AdeptiCon 2009 News – 5 Weeks to Go!

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AdeptiCon 2009 News – 5 Weeks to Go!

Postby Centurian99 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:02 pm

Only five weeks until AdeptiCon 2009, the “Can’t Miss” event of the Games Workshop miniature wargaming hobby! April 3rd-5th, 2009 will bring hundreds of gamers and hobbyists from across the world to Chicago for a weekend of fun and excitement.

AdeptiCon Guests of Honor Announced!
This year, AdeptiCon will bring in two Special Guests: Alesio Cavatore of the GW Games Development Studio and Chris Roberson, newest Black Library author.

Alessio Cavatore has been working for Games Workshop for over ten years, first as a translator for GW Italy, then in the Games Development studio in Nottingham, working on Warhammer Fantasy, Lord of the Rings, and Warhammer 40K. Most recently, in addition to his continuing work for Games Workshop, Alessio has released a new wargame, Shuuro, which combines both chess and elements of miniature wargaming.

Chris Roberson is a respected SF author whose novels include The Dragon's Nine Sons (Solaris, 2007) and Set the Seas on Fire (Solaris, 2007). Roberson has been a finalist for the World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction, twice for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and three times for the Sideways Award for Best Alternate History Short Form (winning in 2004 with his story 'O One.') He runs the independent press MonkeyBrain books with his partner.

AdeptiCon 2009 Hotel Information
Less than 10% of our reserved block of hotel rooms remain! Reserve your room now to make sure that you have the most convenient lodgings for AdeptiCon 2009. The absolute cut-off date for our discounted room rate is March 11th, 2009, but there’s a good chance that all of our rooms will be reserved before that date, and there’s no guarantee that we’ll be able to add more rooms. Our special reserved block is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
70 Yorktown Center,
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Phone: (630) 719-8000 - Fax: (630) 719-8079
AdeptiCon Room Rate: $109.00/night - Parking: Free
Group rate available until March 11, 2009 (Subject to availability)

Reservations can be made by calling the The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center directly (1-630-719-8000) or by visiting

Full details of our new host can be found on

Online Registration Continues!
Our events are beginning to fill up as online registration continues at a brisk pace. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to attend the event of your choice – register online today at and purchase your weekend badge and the event tickets you need.

Road to AdeptiCon: Avatars of Paint
Hobby Seminar Instructors Chris Borer and Dave Pauwels have documented part of the process in creating Rogue Demon entries using the new Avatars of War models, sculped by Felix Paniagua. Check out this latest article at the link below:

Worried that your models may suffer some damage in transit? This year Adepticon will again be hosting the MiniMedic station all day Friday! Look for the Sign!

The MiniMedic station will offer a wide range of repair services, performed by an award winning professional modeler with 20 years of gaming experience, 15 of prop construction experience, and over 10 years of convention travel experience. Services will include emergency super glue fixes, emergency pinning, complex repair, large model repair, epoxy work, structural rebuilds and even limited patch painting.

MiniMedic services are free to Adepticon attendees. While the focus of the booth will be to act as a repair station for broken models, please come by to say hello and learn about techniques, tools and materials necessary to build models properly, or repair them quickly.

Mini medic service will be on a first come first serve basis, but every effort will be made to get downed minis back on the table quickly and keep unlucky travelers having fun at Adepticon this year!

Lord of the Rings Championships Prizes
In addition to the normal AdeptiCon prize support (generously donated by our AdeptiCon sponsors), the Lord of the Rings Championships will feature a special, one-of-a-kind prize: A Lord of the Rings movie poster signed by Peter Jackson himself.

Slots are still available for the Lord of the Rings Championships and our many other events. Register online at and don’t miss out on your chance to take home this piece of Lord of the Rings memorabilia.

Tournament Primer Missions Available for Download!
Wondering what to expect at AdeptiCon’s tournaments? Check out the Primer Missions used in the various tournament Primers for beta-test versions of this year’s missions.

40K Gladiator:
40K Team Tournament:
Fantasy Championships:
Lord of the Rings Championships:
Battlefleet Gothic Championships:

Remember, these are beta-test versions of the missions, so expect changes between now and AdeptiCon.

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