Chillcon at Sheffield: A Convention Appraisal

Location, Location, Location: The Sniper's Mantra Chillcon Sheffield is held at the Ecclesfield School, Chapeltown, Sheffield, which is to the north of Sheffield city, best accessed from the M1. There is on-site parking (although see the Gripes section for more on this), and the site is accessible by public transport from the City, using the …

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Hammerhead at Newark: A Convention Appraisal.

Hammerhead has been running at Newark showground for a few years now, probably enough time for it's large lead-filled buttocks to leave an imprint in the Sofa of Shows. Intended to be an interactive experience, all the games are participation events, and the show has a broad mandate for genres and sub-genres of gaming. Location, …

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ROBIN at Nottingham: A Convention Appraisal

Copious room for more traders, be they old or new The Sniper's Mantra (Location, Location, Location) Taking place at the Nottingham Tennis Centre on the 17th of February 2019, ROBIN was accessible by bus or tram, but probably isn't a comfortable walk from the city centre. No nearby shops or conveniences were observed, but that …

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Vapnartak at York 2019: A Convention Appraisal (Feb 3rd)

Let us begin with a grumbly pre-amble which applies to all shows and events, and is not specific to York, and thus falls outside the usual 'Griping' section. Often it appears that certain forms of social media communication have taken precedence over all others. Vital information is posted on, and subsequently buried by, Facebook and …

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Fiasco at Leeds 2018: A Convention appraisal.

Usually falling on the last Sunday of the month, Fiasco is usually the last show in the calendar for this weary sojourner, so it is ironic that it has ended up being the first show to fall under the Widow's Gaze.  If there is any pertinent information readers would like to know, please ask, and …

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