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MidCon 2018  

2 4 November 2018

Hallmark 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 evening

  • a Diplomacy tournament, subject to numbers, and possibly another tournament or two in the Hallmark Inn (if someone volunteers to run them)

  • the chance to buy even more board games from Spirit Games

  • the chance to sell your surplus games on the Bring & 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 accepting bookings.

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 Friday/Saturday/Sunday. 

Please note: convention fees are not refundable.

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.. 


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