Philip LaRose Philip LaRose
May 24

We’ve been pretty low-key so far this year, but Go Play NW 2013 starts five weeks from today, on Friday June 28, and that means it’s time to crank it up. First up: much to the Sasquatch’s excitement (as always), John’s delivered this year’s t-shirt design. Check it out:
Go Play NW 2013 t-shirt sample
If you haven’t registered yet and want a t-shirt, now’s the time: we must close t-shirt orders on Thursday, June 6, to ensure delivery for the event. Register now!
If you have already registered, you can still order one or more t-shirts from the registration site.
Just remember, you have to be at the con to get your shirtWe do not ship them. At all.
Oh, and one more thing: if you’re on Google+, you might have noticed that we gave a sneak preview of the t-shirt design yesterday, just because we were so excited to start letting people know. And that reminded us that we didn’t yet have a community on Google+, so we made one: Go Play NW on Google+. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter, but this site remains our home, so check back here for more updates soon!

Tony Tony
May 23

Here’s our game slot schedule for this year.
5pm: doors open
6-8 pm: Friday Night Feast.
8pm-Midnight: FRI01 gaming slot (4 hours)
8:30am: doors open
9am-Noon: SAT01 gaming slot (3 hours)
Noon-1pm: Lunch
1-5pm: SAT02 gaming slot (4 hours)
5-8pm: Dinner
8pm-Midnight: SAT03 gaming slot (4 hours)
8:30am: doors open
9am-Noon: SUN01 gaming slot (3 hours)
Noon-1pm: lunch
1-4pm: SUN02 gaming slot (3 hours)
4-4:30pm: break
4:30-8:30pm: SUN03 gaming slot (4 hours)

Tony Tony
May 21

I was walking by the Sasquatch’s cave this morning when instead of the usual snoring I heard growls and the rolling of dice. That means Go Play NW must be near! We’re going to up game schedule soon and start posting more information about this year’s con. See you soon!

Tony Tony
Apr 09

Hi everyone, Go Play NW 2013 is practically around the corner. It’s time to start talking about who’s coming, what we’re excited about playing, what we might want to facilitate. Also, it’s a great time to pre-register. We have deposits that must be paid well before Go Play, so registering early really helps us out. We’re going to wait until a bit closer to Go Play to open up the “official” scheduling forum so people have time to talk and think before they commit to something.
Old hands will be happy to know that we are back at Seattle University for the second year in a row! This gives us a chance to build on our success last year and think of ways to improve this year.
If you’re new to Go Play NW 2013, here’s a short primer: GPNW is an independent-minded gaming convention held this year June 29-30 in Seattle. Our focus is on getting together to make friends and play games. We have a strong mix of pre-scheduled games (organized through the forums) and pick-up games (organized in a pre-slot pickup session before each gaming block). We’ve always got a high percentage of game designers and DIY-ers, so there are always lots of interesting games to check out.

Tony Tony
Mar 04

Go Play NW 2013 tickets are now on sale! Visit the Go Play NW 2013 Registration Page now to buy your tickets.
We’re back at Seattle University this year. Like last year, on-site overnight accommodations are avaialable in the Seattle University dorms. It’s a really good deal for both out-of-towners and locals as well. Check out the ticketing page for details.
Second, as part of our deal with the University, lunch in Seattle University’s Cherry Street Market cafe is included in the price of admission for all attendees. If you’re renting a room on campus for the con, you’ll also get breakfast at the cafe.
Finally, as with previous years, there will be a Friday night feast in the main hall.
I urge everyone who’s coming to buy your tickets early. Even though we’re not having an early registration deadline this year, paying early helps us pay our bills and deposits in advance of the event!
Feel free to contact us with questions or comments at info at

Sasquatch Sasquatch
Feb 26

Grargh! gHurrr grarGharch frrrth!
gurglARRghh Seet’Hulll chk-chk pTow!rrr.
hoooCHY-Y kThnk. Mundae!
Hrrrr! Hrr-hrrr-hrrr!

Dec 11

We’re very excited to announce that Go Play NW 2013 will be held Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30, once again in the wonderful Campion Hall at Seattle University! We had a fantastic time in Campion Hall last year and we’re thrilled to be able to return this year. Once again there will be overnight rooms available in Campion Hall itself, plus the great combination of the ballroom, lobby, and dorm floor lounges for gaming spaces. (And that cool outdoor garden deck area as well, if the weather’s more cooperative this year.)
We’re currently working on arranging details with Seattle University, and we should be ready to open registration early in the year. In the meantime, you can check out photos from last year’s event in our Flickr group or read about Go Play NW 2012 in our discussion forums, and mark your calendars for 2013! We’re looking forward to seeing you all on June 28!

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