SussExpo 2019

A day for analog game designers to do together, at the Dice Saloon in Brighton on Saturday 2nd of March, 10:00 AM to 7.30 PM. Admission fee is £15 for designers, free for playtesters & publishers

About SussExpo 2019

SussExpo 2019 is a one day event for analog game designers. It take place in Brighton, East Sussex, UK on Saturday 2nd of March 2019 at the local FLGS: the Dice Saloon. The day start at 10AM and finishes a 7.30PM, with 3 type of activity happening. It will be a day to co-create games with someone you might never have met,to playtest a new or old game, to pitch a game to actual publisher.

There is a £15 admission fee for designers. Member of the public do not need to pay to come and playtest game. The event is also free for publisher to attend.

We are also looking for sponsors, to help with funding the event


SussExpo 2019 has a strict code of Conduct and staff will enfoce it. The event is inclusive for people of all skill level and experience

Want to join in? keep reading.


SussExpo 2019 is split in 3 parts: design, playtest and pitching. The doors open at 10AM, but the event doesnt kickoff until 10:30AM


10AM: The day starts by getting a name tag, a pronoun tag and a quick health and safety intro (knowing where the toilets and fire exits are.


At 10:30AM everyone should be ready to kick the first speed design session. Every designer will be paired to start co-working on a new idea. Some prompt will be provided, if you need a little help to get started. The design session will stop at 11:15. Then every team will have a minute to pitch their game to the whole audience.

At 11:30AM, rinse and repeat. Same exercise, but pairing with a different designer. The session will stop at 12:15 for the pitch.


12:30AM: Lunch is starting at 12:30 and is fairly long conpared to UK standards. One reaon is that we won't be providing lunch. That helps us keep the price low. There is also a range of options 5 minutes down the road (including more vegan option and potentially celiac free options). We hope people will split up in small group and take time to digest the morning's events. The venue offers limited food options, but it is there if you want to stay around.


2PM: The afternoon is for playtesting. There will be a schedule for for designers to playtest, the tables are ready for playtest from 2PM to 6PM

The format is similat to the Playtest UK at the Game's expo. There will be 90 minutes slots and 3 hours slots. Playtester will be sourced from the FLGS and hoepfully some of the other deisgners present. Playtester will be entered in a raffle for their participation

Publisher Speed dating

6:30PM: While still subject to change, the goal is to have publisher going to deisgners table in turns. This will likely be between 6:30 and 7:30


An informal dinner might be organised if there is enough demand for it.


Dice Saloon

SussExpo 2019 is held at the Dice Saloon, a friendly local game store, located 10-15 minutes from Brighton train station by foot. There is a car park located right next to the venue. There are buses stopping on adjacent street too. The address: Dice Saloon, Unit 6, Longley Industrial Estate, New England Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4GY.

Child care

The venue can allow for kids, but doesn't have a changing facility

There is a softplay area located around the corner. They have a "drop & shop" offering for kids aged 5+. Check Sama Circus City for more information

Getting there

By Train

The easiest option is likely to stop at Brighton main station and walk down to the Dice Saloon from there. The London Road Brighton Station is also close by if you are coming from the east. It is 8 and 10 minutes walk respectively. Plan more time on the way back as you'll walk up hill

By Car

There are a few car park next to Dice Saloon, the biggest is the Brighton station car park. Another one is the London Road car park. The is a car park at the vantage point too. You might be able to find free space, especially by preston park, but be advise that brighton is not car frendly.


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We are there to answer queries and enforce the code of conduct. Use to the address bellow to contact both of us

Code Of Conduct

This policy is a "living" document, and subject to refinement and expansion in the future. Last updated August 30, 2018.

Everyone participating in the SussExpo community—including, but not limited to the event and online channels —is required to agree to the following Code of Conduct. This includes all attendees, designers, playtesters, publishers, volunteers, and staff.

SussExpo is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.

Anyone who violates this Code of Conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these spaces at the discretion of the SussExpo organizers.


Harassment includes:

  • Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neurotype, physical appearance, body, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, or religion
  • Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment
  • Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they’re not appropriate
  • Physical contact and simulated physical contact (eg, textual descriptions like “hug” or “backrub”) without consent or after a request to stop
  • Threats of violence
  • Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes
  • Sustained disruption of discussion
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
  • Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
  • Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect other XOXO community members or other vulnerable people from intentional abuse
  • Publication of non-harassing private communication without consent by the involved parties

SussExpo prioritizes marginalized people’s safety over privileged people’s comfort.

SussExpo reserves the right not to act on complaints regarding:

  • ‘Reverse’ -isms, including ‘reverse racism,’ ‘reverse sexism,’ and ‘cisphoia’
  • Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as “leave me alone,” “go away,” or “I’m not discussing this with you.”
  • Communicating in a ‘tone’ you don’t find congenial
  • Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behavior or assumptions


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, SussExpo may take any action we deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all SussExpo spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other SussExpo community members or the general public. Reporting and Enforcement

If you are being harassed by a member of the SussExpo community, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact us immediately via email at Festival

Please contact any volunteer. Our team can be identified by their “Staff” t-shirts, and will be trained in how to address and report any incidents that attendees bring to their attention.

If the person who is harassing you is a member of staff, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident.

All reports will be handled in the strictest confidence. We will respond as promptly as we can.


This policy was based on resources provided by Geek Feminism, and borrows heavily from similar open source policies authored by JSConf AU and Django.

This policy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. We encourage other events to adopt (and enforce) similar policies by using and remixing ours.