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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.
TringCon XXVIII and XXIX - April 2014 and September 2014
TringCon comes in two bites each year. Our next events will be on the first Saturday in April 2014 and the last Saturday in September 2014. 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. I will also have a small number of games on hand for you to buy.
|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.
There is no specific format to the day about what gets played when and what, indeed, gets played. That is entirely up to you.
that you must book in advance for TringCon
If you promote the event, please make sure you tell people this
|Dates||Saturday April 5th 2014
Saturday September 27th 2014
|Where||Marsworth Village Hall|
|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|
April 5th 2014 (61)
September 27th 2014 (19)
|Fran Allen, Alex Anastasiou, Roger Bell_West, Kim Berg, Howard Bishop, Emilie Bontemps, Chiara Brown, Daniel Brown, Robin Brown, Martin Butcher, Fiona Campbell, Steve Campbell, Halina Clyne, Richard Clyne, Martin Draper, Peter Duckworth, Laurence Everitt, Jim Field, Joe Furley, Joshua Ross Grocott, Chris Hardway, Sam Hardway, Keziah Herbert, Hermi, Sheila Hill, Malcolm Howell, Mike Hutton, Tony Hyland, Steve Jones, James Larner, Katherine Larner, Kevin Lee, Russell May, Tony May, John Medany, John Mitchell, Eric Norton, Helen Payne, Jim Payne, Penny, Marius Perkins, Pum, Peter Quentin, Alan Rose, Richard Skinner, John Spicer, Allan Stagg, Mark Stretch, Jim Sutherland, Josh Sutherland, Steve Thomas, Rob Thomasson, Dave Thornton, Alex Treacher, Francis Tresham, Danny Victor, Tommy Wareing, Julian Willis, Cecilia Wrigley, David Wrigley, Jon York||Howard Bishop, Haline Clyne, Richard Clyne, Martin Draper, Peter Duckworth, Laurence Everitt, Hermi, Tony Hyland, John Mitchell, Eric Norton, Helen Payne, Jim Payne, Mark Stretch, Jim Sutherland, Josh Sutherland, Rob Thomasson, Alex Treacher, Danny Victor, David Wrigley|
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|
|By using the form on the right|
|© Keith Thomasson October 14th 2013|