Wild North 2021

Friday 24 to Monday 27 September


Registration

Registration will open in the New Year 2021.


Registration options

We operate as an 'all-inclusive' con. Accommodation, events, food and gifts are included with your registration.

- Full: £145

- Weekend: £95

Arrive Sat 25th morning. Depart Sun 26th after 12 noon, or Mon 27th. To select this option, register as a full attendee, then email us to request a reg change.

- Day: £50 per day

Includes overnight stay. Depart by 12 noon the following day.

(All prices are per person, and include transport to/from Haltwhistle. Excluding train/bus travel.)


Please note: registration is open to people aged 18+ on their first day at the con.


Venue

Featherstone Castle, Northumberland

For 2021, we are returning to Featherstone Castle, deep in the Northumberland countryside. Originally dating from the 13th Century, the Grade 1 listed building is well-equipped for groups of roughly a few dozen, and offers a great 'canvas' for tailoring events. The castle has a range of event spaces, from a spacious open ballroom to a cosy fire-lit lounge. It also comes with a large, fully-stocked kitchen for group catering, meaning we are in the unique position to offer food and meals as part of attendance. Bedrooms range in size from doubles to larger dorms, giving options for groups of all sizes.

It is worth noting, we are staying in an historical rural building, which has seen numerous additions and changes over the centuries. This makes Wild North a somewhat different experience to a regular hotel-based con. So for example, you may wish to bring extra clothing or a blanket, as autumn nights in northern England can get chilly.

Also, we have exclusive use and largely free rein over the building for the weekend. So there will also be an element of everyone putting their paws in and making this event happen - though we think that's part of the fun!

Meanwhile, click here to see some photos of our venue.


Check-in: 3pm Friday 24th September

Check-out: 11am Monday 27th September


Transport by train/bus

The nearest stations are in Haltwhistle. Transport will be provided to get you to the con.

Rooming

We have a range of room sizes for staying at the convention.

You will be able to pick your room allocation after you have paid.

(Please note: attendees are required to bring their own bedding, sleeping bag, etc)

Events

Highlights include:

- Falconry

- Swordplay classes

- Trading Post

- Outdoor excursions

- Board and card games

- Storytelling

- Werewolves card game

- Kubb Tournament - Viking lawn chess

- Open stage area - for karaoke, music and performance

- Trip to Beamish Museum - optional post con event, admission fees apply.



Or, take a look at the 2019 schedule.


If you have any other event ideas, please email us. We'd love to hear your ideas.

Food

All food and soft drinks are included at the convention. Meals will be served buffet style.

Breakfast - All breakfasts will be a mix of Full English and cereals, with tea, coffee or juices.

Lunches and evening meals may include:

- Curry night

- BBQ

- Twizell Toasties

- Takeaway run - additional cost applies

(Any allergies, dietary information, or queries, please contact convention staff.)

Welcome Pack

Upon arriving, all attendees will receive a welcome pack. This will include items such as:

- Con book

- Sweets

- Drinks

- Personalised gift

Souvenir T shirts will also be available to pre-order. These cost £14.

Terms, Conditions, and Code of Conduct

These documents will be reviewed ahead of the 2021 event.