In 1997, 1998, and 1999, Wizards of the Coast GameCamp was offered at the Wizards of the Coast Game Center for players ages 10 and up. The sessions were held over the course of one week, and campers were housed in dorms at the University of Washington. There were also several special workshops held for adults.
Each session had a theme game that it focused on, such as Warhammer and D&D, but the most popular were for Magic: The Gathering. Along with counselors, each session also featured special guests such as Pro players and game designers like Richard Garfield and Mark Rosewater who would give player advice, presentations, and make themselves available to give autographs.
GameCamp 1997[edit | edit source]
Director: Steve Earth
GameCamp 1998[edit | edit source]
- Session I: June 22–28
- Session II: July 6–12
- Session III: July 20–26
- Session IV: July 27-August 2
- Session V: August 17–23
- Activities included daily leagues and tournaments, deck-building skills and strategy clinics Pro Tour players, the opportunity to meet artists, and discuss game design with the Research & Development team.
- Pro Tour Workshop
- One session only: May 22–26 (Ages 18 and up)
- One session only: August 10–16 (Ages 18 and up)
- Led by Level V judges Charlie Catino and Tom Wylie
- Held in conjunction with the 1998 World Championships, where each GameCamper was assigned a judge mentor for the event.
GameCamp 1999[edit | edit source]
AD&D - July