Thursday, 14 November 2013

Poll for next years Date

I have restarted the Poll and added all the Saturdays in October. Dates I know of are as follows 8th Nov Crisis, Derby World 4/5th Oct, SELWG 11/12th Oct (I think)

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Fun Weekend and plans for 2014

I am just going to pop up this quick post to say a big thank you to all who attended the first Blog-Con, I think it was a great start to what will become a great annual event.
I want to say how great Foundry were in hosting the event and keeping us all supplied with tea coffee and food. Also a huge thank you to all who hosted a game at the event without you the event would be dead in the water.
Before I upload a few pictures I wanted to direct you to the poll on the top right of the blog, after talking to people over the weekend I can concluded the most important thing we learned was that Ray's snoring keeps Fran awake sorry wrong Loki dislikes morris dancers sorry again wrong post. No the Blog-Con will return in 2014 but with a few changes, we will only do one day the Saturday but will extend the event into a social evening at a local Pub/Eatery, to which end I have asked which Saturday would fit best with you guys, I want to stick to this time of year as I feel it ends the show season well. Once I know the favoured day I will contact Foundry and make the booking.
I think maybe the biggest hit of the weekend Dave's table and game

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Painting @ Blog-Con

So with only a few days left till the event I wanted to share what we are offering as painting tips at blog-con I have told you before how I am very happy to say Andres is joining us for Saturday below is a quote from him on what he will be offering on the day.
""I'll explain about painting patterns on clothes, and things like that. And I'll be happy to answer any other questions about painting (if I know the answer :-) ) ""

For my part I plan to show you my two different face/flesh painting techniques, I will not be at the desk all day I plan to do an hour at 12 (you can watch while having a spot of lunch) and 3.
below are the two styles I will show.
four layers of paint over a black undercoat

Five layers including a wash over a black undercoat
 You may not believe me till you see with your own eyes but the first one takes as little as five min and the second is only longer due to the wash needing to dry.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.
Peace James

Monday, 4 November 2013

Directions To Blog-Con From The Victoria Centre

For all the bloggers and friends going to Blog Con but leaving the car away from Foundry. It struck me that a fair amount of us may want to park at one of the many Park and Ride locations. The tram locations have great service with Trams running from 6am till midnight Saturday and 11PM Sunday so would be perfect to park at as it's free to park and about £3.50 for a return ticket. Two adults can have a return for £5.

The best bet if you do this or come via the train or bus is head for the Victoria Shopping Centre (the main bus station is at the Vic Centre as us locals call it). 

To follow these directions you need to leave the Vic Centre from the ground level passing Ernest Jones Jewellers and it's less than a five minute walk. 

The exit is a longish corridor. Ernest Jones was on your left hand side. You can see a white building through the doors.

Follow the path from the entrance towards the road and the crossing. When you cross the road go past the white painted cafe and follow the path round towards the main road.

The path as you can see is nice and wide. You will see an Aldi food-store on the opposite side of the main road. 

Close up of the view of Aldi you are aiming for. Cross the road and turn to the right and down the hill.

You will see a pub called The Forrester, you will need to try and walk past this!

on the opposite side of the road is an Halfords, directly opposite this is the side street you need to go down. It's called St MARKS St. and this is where Foundry are based.

Go down the side street and next to a tyre garage is the Foundry building and all the fun you could wish for.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Seven little Days.....

I'm not excited really......
Ok maybe a little....

I have also ordered my Birthday Present from my Wife, Zombicide
I will be bringing that along to break open on the weekend.