By no means is this list exhaustive, as there are simply too many large events to keep track of. However, feel free to contact me if you have an HvZ Invitational, or a large Nerf event going on near you. I will at least attempt to work it into the post. Links to Facebook event pages, etc. are especially helpful! Also note that while this is a US-centric website (simply due to authorship), I’ll try to highlight some bigger event outside my region and country.
Be sure to note any rules, age restrictions, etc. in the events you may be attending. Please Nerf responsibly!
I will aim to post the April events soon after, as there are several large events (Penn State HvZ Invite, etc) that will be coming up, with large groups, Youtuber appearances, etc.
As I’m sure many readers already saw on Facebook, Endwar’s location is finally confirmed, as is a Harry Potter style theme. As such, I’m simply doing my part for event promotion – I played in 2017, helped moderate in 2018, and will be helping again this year. Even if it’ll be a long drive (or flight) from Ohio to southern Georgia.
You can find more info (and sign up) at the Facebook event page. After all, it’s one of the largest blaster events out there right now, and it’s always fun to play, meet old and new friends, and (eventually) die to the horde.
Be sure to reserve those hotels quickly, though. Those might go pretty quicky.
The Helios has been on shelves for a while now, as a Phantom Corps addition to the Rival line. Somehow, despite buying one and taking pictures, I never actually got around to writing a review. Now that the new colors are coming to store shelves (and appearing at Toy Fair), I’m going to fix that.
The Helios is, as you’d expect, a respectable update to the original Apollo design. It demands a bit of patience in operation, but otherwise is a reliable, smaller spring-powered primary.
Note that this blaster came from Canada, where it is already on Walmart store shelves.