Britcon 2013, 9-11 August, UMIST, Manchester
Friday, 9 August 2013 at 18:00 - Sunday, 11 August 2013 at 17:30 (BST)
The largest event in the BHGS calendar will be returning to the now-familiar surroundings of UMIST in Manchester over the Friday-Sunday of 9-11th August 2013
Accommmodation in the University is now available to book via this link.
This booking form is for booking the Britcon Competitions.
You can book advance tickets for the Britcon Trade Show here
New Periods - including a 10+ game "Epic Saga" competition for the runaway success that is the Saga ruleset, as well as the debut of "Bolt Action"
New 5- or 6-game option - we've listened to your pathetic whining, sorry, feedback about how unwelcome Britcon's two late night games can sometimes be, and so in 2013 you can choose to drop the Friday or Saturday night's game in the larger gaming periods, or still play all 6 rounds. You just need to let us know when you book how many rounds you are planning on playing in, but we are sure many of you will just be grateful to have the choice this time around
Prices Frozen - we know there is a recession out there, so through careful negotiation with the venue there will be no increase in entry fees in 2013. The Britcon entry fee also remains the same no matter how many games you choose play,
Accomodation still optional - We've negotiated some great rates at UMIST for a variety of standards of rooms - all still in stumbling distance of the venue and bar as usual. To be honest we'd like as many people to stay in UMIST accommodation as it helps keep the venue happy with us as tenants, but you are totally free to book and stay elsewhere if you wish. There is a separate booking portal to book the UMIST rooms that you will be taken to once you confirm your Britcon entry.
No "2nd Class Gaming Rooms" We will keep everyone in the two main gaming rooms - and if we sell out, we will only go into the nice rooms, not the pokey impossible to find ones upstairs ... so no-one gets to feel like they are treated as a 2nd class citizen this year. This may well mean we end up turning people away if we sell out, so make sure you book early as places are limited!
(and here's the technical small print stuff)
Entry to the competition is regarded as acceptance of the BHGS’s competition rules (available on this website). Admission to any BHGS tournament is at the sole discretion of the organisers and their decision on all matters is final. If any entrant breaches these rules, causes disruption during the competition or causes or threatens to cause damage to property at the venue, the BHGS’s representative on the day will be entitled in his or her absolute discretion to require that player to leave the competition and the venue immediately, without any refund.
The British Historical Games Society was created in 1996 to act as a body to further the advancement of the historical wargaming hobby. The BHGS runs several national competitions, assists with organising many others and has forged strong international links with other national and international wargaming organisations.
We are here to serve the tournament wargaming community as a whole. We are a non-profit organisation and any surpluses made from our activities are for the benefit of tournament wargaming and are ploughed back into wargaming, facilitating and encouraging tournament play where and whenever we can.
We organise the Challenge, Roll Call, Britcon and the BHGS Doubles each year and support a number of other events. For more details visit our website at www.bhgs.org.uk
UMIST has a range of Student and Hotel accommodation options on offer to book online, and these are now available online here. You are free to stay elsewhere, however the UMIST rooms are the closest to the venue and the more people stay there, the more positively UMIST will look on us as a future booking...
Accommodation in the university is great value, with Bed & Breakfast starting from £33.50/night in shared accommodation, and just £36/night in an en-suite room - and let's face it, how long will you spend in the room (sober) anyway?.
The online booking system for accommodation is open now at this link
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