Valhalla is currently underway. For those of you that do not know what that means, this is no normal event, or tournament. It is a complete gamers retreat and vacation, with more games and more fun than you may think is possible.
Valhalla is 6 full days of Gamer's Paradise up in the Utah mountains at the largest privately owned lodge in the United States. 36,000 square feet, with a massive gaming area, with games going on of all types throughout. There is a large indoor pool, hot tub, gaming hall, and did I mention, the food is professionally catered, so all you need to bring is your personals and models. Man..... I miss some of the food still. (no joke, it was as shock to my system to get home last time)
What do you do at Valhalla.... Well, you play games. All week there are experts and special guests from many different gaming companies, including game designers, that are there most of the week to sit and talk shop. Valhalla is not a gaming convention. Here you are sitting down and talking shop with these guys over breakfast, lunch, dinner, the hot tub, pool and more. Its relaxing and a ton of fun.
I attended the May Valhalla, and it was one of those events you will not ever forget. We are lucky that this time around, one of our readers here on the site, has graciously offered to give us some reports on what is going on, who is there, and hopefully some pictures.
I do not know what the dates are for next years events, but Valhalla happened 3 times this last year, and they are something that you will not forget when after you attend.
One of our readers is there, JD Welch, and I am hoping to get an inside look at this event as its happening, or a report afterwards.
Here is his blog, wHere we can also watch for reports of the event.
Here are some pictures from my own time there earlier this year in May.