BPA May News
From: Donald Greenwood CD (cdboardgamers.org)
Date: Tue, 13 May 2014 03:45:01 -0700 (PDT)
WBC PRE-REGISTRATION FORM: The 2014 WBC Pre-Reg form and accompanying 
information is now posted at http://www.boardgamers.org/downloads/prereg14.pdf. 
Current members who have already purchased Sustaining or higher level 
memberships need not pre-register UNLESS they want to register their team for 
the Team Tournament (the earlier the better please - especially if you have a 
new team name), upgrade to Tribune level to attend pre-cons, or order any of 
the numerous souvenir and apparel items. However, the four-page folder contains 
much information on WBC so be sure to check it out anyway - especially for the 
time sensitive purchase of apparel items. 

Remember that WBC Pre-registration ends earlier this year (June 30) and walkon 
rates are higher, so plan accordingly now. 

AUCTION LOTS: The opening bell has sounded for this year's auction as gamers 
take to their closets to see what they will part with in the  annual flurry to 
register items for the WBC Auction and Auction Store. As the former is limited 
to 550 items and always sells out, it is not wise to procrastinate. You snooze, 
you lose. Once again, all items must be pre-registered for both the Auction and 
Auction Store.  The latter is also capping what it will accept this year at 
2200 items so don't delay. Unregistered items will NOT be accepted. Get the 
details at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/auctionoverview.htm.

REGISTRATION PAGE OPENED: WBC's Pre-Registration page opened for business on 
May 10th at http://boardgamers.org/wbc/prereg.htm with the first 784 attendee 
commitments logged in. Use this page to check the status of your registration, 
troll for teammates, rides or  roommates, or even Open Gaming matches or baby 
sitting gigs. Send your requests to ACD [at] boardgamers.org

TIE-DYE SPECIAL ORDERS BACK AGAIN: A wide assortment of WBC Souvenirs and 
apparel, most with the BPA embroidered logo, is now available to order at  
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/souvenirs.htm for pickup at WBC. Be sure to 
order before the quoted deadlines as the duffle bags are only available if 
pre-ordered by June 15th. 

SCHEDULER UP & RUNNING: View the details of your favorite events and then plan 
your schedule using Steve Okonski's Personal Scheduler at  
http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/sviewer/. 

ANDROID WBC AP: A beta version of the new Android Schedule AP is available at 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.boardgamers.wbc. This year's 
schedule is not yet loaded therein but you can check out its features using the 
2013 schedule now. Direct questions to Scott Nerney at Nernman [at] gmail.com.

YEARBOOKS TO BE MAILED: The 2013-14 WBC Yearbook will be mailed to all 
qualifying members in the United States shortly. Only one book per household 
will be mailed. Other qualifying family members and foreign attendees may get 
their books at WBC check-in. If your postal address has changed since your 
membership was purchased, please advise the change of address at once to CD 
[at] boardgamers.org. We assume no responsibility for books lost in the mail. 

WBC 2014 EVENT PREVIEWS: Each of our 159 tournaments are previewed in detail as 
only WBC does them at  http://boardgamers.org/yearbkex14/.  

LAST CHANCE FOR SCHEDULED OPEN GAMING:  If you've ever bemoaned the difficulty 
of finding players to play what YOU want to play in Open Gaming, this is your 
chance to put up or shut up. Merely commit to providing the game in question 
and playing at a specified time in the designated Demo area in Paradise 
assembly and we will reserve your table plus add your game to the printed, 
android and rotating schedules for all to see and even provide signage for your 
"game event". The catch? You must commit to it in a timely fashion; i.e., now. 
Check out the details at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc/sopengaming.htm.

COMMERCIAL DEMOS: In an effort to alleviate crowding in the Open Gaming 
theatre, exhibit tables will NOT be allowed in the Showroom. Monitors will be 
tasked with stricter policing of commercial efforts including prospective game 
designers who set up displays to troll for P500 backing. While you are free to 
Open Game anything you like, you will NOT be allowed to monopolize tables with 
displays that are not being actively played. Instead, designers/publishers are 
urged to register for FREE scheduled demos in the Paradise Assembly 
demonstration area. To be included in the schedule, you must be a current 
Sustaining level or higher member and register your demo no later than June 
1st. Demonstrations are limited to one-hour duration unless longer periods are 
requested in advance. Multiple or longer demonstrations are allowed on a space 
available basis. Contact  CD [at] boardgamers.org for additional information. 
Include alternate times and type of table desired (either 6' rounds or 8' x 30" 
rectangulars) as well as boxart files containing the title of the game for 
display signage. Reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis. 
 Submit requests to http://boardgamers.org/forms/DemoForm.htm. 

ELECTION TIME: It is once again time to elect three members to three-year terms 
on the BPA Board of Directors. This year's election features two incumbents and 
two past Board members vying for three seats. Cast your vote to determine the 
odd man out. Get all the information at  
http://boardgamers.org/election2014.htm. As usual, voting is effortless and 
takes only a moment thanks to the electronic ballot at 
http://boardgamers.org/forms/BoardBallot.shtml.  Voting will remain open until 
July 15th. All members (any paid attendee of  WBC for more than one day is 
considered a member) are urged to vote  since validation requires sufficient 
membership participation. 


PBeM NEWS:

MARCH MADNESS: Robert Kircher's 12th seeded Auburn 1999 team is facing Aran 
Warszawski's 35th seeded Oklahome State 2005 team for the 2013-14 PBeM 
championship.  Follow the action at  
http://www.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/mm-brack-2013.htm.

WAR AT SEA: Andy Maly is the lone survivor to navigate the five swiss rounds 
undefeated and has earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs. The current 
standings can be found at  
http://www.nktelco.net/bdmonnin/BPA_WAS_Swiss_2014.htm.


Donald Greenwood CD
cd [at] boardgamers.org
www.boardgamers.org


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