Today we attended Vapnartak,which was a little quieter I thought than last year, but was as usual a nice show for catching up with friends.
But... Some of those attending need to take a reality check and think long and hard about setting foot in anywhere public.
I have never, I repeat, NEVER seen so many grossly overweight, scruffy and frankly unhygienic individuals at a wargames convention. Seriously...
At one point, I and my accomplice in all things gaming were nearly floored by the collective smell of one group. It really was offensive.
Now, you may moan about not discriminating against folks, but show organisers, please - If you get someone at your doors who clearly and plainly just stinks, don't admit them.
Perhaps instead of free figures or dice, wargames companies could supply complimentary mini bars of soap in the show carrier bags?
Fair warning to show organisers - If I attend a show, and cannot quietly enjoy my day without damage to my olfactory senses I will be demanding a refund and leaving your show. Trust me, as my average convention spend is £500 - £1000m some of your trader will notice a drop in sales.
And to those of you who apparently have no self pride - GET A BLOODY WASH, AND A CHANGE OF CLOTHES BEFORE GOING INTO AN ENCLOSED SPACE WHERE YOU WILL BE MINGLING WITH OTHERS.