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The event has been postponed due to the state of emergency in Medicine Hat from the flooding. The new date is Saturday, July 20th, 2013.

Medicine Hat Fan Roundup is back this year and is happening… tomorrow! The event is a one day expo in Medicine Hat for fans of anime, fantasy, sci-fi, video games, card games, board games, and pretty much anything else geeky.

You can expect lots of game playing, lots of anime, art, vendors, and plenty of presentations and workshops. You can kind of think of it as a mini Otafest.

Guests for 2013 include Force Start Comedy, The 404s, and featuring (as the special guest): James Davidge (of Driftwood Saga fame).


MH Fan Round Up ArtSaturday, June 22nd
10am – 8pm
Medicine Hat College
S Wing/Centennial Hall/B Wing/Lobby

18+: $10
5-17: $5
5 and under: Free!


Facebook Event

Facebook Page


Newly known to me this week is the Medicine Hat Fan Roundup event taking place this weekend on Saturday, June 23rd from 10am-10pm at the Medicine Hat College (F Wing). The entrance fee is $5, but kids under 11 get in free! So what exactly is the Medicine Hat Fan Roundup? Well, it’s a bunch of different things focusing on everything from anime, to board games, to retro gaming and more. It’s a pretty interesting/surprising mix of geek culture taking place in Medicine Hat. Best of all? Sushi Hat is catering for the event! From the Facebook page:

Medicine Hat’s own Fan Convention. A one day Expo in Medicine Hat for Fans of Fantasy, Sci-fi, Comics, Video Games, RPG, Card Games, Steampunk, Anime and Manga !

Activities include:

  • Video games from PONG to modern consoles.
  • Board games from Risk to obscure German titles.
  • Anime from the newest releases this year.
  • Indie films from studios and the Net.
  • Special events like contests and panels with professionals in art and writing.

John Johnstone V, the writer/director of the indie Canadian film DungeonCrawl, will be around to talk about making movies and the experience of DungeonCrawl!

Nicole Gauss, the concept artist for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, will be joining us and discussing her experiences with the show. Bronies welcome!

Medicine Hat Fan Roundup Website

Section of the Medicine Hat Gamers website

Section of the Medicine Hat Gamers website

Recently launched side project/website, Medicine Hat Gamers offers gamers around the city (in any form) a comprehensive guide to buying/selling/trading within the city – as well as offering an informational tool at a look into the past with events or other things that no longer exist (kind of like the concept of arcades). I want to focus on that kind of stuff for the site; however, I have only lived here for 5 or so years. So if you have a story, business, event or anything in the past that is gaming related, please send it over – I would love to chronicle it over this new medium. Please also let me know of anything else I may have missed.

Risk Tournament

Risk Tournament

Recently launched, Game for Good is a website and non-profit volunteer organization (if you can call it that) whereby, true to the name, games are played for the good of something. In the case of this event, a Risk tournament will be taking place under the Medicine Hat News Santa Claus Fund. This has been set-up, facilitated, organized and promoted almost exclusively by Jace Anderson, voted the #1 Medicine Hat tweep earlier in the month by Medicine Hat Media. I know, I didn’t list them in numbers, but I think most people would agree he is the number one Medicine Hat Tweep anyways, especially after this. Also involved was Derek Gavey, who set up the website, he is a known commentator on Medicine Hat Media, and was also mentioned in the top Medicine Hat tweeps post.

Anyways, back to the matter at hand: RISK! For those of you that don’t know what Risk is, wait, never mind, Google it, why don’t you know what Risk is? There is no entry fee; however, there is a minimum donation of $20 that goes directly to the Santa Claus Fund and you will be issued a tax deductible receipt. The winner of the tournament will take home a nice $200 (including bragging rights) as well as possible other prizes to those who register early or even show up. The tournament will be taking place December 5th at 9:30AM, at the Cultural Centre and you need to register before December 1st.

There’s been several companies and businesses around the Hat that have either sponsored a table (money donation) or donated some goods and services for the tournament. These include Bean There! Roasting, Classic Construction, and Accessible Accessories so far on the docket. There is still sponsorship spots available if any business or organization is out there reading this.

More information can be found in the Media Release (PDF). I’m sure Jace will comment here if he has anything to add.

Game for Good Website
Online Registration for RISK Tournament

A small portion of Tyle'rs amazing collection

A small portion of Tyler's amazing collection

How many times have you been sitting around a board game alone, just wishing you had some friends who were into that kind of thing to come over and play? O.K., this has probably never happened to any of you, but this exact thing used to happen to Medicine Hat resident Tyler McLaughlin about twice a week, until he got fed up and started a club. That was six years ago…

Tyler’s club has 20+ members and a catalog of around 1000 different games. They meet every Thursday night at 6:30 pm until they are done (around midnight) at the Volunteer Center, 211 – 4th St SE. There is a one dollar nightly fee, with a tournament held with prizes about every three months or so.

“As well as being really fun, board gaming can impart regular players with new skills or help to improve old ones all while you get to make new friends and be out of the house. We tend to focus on games which can improve processing speed, spatial reasoning, leadership and coaching abilities, cognitive abilities, communication skills and a stronger sense of self confidence. We also tend to talk about probability and other math now and again, as that’s all part of being good at the games.” says Tyler. THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »



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