Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Happy 10th AdeptiCon - Catching Up With Everybody

Well, a ton of the NOVA crew will be making the trip to AdeptiCon this year, to have a blast with the fun times that are always presented.

The AdeptiConstruct, AdeptiCon 2012's Official Show Mini

I'm crashing five separate proposals here, and I absolutely refuse to use this weekend's trip as time off as a result :)

So no postings at the moment, really, but I wanted to let people know what my/our general schedule would be like, in case anyone wants to hang out, open game, join for Giordano's or other shenanigans, or join for the times I drive into Chicago.

This'll be the third year in a row attending AdeptiCon, and the third year in a row I'll be driving; it's about a 12.XX hour trip if you basically don't stop, but realistically closer to 14 with stops and everything else.

We'll be leaving Thursday by 6AM, so I anticipate an arrival time between 7-8PM on Thursday evening.

I'll be Tony Kopach's formal guardian for the second year in a row (parental signatures and all that jazz), and the last year, as he'll hit the 18 mark in June or July or ... well, something.  I've got to try to get him to the ETC Meet and Greet by 9, so that'll be my first priority, but other than that I'll be around for Giordano's with a lot of our crew, and starting to catch up with a lot of the great faces I rarely see.

I'm especially looking forward to seeing others among the TO's that go, including Chandler of Feast of Blades, Jon of WargamesCon, Hank and Matthias of AdeptiCon (primarily done with over-exaggerated hand signals while they're busy bees, as we all are come event-time), Jay of DaBoyz, Reece of the Bay Area, and many others.

On Friday I decided not to play in the 40k Championships. Last year I got quite ill during the drive up, and bailed out of the Champs to get myself well for Saturday's team tournament (my favorite event at AdeptiCon). The resulting amount of free time I had on Friday and Sunday (not that I'd have qual'ed, haha) was quite pleasant, and the sleeping in helped compensate for the grueling day of the Team Tournament.

So, lesson learned, all I really signed up for this year was the aforementioned TT. Socializing and catching in all the gorgeous armies and activities was really the highlight of both years so far for me, so no reason not to stick with what I enjoy the most.

So I'll be with team NOVA Superstars (we never bothered to change the silly placeholder name) wearing NOVA Open shirts and playing Guard/Wolves again on Saturday, and I'll be free to do whatever on Friday and Sunday. Definitely going to be driving into Chicago a fair bit on those two days as well, and I've got room for 8 in the Highlander (some spots already taken), if folks happen to also be free and haven't ever taken the time to check out the awesomeness of the Windy City.

With a clean bill of health this time, I'm also looking forward to plenty of Whiskey along with the 40k this year, so I can finally cover both bases of the blog's name.

AdeptiCon's also a great place to shoot the breeze if you've ever had a bone to pick with the NOVA format, or some great inputs you've always wanted to see ... I'm as open to criticism as ever when it's constructive and on point, and the great input of the community over the past couple years is a big reason why the NOVA has changed so much year to year.

Let me know via e-mail or here if you want to try and catch up some, I'm looking forward to seeing all the usual and new faces at one of the best hobby events in the world this weekend.

PS - If you haven't seen it yet, the first 1000 arrivals will get pretty much the most awesome show mini ever.



  1. Mike, looking forward to meeting you. I attended Nova last year and had a good time. I'm rounding up some chicagoland guys to make the trip again. I know what you mean about enjoying the free time. Every year I pack all three days and wish I had more time to look around and socialize.

  2. Well since you and Andrew are coming in together I'll probably see you on Thursday. Hit me up when you get in town and we'll do a bit of bullshitting and have a few drinks :)

  3. Cool! Are you participating in man-love friday? See you there!