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[UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby mr toad » 11:51am on 09 Jan 12

Hi there,

I love cons, I love being surrounded by like minded people, I love trying out different systems with different GM's and different players.

Variety is indeed the spice of my RP life. But what con has been the best one of 2011?

Make sure you have your say with a vote.

To vote for your winner all you need do is write a short citation as to why you think the Convention you are nominating should win this award.

The judging of the award will be down to the votes you receive from the committee based on the citation you have submitted.

Thanks in advance for your input.

Toad
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby Evilgaz » 2:33pm on 09 Jan 12

Furnace for me. Its all about the games and I like gaming.

The downside is it always feels too short and there's arguably not enough time for boozing and socialising, but as far as gaming goes its hard to beat. Amazing selection of systems and refs, generally up for it crowd that attend and lovely convivial atmosphere (even if for some reason I tend to get grief every year for sitting at the only available table left in the bar, alongside the people I've entered the pub with). Its just down the road for me, has great facilities on the doorstep and attached accommodation replete with breakfast service. There's a modest but well-stocked trader and other bits & bobs like a free raffle give away too. Signing up for games and GM rewards are proper awesome too.

Plus, I played Mouseguard. <HONK!>
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby Mick Red » 3:43pm on 09 Jan 12

Easy catagory this

Indiecon - By far and away the friendliest convention out there, it has an intimate laid back feel with and empowering vibe of collective envolvement, The icebreaker on the first night has some great games that get people together with people they probably dont know for some off the cuff fun and allows people to intigrate as oppossed to sitting in the bar in cliques with thier mates, like certain other conventions..... Games, you will not find another convention in the UK to beat this on variety, with a crowd of forgiving gamers that are willing to break in new games and GM's. Cost..... 4 nights accom and the possibility of 11 gaming slots for £50..... Excelsior
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby innishman2008 » 5:20pm on 09 Jan 12

This is an interesting topic for me doing both RPG, Larping and Tabletop/Boardgames..
But ill be honest..
It would have to be Indiecon for the last year.

I had a great time at all 3 cons last year but Indiecon was the most pleasent from a purely gaming aspect.

Consequences is great and i love seeing many of my friends i would not see otherwise during the year. Thats very very important to me and the organisation and booking system is second to none.

Consequences i always support because of the damm hard work the organisers and refs put in but it suffers from the overcrowding problems etc as we all know. I tend to think that Conception is hard work because games are in such demand that its impossible almost to book into games along with your friends as a small grouping. If you did so then you would be blocking out a game for others which isnt really fair, giving just how many people attend. In fact you could regard Indiecon as like Conception was say 10 years ago...Indiecon has the advantage over Conception in that its more "laid back" with smaller numbers of people..

Just my opinions of course, and all the cons have strengths; and all the organisers of all the cons have my thanks and admiration... but overall Indiecon in 2011 would win if im honest...
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby NeilFord » 7:46pm on 09 Jan 12

Dragonmeet 2011

Because it looks like it may be the last one Angus and I are involved with.

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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby James Mullen » 8:25pm on 09 Jan 12

Concrete Cow: a small, initmate, one-day con, much impoved since the addition of the Lunchtime Curry Buffet! A great variety and number of games are packed into the three game slots that take place and the twice-yearly format means, like the Snark, it is never very far away. :D
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby thenovalord » 8:28pm on 09 Jan 12

Had fairly indie year so to balance im gonna vote the immense shineyness of UKEXPO as my fave

Big, caters for every gamer, masses trade, good comps for GMS, magners on tap
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby ijdod » 11:20pm on 10 Jan 12

Indiecon. Conception is a close second, if only because a few fun days of gaming also helps others in need.
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby Peanut » 9:45am on 11 Jan 12

Indiecon. Right size, right atmosphere and at the prices "it's a deal, it's a steal..."
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby Neil Gow » 10:16am on 11 Jan 12

I'm going to give my traditional Furnace love. It is the best pure gaming convention in the UK.
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby ElaineM » 2:51pm on 12 Jan 12

Furnace, natch. I might be a bit biased in that respect ;)
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby Mick Red » 3:23pm on 12 Jan 12

Own con nominating....tut tut
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Re: [UKRP 2011 Awards] Best RP Convention of 2011

Postby dr_mitch » 11:33pm on 12 Jan 12

I'm not a massive con-goer, but I really really enjoy Furnace. Solid good games for me all the way through, and surely a con's all about the games.
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