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Press Release


London, 2001-02-21

Dragonmeet 2001, the London-based adventure games convention, will be held on Saturday 1st December at Kensington Town Hall. It will be double the size of last year's event. Doors open at 10am and the event closes at 10pm. Ticket prices are UKú5 in advance (UKú3.50 concessions) or UKú6 on the day (UKú4.50 concessions).

The convention will cover all areas of adventure-gaming. Roleplaying, board- and card-games, strategy games, collectible-card games, wargames, miniatures and live-action games will all be represented, with manufacturers taking booths and organising official demonstrations and competitions. There will be a profusion of retailers selling new and out-of print games and accessories, plus talks, panels and workshops, a charity auction and other events still to be announced.

Dragonmeet 2000 was a major success, and got terrific feedback from visitors and traders alike. Response was overwhelmingly positive to everything except the lack of hot food and a bar -- problems which should be fixed this year. Now it's proved there's a demand for games events in central London, Dragonmeet 2001 will make use of the expertise of its committee, who are all professionals in the UK games industry, to create the best gaming experience possible for Londoners -- as well as visitors from further afield.

"Dragonmeet 2000 was a great, great con. I've already made my plans to return," said John Kovalic, the Wisconsin-based creator of 'Dork Tower' who was the special guest at last year's show. Other guests and games- industry figures are expected to attend from the USA: names will be announced as soon as they're confirmed.

"December may seem a way off, but plan ahead," said James Wallis, director of Hogshead Publishing and chair of the organising committee. "The convention date is close to Christmas, so come to Dragonmeet on the Saturday and do all your shopping on Sunday. Or buy all your presents at the show and spend Sunday playing cool new games. Whatever."

Dragonmeet 2001 is organised by Gameforce Ltd, a company set up by members of the UK games industry to run gaming events in this country.

(Dragonmeet 2001: Saturday 1st December 2001, 10am-9pm, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street London W8 (closest tube South Kensington). Admittance is UKú5 (UKú3.50 concessions) in advance or UKú6 (UKú4.50 concessions) on the door. More information, plus maps, the latest news and regularly updated event listings are at On-line ticket ordering for the 2001 event will be available by the end of February.)

For more information, contact:
Gameforce Ltd, 18-20 Bromell's Road, London SW4 0BG
Tel: 020 7207 5490 Email:
Fax: 020 7207 5491

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