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.


October 2018

DragonDaze 6th October

Newport Centre, 1 Kingsway, Newport, NP20 1UH, running 10am-5pm.

See for more details.

TekUKon 6th October

Geek Retreat, 38 The Priory, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 7LR, running 10am-7:30pm.

A one day roleplaying convention devoted to the world of Tékumel: Empire of the Petal Throne.

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Furnace 6th-7th October

Garrison Hotel, 635 Penistone Road, Sheffield, S6 2GB. See for more details.

OddconUK XII 12th-14th October

Park Inn, Forge Gate, Telford TF3 4NA.

Board Games and other tabletop games.

See for more details.

Stand To! 15th October

At Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon Industrial Estate Dale Rd Shildon DL4 2RE.

Model Soldier show and trade stands.

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Spaghetti ConJunction 20th October

Geek Retreat, 38 The Priory Queensway, Birmingham. B4 7LA. Running 10.00am - 7.30pm. See for more details.

ConDensed 21 October

One-day “Year of the Shadow Lodge” Special

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Essen Spiel 25th to 28th October

Essen, Germany. The largest board games event in the world.

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JenCon Six 27–28 October


Pathfinder Roleplaying Games

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November 2018

Midcon November 2-4

Hallmark Hotel, Derby.

Boardgame open gaming.
Details are on

GrogMeet 2018 10th November

Mad Lab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester. M4 1HN and Fan Boy Three, 25 Hilton St, Manchester, M1 1EL. Running 9.00am - 9.30pm. See for more details.

UNCON 4.0 10th-11th November

Heart Centre, St Georges School, Westwood Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2LH.

Board/card game event.

See for more details.

Warfare 17th to 18th November


Wargames show with a large Trade Hall, Bring and buy. There will be a number of demonstration and participation games, as well as a large range of competitions.

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Lucky Consequences 22nd-26th November:

Naish Holiday Village, Christchurch, Dorset, BH25 7RE.

Roleplaying games.

See for details.

BattleGround 24th November

Queens Campus Sports Hall, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 6BH.

Wargames show.

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Defcon 1 24th-25th November

The Park Barn Centre, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 8EN

Two day board games convention in Guildford with a focus on open gaming. Events will include a Pitch Car race and a Pandemic Survival event.

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December 2018

Dragonmeet 1st December

Hammersmith, London

RPGs and board games

Wargamer 2nd December


Wargames show

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January 2019

HandyCon 18th -20th January 2019

An open gaming focused convention in Maidenhead, UK.

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Stabcon 2019, 4th-6th January: 

Britannia Hotel, Stockport.

Tabletop games including roleplaying. Stabcon attendance is restricted to over-18s.

ConTingency, 23rd-27th January: 

Searles Leisure Resort, Hunstanton. "5 Days of Gaming in Norfolk.

February 2019

PAW2019 2nd - 3rd February

Plymouth Association of Wargamers annual wargames and hobby show. Held at the YMCA, Honicknowle Lane

Vapnartak 3rd February

Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse

York Wargames Society Presents - Vapnartak, our annual trade show.
Arguably the best wargames show held in York the first weekend in February.

Dudley Bug Ball 23rd February: 

Station Hotel, Castle Hill, Dudley, DY1 4RA. 

A friendly one day games convention for tabletop role playing games, board games and miniature wargames. Runs from 10.00am-11:00pm.

See for more details.

Concord 2019, 23rd-24th February: 


All forms of Table Top Gaming, Board Games, RPG’s, Card Games, Miniatures, as well as hosting a trader market, demo games and competitions.


March 2019

AireCon 2019, 8th-10th March: 

Harrogate International Centre, King's Rd, Harrogate, HG1 5LA. 

See for more details.

West Midlands Military Show Sunday 9th March

Aldersley Leisure Village, Aldersley Rd, Wolverhampton, WV6 9NW.

One day wargames show.

Conclave 16–17 March

Southend on Sea now has it's own Pathfinder convention. 

Chillcon Saturday 23d March

Tabletop Games Convention Sheffield

Canon Sunday 24th March

Retford Town Hall DN22 6DB

Wargames Show

April 2019

Salute 6th April

Excel Centre London. The UK's largest Wargames show

 Seven Hills 2019, 6th-7th April:

The Garrison Hotel, 635 Penistone Road, Sheffield, S6 2GB. 

See for more details.

UNCON 5.0, 6th-7th April: 

Heart Centre, St Georges School, Westwood Road, Broadstairs, Kent, CT10 2LH.
"An Unconventional Convention";

Tabletop Games Convention

See for more details.

Hammerhead 2019 - 28th April

George Stepehenson Exhibition Hall, Newark Showground, Lincoln Rd, Newark-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 2NY

Wargames Show with trade and demo games.


May 2019

ConTRAPtion 3–5 May

Chatsworth Hotel, The Steyne, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3DU

Roleplaying Convention

 North Star 2019, 11th-12th May:

The Garrison Hotel, 635 Penistone Road, Sheffield, S6 2GB.

A science-fiction roleplaying convention

See for more details.

Partizan: 19th May

George Stephenson Pavilion, Newark Showground, Lincoln Rd, Newark-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY.

Wargames Show

 UK Games Expo 2019, 31st May to 2nd June

NEC, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT & Hilton, Pendigo Way, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1PP. 

The UK's biggest games convention with all genres of gaming represented. for more details.

June 2019


July 2019

ManorCon XXXVII  19th to 22nd July

 Stamford Court, University of Leicester.

Long running boardgame convention with a focus on open gaming.

ManorCon information can be found in QLA, which can be found on


August 2019

The other Partizan: 18th August

George Stephenson Pavilion, Newark Showground, Lincoln Rd, Newark-on-Trent, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY.

Wargames Show

Tabletop Scotland 24 - 25th August

The Largest multigenre games event in Scotland.


September 2019

Hereward Wargames Show 1st September

Wargames Show,  Peterborough.

Other Calendars:

Newark Irregulars (Wargames)

Phil Masters RPG List (Roleplaying)

BHGS Calendar (Wargames)

Paizocon UK (Roleplaying)