The Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiasts (HATE) is an open social club for established and new gamers, who have a relaxed and friendly attitude to play. On the 27th Feb we’re running our first ever convention, aimed at introducing players to games and people to the club. Our venue, the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club is representative of the DIY and community-minded nature of HATE, and has its own basement brewery, 3 Sods.
42 Pollard Row, London, UK E2 6NB
Location, Times, Games and Information.
Saturday 27th Of February
Doors open 10.45am
Organised and open games start at 11am
Gaming break between 2pm and 3pm
Organised games finish at 6pm
Open gaming only from 6pm until 11pm
Click here to see the Google document games list
We've got Mantic running a Dreadball tournament, Anvil Industries demoing Afterlife, Westwind showing off Empire Of The Dead . There will be games of Dungeon Saga, Frostgrave, Warhammer 40K, Star Wars Armada, Infinity, Space Hulk, Labyrinth Lord, 5e Dungeons and Dragons, HeroQuest and many more games suitable for beginners or experienced players. We'll also have open gaming space for you to bring an army, board game or roleplaying game to play with friends. Click here for the list so far
Painting tutorials & bring-and-buy
Even more to keep you occupied
Our resident professional artists and recent Salute winner and Golden Daemon finalist will be doing tutorials aimed at improving painting and airbrushing skills and getting creative juices going. A bring-and-buy stall will be onsite, so bring interesting things to sell or pick up a bargain. We can't promise jam though.
Bitz box charity model competiton
Your warped minds are needed
For a £3 donation to the charity Mind, you attempt to create the weirdest and most crazed creation going, all from the club bitz box. Elf body with ork heads? Tentacle arms for arms, buggy wheels for feet? It's up to you. You get to keep your creation, and at the end of the day a panel of highly esteemed, possibly sober judges, will pick a winner which will be painted for you by professional artist and painter Henry South.
The Bethnal Green Working Men's Club is a cash only bar. There are several cash points within easy walking distance on the high street. The venue doesn't serve food, however there are plenty of local places to eat or to takeaway on the high street, including a supermarket. Residential parking is in place until 5.30pm around the venue. There is private parking on Tent Street, E1 which a 8-10 minute walk from the venue, which can be booked here.
HATE is an open-minded club that has only one rule, Don't Be A Dick. We welcome anyone and everyone who isn't racist, sexist or ableist. As our favourite wizard says "¡No pasarán!". Bethnal Green Working Men's Club is made up of a series of bars, so under 18's must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The venue unfortunately has very poor wheelchair access, with steps throughout.
You can buy tickets in advance for £5 either by coming to a Wednesday evening club night or
Alternatively buy a limited edition HATECON ONE t-shirt or hoodie, which includes the price of the ticket. Wear it on the day as your ticket.
On the day there will be a limited set of tickets on the door for £10.
We're shut now. You can still buy tickets on the door on the day for £10.
HATECON ONE tee
Includes admission price
Delivery times mean that t-shirts wouldn't arrive in time now for the convention. If you want one anyway, post a message in the contact form with your email address.