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LoBsterCon is a biannual board gaming convention held in Spring and late Autumn in Eastbourne
Our next events:
LoBsterCon XXIV - Couple of Dozen will take place from Friday 28th April to Monday 1st May 2023 at the Cumberland Hotel, Eastbourne.
LoBsterCon XXV - Silver Jubilee will take place from Friday 3rd to Monday 6th November 2023 at the Cumberland Hotel, Eastbourne.
Packages and gaming passes for our Spring 2023 event were released on the 17th February. Single-occupancy twin and double rooms will go on sale on the 24th of February.
Organisers and Volunteering
LoBsterCon is organised by your fellow gamers. We do it because we enjoy the con; we want it to keep happening and to be fun for everyone - including us.
If you need anything or have any questions, one of the organisers will be on-duty between 9am and midnight each day - just look for the hi-vis vest or call 07511 537 440. If we're not wearing the vest - and particularly if we're in the middle of a game - we would really appreciate it if you ask the vest-wearer instead.
Volunteers are always needed to watch the Welcome Desk and to help with the Dutch Auction. Any attendee who volunteers at least two hours of their time gets one additional entry into the raffle. If you are able to offer any time, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - with the subject-line 'Volunteering'.
Fun for All
By attending LoBsterCon - and particularly by sitting down with a group to play a game - you accept a degree of responsibility for the well-being of those around you.
- Don't be rude, don't be aggressive and don't harrass people.
Anyone doing so will be asked to leave and will not be invited back.
- If you start a game, play it to the end.
- Be considerate of the pace of the table. If your turn consistently takes longer than everyone else's turn put together, that's not fair to everyone else.
- Respect the games, including rulebooks and boxes. Be particularly careful with food and drink around them.
Please report any unacceptable behaviour to the on-duty organiser.
What’s Goin’ On?
A selection of our regular activities
Everyone with a weekend-pass is entered into the raffle - for a chance to win exciting games... or Scandaroon.
Saturday 10pm, Downstairs
Bring the games from your shelf of shame or the Kickstarter that doesn’t suit your tastes and monetise them.
Friday 8pm, Upstairs
...by the Sea
Eastbourne is a quintessentially English seaside town, with lots to see and do besides the board games (if you like that sort of thing).
There are great value restaurants, pubs and bars including LoBsterCon staple, the Fusciardi Ice Cream Parlour. And for a bit of exercise, head to the beautifully restored pier - or take a great walk up to Beachy Head.
Plus, at our spring event, you might get the to play croquet at the world famous Compton Croquet Club, play games on the beach or get involved in other outdoor activities..