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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 Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, a registered charity offering specialist palliative nursing care at home to patients with terminal illness, within the Chilterns region of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. For more information on Iain Rennie Hospice at Home, visit their web site.
TringCon XXVI and XXVII - April and September 2013
TringCon comes in two bites each year. Our next two events will be on the first Saturday in April 2013 and the last Saturday in September 2013. The hall has been booked for both 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 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 number of games on hand for you to buy, should you feel the need to expand your collection.
|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 September 28th 2013
Saturday April 5th 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 76, which is determined by the size of the hall|
September 28th 2013 (58)
April 5th 2014 (10)
|Fran Allen, Alex Anastasiou, Howard Bishop, Alex Brown, Martin Butcher, Lee Butteriss, Fiona Campbell, Steve Campbell, Halina Clyne, Richard Clyne, Phil Davies, Martin Draper, Peter Duckworth, Laurence Everiit, Jim Field, Chris Forster, Chris Hardway, Sam Hardway, John Harrington, Keziah Herbert, Hermi, John Hill, Sheila Hill, Simon Hobbs, Malcolm Howell, Tony Hyland, James Larner, Kevin Lee, Chris Leigh, Tony May, John Medany, John Mitchell, Eric Norton, Penny, Pum, Peter Quentin, Peter Ralls, Keith Rapley, Wayne Raubenheimer, Jeff Ruddle, Don Shailer, James Sinden, Richard Skinner, John Spicer, Allan Stagg, Mark Stretch, Jim Sutherland, Josh Sutherland, Philip Thomas, Rob Thomasson, Dave Thornton, Alex Treacher, Danny Victor, Andrew Wadsworth, Tommy Wareing, David Wrigley, Nicola Zealey, Stephen Zealey||Martin Butcher, Steve Campbell, Jim Field, Tony Hyland, Eric Norton, Allan Stagg, Mark Stretch, Danny Victor, Tommy Wareing, 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, 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 May 10th 2013|