On Saturday 7th March the first Canterbury Conquest gaming convention took place. It was held in a small hall, in Canterbury though away from the city centre.
The location was fine and easy to get to (though parking was a pain for some) and the hall was OK once they turned off the heating.
There was a good cafe that kept up the supply of hot and cold food though it stopped the hot food at 13:00 just as Sir Animal wanted to order and just after Sir Steve and i had ordered - much to our amusement.
The local game shop had a presence at the back of the hall and there was a small bring and buy that had some interesting gamee. It was here that I actually picked up a Kickstarter Copy of the Dice Tower game "Nothing Personal". The weight and the quality of the pieces are amazing and I cannot wait to get it to the table!! It was a bargain at £25 and had never been played (it also included the expansion as this was part of the stretch goals). Really this was a major find and I still cannot believe my good fortune.
The organisation was poor. The tables in the main hall were all reserved but only three were actually used. This meant that those bringing games to play stayed in the cafe area and used their tables. Thus a load of those attending never went into the main hall and the shop stall didn't seem to sell anything.
Olly was the poor chap on the stall and he joined us for some of the games...
Kingsburg, Castle Panic - several games of Tinku and Ghost Storys all made it to the table. We also demo'ed Every Round Counts the Dice Game which went down well....
It was a fun day and good to have time to play games and make new friends. Our hobby is very inclusive and many are so sociable that it truly is fun..
Are you going to UK Expo???
We have a stall where we will be demoing ERC, ERC the dice game and TINKU.
Please come by, have a game, say hello and maybe a beer???
It really is the best three days of gaming in the UK - Bordgames, RPGs, Seminars, Wargames, Bring and Buy, Trade stall, Events....... Really recommend and hope to meet you there!