I met several LAtCS celebrities while I was there. Lets see there was Matt "Long Hair" LAtCS Survivor Series Champion, Dan "The Magnet Man" with a wonderfully magnetised Tyranid Trygon, and "Colonel Dracus" of Forge World fame. It was cool to meet the guys. They were all friendly and easy going people. We discussed hobby tips and game strategy while we were there. I think everyone had a good time. Especially after the pizzas got there, Thanks Ed for ordering those pies.
I was able to play a four-man game with Josh from LAtCS. We ran my Orks and Josh's Eldar/Dark Eldar vs Matt "Long Hair" and Matt "SavageJester" and their Space Wolfs and Blood Angles respectively. The mass infantry of the Orks, mixed with the rapid deployment options of the Eldar are tough to defend against. Our opponents were good sports and fought to the bitter end. Ultimately it was our numbers that kept our team one step ahead of the Marines. We won the game by a hand full of kill points.
Life After the Cover Save recorded their 56 episode while the event was underway. Here are some pictures of the hosts interviewing the crews of Imperial Vox Cast, and The Independent Characters.
I had a great time at the Thunderdome, and hope the WCPA makes the Golden Ticket Event an annual affair.
I was at the Thunderdome well after the rest of the hosts and fans had said their good byes. Late into the night you could still hear laughter and the sound of rolling dice coming form the Thunderdome.