What triggers me to create new companies or get involved to make a friend’s idea a reality? Sitting down at one of my favourite coffee house spot chatting one on one with another crazy creative guy like myself, always turns out to be a possible recipe for new adventures! And that’s what happened this past spring, sitting down with a long time friend of the family catching up after loosing touch for many years, Corey and I did exactly that we cracked up our piggy bank of nutty ideas and it was born… The premier Game Summit event of 2008 launched at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa, Ontario on October 11th. As the first of many Game Summit events to come, it opened its doors to table-top gamers of all kinds. The 2008 Skirmish provided plenty of space for board gamers and people who like a light pastime as well as those who are die-hard hobbyists by having discrete areas which cater directly to the tastes of a wide variety of gamers.
The event was really interesting, Corey and I realized by looking around the room that this could actually work. Our sponsors were amazing. Toys On Fire and The Comic Book Shoppe both gave us tons of stuff to just give away for free. Really nice. Games Workshop gave away tons of stuff as well as doing a Q&A session. Reaper Mini gave us 108 bottles of paint and 40 miniatures for the participants to sit down relax and learn painting tips. Almost everyone got to leave with something they didn’t have when they came in.
So we’re in the middle of planning our next one for the weekend of Feburary 28th. Two full days with more games, more tournaments, more activities, entertainment and merchants! We also launched our new community site for Gamers. (www.gamesummit.ca/blog/)