This weekend is OxCon. OxCon is a weekend of gaming held every January in The Mitre pub in Oxford. It has almost mythical status within since publicity is almost entirely by word of mouth and often quite last minute.
This year, in addition to the usual thread on BoardGameGeek, there is also a mention in the latest Queen’s Lane Advertiser (QLA-42, page 8) and a FaceBook page. Not sure how many of the GOATS will make it, that will depend on weather (currently snow-chance) and family commitments, but it should be a good event with Puerto Rico and Settlers of Catan tournaments for the more competitive.
In a couple of weekends time (2nd February to be exact – check out the calendar), is the Big DoG – a Day of Games hosted by the Oxford Meeples at Wolvercote Village Hall. Just to the north of Oxford situated close to the A40 and A34, this looks to be a well cited event, and the list of proposed games looks enticing. However, whether or not (m)any GOATS are there, will again depend on other commitments.