Middle Earth Pre-Con
May 16, 2008

Sat., Aug. 2, 10 AM demonstration with Round 1 @ Noon
Continues thru Sunday, Aug. 3
Lancaster Host, Lancaster, PA

Welcome to the second Pre-Con featuring three guaranteed swiss rounds of dedicated play of Fantasy Flight's War of the Ring. The top four platyers will then engage in Single Elimination play-offs. Not actually part of WBC proper, Middle Earth is a sort of an opening skirmish for those who can't get enough of a good thing.

WBC attendees have long lamented the many conflicts between their favorite games at WBC. With the growing popularity of the card-driven games it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid conflicts for fans of the genre. So many games, so little time...

Since so many of our attendees have large investments in travel costs to attend WBC, there has always been a certain element which wanted a longer convention so that they could get more bang for their travel buck while increasing the number of events they can play. The problem with this is how to scratch this itch without infringing on those for whom a longer convention is just out of the question. Our solution is to select a few events for early play with long playing times but non-overlapping fan bases that can benefit from uninterrupted swiss-style play without outside distractions.

For other event details, see the WOR (War of the Ring) Preview.

Tribune members may freely partake in any and all of BPA's Pre-Cons during the two days preceding WBC. Play at Middle Earth for non-Tribune/Sponsor level members requires a separate registration fee of $20 for BPA members pre-registered by July 25 or $30 for all others, payable to the BPA, 1541 Redfield Rd, Bel Air, MD 21015. This fee can be paid separately or in addition to other WBC fees noted on the WBC pre-registration form. If paid at the door, the higher fee will apply. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

WBC special room rates at the Lancaster Host, Continental Inn, and Red Roof Inn apply to all days of the pre-con. See our travel and accommodations page for details.

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