Events at AireCon are designed around fun! Have look below to see what we did last time, they're a great way to get involved, meet new people and enhance your convention experience. Check our Facebook page closer to the next event for updates of confirmed events.
A team tabletop tournament with an amazing prize!
The SuperBoard is a knock-out tournament, this year it's sponsored by Geeknson, and as such we've upped the ante!
The winning team will get a 12 month convention package that includes;
4 tickets to AireCon 2019
Free entry into SuperBoard 2019
Plaque with team name etched onto the Brocklebank Trophy
4 tickets to UKGE 2018
4 tickets to Essen Spiel 2018
4 plane tickets to Essen
SuperBoard 2 runs from 11am-7pm on Saturday 10 March at AireCon, it's played through group stages, then knockout stages until just two teams remain in a battle for the title of SuperBoard champions and the prize bounty listed above. Can your team knock Salford and Manchester Gaming Haven from their perch as SuperBoard champions, or will they hold their titles?
During each stage up to the final each member of the team plays a different game agains the other teams, points awarded for placement in that game. The winning teams then go through to the next stage. From the quarter finals the games are played on Geeknson Tables in the Geeknson VIP area.
Group stages, 11am-2pm - 32 teams in 8 groups of four teams, top team from each group progresses
Games: Each team member plays each game once - Love Letter, NMBR 9, Karuba, No Thanks!
Quarter finals, 3.30pm - 8 teams, top 4 teams progress
Games: Each team member plays one game - San Juan, Barenpark, Splendor, King of New York
Semi finals, 4.30pm - 4 teams, top 2 teams progress
Games: Each team member plays one game - Ticket to Ride: Europe, Catan, Century: Spice Road, Carcassonne
Finals, 6pm - 2 teams
Game: Each team plays an identical game, whoever lasts the longest wins - Pandemic Survival
How to enter
To enter this epic tabletop battle you just need to buy a ticket for your team from our ticket page, it's just £20 for the whole team - airecon.uk/tickets
T&Cs - All tickets, including flights are non-transferable, flights will be from either Birmingham or Manchester airports. Failure to show for game will result in score of zero. Substitutes can be made. Games will be played as rules are written, unless explicitly agreed or stated beforehand.
Board Game Quiz
The Board Game Quiz returns!
Come along with a team or join one on the day, bring a drink and prepare to be challenged! A standard pub quiz, but every question is board game related.
Jollyboat bring their energetic brand of comedy pirate rock to AireCon, a free gig for everyone!
Mega-Karuba sponsored by HABA
Loads of people playing Karuba all at the same time, rules explanation will be given at the start.
Mega-NMBR 9 sponsored by Z-Man
Loads of people playing NMBR 9 all at the same time, rules explanation will be given at the start.
Giant Wits and Wagers
Laughs aplenty in this giant version of the classic party game.
Tabletop Escape Game Contest
Up to 15 teams of five peoplecompeting in an escape game.
Live Podcaster Panels
Entertaining, interactive and controversial at times, join well known board game podcasters as they discuss a variety of topics. Expect to see folks from Polyhedron Collider, Breacher 18, The Broken Meeple, Toucan Play that Game and Yog-Sothoth.
RPG Taster Sessions
All are welcome at the Paizo RPG Marquee, as well as Pathfinder sessions there will be many great RPGs for you to try. Whatever your level of experience there's surely something there for you to discover.
Come and try out some games in development stages, you can chat with the designer and let them know what you love and what you think could be improved about the game. If you'd like to enter a game into playtesting go here.
We will be running several large social games again, such as Two Rooms and a Boom, a great way to meet people whilst having a fun time! Rules will be explained beforehand and several games in a row will be played.
CGE Demo Zone run by Gaming Rules! Previews and Prototypes
Paul Grogan from Gaming Rules! has some sneak peeks and exclusives from CGE.
Imagination Gaming Family Zone
Fun for the whole family with some new family style games. Visit the Imagination Gaming Family Zone and you'll be well looked after.