Another convention list

#2
This list is a proper dogs breakfast, as it has 'theoretical dates' for cons which haven't even confirmed they are running. I tried pointing this out to the guy on G+, but he rightly told me that there is a cell saying whether the con is on or not (column H). Err right. Me, I will stick with Darran's or Phil's lists, much simpler!
 
#4
I think the lists may have slightly differently uses. Knowing when a con might run is helpful to con and game day organisers when setting dates for new events, for instance, even if it isn’t useful to prospective visitors.
 
#5
I think the lists may have slightly differently uses. Knowing when a con might run is helpful to con and game day organisers when setting dates for new events, for instance, even if it isn’t useful to prospective visitors.
Tom, I agree with Pete, as although the list is a mess, at least it exists. I am just pointing out that you need to be very careful when using it, as there is a lot of fake news on it!:D
 
#6
We need something like this now, because the UK Roleplayers web site has just closed down. Apparently all files have been deleted and the server turned off.
 
#7
The server hasn’t been turned off yet, but I haven’t logged in today to see what, if anything, Dave left behind. Not that I would go against his wishes and attempt to recover anything.

- Neil.
 
#9
Howdy. I'm the author of the list at the top. It's something I pulled together primarily to plan my own attendance at events and for planning Tabletop Scotland.
The Yes / No bit that @zackspacks is saying is fake news :D well, it's not fake news because I say if the event is running or not. Mostly the Nos are there because they've ran in previous years and it's more a question of time before it's announced for the current year. I could move the column further to the left I suppose...
I tend to check on the Yes/No status every couple of months but also get updates directly from con organisers.
Anyway, if there are any events that aren't in the list let me know.
 
#10
As someone with an interest in the U.K. convention scene I have personally found that particular Google list immensely complete and useful. I publicised it widely. People who make their own board games, for example, love it. It pulls together more information in one place than anything else.

But it isn’t meant to be user friendly. For many people it’s probably best if someone acts as interpreter. Some of us like to work at the level of “raw code”. Most end users need the program compiled for them.

Personally I love this list. But maybe Darran’s regular updates are better for most people.
 
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