Thursday, June 29, 2017

Introducing the Team

Austin Crandell -> A 40K rules judge, and always willing to help out, for instance, helping out with sponsorship.  He helped us out last year, and we are thrilled he agreed to come back.

Brian Hunter -> Our AoS TO.  He is an elite painter, artist, and a frequent best painted winner at our local events.  He’s been organizing our local AoS escalation league, and has seen that game grow by leaps and bounds.  He’s agreed to help with some artwork for our T-Shirts, and is the driving force behind the Flying Monkey Wargaming podcast.  He brings a lot to our group, and we are happy he has agreed to help us out.

Duncan Ensminger -> Our location scout / manager, and a 40K rules judge.  He’s also done lots of our promotion work, and helped with sponsorship.  Duncan has been taking over increasing responsibility this year, and really contributed to making this event a success.  He also contributes to Flying Monkey Wargaming Podcast.

Jenna Graber -> She has been the all star this year for gathering sponsorship.  Of our 224 potential sponsors, she contacted 118 of them.   She is relatively new to wargaming, but ran our registration / scoring table last year, and we are fortunate to have her.

Matt Neely -> Our head 40K rules judge, reprising that role from last year.  Matt is our veteran of 40K events having been to more than the rest of us combined.  We are thrilled he is committed to our event, and are lucky to have him.  Also a host of the Flying Monkey Wargaming Podcast.

Troy Graber -> This year’s ringer.  He has helped organize Flying Monkey GT at every level, and was behind the amazing Sponsorship response at last year’s event.  He contributes to promotion, and tries to keep everything on schedule.

Our Charity Raffle Painters:  Brian Hunter, David Kohman, and William “Toby” Reece.

Our Terrain Specialists: Clifford McAllister, Jason Zimmerman, and Mike Grudowski

We’ve got numerous other contributors.  We wish we could name you all. Our team grows frequently.  It is our great people that are going to make this event so phenomenal.

We’ve still got 11 Heartless Tree Killer tickets for sale for our 40K champs.  Don’t miss out:

Monday, June 26, 2017

Thank you, Easy Roller Dice Co!

A big THANK YOU to Easy Roller Dice Co for their donation of a dice tray, dice cup, two 7-piece dice sets with bags, a reversible self-standing dice bag and their Legendary Copper Metal Dice Set with display box.  Please check out their website and see the excellent selection of dice and accessories they sell.  Thank you, Easy Roller Dice Co!!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Our Charity Raffle

A big Announcement for today.  We would like to thank Matt Neeley​ for getting us in contact with Passageways. Passageways is a local Wichita charity that helps Veterans and in particular homeless veterans in the Wichita area. They help them find jobs, homes, and vehicles. Anything they might need to get back on their feet. Our team thought this charity had an amazing mission and we want to help them in any way we can. All of the Proceeds of our Charity Raffles will be donated to Passageways. Check out their page for more details. We couldn't be more excited!

Flying Monkey Team

Update from the Monkeys

We've been working hard and accumulating sponsorship. It's actually coming in faster than last year. Look for Sponsorship announcements to start coming out as soon as we receive them in the mail. It's a daunting task, but we might even exceed last years amazing prize pool.

I think we can safely announce this years Primary Sponsor will be Wizard's Asylum, our local game store out of Wichita.

We've also been working on terrain. With the new requirements of 8th, we are going to lean more into line of sight blocking terrain, and we've been very fortunate to have contacts that are prepared to help us build and paint all of our new terrain. Expect this year's terrain to be a serious update from last year, and optimized for 8th edition. We will post pictures once we've got our 1st round of terrain all the way complete.

More tidbits:
1) Our pub crawl planning is progressing
2) We will have T-Shirts for sale soon.
3) Hotel recommendation will be up soon too.

Buy your tickets now, and you can still reserve you place as a "Heartless Tree Killer" complete with a preferred swag bag, and improved chances for winning our door prize drawings:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Blast from the Past!

Want to relive last year's GT?  Unsure what to expect at a GT?  Check out the pictures from last year's event here.

Check out our new venue!

As previously announced, we've booked the Sedgwick County Extension Center for the GT.  Click here for a look inside!