I see that Camp Nerdly's dates have finally been announced, but you may be wondering what Camp Nerdly is and why you should plan on attending.
What It Is
Camp Nerdly is a gaming convention-like get-together that's cozier than any you've attended. It's out in the woods, but not without amenities such as cabins, food, and bathrooms. You'll live and play like a human being, not a caveman. Getting away for a few minutes to clear your head and think about something other than gaming is the easiest thing in the world. Walk away from the Mess Hall and gaming cabin and you're in the woods. Peaceful, beautiful woods. Also, this year is late May, so cold should be MUCH less of a problem than previous Camps.
Here's two reasons why you should come:
You will play awesome games at Camp Nerdly
For whatever reason I've played in many, many amazing games at Camp Nerdly. Three of my top 5 con games have happened at Nerdly (PTA: End/Sexitricity, PTA: Zombie Punks, Agon: Valley Forge Style) and I've never had a less-than-above-average game there. I don't know if it's the water, the great big tables and open playing areas, or just people being relaxed and away from it all, but it opens folks up as game-playing demons. Come join in and be ready to play hard for a solid weekend.
You will make friends.
I'm an asocial jerk, and I've managed to meet and feel connected to new people as a result of attending Nerdly. I'm not going to list them all for fear of leaving someone out. Seriously, the people are great and welcoming. Just say, "Hello, want to play a game?"
Come on Nerdly Campers! Join in and tell folks why they should come to Camp Nerdly 3.