I did not go to the SELWG show this yearPosted: October 13, 2013
The SELWG (South East London Wargames Group) show took place today … and I did not go. This may seem a little odd as the venue – Crystal Palace – is not that far from where I live and the show is one of the biggest wargames shows held in the UK. I usually go … but this year I decided not to.
My reasons for not going are as follows:
- I have been very busy over the past week or so doing non-wargaming things … and I feel very tired;
- I am finding the large wargames shows like SELWG and SALUTE are usually too crowded to be comfortable and many of the people who attend are not mindful of the needs of other attendees;
- I like to spend time at wargames shows looking at what is on show, talking to the traders and people who are putting on games, and chatting with my many wargaming friends … and this does not seem to be very easy to do at the bigger shows;
- Most of the traders I am thinking of buying stuff from do not attend SELWG or SALUTE (the reasons being that the traders are either small one man operations who cannot afford to pay for tables at the bigger shows and/or are based in the northern part of the UK).
I am sure that SELWG was a great show, and that I probably missed out by not going … but I don’t regret my decision one bit.