This Saturday I shall be off to the English Institute of Sport for Sheffield Wargames Club's annual convention Triples. I've just realised this is the thirtieth anniversary of my first attendance.
Back in 1983 Triples was held in the Royal Victoria Hotel (just round the corner from where I now work). I remember taking part in the Runequest tournament playing as a group of foul-mouthed and pretty useless Broo. This time I shall, as usual, make an effort to play in the Wargames Developments game.
The EIS is a perfectly acceptable venue but with so many cons now happening in gymnasiums or their like, I can't help feeling they are losing much of their individual character.