The Green Mountain Gamers will be hosting their Winter Weirdness Game Day on January 11th, 2014 in Barre, VT:
Get out of the house — or take a break from the ski slopes — and get to the winter Green Mountain Game Day for some tabletop action! Bring any tabletop game you wish to play – board games, RPG’s, Magic – it’s all good. We provide the tables, you provide the games.
See http://www.greenmountaingamers.com/green-mountain-game-days/winter-weirdness/ for more details.
JiffyCon is a roleplaying and board game event showcasing games by independent designers. This one-day event will be held in Somerville, MA on November 9th. See http://jiffycon.blogspot.com/2013/10/jiffycon-east-is-saturday-november-9th.html for more details.
The incredibly popular Penny Arcade Expo East gaming convention is returning to Boston, MA the weekend of April 11-13. Visit http://east.paxsite.com/ for more information.
CarnageCon, known this year as “Carnage on the Mountain,” is a tabletop gaming convention being held in Killington, VT, the weekend of November 8th-10th. There will be board games, card games, miniatures, and role-playing games. For details visit http://www.carnagecon.com/.
The Boston Festival of Indie Games will be held on September 14th at MIT in Cambridge, MA. In addition to games there will be speakers, music, an art show,
The Boston Festival of Indie Games celebrates independent game development in New England and neighboring regions. Our goal is creating an inclusive environment for everybody who enjoys and appreciates games in whatever shape or form. The festival seeks to support and showcase the efforts of independent game developers in a free public event, encouraging attendees to participate and play games in different formats: video games, location-based games, tabletop games and live role-playing, amongst others. The games featured are innovative and refreshing, demonstrating both the budding and the established talent of game makers in the American northeast. Produced under the non-profit auspices of Be Epic, a Boston-area live action games production group, the Boston Festival of Indie Games fosters a community of academic and independent developers creating games for the people. Boston FIG was conceptualized by members of Boston Indies, and brought to life via a community effort in collaboration with major stakeholders in the Massachusetts-area gaming community.
Visit http://bostonfig.com/ for more information.
The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra and Berklee Choir will perform “Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy” on October 6th at 7:30pm at Boston Symphony Hall.
Fresh off the 25th anniversary FINAL FANTASY celebration, music from one of the most popular video games of all time returns to Boston! The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) and Berklee Choir perform the live soundtrack to this stunning video presentation conducted by Arnie Roth. Plus, legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu will be in attendance.
Highlights will include music from the FINAL FANTASY game franchise (produced by Square Enix and now in its 14th edition since 1987, with more than 100 million units sold), new arrangements created for the recent 25th Anniversary Celebration concerts including the FINAL FANTASY Series: Battle and Victory Theme Medley and the Opera ‘Maria & Draco’ from FINAL FANTASY VI featuring three operatic soloists, narrator, and the Berklee Choir. This live performance features a special guest appearance on FINAL FANTASY VI: Dark World by series composer, Nobuo Uematsu (keyboards) and tour conductor, Arnie Roth (violin).
For details see http://www.ffdistantworlds.com/tickets/distant-worlds-boston-massachusetts.
The gaming convention AnonyCon returns to Stamford, CT the weekend of December 6th-8th. Gamers of all types will gather to enjoy a wide variety of tabletop, live-action, board and card games. Note that some games require advance registration. Get more information at http://anonycon.com/.
The New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) has announced the New England Gaming Convention, to be held in Somerville, MA on September 22nd from noon to midnight. The event features “12 hours of board games, card games, tabletop games, RPGs, and dice games.” Space is limited, so register in advance at http://www.nesfa.org/negc/.
[Tip from Michael]
TempleCon is a “retrofuturist” gaming and performance convention being held in Warwick, RI the weekend of February 6-9. There will be live music performances, classic arcade games, tabletop miniatures and board games, costumes, vendors, and more.
That’s right, the rumors are true, TempleCon for the first time will be offering you four full days of insanity this year, as three days at this point is simply unable to contain the awesome we have in store for you in our ninth season! With a larger army than ever helping make what will most likely be our most ultimate of shows a reality, we can’t wait to unveil what we have cooking for 2014 over the coming days, weeks, and months!
And the theme? Well, this year we are focusing on all things Cyberpunk! Expect all of the cutting-edge, high-tech, dystopian futuristic vision seen in films like Blade Runner and games like Shadowrun. All of this comes with an extra helping of 1980s inspired neon-lit camp, which goes hand-in-hand with our Cyberpunk fun. We hope that in both your gaming and costuming you’ll have a massive amount of fun exploring this classic retro-futurist genre making a long-awaited return to the spotlight.
Get the details at http://www.templecon.org/14/.
The Green Mountain Gamers of Fairlee, VT will be hosting their “MEGA Spring Meltdown” game day on April 27th. Board games and roleplaying games will be available; feel free to bring your own games as well. See http://www.greenmountaingamers.com/green-mountain-game-days/spring-meltdown/ for more information.
[Tip via Geek Mountain State]