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WinterCon Gamefest 2011

Friday & Saturday, December 2nd and 3rd

Friday 2PM to 11PM

Saturday 8AM to 11PM

Oakland Center at Oakland University

Rochester, Michigan

Game Masters are needed!

Please send details of the Gaming events

you intend to run to MDGGamingEvents@GMail.com


1. Pete Aguilu - September 18, 2010

Dragon Direct Distributors is considering demos of ‘Hostile Aircraft’ and ‘Fires in the Sky’, along with a free-form ‘Wings of War’ tournament.

“All WWI aviation all the time!”


2. Dave Durocher - October 20, 2010

Hey All!

Looking for miniatures game submissions for WC2010. Contact me at David.Durocher@BASF.COM if you want to run a game!


3. John Reyst - November 6, 2010

I’ve been trying for some time to find an events list/schedule for WinterCon 2010. Does one exist?


4. jkaufeld - November 7, 2010

Hi! Does anyone check the email address listed above? I sent multiple messages over the last TWO MONTHS requesting information about running events, but heard nothing but crickets.

Is this convention even happening this year?


5. Michael Harris - November 8, 2010

Please keep me on your email list for next year. While I can’t make it across state for the upcoming game, with more notice next year, I may be able to put a miniature game on. I have put games on for years at Spartacon (Lansing), Little Wars (Chicago), Pro or Con (Dearborn), and Kalamazoo.

Usually I say “historical wargame or Pulp Fiction wargame” but after seeing your logo and all the RPG, board games, and what not, I’m excited to get back building my Winter Dog Sled Race game. After reading a book by a guy who recently did the Ididarod races, I came up with a lot of ideas that I can mix real, imagined/hallucinations out there, with some Pulp Fiction era bad guys here and there, to create a totally unique dog sled race game.

I will be needing a 12″ x 5/6″ table that I will have players run their individual dog sleds down each length, around the corner, and back up the other side of the long divided backdrop, (a sky backdrop background runs down the middle of the table length). This will allow me to change the terrain features and obstacles once the players round the corner of the first side to the other side of the backdrop divider.

So please put me on the advance GM list so we can coordinate times and dates. To make it worth my long drive and couple hour set up, I usually run 2 back-to-back games and typically like to set up the night before because my 3D tables take time to set up and populate with buildings, terrain, figures, or whatever I’m putting on. I’m from Grand Rapids and one of these days, hope to get a similar game con going over on this side of the state.

So keep me in mind for next year.



6. John Reyst - November 9, 2010

Looking for an events list for WinterCon 2010. Anyone know where to find it?


7. AL G - November 10, 2010

WinterCon Gamefest 2010

RPGs? does anyone have a list of RPGs that are running at the con?


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9. Dave Durocher - November 15, 2010

Hey, Pete:

Any further thoughts of running games for Wintercon? Would love to have some WW1 air events!


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11. Matt Kiriazis - November 19, 2010

WinterCon 2010 events are posted; go to:



12. Todd Prosky - November 19, 2010

My group is intrested but this site does not seem to have any info what do we need to know? we are very new and have no idea how to get involved in one of these events


13. Pete Aguilu - November 20, 2010

Hey Dave!
Auto repairs may put a trip to Michigan out of reach for this year… I am out of Vacation too! But look for me to try and come during the summer to Mich-Con. If things change and a miracle happens (and I get a carpool & group trip together – with some of my cohorts here) I will let you know on here. Those are a lot of ‘IFs’… but you can never count me out.


John Jamieson - December 1, 2010

Pete – where are you located at? I am only going on Saturday, but my event doesn’t run until evening – let’s chat via my e-mail…


Pete Aguilu - December 2, 2010

I am WAY out of the way in Milwaukee. If I was in Ann Arbor or Kalamazoo, I would be waiting at the door when it opens. But Anyone interested in coming here on a winter weekend with clear roads is welcome to make a weekend of it here… no hotel needed, I have plenty of Guest space… Some time in April I would love to see a WI vs MI all air tournament weekend, if I can work something out with Dave of I-94 Enterprises… WWI, WWII, Korea, Falklands scenarios… whatever we can come up with… I feel like taking “Bloody April” game weekend to an interstate level…


14. Dave Durocher - November 23, 2010

Awesome Pete! PM me your e-maill address to david.durocher@basf.com


15. Dave Durocher - November 23, 2010

Mike: You too!


16. Pete Aguilu - November 23, 2010

I had your old BSAF e-mail… I have updated your info. Still working on possible trip to Rochester for WinterCon.


17. John Reyst - November 23, 2010

Still no RPG events listed? Will they be added soon?


18. Shane Harsch - November 30, 2010

I think: http://wintercon.webs.com/ is where the listing is at. My events are on there and the times are accurate.


19. John Jamieson - December 1, 2010

Getting my Vietnam-based rpg event ready and really looking forward to the convention. Now that I have a job, I can also support our great vendors by buying some wares, and also get some raffle tickets.

Looks like a lot of great games to warm us up from the winter! Keep up the great work Alan and the rest of the MDG staff and happy holidays to all!


20. Neil B. Mitchell - December 14, 2010

Here are some pics of the Korean (Hill 128) game Tom Brown and I ran at WinterCon this year.


21. Neil B. Mitchell - December 14, 2010

OOPs, forgot the link.



22. Dave Durocher - September 21, 2011

Looking for miniatures events for this years Wintercon, Dec 2,3 at the Oakland University student center. Let me know ASAP as event slots wil be filling up!


Pete, Mike and Neil: This includes you guys too!


23. Pete Aguilu - September 22, 2011

I’ll do my best to free up that weekend and a car to do the trip!


24. Michael - October 12, 2011

Looking forward in bringing my expanded “Wings of War: Balloon Objective” game over. Will be traveling across state and look forward to being able to take in the city Friday night before setting up Saturday. Sure hope someone is putting on “Mansions of Madness” during the morning or afternoon Saturday because I would love to learn how that game is played. And if all goes well, maybe next winter I may bring my Alaskan Dog Sled/ Pulp Fiction game. 🙂


25. Dave Durocher - October 17, 2011

Last call for minis events. Going……..


Richard G. Hopkins - October 24, 2011

I’d like to know more about Winter Con.
Specifically prices. Parking situation. Game schedules.
Anything you think A man with two teen agers should know before taking pains to attend.


Ryan - November 22, 2011

I found all the info here: http://wintercon.webs.com/


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28. Dennis - November 17, 2011

A free Napoleonic Wargame is available at labataille.me. Everything you need but dice is located there. We suggest you have Staples print the map.
There are not strings or gimmicks of any kind.


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30. Ryan - November 19, 2011

I will definitely be there!

I advertised on BoardGameGeek.com and Google+ because apparantly no one did from official chanels. ?? 🙂

1st time going.. I’m very excited!


31. John Jamieson - November 23, 2011

Can’t wait to see you all there! Please keep passing the word, “liking” us and giving us a +1 if you would be so kind.


John Jamieson
MDG Volunteer


32. candie and madie - December 2, 2011

Um we went to the Oakland center at Oakland university and there was no one there where is it we have been looking toward to this for such a long time is there a 2011 winter con or was it canceled


johnajamieson - March 19, 2012

Sorry for delay in response, Candie and Madie! We’d love for you to come out for MichiCon this June.

When you get to the Oakland Center, if you enter through the front doors, you have quite a ways to go.

Proceed forward past the lounge/eating area until you must turn left to continue. Proceed that way – you will see a small lounge with a fireplace on the right. Continue forwards a little ways, and our main room will be on the right. The sign-up desk is usually there.

Hope to see you there, and our apologies for any confusion.

John Jamieson
MDG Volunteer-At-Arms


33. Ryan Moore - December 4, 2011

Wow.. I had an absolutely amazing time at Wintercon. Mike, Rob, all you guys.. You ROCK. Ezra says so too.


34. Eric - October 19, 2012

Hi everyone, wondering if it is too early to ask about WinterCon 2012. Wondering if there is any way I can help out with preparations?


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