5th Annual Warlord Games Convention – we bring the miniatures, the terrain, the dice, rulebooks, and other games as well. Attendees get to play as many games as they want over the three days. We will also have multiple tournaments (Bolt Action, Beyond the Gates of Antares, and Test of Honour), and a three catagory painting contest. We will also be offering 0 level classes on gaming and painting for the kids so they to can get an introduction to tabletop gaming!! We will also have vendors.
October is an awesome month for gaming in Oklahoma. Some of your friendly OKgamers staffers have been working very hard to bring you some fantastic events this month, including charity gaming this weekend and not one but two conventions the week after!
8 p.m. Friday, October 6 – 8 p.m. Saturday, October 7
Game HQ Inc., 9118 South Western Suite B, Oklahoma City
Gear up for 24 hours of tabletop gaming for kids in need. The fourth annual Extra Life at Game HQ is this Friday through Saturday in Oklahoma City. Gamers will have the opportunity to play Dungeons & Dragons, board games, Heavy Gear Blitz, Pathfinder, Artemis and tournaments while raising money for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Most games are free to play with raffle tickets and food available for purchase. Learn more and even if you can’t make it, you can always donate here.
If you’re a gamer you’ve probably heard the name Extra Life, and I’m not talking about a 1-up in Super Mario. Extra Life is a Children’s Miracle Network charity that makes it easy for gamers of all types to raise money for their local children’s hospitals.
With the motto, “Play Games. Heal Kids.” Extra Life allows gamers to set up their own fundraising page, select their local hospital, set a goal and then take it from there. The challenge is to play games for 24 hours while raising funds through the site.
In 2014, a small group of Oklahoma City Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League members got together for their own Extra Life fundraiser at Game HQ. Started by Anthony Caroselli, they played D&D and other tabletop games for 24 hours with a meager goal of $200 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. They ended up raising $643 that weekend and thought, “this could be bigger.”
Gamers are recovering this week from another successful SoonerCon. The 26th year of this convention took place June 23 – 25 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City.
SoonerCon is an annual grassroots pop culture convention that focuses on local artists, authors, sci-fi and fantasy fan groups, cosplay and gaming. Gaming at the convention is mostly tabletop focused with a few retro video game consoles presented by the Oklahoma Retro Gaming Society, Oculus virtual reality and PC gaming presented by Microsoft and Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator provided by Raphael “Bubba” Dean Wilson.
The convention also offers outdoor games such as Nerf wars, Muggle Quidditch, live-action role plays, stick horse jousting and Hungry Hungry Humans (a life-sized Hungry Hungry Hippos game). All sales of Nerf guns and ammo went to the charity NAMI Oklahoma to improve mental health services.
Heavy Gear Blitz is a squad based mecha combat game that will be demoed throughout day.
So if you love mecha and have time come on down for some fun!
Who’s excited for a three-day weekend? That means more gaming opportunities. On a serious note though, please don’t forget to remember those who gave all. It is Memorial Day after all.
5 p.m. Friday, May 26 – 11 p.m. Sunday, May 28
Reed Conference Center, 5800 Will Rogers Rd.,Oklahoma City
If you’ve ever been curious about war games, this is your chance to come out and try everything Warlord has to offer with terrain and miniatures at your disposal. There will also be tournaments and painting contests for the pros and all attendees get a private tour of the 45th Infantry Museum. Learn more.