AireCon 6 – Festival of analogue gaming in Harrogate

AireCon6 opened at the Harrogate Convention Centre today (13 March 2020)

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AireCon6 opened at the today (13 March 2020)

The 3-day is the 2nd largest analogue gaming festival in the UK and was founded by Mark Cooke in 2016. Analogue gaming is about board games, card games and role-playing games.

Mark Cooke said:

Most people are aware of how computer gaming has evolved, but analogue gaming has also gone through an evolution – just a quieter evolution.

I ran the first festival, what has become to be called AirCon zero, at my house in and that just got out of hand. It was then moved to a church hall in Bradford, but after I saw what the growth was like, I knew it was going to need somewhere much bigger and with capacity to grow with us.

I liked the Convention Centre and is such a lovely place. Many now come along, but treat it more as a holiday and explore Yorkshire. The staff are also very friendly and I don’t see us going anywhere else.

Mark Cooke, founder of AireCon
Mark Cooke, founder of AireCon


It gives the opportunity to test and play the most exciting new games in the world. There is a huge amount of table space for attendees to meet together and game, a board game from Travelling Man, featuring over 500 games available to borrow for free and a family zone. (Aged 10 and under are free)

The will welcome thousands of gaming enthusiasts from all over the world for a community minded celebration of all things board gaming.

There’re places to buy new games, trade-in old games and a quieter area for those that works better for.


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  1. The 3-day occasion is the 2nd largest analog video gaming celebration in the UK and was founded by Mark Cooke in 2016. Analog video gaming has to do with board games, card games, and role-playing games.

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