Sunday, November 17, 2013

Adepticon Tickets Locked and Loaded

Friday New Zealand time tickets for Adepticon 2014 went on sale. After seeing the event coverage from Bad Dice this year I decided pretty early on that I was going to go in 2014.

However it has been a process fraught with no small amount of risk. Accommodation at the hotel where it is being held sold out within three days of going on sale. I took the risk of booking a room ahead of getting my flights and securing my tickets.

About a month ago I booked air travel when Air New Zealand put flights on sale securing 20 hour flights rather than the 35-40 hour trips some of the other carriers are offering. So I fly Wellington - Auckland - LA - Chicago with very little lay time. Leaving here at 5 pm on Tuesday I arrive in Chicago at 9 pm that same evening - after 21 hours in a plane.

All that was great but I still didn't have event tickets. These went on sale on Friday.

I managed to pick up the Weekend Pass, tickets to the 2-day WHFB Championships, the WHFB Teams Event and then I had to make a choice. In the end rather than play in the 1000 point WHFB events on the Thursday, I chose to sign up for the Horus Heresy Massacre event. This is a three game tournament using 1000 point and 1850 point armies. It has 32 spots and is advertised as a hobby event celebrating the Heresy setting. I had worked on the basis of a 1500 point army so now will have to add 350 points. More purchases!!!

I am playing the Teams Event with Battlefront US Head John Matthews. John was a member of the 2010-12 NZ ETC team and a good mate. I'm looking forward to it. The Championships sold out in an hour so it will be interesting to see the field that has assembled. There was talk of a British Invasion for 2014 so it'll be interesting to see if it materialises.

Obviously the blog will have full coverage from the event.

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