If you're in the Manchester neighbourhood you might enjoy some time at GameCon, now in it's 3rd full year and attracting over 1000 gamers each year - hopefully more this year!
Our website is at www.gamecon.co.uk and our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101935845831&ref=ts - We're at the Palace Hotel on Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA
We've got a great lineup of casual and competitive games going on:
Chess - Blitz and a GM Simultaneous Display (win some money here)
Shuuro UK Nationals
First ever Wings of War tournament supported by Nexus Games (IT)
Ticket to Ride UK Nationals Qualifier
Lots of Fantasy Flight, Mayfair and Rio Grande demonstration Games
Hordes of the Thing
Magic:the Gathering - Pro Tour Qualifer (San Diego) and two GP Trials (Paris)
World of Warcraft Realm Qualifier
UFS UK Team Nationals
UK Flight Klub Nationals
Vampire the Eternal Struggle Drafting
Legend of the Five Rings
World's first War for Edadh tournament
UK Raw Deal Nationals
Hordes of the Thing
Flames of War
Field of Glory
European DnD Miniatures Championships
Wings of War
We have 22 tables running each 5 sessions over the weekend, including:
5 tables of Pathfinder
7 tables of Living Forgotten Realms
Cosplay (Street Fighter and Anime Festiva)
and loads more - too many to list (check the website)
We have some exciting news very shortly - keep checking the website.
Late night Rockband Challenge
In addition we have loads of traders, the "trader gauntlet" raffle, the "Wench flag" drinks service system for Roleplayers and Boardgamers, re-enactors and Sci-fi Dress groups, TV coverage, cheap and nice food and drink, comfy seats and a great venue.
We believe gamers should have a great time and as such we're in a 4* hotel with massive facilities and a very easy to find City Centre location. It's 1 minute from Oxford Street station, 7 mins from Piccadilly, 5 mins from Chorlton Street coach station, 4 mins from the St. Peter Square metro station and on a major bus route. The cheapest parking is probably on Charles Street near the old UMIST buildings, just off the Mancunian Way - they charge £2 for all day parking in their 700 space multi-storey carpark and is about 5 mins from the venue.
I hope you can make it!