Naval Gaming Convention
NAVCON is exclusively dedicated to NAVAL wargaming encompassing miniatures,
card games, and more of all Eras - from Ancients,
Friday, October 3
Saturday, October 4
Sunday, October 5
|7pm - 12am
8am - 12am
9am - 5pm
Gaming events are now available on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!
Admission: $12 - Adult (18 or Older), $6 - Students and Active Military
Salvation Army Community Center
8853 S. Howell
Oak Creek, Wisconsin
|Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1400 W. Zellman Ct.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
|Within walking distance of Starbucks, Panera, Dairy Queen, Quizno's, Papa John's, Chipotle, and McDonald's.
||Hotel provides discounted rates for NAVCON attendees.
Active Duty Military Personnel
Show your military ID
at registration and
and attend for half of the standard admission!
The following Flickr photo galleries from NAVCON events are courtesy of Jeff Knudsen:
NAVCON 2010 Photos
NAVCON 2011 Photos
NAVCON 2012 Photos
NAVCON 2013 Photos
Access the current catalog of events for NAVCON 2014! Catalog will be updated as event submissions are processed.
2014 Events Catalog (.XLS) (Updated: 9/22/14)
Want to run a naval game? Now is the time to submit your events for NAVCON!
If you have a larger than average, and/or longer than average scenario, this is your
NAVCON has the space and the time for such events and is especially
interested in accepting them.
To submit an event or any questions regarding events, contact the event coordinator:
Guest of Honor
NAVCON's special guest for 2014 is Jack Greene. Jack is a graduate of Whitman College with a BA in History. A native of California, he has written on a wide range of naval, military and wargaming subjects for over a dozen magazinesincluding Warship International, The Mariner’s Mirror, Strategy & Tactics and Command and has designed 12 published wargames. He has worked with three game companies including The Avalon Hill Game Company, was a partner in Paper Wars and founded Quarterdeck Games.
Jack's game design IRONBOTTOM SOUND won a Charles Roberts award in 1982. He has self-published two pamphlets, Handbook on the Italian Army in World War II (1988) and Mare Nostrum (1990). He and Alessandro Massignani have co-authored five books. A 1990 inductee into the Charles S. Roberts Hall of Fame, he also speaks on military, political and environmental topics at conventions and local service clubs and on local radio, including a long running 4th of July radio program.
Jack will be presenting in the NAVCON war college as well as demoing the game Fleet Admiral II: The Battle of Jutland at NAVCON!
Besides wargaming, NAVCON provides a more traditional means of learning. A convention like NAVCON provides an opportunity to hold seminars about naval warfare. Starting a few years ago, NAVCON has offered its own War College with lectures on naval subjects. For 2014, this continues!
Battleships, Jutland and How We Game Designers Got It All Wrong
by Jack Greene
As guest of honor for 2014, NAVCON welcomes the prolific boardgame designer and author, Mr. Jack Greene. Jack is the designer of the second edition of Avalon Hill’s Bismarck, and the founder of Quarterdeck Games which published the games The Royal Navy, IRONBOTTOM SOUND, and many others. With his co-author, Alessandro Massignani, he has written several books on naval warfare including The Naval War in the Mediterranean and Ironclads at War.
Jack will be presenting Battleships, Jutland and how we game designers got it all wrong. It will take off from 1906 and HMS Dreadnought and go on up to the battle of Jutland. This seminar will be 95% focused on the British and the German navies and construction policies. Jack will also be demoing the game Fleet Admiral II: The Battle of Jutland at NAVCON!
by Major David Wesely
NAVCON welcomes Major David Wesely, who will be speaking about anti-aircraft artillery. Major Wesely is a long-time wargamer, and along with Russ Maker, designed the classic game, Source of the Nile. A retired career officer in the U.S. Army, Major Wesely was a fixture at the Gen Con War College for many years, speaking on the history of artillery and other military historical subjects. In addition to his rich background and knowledge with related research and experience, Major Wesely is known for his entertaining presentations while speaking on the details of technical subjects.
The Evolution of United States Submarines Since WWII
by Mel Douyette
Mel Douyette will be discussing the evolution of United States submarines since WWII. After graduating from high school in Oak Creek, Wisconsin in 1968, Mel joined the US Navy and volunteered for submarine duty. He qualified on two submarines, first a diesel boat and then a nuclear fast attack submarine. Mel's first boat was the USS Cusk SS-348. His second boat was the USS Permit SSN-594. As a member of the Permit crew, Mel participated in several covert operations. In 1995 Mel joined United States Submarine Veterans, Incorporated (USSVI) and is a founding member of the USSVI - Great Lakes Base.
After leaving the US Navy, Mel first earned an engineering degree, then a business degree, and finally an MBA. In 2003 Mel founded Cold War Submarines, an internet-based business providing custom-built submarine replicas for US Navy submarine veterans.
The NAVCON door prizes are not previously played or used hand-me-downs, but all are brand new, shrink-wrapped, recently published naval games!
Door prizes include games, miniatures, books and more from these publishers:
- Against The Odds Magazine
- Clash of Arms
- GMT Games
- Last Stand Games
- Minden Games
- Turning Point Simulations
Please thank the following NAVCON supporters and look for their advertisements in the printed catalog:
-Pink Bunny Games
NAVCON will be offering a flea market space throughout the day for those wishing to sell games or related items. Items eligible for the Navcon Flea Market are military related models, figures, boardgames, rules sets, books, videos, etc. NAVCON reserves the right to reject any submitted item as inappropriate.
Simply pick up and complete a flea market sellers form at the registration desk. Each lot sheet will have room for up to fifteen (15) individual items at a cost of $1.00 per item or lot of items.
Sellers, please consider keeping rare or expensive items with you and simply check the Item w/Seller column on the lot sheet in the space provided. Games and books must be listed individually, one item per line. Miniatures may be grouped into as many or few individual items as desired. Please strictly limit flea market items to: games, historical books, historical/industry magazines and miniatures of any era. NAVCON will take no part in the transaction between seller and buyer, nor will NAVCON charge or collect fees for items sold.
The Convention Staff assumes No responsibility for the condition of the item or the accuracy of the seller’s description on the Flea Market Sellers Forms. Nor is the Convention Staff responsible for mistakes or missing components. All sales are final! For more detailed information, contact Tom Beach. Space is limited, so bring your items in as early as you can.
hotel provides special rates for NAVCON attendees. This hotel is also the
location of the
convention on Sunday
and is within 10 minutes of the convention location
for Friday and Saturday. Shuttle service to and from convention, airport, and Amtrac station.
Note: Book rooms using the code, NAVCON special to get the convention rate.
||Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1400 W. Zellman Ct.
Milwaukee, WI 53221
+1 (414) 563-4000
|Room Rate (2 Double Beds)
Room Rate (1 King Bed)
September 5, 2014
For convention information, contact Mark Nies.