Twisted Lords Con - 2023

About Twisted Lords Con

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

Short History

Twisted Lords Con started in 2019 by combining two well established gaming conventions.  TwisterCon and WarlordsGameCon.  Jeff Lawrence and Jon Russell

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.

  • Jon Russell - I have been playing all kinds of board and miniature games (the Avalon Hill Board game Luftwaffe being my FIRST!) since the middle of the 1970's.  I owned my own store in the early 1980's up in Havre, Montana.  I helped organize the first game convention in Great Falls, Montana as well as one in Osan, the Republic of South Korea! Since then I have been gaming, organizing, attending and working tournaments, demonstrations and conventions all around the world.   I have been involved in the development of Bolt Action, Gates of Antares, Project Z and a few other ones still in the works.

  • Tim Harwood - Long time historical gamer, who started with plastic miniatures when growing up in England in the 60's & 70's before moving to Tulsa in 1975.  Here he evolved through board wargames.  Fantasy role playing and now with mainly historical miniatures.  His passion has always been the Napoleonic period, but enjoys most periods up to the end of the black powder era and dabbles in more modern genres on occasion.  Has been involved in event planning for many years through work.  Created the "Sharpe Experience" at Historicon in 2009 with support of Bernard Cornwell, Jason Salkey (Rifleman Harris) and in support of Project Hougoumont the restoration of which was completed for Waterloo 200 in 2015.  Has been an active gamer in gaming clubs in Florida and Oklahama for many years.

  • 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 left 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.