Academy Games Hire David Lowry as Director of Marketing

David Lowry

David Lowry takes on Director of Marketing Role

By: The Lowry Agency

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.July 19, 2016PRLog — Academy Games (http://www.academygames.com) has announced the hiring of David Lowry of The Lowry Agency (http://www.thelowryagency.com) and Club Fantasci (http://www.clubfantasci.com) as their new Director of Marketing

David will be responsible for marketing their award winning line of games.

Academy Games publishes fun and engaging games that also impart social and historical learning. They specialize in historical board games for gaming enthusiasts, schools, museums, universities and military personnel, with products ranging from family games to tactical training games that are quick to learn and fun to play.

“Academy Games is excited to be working with David. We look forward to bringing his creativity and expertise to the team and achieving great things in the future.” says Uwe Eickert, CEO at Academy Games.

David Lowry started in the board game industry working with LnL Publishing and Common Man Games. David has developed marketing strategies and video production for several companies in the industry such as Arcane Wonders, Greenbrier Games, Smirk & Dagger Games, Fireside Games and Momentum Volsk.

“I am extremely excited to be joining the team at Academy Games. I am dedicated to bringing top-notch marketing tools, skills and opportunities to the table. It is my hope to expose Academy Games to a much broader market and increase sales and awareness.” says Lowry.

David Lowry is a former touring musician and has been in the music business for over 20 years, doing management, PR, marketing and promotions with former Billboard Top 10 artists such as Brother Cane, Damon Johnson and the Juno award–winning Sass Jordan. David has also done PR and marketing in the board game industry with various publishers for over 3 years now. Playing board games since he was a child, David understands both sides of the medium inside and out.

For more information on Academy Games, please contact David Lowry at david@AcademyGames.com

https://www.prlog.org/12573861-academy-games-hire-david-lowry-as-director-of-marketing.html

The Lowry Agency Signs Cheapass Games

Cheapass Games

The Lowry Agency to represent Cheapass Games in the entertainment industry

Cheapass Games

Cheapass Games NASHVILLE, Tenn.April 25, 2016PRLog — The Lowry Agency (http://www.thelowryagency.com) in association with Club Fantasci (http://www.clubfantasci.com), have announced their partnership with Cheapass Games (http://www.cheapass.com) in bringing the card game Pairs-along with all is variants-to the entertainment industry for more mass marketing opportunities.

Cheapass Games has a long standing history in the board game market with successful titles like Pairs, Kill Doctor Lucky, and Unexploded Cow. The Lowry Agency jumped at the chance to work with such an established company and designer like James Ernest.

“We’re excited to work with the Lowry Agency, and look forward to bringing our games to a new audience.” says James Ernest, President at Cheapass Games.

David Lowry, President at The Lowry Agency, spent hours talking with board game publishers at the GAMA Trade Show in Las Vegas in March. Through his discussions, it became increasingly clear the board game industry has little exposure to the general market-despite how much the industry has grown and continues to grow thanks to a passionate player base and amazing games. Part of this disconnect, Lowry theorizes, is an industry-wide lack of experience in tapping into these markets These amazing pools of talent can translate into big exposure, and that’s where the Lowry Agency comes in.

“The Lowry Agency is dedicated to bringing top-notch marketing tools, skills and opportunities to the board gaming industry. It is my desire to bring the new boom of board gaming and the incredible experiences they provide to the general public.” says Lowry. “Board games have moved way beyond Monopoly, and the public needs to know that.”

David Lowry is a former touring musician and been in the music business for over 20 years doing management, PR, marketing and promotions with former Billboard Top 10 artists such as Brother Cane, Damon Johnson and the Juno award winning Sass Jordan. David has also done PR and marketing in the board game industry with various publishers for over 3 years now. Playing board games since he was a child, David understands both sides of the mediums inside and out.

ABOUT CHEAPASS GAMES

Cheapass Games is a small game company in Seattle Washington, specializing in quirky tabletop games. They produce deluxe games, cheap games, and free games, all of which can be found at their double-secret website cheapass.com. James Ernest has been designing games for more than 20 years, with more than 150 published titles including Kill Doctor Lucky, Give Me the Brain, Button Men, Lords of Vegas, Pairs, and Pirates of the Spanish Main.

Their latest project, Tak, is an elegant two-player strategy game from the Kingkiller Chronicle by Patrick Rothfuss. Tak is live on Kickstarter now through Friday, May 20th.

ABOUT THE LOWRY AGENCY

The Lowry Agency is full service-artist management/development, public relations, and promotions agency. We work with musicians, actors, speakers, voice over artists, entertainment companies, music coordination/supervision for film and TV, board game industry, and event promotions.

https://www.prlog.org/12552753-the-lowry-agency-signs-cheapass-games.html

Virtuoso Guitarist Mike Martin Releases the Single “Wherever You Are”

Wherever You Are

Guitar virtuoso Mike Martin (http://www.mikemartin.net) releases his new ballad single “Wherever You Are” digitally on iTunes and cdbaby (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/mikemartin2). In an excerpt from his blog on releasing this single Mike states, “Wherever You Are” was written in January of 2005 as I was preparing to head to the UK and EU for the first time touring with both heavy metal bands Fozzy and Stuck Mojo for about five weeks. Being prone to OCD and feeling quite anxious about the tour preparations both logistically and mentally, in a calm moment in the chaos this ballad came out of my head!

It was written and a demo comprised of just two acoustic guitar parts was recorded in about an hour the day before my flight overseas. I enjoyed being a heavy metal animal on the road and forgot all about this tune for a while. It was only performed one time live on the radio in Atlanta, GA as part of a promotion for a show I was performing locally later that year and was put away. Until now…

I have delayed work on my follow-up album to “2 of 5” for a number of years due to my touring, writing and recording commitments with other projects, so I have been going through the archives looking for songs that would be fun to release as singles while I’m finishing up my new album “Drive” which I expect to release in Spring of 2016.

The title of this piece is for my wife. She has held me together through all of the roller coaster highs and lows of this music career and when I am traveling, I often look up in the sky to get my bearings and send her thoughts of missing and loving her wherever she might be at that moment in time. The release date is also perfectly timed with the 20th anniversary of our meeting.

Thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoy!”

Mike Martin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-mxPfwyZ-4
The single is available on CD Baby for only .99₵ and his previous single “Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel” is .50₵ and his CD “2 of 5” is now available during the promotion of the new single for only $5.00.

The Lowry Agency is a full service artist management/development and promotions agency. Primarily they work with musicians, actors, speakers, voice over artists, entertainment companies as well as music coordination/supervision for film and TV.

For more information about Mike Martin please visit the web site and social media accounts:

www.mikemartin.net
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mike-Martin/17079764604 https://www.youtube.com/user/Mike2of5Martin
http://www.twitter.com/mike2of5martin

More information about The Lowry Agency can be found at http://www.thelowryagency.com.

Media inquiries for Mike Martin:

The Lowry Agency
www.thelowryagency.com
615-881-4559

 

The official press release can be viewed here: http://www.prlog.org/12518865-guitar-virtuoso-mike-martin-releases-his-new-single-wherever-you-are.html

Guitarist Mike Martin Releases The Promo Video For “Wherever You Are”

Wherever You Are

“Wherever You Are” was written in January of 2005 as I was preparing to head to the UK and EU for the first time touring with both heavy metal bands Fozzy and Stuck Mojo for about five weeks. Being prone to OCD and feeling quite anxious about the tour preparations both logistically and mentally, in a calm moment in the chaos this ballad came out of my head!

It was written and a demo comprised of just two acoustic guitar parts was recorded in about an hour the day before my flight overseas. I enjoyed being a heavy metal animal on the road and forgot all about this tune for a while. It was only performed one time live on the radio in Atlanta, GA as part of a promotion for a show I was performing locally later that year and was put away. Until now…

I have delayed work on my follow-up album to “2 of 5” for a number of years due to my touring, writing and recording commitments with other projects, so I have been going through the archives looking for songs that would be fun to release as singles while I’m finishing up my new album “Drive” which I expect to release in Spring of 2016.

The title of this piece is for my wife. She has held me together through all of the roller coaster highs and lows of this music career and when I am traveling, I often look up in the sky to get my bearings and send her thoughts of missing and loving her wherever she might be at that moment in time. The release date is also perfectly timed with the 20th anniversary of our meeting.

Thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoy!

Mike Martin

Club Fantasci Live Stream From The Southern Hobby Retail Expo

David Lowry

David LowryDavid Lowry of Club Fantasci will be live streaming Sunday night November 9th, from 7:30 – 10:30 pm CST from the game night at the Southern Hobby Retail Expo.

The Southern Hobby Retail Expo is a chance for retailers to come and check out what Southern Hobby Supply has to offer in terms of distributorship, support and marketing. Don’t miss this chance to watch what Southern Hobby Supply is doing for the industry!

 

 

 

 

Live Stream of the Southern Hobby Retail Expo in Nashville, TN Nov 9th, 2015.

David Lowry of Club Fantasci/The Lowry Agency talks with publishers about their latest releases and upcoming projects.

00:30 Scott Morris – Arcane Wonders
09:18 Tony Gulloti – Greenbriar Games
21:17 Dan DiLorenzo – R&R Games
34:30 Josh – Grey Fox Games
41:47 Stephen Bounocore – Stronghold Games
52:50 Jules Vatour – Asmodee Games
1:01:40 Sara Erickson – Iello Games
1:09:40 Paul Hagan – Wizards of the Coast
1:18:00 Ryan Skinner – Cryptozoic
1:27:55 Robert Villnave – Cool Mini or Not
1:35:34 Rhea Friesen – Steve Jackson Games
1:51:20 Travis Winter – Atlas Games
2:06:08 Nathan Murrary – IDW Games
2:24:15 Charlie Agel – Privateer Press
2:33:15 Clayton Capra – Legion Supplies
2:39:49 Josh Githuns – CGE Games
2:49:54 Maureen McCardill – Fireside Games
3:00:20 Upper Deck
3:09:58 Steve Samson – Bezier Games
3:21:54 Michael Richie – Rather Dashing Games
3:28:53 Tom Vainikka – Play More Games
3:49:07 Howard Hsu – Dex Protection

 

Check out and subscribe to our Youtube Page or just following along here on this page to watch!

Thanks for your support and we hope you enjoy!

The Lowry Agency In Association With Arcane Wonders Release A New Mage Wars Arena Video

arenaWe had the immense pleasure of working with Scott Morris and Arcane Wonders again on a second video for the Mage Wars Game series. In this video, we built up the combat example of “Brogan vs. The Hydra” found on page 30 of the new Mage Wars Arena Core Box Set.  Thank you Scott and Arcane Wonders for their incredible support and we sincerely hope this video brings to life the thematic awesomeness of Mage Wars Arena.

Company Website: http://www.arcanewonders.com/

Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arcanewonders

Company Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MageWars

Company Twitter: https://twitter.com/MageWars

Company Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/100746770073454853640/posts

If you have any questions about how we can help you with your video product, voice over, music production or any other type of media please contact us here: Contact

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Official Press Release Here: http://www.prlog.org/12503044-new-mage-wars-arena-by-arcane-wonders-video-developed-by-the-lowry-agency.html

 

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The Winery Dogs Concert Review Nashville, TN Oct 20th, 2015

The Winery Dogs

The Winery Dogs featuring three renowned musicians in Richie Kotzen (solo, Mr. Big, Poison), Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, Niacin) and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Adrenaline Mob, Avenged Sevenfold, Flying Colors, Neil Morse Band, Twisted Sister) made their first tour stop to Nashville at The Wildhorse Saloon. Now to be honest, these three musicians are probably my 3 favorite musicians respective to their instruments so I had very high hopes going into this show. Their first CD was in my Top 2 for 2013 and the latest CD Hot Streak just dropped two weeks ago and is as amazing as their first if not better.

The Winery Dogs - Richie Kotzen

The Winery Dogs opened with their new single “Oblivion” which is an up-tempo burner that has a great catchy chorus and great double lines featuring Richie and Billy in unison. The song is a testament to great writing and playing as well as balanced enough to be radio worthy and capturing the ear of even the most casual listener.

The Winery Dogs – “Oblivion” Nashville, TN 10/20/15 – The Wildhorse Saloon

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The band played songs from both of their releases have a great blend of tempos even featuring Richie going solo with an acoustic on the ballad “Fire” from their new CD “Hot Streak.” Richie also played a few songs on the electric piano showing even more of his immense musical talent playing keyboards. Not to mention that Richie has one most distinctive and is a premier voice in the rock/soul music industry. He is given nowhere near the credit he deserves as a vocalist and it’s a shame. There are few that sing with the emotion that he does and he has soul oozing out his poors.

The Winery Dogs - Billy Sheehan

Things that really stand out about this band live are this. They sound absolutely huge for being a three piece band. Each member completely knows how to fill space and make it seems like there is much more there than just three instruments. All three sing, so there are strong background vocals making the sound very full and melodic. It’s hard enough to sing and play as it is let alone sing and play like these three do. There should be a special award for this feat alone. The Winery Dogs are virtuosos of their instruments (they hate this term) and I am not just talking technically. Yes, each member is world renown for their skills as musicians but, they are also amazing songwriters and know when and how to use chops. It’s never for just speed for the sake of speed. They are tools in creating a certain ambiance or effect for the music. Everything has its place and is perfectly in place. It’s creative, catchy and most importantly always melodic. Many technical players never achieve any of this. The Winery Dogs are masters at it. The Winery Dogs fuse rock, blues, jazz and funk seamlessly and effortlessly. It’s the perfect amalgamation and it works on every level.

The Winery Dogs - Mike Portnoy

The Winery Dogs are hands down, the best rock band in the world. When you consider what they bring to table as musicians, songwriters, experience and creativity, no one can touch them. They are one of the few acts that are actually better live and their CD’s are beyond compare so that is saying something. They are best of what a rock band should be and also what they should not be. While rock is about breaking rules, The Winery Dogs not only break them, they shatter them and put the pieces back together for a more amazing project and they do it with the ultimate humility.

The Winery Dogs – “Empire” Nashville, TN 10/20/15 The Wildhorse Saloon

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There is no better show, no better ticket purchase. There is zero reason to go and pay $150 for a band when you can see this one for $25 and see three of the best, most accomplished musicians do what they do best, and do it better than everyone else period.

The Winery Dogs

This was without a doubt the best live show I have ever seen with the classiest, most amazing musicians on the scene. Do not miss The Winery Dogs. You will most certainly miss the best of the best doing incredible things that deserve your attention.
Kicking Harold

The Opening band of the night was Kicking Harold was another 3-piece out of California. A solid four on the floor rock band with a big sound and decent groovy songs. The motor car theme of the band is certainly original and the musicians seem capable. The bass player Julia Lage has done work on some or Richie Kotzen’s recent work and was some BGV’s on the new Winery Dogs CD. A good band worth checking out if you are looking for new solid rock music. www.kickingharold.com

For more about The Winery Dogs visit: www.thewinerydogs.com

 

Folklore: The Affliction Now on Kickstarter – Video by The Lowry Agency

Folklore: The Affliction

 

Folklore: The Affliction

 

The Lowry Agency announces the release of a new promo video for Folklore: The Affliction, now on Kickstarter.

The Lowry Agency/Club Fantasci in association with Greenbrier Games and True Fire Studios have developed a new promo video for Folklore: The Affliction. For more information about video production, please contact The Lowry Agency.

Folklore: The Affliction Promo Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mfHrXjwKeQ

Folklore: the Affliction is a dark fantasy role-playing board game for 1-5 players that does not require a game master. Adventure in a land steeped in fear, myth and superstition. Hunt or be hunted by creatures of antiquity and legend. Explore dangerous locales to find clues to the sources of evil sinking claws into the heart of the land, and decimating the populace. Defend the weak from the scourge of witchcraft and the demonic, the taint of lycanthropy and vampirism. Advance through highly immersive stories of epic scale with multi-layer character development in an on-going quest to drive the darkness back into the hell from which it came.

Folklore: The Affliction is a very unique game that was quite the challenge to develop a video that expresses all that Folklore brings to the table. We feel that we captured the essence that is vital to the role-playing aspect of this board game. It was a true privilege to work with Greenbrier Games and Twin Fire Productions on this project. Please consider backing it on Kickstarter.” states David Lowry, President The Lowry Agency

Folklore: The Affliction launched on Kickstarter today. To support it, please click the link here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gbg/folklore-the-affliction-0

Contact
David Lowry

Official Press Release: http://www.prlog.org/12499469-new-folklore-the-affliction-by-greenbrier-games-twin-fire-studio-video-developed-by-the-lowry-ag.html

The Lowry Agency Announces Their New Quick Sell Video Series

David Lowry

David LowryThe Lowry Agency reveals their new quick sell series for games targeted for industry distributors and retailers.

Sep. 21, 2015 – Nashville, TN. — ] The Lowry Agency (http://www.thelowryagency.com) in association with Club Fantasci (http://www.clubfantasci.com) have announced their new video series entitled Quick Sell to the board game, role-playing game and card game industry. The series is based on a growing need for publishers to distinguish their game from other games coming out at such a rapid pace in this new era of gaming.

The Quick Sell series came about after several meetings and conversations with several industry professionals after seeing a need for deeper marketing and positioning in the industry. With so many new games coming to market through traditional and crowdfunding sources, the ability to cut through the white noise is more important than ever.

“The Lowry Agency is dedicated to bringing top notch marketing tools and skills to the gaming industry in an effort to bring sales to a new level. With the “cult of the new” phenomena going on, we felt like it was extremely important to develop a tool for publishers and distributors to help get their games in front of the people selling them. To help them generate interest, knowledge and selling points for the retailers and their staff. It’s a learning tool that if used, should help everyone on all sides of the industry.” States David Lowry – President, The Lowry Agency

The first game in the series to be featured is “Nevermore” by Smirk & Dagger Games (http://www.smirkanddagger.com.) “Nevermore” is a unique drafting style card game designed by Smirk & Dagger President Curt Covert with spectacular artwork by Hannah Kennedy. “Nevermore” is loosely based on “The Raven” by Edgar Allen Poe.

David Lowry also runs the board game/role-playing game blog Club Fantasci (http://www.clubfantasci.com) in which with the help of several other people, review board games, wargames, role-playing games, post industry interview, host contests as well as act as a news source for the industry.

Contact for Smirk & Dagger Games:

Curt Covert

smirkanddagger@gmail.com

ABOUT THE LOWRY AGENCY

The Lowry Agency is full-service artist management/development, public relations and promotions agency. We work with musicians, actors, speakers, voice over artists, entertainment companies, music coordination/supervision for film and TV, board game industry and event promotions.

Media Inquiries for The Lowry Agency:

Contact: David Lowry

david@thelowryagency.com

Official Press Release here: http://www.prlog.org/12494895-the-lowry-agency-announces-their-new-quick-sell-video-series.html

Club Fantasci Link: http://clubfantasci.com/2015/09/23/the-lowry-agency-announces-their-new-quick-sell-video-series/

All Things Zombie – Reloaded Now Available For Purchase

All Things Zombie - Reloaded

 

 

The 2006 Origins Award winning miniatures game is released to the public with many expanded features.

Sept. 2015 – New Braunfels TX —  Two Hour Wargames (http://twohourwargames.com/) in association with Lock ’n Load Publishing (lnlpublishing.com) is excited to announce the release of “All Things Zombie – Reloaded,” an expanded 2nd Edition of the 2006 Origins Awards winning game All Things Zombie. Designed by Ed Teixeira, “All Things Zombie – Reloaded” has introduced new elements to this already exciting game requiring players not only to join other players in surviving, but also work against them as well as dealing with new survivors, militias and gangs. The world is even more dangerous than before as it isn’t just zombies players must worry about surviving against.

All Things Zombie - ReloadedAll Things Zombie – Reloaded” is designed so that players can play it co-operatively, against one another or even as a solitaire game. It includes the ability to play it as a one-time game or as part of a larger campaign allowing players to delve deeper into the experience and create a world of their own.

“We’re pleased to announce the release of All Things Zombie – Reloaded, our board game based on the Origins Award Winning Miniatures game of the same title.” States Ed Teixeira.

The game includes:

• A full set of color counters including Survivors, Gangers, and Militia characters, as well as a wide range of weapons and loot that you can find during your games.
• A set of Event Cards that provide all the info you need at a glance, from friends, enemies, zombies, loot and more.
• Newly designed Player Aid cards to help you keep track of your characters and their “stuff”.
• An easy to use campaign system that ties all your games together where the results of one affects the results of the next.
• Six 11” x 17” maps that can be laid out in over 50 different ways, making each game unique.
• Specific objectives that provide ways for your characters to increase in skill and ability when they succeed.
• All this and more.

Components:
• 25 Event Cards
• 6 – 11”x 17” Maps
• 20 Character cards
• 88 Counters
Get more information or purchase All Things Zombie – Reloaded from its official product page (http://lnlpublishing.com/the-singles/all-things-zombie-reloaded).
Check out the promotional video on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Loni-7KiD94) and be sure to subscribe to the Two Hour Wargame channels to see more promo videos.  Box art and other art assets are available by contacting david@thelowryagency.com.

ABOUT TWO HOUR WARGAMES
THW Game Design, parent company of Two Hour Wargames, has published over 70 games. We have been in business since 1998 and have won an Origins Award for Best Miniatures Game of the Year 2006 – All Things Zombie as well as other awards.

ABOUT LOCK ’N LOAD PUBLISHING, LLC.
Lock ’n Load Publishing, LLC. are a leading developer-publisher in both the table top and video games.  Since 2006 Lock ’n Load Publishing has developed and published 75+ of historical, strategy and fantasy games with many award-winning titles in their portfolio spanning both digital and table top platforms.  Lock ’n Load Publishing’s mission is to provide new game designs and redefine how people play games.

Media Inquires for Two Hour Wargames:

Contact: David Lowry
david@thelowryagency.com

Official Press Release here: http://www.prlog.org/12456384-all-things-zombie-reloaded-now-available-for-purchase.html