Please note that the cost of the Friday fringe events are not included in your ticket. Unlike previous years we have not organised a formal sit down meal this year - prioritising playing games and informal chatting instead.
These events are entirely optional, and timings are just a guide to the earliest time they might happen. Feel free to turn up fashionably late. Follow hashtag #gt16uk on Twitter to check the exact time that we leave the pub to head to the hotel bar.
20:30 Card games, boardgames and socializing in the bar of the Holiday Inn Express, 33 Dunalley Street, GL50 4AP map
10:00-22:00 - Gas Green Community Centre, see venue page for details. Please bring a packed lunch. Fish & chip supper can be delivered, optional. The nearby supermarket & corner shop both sell sandwiches.
10:00 Game Slot A
10:00 Introduction, setup, prep time (30 mins)
10:30 Freeform Game. This years Freeform game is
The freeform is a lighthearted costumed (but people bring spare kit) game which is played walking around. A character will be provided for you, unless you specifically opt out. We encourage everyone to do this as an icebreaker, and no knowledge of Ars Magica or history is required.
Lunch (please bring a packed lunch or visit local shops. In deference to our hosts no alcohol please in the venue. (30 mins). The Freeform wrap-up discussion and debrief will occur over lunch. Last orders for evening fish & chip supper will be taken here, so make sure you have spoken to Andrew Oakley if you would like to be in the order.
13:00 Game slot B (3 hours)
16:00 Game slot C (3 hours)
Supper (1 hour) including:
- All hail the arrival of the fish and of the chips
- CJ doing a QUICK talk that will definitely not be longer than 5
- Charity Raffle - do consider bringing a donation to be raffled!
In deference to our hosts please consume no alcohol please in the venue, except as Raffle Prizes.
20:00 Game slot D (till late)
10:00-16:00 - Gas Green Community Centre, see venue page for details. Sunday may involve re-runs of games that were booked solid on their first run on Saturday too. Please bring a packed lunch. The nearby supermarket & corner shop both sell sandwiches.
10:00 Game slot E (3 hours)
13:00 Game slot F (3 hours)
Close and wrap-up. People who need lifts are helped to station, and rest of us wander off for beer, an Indian meal and socialising for delegates who are able to stay till Monday. Highly recommended!