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GCOM NewsLetter - Volume 3, No. 1 (Jan/Feb 1998)


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GAMES CLUB OF MARYLAND

NEWSLETTER

Volume 3, No. 1 ------- January/February - 1998

UPCOMING GAMING SESSIONS
January 21st, 1998
February 4th, 1998
February 18th 1998
March 19th, 1998
April 1st, 1998
April 15th, 1998
May 2nd & 3rd, 1998
May 13th, 1998

SPECIAL EVENTS
-Second Annual PREZCON 98’ Field Trip - February 26th, 1998 to March 1st, 1998. Double Tree Hotel, Charlottesville, Virginia.

-GAMES CLUB OF MARYLAND-1ST ANNUAL GAMING OPEN - May 2nd to May 3rd, 1998.

CONVENTION INFORMATION

PREZCON 98’
Thursday, February 26th to Sunday, March 1st, 1998. Double Tree Hotel, Route 29, Charlottesville, Virginia 22905. PREZCON ‘98 features board games: 1830, Age of Renaissance, Axis and Allies, Circus Maximus, Diplomacy, History of The World, Merchant of Venus, Rail Barron, Risk, Settlers of Caton, Titan, Shogun, Up Front and others], a Puffing Billy Tournament : [ Empire Builder, Eurorails, Britishrails, Iron Dragon, 1835, 1853, 1856, 1870, and others], miniatures: [Battletech, Warhammer and Silent Death], and collectable card games : [Magic: The Gathering, Star Wars and Middle Earth: The Wizards]. Also there will be a dealers room and a game sale. Most of the tournaments are run heat style, so you can play at different times. Rooms are $69 a night for up to four people. For hotel reservations call:
1-804-973-2121. Pre-registration is $25 before 2-05-98. For convention info. call 1-804-961-6953.

COLD WARS 1998
March 6th - 8th, 1998. Lancaster Holiday Inn Resort, Lancaster, PA. Sponsored by The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society. This year’s annual miniatures convention theme is the air war of the Great War. For room reservations call 1-717-299-5500. For more info. write to: Cold Wars 1998, P.O. Box 5094, Herndon, Va. 20172-1996 or email: dluff@erols.com.

CLUB HAPPENINGS
July Through September 1997- Members get accustomed to the new location. After several sessions most members were able to attend. Most members said the new location was easier to find. Everyone agreed that there is more gaming space. Do to a temporary change in Keith’s work schedule a session was canceled in September and game nights were changed to Thursdays in October. After lower attendance on Thursday nights, sessions were changed back to Wednesdays In November. After a Holiday break in December the club was back in full swing with regular sessions every other Wednesday night starting January 7th, 1998.

TNT ‘97
The first convention sponsored by Games Club Of Maryland runs very smoothly. The participants had a lot of fun and a great weekend. Special thanks to Brian Sutton for his numerous contributions to the tournament. Without his support TNT would not be.

Also thanks to club members: Joe Jaskiewicz, Mike Pustilnik, Ed Rothenheber, Tim Rothenhoefer, Bill Scott and Jeff Spaner for their support of this event.

GAMEFEST ‘98
Due to many delays in planning, lack of finances, and personal obligations, GAMEFEST ‘98 has been CANCELED for May 1st -3rd, 1998. It is possible that we may try to run a convention again in May of 1999. Also for those for who were aware of it The Bay Games Convention, scheduled for March 6th-8th, 1998 in Bethesda, was canceled due to lack of interest.

GAMES CLUB OF MARYLAND - 1st ANNUAL GAMING OPEN
When: Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday May 3rd, 1998.
Where: Games Club of Maryland, 9 Augusta Wood CT., Reisterstown, MD. 21136.
Time: Saturday from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight. Sunday from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.
Cost : NO registration fees. That right it’s FREE.
What: All day open gaming. Play whatever you want!!!
WOW! What a concept!
Bring: Your favorite games.
Food: Soft drinks will be provided. We will order
out for lunch and dinner. Many fine fast food establishments are within two miles of the club. ( Pizza Hut, The Canopy, McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell and 7-11. ) Or bring your own food, we have an extra large freezer.
Prizes: Friendship and fun, fun, fun.
RSVP: To make reservations or for more information contact Keith Levy at Games Club Of Maryland.

FIELD TRIP

PREZCON ‘98- GCOM SECOND ANNUAL FIELD TRIP. Last year’s field trip to Charlottesville, VA. as a big success and great fun. There were TEN Club members in attendance at PREZCON ‘97. It’s four great days of friends, fun and games. Most tournaments are done in a heat format so that if you can’t play at one time you still have another chance to play.

This year the convention is being held at the Double Tree Hotel. This is a bigger and higher quality site. Rooms are $65.00 ONLY if you reserve before February 5th, 1998. So far we have one room reserved. (Last year we ended up with three rooms.) We are splitting the cost of the rooms. Up to four per room. So far this year the members planning to go are: Dave Chicote, Keith Levy, Tim Rothenhoefer and Jim Sparks. Food can run anywhere from $50.00 to $150.00 for the entire weekend depending on what you eat and how much.

We will meet at Games Club of Maryland at 8:30 A.M. and leave by 8:45 A.M. SHARP on Thursday, February 26th. It is a three hour drive from Baltimore. There is currently room in Keith’s van for others that would like to go down with the group. You could also drive you own car down along with us or just meet us at the Double Tree Hotel in Charlottesville. We should arrive by 12:00 noon. We are planning to Leave Charlottesville to hea