November 1, 2019: Year 10; Edition 19
Hi, All ~

Thank you for following our newsletters. This has been one of our most enduring programs and, according to our annual survey, remains the primary media spot for our attendees to stay up on all things NOVA Open. Please join us in welcoming Tim French, who joins Adrienne Scales and Laurie in producing these biweekly publications. Have something interesting to add? Email newsletter@novaopen.com.

The work continues! NOVA Open's convention management system (NOMS) is the cornerstone of our organization, and we have Neil Gilstrap to thank for that. We are pleased to welcome Adam Kinder who is joining us this year to help further develop this proprietary platform.

Dylan Davis is an amazing graphic designer who has already stepped up to plan our 2020 campaign, the beginnings of which are clearly displayed in the newsletter header above. He is open to interviewing talented volunteers who would like to work with him throughout the year. Interested? Email customerservice@novaopen.com.

Lorton has been active since our return following NOVA Open 2019. Brian Boswell, Trevor Brown and Kyron Haines have been A-Team volunteers supporting the Exec Board and Operations in guiding activities there. In October, we also welcomed some new members into the family: Nathan Barker & Kirsten Jensen (who will marry this weekend!), as well as Justin Seara and Phillip Kent.

Lorton has one 2019 event remaining. If your calendar is open Saturday, November, 19, I'd love to see you there. Join our growing family by emailing: volunteers@novaopen.com.

While all this has been going on, the Executive Board and key program leads have been busy reviewing the survey, working with Hyatt to define new and additional space for possible expansions, developing new ideas for managing Capital Palette, vendors, seminars and volunteers, and planning key strategies for 2020.

Don't let the cold winter months ahead sidetrack you from volunteering with NOVA Open. Hanging out with the incredible people who help make this convention great has a weird way of keeping you warm!

Hope to see you soon,
Mike Brandt, NOVA Open CEO
IN THIS ISSUE
HOW TO GET INVOLVED



NOCF NEWS
COMMUNITY AT LARGE
2020 NOVA OPEN
GAME INFO
SEMINARS


CAPITAL PALETTE
VENDORS & SPONSORS
PHOTOS & VIDEOS
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:
SATURDAY - NOVEMBER 16 (10am - 3pm)

Time to put NOVA Open 2019 to bed. This will be the last Lorton event of the year. Help make this a fun social activity by showing up to help. Whether you are on the Exec Board, an event lead, interested in volunteering, or a core staffer, become a member of Lorton's A-Team on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16!

It's that time of year when we pack the units for their long winter hibernation. Weather will rule the day:

Planned projects include terrain repairs (think lots of glue and caulk). If it's a nice day and we're lucky enough to have a great turnout, paint touch ups could happen (think paintbrushes, airbrushes and rattle cans). We are also hoping to muscle and shuffle a few units to improve access.

Remember to RSVP when you receive your Evite . . . that is how we plan for great food and beverage!
Email: volunteers@novaopen.com if you wish to be added to the volunteer evite distro list.

Watch your inbox for the Evite invitation which usually lands the Monday or Tuesday of the same weekend Lorton events. If you don't receive your Evite, check your spam folder and then write volunteers@novaopen.com - we want you on the team!


NOVEMBER 16 - 10AM-3PM
RAIN OR SHINE
Park on any yellow painted curbs
Access Code Sent with Evite

8935 TELEGRAPH RD, LORTON, VA 22079
NOCF NEWS
The  NOVA Open Charitable Foundation   (NOCF) is looking for interested leaders to organize various raffles for the 2020 fundraising season. Please contact novacharities@gmail.com to share your ideas and availability.

If you have NOT signed on to support NOCF when you shop Amazon.com, consider doing it today. Click on the button below and - in one minute - become a regular contributor to the Gamer's Charity!

THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE
What's going on in the tabletop wargamnig community. Share important community information with NOVA Open and we'll try to publish it here!

2020 NOVA OPEN GAME INFO
(Pending)
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NOVA Open EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETS TOMORROW
Decisions Regarding Event Expansions Will Be Determined
Look for 2020 Information on Your System in the November 15 Newsletter!

The leads are already hard at work on their 2020 events
NOVA Open is finalizing space usage plans

If you'd like to share your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions, send to customerservice@novaopen.com.
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THE BUTTONS BELOW ARE NOT YET CLICK-READY

The leads are already hard at work on their 2020 events
NOVA Open is finalizing space usage plans

If you'd like to share your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions, send to customerservice@novaopen.com.

THE BUTTONS BELOW ARE NOT YET CLICK-READY

The leads are already hard at work on their 2020 events
NOVA Open is finalizing space usage plans

If you'd like to share your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions, send to customerservice@novaopen.com.

THE BUTTONS BELOW ARE NOT YET CLICK-READY

The leads are already hard at work on their 2020 events
NOVA Open is finalizing space usage plans

If you'd like to share your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions, send to customerservice@novaopen.com.

THE BUTTONS BELOW ARE NOT YET CLICK-READY

The leads are already hard at work on their 2020 events
NOVA Open is finalizing space usage plans

If you'd like to share your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions, send to customerservice@novaopen.com.

NOVA OPEN 2020 SEMINARS
The Seminar leads are currently planning
NOVA Open's 2020 class/seminar schedule.

Instructors who would like to return, and new instructors who would like to teach, are encouraged to contact customer service today.

Attendees with seminar and/or instructor recommendations,
we want to hear from you!


CAPITAL PALETTE
Dave Taylor and the Capital Palette team have already begun planning 2020.
If you'd like to share your thoughts, ideas, or suggestions, send to customerservice@novaopen.com
VENDORS AND SPONSORS
2019 Vendors Have Been Pinged
Wait Listed Vendors Will Be Emailed 11/14
Interested Vendors: Write Us Today!
VENDORS:
NOVA Open's Vendor Hall is limited. Our first priority is to bring all previous vendors back to continue their relationships with our attendees. Our second priority is to fill any gaps with new or wait-listed vendors who bring new and game-centric products to our attendees.

NOVA Open creates unique packages for each of its Vendors designed to enhance attendee experience while putting over thousands of customers in the hall for the length of the convention (Wed-Sun).

If you are a Vendor and would like to receive Vendor Information and an Application, write to vending@novaopen.com .

SPONSORS:
Many companies in the business of selling products and gaming aids to the tabletop wargaming community are not interested in or able to attend and vend at NOVA Open. For these companies, we offer sponsor packages which provide name and product placement, as well as product, in the hands of our attendees.

Sponsor packages include a wide variety of marketing opportunities for companies of all types and sizes. If you would like to become a NOVA Open sponsor, contact us today:

If you would like to inquire about Vendor space or sponsorship, please contact us at Vendor Opportunities
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Games Workshop
Fantasy Flight Games
Toledo Game Room
Steamforged Games
Corvus Belli
Atlantis Games and Comics
The Chance Cube
Secret Weapon Miniatures
Grex
Wyrd Miniatures
Powered Play Gaming
Crystal Brush
Firmer Terra
Stiff Neck Studios
Green Stuff World
The Army Painter
Privateer Press
Black Maria Designs
Mini Duels
Hampton Inn
Warlord Games
Forge World
Broken Egg Games
CMON
Florian Stitz
Victory Comics
Game Envy Creations
Anvil Eight Games
Printable Scenery
Tectonic Craft Studios
Tablewar
Crafted Storage
Andres Jimenez Design
Fallout Hobbies
Armor Class 10
TNT Laserworks
Epic Quest Master
Shadow's Edge Miniatures
Death Ray Designs
RMC Gaming
Breach Storm
Dad's Armies
Games and Gears
The Genesys Project
Historicon
The Magnet Baron
Redgrass Games
Slugfest Games
Third Eye Games
White Metal Games
Best Coast Pairings
Firelock Games
Creature Caster
NOVA OPEN 10th ANNIVERSARY CON PHOTOS ON FLICKR
Thanks to the amazing efforts of Chris Michaels and his photography team, we have hundreds of photos from the 10th anniversary of NOVA Open.