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.

December 2017

Dragonmeet 2nd Dec 2017

2 December, London
9am–midnight, Novotel, London

https://www.dragonmeet.co.uk/

January 2018

Raiders of the Game Cupboard 6 January 2018

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 19 -21 Jan 2018

Handyconwebsite

High Wycombe

New board games convention with opengaming.

Contingency 17 - 21 Jan 2018

www.con-tingency.uk/

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

February

SoRCon 11 23 - 25 February 2018

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

Holiday Inn, Basildon

Board Games Convention

http://www.sorcon.co.uk/

Revelation 24- 25 February 2018

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/

Conquord 24-25 Feb 2018

15 UNION GATE • 63 UNION STREET • BRISTOL

RPGs, Board Games and Wargames.

http://concordgamingconvention.com/

March

Overlord dates 2018 TBC

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 9-11 March 2018

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 9th March to 11th March 2018

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 17 March 2018

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

Roleplaying Games.

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

Raiders of the Game Cupboard TBC

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 13-15 April 2018

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

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

Stabcon South TBC

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

Herefordshire Board Gamers Annual Charity day. May 19th 2018

11am to 11pm The Core, Hereford.  Our Fourth charity event raising funds for Mind.

http://herefordshireboardgamers.co.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/Herefordgamers/

June

UK Games Expo 1-3 June 2018

www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk

The UK's biggest and best Hobby Games Convention. Attendance 32,000+ 325 Exhibtors. Vast Trade Hall.
Boardgames - RPGS-Wargames-Family Games-Cosplay - Suitable for Hobby Gamers and the Family Audience

Raiders of the Game Cupboard TBC

www.raidersofthegamecupboard.co.uk

July

Manorcon TBC

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

 

PaizoCon UK, TBC

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

The Great Indoors Saturday TBC

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 2nd September 2018, 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 TBC

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 TBC

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 TBC

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 TBC

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.