Little Wars 2013 is over and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended for their support and help in making the day the success that it was.

The show almost didn’t run this year, but, thanks to Mike Parker, the decision was taken to move to Mornington from the Tivoli Club and I believe it was the right decision. The pluses for the new venue, in my opinion, were more parking, much more space for games, excellent lighting, and an extra four hours of gaming. The downside was difficult public transport access, no  alcohol and no fine dining facilities, though the latter was redressed by an excellent sausage sizzle and a well-stocked snack bar. It was heartening to hear attendees tell me, “I thought it was a long way from Melbourne, but it only took me 40 minutes to get here”.

All together the show attracted 201 people and raised $1100 for three charities, all without charging an entry fee. Nine traders, a Bring and Buy and over 23 games were put on during the course of the day as well as several impromptu events.

The charities that benefited were:

mmrflogo_new Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
http://www.active.com/donate/2013mmrfNYC/NYCNganAra
svo-logo Sun Village Orphanage in China
http://sunvillage.youdomain.hk/en/
logo Love Your Sister
http://loveyoursister.org/

For Little Wars 2014 we intend to promote the show earlier and invite more gamers to correspond with games masters so that we fill more of the events. Persuading gamers to join in can be difficult, but we will endeavour to do this using the resources of social media.

Mike, Ara and I once again, thank everyone who participated or was there in spirit. It is only because of gamers generosity with their time that we can hold this annual event.

Keep watching this blog space for announcements in the coming months regarding Little Wars 2014

Nic Robson

For pictures of the day, please check out our earlier post:
http://www.littlewarsmelbourne.com/2013/03/little-wars-melbourne-2013-this-is-game.html


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