To complement CJ's excellent Grand Tribunal convention held in Cheltenham, UK, I am organizing a Regional Tribunal event in Berkeley, California the same weekend! This is an entirely Ars Magica focused gaming convention in Berkeley, California which will be held this summer. The dates are: Friday, August 15 through Sunday August 17. We will have games of Ars Magica and Grand Tribunal running all weekend, several Ars Magica authors and other guests of honor signing books and discussing Ars Magica past and present, and a charity prize raffle. I am also hoping to link up with the fine folks at the Grand Tribunal in the UK via webcam.
The event will be held at the UC Berkeley dormitories. Food and lodgings for the entire weekend, Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, will cost each attendee $200 for a shared double room, or $250 for a single. This also includes a ticket in the prize raffle. I prefer payment through PayPal at email@example.com, or you can also write me to ask where to send a check or money order. I have to turn in a complete attendance list by July 15, so that is my cutoff date for registration.
I can also accommodate a number of attendees who do not want to stay on site, perhaps because they live in the Bay Area and will simply go home at night. However, I don't know how many guests I am allowed to bring until I know how many attendees have reserved rooms. If you are interested in attending as a guest, let me know and I will put you on the waiting list and get back to you when I know how much it will cost and how many spots I have available. This will likely be in late July, between the 15th and the 31st.
As of 04/02, I currently have 11 confirmed attendees, 4 names on the guest list, and 4 others who are interested but not sure yet. If you're at all interested in joining us, please let me know so I can keep track of you as well. For more information as this event develops, watch the pages on the Grand Tribunal 2008 website:
[grandtribunal.ekkaia.org/page/Gr ... California](http://grandtribunal.ekkaia.org/page/Grand_Tribunal-California)
I hope to see many of you there!