The Cast are Dice 2013 -- Full Details
There are initially 200 advance tickets available for each day. The venue is very flexible, we have plenty of space, and we'll be able to cater for well above that number should we need to, including people that walk in on the morning of the event.
2011 numbers ended up being something close to 170 for the Saturday, and 140 for the Sunday.
Last year it was a little higher ... maybe 180 on Saturday and about 150 on Sunday
This year ... We're really hoping to hit the illusive 200 figure!
If it looks like we might sell out, we shall look at expanding the area we intend to use to accommodate more people.
The current number of people registered are:
The doors will be open as follows:
Saturday: 10am to 10pm
Sunday: 10am to 8pm
The games library will contain somewhere in the region of 500 games. These games are coming from the collection of Shire Games, as well as Nick & Sue's personal collection, and will therefore be very up-to-date, containing many newer releases.
As we would like all of our games returned in good condition (as they were last year ... thank you everyone!), we will once again enforce a "no food or drink on the table" rule for the games from the library.
We have tried to run tournaments at previous TCAD events, but it always proves very difficult to get all of the people you need available at the same time and place!
Therefore ... at the moment, we have no plans to run any "official" tournaments this year. If anyone would like to run an "unofficial" one, by all means get in touch and we'll see if we can help out.
For those that were in and enjoyed the massive (50 player?) game of Werewolf on Saturday evening, Dan has promised to run another one!
Food and Drink
This was one of the big successes of the venue the last couple of years!
The refectory was open all day, selling tea, coffee, and soft drinks.
They also put on breakfast rolls and stuff in the morning, they did a couple of great choices for lunch, and then on both evenings ran a massively popular barbecue - And we're all looking forward to some more of that!
There is a "Subway" and a couple of pubs within very easy walking distance of the venue, so there are plenty of other options if you fancy a leg-stretch, but you'll find it difficult to tear yourselves away from the friendly gaming atmosphere.
Of course, you are welcome to bring your own soft drinks and cold food (sandwiches, etc) with you. There are nice large tables in the refectory where you'll be able to sit and eat (as well as play games)
As with previous events, we are not putting an age restriction on the convention, but all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
All children under 6 will be allowed in free, but above that age we will assume they are here to play games and will need to buy a ticket!
Also please be aware, when bringing children that the following will apply:
- Children under 10 should not be allowed to wander unaccompanied around the venue.
- If space allows, one of the many areas we have use of will be declared an "adults only" area, where gamers won't have to worry about their language quite so much!
- Any complaints about the behaviour of any children at the convention may result in those people being asked to leave.
Basically, we would like everyone to enjoy themselves and have a great weekend, and to some people that will mean a weekend gaming as a family, and to others it will mean a weekend away from the family and gaming with other adults. As long as everyone respects that, then we won't have any problems!
The costs per person for The Cast are Dice 2013 are as follows:
One-Day Ticket: £8
"On the Door" Costs:
One-Day Ticket: £10
Included in this ticket price is:
- Use of the games tables (obviously)
- Unlimited use of the Games Library
- Name badge, including BGG avatar & "geekbadge", if appropriate (and if the tickets are booked in advance)
- Free "door prize" on arrival for all advanced weekend bookings **
- Anything else that we might think of later ....
** - We are going to have some sort of prize for everyone who books a weekend ticket in advance. These will all be games provided by any excess ticket money, as well as by Shire Games and our many other generous sponsors. For fairly obvious reasons, the largest percentage of these giveaways will be smaller games, and they will be awarded tombola-style as people arrive, so the people who arrive earlier will have a greater choice from whichever category they draw "out of the hat".
Please note, we do not intend to make any money out of the convention. Once the number of registrations passes a certain point, we will have recouped the cost of hosting the event. After that point, all ticket money will be re-invested in prizes and giveaways.
How to Register
This year, the only way to buy tickets is to buy them online here: TCAD Tickets, and we will email you to confirm your tickets and to get all the information for your badges, etc.
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