Archive for September, 2011

Art Contest Submissions Now Processing

The submissions for the art contest are being judged right now! I know you are all anxious to see what the participants came up with. We will have winners soon!

Art Contest Ends In 2 Days!

The SoMD Pokémon Art Contest ends on Saturday at 11:59pm. Get your submissions in by then!

Fairfax Preregistration

Fairfax Battle Roads’ Preregistration has about 9 slots left! See you there!

Changes For 2011-2012 Tournament Season

Hope and Change, Pokemon Style!So, much info!

I don’t know what to make of this, but Pokemon fans have been talking about an official “Pro Points” system for years, and it looks like they are getting something vaguely resembling it.

There are quite a few changes, so I would recommend going ahead and reading the whole thing right now.

Battle Roads! Join Us On Facebook!

Check out what you’re missing on the SoMD Pokemon facebook group!

We’re talking about what kind of decks will make top cut at Battle Roads in SoMD. Won’t you join us?

Successful Leonardtown Gym Thursday Session

Thursday!We had 8 players (including one newcomer!) at the Thursday league session on the 8th. Woo hoo!

This is good attendance considering the fact that the player base only 3 days notice.

SoMD Pokémon Art Contest Submissions Open NOW

The art contest is open now. Go ahead and send your artworks in whatever format you like to this email address:

Please do not send any files over 60MB. In addition to the artwork, please include these things in the email:

  1. Artist’s Name -the name you would like to be credited with, this is what we will use when we post the winners and the somdpokemon art archive. If it happened to be a group effort, please list the names of anyone who contributed.
  2. Email Address we can contact you at- so I can ask you for your mailing address if you win.
  3. The Subject- what is in your artwork? If it’s Voldon standing on top of a shiny Armaldo with a Soul Dew in his hand, then just write “Voldon standing on top of a shiny Armaldo with a Soul Dew in his hand” or if it’s just a Charmander, you can just write “Charmander”. The Pokémon universe is very large, and we want to be sure the audience (and judges) know for sure what is being depicted, especially if you’re covering something obscure or not very well-known.

We will continue taking submissions up to September 24th!

Leonardtown Gym on Thursdays!

We are testing the waters for running the league two days a week. An established player and judge has stepped forward to bring his over five years of experience to the table. Ryan Webb will be the League Leader for the new Leonardtown Gym league session on THURSDAYS! That’s right- the same great league as usual, on Thursdays!

Big Larry’s Comic Book Café
22745 Washington Street
Leonardtown, MD

Every Thursday 6-8pm, starting on September 8th.

Bring your cards, come to play, come to get deck advice, come to trade, come to share your love of the Pokémon Trading Card Game!

And, this issue has come up in the past, so I will do my best to make it absolutely clear: This Thursday league time will be in addition to what is being provided on Sunday. Nothing about the Sunday league will be changing.

Art Contest Opens This Friday!

That’s right my fellow Pokémon lovers! SoMDPokémon starts accepting submissions for the art contest THIS FRIDAY!

Keep your eyes peeled for the email address that we will give you to send your submissions. I want to give a “thank you” to the players that actually came up with the idea to run an art contest. I take no credit for the idea- I am simply implementing it. I have noticed that this contest has gathered quite a bit of attention, so I am counting on this being loads of fun! Artworks will be judged based on an unspecified formula involving being Pleasing to the Eye, Demonstration of Skill, and Originality.

Autumn 2011 Battle Roads

Upcoming Battle Roads!