First, there has been a lot going on for me, taking away from my FSA hobby time. Pokemon GO has been the largest consumer of this hobby time. For example, I'm taking my nephew to a baseball game today, so we can walk to 10+ Pokèstops and catch Fighting Types... Which means I'm not finishing the final Scenario 4 Layout Template today. That will be done tomorrow morning.
Right now, I'm sitting in the NOVA planning meeting to cover several event preparation activities, like Prize Bag packing. Soon, we're doing a walk through of the convention spaces, so we can better understand what the event weekend will be like.
In the next ten days, I have to do the following:
- Print out all templates, 8 tables each, potentially adding some new items
- Obtain container/crate for Terrain Templates
- Print Narrative Event Cards
- Scenario 4 Cardboard Template
The GT Scenario templates work extremely well for quickly changing the table designs. We can easily change out 8 tables in 30 minutes, and have all layouts be identical. This will make the GT a fair event.
I haven't posted photos, but we have made plenty of Debris & Asteroid Field models. We also made some outstanding Ghost Stations, which I think everyone will appreciate.
Also, everyone attending the NOVA Open should have:
- Free WiFi
- Parking/Valet Discouts
- Food/drink Discounts
These all require you to show your Event Badge. There are several event spaces; the main Event Level (E) is the first basement. Take the escalators down to the Registration desks. The Firestorm Armada event will be on the second level down (where the Vendor Hall and Lemonade Raffle will be), in the Potomoc 4 Hall (along with Dropzone). Just turn right when you get off the escalators.
The various seminars are being held in the various "President" board rooms on the 3rd Floor. If you have some free time, I suggest you sign up for one of these fantastic events and improve your hobby skills. For those of you in the Build and Play,
Finally, remember there is a Charity Lounge on 18th floor, in Room 1850. This will be the cheapest place to get beverages, there will be plenty of drink choices available, and a lot of VIPs will be hanging out there a lot. There will be several food trucks servicing the convention, but they tend to sell out fast, so keep this in mind when you're hungry. There is also a Board Game Room on the bottom level, next to Infinity in the Washington Room. Whenever I have free time, I'll probably be in either of these locations.
Started playing Firestorm Armada December 2014