Due to Covid, we will be hosting Virtual GridCon 2, online from the 27th to 29th November 2020, in place of a physical convention.
Virtual GridCon 2 will be three days of gaming, using various ways to play games online. We hope that everyone who attends Virtual GridCon 2 will enjoy playing games throughout the convention, despite the fact that we are unable to do so in person.
The convention will be run via a Discord server, which will enable attendees to arrange games, meet up at ‘tables’ and even have a chat in the virtual bar area. We ask everyone who attends Virtual GridCon to abide by the same rules as at GridCon itself, and to show people the same respect and courtesies that they would as if they were at the live convention.
For updates about Virtual GridCon 2 and future Gridcon events, please join the GridCon facebook group.
What is happening at Virtual GridCon?
In addition to open gaming, we are organising a number of features to make Virtual GridCon a fun event for all.
The games organiser helps people to arrange games in advance of the convention. It is not a requirement for games to be organised in advance, but we know that some people feel more comfortable to have a plan in place, and if you’re one of those people then the games organiser is for you.
Although Virtual GridCon 2 is free to attend, we do ask that you consider making a donation to charity, if you are in a position to do so. Virtual GridCon 2 supports the charity Chrysalis Youth Empowerment Network, and you can donate to them via the Just Giving page here. You can find out more about the great things this charity does on their website.
Gaming Rules! Live Streams
There will be a number of live streams by Paul Grogan of Gaming Rules!, featuring some new releases along with some older classics. All these videos can be watched on Gaming Rules! YouTube channel.
Partnership with LoBsterCon
LoBsterCon 20, hosted by our friends at London On Board, would have also been taking place this same weekend. So we have joined forces to bring you this online event together and we look forward to welcoming all LoBsterCon attendees to Virtual GridCon 2.
LoBsterCon will be hosting a quiz on Saturday evening and will be selling some merchandise to raise additional money for charity. For the full details of this see the LoBsterCon website.
GamesLore will feature as the virtual retailer at the event and will be offering and exclusive discount code for use over the Virtual GridCon weekend, simply enter VGC2 in the coupon code box. The code will be usable from Friday morning to Sunday evening and you will receive discounts as follows:
2.5% over £25
5% over £50
7.5% over £75
10% over £100
12.5% over £150
15% over £250
Note: Gaming Rules! Patreon supporters, you have a special code – do not use this one. If you don’t have the code, check your email or the Patreon page.
Bring and Buy
We will have a Bring and Buy system for people to arrange independent sales of games. Whilst we are happy to offer this to GridCon attendees, this is for use at your own discretion and we will not be monitoring the bring and buy, nor do we take any responsibility for the sales that are arranged using it.