Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Join us on a Busman's holiday to Dragondaze

Wee Gamers and The Gathering join forces once more, this time to take Wales by storm as we all head to Dragondaze, a gaming convention from the fevered mind of Dramascape's Simon Powell.  He also has a Facebook Page and a Facebook event page

While Wee Gamers and The Gathering are there to add a bit of the Irish to this celtic country shindig of gaming, the convention is packed with gaming to entice even the laziest of gamers out of their dining room or kitchen.

Now, the guys from The Gathering and ourselves are really excited to be going and have had a few queries, North and South of the border, from others we have talked to about Dragondaze about going along with us. The more the merrier we say!  It will then allow us to hire a bus or a coach for a big busman's holiday that we can all enjoy.

So to end anyone looking to come along with us get in touch with us.  You can let Gary from The Gathering know via the shop, on the Gathering Facebook Page, or on their forum.  And you can let us at Wee Gamers know in person at the Morrow Bunker, or on our facebook page (messaging is best.)

Dependent on numbers and prices we will look at a group rate to head over on the Friday 19th September and come back home on the Sunday 21st September.

So what are you waiting for? Go check your diaries and hurry back! September is not too far off!

Dragondaze is all about having fun, its a one day convention celebrating all things gaming. There will be many things to see and play.

The games area
War Games Room 
There will be games here that you can join in with and play or free tables you can set up a game on and play with friends. 

Role Playing Games 
Room There will be games here that you can join in with and play or free tables you can set up a game on and play with friends. 

Board Games Room 
This room is being looked after by Counters Board Games Cafe, they will be bringing a selection of games for you to play, or you can bring your own and play with others. 

Trade stalls and demos
Several major U.K. companies will be at Dragondaze selling their products and running demo's of their games, you will be able to play games and purchase them here, there is also a snack bar for drinks. 

Many of the companies who are attending have donated games for this, tickets are £1.00 each and the money raised will go to Barnardos. So far prizes have been donated by Tesco, Asda, Hasbro and Spartan Games. 

You will be able to purchase food and drinks here. Special Guests We now have a number of these lined up and will announce them as the Contracts are signed, keep an eye on our Facebook Page

All profits from this Convention will be going to the Barnardos Young Carers, a charity that helps young carers cope and give them days out as a break. A young carer is someone under the age of 25 whose life is in some way restricted because of the need to take care of a sick or disabled relative. They may have to help with someone who has a mental health issue or someone who misuses drugs or alcohol. Many young people undertake their caring roles willingly and however difficult this may make their lives, wish to continue helping in caring for someone at home who has an illness – mental or physical, short or long-term. Young carers are more likely to suffer emotional and psychological difficulties when they are young or in later life. The average age of a young carer is 12 and the 2001 census showed that there were 175,000 Young Carers in the UK. 13,000 of these care for more than 50 hours per week. Barnardo’s, in partnership with Caerphilly and Newport Borough Councils, Children and Young People's Partnership and Substance Misuse Action Team provide the Young Carers Service.

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