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Dragonmeet 2012

I've just spent a very enjoyable morning at Dragonmeet, browsing the various trade stands, including an amazing stand selling older D&D material, Chessex, Pelgrane Press and others, and chatting to other gamers. Unfortunately today Palace play Brighton so I had to rush off to get to the match and didn't have time to play any games. If it were any other team, I would gave stayed at the con.

As well as buying some cool stuff, I also went to a very interesting and fun seminar with Ian Livingstone & Steve Jackson. Rather scarily, Warlock of Firetop Mountain (which I bought at Games Day in 1982) is 30 years old this year. There were lots of good stories but my favourite was how their order for 6 copies of the original D&D boxed set was enough to get Games Workshop 3 years of exclusive distribution rights for in Europe!

The Great Hall at Dragonmeet:


Ian & Steve now:


Ian & Steve then:


The original Games Workshop in Dalling Road, Hammersmith:

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Arbanax
Dec. 1st, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
Dragonmeet Original Games worshop
Oh wow, I used to travel across London to go to the original shop, way before they started opening up shops all over the place. I used to love going over to that out of the way road in Hammersmith. Good times thanks for posting up the shots Rich, shame I missed this first hand.
richgreen01
Dec. 1st, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Dragonmeet Original Games worshop
I used to go there too - big trek from Dulwich to Hammersmith. Did you go to the Games Centre on Oxford St too?
gbsteve
Dec. 3rd, 2012 12:24 am (UTC)
I remember the Dalling Rd shop. It was quite a trek there from South West France but any time I was in London I tried to fit in a visit.
richgreen01
Dec. 3rd, 2012 07:28 am (UTC)
Hahaha - your trek puts mine in perspective! I saw you on Saturday but didn't get a chance to say hi. I was rushing off to Selhurst and you were deep in conversation.
gbsteve
Dec. 3rd, 2012 08:37 am (UTC)
The first time I went there with my brother. We turned the wrong way out of the tube station and walked for a mile in the wrong direction. We found it eventually but he didn't ever come with me again.
richgreen01
Dec. 3rd, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
I'm not surprised!

Every time I hear Dark Streets of London by The Pogues I think of that shop:

"I like to walk in the Summer breeze
Down Dalling Road by the dead old tree."
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