700+ attendees (including 256 40K) players are expected at the 2013 NOVA Open.
Every NOVA Open attendee will spend time and more money preparing armies and traveling to Washington, D.C., to enjoy a few days at our Convention. Among all those who attend, only a handful will walk away undefeated, or carrying Best Army and Renaissance Man awards in their various games. The NOVA Open raffles, auctions and give-aways will put prizes in the hands of 250-300 more.
We hope attendees will realize this:
The NOVA Open strives to provide you with multiple games systems to choose from, in a beautiful convention environment, where fellow players and peers from around the country – and beyond our borders – will challenge themselves and each other to improve skills while enjoying the opportunity to meet new people. Each year, we try to enhance your experience, as well – adding seminars, excursions and new contests.
The NOVA Open demands a mandatory level of respect among all players. You MUST treat each other with respect. Cordial behavior is the one thing we ask from you in return for the time we spend preparing and improving the NOVA Open. Every year, we are seeing more and more new faces. The social component of this hobby, as personified by the NOVA Open standards, is separate and apart from “faceless” electronic gaming; it is the single most exciting reason to hold a Wargaming Convention.