In Autumn 2004, Horsemen Events present Gen Con UK - "The Best Four Days in Gaming!" - at the Butlins resort in Minehead, England.
Running from Thursday, October 14th to Sunday, October 17th, Gen Con UK will have an extensive programme, including industry guests, role-play games, card game tournaments, board games, computer games, an art show and a huge trade hall. We will also be helping to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons.
"The majority of gamers wanted a return to the halcyon years of gaming events - outside London and based in a popular holiday resort. With the Butlins resort near Bristol, we can have a bigger and better Gen Con UK, with the potential for growth in the future" says Mark Smith, Horsemen Events' charismatic front man.
Gen Con UK has been scheduled in the week prior to the Essen Spiel games fair, to help US and other non-UK manufacturers combine both events in a single trip.
The Butlins resort at Minehead offers attendees a wide variety of choices; in addition to a range of accommodation options (including self-catering and half board) and free car parking, attendees will also be able to use other on-site leisure facilities, including the giant sub-tropical Waterworld (with water rides and wave machines), cinema, sports courts, Go-carts and a Megazone. The site also has a wide range of food and drink outlets, ranging from fast-food (such as Burger King and Harry Ramsden's) to restaurants and pubs. There are also a range of other facilities, including laundrette, cash-points, nursery service, and on-site supermarket and newsagent.
Gen Con is a name that has been one with the gaming world for over 36 years. It began as a meeting between some friends to play games in Lake Geneva, USA - thus the name Gen (Geneva) Con (Convention). Today that name lives on in the gaming industry as the places to go to get the goods. Gen Con has expanded to three shows worldwide. There are shows in Europe, Indianapolis (USA), and California (USA).
In late February 2004 information packs will be available for delegates and traders; to pre-register for an information pack, please contact Horsemen Events.
Horsemen Events was formed in 2001, bringing together some of the top gaming event organisers in the UK. With over 20 man-years experience in gaming event organisation, ranging from one to five days in length, the Horsemen Events team are involved with over 8 events per year in the UK, and support yet more events worldwide. We are dedicated to bringing you gaming events suitable for everyone, from novices to experts, across the whole UK.
The names "Gen Con" and "The Best Four Days in Gaming!" are trademarks of Gen Con LLC, and are used with permission. The name "Butlins" is a trademark of Bourne Leisure Limited, and is used with permission. For further information about Butlins visit http://www.butlins.com/, Dungeons & Dragons is a registered trademark owned by Wizards of the Coast, Inc a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc.