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Check out my blog about the new Room Escape Adventure "It's a Trap" in Winter Park, Florida http://www.gamerchyk.us/?p=22
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Check out our new Cheating for Charity event for Necronomicon 2014! http://necrogaming.org/charity-game.html
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What a great idea! I want to do something like this for a local convention.
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This is the final weekend that GM registration will be open. With the convention being the first weekend of October, we have to cut registration off this week in order to get everything ready for the program book.  We will still take open gaming signups at the convention, but those hours will not count toward your 10 hours for free membership.

We also still have a number of volunteer shifts open at our gaming info/gaming library table.

All GMs/Gaming Volunteers this year will receive a gift courtesy of one of our sponsors, so be sure to get your hours on the schedule before September 1st.

We currently have 75 games on the schedule and we're hoping to hit 100 by the deadline. 

This year's convention t-shirt (shown on http://www.necrogaming.org) has gamer elements (woot) so be sure to pre-order your shirt if you want one this year.

Reminder that Necronomicon has moved this year. For 2014-2015 we will be at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay (2900 Bayport Dr, Tampa, FL 33607)

Convention registration is available online until September 24th for $35 for the 3 day weekend. Work your 10 hours and get your money refunded.

Non-Gaming info:
For any of you that want to show off your talent, we have our 2nd annual Necronomicon's Got Talent show Friday night at 9pm at the convention. Visit http://www.singfortheday.com/talent for details

See you all in a little over a month!
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Happy New Year's from all of us to all of you!
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It's official! We are on October 3-5 at the Grand Hyatt on the Causeway.
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Greetings fellow Necronomicon fans! We're 3 weeks out from the convention and last minute preparations are underway.  We still have a number of openings at our gaming info table, so for anyone who still needs hours toward their free membership, please visit the site and sign up to help us out. Shifts can be as little as an hour at a time. Duties are simple, answering basic questions on the gaming department, signing up GMs for open tables and putting out sheets for the gamers to sign up and play. We also have added another position for the Gaming Library. That person is responsible for checking in/out games from our lending library.

We have a record number of sponsors this year and our gaming program book has expanded by 8 pages. Be sure to grab your copy at the convention. You never know there might be some surprises in there for you. Visit our sponsor page to see all these great companies and click their logo to visit their site: http://www.necrogaming.org/sponsors.html

Do you wear contact lenses? If you have a valid prescription we have a contest for you. Visit gaming info to sign up to win one of 5 pairs of costume contact lenses provided by our new sponsor www.extremesfx.com.  We're thrilled to have them onboard. Look in the gaming program for a special 20% off coupon code for them as well.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter during the convention, you never know when we might have an impromptu contest for some great prizes. 

Guidebook: Once again we will be using Guidebook for a digital program guide. New this year, gaming is going to have their own program track in Guidebook, so panels & games will be separated for ease of use.

Thanks to our Steve Jackson MIBs for hosting Cheating For Charity on Sunday during the convention. Visit http://www.necrogaming.org/charity-game.html to read all about it and see the prize loot they are giving away to the winner.

Gaming Library: Once again Necro Gaming will have our Gaming Library! All you have to do is go to the Gaming info table, ask to see the gaming Library, pick a Game, and go have fun. Our staff will ask you write your name and convention badge number on the sign-out sheet. Keep an eye out for the “PLAY TO WIN!” label on some of the Library games. Everyone that signs out one of these games will have their names put in a raffle to win the game at the end of the con!

Gaming Panels: We have a record 5 gaming related panels this year! Pick up your gaming program book and on page 4 you'll find a list of all the panels.

LARPS: This year we've listed the scheduled LARPs in the program book (page 4) for your convenience.

For all you Pathfinder fans we have professional writer Brendan LaSalle from Goodman Games running Xcrawl: Boston Crawl with Pathfinder rules on Saturday.

Don't see the game you want to play on the schedule? We still have some open slots for onsite pickup games. Just visit the gaming info table to sign up the time slot that you are interested in. You can sign up a private game for your and your friends or an open game for any attendees to play. 

Gaming department opens Friday October 3rd at 3pm. For any of our gaming info volunteer, we will have a volunteer meeting at 2:30pm Friday and another Saturday morning at 8:30 for those who can't make the Friday one. If you can't make either, please let us know and we'll make arrangements.

Our gaming info table hours this year will be as follows:
Friday 3pm - 8:45pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 1pm

First games start at 4pm Friday, with signup sheets going out at 3pm. Last games end at 4pm on Sunday. 

That's all for now. We look forward to seeing you all in 3 weeks!
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Greetings Necronomicon fans! We're less than a month out to the convention and gaming registration has closed. We do still have a number of slots for volunteers at our gaming info table. If you're interested in volunteering (work 10 hours and get your membership refunded) sign up at http://rjritchie.com/necro
You can view our current schedule of games at that site as well.  
Please visit our main site at http://www.necrogaming.org

We will also be signing up open gaming tables at the convention, so if you didn't get your game scheduled, you can do so at the con. We will also have a Gaming Library where you can check out games with your membership badge to play at open tables.

See you all in less than 4 weeks!
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Have you seen this, coming to the Orlando area this year! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1848114402/its-a-trap-a-room-escape-adventure Get in on their Kickstarter and you can get to be a beta tester! I've already done so! - Heather
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Here's a list of companies that have pledged to sponsor Necronomicon Gaming (either with prizes, gaming library games or promotional materials) at this year's convention:

Arc Dream Publishing http://arcdream.com/, Atlas Gaming http://www.atlas-games.com/, BamPow Comics http://bampowcomics.com, Board Game Geek http://boardgamegeekstore.com, Boneyard FX http://www.boneyardfx.com/, Brotherwise Games http://brotherwisegames.com/, Catthulhu http://www.catthulhu.com, Chaosium http://www.chaosium.com, Chivalry Games http://www.chaostle.com, Conquistador Games http://conquistadorgames.com, Corvus Belli www.corvusbelli.com/, Cryo Flesh http://www.cryoflesh.com/, Custom Handmade Medieval Banners https://www.facebook.com/HandmadeMedievalwowBanners, Cyberoptix http://www.cyberoptix.com, Days of Wonder http://www.daysofwonder.com, Devil's Panties http://store.thedevilspanties.com, DriveThruRPG http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com, Extreme FX http://extremesfx.com, Fernando's Engravings http://www.fernandosengravings.com, Flying Buffalo Games http://www.flyingbuffalo.com, Gamewick Games http://www.gamewick.com/, GeekSoap http://www.geeksoap.net, Genesis of Legend Publishing http://www.genesisoflegend.com, Giant Microbes http://www.giantmicrobes.com, Golden Goblin Press http://www.goldengoblinpress.com/, Goodman Games http://www.goodmangames.com/, Hero Games https://www.herogames.com, Imbalanced Games http://www.imbalancedgames.com, Indie Boards & Cards http://www.indieboardsandcards.com/, Iron Wind Metals http://www.ironwindmetals.com/, Level 99 Games http://www.lvl99games.com/, Looney Labs http://www.looneylabs.com/, Marsbarn Dice Bags http://www.marsbarndicebags.com/, Mayday Games http://maydaygames.com/, Micro Art Studios http://www.microartstudio.com, Middle of Beyond http://middleofbeyond.com, Out of Print http://outofprintclothing.com, Plaid Hat Games http://www.plaidhatgames.com/, Playroom Entertainment http://www.playroomentertainment.com/, Precis Intermedia http://www.pigames.net/, Qwertee http://www.qwertee.com, Raging Heroes http://www.ragingheroes.com, Rightgames http://www.russianboardgames.com/, Rio Grande Games http://riograndegames.com, SciFi Geeks http://www.scifigeeks.com/, Silver Phoenix Entertainment http://www.silverphoenix.net/, Something Geeky http://somethinggeeky.com/, Steve Jackson Games http://www.sjgames.com, Story Weaver Games http://www.storyweaver.com, Stronghold Games http://strongholdgames.com/, Tasty Minstrel Games http://playtmg.com/, ThinkGeek http://www.thinkgeek.com, Twilight Creations http://www.twilightcreationsinc.com/, Wargames Factory http://wargamesfactory.com/, Wargamma http://wargamma.com, 
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Our new webpage is up and the link to make your hotel reservations is posted. http://necro2014.com 
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Merry Christmas from all of us at NecroGaming!
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First, a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to the convention! What a huge crowd we had this year. Special thanks to all of our staff, volunteers/game masters and our guests for helping make such a successful event.

After our next Stone Hill meeting we'll send out an update of how the convention overall went, but here's a brief rundown of gaming for you in the meantime. Before the convention we had 148 pre-registered table top games on the schedule. About 6 of those were canceled by GMs (illness, couldn't make the convention, etc), but we also had a good number of pick up games added at the con over the weekend, so all in all, we had a LOT of games for people to play. As always, we offer more games than we have gamers to play at certain times. When this happens some games don't go off, and we hate to see it happen, but short of limiting how many games we offer at those timeslots, there's not really any way around it. However, for our Game Masters who signed up to run those games online, we don't penalize you, you still get credit for those shifts (that was the biggest question I heard all weekend long from the GMs who had games that didn't go off). The other gaming related issue that I want to apologize for is that somehow we had some games that wound up in one schedule at X time and in another schedule at Y time. Still not sure how that happened, and I know it caused some headaches and confusion for the GMs and players, and I'm really sorry it happened. We're going to work hard to ensure we don't have a repeat next year.

Over the course of the weekend we like to go through the game rooms and count how many people are currently sitting and playing games, and this convention it averaged out to around 100 people at any given time (not always the same 100 of course). We figure of the 900+ paying members, we estimate about 300-350 played at least one game over the weekend. It's really hard to get a firm number, as some people play only one game and then go do other activities, so an accurate count is pretty impossible, but I like to think we had a lot of gamers who had a lot of fun.

Saturday and the fire alarm:  For those who were there when the fire alarm happened (around 12:30ish) we're happy to let you know (if you didn't already hear) that it was not anyone from Necronomicon responsible. There was a wedding party in the hotel (they had their wedding downstairs near the waterfall Saturday evening) and what we heard was in the bridesmaid's room on the 4th floor someone hung the dresses from the sprinkler....which set off the sprinkler. There was much flooding. We feel bad for the bride, but were glad to see her wedding still went on.

Christopher Paolini: Our guest of honor, author of Eragon, was a GREAT guest. We learned he's as big of a geek as the rest of us and I think if he didn't live so far away in Montana he would be a regular :-D

Necronomicon's Got Talent: The new brainchild of Gaming Director Heather went off smashingly well Friday evening. The room was packed and the contestants had a blast. For those who didn't attend, you missed seeing Heather & Dean open the show (video is on FB courtesy of Heather's sister, along with videos of some of the other acts) with a musical/comedy number. This fun event will be back next year, so start polishing up your talents now so you can come show them off. A big congrats to our big winner David Waterman and his rendition of "Red Shirt". David won a trophy, bouquet of unicorns, crown and got to play during the costume contest Saturday night. 

Gaming Department Closing Ceremonies/Survivor's Raffle: Wow, what a blast that was! If you didn't attend, you missed out! For the first time since we started this event every single person who arrived on time and had a raffle ticket (about 175 of you) won a prize. Yes, that's right, we pulled every raffle ticket from the bucket and gave stuff out. 

Magic The Gathering:  A big thank you to Anthem Games for sponsoring and running our first Magic Tournament in years. Every player came away with prizes (packs of cards from the newest set) and we heard a fun time was had.

Gaming Library: Our newest edition to the gaming department, our gaming library. We had games donated from Rio Grande Games and Tasty Minstrel Games that was checked out to our members to play over the weekend. This was very popular. TMG sent us 6 games to loan out and then give away in a raffle to the people who played the games. Congrats to those winners. I really meant to have them pose for a picture with their loot, but it totally slipped my mind. If you're one of those winners, get someone to take your picture with your prize and either email to us, or post and tag us please!

Speaking of sponsors: A big thank you again to Peter & Lauren who reached out to sponsors for us this year, and an even bigger thank you to these sponsors who supported us (in order that they contacted us) - ThinkGeek, Geeksoap, Qwertee, Flying Buffalo, Precis Intermedia, Iron Wind Metals, Atlas Games, Looney Labs, Out of the Box, Twilight Creations, Hero Games, NobleKnight, Steve Jackson Games, goodjoe, Awesome Dice, Pelgrane Press, Amarillo Design Bureau, Inc., Once Upon A Tee.net, Game On, U.S. Games Systems, Inc., Something Geeky, iello, Gamewick Games and Cyberoptix Tie Lab. Without their great support our raffle would have been a lot shorter this year :-D

Pictures: We created a photo album on Facebook called Necronomicon 2013 on the NecroGaming page. We're adding people as contributors so you can post your photos from the convention there if you'd like, just send us a message on FB that you want to contribute and we'll add you. The album is at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.627029757349041.1073741826.100001260668686&type=1

Website: The NecroGaming website will probably start being updated in a week or two, I just need a little recovery time and then I'll get on it. :-D

Next year the convention is the first weekend in October at the Grand Hyatt near the airport in Tampa (off the Causeway). The hotel rooms won't be 2 rooms suites, but we'll have a lot more parking and convention space.

I'm sure there's more I could say, but I admit my brain hasn't begun recovering from the convention yet, so that will just have to wait.
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We (Dean & Heather Dryer) are the gaming director's for Necronomicon.
This page is actually for the Gaming Department, but Google+ suspended the page for not having a "real name" on it, so now we'll leave it under Dean's name for the moment.
In brief, you should know the following about us: The Stone Hill Science Fiction Association (and by extension, their conventions) is a non-profit organization. All of the workers at the conventions are unpaid volunteers that do this out of a love of the genre. This generosity also extends to the groups that we support.

Our current charity is: Kids & Canines
Currently, we are working to raise funds for Kids & Canines. This is a Hillsborough County Schools Program that uses "At-Risk" students to train assistance dogs for the disabled. The kids work with the dogs and learn discipline, patience and responsibility. Afterward, the trained dogs are matched up with a disabled person who can benefit from the extra "hands". 
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