Endgame in Oakland, CA is running the event on 12/15. They are not charging an entrance fee. Game Kastle in San Jose is charging $10 for the event the same day.
I hope I see you at Endgame so you guys can kick my ass some more. Yaaaaaaaylastplace!
I am a store owner and I just heard back from my FFG rep. You guys are correct it has been requested that there be no charge for this event. As such we have changed ours at Big Kidz Games to be free. Kessel Run event Saturday Dec 15th 1pm, 3661 Plainfiled ave NE, Suite B, Grand Rapids 49525.
Not sure if this has been posted yet, but there is a list of Kessel Run Events in Europe on Distributor Esdevium Games' website:
Good Times Games & Electronics in Prince Rupert, BC has been told by their distributor that they're getting it. And there was much rejoicing.