Thursday, August 25, 2011

DragonFlight Fly-By

A couple Saturdays back, my friend Joe and I took a road trip up to Bellevue to check out the gaming at Dragonflight.  While Joe has been to previous Dragonflights, this was my first time attending this convention, which was held at the Bellevue Hilton.  We didn't have time to get involved in any gaming, so we strolled around observing the activities, saying hello to friends and of course--buying more games.

During our brief sojourn, we walked among...

...The Crowds...

...And The Vendors.

A couple of my siblings are Dr. Who fans.  I wonder if they need any Dalek toys?

The entrepenuer and artisan of Geisman Leathers.

I caught up with Michele Wheeler, of Stonehouse Miniatures, for several minutes.  I usually buy some of her products at NHMGS's Enfilade.  But after buying a copy of Descent: The Road to Legend, which I've been searching for, I barely had enough money to buy lunch.

Then, we checked out...

...The New Boardgames:

Clash of Arms new release of La Bataille de la Moscowa.

Columbia Games Julius Ceasar.

While the main floor was dedicated to boardgames, some miniature gaming was going on, ranging from small skirmishes... Ken Cassidy's grand version of Circus Maximus.  (The race was scheduled for later in the evening).

Dungeon masters (DMs) and dungeon delvers gathered in the quieter corners of the convention to participate in role-playing games (RPGs):

Next year, Joe and I hope to be Dragonflight participants instead of observers.


Zombie Ad said...

That circus maximus is EPIC!

Ted Henkle said...

Isn't it? It was made by Ken Cassidy. The rules are the same as in the old Avalon Hill game, but he uses miniatures. His game sessions are wildly popular at conventions. In the years I've known him, I haven't been able to sign up for one race!

Agent23 said...

Even though you didn't have time to game, at least you were able to say hi to friends. I missed Dragonflight this year cause I was part of a wedding party that weekend. Oh well, definitely won't be missing next year!

Ted Henkle said...

Agent 23: I hope to attend next year as well and see you there!