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GENCON 2012 - Malifaux?


magicpockets

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Hi :)

A couple of us from the UK are about to commit to $3000 to fly across for GENCON this year but we're slightly worried we're going to turn up and there be nothing Malifaux happening. Has anyone got any plans for the Con?

Hopefully there's a Wyrd Tournament again (which is what we're coming over for) and a lot of US members will be going (which is the other reason we're flying across) - but it's a lot to spend based on things which "should" be happening. Can anyone confirm anything that will be happening?

We need to commit in full by the 25th (in two days) so any comments would be really appreciated. :)

Thanks guys and all the best.

MP

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There most certainly will be events.

As is official Wyrd events? I guess I don't want to be turning up for a handful of games of Malifaux in the lobby - for $3k I can come across to the US three times to play away from Gencon.

(I appreciate you may be keeping things up your sleeve, an "it will be worth coming" is all we're looking for really :) )

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I heard this story about a guy who had his stuff masterwork painted... cost him a LOT of money... When he tried to bring them through security he got flagged and they asked if they were hollow. He said yes (they were mechs) and the security guy told him that he'd have to break them open to make sure he wasn't smuggling stuff inside... So he did it himself... got to GenCon.. had to strip all the paint off, put them back together, and repaint them so he could play....

I ship all my minis when I go by air... not worth the hassel... but seeing as you're coming from the UK... it'll be easier to bring them through customs than through security... just don't bring NE LCB or Bad Juju... I think those are the only two that are hollow... :)

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Juju has a... pocket... under his head... where his arm attaches... It's not big, but it's big enough that, if they were to scan it, you'd have to tell them it was hollow... I wouldn't be surprised if Momma Gupp was hollow too... she looks like she's gonna be a beast... same with the Mauler... unless he's Ressin...

I don't think you guys will have issues with Customs (I don't see why you would) but security is another matter. If I were you guys I'd bring crews like... Sonnia, Pandora, The Vikis, Von Schill, etc. Most of them are solid pieces and none of them are big enough to hides something in.

Here is the Customs Website: http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/

I'm sure there is someone you might be able to contact about it... When I looked on the TSA website, I was surprised that I could being a Crochet hook onboard... *shrugs* you never know :)

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When I looked on the TSA website, I was surprised that I could being a Crochet hook onboard... *shrugs* you never know :)

I was surprised Virgin Atlantic give you soft drinks in cans - pinch the middle of an empty can, fold back and forth to weaken and then rip it in half and you've got a very serious weapon akin to a cut throat razor...

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I was surprised Virgin Atlantic give you soft drinks in cans - pinch the middle of an empty can, fold back and forth to weaken and then rip it in half and you've got a very serious weapon akin to a cut throat razor...

Congratulations, you've just been added to Homeland Security's watch list.

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Well, G.I. Joe and Action Man dolls have had their weapons confiscated by airport security before now as they could be offensive weapons. oh and my mother had a pin badge wit ha 1/4" pin taken off her as well since it could be used as a weapon. Never underestimate the jobsworth potential of airport security. Heck, I had to have my boots scanned once and then had to have them back to put on so I could walk through the security gate which took plenty of arguing until I stated that I couldn't walk without the support they gave. Needless to say I then set off the alarm and had to be searched and they were pretty rough about it to.

Still, if you do enjoy being a masochist, go through Atlanta, they LOVE to go out of their way to make your visit to that airport a truly unpleasant one (my fastest time through customs and immigration there was nearly 3 hours with barely anyone else apart myself and the staff present).

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Still, if you do enjoy being a masochist, go through Atlanta, they LOVE to go out of their way to make your visit to that airport a truly unpleasant one (my fastest time through customs and immigration there was nearly 3 hours with barely anyone else apart myself and the staff present).

I didn't have any issues in Atlanta... but I was flying from Maine... though I'd argue that Maine is PRACTICALLY part of Canada so......

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