How do I Go Play NW?

Tony Tony
Jun 13

Go Play NW is about meeting friends and playing games. 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. If you’re wondering what games to bring, or if there’s a particular game you want to play, head over the Brainstorming forum. The Brainstorming forum is a good place for people who want to play the same games to meet.
Scheduled gaming is also organized through the forums. If you have a game you want to run or facilitate, consider posting it in the scheduling forum.

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 or teach a game or two yourself, it makes the event better for everyone.

See you in July!

Gaming Schedule for 2018

Tony Tony
Jun 02

Game scheduling is now open for Go Play NW 2018!

To start scheduling your games, go to the Game Scheduling Forum. Be sure to read the How to Schedule a Game post.

At Go Play NW, we have pre-scheduled games, pickup gaming scheduled throughout the con, and a pitch session before each slot. Gamemasters and facilitators really help make Go Play NW successful, so consider scheduling an open game through the forums, or brining a game with you that you can share with others!

Edit: We’ve made a slight change to make the FRI01 slot a full four-hour slot.

Registration Opens: 1pm
FRI-01: 2pm – 6pm (4 hours)
Dinner time: 6pm – 8pm
FRI-02:8pm – midnight (4 hours)

SAT-01: 9am – noon (3 hours)
Lunch: noon – 1pm (cafeteria is open 11:30-1pm)
SAT-02: 1:30pm – 5:30pm (4 hours)
Feast: 6pm – 8pm
SAT-03: 8pm – midnight (4 hours)

SUN-01: 9am – noon (3 hours)
Lunch: noon – 1pm (cafeteria is open 11:30-1pm)
SUN-02: 1:30pm – 5:30 pm (4 hours)
Dinner: 5:30pm – 7pm
SUN-03: 7pm – 10pm (3 hours)

Prepare for launch (2018 shirt design!)

Philip Philip
May 01

Well, look what the Sasquatch brought back from orbit—it’s the 2018 shirt design straight from John Harper! Featuring the ever-popular Monkey King Sasquatch, who apparently is continuing a career in outer space.

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 2018 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 14.

Regarding the pricing for this year’s Go Play NW

Apr 05

Dear friends,

You may have noticed that prices for this year’s Go Play NW are higher than past years. In fact, this year is the largest price increase that Go Play NW has ever had.

Go Play NW is a non-profit organization. The organizers and staff are not paid. Every year we work hard to keep prices low so that more people can enjoy the convention without it being a financial burden. But over the past several years, our costs have gone up significantly. Unfortunately, our prices have not kept pace, and last year Go Play NW operated at a loss. This is not a practice we can continue.

Our new prices represent a level that makes Go Play NW sustainable, and ensures we have funds to cover unexpected expenses and our down payment for next year’s convention. We think our new prices are still a great value with meals included and inexpensive options for overnight rooms.

In order to help make Go Play NW an option for more people, we’ve also added a donation option to the Go Play NW tickets page. Funds collected this way will help defray our venue costs for next year, which will help us keep the ticket costs down.

We’re looking forward to a great Go Play NW this year. See you in July!

The Go Play NW Team

Registration for Go Play NW 2018 is now open

Philip Philip
Apr 05

Great news, everybody! Registration for Go Play NW 2018 is now open at our Eventbee page.

Like last year, we are opening the event on Friday afternoon, with check-in and rooms available starting at 1 PM, and an afternoon game slot at 2 PM. And we are again holding the Go Play NW Feast, an informal catered meal gathering, on Saturday night.

Dorm rooms are 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. An important note: Seattle U has informed us they have limited rooms available: 42 double-occupancy rooms and just 9 single-occupancy rooms. Of course we can and will use double-occupancy rooms for single occupancy reservations, but this would be a good year to consider finding a roommate if you want to be sure of a bed on site.

All ticket options include a meal card for lunch in the campus cafeteria; overnight stays include breakfast as well as lunch.

You can also order the official Go Play NW 2018 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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