Little Wars 2017 Winner for Best Theme “Clash of Civilizations” goes to Andrew Schapals for his two Sci Fi events (yes, two events) entitled “You’re Making Caesar Cry” – Battle of New Ape City -3270AD and “Apes and Mutants and Bombs, Oh My!” – Ape Assault on the Forbidden Zone -2670AD. Both games were Parent-Child events using rules that Andy cretaed himself. Beer and Pretzels with home rules as Andy called them. Everyone had a great time playing these games, some even played in both games. Andy has been running events at Little Wars for a long time now, and always puts on several events that are always unique and fun. Congratualtions to Andy for his efforts and continuous support of Little Wars Andy will receive FREE admission to Little Wars 2018 and a coveted Blue Ribbon.
Little Wars will be moving, starting in 2016 Little Wars has a new home. The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center. We have secured a 2 year deal with the Westin.
The Westin is located at 70 Yorktown Shopping Center, Lombard, Illinois. They have 500 guest rooms and suites and 39,000 sq ft of function space.
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center offers the following:
– complimentary Wi-fi in the lobby and public areas
– complimentary parking for all attendees
– complimentary access to the Westin Fitness Center for all attendees
– complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel
– walking distance to an in-door shopping center
– group rate valid three days prior and post event dates
There is a loading dock within the facility for use by the vendors. Game masters can unload and enter through doors that lead to the Grand Ballroom. All games will be in one room. The Vendors will be located in an adjacent room. There will be another adjacent room for the flea market & War College.
There will be food and beverage consessions available to those that desire to purchase something fast and get back to their tables to play. There are many quality near-by places to get something to eat. Harry Caray’s Italian Steakhouse is located in the facility.
The rooms are exceptional. The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center was the former home to Adepticon. They outgrew the facility and were kind enough to recommend them to us.
The Little Wars 2015 Convention guide will contain not only information about the hotel, but pictures that show the Grand Ballroom & Guest Rooms as well.