What is it?
Boardgaming with awesome people. We call it Trashfest but any and all games are welcome. If you dig it, bring it.
When is it?
The weekend of November 11th - 13th.
Friday, Nov. 11th is Veteran's Day. If you have that day off, and want to game ALL day on Friday, please register early and let us know what time you want to get your game on. Our start time on Friday will be dependent on how many people will be arriving Friday during the day.
Where is it?
Barring natural disaster it will be held in the same place as last year which is the Elks Lodge, 9 North Park St in Vernon CT. Vernon is about 15 miles outside of Hartford and 20 miles from Bradley Airport. Vernon is located halfway between Boston and NYC; just a 2 hour drive from either great city.
How much is it?
$25 $20 if you register by Oct 14th.
Space is limited. Register early. Priority will be given to people who have attended in the past, followed by Fortress members, and finally Facebook followers.
How do I register?
Please register and pay by clicking this link: Trashfest Registration
Please include your name(s) and if you want to game before 6pm on Friday.
Where can I stay?
There are hotels of various quality/cost in the area from the Holiday Inn Express to the Motel 6 to several flavors of Marriott. There is limited floor space avalible at the homes of local F:ATies. Please cotact ubarose or Josh Look if you are interested.
What about food?
Saturday night dinner will be catered. The cost will be around $15 - $20 per person. Additional information regarding signing up and paying for dinner will be included with your invitation.
Otherwise you are on your own for food. There is every type of fast food within 10 minutes of the hall so no big deal.
Thursday Nov. 10th from 6pm Until 11pm:
The second annual Burning Down the House Party at Uba's. Free refreshmests provided, but contributions of snacks and drinks welcome. Please contact Uba if you intend on coming so she can get a head count.
Friday Nov. 11th from 6pm Until Bartender says "Get Out" (12am maybe?):
Important! This is subject to change if we have enough interest in earlier gaming
In the main building in the lounge. That's the room with tables, juke box, pool table and cheese bowling table right off the bar. The bartender has the option to make "last call" early if he isn't making money so I'm not telling you you HAVE to drink but it wouldn't hurt. Last year we used this time for fun lighter/dexterity type stuff. We will have a Crokinole Board, Tumblin' Dice (hopefully), and the classic block game Cornerstone plus anything anybody else brings.
You will have to sign in at the bar when you arrive listing Jeff Luce as your host.
Friday Special Events
- Great Flick Off
Saturday Nov. 12th from 10am to 12am:
Open gaming in the Carriage House.
Shelf Toad Sale - Sell your old, unloved games.
Additional activities, special guests and game demos are planned.
Dinner will be served Saturday evening. You must pre-register and pre-pay if you want dinner.
Additional information regarding dinner, Shelf Toad sale, and other activities will be included with your invitation.
Saturday Special Events
- The Great Flick Off
- Late Night Catch Phrase
- More to come...
Sunday Nov. 13th from 12pm until last person leaves:
Back in the main building and the lounge. The tables are a bit smaller but we'll be close to the bar so hurray!
Sunday Special Events
- The Great Flick Off
- Awards Ceremony
Descriptions of Trashfest Northeast Special Events
The Great Flick Off
Over the course of Trashfest we will be holding a free form tournament. A copy of all the best flicking games will be present. At a time of your own choosing, you play any or all of them and earn points based on your performance. The person with the most points on Sunday shall be bathed in glory, have the right to demean and ridicule all other flicking wanna be's, and hear Al Rose say "I have tasted the bitter totality of defeat." There will also be a wonderful prize if the other things are not enough. So far the games list includes: Crokinole Flick-em-Up Rampage Ascending Empires Pitch Car Mini Catacombs Sorry Sliders And many more....
Shelf Toad Used Game Sale
Support the Fort. Bring your unloved games and trade them to other guests for money. In return, we are asking for a voluntary donation of 5% of the sale price (or whatever you feel you can afford) to support the Fort.
Sellers: Clean out your shelves. Bring your crappy games. Tag them with your name and your price. Put them on the Shelf Toad table. Put donation in Support the Fort jar when they sell
Buyers: Browse the Self Toad table for awesome treasures at reasonable prices. Find that Grail Game, or maybe just the perfect Secret Satan gift. Find the person whose name is on the tag, give them money, and you get to keep the game. Don't forget to bring cash.
Game Demos with the Designers
Meet the designers. Learn new games.
More to come...