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Dragonmeet/Gameforce Announcement

Some of you already knew a little about this but now it's officially announced.

From simonjrogers
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Angus Abranson of Leisures Games and Cubicle 7 has taken over the running of Dragonmeet, the UK's largest (and friendliest) one-day games event.

A little history first. Dragonmeet was an event originally run by Games Workshop in the 1980s, and reinstituted by James Wallis, then of Hogshead Publishing and an intrepid group of fellow rpg aficionados including me and Angus. The first Dragonmeet was held in Conway Hall, Holborn in 2000. Over the years it has grown and is now well established in the plush but pricey venue of Kensington Town Hall. The event has always been organized by a committee, and after five years, the committee members have lost a little enthusiasm, and gained more responsibilities. With this in mind, the shareholders of Gameforce Ltd, who owned Dragonmeet decided to look for another way to run the show this year, one which would allow the convention to continue growing, but with a more streamlined structure.

Step forward Angus Abranson. A former Dragonmeet chairman, rpg retailer and all-round good egg, he has connections throughout the industry and a willingness to promote roleplaying games in the UK. After discussion, he acquired the rights to Dragonmeet and the Gameforce name and will be running the event from now on. It's clear from what I have already heard from Angus that Dragonmeet 2006 will be better than 2005, and with a year's run-up, 2007 will top the lot.

Under the Gameforce name Angus has already organized games gatherings in London - you can keep up-to-date with these on the gameforce community blog here. More will follow.

ProFantasy Software will be attending and sponsoring, as will Pelgrane Press, and we'll be running the Game in Day event again.

We hope you'll attend this year. Master Mapper Ralf Schemmann will be on the ProFantasy stand, and both Pelgrane and ProFantasy will have more new products than ever before.

Comments

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scimon
Sep. 20th, 2006 02:09 pm (UTC)
Congratulations.
adders
Sep. 20th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
Congratulations…

…I think. :)
thebitterguy
Sep. 20th, 2006 02:14 pm (UTC)
Cool! Good luck with that; I know the fun that can be had with organizing a con, and I speak only slightly sarcastically.
civi
Sep. 20th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC)
Yay!
You ave all our support and affection!

When is it, though?
I forget...

And can you think of a day when it would be feasable to aquire you and a Dom and any other random locals for socialities, maybe food, maybe games?
angusabranson
Sep. 20th, 2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
Dragonmeet = Saturday 2nd December at Kensington Town Hall.

I'll have a think, and also talk to Dom, to see if we can arrange a day.

My free time is a little scarce at the moment (and probably will be until early December) but I will need the occasional break for booze and socialising :p
civi
Sep. 20th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Booze and socialising you say?

Well luckily the cavalry is here!
Say when and we shall support you, and I'm sure I owe you a few drinks for the various nice things you do for I and Iz and for being a top bloke :-)
snesgirl
Sep. 20th, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
::does snoopy dance::
huzzah.
karohemd
Sep. 20th, 2006 03:41 pm (UTC)
Jammy git.
natural20
Sep. 20th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
Makes me all the more inclined to try and get over, still not sure if I will or not.

But congrats on being back in charge. :)
littlestkobold
Sep. 20th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
Congratulations Angus! I know it's in capable hands! I'm going for the first time in several years, and it'd be good to catch up, although I'm sure you'll be rather busy ... ;-)
teh_biel
Sep. 20th, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
You know you only posted it here because he flattered you :D

He's right tho ;)
sesquipedality
Sep. 20th, 2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
Good luck.

If I can help out in any way, please get in touch.
aitkendrum
Sep. 20th, 2006 09:34 pm (UTC)
Excellent news, congrats

BITS will be there again this year and we're looking forward to it. It's always one of the most friendly and fun cons we go to.

goldmoonrj
Sep. 20th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
Boo, I'll be jetlagged in Brazil then. I'm sure it'll be a blast anyway! :)
morthrai
Sep. 21st, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
Well get you then! With Angus in charge, it should rock mightily says I.
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