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 Post subject: UKGE Roll Call
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:14 pm 
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So I head off tomorrow night (thus missing the club) to the UK Games Expo, albeit in a slightly roundabout way going via Kent first.

I shall be there all weekend from Friday lunchtime helping out at the event in whatever capacity I'm needed so I figured I should find out who else is going to be there.

The Expo has moved to the NEC Hilton now, which has loads more space for traders and demos and the added bonus that the games rooms at the venue will be open pretty much all of the time so loads of opportunity for games old and new.

It also looks like the Bring & Buy should be bigger and better than before, so I'm hoping for both some bargains and to make a few quid.

So yeah. Come. It'll be great. Tickets still available on the door but many of the tournaments may be sold out already.

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:26 pm 
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The Family will be there on the Saturday. :-)


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 8:37 am 
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No games expo for me this year :( hope you all enjoy it!


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 12:14 am 
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Was a great weekend at the Expo. I bumped into some of you there - Rob on Saturday, Stuart, Darrell, Nobby, Ninj and Mrs Ninj on Sunday. If you were there and I missed you then it was probably your fault.

Already counting down the days until next year.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 4:10 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:11 pm 
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I now have the BB Team Manager expansion, the new 7 Wonders expansion, Tammany Hall, Odd Ville, Stak Bots, Lords of War, Love Letter, Kakker Lakken Poker, Zen Garden, Elemons and a few Expo d6s.

Also a bunch of new friends and an overwhelming desire for it to be Expo time again.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Wasn't a bad day was it? :smile:

How much do you think the trade stands took? There were people walking out with half a dozen or more Euro' game boxes...


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:09 pm 
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I don't know, but I do know that the Bring and Buy took, in commission, in the region of £1k.

Several traders did seem to be very happy as they admired their spreadsheets, others were a bit miffed to have been located so far from the tournament crowds. The ones who don't like to walk very far away from their tournament tables. Or walk very far at all in fact.

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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:46 pm 
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I now have the BB Team Manager expansion, the new 7 Wonders expansion, Tammany Hall, Odd Ville, Stak Bots, Lords of War, Love Letter, Kakker Lakken Poker, Zen Garden, Elemons and a few Expo d6s.

Also a bunch of new friends and an overwhelming desire for it to be Expo time again.



Are the dates going to be similarly placed with the bank holiday?

Looks like I'm judging next year


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PostPosted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:03 pm 
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I expect it will be, but I don't think there's been any official confirmation yet.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:59 pm 
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So what happens there? Is it a case of turning up Billy no mates and asking for games? Do you bring games and sit at a table hoping for people to join?
You camped there or nearby? Was that with mates or organisers or because the hotel cost too much?
I've thought about it and will be tempted next year however never been to one of these events :o


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Two large trade halls, though just as much space is taken by manufacturers as by stores.
Two or three halls given over to card/board/miniature game tournaments, all of which switch to open gaming spaces for the evening/night.
Two other suits (which I didn't actually see so don't know the sizes) of RPG tables.
And an auditorium used for seminars by day and as a movie theater btw night.

Next year they will.apparently have more space.

Most games are bookable online up to a week prior to the event, with the remaining tickets available once you're on site.

The event does a deal with the hotel to reduce the prices of the rooms if you're booking through the Con, BUT it is a Hilton attached to the NEC... That said, having on site accommodation isn't a requirement for attending, even if you're there for multiple days.

Did I miss anything?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:07 am 
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Think that about covers it.

Oh, Bring and Buy. That is always crazy popular.

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