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The dealers were located in the Wimbledon Room, a room which was - oddly enough - larger than the so-called "ballrooms" where some of the gaming events were held. On sale were comics, boardgames, role-playing games, collectible card games, replica swords, and even one booth making denture-quality vampire teeth! Two miniatures manufacturers and one local retailer (representing Games Workshop) had space in the dealers' room.

the Epicast booth

Nick Tompkins of Epicast was one of the convention organizers (he recruited the game masters), so it was not surprising to find his company in attendance as well. Epicast also remembered the first rule of how to sell at a convention - put a pretty face behind the counter!

Epicast manufactures scenery for science fiction and fantasy games, and many of its products are made with Resinlite (a "resin foam") that results in lightweight but durable items. On display at their booth was their large starport landing field, a selection of river pieces, various sci-fi installations, and some medieval/fantasy houses (the same product line which we featured previously in Workbench).

Epicast landing field and river pieces

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