Many of you will know that I am the TO for Feast of Blades, an annual GT/ Con that happens each year in the fall at Denver, CO. Well, I am proud to announce that it has officially grown from a one state event, to a truly national event.
Explaining the picture above:
Red: States where qualifiers were held our first year.
Orange: States where qualifiers were held our second year.
Green: States where qualifiers will be held our third year (As of dec 11, 2011)
I have always said that I would only grow this event as long as the players were pulling it from me. I wouldn't push this onto a public that didn't want to have this kind of event. As time has gone on I have received dozens of emails that essentially asked "Why don't you have a qualifier in ___ state?" In fact I have heard of some people driving several hours just to get to a qualifier location, cool!
While I love to hear those stories, I would much rather have a location near you. Granted that even if there is a qualifier in your state there could still be a hefty drive, but as years go by we will better support each state.
Why Feast of Blades?
"Imagine if 'Ard boyz was done proper and you would have Feast of Blades," - Tasty Taste
At first this was intended to provide a State Champion for Colorado; but as it has grown I have seen that players want a tournament that does for the nation what Feast originally set out to do for Colorado. Yes, I mean provide a FoB National Champion based off a 'season,' of qualifiers and then a finals 'playoff.'
I am really excited for next year. This year we learned some very important lessons and will be making many improvements to the overall system so it is a better experience for all those involved.
If your state in in black in the above picture and you think it shouldn't be please let me know (feastofblades (at) gmail (dot)com).
Here is a list of the states we currently have state reps and stores in, if you go to Feastofblades.com you can get the contact info for the state rep in your area.
West Coast Region:
Southern California (Looking for Central Cal rep)
Mountain West Region:
Illinois (we have a store, but are looking for an IL state rep)
East Coast Region:
We are still open to adding states, so as I said earlier if you would like to add your state please send an email to the email address above. Thank you.
What are your thoughts on this event growing like this?
Honor your chapter!