Continuum (Games convention)

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Name: Continuum
Frequency: biennual (every second year)
Location: Leicester, England
Type: fan-run
Focus: RPGs, Freeform games, Tabletop games
Founding Date:
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Continuum (formerly Convulsion) is a small (150-200 attendees) British fan-run biennual games convention held at Leicester University's John Foster Hall of Residence, usually in late July or early August. The convention runs from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening and generally includes RPGs, tabletop games, and freeform LARP games, all run by the attendees. The convention began as a specialised Runequest / Call of Cthulhu event but quickly diversified, although the GOH is usually one of the authors working on Runequest and its derivatives. Many attendees stay in student accommodation over the weekend. The program usually includes three games "slots" a day, with alternatives including talks, longer freeform LARPs, etc. There is usually at least one very large all-day game that can involve most of the convention members. To quote the web site:

Continuum 2014 is brought to you by the Continuum Committee and friends. It's a convention dedicated to playing great games. It's also more than just games, though! There will be vendors, parties, social get-togethers, and other Game-related events.

Our goal is to bring together the best Games we can find, of all styles and genres, in one weekend, so that you can't help but find a game or three, or five (or more!) that you just have to play. We are always looking for new and different styles of games, for short games, long games, small games and bigger games. We always have a great crowd of wonderful Gamers waiting to get into character and even into costume. It doesn't matter if this is your first experience with a Games convention or if you're an old hand; there's something for everyone, and we try to help newcomers fit right in.

The 2020 convention was postponed to 2021 due to the covid epidemic, and has subsequently been postponed to 2022.