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John Harris
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It’s That Time of Year Again!!!

The 2009 DAWN PATROL® Spring Mini-Con

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 27th - March 29th

It’s the FIGHT IN THE SKIES Society’s most popular event, by far. It’s a tradition that just keeps growing in fun and legend. An entire weekend of DAWN PATROL where the lead is hot and the zingers even hotter. For the second year in a row the Spring Mini Con will be held at The Holiday Inn Express in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Located just a few miles south of the airport and just off of I-94 makes it a convenient place for all our traveling friends.

They come from near and far, the best and most dedicated players in the DAWN PATROL world, to do battle for the weekend. They know this is where a common bond is formed and new friendships are forged either in the heat of battle or perhaps in the post game revelry, where tales of daring and heroism are relived and enjoyed anew. It’s just about the most fun you can have playing DAWN PATROL, and everyone who comes to the Spring Mini Con knows it firsthand.

This year the action begins at 10am on Friday, March 27th with the ceremonial tossing of the first dice, and then the aerial battles begin. Playing goes ‘til midnight, sometimes longer, but it’s all just a warm-up for . . .

Saturday the liveliest day of the society’s biggest annual gathering. Non-stop missions, from early morning to late at night. Medals won, aces lost, cheers and jeers heard across the room, the slapping of high-fives, and everything else that makes this more than just a board game. And what an experience it is!!!

At 2 o’clock it’s time for . . . THE BIG GAME. How can you describe it to anyone who’s never flown in it? Multiple flights, unknown objectives. A board that covers three tables. More planes in the air than you can keep track of. Some above, some below, some who knows where. Think you’ve had your hands full in an eight player game? Try four times that and then some. It just doesn’t get any better than this! Any true FITS enthusiast will be excited at the chance to win glory, and maybe even a medal.

How do you follow something like that? The Society Open. This bi-annual championship will be held Sunday morning at 9 a.m. With the coveted silver cup on the line the competition is sure to be fierce.

Everyone at the convention will be eligible for the Total Points Championship. This two game event allows everyone to put up two of their scores from pre-selected games. The highest and lowest total wins. There will be prizes galore. And look for other special events at the Con.

Truly, this convention has something for everyone! It’s the highlight of the year for dedicated players, so come join us this year and count yourself among them.


FRIDAY MARCH 27th: 10:00 a.m. Ceremonial Tossing of the First Dice

Remainder of Day Open gaming

SATURDAY MARCH 28th: 9:30 a.m, Masters Play-in Game (for non-invitees)

2:00 p.m. The BIG GAME

SUNDAY MARCH 29th: 9:00 a.m. The Masters game

4:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony

Convention Rates: Member: $30/weekend Non-member:$40/weekend

$25/Fri & Sat $30/Fri& Sat
$15/Fri or Sat $20/Fri or Sat
$10/Sun only $15/Sun only

There will be an additional charge of $10 for the Society Open participants.

NOTE: There is no pre-registration charge for this event. PLEASE R.S.V.P. at so we know how many are attending.


Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

1400 W. Zellman Court

Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53221

(414) 563-4000

$79/night for 2 queen beds or $79/night a king executive suite with pullout sofa bed, includes breakfast. All rooms have microwave and refrigerator and are SMOKE-FREE. Make it a family weekend by bringing the wife and kids. There are kid’s suites also reserved at the $99.00 per night. This suite has a separation wall between your bed and a set of bunk beds. The hotel has a 6000 sq. ft. indoor water park onsite. Ask for the FITS Society rate.


DIRECTIONS—take I-94 to College Ave. exit, turn east (right if coming from south, left if from north), and turn right onto 13th St. The Holiday Inn Express is down the block on the right.
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