The Schenectady Wargamers’ Association passed the word around this weekend: Council of Five Nations XXXIII, their annual Columbus Day weekend convention, has its preregistration information up and available for download — and that includes a listing of scheduled events.
Council has been traditionally more of a board game and miniatures convention, so it’s kind of surprising to discover the schedule has such a nice mix of role-playing games this year, not only the usual stuff like Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder, but also Deadlands and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Plus all the oldies and goodies and new stuff in board gaming, and the time-honored Starfleet Battles tournament.
Council is back at Proctor’s Theater this year, in downtown Schenectady. I haven’t been yet myself, but I hear it’s a funny little venue, not without the quirky charms that I find so endearing at Lake Morey.