Certain ideas a so splendid that you can’t help but wonder why they didn’t happen sooner. Four fine members of the community, known collectively as the Free Men of the North (Fishbaugh, Loophole, McDog3, and PeaceAndThought) have taken it upon themselves to coordinate a Lord of the Rings convention this year! It will take place at the FFG Games Center in Roseville Minnesota, on October 12th through 14th. I encourage all players who are interested to go check out their Kickstarter page.
Mrs. Beorn and I will be traveling to Europe in the Fall, but we will be back just in time for the convention. While GenCon has long since become too crowded for this old bear, I am excited by the prospect of a convention exclusively for The Lord of the Rings LCG. This is far and away the best community I’ve ever had the privilege of membership.
I am happy to say that I will be traveling to Minnesota for the convention! For any who have a chance to go, I cannot emphasize enough just how fun it is to hang out with all of the fine people of this community. Given the location, it seems likely that we will have a chance to chat with the Caleb and others at FFG who have helped to make the game what it is. Even if you can’t go, contributing to the Kickstarter campaign is a nice way to show your support.
The official announcement should answer any questions you might have:
Introducing Con of the Rings 2018, a fan-driven convention for LotR: LCG to be held at Fantasy Flight Games Center in Roseville, MN on October 12-14, 2018. Come join us as we take on a large-scale saga campaign, where groups will play their own part in the larger “fellowship” beating all the saga quests. Other organized play events include the Bear Draft (cube draft format) and the new competitive format introduced in The Wizard’s Quest. But wait, there’s more! There will be daily raffles for FFG gift cards, exclusive con swag, and a special, live recording of Cardboard of the Rings!
Any comments, questions, or concerns can be directed towards firstname.lastname@example.org or join us on the Cardboard of the Rings Discord and post in the #con-of-the-rings channel, which we will be monitoring.