UK RPG Convention Calendar

2020: MAY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | 2021: 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.

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 It's probably partly out of date these days.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


May 2020


29th-31st May: UK Games Expo 2020 is CANCELLED due to the coronavirus situation.


August 2020


7th-10th August: Continuum 2020 is CANCELLED due to the coronavirus situation.


21st-23rd August: UK Games Expo 2020 (at one point postponed to this date) is CANCELLED due to the coronavirus situation. See https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/ for more details.


22nd-23rd August: Tabletop Scotland 2020 is CANCELLED due to the coronavirus situation.


September 2020


26th September: Concrete Cow 20.5, at The Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5RL, from 9.00am-11.00pm. A well-established one-day event with a variety of RPGs run in three slots during the day. Cost is traditionally 5 a head; tea and coffee are available in the venue, and there are generally trade stands and a raffle in aid of charity. See https://www.mk-rpg.org.uk/Concrete_Cow for details.


26th-27th September: Tabletop Gaming Live, at Alexandra Palace, London. 9.00am-6.00pm on the Saturday, 10.00am-4.00pm on the Sunday. A general gaming event with a focus more on boardgames (and very much a trade hall event), but it's a substantial show with (on past experience) some RPG elements. See https://www.tabletopgaming.co.uk/information/tabletop-gaming-live for more details, including a range of membership prices.


October 2020


10th-11th October: Tabletop Scotland 2020, originally postponed to this date from August, is CANCELLED due to the coronavirus situation. See https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/ for more details.


17th October: Spaghetti ConJunction 4b, "Almost certainly at Geek Retreat in Birmingham." Watch the discussion at https://www.gamingtavern.eu/index.php?threads/spaghetti-conjunction-4b.4474/ for information as things develop.


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.

2020: MAY | AUGUST | SEPTEMBER | OCTOBER | 2021: AUGUST | 2022: AUGUST | Regular Minicons

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