GAMESFEST 4 : 24/10/2009
A one day convention to showcase the best of Role playing, Wargaming, Boardgaming & Science fiction/Fantasy literature. We want to pull all the strands of Fantasy/Science Fiction together and create a unique experience for the fan/enthusiast in one convention.
Ours is a unique vision and we want to focus on customer satisfaction and a totally enjoyable day dedicated to players and fans alike.
The aim is to:
Enable people to play games in an informal, friendly environment.
Let fans sample the best the gaming industry has to offer through Trade Stands / demo games.
Let fans meet the creators/designers of the games.
Give an opportunity to meet the writers/artists of your favorite Comics and Books
Gamesfest is a Hertfordshire based convention and has been running at the Victoria Hall in Tring for the past 3 years.
Companies that attend Gamesfest
Bloody Books (publisher)
We have outgrown our current venue and will be holding Gamesfest 4 at the Watford Colosseum
The new location: Watford Colosseum (Watford town centre)
Facilities include a fully licensed bar, two venue halls, dressing rooms, a large kitchen and ample parking facilities .There is also a large stage with full lighting system. The Colosseum has a seating capacity of 1188 in the main hall and 298 seating space in the gallery.
The main hall is 700 sq M and the smaller hall is 225sq M. This means we have capacity for over 50 exhibitors / traders. The capacity for attendees is over 1000.
The transport links are excellent via Road and rail (the main line station is 10 minutes walk away)
The future of Gamesfest.
We want to build on the success of last year with the right partners that share our vision. GW , Wizzkids , Mongoose publishing , Privateer Press , 2000AD , SFX , Forbidden Planet etc
At present we have two distinct elements to Gamesfest:
Gaming : Incorporating War games , role-playing , board gaming and CCGS.
Literature : Sci fi , Fantasy and Horror – last years guest included Dan Abnett and Stan Nicholls ( see www.gamesfest.co.uk for a full list)
This year we want to further include:
Comics and guest writers/artists : Leah Moore has already confirmed her attendance.
Collecting / memorabilia and guests: Forbidden Planet are hoping to attend after sponsoring the goody bags at GF3.
Film : Garry Charles will be screening his debut movie “Straw Man” and Frazer Lee will be showing a selection of short movies.
Music: The venue is a music venue as well and we thought we might have an after party!
We are speaking to Ghoultown from the US and a couple of home grown bands
Gamesfest 4 News
The Fest is taking shape nicely, currently our line up is:
The Black Library
Battlefront : Flames of War
Triple Ace Games
Chaos City Comics
Simple Miniature Games
Monarch Books and Miniatures.
Peter Mark May
David Michael Wright
Tournaments / Demo Games already confirmed:
Warmachine (Mitcham Marauders)
WH40K Demo/participation ( Watford Wargames Fed)
WH40K Doubles tournament
Flames of War Demo ( Wargames Inc)
Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies
Call of Cthulhu
Plus much much more to be confirmed
We are also running a miniature painting competition, so remember to bring your brush.
Tickets will be on sale soon at www.gamesfest.co.uk
I’m sure you’ll agree this is looking to be the biggest and best Fest ever!
Regards the Gamesfest crew.
Tickets are now on sale at www.gamesfest.co.uk:
£5.50 - Per adult
£4.50 - Under 16’s/Concessions (Unemployed, OAP, NUS)
£12.00 - Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 under 16’s)
£20.00 - Combined convention/concert ticket with Terrorvision headlining
The forum on the web page is up and running!
Check out all the latest news!!!!
Great news GW supremo Jervis Johnson is also attending the Fest!
Jervis Johnson is a game designer for Games Workshop.
He is currently one of Game Workshop's long-term strategy managers, having previously been employed as head of its Specialist Games division.
Jervis currently contributes a regular series of articles that focus on the hobby aspects of Games Workshop products, entitled Standard Bearer, to White Dwarf[i]
Awesome News the Black Library has confirmed two Panels for Gamesfest.
Here is your chance to ask the authors those burning questions!
General Black Library panel at 11:00 featuring:
Plus a special Horus Heresy focused panel starting at 13:00 hours.
I can’t wait!