BDD 128 – AdeptiCon 2013 and Hobby Seminars

Bad Dice at AdeptiCon 2013

I’m pleased to say that Bad Dice will be going to AdeptiCon 2013.  I have purchased my tickets for the event itself, The Warhammer Fantasy Championships and the Warhammer Fantasy Team Event.  Hotel rooms are sorted thanks to Andrew Sherman from the Ohiohammer Podcast all thats left for me to pin down are flights.
At this time I have no partner for the team event so I will be talking with Mark and Gareth to see what we will be doing.  It may be that all 3 of us will team up with some US guys. I’m really not sure yet so watch this space.
One of the things that I find really interesting about AdeptiCon, and this seems to be a US kind of thing, is the event seminars.  For between $15-30, thats £10-20, You can attend a class with a top class award winning painter to learn about anything painting and modelling related from Basic speed painting tips up to sculpting faces and everything in between.  These classes are something that we don’t get to see in the UK and I am really torn between playing in the teams event or attending a few different classes.

Hobby Seminars

Its got me wondering if there might be space for seminars like these at UK events.  I could hire a painter to come and do a talk on a friday night before a tournament.  Or even convince a top player to talk about gaming.  If enough players were interested it wouldn’t be too difficult to pull off.
Looking back to when I was first getting into tournament gaming, the chance to sit and chat with the top players at the time would be too good to pass up, and I would have happily paid a few quid to cover the costs of running this sort of class.  I would imagine getting someone like Jack Armstrong to talk for and hour and answer questions about his Lizardmen would be very popular especially if you could then take that advice into the tournament the following day and implement it right away, even more so if you could tweak your list that evening and submit it before the first game like you are able to do at some events.
On to the hobby side and the UK has some amazing painters both on the tournament scene and off it.  I could imagine getting army painting advice from someone like Wayne Kemp or Steve Wren would be a huge help to some trying to secure a few more painting points at their next event.
If these are the sort of things you would like to see then let me know and I will look into setting them up. I could also do this as a webinar, and hold them online in the weeks before list submissions.
Its all food for thought and I think events like the ETC, Adepticon and other drawing together of various aspects of the hobby is an amazing way to improve the more ‘domestic’ hobby scene as the new ideas from these events are passed down.


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