After another fun year of live events in Charlotte, Dallas, Kansas City and Pittsburgh, it's time to announce NEXT year's road trips! This year, for the first time, I'm leaving it up to the community to decide the city for our "marquee" event, the HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL Fall Classic Pre-PLAAY, see below. I've got five live events planned, and may put together one or two more on short-notice if time and budget allows, similar to what we did at the start of last year with the Kenosha, WI event and later in Kansas City for the Recruits Convention.
03.16.19, Chicago, IL: Right now, we're calling this the "PLAAY Games Hoops Symposium," and our goal is to have some sort of working basketball game to play-test, critique and move forward with. We'll start with a demo of the game, and then hold some sort of round-robin tournament event with whomever's in attendance. We'll then de-compress and brainstorm ideas. We're currently working on securing a location, should have a venue to announce in the January newsletter.
06.01.19, Winnipeg, MB: We're going to celebrate the start of the Canadian football season with our first-ever COLD SNAP event, in Winnipeg! Our game day format is still to be determined, and we'll be flexible to allow for any number of participants—check back soon for more details. We're also planning on attending the Bombers pre-season game at Investors Group Field the night before!
07.19-21.19, Denver, CO: PLAAY-Dot-CON 2019 will be bigger and better than last year's event (which was pretty great!), at the Hampton Inn and Suites, Highlands Ranch. Our capacity for this event is 75 gamers. Early-Bird registration (purchase before January 1) is $49, after January 1st your "Three-Day PLAAY Pass" is $66.
09.28.19, [TBA]: The 7th Annual HISTORY MAKER BASEBALL Fall Classic Pre-PLAAY! For the last six years, we've been gathering at local game stores from New Jersey to Seattle to pre-play the Fall Classic with HMB weeks before it happens in real-life. This year, we're going to let YOU decide where we hold it! Want the Fall Classic to come to YOUR town? It's simple: "If you book it, we will come!" In other words, the first PLAAY Gamer who arranges a suitable venue at which we can meet (i.e., game store, rec center, etc.) we'll make the travel arrangements and bring the party! Contact us for details.
11.02.19, Boston, MA: We're headed back to Bean Town (we visited in 2014 for the Fall Classic Pre-PLAAY) for our 5th Annual "Commissioner's Surprise" HOCKEY BLAST Tournament! Using the 2018-19 Pro Season cards for HOCKEY BLAST, we'll once again parlay our totally random, totally crazy tournament format—where match-ups are literally drawn out of a hat—into an exciting, unpredictable, single-elimination "win to stay in" tournament in which ANY pro team has a chance to win all the marbles!
Questions? Comments? Let us know! It always helps for us to know in advance if you're thinking about attending, so don't be a stranger!