Tomorrow my daughter A. and I will be at Unity Games XII, our local one day gaming extravaganza. It will take place at the fabulous Sheraton Framingham (the “Sheraton Tara”) in Framingham, Massachusetts.
To quote the site:
In the Eastern Massachusetts area we have a loose coalition of gamers and game-groups known as Unity Games. Occasionally we hold full-day gaming events where we try to get all the area groups and gamers together along with their friends to play board and card games.
Unity Games was started in 1999, and I’m pleased to count myself as one of its founders and earliest proponents. My claim to fame, such as it is, is the invention of the term “Steering Committee”. We maintain a Yahoo group that has had almost 27,000 messages posted since its creation in the summer of 2000. Our motto is Friendship Through Gaming: it has been truly successful in that goal. A bit over six years ago three of us had a blue-sky idea about a get-together for the half dozen groups in the area: a one day event to get all of the groups together. In the intervening time we’ve grown from 40 people to over 200 at our twice-yearly events; tomorrow’s event has more than 190 preregistrations, and we expect numerous walk-ins during the day.
Unity Games is something to be proud of and to appreciate it. If you’re in the area check the calendar and look up one of our weekly groups.