Games Day 2011
Games Day is first and foremost a celebration of the Games Workshop hobby. Today this hobby has exploded into a global community and vibrant culture. Whether you are a current hobbyist or curious about the Games Workshop world, Games Day provides an atmosphere for those old and young to learn more about this unique hobby, partake in various extraordinary events, and share in wonderful experiences that unite this common hobby with people across the globe.
This years Games Day will be in Chicago
Donald Stephens Convention Center
July 30th, 2011, 10am-6pm
Tickets now only available at the door!
• NEW - "What's New Today" blog - updating live from the event!
Dan, author of the "What's New Today" blog and Jim, his valiant cameraman, will soon be jetting off to Chicago to take part in Games Day. They will be there providing live coverage of the day, including taking pictures of your models and posting them onto the blog right there and then. Who knows, if you catch them at the right moment, you might even get yourself on film, as they will be bringing a video camera, too. They'll even be visiting the Chicago Battle Bunker on the Sunday to run a huge Storm of Magic game, so if you're still in the Chicago area the day after, then make sure you pay them a visit.
• NEW - Massive Storm of Magic game
• NEW - Armies on Parade North American Finals
• NEW - Monster Conversion Contest - Bring your Monstrous conversion to Games Day and enter to win the first ever Monster Conversion contest.
• NEW - Realm of Battle Board Paint & Raffle (now a Warhammer table too!) - Take part in painting a huge Warhammer or 40k Terrain Game Table and earn your chance to take a section home.
• NEW - Specialist Game Intros
• NEW - Apocalypse Mega Game
• NEW - Big Vehicle Battle
• NEW - Awesome new Display Tables
• BIG GAMES - Get involved in these big games with lots of miniatures and players, Warhammer, Warhammer 40k, and the Lord of the Rings
• Open Game Tables - Challenge a friend to a game at the available open game tables.
• New Club Table Events - Clubs from across North America bring tables to run a variety of events and tournaments
• Warhammer & 40K Conversion Contests - This year Warhammer & 40k will have their own ongoing conversion contests. We provide the supplies, you unleash your creativity for a chance to take home your own prize.
• Scenery Make & Take - Learn how to put a piece of scenery together and take your production home!
• Vehicle Conversion Contest - Create your own wheels and enter to win the 40k Vehicle conversion contest and ride home with a Games Day award.
• Armies on Parade - You can hear the battle horn sound when you see these stunning armies painted and ready for battle.
• Miniature Paint & Take - Never painted a miniature figure? Learn to paint a miniature and take your model home!
• Carnival of Chaos - Test your fate at these chaos driven games & see what prizes you capture.
• Golden Demon Painting Competition - Games Workshop's premier painting event. Miniature painting at its best, share techniques and marvel at the painstaking passion.
• Art Contest - What would a purple Dwarf look like? Sit down and draw, paint or color your own character from Games Workshop's fantasy worlds.
• Costume Contest - Dress up as your favorite Warhammer, 40K or the Lord of the Rings character, dazzle attendees and take your place in the Games Day photo album.
• Speed Painting Contest - Painting minis is a unique skill, we add a dash of wacky, try your hand at painting with oven mitts on, or blind folded, this event is all about fun.
• Speed Demon Painting Competition - Michelangelo took 4 years to paint the Sistine chapel, you have 45 minutes to paint your own masterpiece!
• THQ - Enter the virtual world of Warhammer 40,000 and test your skills at their stellar video games.
• Mythic - The company that brought us the MMO game Warhammer online is coming to Games Day, be there to see what they have in store!
• Fantasy Flight - Check out all the GW based board, card, and RPG games from this premier game developer!
• Black Library - Meet the creative minds behind your favorite Black Library novels, ask them questions & get an autograph.
• Forge World - Complete product line available for sale at Games Day!
• Banner Contest - Bring a life-size banner that you've created for Warhammer, 40K or the Lord of the Rings.
• Studio Guests - Chris Peach, Kevin Chin and Jes Goodwin will be the UK Design Studio guests. Ask them your questions in person and get an autograph!
• Seminars - Past Golden Demon winners, Studio Guests, and others take the stage and present a variety of topics throughout the day.
For questions and information regarding media/press coverage of the Games Day 2011 event and how to obtain a press pass, please contact: Megan J. L. Torrini