Sunday, March 1, 2009

GameStorm 11 is a Month Away!

Who: Gamestorm 11
What: 4 days of games, panels, dealers, and more
When: March 26 - 29, 2009
Where: Hilton Vancouver Washington

The $40 pre-registration price has been extended through March 19th. Register now to get access to our sign-up system, which lets you build a schedule in advance of the convention. After March 19th, memberships will only be available at the door, at a cost of $45 -- which is still a great price for 4 days of fun!

Guests of Honor
RPG Guests of Honor will be Rob Heinsoo, lead designer for D&D 4th Edition, and Andy Collins, Manager of D&D development and editing.
On the Board Gaming side, we'll have Andy and Kristin Looney, founders of Looney Labs. They're the folks who created Fluxx, Chrononauts, Icehouse, and numerous other great games.
For the first time this year, we'll also have an Artist Guest of Honor, Rob Alexander.

At GameStorm you can play in almost every kind of game: RPGA and other Living campaigns, Board Games old and new, Miniatures, Role Playing Games, and Live Action Role Playing. New this year will be console gaming! Some events are tournaments with prizes; others introduce new games or give you an opportunity to play an old favorite with new friends. The famous GameStorm library will be available with hundreds of games for you to check out.

Those of you who enjoyed last year's very successful Indie Hurricane will be happy to know that it's going to be back with its spotlight on independent small press RPGs. The GameStorm Game Lab will allow players to meet designers and participate in playtests. For more information, contact

How do you get in on this gaming extravaganza? It's easy to use our online registration at <> and pay with PayPal or a credit card, or send a check by US Mail (see the web page for a form).
Please note that we have a new child policy, which applies to anyone under the age of 18. It can be found at <>.

If you would like to discuss GameStorm with fellow attendees, check out the forum on our website. You can let us know what games you'd like to see offered, find out about other area events, or chat about any gaming-related topic.

A great benefit we have for those who pre-register is access to our pre-convention signup to play system. You can select the games you want to participate in on our website and sign up for them online. Online sign-ups are pre-printed and have first priority on the game sign-up sheets! Stay tuned for an announcement on this list when the site opens for signups.

This year's shirt will feature the beautiful artwork of our Artist Guest of Honor, Rob Alexander. Shirts pre-ordered through the web site will cost less that those purchased at the con, and quantities available there will be limited, so order in advance to be sure you can get your size. The web store will be online soon; keep an eye out for it. Limited quantities of last year's shirts are also available for only $10.

Location & Hotel
GameStorm takes place this year at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, just across the river from Portland off Interstate 5. We recommend getting a hotel room because GameStorm is a 24 hour convention and the only thing better than gaming into the early hours of the morning is being able to walk directly from the gaming table to your bed!

Rooms are $106 per night plus tax for one bed, or $116 for two beds. For reservations, we recommend that you go to and follow the link to the hotel's reservation system, or you can call 360-993-4500. Be sure to tell them you are with GameStorm.

Running Games
As a fan-run, non-profit convention, we rely on our members to run the games everyone plays. It's easy and fun, plus you can earn the ever-popular GameStorm bucks! If you'd like to run an event, you can find details on how to submit it at <>.

Special Events
We're planning a first-ever "swap meet" on Saturday, from 4-6 PM. Bring your used games, minis, books, etc (nothing shrink-wrapped, please) and see what other gamers have to offer.

We're also going to hold a food drive this year, to benefit the Share House Vancouver. Bring your canned or non-perishable foods to Hospitality and get raffle tickets for a chance to win a beautiful quilt made by Con Mom Ann Stansbury.

Find Out More
If you want to know more about GameStorm please visit our web site at If you still have questions contact the convention chair at or call 503-GAMESTORM (503-426-3786) 8 AM - 10 PM Pacific Time.

No comments: