Saturday 21st March 2020
Thank you for your patience over the last few days after we announced the postponement of Tabletop Scotland 2020. We have had some amazing offers of support which has been fantastic to see. But enough of the thanks, let’s get onto the news you’re all waiting on.
We are delighted to confirm that Tabletop Scotland 2020 will be happening on the 10th & 11th of October at the Dewars Centre in Perth.
The move to later in the year comes with a few challenges which are explained below but we know, that with your support, we can make this year’s event a huge success.
- We will have less floor space to work with.
Specifically, the Strathmore Hall will be an ice rink in October and so we will be reverting to the space available in 2018
- As a result of the above, it may not be possible for us to host some events we had planned.
We haven’t finalised the list yet, so if you have booked your ticket based on the timing of a specific event please let us know so that we can factor that into our planning.
- Also, we may have to control ticket sales to ensure that your Tabletop Scotland experience is a comfortable one.
We have spoken to our exhibitors, partners and a few others ahead of making this announcement and we know that we can bring you the event you deserve.
Anticipated questions –
I’ve already bought my ticket. Do I need to do anything?
No. All tickets already bought will be applicable to the new dates.
Are tickets and t-shirts still on sale now?
Yes, these continue to be on sale on our website https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/shop/
I can’t attend on the new dates. How do I get a refund?
We are sorry to hear that.
To organise your refund please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the Order Number. Please use the email address you used to get your ticket as this will make it easier for us to confirm. We will aim to complete this within 48 hours.
Please note that refunds can only be offered up to Friday the 2nd of October 2020.
Will you still be hosting ______ event?
Currently we cannot confirm which events will definitely run. Some are organised by third parties who may not be able to attend the new dates. We’re aiming to confirm any changes in the next couple of weeks.
When will event bookings go live?
We’re working through that just now. We expect this to be late July or early August depending on submissions and any decisions we’ve made about the space we have available.
When will exhibitors be announced?
As mentioned above we have been speaking to our exhibitors in the last few days and we hope to start confirming them soon.
Will you still have a Bring & Buy?
Yes. As well as being incredibly popular with you, the Bring & Buy is a key part of our fundraising for Perth Autism Support.
What do you mean when you say that you may have to control ticket sales?
The space we have available for 2020 won’t accommodate our 2019 attendance.
As a result of this we may have to cap online sales at a specific level and may have to make the convention a “ticket only” event.
By that we mean that it may not be possible to buy tickets on the door.
We have a fairly good idea of what that number is but we need to discuss this with our venue and others to ensure that we are acting responsibly.
How can I support Tabletop Scotland 2020?
Offer to run events –
- RPGs – https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/get-in-touch/rpg-submission/
- Other Events – https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/get-in-touch/event-submission/
Spread the word –
- Like & Share our Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/TabletopScotland
- Follow & Retweet our Twitter account – https://www.twitter.com/TabletopScot
- Follow on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/TabletopScot
Buy your ticket if you haven’t already – https://tabletopscotland.co.uk/shop/
Don’t see your question above? Let us know either by email to email@example.com or via our social media channels.
Tuesday 17th March 2020
As you will be aware the government advice from both Westminster and Holyrood regarding COVID-19 has been updated on Monday to be firmer in regard to large gatherings of people.
We advised via Social Media on Saturday that we would keep you all updated in the event of anything changing. Something has now changed and so here is the promised update.
You may very well have seen the update from the UK Games Expo team earlier this evening where they confirmed that, due to the current situation, UK Games Expo 2020 will not go ahead as planned in late May, but will instead be postponed until the 21st-23rd August 2020. The astute among you will realise that this is the same weekend as Tabletop Scotland is planned to take place.
Firstly let us be really clear that no unilateral decision was taken by the UK Games Expo team to move to these dates without prior discussions with the Tabletop Scotland organisers. As soon as it became clear this was the only workable date change we were brought into discussions.
UK Games Expo have been a fantastic source of support and advice for us since we started considering running Tabletop Scotland many years ago and the amount of good the event has done for the gaming community is hugely significant.
Therefore we have made the difficult decision to postpone Tabletop Scotland 2020 until later in the year.
So what does this mean?
Well, over the coming weeks the Tabletop Scotland organising committee will be looking at various different available options with nothing ruled out at this point.
The UK Games Expo organisers have assured us of their continued, full-throated support with whatever options we choose to take next for which we are extremely grateful.
We will post an update once we have final information on our plans which, as I’m sure you are aware, will involve discussions with a number of different organisations.
This will include details on refunds for anyone who has already purchased tickets but who cannot make the revised dates.
Thanks in advance for your patience as we confirm our final plans.