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2022-08-12/14 Britcon 2022
« on: November 26, 2021, 05:37:43 PM »
Announcement - http://www.bhgs.org.uk/news/britcon-2022-its-back-its-in-nottingham-and-its-open-for-bookings

MeG Competition - http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon---mortem-et-gloria.html

Bookings - http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon---how-to-enter.html


This year Britcon will play host to a 3-day, 5-game event for MeG.

ARMY SIZES
10,000 pt armies using the MeG Army Builder downloadable from the forum at www.thewargameszone.org 

THEME
Open - any list is allowed

​List Checker - Nik Gaukroger nikgaukroger@blueyonder.co.uk - please submit the whole army builder spreadsheet as this makes checking easier.
Lists by August 1st please.

TABLE SIZES
180mm x 120mm tables (ish), being 45 Base Widths x 30 Base Widths.

DURATION
All games will be 3hrs 15 minutes - other than Friday evening's game which can last until last bound is called.

GAMES TIMING
Five games as follows:
Friday:     Rolling start from 6pm (or sooner if you wish), last start 7:30pm. Last bound called around 11pm
Saturday:     9.30am - 12.45, 13.45 - 17.00.
Sunday:     9:00am - 12.15, 13.00-16.15pm

​The Friday night game is played until time is called unless both players agree otherwise.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2022, 06:40:49 AM by nikgaukroger »
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Re: Britcon 2022 - 12th to 14th August 2022
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2021, 06:18:58 PM »
After a 2-year hiatus we're pleased to be able to announce that Britcon will be back again in 2022, taking place at Nottingham Trent University's city-centre campus, conveniently located in the heart of the UK's "Lead Belt" and still in our regular dateline of the 12th-14th August.

The Nottingham Trent venue is much bigger and brighter than before, and will allow us bring all of the gaming onto one floor, extending both the competition space and the trade show and demo game area as well as making it possible for us to run a series of entirely new parallel events alongside our traditional roster of competition periods.

We're also still offering onsite student-priced B&B accomodation and student-priced onsite bars in Nottingham too - allowing our games to run over a variety of different timelines and formats, ranging from the full the "Friday night + 8-8 gaming Saturday + more games on Sunday" timeline, as well as hosting 1 and 2 day events and formats too.

Another new initiative for players this year is that we are now offering everyone "free food".* OK, not quite... but in 2022 all tournament entry fees will include a daily "grab bag" packed lunch (sandwich, crisps, a drink and some fruit), cutting out the need to queue for food when you could be rolling (or buying) dice. We're also keeping the extremely popular Britcon Fiver - where all entrants get a "5 off any 10 purchase with any trader" voucher as part of their entry fee too.

Nottingham is also well served by multiple transport links, especially for international players who can either fly into East Midlands Airport, or take the Eurostar to London St Pancras and changing there onto the mainline which runs direct to Nottingham. Both the airport and station have regular bus and tram conections to the venue in the city centre, with stops right outside the front door and only steps away from the accommodation block.​

Periods already confirmed for Britcon 2022 include:​

Mortem et Gloriam 15mm 5-games 3-day event Fri/Sat/Sun
Renatio et Gloriam 15mm 5-games 3-day event Fri/Sat/Sun

For more information on individual themes please visit the Gaming Periods Information page on our website  http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon---periods-being-played.html

​Bookings are now open for pretty much all of these events on the BHGS website - fear not, we have ample space to accommodate everyone and more this year, so you won't miss out! 

The new venue gives us much more room than we have had in previous years for gaming, traders and demo games, so if you are interested in helping us organise a competition which isn't already covered, staging a demo game or taking trade space please get in touch and we'll be delighted to work with you to try and make it happen.

Onsite Accommodation
In 2022, onsite accommodation will be bookable through the BHGS along with your gaming event ticket. It's not a requirement to book accommodation through us, but if you do we'd really appreciate it, mainly as we are committed to pay for a minimum number of rooms at the Uni as part of our venue contract - but also as we believe it's cheaper, closer and will have a better canteen-style breakfast than any other option anyway!

The COVID Stuff
All attendees will of course be required to adhere to any relevant Covid-related guidelines or regulations which are in place at the time of the event, including any set by the venue or the BHGS. Should the venue and the BHGS determine at any point that it is not possible to stage the event as planned due to Covid-related restrictions, all entry fees will be refunded in full.

Other BHGS Events
We've literally just had confirmation today from our regular venue for Roll Call that they are able to accept our booking for the weekend of 2nd/3rd April 2022, so we'll be contacting our regular umpires and theme organisers in the next week or so to firm up the themes and then will get tickets on sale as soon as we can.

We'll also be back at UK Games Expo over the weekend of 4/5th June with a roster of competitions, with tickets going on sale in the new year through the UKGE website.

Updated details for all of these events are now on the BHGS website - so we very much hope you too will be able to join us next year to start rolling some dice again at as many events as you can find time to attend.

And, of course.. Bookings are now open for Britcon on the BHGS website too. http://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon---how-to-enter.html

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Re: 2022-08-12/14 Britcon 2022
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2022, 04:21:22 PM »
For those of you considering joining the 22 souls already signed up for Nottingham, a bit of good news in that despite initially telling us last week that we'd already reached the limit of available onsite accommodation at Nottingham Trent, the University have just been in touch just this morning to let us know that they have now managed to find a few more additional onsite B&B rooms to allocate to Britcon attendees.

As a result onsite rooms are now back on sale for the 2-night B&B package.

https://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon---how-to-enter.html

This can be booked either by scrolling down to the bottom of the booking form and selecting onsite accommodation (click the "110" dropdown link to see where to select accomodation), or - we believe, if you are a ticket holder (!) - by logging into your personal Eventbrite account and adding rooms to your existing Britcon ticket.

Once this increased allocation is sold however, there will be no more rooms available through the University, and attendees will need to book their own hotels.

The BHGS Britcon Team

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Re: 2022-08-12/14 Britcon 2022
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2022, 12:52:15 PM »
Updated top post with details.
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Re: 2022-08-12/14 Britcon 2022
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2022, 04:58:31 PM »
Current list of entrants for Britcon

Robin Spence
Laurence Donohoe
Peter Cross
Paul Cummins
Pete Entwistle
Mark Hargrave
Lance Flint
Jamie Mayers
Simon Elliott
Philip Powell
Keith Spedding
Roger Pitfield
Adrian Pitfield
Richard Jeffrey-Cook
Jason Broomer
Lee Sanders
Jonathan Beach
Nicholas Gaukroger
Alexander Elliott
Matthew Haywood
David Gollop
Jeremy Howison-Haworth
Stuart Thomas
Peter Sharp
Ben Allen

Lists due Monday 1st August to nikgaukroger@blueyonder.co.uk - please send full spreadsheet
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Re: 2022-08-12/14 Britcon 2022
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2022, 10:25:30 PM »


Britcon is now less than 2 weeks away, and with a record-breaking 337 players taking part so far (over 100 of whom are staying with us onsite), and almost 40 traders, demo games and event sponsors at the FREE-to-enter Britcon Trade Show we're looking well set for a cracking debut outing this year in Nottingham, at the Nottingham Trent University Conference Centre in the heart of the Lead Belt.

For this year's MeG event we've currently got the following high quality, stylish and good looking bunch of players signed up, and with more space than we can shake a stick at any additional players (ideally signing up in such a way as to give us an even number!) would still be exceedingly welcome:

Robin   Spence
Laurence    Donohoe
Peter   Cross
Paul   Cummins
Pete    Entwistle
Mark   Hargrave
Lance   Flint
jamie   mayers
Simon   Elliott
Philip   Powell
keith   spedding
Roger   Pitfield
Adrian   Pitfield
Richard   Jeffrey-Cook
Jason   Broomer
Lee   Sanders
Jonathan   Beach
Nicholas   Gaukroger
Alexander   Elliott
Matthew   Haywood
David   Gollop
Jeremy   Howison-Haworth
Stuart   Thomas
Peter   Sharp
Ben   Allen

Details are at : https://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon---perio ... layed.html

If you are in the Nottingham area and fancy coming down to peruse the trade show, and also take the rare chance to offer your positive and wholesome encouragement to any or all members of this list of notable, well-groomed and all highly regarded celebrity players, the Britcon Trade Show is on 10-4 on Saturday and 10-2 on Sunday and is FREE to enter, with 40 traders, a number of demo and participation games, a well stocked bring and buy as well as free-play gaming tables for you to test out any must-open-now purchases.

Details at : https://www.bhgs.org.uk/britcon-trade-show.html


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Re: 2022-08-12/14 Britcon 2022
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2022, 04:51:09 PM »
Here are the Britcon runners and riders for your perusal. Pete Entwistle cannot now make the Sunday and so Kev Brewin is standing in for him for those 2 games. Lists will be published after the event.

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Re: 2022-08-12/14 Britcon 2022
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2022, 08:03:03 PM »
Friday draw done by matching people as they turn up more or less.

We will, as usual, keep related players apart and, as best we can, club mates/regular opponents until the latter stages (Sunday basically) but for Friday the club/regular one may be dependant on when people arrive so no hard promises there.

We'll start pairing people up when we have a reasonable number ready to go.
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