Much like Gary Con of the Midwest, in Lake Geneva, and North Texas RPG Con, in Irving, TX, there's an old school gaming event in New York City celebrating gaming and the legacy of Dave Arneson, one of the progenitors of tabletop roleplaying games. It's the Annual NYC Arneson Memorial Gameday. The event will take place next on October 1, 2011 (Arneson was born on October 1st) at the Brooklyn Strategist, a "unique, community-based, interactive board and card-game center, café and social club." Some of the offerings includes -
• Michael Curtis will be running games of Stonehell Dungeon
• Joseph Bloch will be running games of Adventures Dark & Deep, and will have a new version of the Bestiary
• Luke Crane will be running games of DNA/DOA using a hack of Burning Wheel Gold
• Darren Watts will be running games of Lucha Libre for the HERO System
• Tavis Allison and others will be running games of the soon to be published Adventurer Conqueror King
• Paul Hughes will be running 4E using his poster of the OD&D random monster charts
• Daniel Boggs can't make it, but will be writing a piece for the program book and sending a single-volume collection of Dragons at Dawn & its first sequel
• Panel discussion about Arneson's legacy and how it's shaped modern culture; panelists will include journalists Ethan Gilsdorf (Wired, Salon) and David Ewalt (Forbes).
If you are in the area, this will be an event you don't want to miss!