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  • #7569
    Ian Marsh
    Participant

    I feel that Editor Michael is over-modest when it comes to plugging his own specialist show, Blast-Tastic!, in October. I think many UK gamers have mourned the passing of Bifrost, which cost us one independent fantasy and SF show, so it’s great to see Michael trying to redress the balance. His own info about it squats at the bottom of TWW and risks being overlooked, and independent information about it on the interweb comes and goes with the breeze, so to repeat:

    Blast-tastic takes place on Saturday 4 October 2014 from 10am to  4pm at Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS.

    While I’d like to be there with Fighting 15s, the small size of Oddzial  Osmy’s 15mm SF range coupled with the cost of a trip to the mainland currently makes my attendance uneconomic.

    Ian
    Fighting 15s
    www.fighting15s.com

    #7608
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Thanks Ian.

    I have been a bit snowed under of late.
    Yes it should be a great show all being well.

    What was Bifrost?

    #7618
    Ian Marsh
    Participant

    Bifrost was the show run by the Society of Fantasy and Science Fiction Wargamers.

    Ian
    Fighting 15s
    www.fighting15s.com

    #8357
    Ian Marsh
    Participant

    I note with some sadness that TMP continues its vendetta against editor Michael by again purging a post and its replies of all mention of his show, Blast-tastic! I hope the show proves a success in spite of one corner of the internet being keen to deny its existence

    Ian
    Fighting 15s
    www.fighting15s.com

    #9258
    forlorn hope games
    Participant

    Just to let you all know…

    We will be at Blast-Tastic with our Future Skirmish range

    We will also be bringing Doug’s Space Lords, some nice old school 28mm sci-fi goodness.

    Enjoy

    Gary

    Let your imagination be your guide
    https://forlornhopegames.co.uk/

    #9492
    Guy Taylor
    Participant

    I’ll be there , just got my permission slip signed

    I also agree with Ian’s comments and find the whole transatlantic saga rather sad and not worthy of our hobby.

    #9945
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Not long now, PANIC STATIONS!!!

    #9988
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Just had a gamer pull out of Blast-Tastic!

    Is anyone out there willing and able to put on a game at the show?
    (tomorrow)

    #10087
    willz
    Participant

    Found this review, sadly I could not make it to the show.

    http://dtbsam.blogspot.co.uk/

    #10088
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Back!

    All in all the show seemed good, people seemed happy and people left happy.
    I made a point of trying to speak to all the traders, and all but one said they want to come back next year, none said no and only one said maybe.

    It was not a big show, there is after all only so much two people with a child can do.
    So we had to keep it manageable.

    Steve, my KR 16 wargames buddy helped out and did a legendary job.
    Thanks Steve!

    I will be doing a proper write up in the near future.
    For now I want to thank every paying customer on the door and every trader and gamer that took time out to come and support the show, either in the form of offering games for people to play or for choosing to pay to trade at the show.
    It is very nice to see people putting their money where my mouth is.

    So, a proper write up will be coming soon.
    For now, back to work and planning for Blast-Tastic! 2015!

    Pew Pew Pew!

    #10096
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    Just a quick note to say ‘thankyou’ to Michael and Sam for such a cracking little show. I had a great time and nice to know that by and large the traders thought it worth attending. I will put a proper overview on my Blog later on.  Oh and happy to help out again in the future.

    #10129
    Steve Johnson
    Participant

    I’ve put up a review of the day on my Blog, with some links to other views of the show as well.

    http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/blast-tastic-show-report.html

    #10383
    AmerInd
    Participant

    I’m very glad Blastastic did very well on it’s first outing! Reports on the blogshere are really good.  My bucket list has a trip to England on my retirement to include a visit to the tank museum and Salute, however SciFi is very near and dear to my wargaming heart!

    #10542
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Blast-Tastic! show report:

    LINK

    #11155
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I am off to check out a potential new venue for Blast-Tastic! 2015, on Monday.
    It is in a school sports hall so it is bigger and has lots of parking, catering and is all-round bigger and better.
    I will update on Monday once back.

    #11328
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Just back from the potential new venue.

    Fairfield High School

    The show itself is in their sports hall, so it is about three times the size of the previous venues hall.

    It has two car parks, one that holds about 10 vehicles and has disabled spaces and the other that holds about 70 cars.
    Plus there is also parking in the adjacent streets.

    It has a diner/canteen that is less than a minute from the sports hall and is indoors.
    They will be able to provide food and drink.

    All very good news.
    The only very slightly negative thing is the tables.
    They are 2x 2. However they are the same height and are flush with one another when laid out.
    So not really a bad thing, just a bit unusual to be fair.

    Currently it is half term so the person I have been speaking to about the cost is not at work.
    Once they are back though, I will get them to give me a quote and all being well will hire the venue.

    Yay!

    Blast-Tastic! 2015 looks to be bigger and better than last year!

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