"Where the West Begins"
304 Houston Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Phone: (817) 289-2400
Convention Dates: May 17-19, 2013
Texicon goes Orange! This is to represent the focus for this year on Miniatures Games. Never fear, we will still have plenty for
the Role Playing and Board Game enthusiast too.
Every year, Texicon holds a Lost Worlds tournament. This is a chance for gamers to meet and have fun. Lost Worlds is unique in that it's a Board Game,
Miniatures Game, and RPG all rolled into one. This means that every gamer will enjoy it. Check out the Lost Worlds tournament and the prizes that winners
Seminars: I, Kevin, also work hard to bring attendees Seminars. The last two years in a row, very few came. I, Kevin, believe in Seminars.
They provide an opportunity for experts in gaming to share their knowledge. I also work hard to schedule them in between sessions so that
everyone can attend. Hopefully, we will eventually have seminars all the time and in their own room. So, come to the Seminars and learn
something that may very well prove vital or life changing.
Hello and welcome to the Texicon home page. To the left, you will find all of the links that you need. We have organized them
according to need. We have an announcements page that keeps everyone up to date on the latest happenings for the
convention. If something is very important, we will put it on the home page.
Pre-Registration for Texicon Closes 05 May 2013 at 11:59pm.
Registration for the FoW Central Region Challenge is now open.
Click Here to go to Pre-Register for the FoW Tournament. Please note: Space for this event is limited, register early!
Pre-registration for Flames of War does not close until 16 May 2013.
|Texicon is proud to announce its focus for
the next three years is...
Table-Top Gaming is Educational
We decided that it was important to bring this aspect of gaming to the fore-front.
Texicon is looking for GMs. If you are interested in hosting an event at Texicon please contact the appropriate Magnate.
Miniatures: Karl Pajak (Miniatures Magnate Pro-Tem): email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Role-Play (RPG): Rollin Kearley (Role-Play Magnate) email: email@example.com
Board Games: Tiffany Franzoni (Board Game Magnate) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Here to learn more about being a GM.
DFW Nerd Night is a great group of gamers. They are dedicated to
introducing people to gaming AND raising money for charities. This
unique combination of play and help makes Texicon proud to have
them join us in 2013. These fun filled people can take even the
most tragic situation and fill it with joy, thus relieving some of the
burden people are going through. For more information, or to join
them in their quest please go to their face book page. Click Here to
go there and to learn more about this fabulous organization.
Announcements Page updated on: 01 May 2013
North Texas RPG Con is in its
5th year. Congratulations
For those of you who are not
familiar with NTRPG Con let us
introduce them. This
convention hosts Role-Play
games of all sorts. Its main
focus is "Old School" RPGs.
These games are a lot different
than the D20 systems of
today. If you play RPGs of any
sort, but have not experienced
a Role-Play game that was
made in the golden age of
RPGs, then you have missed
I, Kevin, have tried all sorts of RPGs, but these beauties are my
favorite. I personally play AD&D 1st ed. only. Sometimes, my brother
can get me to play 2nd ed., but usually not.
If you are into RPGs of any type, let me tell you, I have seen it first
hand. They have it.
To further pique your interest, here is the list of this year's special
guests that will be at NTRPG Con:
Jason Braun, David 'Zeb' Cook, Jeff Dee, Jeff Easley, Jennell
Jaquays, Timothy Kask, Peter Kerestan, Doug Kovacs, Robert Kuntz,
"Diesel" LaForce, Rick Loomis, Steve Marsh, Frank Mentzer, Erol
Otus, Dr. Dennis Sustare, Ken St. Andre, James M. Ward, Steve
Dates and times:
Thursday June 6, 2013 @ 1300 until Sunday June 9, 2013 @ 1800
The National WWII Museum hosts this fabulous miniatures
convention in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dates: August 9-11, 2013
- All participants gain entry to the museum.
- There will be Lectures on WWII History and game design by
- award-winning historians and designers!
- All of the games will span all years and theaters of operation:
- Land, Sea,and Air!
"New Orleans, LA is just a non-stop flight away. Don't miss it."
For more information Click Here to visit the museum's website.
Nothin' like Grapes straight off the Vine.
Flyer Contest - Texicon continues in 2013 the Flyer Contest. What is it? Click Here to learn more about it. You could win $100.
|Click Here to find out more about Bayou Wars on Facebook
Using historical miniatures in the classroom enhances the learning process by allowing students the touch and see method of
learning. If the students are also painting the miniatures then using them in a wargame, they not only get to research the
uniforms of the time to paint them but also learn some tactics of how the particular armies worked on the battlefield. Albeit, as far
as we understand how those armies worked on the battlefield from our research.
The added benefits of using wargaming miniatures in the classroom where the students does the research to paint their
miniatures it helps to reinforce the basics of learning, ie, math (running the combat results tables with modifiers), reading
(understanding the rules, CRT, and uniform research) and writing (recording the uniform colors, creating an army orbit and
drawing out battle plans). And by painting the miniatures the student gets the benefit of eye hand coordination, and playing the
game helps with social interaction and working with a team.
Not only all of the above but it is fun and the student is learning while not really knowing that they are learning they are just
|Why are Miniatures Wargaming Educational?
Texicon is happy to announce that Steve Miller will be coming to
Texicon 2013. Steve is one of the Skirmish game day
organizers. He is also part of DFW Irregulars and LSHM DFW,
and to top it off, Steve is a really great guy.
The amazing historical games that he runs with his attention to
detail, painting technique, terrain, and accuracy make him a
valued member of the miniatures historical community in DFW.
We are excited to have such an expert joining us this year.
He will be running All the Kings Men on Sunday.
For more information on Skirmish Click Here.
For more information on DFW Irregulars Click Here.
Friday 8:00am - Sunday 6:00pm
The rules for the Steve Jackson Games Killer Game are posted.
Click Here to
go to that page.
DFW Nerd Night announced that the charity chosen is The Art Station.
Click Here to go to the Art Station's website.
The Art Station's Mission
The Art Station mission is to provide a safe and encouraging
environment where art making can be used to promote
personal growth, uplift our hearts and help heal our minds
The Art Station's Vision
Our vision is to provide, promote and advocate for the use of
art therapy in the Fort Worth community. We believe that the
process of art-making within the therapeutic relationship is an
effective, and often necessary, method of treatment and
strive to make art therapy services available to all people in
need of such treatment.
The Art Station encourages and facilitates the participation of
educators and counselors in art therapy training. We will act
as a resource for information relating to art therapy and
educate the public about art therapy.
Dealer Room Hours:
|WE have photos from 2013 up. It's only a few.
More to come soon.
The "Doctored" photos will take 3 months to get up.
Click Here to see the photos from Friday.