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Announcing Scrum Con 2021



Although we can see a day sometime later this year when the pandemic might finally loosen its clutches on all of us gamers longing to meet around the table, for most of us that time looks like a few month in the offing.

When 2021 began and the Second Saturday Scrum Club didn't have our usual Scrum Con to look forward to in February, we decided we just couldn't let the year go by without holding some sort of gaming event, even if we had to make it a virtual one. Held on the last weekend of February, Scrum Con 2020 managed to sneak in just before the pandemic hit, and we came out of that event with all sorts of enthusiasm for continuing to grow Scrum Con in our new location at the Silver Spring Civic Center. We're going to continue to work toward that goal in 2022, but we just can't stand the thought of skipping a year and not hosting something under the Scrum Con banner in 2021. For those of you who have been simply too far away to travel to Washington, DC to attend our past Scrum Cons, here's your chance to join us from your quarantined couch anywhere around the globe!

This weekend we launched a great new Scrum Con website (thanks to fellow Scrummer John Sears), and opened up registration to a whole slate of great looking games. If you're interested in playing in them, I'd head over soon to Scrum-Con.com because the games are already starting to fill.

As in the past we're honored to include some special guests to the convention. Returning this year is Ed Stark (creative director of D&D 3/3.5), who will be running a session of Dungeons and Dragons. We've also managed to convince Dirk the Dice of the Grognard Files fame to ignore the time zone differences between the U.S. East Coast and the United Kingdom and run a game of Gamma World at our con.

Ed Stark, creative director on D&D 3/3.5 edition.
Dirk the Dice, host of the Grognard Files podcast.

In addition to the games we already have on the schedule, we’ll also be featuring a series of gaming-related workshops and seminars (sign up for the Scrum Con newsletter to be kept apprised of developments on that front).

To give everybody a shot at getting in on the fun, we are currently asking attendees to limit themselves to two games when they register. If we find ourselves with unfilled game seats in the final few days before the convention, we will send an announcement via the newsletter and open the games up to already registered attendees who are interested in playing in even more games.

You’ll also want to periodically check in on our vendors page, as we recruit more and more of them to offer special attendee-only discount codes that can be used over the weekend.

Finally, we are looking into adding some laidback social activities for registered attendees, perhaps on Friday night before the games kick off or Sunday evening, as we all unwind. Again, more details to follow.

And as we always do, we've designed a t-shirt for this year's convention! Dig that 8-bit wraith rider logo, an homage to gaming online this year! Order yours at our site store and have it shipped directly to your home!

Designed by convention co-organizer John Sears!


Please spread the word to your friends and on social media to help us keep this convention going until we get to the other side of the pandemic. And don't fret, we’re already exploring how to make an in-person Scrum Con in early 2022 bigger and better than any of our past gatherings.

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