2 – 4 November 2018
Hotel, Derby, DE1 2SQ, UK
MidCon XXXIX takes place in a
comfortable hotel in the city of Derby from Friday
morning (9am) to Sunday evening (6pm).
The convention features:
the opportunity to play board games with
like-minded adults, including all the hot
games from this year's Essen games fair
the MidCon music and general
knowledge quiz for teams of four on Saturday
a Diplomacy tournament, subject to numbers,
and possibly another tournament or two in the
Hallmark Inn (if someone volunteers to run
the chance to buy even more board games from
the chance to sell your surplus games on the
& Buy stall on the Saturday
afternoon or pick up a bargain
MidCon is primarily about playing
games and meeting people. You can play any of the
number of games people bring along with them,
including the hot new games from the Spiel games fair in Essen,
which takes place a few weeks before MidCon.
Popular games include 18XX, Pandemic Legacy,
Agricola, Scythe, Terraforming Mars and Great
Western Trail, but you are welcome to bring along
your own favourite games – you will almost
certainly find some people willing to play at
least one of them.
Please note, the rest of
this page refers to the 2017 convention. Costs are
likely to be similar this year but we are not yet
Registration costs cover the costs of hiring the
convention rooms, sending out flyers, maintaining
this web site and so on.
£25 per person for the whole weekend, when
booked before 1st November, £30 afterwards, and
on the door.
The day rates are: £15/£15/£10 for
Please note: convention fees are not
I think the Games Convention Booking System
is now working again, so you should be able to
book online when we are open for bookings.
You do not have to stay in the Hallmark Hotel or
the Hallmark Inn to attend the con, but if you do
choose to do so, these are the rates.
Hallmark Hotel Accommodation: Bed and breakfast
prices of £67 Single; £80 Double / Twin per room
per night. These prices also apply to Thursday
night and Sunday night.
Hallmark Inn Accommodation: Bed and breakfast
prices of £54.00 Single; £67.00 Double /Twin per
room per night. These prices also apply to
Thursday night and Sunday night.
The Hallmark Inn is 50 metres from the Hallmark
Hotel, across the street.
Both hotels have dedicated car parks but sadly
they are no longer free, even to residents. Car
parking costs are £4 a day, and you will need to
register your vehicle's details with the hotel
reception. On the plus side, Derby railway station
is still only about 50 metres away and there is a
bus link from there to East Midlands airport.
If you would like to join us at MidCon,
please complete the booking form or just turn
up on the day..