I played minis (40k, etc) since about 1988 but got out of it for a long time. A friend asked me to try WM so I bought a few figs. I've been tinkering with my other hobby photography and volunteered to shoot War Machine Weekend 2010 as a way of getting in some practice. I enjoyed the time and met a number of really nice people. So much so, that I'm now collecting several factions and playing with my local group weekly.