Destination: UK Games Expo (UKGE) 2022

Destination: UK Games Expo (UKGE) 2022

…and we’re back! It’s been three years since the last full-strength UKGE in Birmingham, and I couldn’t wait! Part of my reason for going, of course, is pitching. As of this post I have 13 signed games, another 20 or so that are playtested and...
Getting to UKGE like a pro

Getting to UKGE like a pro

The biggest convention the United Kingdom has to offer is surprisingly easy to get to. The United Kingdom Games Expo (UKGE) is centrally located at the National Exhibition Center (NEC) east of Birmingham. It’s in the same area as Birmingham’s International...
Destination: Fastaval (Hobro, Denmark)

Destination: Fastaval (Hobro, Denmark)

Is it a con? A festival? Both? Whatever you call it, it’s amazing. Located in Hobro, Denmark (pronounced closer to ‘hobo’ – the ‘r’ is silent, but the ‘b’ has a slight explosion of air) and held annually since 1992, Fastaval’s 5 days of scenarios and...
Destination: Airecon 2022

Destination: Airecon 2022

Airecon – welcome to the real world. It’s been months since the last real-world con I’ve had the pleasure of attending. Airecon is sold as the second-largest board game convention in England (first is UKGE, or simply the ‘Games Expo’ to...
Destination: Essen 2021 (Essen, Germany)

Destination: Essen 2021 (Essen, Germany)

Even during a pandemic, Essen Spiel remains the biggest board game convention in the world. While I don’t have exact numbers offhand, it’s safe to say tens of thousands of people descended on the convention grounds in Essen to get their board game fix. I...
UKGE 2021 – how did it go?

UKGE 2021 – how did it go?

During the award ceremony towards the end of the ceremony, one of the organizers for the UK Gaming Expo (UKGE) thanked the crowd for their help in keeping people safe, and for participating in the “first show in the world to come back” post-pandemic. Cue...