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TringCon is a one-day meeting of board gamers that takes place in Tring, which is about 30 miles north west of London in the UK. The event was run from 1993 to 2006 by Alan Parr with assistance from his wife Jill - and very well run, too. 2006 was going to be the last event as Alan had hung up his Hopscotch pen and ink, and thought that it was time TringCon retired as well. I spoke to Alan and offered to keep the event alive, and he was happy to let me take over. My wife Valerie has taken Jill's place as caterer, assisted by her friend Linda and other guest caterers.

Proceeds from TringCon events will be donated to the Rennie Grove Hospice Care, a registered charity offering specialist care and family support through theirr 24-hour responsive Hospice at Home service and their Day Hospice, within the Chilterns region of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. For more information on Rennie Grove Hospice Care, visit their web site.

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TringCon XXVIX and XXX - September 2014 and March 2015

TringCon comes in two bites each year. Our next events will be on the last Saturday in September 2014 and the last Saturday in March 2015. The hall has been booked for these dates, so all you need to do is to put them in your diary and be there - but please note that TringCon is an advance booking event. We have reached the capacity of the hall, and furthermore the catering is matched to the attendance, so casual drop-ins can create problems with space and food. You are advised to bring anything you'd like to play. I suggest you put a slip of paper with your name in each game you bring.

The Food

Lunch! Your entry fee gets you a buffet-style lunch and tea. These pictures show you what you are likely to get - but it isn't the whole spread, as the tables continue round to the left at the top of the pictures.

We would like to be able to cater for special dietary needs, but once it gets beyond vegetarian we are not likely to know as much about what you need as you do, so if you have a need in this area, you are advised to bring it with you.

If you are vegetarian, in addition to advising me of this when you book, remind me when you arrive on the day. We will keep something for you in the kitchen so that it doesn't disappear with the rest of the food.

Tea and coffee are freely on tap, with some soft drinks also available, as well as the infamous supply of biscuits.

Tea!

There is no specific format to the day about what gets played when and what, indeed, gets played. That is entirely up to you.

Please note that you must book in advance for TringCon
If you promote the event, please make sure you tell people this
Dates Saturday September 27th 2014
Saturday March 28th 2015
Where Marsworth Village Hall

Maps for the venue

Times 9am to 9pm
Cost 15 for each day
5 for under sixteens

You are welcome to book as early as you like. Actually, the earlier the better, as the popularity is starting to push the limits of the available space. When you book I will add your name to the list of attendees.

The capacity for each event is around 76, which is determined by the size of the hall

September 27th 2014 (60)

March 28th 2015 (24)

Fran Allan
Roger Bell_West
Howard Bishop
James Byron Brant
Lizzie Brant
Chiara Brown
Daniel Brown
Robin Brown
Martin Butcher
Fiona Campbell
Halina Clyne
Richard Clyne
Michael Creese
Martin Draper
Peter Duckworth
Laurence Everitt
Ferret
Jim Field
Chris Forster
Sam George
Simon George
Ian Hammond
Chris Hardway
Sam Hardway
John Harrington
Joanne Haswell
Keziah Herbert
Hermi
Simon Hobbs
Tony Hyland
Kevin Lee
Tony May
John Mitchell
Eric Norton
Helen Payne
Jim Payne
Phil Pettifer
Pum
Keith Rapley
Wayne Raubenheimer
Alan Rose
Jeff Ruddle
John Spicer
Allan Stagg
Mark Stretch
Jim Sutherland
Josh Sutherland
Tethys
Rob Thomasson
Dave Thornton
Adam Thoume
Alex Treacher
Danny Victor
Tom Walker
Graeme Wallace
Tommy Wareing
Cecilia Wrigley
David Wrigley
Nicola Zealy
Stephen Zealey
Howard Bishop
Martin Butcher
Halina Clyne
Richard Clyne
Martin Draper
Peter Duckworth
Laurence Everitt
Ferret
Chris Hardway
Keziah Herbert
Tony Hyland
John Mitchell
Eric Norton
Helen Payne
Jim Payne
Keith Rapley
Wayne Raubenheimer
Alan Rose
Allan Stagg
Mark Stretch
Tethys
Rob Thomasson
Alex Treacher
Tommy Wareing
If you are unable to attend, please let me know as soon as possible
We had our first waiting list for the September 2012 event, so your place may be in demand!

There are various ways to pay. If you subscribe to my zine or the web games I can take it from your balance, you can send me a cheque made out to Keith Thomasson, you can pay via PayPal if you specify the payment as a gift to avoid losing money for the charity, or you can pay on the day, which is what most people do. To be honest, cash on the day is the easiest way to handle it, and nothing is lost of processing fees. Your booking options are:

By post 14 Stepnells, Marsworth, Near Tring, Herts, HP23 4NQ
Booking info
(names,
special needs,
and so on)
Events September 27th 2014 March 28th 2015
Uncheck a box if you can't make a date or are already booked for it
E-mail address
By e-mail TringCon@fwtwr.com
By using the form on the right

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Mail me Keith Thomasson April 18th 2014