The time is now.
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I was scrolling through the internet, trying to find some good pictures of the NOVA Open and instead I came across this little snippet from a fellow blogger at joesavestheday.blogspot.com and I think it rings true.
Closing out my thoughts on last weekend's event, I can't emphasize enough how great of an experience the NOVA Open was. You'll see a lot of different views and opinions on the Internet but just keep in mind that people tend to complain more about the things they weren't expecting or didn't like over acknowledging the aspects of the event that were done really well. This is the biggest thing I've noticed on the web over the past week. To all the NOVA staff who volunteered their time and effort to make the tournament a huge success, you did a phenomenal job. Everyone who was actually in attendance can attest that the event as a whole was a positive experience and the good far outweighed the bad.
He's talking about his experience last year at the NOVA Open 2011. Being amonst the few 40k gamers in DC, it's kinda hard not know Mike Brandt and other organizers of the NOVA Open. I didn't attend last year due to my friend's wedding but I can tell you this. Last year, they pulled off a world class event and only began planning about 6 months before it. This year, they began planning a year in advance. You can expect something incredible in 2012 from the NOVA Open. I promise you.
Registration is live and the spots are filling up for the 40k tournament. Of course, these year there's alot more option than just that. There's Infinity, Malifaux, Fantasy, Flames of War and a host of non-GT 40k options. Mike Brandt is the mastermind of this whole thing and he's got lots of dedicated staff and friends helping out. You'll find me on the floor as a 40k rules judge for the GT but despite being a spineless deviant, I will not accept bribes. It's a promise I made to the organizers, sorry!
The Hotel....the room rate is 85 dollars!!! Being a DC native, I promise, you will not get a better deal anywhere in the area at this level of quality and cleanliness. Seriously, bring your wife, kid, girlfriend*, boyfriend, neighbor, whoever and send them to Smithsonian while you play. They will get one of those awesome patriotic holidays all good Americans love. Bring your sunscreen and loose fitting shorts and clothes. It gets hot and humid in August, but the museums are air-conditioned. I recommend heading out to see the momuments really early in the morning before it gets too hot.
You can register by going to the NOVA Open website at novaopen.com or by clicking the image above. early registration really helps the organizers in planning for the event so do your duty and support the war effort!
Here are some posts I made about the NOVA Open in 2010. Enjoy!
*Note: do not bring your girlfriend if you are also bringing your wife. If you are not the kind of person to have both a wife and a girlfriend, ignore this message.