Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Contingency - A new convention in the south of england
One of the major conventions that I enjoyed attending in recent years was Conception, a residential roleplaying event in January on the south coast held at the Hobourne Naish holiday camp, and this formed the basis for the only conventions I could get to to play games.
Earlier this year, Conception had to be wound up following the site changing a great number of the things that were central to the nature of that convention, and it left a large gap in the playing schedule for those of us who enjoyed it.
Cheerfully, several of the people who enjoyed Conception (myself included) have stepped up to see what can be done to cover for the loss of one of our major playing conventions. Earlier this week a confirmation was received on one of several of the venues that were being checked, and as of now, it's on...
This is Contingency...
Full details of the dates for the event can be found on the facebook group at
It's going to be held between 25th January to 30th of January 2017, accommodation, prices for the convention, and more details will be forthcoming soon. However, Paizocon is this weekend, and several of the organisers for Contingency are already occupied with making sure that runs well.
There's likely to be a few hundred games running over the weekend, and there's a few traders (although it's not a trade-centric convention) going to be there, as well as a variety of open gaming and people organising side events to play in the evening. The previous convention put all the profits towards charity and raised more than a hundred thousand pounds over the years that it ran, and while it'll take a while to build the new convention to that level, it's off to a good start...