MACE 2019 CraftCon Event Schedule UPDATED

Fri – 3:00 PM-6:00 PM: Painting with the Crafting Muse

Join us as we paint a miniature from start to finish. Vee will take us step by step into a world of creation. She won’t brush you off. With her guidance, she shows us that even the unskilled can paint. Miniatures donated by Crippled God Foundry. Paints supplied by PLAID.

Fri – 3:00 PM-6:00 PM: Building a Better Beholder

Wyloch is preparing a class to show how easy it is to create your own monster. Don’t be beholden to anyone but yourself as we learn how to build a Beholder from scratch. Supplies will be provided. Just bring your skills and a willingness to learn. Paints supplied by PLAID.

Fri – 7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Crafting Meet ‘n Greet

Meet your heroes of Crafting for a 2 hour fun filled time of Questions, Answers and Jocularity. They have come from far and near to pass on their sage advice and wisdom. Fall on your knees before the likes of these GIANTS among mortals: Scotty – The DM’s Craft; Vee – The Crafting Muse; Bill – Wyloch’s Armory; Daniel – 3D Printed Tabletop; Gareth – The dmg.info; Jim – The Tabletop Engineer; Jeremy – Black Magic Craft; Miguel – mz4250 (twitter and Instagram)

Fri – 9:00 PM-11:00 PM: 3D Printing Introduction

Spend some time with Daniel Herrero and Miguel Zavala as they discuss the ins and outs of 3D printing. Join us for a live demonstration with time for Questions and discussion. Printed parts will be made for our Gaslands miniature game on Saturday night.

Fri – 11:00 PM-1:00 AM: Gaslands: Prepping your vehicle

James Floyd Kelly will review Gaslands, discussing the rules and gameplay as we choose cars, pimp them out and get them ready for the Saturday Gaslands game. Matchbox/HotWheels style cars will be provided but with a limited quantity. Paints supplied by PLAID.

Sat – 9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Forged In Foam

A chance for the attendees to show their skills. This contest is different from last year. In 2018, you had 22 hours to design and build terrain. This year, you will have approximately 3.5 hours to design and build a miniature diorama. Each contestant will randomly choose a miniature. Your diorama must be representative of the chosen miniature in design and construction. There is no cost to enter, but seating is limited. Only 16 slots are available. The winners will be judged by a select and secret group of professionals. Rules and Diorama Requirements will be revealed at the start of the contest. Prizes will be awarded. Paints supplied by PLAID. Additional Supplies Provided by THE ARMY PAINTER.

Sat – 2:00 PM-6:00 PM: Iron Chef: Craft Masters, The Guild Build, The Master’s of Crafting Craft-Off

Heavy is the head that wears the Foam Crown! Scotty, Vee, Gareth, Bill and Jeremy go head to head in this crafting Challenge. It is time to crown a leader among the masters. Someone to wear the crown of victory and to lord over the others with comments like, “Ha, Ha I’m better than you”, and “wow, yours looked so good, I don’t know how I won”.
So, who will win this test of skill? Who will become the greatest terrain master of the next few weeks? How long before some serious smack talk begins? Who will be victorious? Time, 4 hours of it, will tell. Come join us at MACE and see! Paints supplied by PLAID. Additional Supplies Provided by THE ARMY PAINTER.

Sat – 7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Sculpey Class

Charles Wolfe will show folks how to sculpt dungeon tiles. This 2 hour class will give you time to play with Sculpey and ask questions on carving techniques, mixing colors, painting and more.
Modeling material provided by SCULPEY

Sat – 9:00 PM-11:00 PM: Molding Class

Atlantic Dental Supply will show us how to create molds and cast terrain. We will use one of Charles’ tiles for our casting. This is a great opportunity to learn how to cast and create your own terrain. Supplies provided by ATLANTIC DENTAL SUPPLY.

Sun – 11:00 AM-3:00 PM: Bob Ross Painting with Mathew

Painting fun with happy little trees and Mathew. Have you ever wondered what was just over the hill in a Bob Ross painting? Well now we know….Dragons and other wonderful creatures. Join us as we learn there are no mistakes, just happy little accidents. Materials will be provided, just bring your painting hand.

 


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019 CraftCon Event Schedule Update – Build-a-Beholder

The illustrious Wyloch has volunteered to host a panel on how to build a a beholder Friday at 3 PM

10 seats MAX

You will be provided with all the necessary tools and supplies to craft your very own Beholder miniature from scratch! This class will be a real-time build, lead by Bill Buchanan of Wyloch’s Armory. Get in-person coaching on found-object crafting techniques. NOTE – Will includes the use of hot glue and sharp tools.


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019 CraftCon Event Schedule

Painting with the Crafting Muse

Miniature painting with Vee. Miniatures donated by Crippled God Foundry

Crafting Meet ‘n Greet

Meet your heroes of Crafting for a 2 hour fun filled time of Questions, Answers and Jocularity.

3D Printing Introduction

Spend some time with Daniel Herrero as he discusses the ins and outs of 3D printing. Join us for a live demonstration with time for Questions and discussion. Printed parts will be made for our Gaslands miniature game on Saturday night.

Gaslands : Preparing your vehicle

James Floyd Kelly will review Gaslands, discussing the rules and gameplay as we choose cars, pimp them out and get them ready for the Saturday Gaslands game.

Forged In Foam

A chance for the attendees to show their skills. This contest is different from last year. In 2018, you had 22 hours to design and build terrain. This year, you will have approximately 3.5 hours to design and build a miniature diorama. Each contestant will randomly choose a miniature. Your diorama must be representative of the chosen miniature in design and construction. There is no cost to enter, but seating is limited. Only 16 slots are available. The winners will be judged by a select and secret group of professionals. Prizes will be awarded.

Iron Chef: Craft Masters, The Guild Build, The Master’s of Crafting Craft-Off

Heavy is the head that wears the Foam Crown! Scotty, Vee, Gareth, Bill and Jeremy go head to head in this crafting Challenge. Who will be victorious? Time, 4 hours of it, will tell.

Sculpey Class

Charles Wolfe will show folks how to sculpt dungeon tiles.

Molding Class

Atlantic Dental Supply will show us how to create molds and cast terrain. We will use one of Charles’ tiles for our casting.

Bob Ross Painting with Mathew

Join Mathew Halstead, Certified Bob Ross Instructor and paint a classic Joy of Painting scene – with fantasy elements. Details will follow.


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019: Special Guest The Crafting Muse

We are pleased to announce the return of a very special guest at MACE 2019.  We’d like you all to give a warm welcome to The Crafting Muse back to MACE. We are excited to have her join us again this year. Now stay tuned for other announcements about contests and the like.

Crafting and arts have always been a part of my life. I grew up making and creating things for as long as I can remember. I also am an avid reader who loves fantasy works, so I already had a pretty good concept of many of the mythos and stories in D&D before even playing. Back in college, and soon after we got engaged, I would play Baldurs Gate and such with my husband on our PS2. It wasn’t until we had kids of our own, however, that I got fully immersed in the world of D&D and then began exploring other tabletop and roleplaying games. When my husband started doing papercraft for our table, I realized that much of what I knew and have done in the past could be put to use in creating more odds and ends for our terrain collection. Fast forward, I now have a YouTube channel, The Crafting Muse, devoted to creating terrain and scatter, showing how to paint minis, and enhancing game play with various accessories that can be used at the table. I love being a part of this community and look forward to even more amazing experiences as I share my videos with you all.

The Crafting Muse Youtube


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2019: Special Guest, DM Gareth Q Barrett

JustUs Productions is proud to announce The DMG himself, Gareth Q Barrett,  will be wandering the halls of MACE 2019 searching for minds to corrupt and dungeons to build. This wandering monster lurks in the depths of the Australian down underworld and originates from great veld plains of Africa. You may recognise it from its various lairs on YouTube: TheDMGinfo, Quest Givers and 7DSystem.

A problem solver and entrepreneur in information technology, media and marketing it owns two companies and manages many other unrelated YouTube lairs. Listed on IMDB for its short film “Claustrophobia”, it has produced over 40 short films and 2 documentaries as well as approximately 1,750 YouTube videos, 30 Instructional DVDs and various commercial and industrial video projects.

TheDMG created the wildly successful system neutral module “Under the Tavern”. A five-level monstrosity, with more twists and turns than a torture rack. Awarded “best module ever” by the YouTube comment section and the “so much fun” award by several Facebook posts.
It also built the 7DSystem role-playing game which one (unpaid) subscriber called “the greatest game ever made” and its mom referred to as “the first AND best roleplaying book I have ever read”.

Its diabolical nature is only matched by the craft-father DMScotty who feeds it maniacal plans and fiendish ideas, collectively they are known as Quest Givers! Each month, new system neutral modules emerge to torment players and guide game masters in an ongoing epic campaign.

This monster has also been featured in the Dragon+ Magazine-app-thingy for its cardboard building skills and some would say ‘dashing good looks’, although those people also hang around bubbling cauldrons and breed black cats. It also has a famous cat, but a small painting accident means it is no longer all black. Sharpen your blades, nock your arrows and gather your dice bags. It’s coming to town!


MACE 2019

November 08-10 2019
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE West 2019: Open Painting with Karen!

Once of our MACE craft-con participants from MACE 2018, Karen Montgomery, would like to host a open painting session at MACE West.  Paint your minis.  Paint your crafts.  Get tips from Karen who is a very skilled painter!    It will take place in the Ducker Tea room on Sat from 1 pm until whenever Karen wants to clean up and go to bed.

Painting supplies ARE NOT Supplied.  You must bring your own.   It’s a place for all of us who paint away in relative solitude.  A chance to come together and share tips and tricks and give and get feedback.


MACE West 2019

March 01-03 2019
Gaming in the Mountains!
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Asheville - Biltmore
Asheville, NC

MACE 2018: SCULPEY, SCULPEY, SCULPEY!!!

We are excited to offer another class at MACE this year. A SCULPEY CRAFTING class with Charles Wolfe.

We did it last year and it was well attended and thoroughly enjoyable. It will start at 7pm in the Board room.

Sculpey and tools will be provided. So join us and give your sculpting abilities a try!


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2018: Painting with Vee!

We are pleased to announce details of the Painting with Vee class panels.  First and foremost these classes will be sponsored by Crippled God Foundry. They will be supplying the miniatures for the class.

Crippled God Foundry is a group of friends who grew up with role-playing games, classic dungeon-crawl board games and everything related to fantasy & magic! Their vision is to bring that magical fantasy we all grew up with into your games & tables, in the form of high quality, resin, hand-crafted miniatures, terrain & accessories!  Everything they make is crafted by their own hands so they can ensure that all of their products meet your expectations!

There will be two classes

Saturday 1:30 – Base Painting Class (24 seats available)

Saturday 3:30 – Miniature Painting Class (16 seats available)

Please note that you must sign up to participate.  There are limited supplied thus limited seating.

To sign up, go to our OGRe site and go to the Panels/Non-Gaming Tab…

And Display Schedule.  The Painting Events will appear there.

Thanks to the lovely and very talented Vee for her willingness to do this.  This is a rare thing at MACE, so sign up when you have the opportunity!


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, NC

MACE 2018 Chopped Terrain Building Contest Prizes announced!

We are excited, pleased, and happy to announce the grand prize for our “CHOPPED” Terrain Building contest. A very huge and special thanks goes out to 3D Printed Tabletop (https://www.facebook.com/3dprintedtabletop/) and to Daniel Herrero for the donation of our prize.

DDRRUUMMMROLLL!!!!

We will be giving away an Ender 3 3D Printer. So get signed up an join us for the contest.

Here is the link to register and for more information about the contest.

We are also working out space and time for Daniel to do some demos and explain more about 3D printing.


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place

MACE 2018 Chopped Terrain Building Contest

22 Hours of Building Chaos

For this contest, a box of materials will be given to each entrant.   Included in the box will be building supplies, paints, tools, etc…   All the items in the box must be used to some extent, but do not need to be completely used. The contest will start at 9PM on Friday night and will run until 7PM Saturday.  All projects must be turned in by 7PM to be entered into the contest for judging. Judging will take place between 7PM and 8PM.

The cost to enter is $22 Pre-registration and $35 at the door.

You can register using the MACE + Chopped fee in Registration or, if you have already registered, you can use the Chopped only fee located there as well

There will need to be a minimum of 6 entries for the contest to take place and there will be a maximum of 22 total entries. Material Boxes can be picked up at the Meet and Greet on Friday night from 6PM to 9PM

The theme of the build is Fantasy – your traditional Tolkien, Conan, Game of Thrones Fantasy.   It can be almost anything imagined as long as it would be usable in a Fantasy Game.Some tools will be available for use in the Board room at the hotel.  This is the room where the Meet and Greet will take place as well as the Miniature Painting Demo/Class. There will be a Grand prize and maybe some smaller prizes.  These will be announce as we move forward.    Winner(s) will be announced shortly after the judging.

UPDATE:  Prize Information


MACE 2018

November 09-11 2018
The Best & Most Organized Carolina Gaming Con
Hilton Charlotte University Place