Well, today's the day NOVA goes live for more than just the feverishly busy Exec Board and Leads.
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Things I'd recommend snagging while they last tonight ...
SUPERNOVA ACCESS PASSES (SAP). These lasted less than one hour last year. I have no problem saying they are the best VIP program bags you can find at a tabletop gaming convention anywhere. That doesn't belittle others, either. They're just THAT good, thanks in large part to KR MultiCase and our other wonderful partners.
SWAG BAGS. Last year, over 1,200 individuals attended NOVA Open. Only the first 400 registrants receiving Swag Bags. Those Swag Bags are ALSO awesome, and this year get even more awesome due to the addition of special Golden Tickets by KR to many of the bags, good for free product (Some of it quite expensive) at the KR Booth at NOVA. It's very possible we'll clear our 400 swag bags early on this year - snag them while you can, even if you miss out on the SuperNOVA.
SEMINARS. With the addition of 4-hour intensive workshops by Roman and Raffa, the return of super-popular sold-out classes by Justin McCoy and Caleb Wissenback, and the addition of very limited-space classes taught by acclaimed artist Jessica "Brushmistress" Rich, seminars are set to go very, very quickly, especially those in the most optimal time slots. Don't miss 'em.
X-WING EVENTS. Last year's events all sold out. The X-wing Narrative Campaign and X-wing Hunger Games events sold out shortly after registration opening. There are fewer Hunger Games events this year, to make room for new Armada and Imperial Assault additions to the schedule. When they're gone, they're gone. In addition to the Hunger Games, we'll of course have the NOVA Open X-wing Championship tournament and the weekend long Star Wars Narrative Campaign.
ARMADA EVENTS. We have a great line-up for Armada. It all starts with the NOVA Open Armada Championship to crown our first ever Grand Admiral. The fun continues with the weekend long Star Wars Narrative Campaign that links into the other Star Wars game systems at NOVA Open and ends with a epic final battle you have to see to believe. Finally, for those Admirals looking to hone their skills, we have the introduction of Last Fleet Standing; eight fleets enter, only one leaves.
IMPERIAL ASSAULT EVENTS. We will also be running 4 days of Imperial Assault events this year. The NOVA Open Imperial Assault Championship along with the weekend long Star Wars Narrative Campaign should satisfy any Imperial Assault player. STAR WARS NARRATIVE CAMPAIGN. For the last three months, the Leads for X-wing, Armada, and Imperial Assault have been tirelessly developing a story that brings all three games systems into one narrative campaign that picks up where the X-wing Narrative Campaign ended last year. The mission successes (and failures) of your faction throughout all three game systems over the weekend will affect the narrative as a whole. Victorious missions in Armada might mean reinforcements for X-wing. A failed mission in X-wing could make life harder for Imperial Assault players. And be prepared for special appearances by your favorite Star Wars heroes and villains. So don't miss on your chance to fight for the cause that will drastically affect the entire galaxy far, far away. These passes will most definitely sell out quickly. OTHER GAME SYSTEMS. The NOVA Open isn't just for Star Wars. We also have Warhammer 40K, 30K, Age of Sigmar, Malifaux, Lord of the Rings, Blood Bowl, Dropzone Commander, and many more. OPEN GAMING. Our gaming ballrooms will be open 24/7 from September 1st - 4th. If you're looking to get in a game at 3am just sit down at any open table in the ball rooms with your buddies and play.
ALL THE THINGS! Last year's NOVA was by about 400 people the largest yet. It only looks to get bigger this year. By and large, most of our events sold out. That is likely in 2016 as well, only at a faster pace. So don't wait to get registered!
HOTEL ROOMS. This one is unique for this year. We've already booked 20% of our room block and convention registration hasn't even opened yet. You really don't want to miss out on the ability to stay in the convention hotel. Even locals and staffers now stay at the hotel instead of commuting during NOVA. There's just too much to do and too much socializing and fun to be had well into the wee hours of the morning each night.
Good luck getting the events and items you want. The NOVA's exec staff will be online and ready to triage any issues you have. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that arise.