Throughout the convention I will be taking photographs, recording audio, and updating this liveblog with my experiences.
Checked in 51 minutes ago. After I checked in, despite being told earlier the hotel wouldn’t allow it before 3pm, I ran into Ben Gerber and his wonderful wife in the lobby.
My room is AMAZING! King size bed, couch, lots of space. Check out the below picture of the room and the view from my balcony. Did I forget to mention that? Yeah, I have an inside balcony looking over the pool. If only I brought my swim trunks with me. Oh well, this is a GAMING convention, not a swimming one.
Time to head down to the con, check in there, get my nifty badges, and take photos of the games.
Jonathan J. Reinhart is an editor of Troll in the Corner where he writes about wargaming. Jonathan also is the owner of the Wargaming Recon podcast. He has been gaming with miniatures since 2000 and playing board games from a young age.
He's played a myriad of games such as: Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, Warmachine, Starship Troopers, Axis & Allies: War at Sea, Flames of War and Warlord Games' Black Powder rules. War at Sea and the Black Powder rules are his current go-to games.
Jonathan enjoys casual, fast, fun, and group board games. Sitting Ducks Gallery, Zombie Dice, Guillotine, Pandemic, and Carcassonne rank high on his list. He is a retired local politician with a B.A. in Politics & History, which provides a useful background for historical gaming. A casual World of Warcraft player, he became a Kingslayer as Viktrious the Blood Elf on 4/23/11 and followed that up by slaying Deathwing on 5/9/12.