UK RPG Convention Calendar

2021: OCTOBER | 2022: JANUARY | FEBRUARY | JUNE | AUGUST | Regular Events and Megagames

Introduction

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. While Covid lockdowns are disrupting the face-to-face convention scene, I'll also try to list some online events here, but I'm afraid that my information on those may be patchy.

RSS Feed: Neil Blumfield has kindly set up an RSS feed based on this site, the URL for which is http://feed43.com/british-rpg-convention-list.xml. 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 http://firedrake.org/infobot/ics/conventions.ics for this. Or - I'm told that by using webcal://firedrake.org/infobot/ics/conventions.ics 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 It's probably partly out of date these days.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


October 2021


9th-10th October: Furnace Games Convention XVI may take place at The Garrison Hotel, Sheffield, or may be run online; watch http://furnace.org.uk/ for a decision and further details.


January 2022


19th-23rd January: Contingency, I'm told, but there's nothing online yet. Watch http://www.con-tingency.uk/ for more news.


February 2022


26th-27th February: Revelation, I'm told, but there's nothing online yet. Watch http://revelationgames.org.uk/ for more news.


June 2022


3rd-5th June: UK Games Expo 2022, at The NEC Birmingham. Dates have been announced for this, Britain's biggest general games convention, but maybe not much more yet. Watch https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/ for more information.


25th-26th June: North Star, at The Garrison Hotel, Sheffield. "Come and play out amazing stories amongst the stars for a full weekend of tabletop SF RPGs." Watch http://northstarcon.org.uk/ for more information.


August 2022


5th-8th August: Continuum 2022, at John Foster Hall, Manor Road, Leicester, LE2 2LG. This event is planning ahead, or so I'm told -- see http://continuumconvention.co.uk/ for more details as they become available.


Regular Events

The London Indie RPG Meetup Minicon ("Play small press/indie RPGs") runs one Saturday a month. For location and other details, see http://www.meetup.com/London-Indie-RPG-Meetup-Group or e-mail londonindierpg@gmail.com.

Megagames

These are giant wargame/simulation games, taking most of a day or more, often with some element of role-playing. Many are run in London, others elsewhere. For more explanation, see https://www.megagameassembly.com/; there's a calendar of upcoming megagames in the UK (and elsewhere in Europe) at https://www.megagameassembly.com/uk-europe-megagames.

2021: OCTOBER | 2022: JANUARY | FEBRUARY | JUNE | AUGUST | Regular Events and Megagames

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