UK GAMES EXPO LIST OF CONVENTIONS

UK Games Conventions (and a few others)

UKGE wants to know about Hobby Games, Wargames, Board Game, Card Game and Roleplaying conventions and shows in the UK (and Ireland) in the next 12 months. We are looking for events where the main thrust is tabletop gaming. Please email Richard with details of your convention.

January 2017

Raiders of the Game Cupboard XXXVII 7 January 2017

www.raidersofthegamecupboard.co.uk

Waterside Community Centre, Heath Road, Burton upon Trent Staffordshire. DE15 9LF

Open gaming event with boardgames mostly but have space for CCG, miniatures, wargaming , Roleplaying. Some playtesting of games.

Handycon 20 -22 Jan 2017

Handyconwebsite

High Wycombe

New board games convention with opengaming.

Contingency 25 - 30 Jan 2017

www.con-tingency.uk/

5 days of gaming in the New Forest. RPGs and board games.

February

Spaghetti ConJunction Saturday February 11th 2017.

A one day convention devoted to Tabletop Roleplaying Games right in centre of Birmingham.

Hosted at Geek Retreat, Priory Queensway, Birmingham.

http://spaghetticonjunction.blogspot.co.uk/

 

SoRCon 10 24 - 26 February 2017

From 4p[m Friday through to 5:30pm on Sunday 26th February 2017.

Holiday Inn, Basildon

Board Games Convention

Revelation 25- 26 February 2017

The Garrison Hotel, Sheffield, UK

Revelation is a UK based roleplaying games convention that meets once per year at the Garrison Hotel in Sheffield. There is space for 80 gamers to come and play 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.

http://revelationgames.org.uk/

March

Overlord 5 March 2017

abingdonwargames@org.uk
davies293@talktalk.net 

Fitzharry's School, Northcourt road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 1NP.

30+ traders, participation and demo games, Free parking & good food available. Charity raffle for Oxfordshire Air Ambulance. Further details for traders and those that wish to attend can be got from the club website or to my email directed. 

Airecon 4 10-12 March

Harrogate International Centre

http://www.airecon.uk/

Sponsored by UK Games Expo. Boardgames, RPGs, card games, wargaming, social deduction even some computer games. The common theme with games played at AireCon is that they require other people to play with, that's one of the reasons we started AireCon.

 

ConVergenceUK 17th March to 19th March 2017

Venue: Element Games, North West Gaming Centre, 1st Floor, Hallam Business Centre, Hallam Street, Stockport, SK2 6PT
Website: www.convergenceuk.co.uk
E-mail: admin@convergenceuk.co.uk

There will be RPGs (various), miniatures games (primarily an X-Wing Tournament and friendlies) and board games available. Announced systems so far: Pathfinder (PFS), X-Wing Miniatures, Traveller (original), Rifts, Dead and Buried, Gateway LARP. 

Concrete Cow 18 March

The Old Bath House, Wolverton, in the north-west corner of Milton Keynes.

Roleplaying Games.

https://www.mk-rpg.org.uk/Concrete_Cow

Conquord 18 March

15 UNION GATE • 63 UNION STREET • BRISTOL

RPGs, Board Games and Wargames.

http://conquordbristolgamingconvention.weebly.com/

 

 

SKIRMISH Sunday 19th March 2017. 9am – 2.30pm

Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School, Hurst Road, Sidcup, DA15 9AG.

The show for Wargames – Model Soldiers & Military Modelling - all under one roof.  Anglo Zulu War Special ! Featuring an exhibition of weapons, equipment and uniform of both sides in the conflict.
Trade Stands – with Model Soldiers, Wargame Figures, terrain and accessories, Paintings and artwork, and Books. Demonstration Wargames – Cafeteria – Free Parking. 

Raiders of the Game Cupboard XXXVIII 25 March 2017

www.raidersofthegamecupboard.co.uk

Waterside Community Centre, Heath Road, Burton upon Trent Staffordshire. DE15 9LF

Open gaming event with boardgames mostly but have space for CCG, miniatures, wargaming , Roleplaying. Some playtesting of games.

April

Conpulsion 7-9 April 2017

http://www.geas.org.uk/conpulsion/

Situated in the heart of Edinburgh, Conpulsion is Scotland’s oldest, largest[1]gaming convention, proudly hosted annually by GEAS, the University of Edinburgh Roleplaying Society, in association with FAQ, the University of Edinburgh Card and Board Game Society.

Stabcon South 7-9 April 2017

http://stabconsouth.com/

Stabcon South is a board games and general gaming weekend, held twice a year in spring and autumn at the Jury’s Inn Hotel Southampton. 

May

 

June

UK Games Expo 2-4 June

www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk

The UK's buggest and best Hobby Games Convention. Attedance 25,000+ 225 Exhibtors. Vast Trade Hall.
Boardgames - RPGS-Wargames-Family Games-Cosplay - Suitable for Hobby Gamers and the Family Audience

Broadside Game Show- 11 June

www.facebook.com/BroadsideShow/

Swallows Leisure Centre, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4NT, 10.00AM til 4.00PM. 30 and 40 traders, and about 15 Club demo/participation games. Our traders are mostly tabletop based, but we are hope to have some more boardgame sellers this year. We vary between large companies (Warlord, Foundry) through to independent traders, and small producers (Modiphius, Hysterical Games, Brigade Models, Fenris Games) We also have a Flea Market for those who like a bargain! A feature we hope to continue with is our Make and Take stall, where kids can build a free tank for themselves (or their dads...) Entry is £3, with accompanying kids and “Non-gamers” entering for free!

Raiders of the Game Cupboard XXXIX 24 June 2017

www.raidersofthegamecupboard.co.uk

Waterside Community Centre, Heath Road, Burton upon Trent Staffordshire. DE15 9LF

Open gaming event with boardgames mostly but have space for CCG, miniatures, wargaming , Roleplaying. Some playtesting of games.

 

July

Manorcon 21-24 July 2017

www.manorcon.org.uk
Leicester university
Lots of open gaming. Board and card games. No trade hall.

 

PaizoCon UK, 22–23 July 2017

www.paizocon.co.uk
Aston, Birmingham
The biggest dedicated Pathfinder fest in the UK with Special Guests and Special Events.

The Great Indoors Saturday 29th July 2017

www.greatindoorsevent.uk
Arrow Valley Visitor Centre, Redditch, Worcestershire
A blend of open gaming space, demos, playtesting and retail with a reverse auction.

August

 

September

Hereward Wargames Show Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10am - 4pm

www.hereward-wargames.co.uk
info@hereward-wargames.co.uk

Now in it's third successful year and featuring a wide range of traders, demo and participation games as well as tournaments, covering a wide range of different games. The Cresset,Bretton Centre, Peterborough, PE3 8DX

Spring Harvest Holidays Board Games Week 11-18 September 2017

http://www.springharvestholidays.com/board-game-week/

A week-long holiday in western France with over 30 gamers! A Christian site, open to all. 

SKIRMISH Sunday 17th September 2017. 9am – 2.30pm

Chislehurst & Sidcup Grammar School, Hurst Road, Sidcup, DA15 9AG.

The show for Wargames – Model Soldiers & Military Modelling - all under one roof.  Napoleonic War Special ! Featuring an exhibition of weapons, equipment and uniform of both sides in the conflict.
Trade Stands – with Model Soldiers, Wargame Figures, terrain and accessories, Paintings and artwork, and Books. Demonstration Wargames – Cafeteria – Free Parking. 

Raiders of the Game Cupboard XL 23 September 2017

www.raidersofthegamecupboard.co.uk

Waterside Community Centre, Heath Road, Burton upon Trent Staffordshire. DE15 9LF

Open gaming event with boardgames mostly but have space for CCG, miniatures, wargaming , Roleplaying. Some playtesting of games.

October

Stabcon South 6-8 October 2017

http://stabconsouth.com/

Stabcon South is a board games and general gaming weekend, held twice a year in spring and autumn at the Jury’s Inn Hotel Southampton.