Ian Livingstone our guest at UKGE

Live Readings and Seminars

Founding Father of the Hobby Games Industry

UK Games Expo is delighted to welcome back one of the most influential figures in gaming - Ian Livingstone. Ian will be a special guest once more at UK Games Expo 2018. This news article outlines what Ian will be doing at Expo.

Dice Men: Games Workshop 1975 to 1985

First though we wanted to tell you about an exciting new book all about those early days of gaming - Dice Men: Games Workshop 1975 to 1985
a book by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson with Jamie Thomson.

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Ian Livingstone, Steve Jackson and John Peake were the three games geeks who founded Games Workshop in their flat in Shepherd’s Bush. John soon left the company, and Ian and Steve turned Workshop into a specialist fantasy games company. How that happened is what this book is about.

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Dice Men is a history of Games Workshop, not so much the business narrative but the story of its founders and their journey, along with all the people they picked up along the way. How did Ian and Steve do it? How did they open that first Workshop store?

 

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What's the story behind Dungeons & Dragons coming to the UK? How did Games Workshop grow after that? And how, along the way, did they invent an entirely new book publishing genre in Fighting Fantasy? You can find out more and pledge to support the book by clicking here.

 

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Ian at UKGE 2018

Ian Livingstone will be at UK Games Expo on all three days this year. You will find him on a stand in our Trade Halls most of the weekend (Hall plans will be published end of March). There he will be happy to sign any of your Fighting Fantasy Books. There will also be copies of his books on sale.

Ian will be taking part in these key activities:

An Audience with Ian Livingstone

Saturday 2nd June at Noon in Toute Suite, NEC
Hear all about the early years of the games hobby. How did Dungeons and Dragons come to the UK, how was Games Workshop founded. How did the Fighting Fantasy books come to exist. Part of our free seminar programme.
Find out more here...

Ian Livingstone reads Deathtrap Dungeon

Friday 1st June 17.00 to 19.00 in Toute Suite, NEC
Join the legendary author of the massively successful Fighting Fantasy Books for a live reading of Deathtrap Dungeon which will raise funds for charity.

Ian will be doing his best to lure our intrepid adventurer, John Robertson - star of the Dark Room - to a horrible death helped by you - the audience.

Ian himself is not charging for this event. As part of our Live Entertainment track, the event has a £5 ticket charge to covers costs of equipment. However £2 of each ticket goes directly to our charities. Find out more here... and buy your ticket here...

Guest star on the Dark Room

Friday 1st June 22.30 to 23.30 in Pavillion, Hilton
Ian will this time be the victim when he plays The Dark Room hosted by John Robertson. The Dark Room is the world's only live-action videogame! It's a parody of text adventures from the 80s! It's the interactive adventure of your nightmares! Find out more and buy your ticket here...

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