What is the Four Rivers Gaming Convention?
Four Rivers Gaming Convention is a two-day gaming convention in Newcastle, featuring tabletop role-playing games, wargames, board games, collectable card games, and live role-playing games (LARP)
What is the aim of Four Rivers Gaming Convention?
Four Rivers Gaming Convention aims to bring together the established roleplaying, wargaming, boardgaming, and LARP groups within the North East to share their hobby with each other, and those entirely new to the hobbies
Why 'Four Rivers'?
The event is named after the major rivers of the North East - the Tweed, Tyne, Wear and Tees Rivers
What is going to be happening there?
Free gaming tables are going to be offered to established gaming/LARP clubs/societies in the North East, on which they can run demonstration games and introduce visitors to their hobby and their clubs - flyers can be given out freely - it's a great opportunity to expand membership and get to know gamers from all over the region. Our dedicated Facebook page will be constantly updated with up-to-date information on who is trading and which groups are attending
Where is the event?
Four Rivers is based at The Discovery Museum in
Newcastle; we're using the incredibly impressive
Great Hall and the Turbinia Atrium around The
How much is entry?
Nothing, it's free and open to the public
When is it? What are the opening times?
The event takes place on the 20th and 21st of May.
We will be open from 11-4pm and 7-11pm on Saturday...
the evening gaming period forms part of the very popular
Late Shows, and a pay bar will be available.
On Sunday we're open 11-3pm
Will there be traders?
Of course! if you're a company that makes or sells gaming goodies, LARP weapons and costumes, develop your own games, or anything else within the glorious pantheon of game geekery - get in touch via Impossible Gears on Facebook or impossiblegears.com . We'd love to see everyone there, from large companies to small independent traders. Single and double pitches are available, and we've aimed to keep the prices as low as possible for a full weekend event - £70 for a single, £130 for a double. To book a trade pitch, message me via Impossible Gears on Facebook or use the Contact the Impossible form to confirm that there's still space available, and then pay via the appropriate payment button below - we will then announce your attendance on the event page, and you can then feel free to share your products on that page
Book Single (approx 6') pitch at Four Rivers Gaming Convention - £60
Book Double (approx 12') pitch at Four Rivers Gaming Convention - £110
I'm in an established gaming group and we'd like to run some games - how do I get involved?
Message me via Impossible Gears on Facebook or use the Contact the Impossible form, and we can talk about what we can offer and what we'd need from you
Does the event have disabled access?
Yes, there's a lift to all floors
Food and Drink?
Yes, the museum has a cafe and there'll be a cafe in the Great Hall too
Is there a changing area for LARPers? what about a stage to have a fight on?
Yup to both of those
Free you say?
Yes, it's a totally free event to attend
May 20th and 21st 2017