JoyRide Entertainment announces 2006 convention schedule

Jan 23rd 2006
JoyRide Entertainment announces 2006 convention schedule

Charlotte, NC -- JoyRide Entertainment, makers of the Fullmetal Alchemist TCG, which InQuest Gamer called the best anime game of 2005, today announced its convention schedule for 2006. The schedule includes some of the largest gaming and anime shows in North America, and, just like at last year's conventions, JoyRide will make sure that fans of the game have plenty to look forward to!

As was the case at last year's Edward Elric, The Fullmetal Alchemist, JoyRide will have an exclusive card to give out to anyone who stops by the booth. This year's promo is Alphonse Elric, Impenetrable Armor, which will sport different card images for each of the six shows JoyRide will be exhibiting at: GAMA Trade Show, Origins Game Fair, Anime Expo, San Diego Comic-Con, Wizard World Chicago, and Gen Con Indy. And, if you haven't had a chance to pick up staff cards from the JoyRide employees, now's your chance!

There's more than just free cards to be hand, though. As usual, you can learn to play Fullmetal Alchemist TCG at the JoyRide booth, and once you've done that, participate in any of the scores of tournaments JoyRide will be running, from sealed-deck to constructed events to special events and high-intensity Regional tournaments. Origins, Anime Expo, San Diego Comic-Con and Wizard World Chicago will all play host to Regional events, with the winners getting the chance to go to the World Championships at Gen Con Indy!

JoyRide will have more information regarding its convention plans after the release of Artificial Human, including not one, but two different sets of promo cards that will be available at this year's conventions! It's going to be a great year, and JoyRide Entertainment and Fullmetal Alchemist TCG will be at the forefront!

JoyRide Entertainment will be exhibiting fully at the following shows:
GAMA Trade Show
March 13-16
Las Vegas, Nev.

Origins Game Fair
June 29-July 2
Columbus, Ohio

Anime Expo
July 1-4
Anaheim, Calif.

San Diego Comic-Con
July 19-23
San Diego, Calif.

Wizard World Chicago
August 3-6
Rosemont, Ill.

Gen Con Indy
August 10-13
Indianapolis, Ind.

JoyRide Entertainment will not have its own booth at the following shows or will be sharing booth space with FUNimation, but staff members will still be in attendance:

New York Comic-Con
New York, N.Y.
February 24-26

Anime Boston
Boston, Mass.
May 26-28

Otakon
Baltimore, Md.
August 4-6

Dragon*Con
Atlanta, Ga.
September 1-4

Canadian Game Expo
Toronto, Ontario
September 1-3

About Fullmetal Alchemist TCG
Based on the top-rated anime series on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim, the Fullmetal Alchemist TCG released in August with a 240-card Premier Edition base set. The first expansion set, Blood & Water, released Nov. 9, and a second expansion set, Artificial Human, releases Feb. 15, with pre-release tournaments Feb. 3-5. The game is supported with tournaments, leagues, a web site, and a dedicated volunteer corps. For more information, visit http://www.fma-tcg.com or e-mail [email protected]

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