Tony Tony
Jun 19

Our good friend Shuo is sponsoring another mix-CD exchange at Go Play NW this year. Last time I went home with a bunch of cool music I never would have discovered otherwise. Check out this thread for more info:

Tony Tony
Jun 14

Game scheduling for Go Play NW 2016 is now open!
Go Play works best when we’ve got a strong slate of scheduled games to go along with our pickup gaming and the donut. If there’s a game you’d really like to be involved in, consider adding it to the schedule. You’ve got three weeks to do it.
Also, be sure to read the How to Schedule a Game post before you schedule.
5pm: doors open
6-8 pm: Friday Night Feast.
8pm-Midnight: FRI01 gaming slot (4 hours)
8:30am: doors open
9am-Noon: SAT01 gaming slot (3 hours)
Noon-1pm: Lunch
1-5pm: SAT02 gaming slot (4 hours)
5-8pm: Dinner
8pm-Midnight: SAT03 gaming slot (4 hours)
8:30am: doors open
9am-Noon: SUN01 gaming slot (3 hours)
Noon-1pm: lunch
1-4pm: SUN02 gaming slot (3 hours)
4-4:30pm: break
4:30-8:30pm: SUN03 gaming slot (4 hours)

Tony Tony
Jun 02

Our volunteer program was very successful last year. This year we’re looking for a few volunteers to help make sure Go Play NW runs smoothly and remains a safe place for gamers of every description. To help us do that, we’re looking for some people to act as volunteers for the weekend. The duty should be fairly light, and you’ll get a special Go Play NW 2016 Staff T-shirt for free.
Our goal is for our volunteers to enjoy the con as much as we do, so we’re only going to ask you to help out with 2 or maybe 3 slots, and you’ll still be able to schedule games in those slots. The main job we’re asking volunteers to do is to help run donuts at the beginning of game slots and act as an on-site “safety” person to help foster a safe, inclusive, and welcoming environment.
If you’re interested, respond to this post with an email address where we can reach you, or email Tony at

Philip Philip
Jun 01

Over the years, one of our most popular shirt designs has been the astronaut monkey king sasquatch from 2011. Wow, has it really been five years since the monkey king sasquatch last appeared? Well, if you’ve been missing the monkey king, fear not—the king is back for our tenth year! Behold the Go Play NW 2016 shirt design:

Go Play NW 2016 shirt

Click for full size. Go on, it looks even better that way.

Look carefully, you’ll see echoes of John’s original design from 2007; John also says “the number 10 is encoded a few ways for our 10th anniversary”—see if you can pick them out.
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 2016 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 16. Oh, and if you’re planning to stay overnight in Campion Hall during the event, you also need to register by the end of Thursday June 16 as well.