Update – 1st November 2021
We have updated our Covid Policy which details the precautions which will be in place during GridCon 2 and the responsibilities that ticket holders have in choosing whether or not to attend.
To help reduce the risk of the spread of Covid-19 at GridCon 2 we are implementing a number of requirements, including showing proof of a negative lateral flow test at the start of both the Warmup and Main event. All ticket holders have been emailed regarding this.
Please do not attend the event if you have Covid symptoms, think you may have Covid, or are required to self isolate due to Covid. If you attend the event showing Covid symptoms or without proof of a negative lateral flow test, you will not be admitted entry.
We are also pleased to announce that GridCon 2 t-shirts are now available to order! To avoid disappointment make sure to order yours by Friday 12th November for collection at GridCon 2.
We would like to say a huge thank you to our GridCon 2 sponsors who have helped to make the event possible! They’re not only lovely companies, they make fantastic games too!
When is GridCon?
After having to postpone GridCon in 2020, to help make up for lost gaming time, we have extended GridCon 2 to be a 5-day event!
GridCon 2 will now include a Warmup event from 9am on Wednesday 24th November until Thursday 25th November 2021 along with the Main event from Friday 26th November to 6pm on Sunday 28th November 2021at the Best Western in Tiverton, Devon.
All tickets previously purchased for the original GridCon 2 dates have been automatically moved to the equivalent new dates e.g. an existing 3-day ticket will give you entry for 9am Friday to 6pm Sunday. If you would like to attend for the extra two days on Wednesday and Thursday, a ‘Warmup Ticket’ is available for purchase (select ‘Buy Tickets’ from the above menu).
Note: The warmup ticket is only for the Wednesday and Thursday. You will need a normal 3-day ticket to attend the rest of the convention.
There are still tickets available for the warmup event, so if you do not have a ticket for the main event, you can still buy a ticket to attend the warmup days.
IMPORTANT! GridCon is a ticketed event. You can only attend if you have booked a ticket in advance.
GridCon is an event focused on open gaming, so bring along your favourite games to play with like-minded gamers. There will also be an opportunity to try out new games, prototypes and meet some games designers.
What is happening at GridCon?
GridCon is all about boardgames, so you’ll have plenty of opportunity to play some! Keep an eye on the GridCon facebook group for up to date news on the events taking place.
GamesLore will be present as the retailer from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th November, and you will be able to order games from them ahead of the event, for collection and to save on any delivery costs. To order in advance please visit www.gameslore.com and under ‘Region/State/Province’ box, select “Collect at GridCon”.
There will be an extensive games library available at GridCon 2, including some hot new games from Essen Spiel 2021!
Bring and Buy
Unlike at GridCon 1, we will be unable to provide a dedicated area for the Bring and Buy, in order to allow us extra room for social distancing. We will still have a Bring and Buy organiser spreadsheet available to arrange deals privately, but you will need to store your games for sale, ideally in your room or car. To list an item for sale please click here and to see what games are available to buy, click here. Please note that all contact details entered are available to the public to view, and copying of the data is prohibited. All sales are arranged privately and neither GridCon nor Gaming Rules! Ltd take no part in or responsibility for the data entered or the sales arranged.
There will be a number of designers for you to meet, play a game with, and maybe even try out their new prototypes.
For those people who prefer to plan some games in advance, there is a GridCon 2 games organiser to use to look at what games are planned, sign up to somebody else’s game, or create your own.
Paul’s Demo Table
New to gaming? First convention? Or are you just nervous getting stuck in when you may not know many people? It is important for us that everyone feels that they can attend GridCon and that they are comfortable when they’re there.
For these reasons we will have ‘Paul’s Demo Table’, where Paul Grogan will be available to teach some games to those needing a helping hand to break the ice. Paul loves teaching games and will get you started and help you to meet some other friendly faces.
How to attend?
GridCon 2 is a ticketed event. Please make sure that you purchase tickets prior to attending, and please bring details of your tickets with you. Due to coronavirus we will need to be particularly strict with regards to tickets, there will be none available on the door, and tickets are non-transferable. Please ensure you have your ticket details prior to attending the event. On booking your ticket, you would have received a PayPal receipt, please bring a copy of this receipt with you (you can save a copy from your PayPal account).
Please also read our GridCon 2 Covid Policy which outlines our requirements for Covid testing on entry to the event. When arriving at the event, please have these details ready to help speed up the registration process.
About the venue: GridCon 2 will be held at Tiverton Best Western
Accommodation: The hotel has accommodation on site, but limited rooms, so be sure to book early if you want to stay on-site.
To book a room, please phone the hotel direct on 01884 256120.
Note: Please do NOT try to book online, as the rooms will not show as available.
Alternative accommodation is available. There are many other bed and breakfasts and hotels in the area.
Arriving by car: The hotel is off of Junction 27 of the M5 and follow signs to Tiverton. The postcode is EX16 4DB. There is free parking available on site, however you must register your car registration number with the hotel. Failure to do so will result in parking fines being issued, which neither we, nor the hotel are able to cancel.
Whilst the car park at the hotel is free for attendees, it is possible that it will fill up at peak periods, and we cannot guartantee a space for everyone. Therefore we ask that if you are staying in the local area and are within walking distance, please do not use the car park unless necessary. If you find that the car park is full on arrival, there is a small free car park across the road from the venue, there is also a multistorey car park in the town centre.
Terms and Conditions
Code of Conduct: GridCon