but messy!) Speed Painting competitions, and Formula Waaaagh! Demolition Derbies. One highlight has always been the Golden Demon miniature painting competition, showcasing the best figure painters in the country and their work with the finest miniatures in the world. Last years Games Day conventions drew nearly 10,000 enthusiastic hobby fans from all over the country, and even more are expected this year.