In spite of a change of venue, CrispyCon was a huge success and continues to set the standard for smooth organisation and a relaxed atmosphere. Just look at these CrispyCon unique items: CrispyCon T-shirt, names badge, CrispyCon Pencil, CrispyCon mug (with free refills), souvenir badges plus a welcome pack listing your games and containing some energy-giving sweets. Smart people ordered food from the kitchen in advance and Chris BB and team delivered to your table. If you've never been to CrispyCon then you are missing something really good.
The theme was pirates at this year's OddCon and Friday night saw a hall full of players in full regalia along with parrots, captains, inflatable lego pirates and Mr Smee – all competing in the famous OddCon quiz. The theme continued with "The Glass River Rescue" and "No Plunder, No Pay", sea monsters, wrecked ships, pirates and missions to protect fisherfolk from sea cats. But it wasn't all nautical. [Photos by Crispy]
"Tabletop" met "Re-enactment" at Fayre Times Festival in Billericay, Essex. This was a first run for this event and Pathfinder was represented by Dwarven Forge's Jens Loesel who set up a stall with scenery and live demos of Pathfinder Beginners Box Bash in 3D. On the next table, Luke from Age of Essence LARP Group was running a very lively Pathfinder tabletop game for all comers.
You were brilliant – one and all! This year it was our goal to make it a truly international event. It was so good to get so many lovely people from Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, Slovakia, Switzerland, Australia and America. Please come again and bring all your friends. We were so grateful to our GMs. This year we had such support that we could spread the load and let (almost) all our GMs get a chance to play, as well as referee. Please keep volunteering. You were awesome.