Letter: Meeplestock gaming convention ‘impressive’
To the Editor:
This past weekend I attended Meeplestock June 15-17 gaming convention at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point. Meeplestock is a fundraising event where board games are the main course.
This was my second time coming, and I was truly impressed. As I walked into the area, one of the first things I noticed was the super-large (10 foot in diameter) floor game of Settlers of Catan, currently considered the most popular game in the world. I met people from as far away as Appleton, Hayward, Eau Claire, and Madison. The youngest was an ever-smiling Penelope. Most of it was in one large room, a well arranged set-up. The organizers, “Gamers Who Care” were there for everyone’s needs. I just needed a paper towel for some water condensation from my glass, and one magically appeared.
Also I must say that Stevens Point has really good water. There was a silent auction and lots of door prizes. If you weren’t playing a specific game, GWC had a library of over 1,000 games that you could check out to play. There were a few select dealers; Dan’s Dog Eared Books of Medford, Johnny C’s of Wausau, Galaxy Games & Comics of Stevens Point, GryphonCo Leathers, and Blue Orange Games.
SCA & Lost Hope Larp battled youngsters and demonstrated other arts throughout the weekend. The hotel staff was also very accommodating. I definitely will be back next year. The only bummer of the weekend was the pizza. The barbecued pork was good, and they served Coke. It seemed like it was warmed up leftovers from last week.