Hello, it's Greebow here.
I wanted to take the time to tell you about a very hallowed place in our little community in Manchester.
It's a place dedicated to table top gaming. The D&D and Magic the gathering community come from far and wide to get together in this store. There are weekly games put on as well as major tournaments for all levels of play.
Fanboy3 is the reason myself and Thia get to play D&D so much and have made some amazing friends.
The other players that come down are great to be around and create such a geeky and fun filled vibe, that even the most socially awkward of us relax and just soak it in.
Dave the owner and the staff there are all fellow geeks. This really shows in the clear passion they have for the games, while keeping a laid back and down to earth approach with everybody. No pushy sales, they just help you find what you're looking for (even if you didn't know what it was) and are a font of information.
But it's more than just a store or somewhere to play games.
It's a place to feel safe just being you. A place all ethnicities , religions, sexualities, genders and ages come together in a mutual love of geeky adventure.
It's our haven, our sanctuary, our safe place.
And it just got bigger!!
Fanboy3 has moved just up the road from the old store. Its new location is 23-25 Hilton st, central Manchester. It has seriously leveled up!
There is sooo much more space, it now comprises of two floors.
The top floor is the big shop area, with lots of tables, all the games you could ever dream of and will soon include a little cafe section.
Downstairs there is a very well ventilated gaming area for big D&D campaigns and Magic tournaments. With double the amount of toilets of the original building.
Plus the entire place looks so fresh and open, even with all the tables for gaming. It really is an awesome space.
They are going to be hosting so many amazing events (I will drop a link for them below). Including FREE RPG DAY!!
The Cognitive Merchant will be there supporting and playing on the D&D tables. There will also be lots of fantastic entertainment such as stilt walking, block head and fire performances by the very talented Bea Noir, Chris Baxter and Annabella Stanyer!
There will be many cosplayers there and a photo booth with a professional photographer to have your picture taken in. I believe there are also some free gifts for those taking part and buying table top games.
So much gaming will be going on including:
D&D 5th ed
Conan the Barbarian
Please come join us for lots of geeky fun.
Over all Fanboy3 is a great place to be and has an awesome community.
Both myself and Thia urge you to pay the place a visit and get involved.
Hope to see you soon!
May the dice gods smile on you.