Update – May 2021
We are pleased to announce that GridCon 2 is planned to go ahead in November 2021, this event replaces the originally planned dates of June 2020, November 2020 and then later June 2021. To help make up for lost gaming time, we have decided to extend GridCon 2 to be a 5-day event!
GridCon 2 will now take place from 10am on Wednesday 24th November to 7pm on Sunday 28th November at the Best Western in Tiverton, Devon.
All tickets previously purchased will automatically be moved to the equivalent new dates e.g. an existing 3-day ticket will give you entry for 9am Friday to 7pm Sunday. If you would like to attend for these two days, a ‘Warmup Ticket’ is now 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.
With regards to the hotel, all hotel rooms booked with the venue (Tiverton Best Western) have automatically been changed to the equivalent new dates.
What do you need to do?
If you already have tickets for GridCon 2, you still have tickets for GridCon 2, just as you did before – those tickets have been automatically carried forward to the new dates. However, if you cannot make the new dates, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the full details of your booking (your name, the email address you used to book, the dates you booked for, and how many tickets you wish to cancel). We will happily refund the payment.
If you would like to attend for the extra days of Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th November 2021, you can purchase a separate Warmup Ticket for these. These tickets will be made available soon.
Regarding the hotel. If you had a room booked at the venue itself (Best Western), that booking will be automatically transferred to the new dates with exactly the same arrangement as before (E.g. if you booked a twin room for Fri + Sat night, you still have a twin room for Fri + Sat night).
If you cannot make the new dates, please contact the hotel on 01884 256120 to cancel the room. They will deal with the refund.
If you would like to book with the Tiverton Best Western for additional days, please contact them on 01884 256120 and let them know that you are a GridCon attendee. Please note that if you try and book online using the hotel’s usual booking system, the rooms will show as unavailable as they have all been reserved for GridCon 2 guests.
If you had booked a room at somewhere other than the Best Western, you will need to contact them to make new arrangements.
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! In addition to this there will be a charity raffle and some organised events. 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 for some of the event and you will be able to order games from them ahead of the event, for collection and to save on any delivery costs.
Tired of playing games from your own collection? There will be a games library available at GridCon 2, so that you can try playing something different.
Bring and Buy
There will also be a Bring and Buy area if you want to sell on some games you no longer want, or maybe you fancy picking up a bargain!
We hope to invite along some 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 will be a GridCon 2 games organiser to use to look at what games are planned, sign up, create your own, or book yourself into demos run by designers and publishers.
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 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.
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