I love gaming shows, okay beyond the fact that I have to get up at silly O’Clock and sometimes the travel the rest is great. You get a chance to catch up with people you may not of seen for ages and play games you may have missed and lets not comment about the dent in the bank balance at all.
Today I managed to get along to Dragondaze in Newport, its in its 4th although its not the size of Salute, Hereward, Colours etc it does manage to get about 600 people through the door. Its also one of only 2 games shows in Wales.
The show brings in a good mix of people, it has a boardgame section, people doing LARP, RPG area as well as traders and plenty of demo space. Also the ever popular Cosplay fraternity.
SLA were along as well as locals Firestrom Games, Annie of Bad Squiddo, Rules of Play, Esdevium Games, Horizon Wars. So there were plenty of current games being played by new audiences.
Its certainly a show I’ll get back to again next year and its also a show I really hopes gets bigger and bigger. If you’ve never been along I suggest if you can reach it then you should give it a go.