AZHP to host gaming at Taiyou Con

7 12 2010

The Arizona Hobbyists Paradise crew will kick off 2011 with a slew of tournaments and casual games during January’s Taiyou Con anime convention in Mesa.

AZHP is a community-oriented group that regularly hosts gaming rooms and events throughout the year in Arizona and neighboring states (for more info, see this previous Pause Button post about them). The Taiyou Con convention will take place on January 7-9 at the Hilton Phoenix/East Mesa resort located at 1011 West Holmes Avenue.

The founder of AZHP, commonly known as FrankCastleAZ, released an official list of a variety of tournaments slated to be held over the entire weekend the convention takes place. Read the rest of this entry »


Inside the AZHP: FrankCastleAZ talks about the Hobbyists Paradise

23 09 2010

The Arizona Hobbyists Paradise is currently a large organization dedicated to gaming and community events within Arizona. The founder of the AZHP, Frank (or more commonly known as FrankCastleAZ), talked with The Pause Button about the humble beginnings of the organization, its current standings, and what is in store for its future.

Below is a quick cut of the audio interview between Pause Button writer IncreaseBlue and FrankCastleAZ. In-depth article after the jump.

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Saboten-con to feature game tournaments in October

14 09 2010

The upcoming anime convention in Phoenix, Ariz., known as Saboten-con, will host more than voice actor panels and cosplayer gatherings, it will also feature gaming tournaments!

Once again, Saboten-con will include a hefty gaming room that will be run by the Arizona Hobbyists Paradise when it begins on its new dates of October 1-3. Read the rest of this entry »