June 2018 Newsletter
WBC 2018 Special Edition
PRE-REGISTRATION FOR WBC ENDS JUNE 15: Pre-registration for WBC 2018 closes on June 15. In order to pre-register by then, both the membership application, found at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/MemberForm.shtml , and payment must be submitted by that date. For payment to be submitted, checks must be postmarked by June 15 and paypal payments must be received by June 15. A list of members who are currently registered (as of 6/6) can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc18/prereg.html .
SEMINARS AND GAME DEMO DEADLINE APPROACHING: BPA Members are allowed to submit requests to run a seminar or a game demo. Submissions for these will close on June 15 to allow time for the final WBC program to be created and printed. The form for the submission of Seminar requests can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/SeminarForm.htm and for Game Demo requests at http://www.boardgamers.org/forms/DemoForm.htm .
PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE UPDATED: An update to the preliminary schedule for WBC 2018 has been posted at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc18/schedule.html . As you plan your schedule, please remember that the BPA does not provide copies of the games for use at the tournaments. All tournaments require participants, for both adult and junior events, to bring a copy of the game to be guaranteed a spot.
PREVIEWS POSTED: Ready to start planning your time at WBC. Event Preview Pages for WBC 2018 are now available on the BPA website at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc18/previews_2018.html . There are several that required updates that have just been completed and are now in the process of being loaded again.
AUCTION CLOSED IN RECORD TIME: Submissions for the 2018 WBC Auction closed in record time, just 3 days after opening. Lots are being reviewed for acceptance and a listing of the final auction items will be posted after the review process has ended.
AUCTION STORE SUBMISSIONS END BY JUNE 30: Submissions are still be accepted for the 2018 WBC Auction and Auction Store. The Store is limited to 1,500 items due to space. There are currently 896 items that have been submitted. Submissions are accepted until June 30 or the 1,500 limit is reached, whichever comes earlier. So if you want to sell your games at the auction store, don’t wait. To submit items, send the completed Auction Store Registration form to firstname.lastname@example.org . Details about the Auction Store can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auctionstore.html . Please make sure you submit your lots using the current form which can be found at http://www.boardgamers.org/wbc_auction_overview.html as the forms have changed slightly over the years.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS VOTING HAS ENDED: Voting is complete for the 2018 BPA Board of Directors. Winners will be announced at the BPA Annual Meeting on Tuesday July 24 at 3pm in the Grand Ballroom at Seven Springs.
SOCIAL NETWORKING: Keep up with WBC electronically by joining the World Boardgaming Championships (WBC) Facebook group and the BPA_WBC Twitter Page.
You can also easily find us in the Boardgame Geek Forums under Gaming Related/ Conventions/WBC and Consimworld under Conventions.
• BGG: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/forum/970241/boardgamegeek/wbc
• Twitter: https://twitter.com/BPA_WBC
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2381468400/
• Consimworld: http://talk.consimworld.com/WebX/?14@@.1dd15816
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