I've mentioned once or twice before that the University of Illinois has a new student gaming group, the MetaGamers. Looks like they've reached the point where they are organizing their own conventions. The afternoon/evening of January 21st will be MetaCon Spring 2006. And the venue will be none other than the U of I Foreign Language Building, the place where the Conflict Simulation Society used to hold Winter War! The available details on MetaCon seem awfully sketchy for a con running in only 10 days, but they may be doing most of their organizing at the weekly club meetings. I wonder if I'm the only one who misses the regular meetings of the CSS? Nowadays the Society only exists to put on Winter War. Anyway, it looks like MetaCon will be one of those cons where you won't know too much about it unless you go there on the day of the event.
While trying to sniff out more info on MetaCon I discovered that I'm not the only one in town running a D&D game using the Gestalt rules from Unearthed Arcana.