UK RPG Convention Calendar



This is a list of conventions and events, taking place in the British Isles, with at least some significant role-playing games element. I try to keep it current, but I make absolutely no guarantees about anything I mention. I reserve the right not to include events that appear to be only very marginally relevant to RPG'ing, and I have a bias in favour of 'tabletop' RPGs.

RSS Feed: Neil Blumfield has kindly set up an RSS feed based on this site, the URL for which is I should say that I've not tried this out myself, especially since this page changed its URL.

Calendar File Form: Roger Bell West has set up a site which converts this page to standard calendar file format, and updates that file periodically. See for this. Or - I'm told that by using webcal:// instead, you should be able to "subscribe" to this calendar. Again, I haven't looked at this since this page changed URL.

Organisers Note:

Mail If you want your convention listed here, e-mail me with a date and URL.

Advice on Organising Conventions:

I once saved the text of a Usenet discussion on the art of UK RPG convention organisation; it's on this site as ConOrganising.txt. It's probably partly out of date these days. Anyone interested in the subject might also do very well to look at the notes on the subject published by the organisers of Concrete Cow.

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The Events

November 2016

5th November: South Oxfordshire Gaming Day (SOXS) 2016, at Radley Village Hall; Doors open at 10.30am. For more details, watch

12th November: GROGMEET 2016, at "Mad Labs", Manchester (address appears to be 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HN), from 10.15–17.00 with the RPG sessions running from noon. Tickets are £10, or free to Patreon $5 backers of The GROGNARD Files. "It’s a day of Old School gaming which will end in the official launch of the first ever annual the GROGNARD files ‘zine. ... Sign-up for the RPG sessions will be available nearer to the event and will be released to Patreon backers first." See for more details, including a list of games running and a link for ticket purchases.

19th-20th November: Beacon "The Two Towers", at Belfast Boat Club. "Featuring: Gilgamesh LARP, Dark Heresy LARP, Vampire Competition ... Call of Cthulhu Competition, and much, MUCH more." See for more details, or, on Facebook,

December 2016

3rd December: Dragonmeet, at Novotel London West, Hammersmith, London. To quote, "Dragonmeet is one of the most vibrant tabletop gaming conventions and the largest of its kind in London. You'll discover a day jam-packed with things for you to do. Expect new and old games to play, industry panels, book signings, art show, bring & buy, cosplay events, lots of new traders and big demos, tournaments and of course the chance to make new friends and hang out with fellow gamers! This year we've moved to a big venue in Hammersmith with more gaming space, more room for RPG's, more demo space and more traders. You can expect boardgames, roleplaying games and miniatures games, tournaments plus an evening of gaming including the charity auction. Explore the menu above or below to find out more about 'the UK's friendliest games convention'". It's certainly one of the U.K.'s biggest RPG-focused events.

£12 on the door, £10 in Advance; under 16s free with adults. Buy 6 tickets and you get one free and 2015 Prices; bring 10 and you get 2 tickets free and 2015 prices. See for more details.

January 2017

6th-8th January: Stabcon 2017, at the Britannia Hotel, Dialstone Lane, Stockport. The latest in an extremely long-running string of twice-yearly general games conventions, including a bit of roleplaying. E-mail for booking information.

25th-30th January: ConTingency 2017, at Sandy Balls Holiday Village, Godshill, Fordingbridge, The New Forest, Hampshire, SP6 2JZ. See for more information.

February 2017

25th-26th February: Revelation, at the Garrison Hotel, Sheffield. "A Powered by the Apocalypse Gaming Convention ... Revelation is a UK based roleplaying games convention that meets once per year at the Garrison Hotel in Sheffield. We have space for 80 gamers to come and play ‘Powered by the Apocalypse’ roleplaying games. The games timetable will be offering all day Saturday and Sunday games alongside 4 hour slot games. Sign up for a rich array of gaming experiences and explore the many worlds of the Apocalypse." See for more information.

March 2017

17th-19th March: ConVergenceUK, at the North-West Gaming Centre, Stockport, Greater Manchester. "A new gaming convention for the north-west of England ... There will be a mixture of RPGs, miniatures games and board games available, with a selection of slot lengths to suit ... There is a licenced bar in the gaming hall and a Subway platter deal is available as well ... There is free parking both at the Northwest Gaming Centre itself and for guests of the Premier Inn just across the road. There is plenty of nearby on and off street parking too."

For more information, see, or e-mail

18th March: Concrete Cow 17, at the Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5RL. Doors open at 9.00am, first games start at 10.00am, finish at 11.00pm. "Any tabletop roleplaying game. You want to play it, bring it along and run it. ... (Note that it's generally RPGs that get played, with the odd boardgame happening in breaks between games, or during a slot with people at a loose end.)" This event usually features a few traders -- most likely including Leisure Games and All Rolled Up -- during the day, and there'll be a charity raffle in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

Admission is £5.00; under 16s are free, but the organisers state that they can't take responsibility for them. For more information, including details of game slots and sign-up arrangements, see

April 2017

7th-9th April: Conpulsion Underworld, at Teviot Row House, Edinburgh. "Scotland's biggest weekend gaming convention" -- the latest in a long-running and successful series of Edinburgh conventions run by GEAS, the Edinburgh University Roleplaying Society. See for more information and news as plans develop.

August 2017

12th-13th August: Shacon, at the Garrison Hotel, Sheffield. "The UK's dedicated Savage Worlds RPG convention"; See for more details.

September 2017

16th September: Concrete Cow 17½, at the Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5RL. Details presumably much as for Concrete Cow 17 in March, qv., or see

Regular Events

The London Indie RPG Meetup Minicon ("Play small press/indie RPGs") runs one Saturday a month. For location and other details, see or e-mail

Board Game, Wargame, and CCG Cons and "Events"


These are giant wargames, taking most of a day or more, often with some element of role-playing. Most are run in London, some elsewhere. Last I knew, the organisers had a 'Web page, at, and could be contacted at


RPGs Go to my RPGs page.