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Games Day Becomes Warhammer Fest


Warhammer Fest is to become a 2 day event and replace the Games Day's of the past. I hope that these will translate into a Warhammer Fest US as well, and not just be a single event in the UK. Although to be honest, a two day event makes it a little more worth while to travel.



via Games Workshop: Poole Facebook
This October sees the first ever Warhammer Fest.

A celebration of all the multiple worlds of Games Workshop, you'll be able to experience all kinds of Hobby Demos, seminars, you'll be able to talk to the design studio and have your first opportunity to grab the newest Games Workshop, Black Library and Forge World products, as well as access to event only merchandise and limited edition product.

This will also be the forum for this years Golden Demon painting competition, the premier arena for the best miniature painters in the world and also Armies on Parade (Sunday only).

The best part is, tickets for Warhammer Fest will be available in store from this Wednesday, so to get yourself a ticket, be here bright and early Wednesday morning.

Tickets cost £20

The event will be held at Ricoh arena, Coventry

11th and 12th October

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  1. What is Citadel Vault? Shown on the ticket between FW & BL.

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    1. That, my good man, is what is known as a 'very freaking legit question.'

      Any insight on this?

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    3. At the open day it was GW selling it's limited edition stuff

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    4. Perhaps a museum-esque display with loads of their products from the old days on display? IIRC they've done similar things before.

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    5. As Bob says; it is their limited edition stuff. An example is the Imperial Knight Companion.

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    6. http://warhammerworld.games-workshop.com/2014/06/24/citadel-vault-at-warhammer-40000-open-day/

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  2. The Armies on Parade day is October 25th, according to to White Dwarf daily [http://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/What%27s-New-Today-from-the-White-Dwarf-Team/2014/06/19/Meganobz-sighted-in-tomorrow-s-White-Dwarf].

    How can the National Armies on Parade be judged on Sunday the 12th if the Regional heats aren't being judged until two weeks later?

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    1. Looks like somethings is off or a different ruling in order. Who knows.

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    2. Tickets ar eon sale on the GW site, no mention of AoP on either day and I did a quick check on the GW Poole Facebook page and think their announcement has been amended to remove the AoP reference. I’ll probably contact GW direct for more info, to be sure though.

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    3. It may just be a local thing now and publication will be done through WD for winning entries.

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  3. A limited editions store? http://warhammerworld.games-workshop.com/2014/06/24/citadel-vault-at-warhammer-40000-open-day/

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  4. "Citadel Vault brings you the best in limited edition and special edition books and collections, many of which are web store exclusives, and they’re at the Warhammer 40,000 Open Day on July 20th!

    It’s your opportunity to get something you may have missed, or have been meaning to get, direct on the day. See for yourself the details and quality which make these special editions a must-have, and add something new to your bookshelves.
    - See more at: http://warhammerworld.games-workshop.com/2014/06/24/citadel-vault-at-warhammer-40000-open-day/#sthash.TxSkG24D.dpuf"

    A way to get rid of stuff that isn't shifting?
    To be fair it does mean that they could sell extra once people can view the quality for themselves and judge if it's worth it.

    May well have to get me some of them there tickets. It's only about a 2 hour drive for me...

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  5. I could be wrong here, but I recall the US being GW's largest portion of sales in the regional breakdown. I realize the HQ and what not is in the UK, but I don't quite understand the seemingly total reluctance to have these various events in the US. I'm speaking more to the forge world open, heresy weekender, warhammer world open etc. I would travel in the US to wherever to attend those types of events. Yet they restrict them solely to the UK. Just saying throw the US a bone here GW.

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    1. Australia is much like a drop in the ocean but i am sure our battle brothers here would like some events here. usa/uk is a long distance....c'mon GW i know you want to come down under where the temp is nice and warm [except now in winter it's pretty cold]

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    2. Yeah I hear that. I'm in Canada and would appreciate a Florida convention because I enjoy vacationing there as well. Even cali would be great.
      And look at that, I'm not even listing Toronto, Ontario... Lol ;P
      Here's to hoping guys. Let us throw our money at them and maybe we will get a global tour one year.... (doesn't seem likely.)

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    3. My sweetheart and I had made Games Day in Sydney Australia a yearly thing, and missed it very sorely when it stopped. I dearly would love something along those lines to return.

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    4. As the head office and all FW and BL staff are based in the UK and the uk is so dense population wise, it's just much cheaper for the company and fans to have events in the UK, they'd struggle to make money in the US because it's so spread out

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    5. Because the UK is the best?

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    6. ^So England has rednecks too huh? Wave that flag... wave it wide and high..

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    8. there loss [GW] a missed opportunity by them. guess prices will increase in line with those leaving the hobby for good.....cannot blame those leaving as there is little incentive to stay [unless are 20 year veterans, even then most i know have moved on] so in a way GW's loss of potential profit. [not that i am naive enough to think a few hundred-few thousand people make a difference to their bottom line] it's just kind of sad that they are shrinking worldwide support when the last decade has been profittable enough to host events such as GD......worldwide.....oh well as i said before GW missed out on this.

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    9. Singapore please... or Manila ^_^

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    10. I believe sales in the US are about the same as sales in the UK and European sales are a little larger, most of which will come from western Europe. Given the UK and Europe has more than twice the sales, more than twice the population and only slightly more area, and GW are a UK company it's not exactly a surprise that they hold events in the UK. And it's not like no US company ever ignores Europe...

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    11. +1 stevesteveson!!! I'll guarantee their "market research team" decided it wasn't profitable to do it. If it used to be in Aus. and got pulled it must be because numbers were dwindling.

      And besides they're a British company. Why can't Britain get something for a change? Let us enjoy it.

      And @ Android: He mentioned UK but he never said he was English - he could be Welsh or something. Is wrong (and almost a little racist, but i'm not taking offence) to assume the UK is England.

      It would be like you mentioning USA and i say "Oh, Samoa has rednecks too...."

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    12. Samoa lol that's jokes. I always say UK as a generalized statement of the English but I probably should stop doing that too. I am sure he meant no offence tho

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  6. Ricoh arena Coventry is a Soccer Football Stadium?

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    1. It does a lot of non sporting events, it's more than big enough to be a venue GW can use. 25 minute drive for me so I'm happy

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  7. Why can't it be a single event in the UK? I've heard a few complaints in the past about Games Day always being in UK and Americans "missing out".

    Its probably the ONLY event that isn't in America. I lose count of all the different conventions (called Cons) held across America across the year every year - GRRM can't get a thing written cos he's no sooner back from one and heading out the door to another.

    If i want to go to Comicon, guess what, i have to travel to the states. Why don't those conventions come over to the UK? Cos they're american conventions. Why don't Games Day and Warhammer Fest go to America? Because.... they're UK events.

    Besides, its part of the experience to travel to a convention and see the sights.... (",)

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    1. well that doesn't explain why they don't have them here in down under....we are part of the commonwealth after all, think of us down here as deep southern brits......(",)

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    2. Where is Canada's love? Noone cares lol

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    3. Mmm let's see... Oh I know because things like comicon arn't a global operating business like GW, does that work for you?

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    4. Erm I'm British and there is a comicon in both Birmingham and London. As to the lack of Gw events in the US it's down to the cost of putting on the events and the return they'll get from it. Then its where to hold it. Put one on the west coast, east coast complain and vice versa. They definitely should try something as an experiment for the USA though, maybe get involved with an existing event.

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    5. Seriously, you want cons, organize them. That's how they got started. A few people passionate about scifi, or comic books, or what have you got together and organized them. You can't organize a Heresy Weekender without FW.

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    6. Cons are one thing - I liked my GW-only event. I get burnt out at the cons which feature 3rd rate games, kickstarter companies, and crappy miniatures. The GW one was fun, and I've been a regular participant (and winner, thankfully) at the Golden Demon.

      Now we don't get one in the US, because....why again? It's only their biggest money making market, but they continue to handle the states incorrectly.

      Canada doesn't get one because it's got more restrictive expenses for GW, and only 40 million people spread across an even bigger country than the US.

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    7. Europe is the biggest money making market, not the US...

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    8. Americans consistently believe they are the biggest market and they deserve the better treatment. Normally they're right (about the market at least) but not on this occasion.

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    9. I think he meant in the broad spectrum of things. Let alone warhammer. I'm sure on just 40k the north America as a whole does better than the UK but that's just imo. And NA isn't just USA

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  8. We in the UK, have something (plastic) which is made out of oil that the Americans want... FOR THE LOVE OF THE QUEEN PLEASE GIVE IT TO THEM! (Just kidding, please don't hate me :) )

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    1. ^Not the proper venue for politics or insults.

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    2. I think it's called a sense of humour.. or did someone forget to export that as well... ;) ;) :) :P

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