Monday, 7 December 2015

Dragonmeet, London 2015

This week I went to the popular (and largely RPG/Fantasy related) Dragonmeet Show in London. I always wanted to go as a kid, and never could. Plus I was inspired by the fact that Ian Livingston and Steve Jackson of Fighting Fantasy and early GW would be there.

So here's a photo of me getting my early edition of 'The Warlock of Firetop Mountain' signed!

As a brief overview I'd say that Dragonmeet is a very friendly event, and has the benefit of plenty of seminars and participation games throughout the day. Although I didn't get to attend any of the seminars it was interesting just chatting to members of the public and vendors. I was impressed by the continuing dedication of people to RPG's - something that has had to weather the whirlwind of console and PC gaming in the same way that Wargaming has. I had a long chat in the canteen area with two guys from the "London on Board" gaming website who directed me to some awesome new boardgames they'd played. We also had a quite in depth discussion about the current state of Fantasy Wargaming, GW etc etc. It was also interesting to hear some guys on the next table talking about their WW2 Bolt Action figures, which suggests there's still a decent overlap of people who follow both historical and fantasy gaming.

My only regret is that I couldn't stay for the full day (it goes on into the evening with some games finishing around midnight!).