The Corvus Belli seminar was the key show for us when we planned and it was top of our list. We decided as we (well me, Ontos was DD) poured ourselves into our room, post drinking with folks, that the painting event was not worth better driving conditions so we made the call to leave the next afternoon.
|Dozer waiting for the seminar to start|
|GENCON Corvus Beli Seminar 2016|
Dozer is drinking is Coffee while everyone else gawks
|Javier G. Ureña @ work|
Note the 'work' he is working on
The seminar started off with updates on how the company is doing.
|CEO Fernando Liste @ work|
Note where his desk is located
Hearing this was awesome for me. As a trainer by profession I love organizations that invest in people.
We also got to see how Fernando Liste does business. Carlos even mentioned that the CEO has his desk in the cubicle farm along the rest of the Corvus Beli employees.
Leading from the trenches is not a style I expect to see and yet I'm not surprised that Covus Beli who only two years ago were breaking into employee numbers of 20 is now in the 50s. This style of leadership gives a sense of a healthy company.
Makes me like this company more and more and it shows a human side instead of a more corporate side with some other companies like Games Workshop.
He then showed off ten new ideas floating around the company including a fantasy game... again only ideas. Carlos said it was shameless marketing and walked us through all ten ideas.
Carlos gave us a preview of the upcoming Manga which looks awesome. Every time I see another bit or piece of the Manga the more I'm impressed. It has a real 80s/90s feel to the style and art. The artist looks like he was influenced by Katsuhiro Otomo, Masamune Shirow, and Kenichi Sonoda all who I am a fan of.
|New Bakunin Starter Box|
My favorites of the showcase were the Nomads in particular the new Bakunin starter box. It's sporting my favorite mini the Sin-Eater, 2 Moderators, a Riot-Grrl (with new sculpt), a new Reverend Moira (to add to my SWC box), and a new Die Morlock.
|SWAST 3D Render|
It looks awesome.
I can't wait for it's release and the release of the new Bakunin starter to add to my ranks of Nomads. I have a love for the other two but my true loyalties are found in the Vaudeville's Bouboutiques.
Corvus Beli did everyone at the seminar a solid and we all got a copy of the last year's GENCON miniature Van Zant.
At the end of the seminar a few folks had to rush off and get ready for the final Infinity tournament that afternoon. I lingered a bit with Ontos and we took time to say goodbye to all the folks we had met and/or got drunk with through the week. Ontos snagged a photo with the gents at Maya Cast and I made sure to say cheers to Ian (from my interlude post).
We hit the vendors hall one more time. I tried to snag the last of the major shopping list that was given to me. Only Yasha and Sarge were left without a treat and some folks had to settle for different pick ups. I even missed out on snagging a Alpha Bag from Battlefoam because I was so busy on Friday playing Infinity and Thursday was a mad house.
|Tom, Dozer, Ontos, and Kip|
GENCON 2016 was slick
GENCON 2016 was over and we were already in the planning for next year.
Next Post is a slew of image dumps and shorts that didn't make it into the last couple of posts.