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NOTE: If you are planning on staying at the convention hotel, the CUT OFF DATE for making your reservation is June 25th. After that date I cannot guarantee what the rate will be. (They PROBABLY won't raise it, but you never know.) Also: we have the meeting room reserved for friday thru sunday, so show up on thursday evening or friday morning.
The Sixth Annual T&T convention will be held simultaneously with the 41st Annual PBM convention. The 2013 Convention dates will be July 26-28, 2013. Now is the time to plan to attend! Holiday Inn offers rooms for $74 per day if you mention the Flying Buffalo rate when you make your reservation.
ACCOMODATIONS: We recommend everyone stay at the Holiday Inn Express (which used to be called the Quality Suites), 3131 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85251. Call 480-675-7665 for reservations. Depending upon who is answering the phone, they may or may not remember that there is a Flying Buffalo event. But make your reservation anyway. If they don't give you the convention rate, let me know and I'll yell at them again. All suites have microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers, and free wifi. (with free local phone calls). You also get a complimentary breakfast every morning, and free snacks in the evenings. Rate is $74 per night per suite (no extra charge for extra people in your suite.) - just ask for the Flying Buffalo event. I've blocked ten rooms. And the hotel is only a few blocks away from The Buffalo Building. (Not really within walking distance in July, but we'll try to set up a carpool for the thursday night poker game). The hotel doesn't actually have a restaurant, but it is within walking distance of a Denny's, a Red Lobster, and an Olive Garden.
If you make a reservation at the hotel, please tell me. They always tell me that fewer people reserved rooms than really did, so I have to go over there with a list of my customers and say "This guy was from my group also". And I need at least 30 room/nights reserved or I'll have to pay $600 for the meeting room. (30 room/nights is 10 rooms for 3 nights, or 6 rooms for 5 nights, etc)
We had a great time at the 40th Annual FBI convention. The HF tournament was a quest to "rescue" a fairy princess from a room at the far end of the maze. Two of the fairies managed to rescue themselves by carefully dodging through rooms occupied by various monsters, and reuniting themselves with the party. And two ended up getting killed.
The winner with the most experience points was Frank Lowther.
For the first time since about 1994, Chris Worrell did not come in either first or second. He had some bad luck finding appropriate monsters to take out. But no doubt he will be back next year.
The 2009 37th Annual Convention was a lot of fun. A big surprise: Chris Worrell did NOT win the Heroic Fantasy tournament. Doug Knight was first with 85,264 points. Chris Worrell was second with 72,920 points. Martin Land was 3rd with 25,668 points. Congratulations all!
The 2008 36th annual convention was held Aug 1-3, 2008 in conjunction with the 1st Annual T&T Convention. Chris Worrell was the winner again, followed by Doug Knight.
The 35th annual convention was held August 3-5, 2007 and yet again, Chris Worrell was the winner, followed closely by Doug Knight.
The 34th annual convention was held in July of 2006, and once again Chris Worrell was the winner.
The 33rd annual convention was held July 29-31, 2005
We ran only an Heroic Fantasy game, and Chris Worrell was the winner, followed closely by Frank Lowther. Everyone who attended received a free 35th Anniversary tshirt (available from Flying Buffalo for a limited time for $19.95-see below). Doug Knight played by long distance via the internet and that worked well this year. I encourage everyone to save the July 21 weekend in 2006, even if you can't fly to Arizona.
Prices: There is no charge to attend the convention. Each tournament has it's own fee.
Starweb: $99. Heroic Fantasy: $75.
If you want to pay by paypal, you can click the buttons here. Paypal will automatically tack on $3 for "shipping" so I'll make the prices $96 for Starweb and $72 for Heroic Fantasy, and if you join both, you'll end up with a $3 discount.
To join the STARWEB tournament:
To join the HEROIC FANTASY tournament:
To play 2nd, 3rd, or 4th level Heroic Fantasy games:
Sign up early: if we don't have enough room for everyone in the tournament, the guy who signed up last is out of luck. All tournament fees ARE REFUNDABLE if you have to cancel at the last minute, as long as you let us know at least the day before the convention. (If we hold up the start of the tournament for 3 or 4 hours, expecting you to show up, you won't get a refund!)
Show up Thursday night or stay over Sunday night for the traditional nickel ante poker games with Rick Loomis at the Flying Buffalo offices. Buy in is $5. We'll start about 7pm.
Or send in your registration:
to rick at flying buffalo dot com
To see a complete list of all the winners of past Flying Buffalo conventions, click here
Congratulations to all the winners.
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