The call for judges this year has been wildly successful and we are pleased that so many judges have volunteered their time and their talents to make Little Wars 2018 one to remember. We are still accepting events from judges up until March 30.
- Anyone submitting events for Saturday morning or afternoon will be put on a waiting list – we are full to the brim! Should events cancel, we will add judges in the order in which we have received events. We will notify you directly if we can accommodate your event. Saturday evening (7 PM and later) still has some room.
- Friday (all time slots) is getting full, too. We can squeeze in a few more events, but space is limited.
- Thursday night is healthy, but there is room for more.
- Sunday is healthy, too, but we can accept more events.
We’ve already met our minimum room requirements with The Westin – thank you to those who have booked early – but for those of you still waiting, here’s a bigger incentive. For everyone who has already booked or who books between now and April 20 at the Little Wars 2018 block of rooms preferred rate, your name will automatically be entered into a drawing for ONE NIGHT PAID by HMGS-Midwest.
What do you need to do? If you’ve already reserved your rooms, you’re good! If not, book now. The preferred rate is available publicly until midnight, March 24. After that, you must call the hotel directly and make arrangements. They will honor the rate until April 20 (subject to room availability).
Are there any other restrictions? Yes, current HMGS-Midwest board members and their families are ineligible for the drawing. It’s our thanks to the membership for your support of the convention. See you there!
Little Wars 2018 will be held from April 26-29 2018. Here are the hours of operation by day:
Thursday, April 26
- Registration 5 PM – 8 PM
- Event Hall 6 PM -2 AM
- Vendor Hall Closed/Vendor Set-Up
Friday, April 27
- Registration 8 AM – 8 PM
- Event Hall 9 AM – 2 AM
- Vendor Hall 12 PM – 7 PM
- Flea Market Session 1 10:30 AM – 1 PM
- Flea Market Session 2 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Saturday, April 28
- Registration 8 AM – 7 PM
- Event Hall 9 AM – 2 PM
- Vendor Hall 9 AM – 6 PM
- Flea Market Session 3 8 AM – 10:30 AM
- Flea Market Session 4 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- Raffle Drawing 9 PM
Sunday, April 29
- Registration 8 AM – 12 PM
- Event Hall 9 AM – 5 PM
- Vendor Hall 9 AM – 1 PM
- Annual Meeting 3 PM – 5 PM
- Convention Ends 5 PM
The Preliminary Events Listing is closed for 2018 at this time. If you still wish to run an event at Little Wars 2018 and have it listed in the on-site program, the deadline is February 27. Events can still be submitted after that date until April 1, subject to available table space.
Preregistration (by mail) is open now and will continue until March 23.
If you wish to be a vendor and listed in the program, the deadline is Feb 21. Applications may be accepted after that date, subject to available space.
The convention itself begins Thursday, April 26, with setup beginning at 3 PM. The convention ends Sunday, April 29 at 5 PM.
The annual membership meeting will be held on Sunday from 3-5 PM.
HMGS-Midwest actively supports other conventions in the Midwest to build the greater gaming community and attract new members into the ranks of historical miniature gaming. These excellent conventions are always a good time – come out and support our volunteer judges! And let us know if you’d like to volunteer to carry the HMGS-Midwest flag in the future (drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Gary Con 2018 – March 8-11, 2018 at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva WI – link
Adepticon 2018 – March 22-25, 2018 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center, Schaumburg IL – link
Little Wars 2018 – April 26-29, 2018 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard IL – link
Nexus Game Fair 2018 – May 31 – June 3, Clarion Hotel & Convention Center, Milwaukee, WI – http://www.nexusgamefair.com/
Gen Con 2018 – August 2-5, 2018, Indianapolis IN – link.
Once again, Little Wars will be held April 26-29, 2018 at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center located at 70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, IL. You can book your hotel rooms as part of our Little Wars block of rooms now at this link.