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By on January 30, 2019


12 February 2019

Sound Off! It’s the Post-‘Con Survey!

Okay, how many of you flipped over your Root boards to use the winter theme?

You braved sleet and snow and gloom of night to get here. And for that, you get a big ol’ Game On!

Thanks for coming out this year, and condolences to our friends who couldn’t make it or had to cut it short due to the¬†weather.¬†You folks kept things cozy with all that gaming, whether you were here or just at home holding your own mini-con and sharing your pics on Facebook. My only wish is that our vests were fleece-lined. Maybe we can look into that for next year.

Along those lines: feedback. Specifically yours.

We made a few changes this year with the venue and the length of the ‘con being the two most noteworthy. Now, with 2020 ahead of us, we want to hear from you.

With that comes our survey. It’s 10 quick questions about your impressions and experience at GameOn! 2019 that we’ll then take and use to shape our plans for 2020. How was the Red Lion overall? How was the food? Red Lion or Issaquah Holiday Inn? What went well? What could be improved? Things like that. Sound off–we want to make this the best ‘con for you.

Survey link here:

Note: Survey closes on Monday, February 18th, so get on the stick!

Thanks again for making it out to the ‘con this year, because you folks make this ‘con.



(P.S. The smart money is on the Woodland Alliance. They’re rascally!)



01 February 2019

A Quick Word About Hank

After eight years of holding this ‘con, Hank’s story remains worth telling.

Hank was a great friend to many, and his passing hit us hard. His humor and the enjoyment he found in friends around the table was there for you to see any time you sat down and played a game with him or shared a beer and talked about old sports sims like Strat-O-Matic. We miss him terribly, yet his legacy lives on through Game On. We can thank his family and his estate for donating his games years ago, which allowed us to spin up the funds to get this annual event off the ground.

His legacy further lives on through the Hank Award, which we award to great people who are great to game with–as voted upon by you.

So, as you roll some dice, push some counters, or throw down a card that puts the kibosh on your neighbor, think of the folks you’re sharing a few days of gaming with and cast your vote for the Hank Award.

This is also a chance to recognize the Advance After Combat guild on BoardgameGeek, who last summer donated hundreds of dollars to suicide prevention causes in Hank’s name. Thanks to all of you who are keeping his memory alive with your support and by joining us at the ‘con.





30 January 2019

Just One Week Away!

And that’s a fine reminder to make sure you have your games booked by this Friday, the 1st of February. That’s when we’ll lock down the schedule so that Ralph can work his magic with floor plans, spreadsheets, and the convention staff to get tables laid out and assigned for your gaming pleasure.

You probably know the drill quite well by now, however, if you’re hosting a game event, be sure to get it on the schedule page right here. That will give us a sense of how many tables we need for assigned games and how many tables we need for open gaming.

See you folks in a week!