It’s April 1st and that means registration for Huzzah! is now open and you should sign up.
Huzzah! is a new convention now in its second year. It is organized by the Maine Historical Wargamer’s Association (MHWA) and is sponsored by a number of industry vendors. The event takes place May 13-15 at the Fireside Inn in Portland Maine. This is the same location as last year (though last year it was a Holiday Inn…things change). I attended last year and was very pleased. The location is near shopping and dining, though the on-site restaurant was fine for me, and there was plenty of room for all the events. There is a discounted room rate available for convention attendees.
Some of the highlights for this year (you can get more information on the Huzzah! website):
- ASL Bunker – Around the clock Advanced Squad Leader, all levels of player, from rank newbie to hardened veteran welcome and supported! This is organized by some members of the Yankee ASL Yahoo group. There is no fee to play, and it isn’t a tourney, just show up and play. The event has been expanded to a much larger space than we had available last year.
- There will be a Flames of War tournament running all day Sunday. This is an Early War tourney with a unique setup organized and sponsored by Adler Hobbies. Sign up early for that if you’re interested because it will fill up fast.
- Got a gaming club? Want to “bring it” to some other club? Then register for the Viking Dawn event! Hurry though, if isn’t full yet it will be soon. And you have some work to do before you can play!
In addition there are many different games scheduled throughout the weekend running the range from ancients to modern. If you are a historical gamer and especially if you live in the Northeast, you owe it to yourself to make the trek to Portland in May. The MHWA ran an outstanding event last year and now with that experience I can only imagine that this year will be even better. Get yourself to Huzzah!