The hunt for a venue continues.
One of the problems of trying to start a group in a busy town like Ilkley is that many of the best locations have already been hired out. This problem is somewhat compounded by Christchurch building a soft play area in Riddings Hall - which means that while the building work is being done, existing groups will be expanding into the available spaces.
Still, it was only the first exploratory expedition...
Amusingly when I mentioned the group was for wargamers, historical and fantsay/sci-fi, RPGs, board and card games, there was a slight intake of breath and the upward twitch of an eyebrow. Perhaps I should just pitch it as a men's bonding group - which it certainly is not, women gamers are most welcome - but I suspect that it would raise fewer suspicions. Clearly the view that Nerd is the new chic is not so widespread as I was led to believe.