OK, Facebook. We give in
None of the MidCon
committee have been keen to be identified
as the sort of people who use Facebook,
which probably explains why we have never
had a page on the bafflingly successful
social nerdworking site.
Either that, or laziness.
So, not to put too fine a point on it,
John Harrington has used a Facebook
account he set up in memory of board
gaming hobby insultmeister, Kevin Warne,
to create a Facebook page for the
convention. The address is: www.facebook.com/midcongames
There is not a lot on it at the moment,
and nothing that is not already on this
web site but that may change at some point
in the near future. We may even get around
to publicising it at some point.
Next stop, Witter (sic)
Dates have been confirmed
The 2014 MidCon will be
held on November 7th - 9th.
As you can see from the booking
form, room rates are similar to last
year's level. We took a real bath on the
coffee (not in the coffee) last
year, with the bill £600 higher than the
year before, so we are still working
through the accounts to determine
Rather than put the registration fees up
to cover the expected loss on the flasks
of hot drinks in the convention rooms,
cups of java and char will be available
over the counter in the Wyedale bar, which
is the bar where the real ale is
Cafetiere coffee will also be available
from the main bar, but at a somewhat
higher price, I imagine.
We still have some T-shirts on the
Settlers theme. You can have any
colour as you like, so long as it is
white. If memory serves we were banging
these out for £12 a pop.
The T-shirt design is below.
Bring & Buy
We'll be doing the Bring & Buy
again but we've had to introduce a charge
for sellers in order to cover the cost of
hiring the room, which this year will be
the Milldale room. We will be skimming 5%
off the selling price of any games that
Games that will be on offer
If you want to give punters advance
notice of the games you will be bringing
along to sell,
contact John by rearranging the
following elements into the right order
for his e-mail address:
Clue: Put them in the following order:
2-1-3, with no spaces in between!
This year I will once again have sheets
printed with unique game ID numbers on
them that I can hand out to those sellers
who will, to use a technical term, be
selling a shed load of games.
They can then put details of the games
they have for sale on the sheets, take
note of the game ID numbers and put the
appropriate numbers on post-it notes and
attach them to the games. That way we
might streamline the booking part of the
Bring & Buy.
If you are new to MidCon
or games conventions in general, Paul
Oakes has bashed out a guide for newbies.
Advance orders with Spirit Games
Spirit Games will - we presume - once
again be running the official games stall.
If any you have any specific games you'd
like to buy from him - including those
released at this year's Essen games
tournament - phone him on 01283 511293 or
him to see whether they have it in stock
and, if they do, he will put it to one
side and then bring it along to the
Directions on how to get to the con by
coach, aeroplane or winged chariot are now
available in two flavours: Word document or PDF file.
I know this
photo looks like it has a big crease
going north to south just right of the
centre of the picture, but that is, in
fact, a piece of string, atop of which
is a helium filled balloon. The balloon
is always (well, almost always) with a
committee member to make it easy to find