WBC opened a new era in the land of the Pennsylvania Dutch as Lancaster Host welcomed us to our new home through at least 2010. The greatly increased meeting space provided comfortable gaming during both WBC and the four Pre-Cons which preceded it with the addition of Victory in the Pacific to a Pre-Con slot. Also enjoying the greater confines were an expanded auction which ran for six hours on Tuesday in the luxurios Lancaster Showroom preceding the start of events and the vendors who had their largest presence ever with most of the hobby’s prime publishers on hand. Last, but not least, an expanded Juniors program entertained 61 youngsters age 12 and under with a larger Junior’s room complete with game library. Of course the beautiful swimming pool, miniature golf, shuffleboard, ping pong, billiards, game room and Disney movies under the pavillon of the family friendly Host helped too.
Ten events again drew 100 or more players but an additional five nearly broke into triple figures with attendance in the 90’s. 27 different states and three nations were represented