More SDHistCon Winter Quarters 2024 events to check out!

We’re less than a week from the first SDHist event of the year, online convention SDHistCon Winter Quarters 2024 on Saturday, Feb. 3. Badges are still available, but are limited, so if you would like to reserve your spot, do so now!

Event registration is open now as well. The current lineup of SDHistCon Winter Quarters 2024 events can be seen here. More still may be added ahead of the convention, so make sure to keep an eye on that page. All events are intended to be able to be watched by as many people as are interested, with volunteers to play for particular events selected in-event as appropriate, so event tickets are not required, but they are helpful to help us gauge interest. We previewed some events last week; here’s a look at some more of the events set for Saturday, in descending time order, but make sure to check out the full schedule for more.

Iron, Blood, Snow and Mud demo: In an event aimed at both our European participants and anyone else who wants to wake up early, James Buckley of publisher PHALANX will demonstrate Guglielmo Duccoli’s quick-playing (60-90 minute) WWII East Front game (2023, PHALANX.: 10 a.m. GMT/5 a.m. ET/2 a.m. PT, also running a second session at 7 p.m. GMT/2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.)

European coffee with Fred Serval: Also for European attendees and early birds, designer and host of the Homo Ludens YouTube channel Fred Serval (Red Flag over Paris, A Gest of Robin Hood) will host a session of conversation about the day’s upcoming events and more. (11 a.m. GMT/6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT.)

Rebel Fury demo: Designer Mark Herman (We The People, Churchill, Pericles) will show off his upcoming American Civil War game (2024, GMT Games), which adapts his Gettysburg system to the battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Chancellorsville, and Fredericksburg (solitaire). (Noon GMT/7 a.m. ET/4 a.m. PT.)

Infernal Machine demo: Designer Jeremy White (Atlantic ChaseSkies Above The Reich) will walk attendees through his upcoming design (2024, GMT Games, with Ed Ostermeyer) on American Civil War submarines. (5 p.m. GMT/noon ET/9 a.m. PT.)

Summit Award panel: SDHistCon board member and designer Dan Bullock (No Motherland WithoutThe Gods Will Have Blood) talks to 2023 Summit Award winner Tory Brown (Votes for Women) and finalists Rob DeLeskie (Fire & Stone: Siege of Vienna 1683), Taylor Shuss (Stonewall Uprising), and Cole Wehrle (John Company: Second Edition) on those designs and what they’re working on now. (5 p.m. GMT/noon ET/9 a.m. PT.)

Mike Rinella interview: Grant Linneberg of Pushing Cardboard interviews designer Mike Rinella (Shifting Sands: The Campaign for North Africa 1940-1943, Monty’s Gamble: Market Garden, Stalingrad: Advance to the Volga, 1942) on his career and area-impulse historical games. (11 p.m. GMT/6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.)

These are just a few of the events we currently have available. To make sure you don’t miss out on this exciting all-day event on Feb. 3, reserve your badge now!