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Diplomacy in the Land of Cotton

Grand Prix action heats up again next week at the venerable DixieCon in Chapel Hill, N.C. Peter Yeargin and I will be traveling there to represent the Weasels.

DixieCon has played host to four DipCons and two World DipCons. In recent years, it has been a major battleground in the Grand Prix. In each of the past four years, the DixieCon champion has won the Grand Prix.

Of course, the Grand Prix is only part of the draw for Peter and me. We’re also going to renew acquaintances with the friends we’ve made on the circuit, to sample the Saturday night barbecue, and to hit several of Chapel Hill’s finest drinking establishments.

If you’re interested in Diplomacy travel, there are a couple of good options in June, both near and far.

Origins, host of last year’s World DipCon, will be held (I think) June 24 to 26 in Columbus, Ohio. It’s the second leg of this year’s Central Shuffle. Sam Bassett and Don Glass both have expressed interest in attending.

The Boston Massacre will be held June 26 to 27 at a game store in Cambridge. Post in the Comments section if you’d like more information. The New Englanders sent three representatives to last year’s Weasel Moot. It would be nice to reciprocate by supporting the Massacre or Carnage (in November).

Join the discussion!

Find out more about an upcoming event or article, talk smack before a game, brag about your board top, or most likely, ask what on earth your fellow Weasels were thinking!

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  1. Jim O'Kelley

    Massacre details from host Melissa Call:
    [u][b]The Boston Massacre[/b][/u]
    [b]Dates:[/b] Saturday June 26th to Sunday June 27th
    [b]Place:[/b] Pandemonium Books and Games, 4 Pleasant St, Central Square, Cambridge MA
    02139
    [b]Cost:[/b] $25 for tournament or $10 per round

    [b]Times:[/b] Round 1 – Saturday 9am
    Round 2 – Saturday ~4pm
    Round 3 – Sunday 9am

    [b]Scoring and Prizes:[/b] Detour98F
    1st, 2nd, 3rd trophies
    Best Country Lobsters
    Best Survivor

    [b]Transport:[/b] Airports: BOS, PVD, MHT
    Bus routes serving Central Square: 1, 64, 83, CT1, 70A, 91, 47, 70
    [b]Subway:[/b] MBTA Red line, Central Square Stop
    [b]Carpool:[/b] email melissa_call@dfci.harvard.edu and we’ll see what we can set up
    [b]Parking:[/b] Saturday – Look for non-resident parking along Putnam Ave, and some spots along Western Ave
    Sunday – Open parking anywhere in Cambridge

    [b]Accommodation: [/b]
    [b]Cheapest:[/b] email melissa_call@dfci.harvard.edu for couch surfing options
    [b]Cheap: [/b] http://www.bostonhostel.org/fenway.shtml ($32 dorm -$109 twin per night)
    [b]Luxury:[/b]
    http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/overview/index.html?propertyID
    =3253 (from $168 tax incl per night – 1 king or 2 queens)

    [b]Tournament Dinner[/b]

    Friday June 25th – 6pm onwards – BBQ @ 6 Blackwood St #B2, Boston MA 02115. BYO
    drinks, Food provided.

    Drop me a line if you’re interested in coming and I can keep you updated with
    developments.

    Melissa

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