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madaxeman22 Jul 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

The Britcon Trade Show will be returning to the now-familiar surroundings of UMIST in Manchester over the weekend of 12-13th August 2017, alongside our many Britcon Competitions.

Opening times for the trade show are Saturday 1000-1700 and Sunday 1000-1500 and entry is free – yes that's right, no entry cost at all! We know there is a whiff of austerity in the air out there, so we want you to be able to spend all of your hard earned cash with our loyal traders… and you can't say fairer than that!

You can also register in advance and we will send you up to date information on who will be there, what new products they will have on show, and whether they have any Britcon special offer at the show as well – so not only do you not have to pay to get in, the stuff you buy may even be cheaper too.

The list of traders attending Britcon this year is growing steadily and is available in full on our website.

Main exhibitors include:

Ainsty Castings
Ancient & Modern/ Donnington
Asylum Wargaming
Battle Foam
Colonel Bills
Daves Wargames
David Lanchester Books
Helion (Peter Dennis)
Hoka Hey
Instant Armies & Veteran Mins
Lesley BitsBox
Magister Militium
Mighty Lancer Games
Pen & Sword Marketing
Perry Miniatures
Realplace Terrain
The Pit
War HQ
Warlord Games

As usual we have a bar and cafeteria service operating throughout the Britcon weekend. The bar will be open normal bar hours, and is running their "share with your mates" 4 pint pitcher of any draught beer/lager/cider for £10.00 GBP special offer again this year.

The opening times for the Common Room Cafeteria (upstairs) are:

Saturday 8.00am until 5.00pm
Sunday 8.00am until 2.00pm

As well as the bar and cafeteria service, the venue will have the hot drinks and snack vending machines positioned near the bar again this year.

Demo games are listed on our website as well.

madaxeman31 Jul 2017 2:31 a.m. PST

We've picked out some highlights and offers for you to look out for this year:

Peter Dennis, author and artist for Helion Publishing's acclaimed range of "Battle For Britain" 19th century paper soldier books and games will be running an AWI demo game from the Helion stand on Saturday only. Peter's artwork has featured in many Osprey titles over the years, so no doubt you have some of his work on your bookshelf, so make sure to drop in and say "hi" and see the new AWI game in action as well.

Lesleys Bits Box will have brand new Games Workshop boxed models at 15% off RRP, as well as a large collection of Epic models which will be onsale at the show this year

Colonel Bills now stock the full range of the near-legendary AB Figures 18mm scale Napoleonics – unit packs only at the show I'm afraid, but still, wow! They also carry the complete EMP Games figure ranges – some extremely eclectic sci fi, fantasy and historical figures included! Finally, if you pre-order anything through the pre-order facility in their online shop for Britcon collection you will automatically receive a 10% discount on any pre ordered item. This offer includes any of the 4Ground, Flags of War, D'Arlo and Belt Fed Gaming items too… good is that?? Contact Colonel Bills via their website for more details and to place your pre-order

KR Multicase will be running some show special offers – buy 3 or more Standard Card Cases – £1.00 GBP off of each one, 5 or more Standard Card Cases – £2.00 GBP off of each one. Buy any Kaiser or Aluminium Case and get a Standard Card Case for £15.00 GBP (Usual price £26.50 GBP).

Alan at Hoka Hey Wargaming will be launching another Border Reiver family and promoting their new range of resin terrain models.

Instant Armies will again be attending Britcon, which they tell us is one of their favourite shows of the year. This year they have 28mm and 15mm figures again painted and unpainted, as well as Team Yankee and FoW at great prices

Andy at Ainsty Castings will be at the show both playing in the Saga event and also exhibiting the full Ainstry range, as well as Gripping Beast Saga, Footsore Miniatures and the North Star ranges as well.

Dave Lanchester will have 100's of Osprey boosk on sale, all priced from just £5.00 GBP and some at 5 for £20.00 GBP This year Dave will also have a number of boardgames (vintage) dating from the 70/80s, as well as lots of rules (vintage/retro) from just £3.00 GBP

Asylum Wargaming are back agains this year, and sell West Wind Forged in Battle and War and Empire ranges. A great chance to buy yourself a new army with these new and existing ranges with a Britcon special offer of "buy 5 blisters get one free" (blisters at £10.00 GBP per pack).

Donnington/Ancients & Modern will be offering the Mortem et Gloriam ruleset at a discounted price of just £40.00 GBP at Britcon this year, with every purchase also getting a FREE MeG Card Holder as well! Simon Hall will also be running a Mortem et Gloriam Q&A at 5pm on Friday in the Cafeteria to discuss the MeG rules together with Richard Jeffrey-Cook talking about MeG list development. This is open to any one so whether you are a current player or an interested party you are welcome to drop in and find out more.

Britcon also has a well stocked Bring & Buy – Britcon is great for a Bring and Buy with almost 200 players there all weekend giving maximum time for your stuff to be seen, and sold. We also help you out by giving you the chance to complete your Bring & Buy entry form in advance – download it from our website to save time and see if you can cover the costs of your weekend's shopping by clearing out some long unused figures and models!

link for more details

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