The Convention

Convention Information

Information about the game events and general convention guidelines:

Format and Times

Day Time Event
Thursday 5pm – 7pm Dinner
7pm – 11pm Slot 1 – The completely unofficial (yet scheduled here) ‘Thursday Bonus Game’ over drinks in the pub! (4+ Hours)
Friday 9am – 11am Early-Bird Registration (In the Foyer) and Meet and Greet (In the Bar)
11am – 5pm Slot 2 – ‘Early-Bird’ Game Slot (6 Hours)
1pm – 2pm Lunch (Not provided by AmberConNI)
5pm – 7pm Dinner
5pm – 7pm Registration (In the Foyer) and Meet and Greet (In the Bar)
7pm – Late Slot 3 (5+ Hours)
Saturday 7am – 10am Breakfast
9am – 5pm Slot 4 (7 Hours)
1pm – 2pm Lunch
5pm – 7pm Dinner
7pm – Late Slot 5 (5+ Hours)
Sunday 7am – 10am Breakfast
9am – 5pm Slot 6 (7 Hours)
1pm – 2pm Lunch
5pm – 5:30pm ‘Official’ Farewell and Prize Giving
5:30pm – 7pm Dinner
7pm – Late Slot 7 (5+ Hours)
Monday 7am – 10am Breakfast
9am – 1pm Slot 8 – The completely unofficial (yet scheduled here) ‘Monday Bonus Game’ pre-flights and such, in the pub! (4+ Hours)
1pm – 2pm Lunch (Not provided by AmberConNI)

Note: These times are a guideline and may vary (slightly) due to travel (for the thursday and friday games) or slacking (for the early morning games!). The slots are however ‘fixed’ and linked to the bookings of the rooms. Your storyteller will be able to confirm their own start time should they wish to alter it.


Game Rooms

The convention games will be held in either dedicated conference rooms set aside for the convention, or in one of the larger hotel rooms earmarked as a possible ‘small game’ venue should the need arise.

Regardless which room you’re using, please be courteous and tidy up any mess before leaving the room.


Game Book

The list of the convention games will be built and published before the Gamebook Deadline.  The current list of available games can be found here.   If you wish to propose a game, please don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll add it to the list!



Tea, Coffee, Dilute Cordial and Iced Water is available and will refreshed during the Convention.  Please keep the self-service area tidy and wipe up any mess.   Please also notify me if anything runs out so I can contact the hotel staff (you are welcome to ask at reception). The pub is also available if you wish something a little more extravagant!



As convention games tend to run late in the evenings, please be very aware of any noise you make either outside the rooms talking to players or the GM walking to/from the game rooms to your hotel rooms, or heading to the bar for drinks.  Please be considerate to all the hotel residents who may very well (probably considering how long some of our games last!) have already gone to bed!



Costumes are welcome and even encouraged, but please be aware that weapons (replica or otherwise) are not permitted at all. Masks that cover the face should not be worn outside of the game rooms.  Please avoid scaring the hotel staff and guests.


Hotel Information

General information pertaining to your stay can be found at The Old Inn‘s webpages.


Check-In and Check-Out

  • You can check-in from 2pm on your day of arrival..
  • Checkout by 11am on your day of departure – the convention rooms are more than big enough to store bags in during the game sessions although the hotel staff will happily store your bags prior to your departure as they have a dedicated cloak room.



  • Breakfast will be provided in the Restaurant from 7am to 10am.
  • Lunches on Saturday and Sunday will be selected from a pre-set list and, dependant on our numbers, be held either in the Restaurant or one of the dedicate rooms – from 1pm to 2pm.


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