Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Final TableTop Day on Top of the World donation tally to Meow Cat Rescue: $3574.77

Yes, you read that right. We will be donating over $3500 to Meow Cat Rescue early next week. The tabletop gaming community rocks! We, and especially the kitties that you're helping, are extremely grateful!

Now go play some games.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

That's a wrap!

Whew!  Another TableTop Day in the books, and what a day it was!  When all is said and done, we will probably be donating well over $2000 to Meow Cat Rescue.  This just goes to show, for the millionth time, how amazing the gaming community is.  Thank you one and all for all of your generous support--you all should be proud of yourselves!

Just a few housekeeping items:

Your gaming vouchers are still good through this weekend!  If you haven't used them yet, just stop by The Dreaming's main store at 5226 University Way NE.  They're open until 7 on Saturday and until 5 on Sunday. If they don't have a game you want, they'll order it for you.  Rumor has it that they have a new shipment arriving on Friday...

If you won something and haven't received it, please contact Matt ( and let him know.  If you entered the "invite/share/tweet" contest before the event, check the thread on the original facebook invite.  Scroll down and find the official "I entered the spread the word contest" thread to see if you won and/or if I owe you anything else.

Our next big event is the Thursday, August 28, which is the Thursday before Labor Day weekend and the night before PAX starts.  Join us as we ring in PAX with our Pre-PAX Sky High Tabletop Play benefiting Food Lifeline! This is our signature event of the year, and you won't want to miss it.  Please Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter to stay in the loop so you don't miss out!

Until next time, keep doing as Wil Wheaton says...

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Some pictures from TableTop Day posted

There are some pictures from Larena Hatley's camera posted to the Dawgsled Events Facebook page. There are kitties! Please feel free to tag yourself.

Click here to see them.

Friday, April 4, 2014

3 tickets left EDIT: Sold out!

UPDATE -- we just sold out. Waitlist requests will be seriously considered in the morning, but they may not be processed until 10:00, so please read below before acting. ---- There are exactly 3 tickets left.  One way or another, sales end at 9:00 tomorrow morning, because that's when I'm printing the manifests.  If you go to the ticketing site and find it sold out, you may still add yourself to the waitlist.  Here's the thing about the waitlist, though:  If I "accept" your waitlist request, it processes your credit card payment right then and there.  Therefore, if you want to be considered, please email with one of the two following messages:  1) YES, please process my request no matter what, or 2) Please call me at xxx-xxx-xxxx to confirm that I still want to go before processing my request.  If you don't email me, I'll assume you're in the #2 camp, and since I won't have your phone number, I won't process your request.

Tomorrow is TableTop Day!!

Hello tabletop gamers!

Tomorrow is the big day, so here are some important information for ticketholders for tomorrow.

General Schedule:  Even though we will be able to game for 12 hours straight, in reality, tomorrow is two separate events strung back to back.  The first, from 11:00-5:00, is TableTop Day on Top of the World.  This is what you paid for.  Lunch will be served at 12:30, game demos will be going on all afternoon, kitties will be onsite, etc.  The evening event is an expanded version of our monthly game night (CTC Nerd Night XI), meaning that food will be available but is NOT INCLUDED with the purchase price of your ticket for the afternoon event.

Parking:  Lots of people have asked about this.  Parking in the CTC garage is a flat $9 all day on weekends.  We learned the hard way at the last event that staying past midnight means you incur charges for the next day as well, so make sure you keep track of time if you plan to stay late.

Public Transportation:  If you will be busing it in, the nearest transit tunnel station is Pioneer Square station.  The address of the Columbia Tower is 701 5th Avenue.  For those unfamiliar, you may use the King Country Metro Trip Planner to help you plan your route.

Ticketing/Check-in:  We will have an electronic check-in station from 11:00-12:00 on the 40th floor (the "transfer floor" at CTC).  You'll pick up your wristband (which must be worn during the event) and gaming vouchers (more on them below) at this time.  If you plan to arrive after 12:00, be sure to print out and bring your paper ticket.  Check-in for late arrivers will be at the 75th floor concierge desk, and will not be electronic.

Speaking of tickets:  CTC has granted us 10 more spots, so we have 15 tickets left.  The cutoff point is 9:00 AM Saturday.  You can still win games if you help us spread the word on this.  Please refer to this post for more information.  This will close at 5:00 Friday evening, and the drawing will happen tonight.

Gaming Vouchers:  For those that purchased them, you will receive 2 $10 vouchers good for purchasing games at The Dreaming's pop-up store at the event.  Please keep in mind that these can't be used together on the same game--one voucher per game.  Also, if you don't get a chance to use these at the event, they are good for up to a week at The Dreaming's store on University Avenue for any game valued at $30 or more.

Gaming Library:  Yes, we will have one.  You are also welcome and encouraged to bring your own games.  Have fun and enjoy, but please remember to treat other people's games as if they were your own (i.e. obey Wheaton's Law).

Dress Code:  The daytime event is a private event, so strictly speaking, there is none,  However, we do ask that you make sure that you don't wear anything that muggles will find offensive.  If you plan to stay for the evening session, please make sure you adhere to the following:  No shorts, no flip flops, no baseball caps, no ripped jeans, no muscle shirts/tank tops, and no vulgar language on your clothing.

Drinks!  Drinks will be available for purchase at the event!  We have several geek-themed signature drinks.  If you missed it, please read this post from last week on our homepage for more info.

Any other questions?  Best thing to do is post it to our Facebook event.  Someone in the know will usually respond pretty quickly.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cute SpokesKitties!

It's come to our attention that not everyone realized that there WILL BE KITTIES present at this event! Meow Cat Rescue is bringing adorable SpokesKitties for everyone to enjoy, and they will be onsite from 1:30-3:30. If you're allergic, don't worry--they will be safely tucked away in their own room, away from both of the main gaming areas. Make sure to stop by and pay them a visit!

YES, we will have the TableTop Day goodies at our event!

First of all, we only have 12 tickets left! If you're planning on coming, don't wait--click here to get your tickets now!

Thanks to Uncle's Games in Bellevue, we will have the SWAG that Wil Wheaton talks about in this video:

A few lucky guests will win some of the SWAG featured in this video. In addition, we are devising a fair and equitable "KickStarter-esque" way for those that are willing to give a little extra to the kitties to get their hands on this stuff--and possibly win some bigger games in the process.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TableTop Day Floorplan

This is always one of the most fun things to post: The floorplan for our event! Click on the small image below to bring up a bigger one.

A limited number of tickets are still available as of the time of this post.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Event is now 80% 85% 90% sold out!

In our current configuration, our event is now 80% 85% 90% sold out! If you don't have your tickets yet, get them quickly! Click here to be redirected to the ticket sales page.

If we sell these out quickly, we may be able to go back to the Columbia Tower Club and negotiate for them to open up more space, but it's not guaranteed. Also, tickets will very likely not be available at the door, but if they are, they will be extremely limited and will cost $50. Best to avoid this hassle and make sure you secure yours in advance.

Current ticketholders will receive an email on Friday with all the details (parking, where to go on Saturday morning, etc). Stay tuned!