UK RPG Convention Calendar

2021: JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | 2022: AUGUST | Regular Minicons

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 It's probably partly out of date these days.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.

Linking to this Page:

This page was created as a public service, and I'm happy for it to be used as widely as possible (so long as I don't get blamed for anything). Anyone creating or maintaining another RPG-related page is welcome to include a link to this URL.

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The Events


June 2021


4th-6th June: Seven Hills: Horizons, normally a face-to-face convention in Sheffield, is going entirely online this year, with a pre-event social evening on the 4th and online game slots on the 5th and 6th. Game submissions will be taken in April; game bookings in May. See https://7hills.org.uk/ for details and further announcements.


July 2021


30th July-1st August: UK Games Expo 2021, at The NEC Birmingham. This date has been announced for this, Britain's biggest tabletop gaming event, although obviously in current circumstances there are some questions about what will be feasible -- especially given that the show will have fewer halls than usual and no use of the Hilton Hotel (the normal venue for RPGs). To quote the organisers (as of March), "There will be limited numbers of events this year. We will issue further updates regarding tournaments, seminars, roleplaying and live shows later in the spring." Watch https://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/ for more information, as and when.


August 2021


6th-9th August: Continuum 2021, 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.


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.

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

Megagames

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 http://www.megagame-makers.org.uk/, and could be contacted at info@megagames.org.uk.

2021: JUNE | JULY | AUGUST | 2022: AUGUST | Regular Minicons

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