Game Over! Final Slayers in QUB SU

Slayers of Dragons assemble, the end is nigh and the deadline of the Student Union’s closure approaches!

We must say goodbye to our society’s home for the past 13 years but it is not a time for sadness we have two more meetings, our last hoorah. Don’t worry we’ll be back in our new home soon enough!

Join us for our last Tuesday Slayers of the academic year on 21st August.

We’ll have a selection of our favourite Board Games, Wargames, Anime Screenings, RPGs and Console Gaming area.

Slayers24 RAGNARÖQ?

Ragnarök

the final destruction of the world in the conflict between the Aesir and the powers of Hel led by Loki — called also Twilight of the Gods.

Merriam-Webster

Join us for the final Slayers24 of this academic season, and the last before Q-Con. Additionally, in the true spirit of Ragnarök, this is the last Slayers24 to ever be held before the destruction of the Queen’s Students Union Building by the powers of QUB. The future of Slayers24s are unknown at this point but, hopefully, like in Norse mythology, they can be resurrected again!

The event takes place beginning on Saturday, May 12th from 10am. Be prepared for another fun filled night of gaming and anime! Console gaming, PC Gaming and eSports, Tabletop games, Anime Screenings and our wide range of events and tournaments on offer!

Thanks to The Pizza Co. Belfast for providing our with our great discount, which gets us the excellent deal of a 16” pizza for just £9, and because it’s out 24, if you order via committee you will also get  your choice of garlic bread or wedges, or upgrade this side to Chicken strips for an extra £2! We’ll be taking orders from approximately 5:30pm!

Stay tuned and check back here for our list of upcoming special events and activities for this Slayers24, and as usual,

Members: £5
Non-members: £8

As always, events are subject to change and run with availability of participants.

Follow the event on facebook for all the latest news.

Annual General Meeting 2018

All QUB Student Members* are welcome to attend:

Dragonslayers’ Annual General Meeting
7:30pm
10th April 2018
The Space, Queen’s Students’ Union

This will be your chance to provide feedback and influence the society for the future. Due to the imminent closure of the SU building, the upcoming committee will have a crucial role to play ensuring the survival of the society for the next few years.

Some Pizza and Soft Drinks will be provided. There will be a £10 voucher up for grabs to one lucky Student on the night, drawn at random!

As required by the new SU Constitution, we will be modifying our own Constitution. The proposed changes will be posted by March 27th for all members to review. There will also be a vote to ratify these changes at the AGM.

Please bring student card in order to stand and/or vote in the upcoming elections, in accordance with Students’ Union’s Constitution, for the positions detailed below:

President
Secretary
Treasurer
Anime Rep
Electronic Gaming Rep
Traditional Gaming Rep
Social Secretary

 

If any Member wishes to raise any issues for discussion at the AGM, these must be submitted to the President 7+ days before the AGM.
 

* All Other Members (Non-QUB-Students) are welcome to be present, but are not eligible to vote, or stand for the aforementioned positions, and regular Dragonslayers activities will continue in half of The Space. However, there will be a society wide General Meeting on the 15th of May 2018, which will more closely resemble AGMs of the past. This will allow up to inform all members about society news, and changes going forward. Here we will also open the floor for members to demonstrate interest in non elected, co-opted committee positions.

QFT – Sword of the Stranger

There is even more Anime at Queen’s Film Theater. We are very pleased inform you that Masahiro Andō’s Sword of the Stranger, produced by Studio Bones, is showing as part of QFT’s Japan Foundation Season.

The film is set in feudal-era Japan. Young Kotaro is pursued by the royal army of China’s Ming Dynasty. When his loyal dog Tobimaru is injured in an ambush, Kotaru reluctantly recruits a mysterious, nameless samurai as his bodyguard. However, “No-name” has a guilty past and his own inner demons to battle. A classic animation featuring stunningly animated fight scenes.

The movie starts at 18:20 on Thursday, the 1st of march 2018.
Student Tickets are £4, Full Price Tickets are £6.70

QFT – A Silent Voice

We at Dragonslayers are not only excited to screen anime for our members, but also to see anime screenings by other groups and organisations. We are very pleased to see some great anime coming to Queen’s Film Theater, starting with Naoko Yamada’s A Silent Voice, based on the manga series written by mangaka Yoshitoki Oima, serialised in Weekly Shonen Magazine.

The film centres around Shôya, who bullies classmate Shoko because of her hearing impairment. Years later, wracked with guilt, Shôya tries to find Shoko who had to move to a new school. A heartwarming and thought-provoking anime about regret, reflection and atonement.

The movie starts at 13:30 on Sunday, the 25th of February 2018.
Student Tickets are £4, Full Price Tickets are £6.70

Slayers24 – Phantom Mini Edition

Slayers24 is back for another day and night of fun and gaming! This will be our penultimate Slayers24 in the current Queen’s Students’ Union. Although a mini24, we have all the usual activities on offer; Console gaming, PC Gaming and eSports, Tabletop games, Anime Screenings; not to mention our wide range of events and tournaments on offer!

This time we will be asking our new partners, The Pizza Co. to supply everyone who is interested with pizza using out exclusive offer. This gets us the excellent deal of a 16” pizza with three toppings, with your choice of garlic bread or wedges for only £9, or upgrade your side to chicken goujons to your order for an extra £2! We’ll be taking orders from 5pm!

Stay tuned and check back here for our list of upcoming special events and activities for this Slayers24, and as usual,

Members: £5
Non-members: £8

As always, events are subject to change and run with availability of participants.

Follow the event on facebook for all the latest news.

Q-Con-XXV

Q-Con XXV Has Launched

Q-Con, the UK & Ireland’s greatest weekend of gaming and anime entertainment, has officially launched for 2018 with this year’s event set to take place on June 22nd – 24th.

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, Q-Con takes place annually in Queen’s University Belfast Students’ Union, and is a weekend long celebration of everything gaming and anime related, from eSports and Tabletop, to Cosplay and Movie Screens. Major events already confirmed to make a welcome comeback in 2018 include our Cosplay Extravaganza, Q-Comedy Show, our Saturday night pub quiz, 100s of Gaming Tournaments, Club Q-Con across two floors, and much more to be announced!

As always Q-Con’s award-winning roster of gaming competitions will be back with a bang, including a weekend-long League of Legends tournament, dozens of console tournaments from open to close every day, a huge timetable of traditional, tabletop and board gaming tournaments and lots more.

Anime fans can be the centre of attention again with a number of cosplay competitions planned, complementing our timetable of panels, workshops, screenings and unique events that won’t be found anywhere else!

This year’s Q-Con will be our most exciting yet – we have a host of new ideas and are working hard to implement them. Keep an eye out as we release more details in the coming months!-Ben Harrison, Q-Con’s Managing Director

 

Expect Q-Con’s trade hall and artists’ alley to be once again packed with everything you’ll need to make your weekend a memorable one, including Replay Games and many more – a full list will be confirmed as the weekend draws near. Our immensely popular indie game developers area will be soon accepting applications – this will be announced in due course.

Last year over 6,500 attendees packed the Students’ Union building as well as the nearby Elmwood Hall and South Dining Hall. Once again, the event is expected to be a sell-out and attendees are encouraged to pre-register online to avoid disappointment. Pre-registration for Q-Con XXV is online now.

 

Information on special guests, new events, accommodation options and more will be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, get involved on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and don’t forget to mark yourself as going on our Facebook events page!

The Slayers24 Before Christmas

T’was the Slayers24 before Christmas, and all through The Space
Not a gamer was sleeping, not even that one guy playing Fifa.
The consoles were set up by the TVs with care,
In hopes that Pizza soon would be here.

Join us for the final Dragonslayers of 2017 at the Slayers24, on Saturday, December 16th from 10am, for another fun filled night of gaming and anime! Console gaming, PC Gaming and eSports, Tabletop games, Anime Screenings and our wide range of events and tournaments on offer!

We also have a Mini Artist’s Alley, Group Games, an Origami Workshop, Tournaments and our fantastic Christmas Raffle at midnight!

Entry is £5 for members, £8 non-members, pay on the door. Slayers24 is 18+ only, so remember to bring appropriate ID.

Thanks to Four Star Pizza, Belfast for providing our with our great discount, which gets us the excellent deal of a 16” pizza for just £10, and because it’s out 24, if you order via committee you will also get  your choice of garlic bread or wedges, or upgrade this side to Chicken strips for an extra £2! We’ll be taking orders from approximately 5:30pm!

Stay tuned and look back here for our list of upcoming events and activities for this Slayers24!

As always, events are subject to change and run with availability of participants.

Follow the event on facebook for all the latest news.

Christmas Dinner

It’s almost December, so get in quick and grab your ticket for Dragonslayers annual Christmas Dinner!!!

Join us at Cosmo, Victoria Square, on Tuesday, December 12th at 7:30pm.

To attend, purchase your ticket at Dragonslayers regular meetings; Tuesday nights 6pm to 10:30pm or Saturday 1pm to 6pm, at the low-low cost of £15 for all you can eat cuisine from all over the world. For more details please click here to view our Facebook Event Page.

Numbers are limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay!

Slayers24 – The Freshers Awaken

Start off the new semester in the best possible way, with Slayers24. Join us at Queen’s Students’ Union on Saturday November 4th, now beginning at 10am, for a full 24 hours of  fun-filled gaming and some great anime fun!
Entry is £5 for Members and £8 for Non-Members and can be paid upon arriving.

Don’t let Halloween die too soon, we expect even more cosplay at this 24, and we will be running a selection of spookier games, including The VillageBetrayal at House on the Hill, Dread, Mysterium and many, many more. Have no fear, we still have all the usual great Console gaming, PC Gaming and eSports, Tabletop games, Anime Screenings on offer; not to mention our wide range of other events including:

  • MIDNIGHT RAFFLE (Grand prize to be revealed soon)
  • Traditional Halloween themed games
  • 1-2 Switch friendly group contests
  • E-sports
  • BYOPC LAN gaming
  • Massive group games (Including The Village and Two Rooms and a Boom)
  • RPGs – including Halloween themed one-shots
  • RPGs – How-to-GM for beginners Workshop
  • Anime events (More details will follow, COSPLAYERS WELCOME)
  • Wargaming

Four Star Pizza will be delivering pizza an huge quantity of food in the evening, thanks to our excellent discount: a 16” pizza for only a tenner! Additionally, because our 24 is such a special occasion, on this night only they will throw in your choice of garlic bread or wedges for free, or upgrade to Chicken strips for only an extra £2, when you order through us!

Stay tuned and check back here for our list of upcoming special events and activities for this Slayers24!

As always, events are subject to change and run with availability of participants.

Follow the event on Facebook for all the latest news.