Slow news week.
Hearing Double: Episode 15 Redefines Stereo
Nathan Barnes and Eric Mead secured a couple of guest hosts for the latest edition of their DiplomacyCast podcast, and with all due respect to them, the result just might be their best episode yet. If you haven’t listened to episode 15 yet, do so now. You can download the episode at iTunes or online at diplomacycast.com.
Coming Soon to an Email Box Near You
Host Chris Martin mailed the first round of invitations to the 2013 NADF Masters Invitational to 45 players who had qualified for the event through the 2012 TempleCon.
The biennial Masters will be held at the Hilton New Orleans in 2013 on the weekend of January 18. The first round will be Friday night, with rounds 2 and 3 on Saturday and Sunday morning, respectively. Martin secured a room rate of just $89 for the event. He’s planning a group dinner in the French Quarter for Saturday night.
Players qualify for the invitational by finishing in the top seven of a Grand Prix event in 2011 or 2012. Nineteen players competed in the inaugural Masters last year in Austin. Edi Birsan won the event.
Next up on the Grand Prix Circuit
The Grand Prix hiatus ends in 10 days, but who’s counting?
April 21-22:CODCon Open VI, Glen Ellyn, Ill., www.windycityweasels.com/codcon6.
May 5-6:BADAss Whipping, San Francisco, diplomacyblog.wordpress.com/whipping-2012/.
May 25-27:DixieCon, Chapel Hill, N.C., dixiecon.com.
Make your plans to attend one or more of these great events.
Preregistration Now Open for World Dip Con 2012
With the second of three installments for the venue due on June 10, the Weasels would like to remind you that preregistration is now open for the 2012 World DipCon and DipCon at Weasel Moot VI. The event will be held Aug. 10-12 at the historic Congress Plaza Hotel in downtown Chicago. Preregistration will save you $10. For more information, please visit windycityweasels.org/wdc. Check us out on Facebook here. So far, 42 people have responded to the Facebook invite to say they’re coming. If you haven’t already received the invitation, feel free to join the event, and please invite any of your friends who may be interested.
Here’s what’s going on in the hobby hotbeds. If we’ve missed your hobby, let us know!
The BADAss Whipping is fast approaching. It will be May 5-6 at the Hotel Tomo in San Francisco. Check out the website at diplomacyblog.wordpress.com/whipping-2012/. The club’s Yahoo group is games.groups.yahoo.com/group/bayareadip. The BADAss website is bayareadiplomacy.org.
Issue 118 of Diplomacy Worldis now out. Check it out. Lead Editor Doug Kent is thinking about hosting a round or two of Diplomacy at TexiCon in Fort Worth, complete with awards if there’s sufficient interest. The Texas Yahoo group is here: games.groups.yahoo.com/group/texas-diplomacy.
Peter Yeargin was called away by a family emergency and so will be unable to host at his place in Herndon on April 14. As of press time, no one had stepped up to host the game. Check out the Potomac Tea & Knife Society’s website at ptks.org. You can subscribe to the group’s Diplist at ptks.org/community.php.
Nothing new to report. If you’re in the Detroit area, check out their Yahoo group at games.groups.yahoo.com/group/detroitdiplomacy.
Nothing new to report.
New York City
Follow the New Yorkers on Twitter @DiplomacyNYC. New York has a Yahoo group here, games.groups.yahoo.com/group/NYC-Diplomacy. In addition, there’s a Meetup group here, www.meetup.com/diplomacy-6, and a Google group here, groups.google.com/group/new-york-diplomacy.
Nothing new to report. The Pacific Northwest Diplomacy community has a Yahoo group here, games.groups.yahoo.com/group/Northwest_Diplomacy, but its Facebook page, the Greater Cascadia Diplomacy Consortium, is much more active. Check it out here.
Nothing new to report. The group’s Meetup page is here: www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Diplomacy-Club.
Nothing new to report. Check out the group’s guild page at www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/1171.
See you next week!