Hey Guys I just wanted to let you know that tonight (2/1/2016) at 8pm registration for the NOVA Open happens!
What is the NOVA Open?
The NOVA Open is a Washington, DC area Tabletop Wargaming Convention with a strong focus on organized play, charity, hobby seminars, and social connection. 1,200 gamers attended in 2015.
2016 will be the 7th year of the NOVA Open, whose origins lie in a 32-person outdoor charity BBQ tournament held in 2009 in Springfield, VA.
The NOVA's legacy events include a 256-slot Warhammer 40,000 GT, but it now hosts 100+ player events in X-Wing, Warmachine, Malifaux, and large organized play tracks in numerous other game systems.
NOVA hosts some of the world's best hobby instructors - Justin McCoy of Secret Weapon Miniatures, Roman and Raffa of Massive Voodoo, Jessica Rich of Brush Mistress, Caleb Wissenback, and many more. Seminars are offered all day, every day of the con, and include new 4-hour hands-on workshops as of 2016.
NOVA partners with a sister organization, a formal 501(c)(3) charitable foundation known as the NOVA Open Charitable Foundation to raise funds and awareness in fighting critical causes around the world. We especially focus on leveraging the compassion of fellow wargamers and hobbyists to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, and the Fisher House Foundation. We primarily achieve this through an international consortium of brilliant miniature figure artists who collaborate to create world-class pieces of miniature art, including full armies, display boards, and individual show pieces. These are raffled and auctioned off through a combination of world-wide online raffles and at-NOVA raffles and silent auctions. Entering its 4th year, the NOCF raised over $25,000 for charity in 2015.
Interested attendees, partners, and vendors with questions should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
So now that that is out of the way, why should you go to the NOVA Open? Because its a 200+ person GT in our back yard! Also it doesn't hurt that I help run the 40k GT this year ;)
If you're interested I'd sign up sooner rather than later! :D
Hotel Rooms: https://aws.passkey.com/g/55247835
Warhammer 40k Information: http://www.novaopen.com/warhammer-40k/
GT Primer: https://goo.gl/CDOMls
GT FAQ: https://goo.gl/9bZqNp
Have any questions? Feel free to ask!