|LAST CALL for the World Boardgaming Championships||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Don Greenwood (doncon99toad.net)|
|Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 12:05:35 -0700 (PDT)|
ELECTION: With the Independence Day holiday behind us its time for procastinators to step up and be counted. Only a week remains to vote for three people to decide the future of WBC for the next three years. The official postal ballot is printed on page 93 of the 2005 Program. To vote by email, consulting the e-ballot at http://www.boardgamers.org/election.htm and e-mail your votes to doncon99 [at] toad.net prior to July 15th, 2005. WBC AUCTION: The World Boardgaming Championships has been expanded to six full days of boardgaming and will open at 9 AM Tuesday, August 2nd with Open Gaming scheduled throughout Ballroom A and B. The key to this expansion is at 10 AM, when our expanded Boardgame Auction begins. It will conclude prior to the start of official tournaments at 6 PM thus allowing us to keep our competitive focus while expanding to offer the auction many have requested. Check out the cool out-of-print stuff being offered at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/auction.htm. If you want to bring an item for auction it must be presented by 12 PM AND be among the first 600 Lots registered. 560 Lots have already been pre-registered. The GLORIA MUNDI event has been cancelled; it has been replaced by Jambo in the same time slots. See the new preview posted at http://www.boardgamers.org/yearbkex/index.htm PRE-CONS: Lest there be any confusion, note that while walk-ons are allowed at the four various pre-cons being held July 30th-August 1st, doing so will cost an extra $10. Separate admission fees are required for Recon (ASL) http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/recon.htm, Guns of August (Paths of Glory) http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/gunsaug.htm, Omens (Hannibal) http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/omens.htm and Rising Sun (Victory in the Pacific) http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/risesun.htm. Pre-register for these events now. T-SHIRTS: Come on - you know you want them! Those cool, full-color WBC T's with the 2004 Centurions and special award winners listed on the back prove you've been to the best gaming conference there is! And the games you choose for the front announce your gaming preferences. Distinctive Team shirts have never been easier. Save yourself the shipping fee and have them waiting for you upon arrival. Moreover, you can custom design your own shirt with illustrations of your favorite WBC events and pithy text from your own wordsmiths. More game illustrations have been added to the original menu. And this year you can order them via credit card at http://store.yahoo.com/lostbattalion/boplas.html. But hurry ... pre-orders must be received by July 15th. Otherwise, you'll have to wait to get yours in the mail AFTER WBC. BPA JACKETS: This item will NOT be available for sale at or after WBC. If you have not pre-ordered yours by July 15th, it will be unavailable so order now. TEAM TOURNAMENT: Although there is no event pre-registration (except for the Pre-Cons), pre-registration IS required for the Team Tournament. Entry is free - email your four-person squad to doncon99 [at] toad.net. HOTEL RESERVATIONS: The Lancaster Host is sold out. Reservations are being referred to: America's Best Inn - 2250 Lincoln Highway East Lancaster, PA 17602 717-393-5499 Block Held under the 2005 World Boardgamers' Championships www.bestinnlancaster.com $89 Rate plus tax The Continental Inn (across the street) 2285 Lincoln Highway East Lancaster, PA 17602 717-299-0421 www.continentalinn.com $89 Rate plus tax NOTE: 3 night minimum REGISTERED? NEED A RIDE/ROOMMATE?: Check out the pre-reg list at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/prereg.htm. Car pooling to/from airports is an easy way to save money.
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