The Cardboard Wars in Tempe, Arizona (June 6th - June 12th) are finally here!

One of the most enjoyable and unique wargaming events held anywhere in the US gets under way this morning in sunny Arizona. The first convention arrivals have already arrived in town for a week of non-stop gaming festivities that promises to be — in my view, at least — one of the very few must-attend adventure gaming conventions of the year: Consimworld Expo 2011. For those who are unfamiliar with the Expo’s past history, this year’s convention is the direct descendant of MonsterGame.Con which, thanks largely to the vision and the hard work of John Kranz, first opened its doors back in 2001. Eleven years later, CSW Expo is still going strong and continues to be hosted by John Kranz and company; and, just as they have in years past, convention attendees will again be treated to a superb gaming venue at the luxurious and conveniently-located Tempe Mission Palms Hotel, in vibrant downtown Tempe, Arizona and close to Old Town Scottsdale and Phoenix attractions.

And now a bit, for me at least, of disappointing news: regrettably, unexpected personal business will prevent me from attending the first few days of this year’s CSW Expo; however, that being said, I still eagerly look forward to seeing many of my fellow gamers (and blog visitors), as well as those whose tireless work makes this annual event possible, later in the week. In the meantime, for those who have already made the trek to this year’s Consimworld Expo/MonsterGame.Con, have a great time in Tempe! With any luck, I hope to join the festivities in a day or two.

To find out more about CSW Expo 2011/MonsterGame.Con XI and its many outstanding game-related activities, visit the website.


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