TwisterCon XIII - 2017

About TwisterCon

We are an annual gaming convention featuring Board Gaming, Miniatures, Collectable Card Games, and Role Playing.

Short History

TwisterCon is back after a several year hiatus, and since 2011 we have been consistantly growing in all three phases of gaming conventions. Players, Merchants, and Scheduled Events.

Who are we

  • Jeff Lawrence - Lured to the dark side when Richard Houston’s game store was still open on Meridian; Jeff has carried the torch through a tough marriage with HMGS, managing TwisterCons, and Fort Worth Wars all but 3 years since 1995. He approaches gaming from a totally “what if” perspective; with original Wargames like Whiskey Flats, Kelly’s Heroes, Born In E. LA, Bonnie Clyde, Casablanca, Dogfight, Little Big Horn, and Thermopylae pushing the outer limits every time. This convention he’s bringing “Chasin Down a Hoodoo There” (a different Zombie game), plus a massive 28mm Bolt Action/Konflikt 47 "Fight for the Bunker-Berlin” Shakespeare having a favorite quote “the play is the thing”, is what Jeff believes should always apply to our hobby.

  • Jonathan Keepers - He was one of the originals to start Tornado Alley with Richard Houston and Jeff Howard. Characteristic in his black duster and Cowboy hat he looks like a character from the game “KnuckleDuster”; but oddly enough Jonathan is a master at ancients DBA/DBM gaming. Now a days many lucky gamers own one or more of his great DBA armies. Most recently his interests have evolved to playing Flames of War, and writing poetry. He even has achieved another milestone by “shooting Luke Skywalker in the butt” during the Star Wars game at the last TwisterCon. Always trustworthy, durable, and friendly; he has only one piece of advice for all gamers, “shut up and roll the dice.”

  • Jeff Hunt - Lunatic at large. Worked as slave labor at Heritage Miniatures in the late 70's as a spin caster soaking up as much lead as possible. Soon after the PC was invented and off he went getting sucked down the digital path (paying jobs.) Involved with Dallas gaming conventions from 1980-1983 and Origins in 1984. Jeff started his own miniatures company in 1997, "Portsmouth Miniatures and Games", creating 1:900 scale Napoleonic Naval Miniatures. Jeff was also was part of the great team of people involved with Wolfhound Games as their WebMaster, game designer and playtester. In the more recient times he was our WebMaster for both TwisterCon and Fort Worth Wars. Early 2013 he published a new board game "Chung Ling Soo Murder Mystery". During the summer of 2013 published card games "Heart Attack" and "PUCK!". In 2014 Portsmouth Miniatures and Games published their own rules for Napoleonic Naval called "Bloody Broadsides" and started carrying works of art of the Napoleonic Naval period. In Summer 2016 Portsmouth Miniatures and Games will release their new version of 1:900 scale Napoleonic ships which have been completely redesigned using modern 3D design and printing techniques.

We always have had a slanted view on this world, now maybe we know why.