Not every event is a game-playing one, and specifically, I'm interested to hear what YOU want to do for a Miniature Hobby Event (MHE) at GenCon 2016?
I ran Scratchbuilding and Kitbashing for Wargames last year, and my attendees had a good time. I'd like to run more Miniature Hobby events this year, more along the lines of those that haven't been done much.
I also know that there are others out there wanting to run MHE events as well, and would find interest in this thread.
I'd love to see some more miniature painting for beginners (or very low level intermediates). I was trying to get one of these events last year and kept looking and looking and looking... and no spots ever opened up!
I have never tried any of these events but perhaps I may this year.
Oftentimes, you can get in because someone doesn't show up or the instructor has enough materials to include an extra person or two.
For the last few years, my beginner classes have sold out during pre-registration, but for about 50% of the classes, I've had at least one no show.
I always try to do 1 or 2 hobby sessions each year - my first GenCon was hobby heavy as I didn't register until late and that was mostly what was left!
As for miniature games, it would be great to see more non-tournament events for miniature games. I love the hobby and would like to play games where it isn't a day long competition and I can meet some new people.
But I will definitely keep your words in mind if I am unable to get into a beginner painting class this year!
Well, early event registration begins tomorrow, and I know I'm submitting Wargame Scratchbuilding and Kitbashing Make & Take (essense of what i ran last year), and at least two separate times for Basic Foamboard Terrain: Cargo Container. Now that i think about it, I might also submit Basic Foamboard Terrain: Whole & Ruined Buildings. Both of which are workshops that teach the basics of working with foamboard by building a piece of terrain. I think the cargo containers would be more useful in more settings though.
This will be my first Gen Con, so not sure what the usual mix is, but I would be interested in miniature painting-related classes.
How about an Xwing "Uglies" exibit/competition? Judging on uniqueness, originality, painting, cleanliness and detail.
Ships must be made from all Xwing parts, no alteration parts made from non Xwing miniature material.
I would love some classes on creative basing. I never know what to do with my bases.
Also maybe a build a display for your wall or something. Itd be cool to have a nice way to display minis. Maybe some terrain for it.
Or an intro to painting with air guns?
I am really looking forward to doing a few terrain build and takes, as I am going to be building my first real tables in the years I've been gaming.
Speedpainting. I missed it last year. :(
Although, just like amberholder, I would really like to build a display case for my minis