We are getting ready to have another FOW Game Day tomorrow at The Game Connection, but I thought I'd go ahead and post up something about our upcoming local miniatures convention.
Our group, Triangle Simulation Society (TSS), has been running a mainly historical miniatures convention (Southern Front) for over 20 years now and 4-5 years ago we had the idea to hold a second one that would be an "all inclusive" miniatures convention and thus was born Spring Fever!
At first mostly the same folks came to both conventions, but we did attract a few more sci-fi/fantasy genre games. I was actually exposed to 40K for the first time at our first Spring Fever convention and have enjoyed it in moderation since... :) The next year we hooked up with the Oak City Brawlers and their Warhammer Fantasy Battle tournament (Brawler Bash) they hold every year and we haven't looked back! This year's convention boasts two tournaments (Bash and a Warmachine event) and a fine mix of other games including some boardgames.
So if you happen to be in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area April 8-10 come on by and get some gaming in!