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Set the Date Aside as Q-Con XXIV Launches

A weekend of gaming & anime awaits on June 16th – 18th 2017

Q-Con, the UK & Ireland’s greatest weekend of gaming and anime entertainment, has officially launched for 2017 with this year’s event set to take place on June 16th – 18th.

Now in its 24th year, 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 2017 include The Irish Video Game Orchestra, Q-Comedy Show,  our Saturday night pub quiz,  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 til 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!

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 5,500 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 XXIV will be online in the coming weeks.

Ben Harrison, Q-Con’s Commercial Director, said:

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!

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

Slayers24 – The Merrying! – December 3rd

It’s nearly that time of year again – an obese old man dressed in red breaks into your home to leave you lots of shiny new games to play! Why not get together and give your old ones a proper send off before then?

Slayers24 returns, on December 3rd, for the usual fun filled night of epic gaming! 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!

As with all Dragonslayers events, Slayers24 is 18+ only for the length of the event, so remember to bring appropriate ID.

Entry is £5 for members, £8 non-members, pay on the door.

As always, we’ll be asking Four Star Pizza Belfast to do the catering, which gets us the excellent deal of a 16” pizza, with your choice of garlic bread or wedges for only a tenner, or upgrade to Chicken strips to your order for an extra £2! We’ll be taking orders from 5:30pm!

This Slayers24 will play host to the wonderful broadcasting of Queen’s Radio, who will be playing throughout the night with us!

This Slayers24 will also feature a Christmas Artists’ Alley!! So make sure to come along with some savings to get some Christmas shopping done too!

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.

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Christmas Dinner

Now that Halloween has passed, we all know what comes next.


Dragonslayers is once again getting in on the usual festivities with our annual Christmas dinner.

Join us at Cosmo, Victoria Square, on Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm.

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.

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

Attack of the Steam Machines!

With the new year comes new surprises, and this year we’ve decided to do something a little different.

With the help of the gaming crew from this year’s Q-Con, and a few member donations, we’re proud to announce the addition of Steambox gaming to the consoles this year!

We’re using the Steam Link to bring you a selection of games from our eSports gaming PCs, streamed over our improved network and played on any TV on-demand, with a collection of Slayers owned and member donated games to boot. Whilst the collection is vast, the local co-op and competitive multiplayer games we have on initial offer are as follows:

Phew. Is that not enough? Want us to order a game? Check out what games we already own and if you don’t see one you’d like us to get, let us know! Make sure to check out the games we offer across all our consoles on the Console Gaming page!

New Website!

Welcome to the new Dragonslayers website. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re very pleased to bring you this new portal of Dragonslayers related information!

There will be an often updated news section, with the latest goings on of the Society, informational pages about who we are and what we do, as well as detailed sections about what we have on offer for each of the major sections of gaming at Slayers.

You’ll also be able to look up our newest Anime schedules, so you can keep up to date on what excellent shows we’ll be screening every week!

Our events page is jam-packed with our upcoming events for you to keep an eye on; make sure to book dates off work and studying to indulge in our excellent plans for the year.

If you need anything at all from us, you can find our contact details on the new Contacts page!

Thanks for visiting the site, and happy gaming!