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Howdy Cleveland!

Join our first ever reader and listener drive to promote Celestial Attic, your source for Cleveland’s geekiest events. To promote the site and give back to the community, we are throwing two super-geeky events, the Cleveland Worldcon Party hosted at Bottlehouse Brewing Company in August, and the Picnic at the End of the Universe in September. Additionally, local businesses have donated prizes to help us share the love for the greater, geeky, Cleveland area.

Each week, we will promote two trivia questions to be asked on the blog, on facebook, or in the podcast on Tuesday and Friday. Email your answer to CelestialAttic2018@celestialattic.com to enter the drawing to be drawn each Wednesday and Saturday, with in-person drawings at the Worldcon Party and Picnic at the End of the Universe.

Immediate family members of Celestial Attic’s owners and employees are ineligible to win. You must be 18 and older to win. No purchase is required to win.

Be sure to check out our sponsors, Cleveland Cinemas, Imaginary Worlds Comics and Collectables, Library of America, Mac’s Backs Books of Coventry, The Malted Meeple, The Mummy and the Monkey’s Thrift Crypt, and Carol and John’s Comic Shop. Read, listen and like for your chance to win during the months of August and September.

How can you support us? Share our posts, like us on Facebook, subscribe to the podcast, add us to your flash brief, and recommend us to your friends and suggest items for our calendar. Additionally, take part in discussions on facebook and volunteer to help out with events.

Let’s work together to keep Cleveland Geeky.

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Celestial Attic Podcast – Malted Meeple

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On this week’s weekend edition of the Celestial Attic Podcast, we interview Jim Reed, President and co-owner of the Malted Meeple, a gaming center at 53 Milford Drive in Hudson Ohio that specializes in RPG and Hobby Games. The Malted Meeple is a fantastic place to host a party, run a game, or gather for a night of board gaming. Be sure to read and listen all next month for your chance to win milkshakes and gift certificates to the Malted Meeple in our August promotions ahead of our Worldcon party and The Picnic at the End of the Universe.

The Malted Meeple

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Celestial Attic Podcast – June 13, 2018

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We have your geek calendar and we discuss our Celestial Pick, Origins Game Fair. Of course, we continue talking with Cassandra Fear of Fear’s Confections. From amazing chocolates to 3D printing, there is always something amazing happening in her candy shop. She sees her shop as an event space as well as a source for amazing treats.

Origins Game Fair

Fear’s Confections

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Gencon Event Registration Tomorrow

unnamed-1unnamedFor those hard-core gamers and local game publishers, tomorrow, Sunday, April 22 is an important day when registrations open for Gencon events. Gencon is the largest board and hobby gaming convention in America. Some of its events, like True Dungeon, sell out in seconds. True Dungeon places players in a real D&D style dungeon crawl complete with monsters, puzzles, magic and treasure. Other events focus the entire range of hobby gaming from old Avalon Hill games to the latest release of Pandemic. So if you are thinking of going, register for Gencon NOW, and then get ready at NOON tomorrow to try and lock those events in.

They say:

The Event Catalog goes live this Sunday, April 22 at noon (Eastern) on gencon.com. With our new and improved search functionality, you can search for events and build your wish lists easier and quicker than ever!

Event Registration will open at noon (Eastern) on Sunday, May 6. For those who have never participated before, it’s a good idea to build and submit a wish list to reserve your spot at events during Gen Con. Please keep in mind that popular events fill up quickly, so you may want to consider making time on May 6 to submit your event wish list.

How Do I Create a Wish List?

First, you must have an account on gencon.com with a Gen Con 2018 badge.

  • When signed-in to your account, you may start adding events to your wish list through the event search tool.
  • Adding the first event ticket will create your wish list.
  • When your wish list is created, you can find and modify it by selecting the “My Wish List” link on the top right of the gencon.com website navigation. (You will mouse over your account ID to make the “Your Wish List” link appear.)
  • At that link, you may re-order your events, changing their prioritization. You may add events that overlap in schedule, but if overlapping events are all available, priority will be given to the highest ranked event in your wish list. All remaining events that conflict with tickets that you have in your cart will be skipped automatically during Event Registration.

Head over to the forums for answers to frequently asked questions, chat about past events, and find other people to game with.

And True Dungeon info here:

Exciting True Dungeon Event Details

True Dungeon has some exciting news to share – read on below! 

Enhanced Adventures: To take True Dungeon to the next level of immersion and fun we trimmed down from four to three main events, and we are using all that extra space and funding to provide bigger and more thrilling adventures.  This unparalleled experience will transport players to three different realms where the immersion is never lessened by cramped curtained hallways.  Instead, the entire expanded adventure will be well-themed throughout with the highest level of sets, props, costumes and special effects.

True Dungeon will boast three consecutive adventures, and this is the third year of our four-year story arc. The events can be enjoyed in any order.

Astral Journey to the Bliss”  Players will face many terrors and challenges as they venture across the Astral Plane to give chase to a mind slayer bent upon a grand scheme to gain a set of powerful relics.

Odin’s Haven”  The party must venture across a frozen landscape to locate a temple of Odin.  Perplexing puzzles and bone-chilling monsters await!

Vault of the All-Father” This thrilling conclusion tasks the party with stopping the source of a vile evil that has corrupted Odin’s holy Hall of Smiths.

Check out the teaser video for these three new adventures!

We are also bringing back a more affordable fan-favorite adventure “Into the Viper’s Pit”.  Only provided Treasure Tokens are allowed, and the fun is geared toward newer players.

All adventures come complete with a free 10-pack of Treasure Tokens, a limited-edition Completion token and at least three draws from our random Treasure Generators.

Complete event details can be found HERE.

Curious about True Dungeon?  Want to explain TD to friends?  Check out this short video HERE!