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At some point before next October I need to figure out what's involved in the competition and prep an entry. I have no expectations of winning anything but I figure it'll be fun anyway. ::P:

 

Since ReaperCon decided a few years ago to follow in the enlightened ways of the MMSI Chicago Show Open System, it is mostly not a competition, but instead a juried exhibition. Yes, there are trophies in the categories for best Reaper product entered. For most painters, the show is about judging against a standard and awarding the number of medals based on the quality of the work displayed. If 20 people displayed Gold Medal level work, then 20 Gold Medals would be awarded. No one "wins" a medal at the expense of another.

 

Where it does become a competition is competing with yourself to improve.

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At some point before next October I need to figure out what's involved in the competition and prep an entry. I have no expectations of winning anything but I figure it'll be fun anyway. ::P:

 

Since ReaperCon decided a few years ago to follow in the enlightened ways of the MMSI Chicago Show Open System, it is mostly not a competition, but instead a juried exhibition. Yes, there are trophies in the categories for best Reaper product entered. For most painters, the show is about judging against a standard and awarding the number of medals based on the quality of the work displayed. If 20 people displayed Gold Medal level work, then 20 Gold Medals would be awarded. No one "wins" a medal at the expense of another.

 

Where it does become a competition is competing with yourself to improve.

 

 

I read the rules last night. I like this format. ::): I still will consider it a win if I get a Certificate of Merit, and a miracle if I get a bronze. :lol: But yeah, this format is definitely making me more interested in trying out more categories. 

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187 would be pocket change to what I have to pay for Boise to DFW. Last rcon it was around 420 roundtrip. Add in the stay over hotel I do (50) before catching the plane the next morning & 2 HR round trip from Ontario to Boise & back.

 

Well worth it ::):

 

Same here!

 

I usually wind up on jetBlue on the way to ReaperCon, and the round trip from BOS to DFW often runs north of $400, before luggage fees. (Looks like it's closer to $300 a year in advance, but I never book that far in advance. :wacko: )

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So many ideas for my entries into Con with less than a year to go.

 

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Yeah my brain is so used to speed prepping for Aprile Reaper Con, that it's doing it anyway and I know that it's still a long ways away. 

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Just looked at Alaska Air yesterday. Fantastic prices just don't know if I wanna deal with the times. 3 HR layover in Portland get into Dfw around 430 pm on Weds. Usually I do a 1 HR layover in Denver or St Lake & get into Dfw around 1 pm.

 

At least coming home won't be as hard ::):

 

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Crud. I just realized that the Saturday of ReaperCon is the girlfriend's birthday.

 

It's too early to completely panic, but this could be a problem. (She has no real interest in hobby gaming or minis)  :unsure:

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Crud. I just realized that the Saturday of ReaperCon is the girlfriend's birthday.

 

It's too early to completely panic, but this could be a problem. (She has no real interest in hobby gaming or minis) :unsure:

I once gave out birthday IOUs.

 

 

:p

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I try to get my wife a concert ticket. This year it was Luke Bryan. The show was sold out in a matter of a week & wasn't a show I'd want to go to. She had a blast.

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Crud. I just realized that the Saturday of ReaperCon is the girlfriend's birthday.

 

It's too early to completely panic, but this could be a problem. (She has no real interest in hobby gaming or minis) :unsure:

It's not at the hotel....so she can go to the pool, mall, restaurants, etc while u do ur thing and just meet back up later for couple time.

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As a Mrs. I would be pretty mad to be left to wander the lands alone in a foreign world.

 

Gfs spa weekend sounds amazing. Maybe a wine tour for the weekend with her two best friends?

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As a Mrs. I would be pretty mad to be left to wander the lands alone in a foreign world.

 

Gfs spa weekend sounds amazing. Maybe a wine tour for the weekend with her two best friends?

 

Possibly. We'll have to talk it over. This year, she spent it with her best friends.

 

I don't think I want to suggest flying all the way to Dallas so I can run off to the con all day and ignore her. (Besides which, she teaches, and can't really travel then anyway.)

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