Astronomi-con Welcomes You!

Posted: March 27, 2013 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News, Rules, Scenarios
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Established in Winnipeg in 2001, Astronomi-con has grown to become the largest independently run multi-city Warhammer 40,000 Tournament in North America.  Events take place in Winnipeg, Toronto, and Vancouver Canada as well as Dallas Texas which draw like-minded hobbyists from across North America to participate in tournaments with unique scenarios that celebrate and reward all aspects of the Games Workshop hobby! 

Astronomi-con Toronto 2017

Posted: December 16, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News
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We are excited to announce that Astronomi-con will return to Toronto in 2017, on April 29th and 30th!

We will once again return to the Best Western Plus Milton, the home of Astronomi-con Toronto for the past few years.

Registration for our signature event is now open! Please visit the Registration Page to sign up.

For those that had registered for The Imperium Besieged and have not yet asked for a refund, your registration fees have been transferred towards this event.
We will be contacting everyone on this list to confirm their registration status.

We look forward to putting on another great event for you all!

The Imperium Besieged – Update

Posted: November 14, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News

Due to a number of participants withdrawing from the event due to scheduling conflicts, we have been put in a tough position where the event is no longer sufficiently funded to proceed.

We are at this time working to reschedule the event for early in the new year.

We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience.

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Scoring Update

Posted: October 13, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Uncategorized

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We have updated our Scoring page for The Imperium Besieged to include a scoring reference for each of the four categories:  Gameplay, Sportsmanship, Appearance, and Theme.

This should assist players when scoring their opponents each round.  This is something that many attendees have asked for us to return to our events, so we hope this will be a welcome addition.

 

Objective Markers

Posted: July 5, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News, Scenarios
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As part of The Imperium Besieged, players will be required to bring two objective markers which will be used in all of the scenarios.

These objective markers should be on bases between 40mm and 60mm in size.  Players are encouraged to create objectives which are thematic in nature and suit the army being played.

We hope to offer an award for Best Objectives at the event, which would be voted on by the players.

On Narrative events

Posted: June 8, 2016 by Lord Commander Militant of the Imperial Guard in Uncategorized

So – The Imperium Besieged…

Xian and I have been kicking around the idea for this event for well over a year. Once we finally committed to actually DOING it though – the development happened very fast. I guess 16 years of event running gives you at least some kind of skill at quickly knowing what is likely to work and what won’t when working together. It’s been exciting and very very cool.

So finally we consider ourselves ready – we book and confirm the space, people are talking excitedly and then we throw open the Registration.

And – in less than TWENTY FOUR HOURS – the event is half full.

It’s five MONTHS away!

Local folks are talking about potentially flying out to Toronto to play. There may be interest in a Winnipeg version too, which we would really welcome.

For a long time, it’s felt like very competitive events were all that could succeed. Outside of Toronto, Astronomi-con events have been falling off the tree, one by one due to simple lack of attendees. I’ll be honest with you – it’s been pretty heartbreaking. This event has been a big part of our lives for a long time now. In fact half the time I’ve spent doing the Games Workshop Hobby – I’ve been running Astronomi-con. We’ve seen it all, the rise and fall of Armorcast, the creation of Forgeworld, the rise of styrene models and the phasing out of metal models virtually completely. More and new races, new vehicles, the incorporation of flyers, of detachments and of formations.

It’s been quite a ride.

And through it all – the more ‘narrative’ type of events like Astronomi-con have been falling away, replaced by more ‘hardcore’ events. There is nothing wrong with that, mind – it’s not my cup of tea, but not everyone’s choice of how to play is ever going to be the same, but narrative events – there seemed to be less and less and, more importantly less and less interest.

Wow, folks. Wow.

Apparently we could not have been more wrong.

The level of support for The Imperium Besieged, the level of excitement and interest and passion – it’s really exciting. I haven’t been this excited about running an event in some years now. It’s literally THRILLING.

Thank you folks. You’ve made it a great time to be an event organizer and I really can’t thank you enough for your support, your excitement and your passion for the hobby.

The Impeium Besieged – Registration Now Open!

Posted: June 7, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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Registration is now open for our upcoming event:  The Imperium Besieged – A Narrative 40k Event.

Visit the Registration Page here.

 

The Imperium Besieged – Registration

Posted: May 31, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, Hobby, News
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The registration fee will be $100.00 CAD per player.

To ensure a balance between Imperium and non-Imperium players, the Imperium Faction will initially be capped at 25 players.

Players will include their Faction information at the time of registration.   They will also have the option to provide an Alternate Faction, should they be willing to switch to another Faction at a later time due to Faction registration imbalances.

The Imperium Besieged

Posted: May 27, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Uncategorized

Astronomi-con Rivals

As has been discussed over the past couple of weeks on our Facebook group and Yahoo! mailing list, we are excited to announce a NEW narrative event:  The Imperium Besieged.

This will be a weekend of narrative battles at a scale never seen at an Astronomi-con event in the past, and players will be representing their factions on the battlefields.

While there is still plenty of work for us to do with respect to getting all of the fine details worked out, the broader workings have been refined to a state where we can begin sharing them with you all and at a date in the near future opening up registrations to be part of this event weekend!

Armies will be Battleforged and selected in three sections:  a 1400 point “Main Force”, a 700 point “Offensive Sideboard” and a 700 point “Defensive Sideboard”.  Lords of War are allowed and the weekend will  see each participant play 5 games.  Most games will feature the Main Force and one of the Sideboard forces, while there will be one game which players will get to use all three!

A great many more details will be posted to the website soon, so stay vigilant for all of the information as it gets published.  Once all of the key information has been posted, we will make an announcement regarding Registration.

This is not a Tournament per se, as players will never be directly playing opponents they are in competition with.   Awards will be based on your Faction – and by design you’ll only be playing games against opponents from another Faction (based on a mix of <50% Imperium Faction players).

We are very excited about this new event, and hope that players will take this opportunity to really explore the narrative side of their armies and their place in the 40k universe.

We hope to see you there!

Complete Toronto Results

Posted: May 12, 2016 by The Master of the Adeptus Administratum in Events, News
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Full Toronto Results are now available, including placings for all players.  Note that individual sportsmanship and theme scores have been cleared to ensure anonymity in these scores.

Once again we’d like to thank everyone that attended and we look forward to coming back to Toronto later this year for a new event that we are working on.  More details on that coming soon!