I'm pleased to announce that we were able to make arrangements with the hotel to have an early set-up for this year's Expo event. That means early game set-up for the Grand Ballroom can begin on Sunday, May 26 at 1pm. If you have flexibility in your travel schedule to arrive early, especially for monster game set-up, this is an excellent opportunity to get a huge head-start on getting your game play ready for the week! Official registration desk check-in is still slated for Monday afternoon, but you can enjoy setting up and playing games well before that time now!
THE PREMIER GAMING EVENT OF THE YEAR
Our special guest of honor is game designer, Mark Herman.
We've updating our Special Events calendar for Expo 2013, so now you can view the many special venues slated for this year. Please take careful note of Monday's calendar, as we list all playtest and demo opportunities there as that is the first day they are offered. Most or nearly all of these playtest sessions are offered on a daily basis.
For those activities involving monster games, please consider signing up for them as participation is required in order to help lock down dedicated table space for these games at the beginning of the Expo. Now is a good time to start thinking about updating your game selections to help lock in any specific games you want to try your hand at.
My thanks to everyone for help us set a new record in terms of number of Expo registrations for the month of January. Our previous benchmark was achieving 93 sign-ups last January. That was our previous high record.
We now have a new record. We received 105 (!!) registrations this January, lapping our previous record by 12 additional sign-ups. Not shabby at all!
I invite you to check our Attendee and Game Sign-ups page to see how the initial game sign-ups are shaping up. It's great to also see some of our regulars returning who couldn't make it last year due to scheduling issues. We also have quite a few newcomers signed-up as well. We are obviously on a record page for 2013 Attendance. Thank you all again for your support!
We've just launched our Attendees Page so you can get a quick snapshot of who has registered early thus far for CSW Expo 2013. We are working on the all-important Game Sign-ups page now and it will be up shortly! And a reminder for all, those who register for the Full Expo event and get payment in by end of January will automatically qualify for their free Expo shirt!
We've gone ahead and provided links to the official Game Sign-up sheet from Expo 2012 and Expo 2011 so you can reference what games were played the past two years. You will find this on our Game Sign-ups page. We will be posting the initial registrations and game sign-ups this weekend! Also, we expect to have the online group discount code to place hotel reservations tomorrow (Friday).
I'd like to share with you all what we plan to focus on in terms of changes or enhancements for CSW Expo 2013. The list here is based on my critique as well as attendee feedback. I think this will translate to a very positive and even better Expo experience!
We're pleased to announce that online registration is now available for Expo 2013!
Please note that the special events schedule as well as the Attendee and Game Sign-up Roster will not be posted for a few days as we process initial registrations. Also, please don't forget that if you take advantage of our early-bird registration offer and you officially register and submit payment no later than January 31, 2013, you automatically qualify for a FREE Expo t-shirt.
We expect to receive the online group reservation code for the hotel site next week and will be sure to provide this updated information once it becomes available.
We look forward to another terrific Expo 2013 event! We hope you will join us!
Just a reminder that we are gearing up for our 13th year! Online registration will begin sometime shortly after the New Year. As always, the first to register online will automatically win a door prize and all who register for the Full Expo Pass during the month of January will get their expo t-shirt for FREE. We wish you all a Happy New Year and look forward to launching online registration shortly after 2013 commences. Until then...enjoy the holidays!