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 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. 

Concrete Cow 16 March

Long running one day RPG convention

The Old Bath House, 205 Stratford Road, Wolverton, Milton Keynes,MK12 5RL

Chillcon 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

Field of Games - 2nd - 5th August 2019

Silverstone Farm Campsite in Northants
A gathering of tabletop gamers camping in an open field bringing family and friends of the hobby together,

HandyCon 6th -11th August 2019

An open gaming focused convention in Maidenhead, UK.

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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.

October 2019

DragonDaze 5th October

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

See for more details.

Furnace 12th-13th October

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

OddconUK XII 11th-13th October

Park Inn, Forge Gate, Telford TF3 4NA.

Board Games and other tabletop games.

See for more details.

Essen Spiel 24th to 27th October

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

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Unthirl your Banner 25th to 27th October

Thirlmere Recreation Hall, near Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 4TW

A small convention at Thirlmere in Cumbria centred on playing board wargames and multiplayer games. 

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November 2019

Midcon TBC

Hallmark Hotel, Derby.

Boardgame open gaming.
Details are on

Warfare 16th to 17th 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.

More info...

December 2019

Dragonmeet TBC

Hammersmith, London

RPGs and board games

Wargamer TBC


Wargames show

More details...

Other Calendars:

Newark Irregulars (Wargames)

Phil Masters RPG List (Roleplaying)

BHGS Calendar (Wargames)

Paizocon UK (Roleplaying)