Another year, another Dragonmeet and another excuse for a day out in London to see the Christmas lights. I'm pretty sure the organisers of Dragonmeet don't intend their convention to mark the start of my families Christmas celebrations but that's pretty much the effect it has every year. I usually take my Daughter along for the morning and we move on to see the lights in Oxford Street and Leicester Square before moving on to Trafalgar Square to see the Christmas Tree. This year the whole family came with me and despite the cold (or perhaps because of it) it was a very festive affair.
This years event included guests such as Jason Juta (freelance illustrator), C. W. Marshall (writer), Jonathan Green (author), Ian Livingstone
(co-author of Fighting Fantasy, co-founder Games Workshop, President of Edios, Living god), James Wallis (games designer, writer, journalist) and Jon Hodgson (artist and designer).
There was also the usual small but interesting selection of traders in the main hall. I bought a couple of new boardgames (Munchkin
by Steve Jackson Games, and Lord of the Rings Risk) plus some dice. Unfortunately I couldn't get the HEX RPG supplement I wanted but other than that I think it was a good show. I took both kids with me this time and afterwards we went on to visit Covent Garden, Leichester Square and Trafalger Square taking in the first of the Christmas lights. Here are more pictures from Dragonmeet, I hope you like them.
Thanks for the con pictures. And a happy year-end season to you and yours.ReplyDelete
I am not aware of this event - sorry wasn't aware of it. As I am now.ReplyDelete
Looks like a great day out and as you say the linking with Christmas lights and the festive season is good for the family.
Thanks for the photos.
Sounds like a good day. I have Munchkins, which was good for a laugh, and LOTR Risk is one of my favorites, definitely an improvement on the original Risk in my opinion (it's the only variant I've played). The pic of Talisman brought back a few memories, aye.ReplyDelete
Fantastic photos, thanks Lee. I meant to go, but couldn't make it. Next year, though!ReplyDelete