If you haven`t already heard about it, you may be interested to
hear about the 1998 Adventurers Convention, which is being held in
Birmingham (UK) this coming October, as it has been for the last 8
The Convention is being held on Saturday, 24th October 1998, in the
Ariel Suite of the Royal Angus Thistle Hotel, St. Chad`s, Birmingham B4,
which is at the end of the A38M and easy to get to from all parts of the
The Convention runs from 9am to around 6pm and covers all formats from
Spectrums to PC`s. Tables are available if you wish to bring along your
own computer(s) and we actively encourage this as we depend on those
attending to bring their computers, so the more the merrier! If you wish
to bring hardware and/or software to sell you are more than welcome to,
but no pirated software please!
The event attracts adventure enthusiasts from all over the UK, including
Northern Ireland, and the atmosphere is very friendly and informal. Many
of us stay overnight at the hotel and the evenings can be just as lively
and interesting as the convention itself! We have yet to welcome anyone
from outside the UK to the Convention, but we live in hope!
During the day we have the popular "Megapoints" competition running. In
this the contestants get 20 minutes playing time at a specially written
Spectrum text adventure, with the object of scoring as many points as
possible in the alloted time. There are usually cash prizes and special
certificates for the 3 highest scores. The adventure this year is being
written by Ulsterman Jon Scott, author of various Spectrum text
adventures published by Zenobi Software.
Tickets are available now and cost 6 ukp per person if you buy yours
before 31st August, 1998. Thereafter, or if you pay on the door on the
day, the price will be 7 ukp per person. Tickets may be purchased from:
Vicky Jackson, 128 Merton Hall Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 3PZ
Please make cheques/PO`s payable to V. Jackson
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The Royal Angus Thistle Hotel has special room rates for those attending
the Convention. These include full English breakfast and are as follows:
Single Room: 37.50 ukp per night.
Double/Twin: 32.50 per person, per night.
Please contact the hotel to book your accommodation, NOT the convention
organisers. The address and phone number are:
Royal Angus Thistle Hotel, St.Chad`s, Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6HY
Don`t forget to inform the hotel you are attending the Adventurers
Convention, otherwise you will be charged the normal room rates!
NOTE: The Convention is on the weekend before the start of the
Birmingham Motor Show at the NEC. Whilst the hotel have promised to
reserve a number of rooms for us, you are strongly advised to book your
accommodation AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE to avoid disappointment.
If you have any queries about the Convention, or would like to reserve
tables for your hard/software, please contact me at the email address
Hope to see you in Brum in October!