Tony Tony
Jul 11

Go something you want to say about Go Play NW? Want to reminisce about the good times? Find the person you played that amazing session with? Check out the Afterglow: What we Played forum.
Or, if you’ve got some feedback, complaints, thoughts on what was great or could be better? Share them in the Afterglow: the Good, the Bad, and the Awesome forum.

Tony Tony
Jul 06

Go Play NW 2016 is only a few days away! To help you get ready, download and print the Go Play NW 2016 Event Guide. The guide contains useful information about check in, the venue, wifi, parking, and food.
Note on parking: Seattle University has changed their policy from previous years; we have been told that all attendees who need parking, whether staying overnight as guests or just for the day as commuters, will be charged $5 per day per vehicle. You can get a parking pass at the front desk of Campion Hall.

Tony Tony
Jul 05

Hi gamemasters, players, and facilitators. We are closing game scheduling at midnight on July 6th. You can still access and update the forum, but the signup board at Go Play will reflect the state of the forum as of Wednesday.
Also PLEASE UPDATE your post with a list of confirmed players. We don’t want to comb through the thread trying to confirm who has signed up and who has not. It always ends in tears. See you soon!

Tony Tony
Jul 02

In keeping with sartorial tradition, Sunday is dapper day at Go Play NW. Wear a tie. Put on your best sundress. Wear those sparkly bangles or cosplay as your favorite character. See you Sunday!

Tony Tony
Jun 19

Our good friend Shuo is sponsoring another mix-CD exchange at Go Play NW this year. Last time I went home with a bunch of cool music I never would have discovered otherwise. Check out this thread for more info:

Tony Tony
Jun 14

Game scheduling for Go Play NW 2016 is now open!
Go Play works best when we’ve got a strong slate of scheduled games to go along with our pickup gaming and the donut. If there’s a game you’d really like to be involved in, consider adding it to the schedule. You’ve got three weeks to do it.
Also, be sure to read the How to Schedule a Game post before you schedule.
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
Jun 02

Our volunteer program was very successful last year. This year we’re looking for a few volunteers to help make sure Go Play NW runs smoothly and remains a safe place for gamers of every description. To help us do that, we’re looking for some people to act as volunteers for the weekend. The duty should be fairly light, and you’ll get a special Go Play NW 2016 Staff T-shirt for free.
Our goal is for our volunteers to enjoy the con as much as we do, so we’re only going to ask you to help out with 2 or maybe 3 slots, and you’ll still be able to schedule games in those slots. The main job we’re asking volunteers to do is to help run donuts at the beginning of game slots and act as an on-site “safety” person to help foster a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment.
If you’re interested, respond to this post with an email address where we can reach you, or email Tony at

Philip LaRose Philip LaRose
Jun 01

Over the years, one of our most popular shirt designs has been the astronaut monkey king sasquatch from 2011. Wow, has it really been five years since the monkey king sasquatch last appeared? Well, if you’ve been missing the monkey king, fear not—the king is back for our tenth year! Behold the Go Play NW 2016 shirt design:

Go Play NW 2016 shirt

Click for full size. Go on, it looks even better that way.

Look carefully, you’ll see echoes of John’s original design from 2007; John also says “the number 10 is encoded a few ways for our 10th anniversary”—see if you can pick them out.
How do you get this great shirt? As always, shirts are only available for pickup at the event, so go register for Go Play NW 2016 and add a shirt while you’re doing that. Shirts are available from XS to XXL in men’s or women’s cut. To make sure we have them ready in time, shirts must be ordered by the end of Thursday, June 16. Oh, and if you’re planning to stay overnight in Campion Hall during the event, you also need to register by the end of Thursday June 16 as well.

Tony Tony
May 23

By now you might be wondering what Go Play NW is about, especially if you’re new this year, or if you’ve heard about this event, but haven’t decided if you’ll attend.
Our goal at Go Play NW is to focus on meeting friends and playing game. To help make that happen, we have a mixture of scheduled games and pick-up gaming in every slot. Since our focus is on gaming, we don’t have any panels or vendor rooms, though if you want to organize a formal meetup or panel, you’re welcome to do so.
Scheduled gaming occurs through our forums. We’ll open up scheduling in a week, but for now, head over to the forum and start brainstorming games. Come tell us what you want to play, and there’s a good chance you’ll find someone willing to run it.
Pickup gaming occurs in every slot with an informal organizing session at the beginning of the slot. This is a time to offer games, find out what people are facilitating, and get involved.
Go Play NW runs on attendee participation. If you come ready to have fun and possibly offer to run a game or two yourself, it makes the event better for everyone.
See you in July!

Tony Tony
Feb 08

Great news, everybody! Registration for Go Play NW 2016 is now open. You can register at:
Most options for Go Play NW include the Friday Night Feast, an informal catered meal gathering, and one slot of gaming on Friday night. There are also dorm rooms available for overnight stays on the Seattle U campus for a very reasonable price, with options for an additional evening’s stay if you’re traveling out on Monday.
All ticket options include a meal card for lunch on Saturday and Sunday (only one lunch for the one-day ticket, of course); overnight stays include breakfast as well as lunch.
You can also order the official Go Play NW 2016 shirt, designed as always by John Harper, on the registration page. All shirts must be picked up at the event; we do not ship shirts.
So go register now! We’ll see you in July!

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