Banners of adoration bedeck every building in every street in Britain: from London’s smoke-grimed factories and great civic monuments, to the thatched cottages clustering around a thousand village greens. The pavements throng with joyous crowds, as the happy people cheer the 60th year of Her Majesty Queen Victoria's reign, her Diamond Jubilee. Loyal subjects in every corner of the British Empire, from India to the Cape Colony, from Hong Kong to Jamaica, as well as many friendly foreign citizens around the world, celebrate this unique occasion.
The great and the good, the powerful and the wealthy, the famous and the notorious. All are converging on the heart of the Empire as the celebrations reach their climax.
Just as the sun never sets on the British Empire, so the radiance of Her Majesty casts its warm glow on her contented peoples. Yet, remarkably, there are also those who do not feel Victoria’s beneficence. These are the not-so-loyal subjects: the malcontents and troublemakers, the nefarious spies and mad scientists, the strange occultists, and the dastardly criminals. They too are setting their sights on the heart of the Empire. But celebrating the Jubilee is the last thing they have in mind...
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This is an annual event, where game writers, both brand new and experienced come together for a weekend in the Peak district. The aim is for small groups to write short games in the space of around 24 hours. These are then play tested in a safe and encouraging environment the following day.
The following games, being run here at Amazing Consequences started life at Peaky:
Consequences believe that as an event we should be encouraging people to write games for us to play! Peaky is open to everyone to attend, regardless of experience. It positively welcomes new writers, (including someone who had never even played a freeform on one occasion!)
The next event is being held at:
http://www.upperrectoryfarmcottages.co.uk/ the weekend of 11th to the 14th of April 2008.
More details can be found at the Peaky Yahoo group:
If you would like a link to your convention/event here please email us.