Is MidCon happening in 2021?
Er ... that depends. If the emergence from lockdown
goes well and the restrictions are not reimposed, we
should be able to host the con in the usual place on
November 5 -7.
Please note, however, we have not yet signed a
contract with the hotel (now back to being called
the Midland Hotel, under the auspices of Best
Western) and we are not yet accepting registrations.
What did you do in the Diplomacy era, Daddy?
John Harrington (that's me but I love writing about
myself in the third person) has done a bit of a
nostalgia piece on what games
were available to con goers in the early days of
Given recent developments - the rule of six and all
that - the committee and the hotel management have
agreed that it is best to end uncertainty and
officially cancel MidCon
Those of you who paid for registration through
PayPal should have already been refunded via the
same channel. Those who paid by cheques have had
their cheques torn up
available and it is not even the day before the
con (at the time of writing). An online version is
Those we have lost
We've lost three more luminaries from the postal
gaming scene. Richard Hucknall, the editor of the
zine "Fall of Eagles"; Tony Bromley, veteran postal
gamer; and Craig Nye, who I only know of from
If the log sheets are to be believed, at least
three games were borrowed from the games library
last year - maybe as many as half a dozen.
Flushed with success we plan to offer a small collection of games,
located on a shelf behind the registration desk,
that attendees are welcome to borrow (the games -
not the shelf).
of uncertain quality should also be available from
the real ale bar
members John Harrington and Dave Simpson sharing a
pint at ManorCon
We already have a Facebook page, but now we have
group to make it easier for you to do whatever
it is people do on Facebook groups.
I expect we'll be putting things on it such as
the Bring & Buy spreadsheets but our big hope is
that it will prove a useful resource for matching up
people looking for games with those looking for
If this is your first time, or if you've a bad
memory for faces, it might be useful to see what the
committee members look like, just in case you wish
to raise an issue with them, ask them a question or
buy them a drink.
We'll include their mug shots in the con booklet,
and possibly have them on display in the main gaming
rooms - so you have been warned.
For a sneak preview,
of the committee member are on this page.
Spirit Games will 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 con.
We have a Boardgamegeek guild
If we'd created the guild 42 guilds earlier we
could have got the coveted 1830 number for our
guild, but as it is, the URL is: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/guild/1872
Please join the guild because currently I am
Nobby No-Mates and the only guild member.
The guild has a calendar - just one entry on it
at the moment - plus a forum (empty) and an images
Farcebook and Witter
As well as the Facebook group we have a bog
Facebook page here We also have a
Twitter account that is not so much dormant as