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Lock & Load Gamefest

Lock & Load Gamefest 2016

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June 10-12, 2016 in Bellevue, WA

Privateer Press will be holding the 6th annual Lock & Load GameFest in Bellevue, Washington! Complete details for the event will be revealed here in time, but here's a sneak peek at what to expect from Lock & Load 2016!

Come to Play

Lock & Load will be jam-packed with Privateer Press gaming. Whether you are looking to prove your competitive might against the best players in the world or to experience new ways to play your favorite games, Lock & Load is the place to be. Delve into the bowels of Corvis with the Undercity. Work together to stay alive in Level 7 [Omega Protocol]. Explore the lands of Immoren with Full Metal Fantasy and Unleashed roleplaying. For WARMACHINE and HORDES, unleash your tactical prowess in one of the final Hardcore events, meet new friends as you battle for skulls in the Iron Arena, throw down with Privateer Press staff, or fight to earn the title of Lock & Load Master in the Masters event! Also, be sure to check back here regularly, as we will be revealing plenty of new and awesome events you won't be able to experience anywhere but the 2016 Lock & Load GameFest!

More than Just Gaming

All the great gaming events at Lock & Load are just the tip of the iceberg. Not only will the weekend be full of incredible gaming experiences but attendees will have the chance to immerse themselves in the worlds of Privateer Press like never before. Hone your hobby skills with in-depth workshops from our world-renowned Studio team. Sit down with Iron Kingdoms scribe Doug Seacat for an in-depth look at the Iron Kingdoms or chat with Creative Director, Ed Bourelle, about the art of WARMACHINE. Compete to earn the title of Grand Master in the Lock & Load Formula P3 painting competition. From hobbying to hangouts, Lock & Load takes you beyond the game.

This year, Lock & Load is going global!

Following the awesome success of Lock & Load Outpost Germany in 2015, we are working with our partners in the EU to put together three Outpost events for 2016 in France, Germany, and the UK. We're really excited for this chance to make the Lock & Load experience available in more corners of the world. All of these events will run concurrently with Lock & Load GameFest 2016. Forthcoming details from each of these events will inform attendees exactly how to secure their own limited-edition Colby sculpt.

Lock & Load Outpost France will be held at the Victoria Game Center in Soisy-sur-Seine, a suburb of Paris. This event will revolve around two big competitions: A 128-player Masters and the “Pentacle,” a five-player team tournament with more than 200 players. All of this is on top of a fantastic painting contest, the Iron Arena, and conferences about the Iron Kingdoms. You will find all the information you need here.

Lock & Load Outpost Germany will be held at Relaxa Hotel in Frankfurt, Germany. This event will boast a 128-player Masters event, a painting competition, Team Tournament and, of course, Iron Arena. Advance booking will begin later in 2015 through the F-Shop, and further news about the event can be found here.

In the UK, the Lock & Load Outpost will be hosted by the Northwest Gaming Centre in Stockport. Further updates will appear on the Privateer Press Forums as well as on the UK Warmachine Facebook page, or you can contact the EU Quarter Master at EUPressGang@privateerpress.com.

Lock & Load Gamefest Media Policy

Events run by Privateer Press contain various content including, but not limited to, art assets, performances, and oratory that are the copyright protected property of Privateer Press, Inc. All Rights Reserved. These events are intended for the private use of our attending audience only. Recording or rebroadcasting any of these events, in any format, is prohibited without written permission from Privateer Press, Inc. Failure to comply may result in expulsion from the event and/or may force Privateer Press to seek other remedies available at law.

Lock & Load News

AVOID THE LINES! PRE-ORDERS AT STORE

With the new editions of WARMACHINE and HORDES premiering at Lock & Load, we will be doing things a little bit differently this year. Starting Friday when the Lock & Load store opens, until noon on Saturday, in addition to our normally stocked items, we will be taking pre-orders for the new edition books, card decks, Battlegroup Starter Boxes, and exclusive collectibles, which will be released later on Saturday night.

So swing by the store at your leisure where we will have a pre-pay order form that you can fill out, and then our team will handle your order from there. Saturday night, immediately after the keynote presentation, we will have will-call stations set up where you can pick up all of the items you’ve ordered without having to stand in line for hours and hours waiting to get into the store. On Sunday, the store will operate as normal if there are any last minute items you’re looking for.

Apr 11, 2016

Announcing Lock & Load 2016!

Lock & Load GameFest 2016 is going to be even more unique than the Lock & Loads of years past, thanks to some changes to our annual schedule. We’ve decided to make Lock & Load the anchor for the year. This means all of our organized play seasons will begin and end at Lock & Load GameFest—right along with our Iron Gauntlet World Championship. The annual Keynote Panel has also been moved to Lock & Load, so if you want to know about the hottest upcoming releases from Privateer Press, you won’t want to miss this event.

We hope that all of you can join us in June for Lock & Load GameFest 2016. It is no exaggeration when we say it is the weekend we all look forward to most each year. To all of our friends from Lock & Loads past, we’ll see you sooner than you think, and to the new friends who will make it out for the first time this year, we can’t wait to meet you!

Nov 6, 2015

Badges Now On Sale!

Badges for Lock & Load 2016 are now on sale!

As we announced last week, Lock & Load GameFest 2016 is going to be even more unique than Lock & Load experiences of years past, thanks to changes in our annual schedule. We’ve decided to make Lock & Load the anchor for the year. This means all of our organized play seasons will begin and end at Lock & Load GameFest—right alongside our Iron Gauntlet World Championship. The annual Keynote Panel has also been moved to Lock & Load, so if you want to know about the hottest upcoming releases from Privateer Press, you don’t want to miss this event.

Dec 7, 2015

Free Minis?

This year, we’ve set up three blocks of rooms for the event with three excellent area hotels. As an incentive to book your room in our block, we’re offering a free exclusive miniature to anyone who stays in our block for both Friday and Saturday night! Each room reservation that spans those two nights will receive two copies of the miniature.

To receive our special rate, call the listed number and mention the Lock & Load GameFest or click the listed link to book online.

Coast Hotel Bellevue – 425.455.9444 or book online.
Courtyard Marriott – 425.454.5888 or book online.
Hilton Bellevue – 1.800.643.7907 or use group code LOCKCI and book online.

Nov 6, 2015