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Upper Deck gives away special edition WoW Mini at GTS

At next week’s GAMA Trade Show (GTS) in Las Vegas, the Upper Deck Company will be giving away a special edition of one of its World of Warcraft minis — the Ethereal Crypt Raider — from its Spoils of War Set 2 release.

This preview mini giveaway (one per hobby store) will only be available to hobby shop owners who attend Upper Deck’s 2009 Brand Presentation on Tuesday, April 14, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in the Platinum Room at GTS.

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Battlefront Group shows secret Flames of War project, more at GTS

From Battlefront Miniatures:

The Battlefront family will be attending the 2009 GAMA trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 14th to the 17th.  Battlefront Miniatures, Gale Force Nine and Wargames Illustrated will all be in attendance this year.

For everyone attending the show, we encourage you to stop by the booth. Not only do we have a great giveaway bag loaded with a River of Heroes book for Flames of War, custom TAC template from GF9 and a retailer resource disk from Wargames Illustrated, but we also have senior management from all brands on site to answer any questions you might have.

Just a few great things to see at the booth:

* 25/28mm scale pre-painted scenery sets coming from GF9
* New format and feel of Wargames Illustrated magazine
* A super secret project for Flames of War
* and a few more things you will definitely not want to miss!

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Charity Auction in memory of Dave Arneson

GAMA will hold a silent charity auction in memory of Dave Arneson at the GAMA Trade Show (GTS). We are currently looking for donations to the auction.

If you’d like to donate an item for the auction, please contact Trey Reilly (programs@gama.org) with the details of your donation.

Please bring the items with you to GTS. If you’re unable to attend GTS this year but still wish to donate an item to the auction, please contact Trey to make arrangements for shipping.

Bidding for items will begin on Tuesday, April 14. The auction will end at 6pm on Thursday, April 16. More details will be announced at the show.

His family has yet to apprise us of which charity he favored, but we’ll have that information soon.

Thank you in advance to everyone who donates, and thank you to everyone who participates!

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Special dining deals at GTS 2009

Eat in style, enjoy conversation with fellow industry members, and even save money at the same time!

Thanks to our friends at Bally’s and Paris, GTS attendees can enjoy some great dining options during the show. Check out these special deals available at the GTS Registration Desk:

* The famous Le Village Buffet at Paris Las Vegas will set aside a special seating area for GTS attendees. Enjoy industry-exclusive seating by purchasing your buffet tickets at the GTS Registration Desk.

* Want to pamper your whole crew at the delectable Bally’s Steakhouse? GAMA and Bally’s have a deal for you! Purchase a special discount gift certificate for the Bally’s Steakhouse at the GTS Registration Desk and save big!

We’ll announce even more groups discounts and other specials during the show, so check the signs at the GTS Registration Desk for daily updates.

See you next week at this year’s GAMA Trade Show!

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GTS 2009 Show Book now available

GAMA proudly announces the posting of our GTS 2009 Show Book. Included you’ll find exhibitor info, information on the Great GAMA Giveaway, our Schedule of Events and much more. To view the GTS Book you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Knowing that the strength of our seminars rests on the knowledegable and talented people who give them, we collected brief biographies for our many seminar speakers for you to view. Take a look at the some of the industry talent appearing on the 2009 schedule.

Still haven’t finalized your plans? There’s still time! Make your hotel reservations (and get your two FREE Paris Buffet coupons by staying in the block), register on-site, and learn how to protect your business and navigate the dangerous currents of today’s retail environment.

We’ll see you at GTS 2009!

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Announce your GRD board candidacy by April 3!

You have something to say — so say it! Make a difference for retailers throughout our industry by joining the GAMA Retail Division board. Announce your candidacy for a GRD Board position by posting a message on the Game Industry Network (GIN) discussion board by April 3, 2009.

Your post should include three things:

  • a brief biography/resume
  • your goals in serving on the Board
  • your ideas for how the GRD can help its members’ businesses.

Each post will be its own thread, and other members should feel free to respond with questions to the candidates to help them with their decisions.

The deadline for declaring candidacy on the GIN will be Friday, April 3, 2009, so submit your information today!

See the complete rules and information about this year’s GRD election process here.

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Get two shows for the price of one at GTS 2009

Double the value and double the profit potential of your time at the GAMA Trade Show (GTS)!  Again this year, GAMA and the National Retail Hobby Stores Association (NRHSA) team up to bring you two shows for the price of one.

The value begins with your admission to the full track of seminars and the exciting exhibit hall at GTS 2009. Then your your value doubles as you visit the NRHSA Table Top Expo. There, you get a look at the latest products in the hobby industry, including trains, R/C, models, slot cars, and more, plus access to their seminar series. Continue reading

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