As I’m sure you all know by now (I’ve been talking about it for the past few months), this weekend some of the Iron Crown Enterprises team (including myself) will be heading off to Dragonmeet at the Ibis hotel Earls Court and ILEC convention center, London.
I’m excited about it for a number of reasons. Personally I’m pretty new to the convention game. I attended Dragonmeet two years ago with a couple of the Iron Crown team to scope it out, run some games and get a feel for what the convention was like. I have to admit, for my first ever convention, it didn’t disappoint. It took all my energy not to run around like a child buying everything in sight.
In addition to wandering about in wide eyed amazement at how awesome everything was, I also got the chance to sit down and play a game of HARP GMd by none other than Guild Companion Publications Director Nicholas Caldwell. It was brilliant fun. Everyone at the table enjoyed it (despite running over the allotted time by quite some way) and it was good to get some thoughts and opinions from people who had never played HARP before.
This year however is a completely different kettle of fish. This year we’re not just turning up for a stroll around the stalls and some gaming. This year we mean business. As a testament to just how serious we are about this year’s Dragonmeet, we’ve been holding weekly team catch ups for the past month to check that we have everything. I myself have a stack of merchandise, table furnishings and other trinkets so high that it is threatening to engulf my tiny work space.
This year we’re running a stool, selling hardcover, softcover and pdf products, running a raffle, handing out a few cool giveaways, selling ICE merchandise and running a really cool competition with our friends from Arion games. I can’t wait!
Needless to say, it has been a long journey to get everything prepared and ready for this weekend but I’ve really enjoyed it and I have a sneaking suspicion I’m going to enjoy Dragonmeet even more. If you’re in London this Saturday, why not pop by and say hello, peruse our products and enter our competitions. If you’re not in London, don’t feel too left out. I’ll be tweeting throughout the day and I’ll post a blog with all the pictures at the end of it.
Hope to see you there.