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Nick Fisk
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Hi guys,

This is fairly very hypothetical at the moment.

We are currently looking into the possibility of holding a "Board Games Weekend" sometime in the summer of 2006 in Stoke-on-Trent, pretty much smack in the middle of England.

This is obviously at an incredibly early stage at the moment, as we are in a couple of discussions to see if the whole idea is financially and logistically workable.

What we hope to happen is:

- A 2-day event (Saturday & Sunday) probably in August

- Plenty of tables and a games library of 100-200 games

- Attendees bringing their own games along as well, so that they can have the chance to play them with new people

- A bar at the venue

- Not sure yet about vendors, etc .... Primarily this will be a "games playing" weekend above all else, but maybe a "bring & buy" type thing would be a good idea


Anyhow, I thought I'd mention it, just to try and get an idea if anybody would be interested in such a thing.

Please feel free to comment on this thread, or message me privately to tell me that you're interested / make any suggestions / etc... so that we can get an initial idea of whether another Con in the UK is a good idea!

Cheers,

N.

 
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Mark Lockett
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A bundle of Raw Dealers along with myself would undoubtedly be in attendence.
 
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Greg Jackson
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Sounds good to me
 
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David Morris
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I (and several others) would definitely be up for this. Great idea!

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I'd certainly be tempted.
 
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Michael Cousins
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You did say there would be a bar
 
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Yep, I reckon I'd make the journey and probably get a few other to come along as well.
 
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Yep, I can think of a few people who would be interested.
 
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It sounds great. Put my name down. There are some previous forums about UK cons and I think there is room for another one.

Keep us all updated I am keen to go to a few this year.
 
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Amelia Tharme
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Sounds like fun. We'll probably be in England visiting my mum in the summer so maybe we can plan to visit around the time of the Con.
 
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Absolutely definitely a good idea, well done on volunteering yourself to organise such an event!

Too long have we boardgamers been shrugged into the corners amidst Magic: The Gathering and Yu Gi Oh tournaments. Too many times have we been nudged by wargamer's bellies as they discuss the merits of using sable to paint the little yellow socks on their toy soldiers. Too long have roleplayers stolen our tables and dice for use in the murder of more helpless goblins. Finally, a place we can call our own - a place we can trade coffee and corn without fear of ridicule or retribution. A place where men are men and meeples are meeples. A place for us.
 
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I would go for sure, and so would my wife and possibly a few gaming friends.
As long as it wasn't end of May as I'm in Japan and if you DARE organise a UK con without me I will destroooooooy you!
 
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Nick

Definitely interested. August may be a problem with people's holidays of course, but you obviously want to avoid dates too close to the other major cons.
 
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Sure, I'd be interested... and I could invite my brother as well.
 
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Nello Cozzolino
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YES YES.....
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Will you be serving "HOT CRUMPETS" with Butter?, if so you have my attention.
 
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I'm definitely interested - especially as I have a friend in the area so I could make a long weekend of it and kill 2 birds with 1 stone as it were.

So potentially 2 gamers included here!
 
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Andrew Adey
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If I am free then I would certainly be interested.
 
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Hypothetically, I'm interested. A two-day event may be easier to get an exit pass from SWMBO for than a lot of the UK cons that seem to run to a long weekend, and Stoke isn't so bad of a drive...
 
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Sounds good to me - especially as the focus is on playing games rather than a trade-show

You are letting yourself in for a lot of work surprise !!! (and as organiser you can have prime trading space!)
 
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Alan Faller
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I am very interested.
Keep me posted on this one - August wouldn't be a problem at all.

You are very brave!
 
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very interested in attending just don`t make it the bank holiday...

It is a pity that you can not sound people out at Stabcon this weekend.
 
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Nick Fisk
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Thanks for all the responses so far .... It's really encouraging



To completely steal an idea from boneroller and his Avatar Gallery thread, if you want to show an interest in the planned UK Board Games Playing Weekend (title needs some work ), then click the "thumbs up" item for this thread, and that way it may stay on the front page for a little bit longer, and more UK geeks may see it.

Cheers,

N.



 
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I give this idea a thumbs up, I think it would be great to have a Con in the middle of the country giving more people a chance to attend.

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mike hibbert
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Hell yeah, count me in!
 
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