GameStorm News

Hello GameStorm Fans!

We are still way early in our planning stages but we want to keep everyone up to speed on what we are doing and how you can help! This will be a fairly short update but has some important information.

In Today’s News:

Price Increase Coming May 12th
Hotel Block Coming Soon
Game Day is June 1st
Video Q&A
Next Meeting
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Price Increase Coming May 12th

As always, we are using a scaling pricing structure – meaning members signing up early get cheaper rates. Our next price increase will be at midnight on Sunday, May 12th. If you wish to get the best price possible, we encourage you to purchase your membership as soon as possible.

Hotel Block Coming Soon

We are just waiting for final confirmation on the hotel block to be available. As soon as it is, we will notify you. Reserving a room as part of our room block ensures you the best price on a room at the hotel and lets you stay onsite the entire weekend, expanding the amount of gaming you can do.

Game Day is Saturday, June 1st

Just a reminder that our first Game Day of this season is coming up on June 1st from 9AM to 9PM. This also coincides with International Table Top Day, so bring your friends and come play games (either yours our one of the games in our library.) Membership is NOT required to attend this event so come have fun and bring some friends!

Video Q&A

Continuing from last year, we will have several recorded and live videos, covering convention updates and other relevant topics. If there is something you’d like to see us cover or do, please reach out to us at feedback@gamestorm.org

The next live Q&A will be Saturday, May 25th at 6PM. The GameStorm 22 Chair will be there answering questions as well as discussing his plans for the upcoming year.

If you enjoy these videos, please make sure to like our YouTube Channel (https://tinyurl.com/y37kwqru) too! All our pre-recorded videos will go here, while our live videos will continue to be on FaceBook Live (http://facebook.com/Gamestormcon)

Next Meeting

Our next in-person-meeting will be in mid June. Watch our home page or social media channels for exact time and date.

As always, follow us on our social media for up to the minute updates and information we like to share with you. If you have any questions, or would like to help the convention in some way, please contact us at pr@gamestorm.org

Thanks again,
-Jason
-GameStorm 22 Chair/PR

Order Issue Fixed

Thank you to the folks that threw caution to the wind after the last message and continued to place orders. From observing this, I can safely say that the problem has been fixed. Should you encounter any other issues though, please let us know.

Membership Order Problems

Hello everyone,

We are aware that there are problems with membership orders being automatically canceled. This no doubt stems from the trouble we had last month. We’re working as hard as we can to fix this problem and ask for your patience.

Membership Price Schedule

We have updated when the prices will change as follows.

May 13th – July 28th: $45
July 29th – October 27th: $55
October 28th – December 31st: $65
January 1st (2020) till end of Pre-Registration: $70

Full Weekend Prices
Adults and children 15-17 : $80

Sorry for the downtime

A communication breakdown caused us to be late renewing the domain. As you can see it has since been taken care of. Sorry for any inconvenience.

In other news, I realized that I should mention that there don’t appear to be any lingering security issues, and that we never handle your financial information, that’s why you get sent to PayPal to actually pay for memberships.

Thanks for your patience!

Technical Issues, Signups for Games Delayed

Hi all. We’ve been having a rough patch with the web server, or some connection to it.

We’re in the process of addressing it with Amazon Web Services. Since that may take time, rather than give everyone whiplash, we’re postponing signups to tomorrow (Monday, March 11) at 6 PM.

Thanks for your patience!

Winter Game Day!

Attention gamers! Did you know our next Game Day is this Sunday!? This will be the last one before GameStorm 21 is here. As always, Game Day is a FREE event where a selection of our Game Library will be made available.

When: January 20th, Sunday – 9:00am to 9:00pm

Where: Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

You can purchase your memberships at the Game Day, too. As an added incentive (boardgames not enough of one?), discount coupons will be offered to attendees.

GameStorm 21 Fall Newsletter

GameStorm 21 Fall  Newsletter

Hello GameStorm fans! We hope your gaming season has been full of wonderful dice rolls and excellent card draws. We have been busy trying to, once again, bring you another great event.

And now the highlights:

Pricing Increase
GameStorm at Other Events
First Guests of Honor Announced
Hotel Rooms Available
GameStorm Swag
Winter Game Day
Staffing Needed
How to reach us

Pricing Increase:

As we begin moving into our planning for GameStorm 21, We will have our next pricing increase. Starting on November 1st, Adult memberships will go up to $60.00. If you want to get the best price on Memberships for next year, go to https://gamestorm.org/attend/memberships/ and sign up today. Remember that pre-registering allows you access to sign up for games online before you are at GameStorm.

GameStorm at Other Events:

GameStorm does more than just the one event. We are happy to have our Game Library at other conventions for people to enjoy. If you are attending either of these upcoming events, please come say hello!

Kumoricon-October 26-28th

OryCon-November 9-11th

First Guests of Honor announced:

We are happy to announce our first set of guests for this year. Covering a wide range of experience and game types, these game designers, publishers, and event organizers are an integral part of this hobby we all love. Let me introduce the first group.

Board Gaming Guest of Honor- Manny Trembley of Roxley Games.
Manny is the Co-Designer and illustrator of the widely successful Dice Throne Series. His bright and colorful designs and creative work will be a welcome addition to GameStorm

Publishing Guest of Honor-Calliope Games, featuring Ray Wehr.
Calliope Games founded in 2009 and is well known for games such as Tsuro, Roll For It, and the Titans series of Games. Ray has been to GameStorm several times and we are happy to welcome him back.

Organized Role Playing Guest-Paizo Publishing
Well renown for their support of Pathfinder and their newly released StarFinder Role Playing Series, Paizo’s Pathfinder Society for Organized play is loved and admired by its players. We look forward to having them here.

Hotel Rooms Available:

Wanting to game without the worries of dealing with traffic all weekend? Book a room at the hotel! GameStorm gets a great rate on rooms for members. This price is limited though, so please visit https://book.passkey.com/go/games2019 and book your room now.

GameStorm Swag:

Beyond our T-shirts, Every year we try to create something new for everyone to have and show their support for GameStorm. This year we are happy to announce that we will be doing hats! With the GameStorm logo proudly on the front, you can wear this with pride and talk about GameStorm with your friends.

Look for pricing and other information to be forthcoming soon.

Winter Game Day:

One of our regular traditions is to hold regular free game days for you all to attend and this year is no exception. Our next Game Day will be in January from 9AM-9PM at the Red Lion Jantzen Beach. The exact date will be announced at a later time. This event is free for everyone, so bring your friends so they can see just a small sample of the fun that can be had at GameStorm.

Staffing Needed:

We are always on the lookout for more staff and volunteers to help us make GameStorm fantastic. We have several openings in areas including public relations, event coordination, operations, and many others. If you would like to see behind the ‘curtain’ and help the event become even better, please reach out to us at volunteers@gamestorm.org. We will also be posting some descriptions of key positions that need filled on Facebook as we move forward.

How to reach us:

We have several avenues of access for you to reach out and talk to the various Members of the GameStorm Convention Committee. If you have questions, want to talk to us, or have an idea you would like to share, we would love to hear from you.

We have monthly meetings around the Portland Metropolitan area that you are more than welcome to attend, even if you just want to listen in. This are posted on our Facebook page so watch there for more details.

Our website has a contact form at https://gamestorm.org/contact/ which you can use and your email will be directly sent to the appropriate group.

We are also active on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GameStormCon/. We will post all of our updates, including some of the new interactive social ideas we are wanting to explore this year.

And you can just email us. We recommend feedback@gamestorm.org or volunteers@gamestorm.org so that your email can be properly directed.

Thanks again for all of your support and we look forward to seeing you at GameStorm 21 next March!

-Jason

-GameStorm 21 Outreach Coordinator

Fall Game Day!

Mark your calendars, the next Game Day is fast approaching! This is a Free event and open to the public. Come join us in celebrating the joy of boardgames. As always, a selection of our GameStorm library will be on hand.

When: October 6th, Saturday – 9:00am to 9:00pm

Where: Red Lion Hotel on the River, Jantzen Beach

You can also buy your Membership for GameStorm 21 at our Game Days. On October 31st the price goes up, so don’t miss out on early bird savings.