GMT Weekend at the Warehouse
April 20-23, 2017



We had a great time with about 90 gamers at our most recent GMT Weekend at the Warehouse on October 13-16. Thanks to all of you who attended and made the event so much fun!

We do have dates for our Spring Weekend, so come join us on April 20-23, 2017, for our 33rd (!) GMT Weekend at the Warehouse! We’ll spend the better part of 3 1/2 days, often long into the night, playing your favorite GMT (and non-GMT, if you’d prefer) games. This is mostly an open gaming event, although we do have tournaments from time to time.

Gaming starts around 8 each morning and goes until Mike Lam and the Down in Flames Aces event players collapse from exhaustion in the wee hours of the morning.

Quite a few GMT Designers and Developers usually attend these weekends, but we don’t know yet who’ll be here in the Spring. We’ll be updating this list often between now and the event as we know exactly who’s attending this time.

      • Mark Simonitch will be showing off a new game and playing several of his other designs, as well as looking at some new games from other designers.
      • Kurt Keckley will be teaching and playing Fields of Despair.
      • Bruce Mansfield will run demos of Gandhi, our latest COIN Series P500 addition.
      • Gene Billingsley will demo and test Mr. President.
      • Trevor Bender will be testing a new Labyrinth scenario.
      • As usual, Mike Lam will be running the Down in Flames Aces Event –! Come join Mike and a friendly group of air enthusiasts in this fast-action card game of aerial mayhem!

Luke (back to camera) playing in our first family game of Pandemic, with Mark K and John L., at GMT Weekend, April 2008

Designers: If you plan to attend but aren’t currently on the list, please let me know and I’ll add you right away. – Gene

Registration is $30, which we don’t charge until the week of the Weekend. We’re limited to about 110 attendees for this event, so if you’d like to attend, please contact the office ladies via online chat from the GMT website or at 800-523-6111 to reserve your spot.gmt-weekend-friday-4-25-14-a

There are several hotels within a few miles of our offices. The closest one, The Sequoia Inn, blocks rooms for our attendees at special rates. The hotel reservations # is 559-582-0339. Tell them you want the “GMT Group Block” rate.

We look forward to seeing you in Hanford in April!


Date: April 20, 2017—April 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m to late night, ending around noon Sunday
Event: GMT Weekend at the Warehouse - April 20-23, 2017
Sponsor: Gene Billingsley
Venue: GMT Games Offices and Warehouse
Location: 13704 Hanford-Armona Rd, Suite B-1
Hanford, CA 93230
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42 thoughts on “GMT Weekend at the Warehouse – April 20-23, 2017

  1. How often do you arrange these weekends? I don’t think I’ll be able to attend this one, so instead I’d like to put the next one in my calendar…

  2. I am the designer of “Gallipoli 1915: Churchill’s Greatest Gamble.” I will be at the weekend from Friday to Sunday. I’ll be teaching the game. I will bring one (hopefully two) playtest kits with me.


  3. I just realized that I’ll be available and in the area even though I’m based in Chicago. My first convention in 5+ years…I’m stoked.


    • …aaand vacation confirmed 🙂

      What’s the best way to travel to Hanford from LA? (Or from San Fransisco in a pinch, but LA has better flight connections to Stockholm…)

      • Realising now that the visa requirements have been turned up even further… US point of contact? Kinda hard to give for the entire trip… is it OK to state GMT Games as the PoC, given that that’s the primary purpose for the trip?

  4. Just wondering if there’s still space?

    If so, I wonder where are people staying and how are they getting to Armona? I am from Canada and I hope to join…

    • Hi Peter!

      We do indeed still have space. I don’t know best way from Canada. But for Flights, the Fresno/Yosemite Air Terminal (FAT) is about 35 miles from us. All the major airports (LAX, SFO, etc) are more like 3.5- 4 hours away.

      I hope this is helpful, and looking forward to seeing you in October!


  5. Gene, feel free to put together a GMT Weekend South and we can have it here in Texas! Otherwise, I’ll have to wait until next year to go!

  6. Wish I could be there, Gene! But I used up my travel quota this year when I went to Consimworld last June. But someday….someday!

  7. Gene,

    Will you really start at 8:30 am on the 21st?
    I’m thinking the rational thing to do is drive down on Thurday morning and say thu fri sat nites.


  8. Sign me up! I didn’t see you guys at Strategicon over Labor Day, which is where I usually sign up. Hoping there will be some nice quiet fans in the warehouse!

  9. I just attended my very first GMT Weekend at the Warehouse (14-16 Oct, ’16). Wow! I must commend the hospitality of everyone in the GMT enterprise. They rolled out the red carpet for all of the attendees. I’m grateful for the cordiality. I enjoyed Gene’s “state of the union” address as well as the opportunity to learn what the attending game designers we’re up to in their latest creations. All of it made me feel like I was a stakeholder, not just a customer. Well done! It was an honor to participate in play-testing (kudos to John Butterfield) and demonstrations (kudos to Jeremy White) personally with the designers. It was a pleasure to meet Gene and his team: a “class act” hosting a classy event. Easy to see why everyone there was having a great time. Grats to and Gratitudes to GMT! Very much looking forward to attending future Weekends at the Warehouse.

    • Hi John! It was a pleasure to meet you this past weekend. I’m really happy that you felt welcomed by our team. We’re really blessed to have such skillful and dedicated people in our office and warehouse and to have them taking care of everyone and all the little details at each Weekend event. I’m pleased that you enjoyed the InsideGMT update on Saturday morning, as well as your personal interaction with several of our designers. I definitely share your excitement and enjoyment at getting to look at some of the “not yet on P500” games that the designers bring to the event; that’s always one of the weekend highlights for me. Now please allow me to thank you for attending this time, and for your encouraging words. This is one of those events where every person who attends adds value to the experience for the rest of us, and although it was your first time, you certainly made the weekend better because you attended. So thanks for your contributions to the success of the event. I look forward to seeing you next time! – Gene

    • Registration is open now, Andrew. Just contact the office ladies via phone (800)523-6111, email (, or online chat (top right of any page on our website –, and they’ll get a spot reserved for you. Looking forward to seeing you in April!