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Digital Subscriptions > Tabletop Gaming > Issue Seven – Dec/Jan '17 > GAMESFEST


Mark Lucas, co-founder of the Tring-based convention, talks about attracting a mainstream audience to Hertfordshire, why X-Wing and D&D are the perfect games for the show, and plans for the event’s tenth anniversary in 2017

For those who may not know, what is GamesFest?

Our tagline is: ‘A collective to bring you the best in gaming, collectables and comics.’ It’s based on our yearly convention but we also run gaming days. We plan to start reviewing games and hopefully branch out into distribution and production.

How did the event come about?

As with most things in life, it started by accident. We organised a day of Magic: The Gathering in early 2007 and for some reason called it GamesFest. After that we ran our first proper convention in November. The rest is history…

How has it changed over the years?

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