The Hackney Area Tabletop Enthusiasts Zombie Funday

    Saturday 5th of November 2016



    “Sweating you find yourself rushing headlong through debris strewn streets, feet pounding on the pavement, as you sprint through the dim dawn light from an oppressive grey sky.

    You vault down a flight of stairs, as the shambling forms of your former friends pursue you tirelessly through this inner city wasteland; now reduced to nothing more than stumbling figures that gurgle and groan incoherently.

    You push your way through a set of double doors into a rundown dimly lit bar room, others like you have sought refuge in this dank drinking hole, their eye hollow as if burned out by the horrors they have witnessed.

    You look around the room desperate for aid, perhaps provisions to sustain you.


    Suddenly you hear a cheery voice from the blonde lady serving behind the bar ‘Would you like a pint love?’…”


  • What is HATE CON ZOM?

    It’s a gaming convention, celebrating all things zombie, run with our good friends at Mantic, for the launch of their The Walking Dead miniatures game.


    From the depth of space to the battlefields of fantasy realms, and even modern day we will be exploring the world of zombie gaming.


    There will a number of tables running your favourite Mantic games, all with a zombie flavoured theme. These include Kings of War, Dreadball, Dungeon Saga, Deadzone and of course The Walking Dead.


    Zombie themed cosplay is encouraged, with a prize for the best on the day.


    Tickets are £5 in advance and £10 on the day.


    Doors open at 10:00, for 9 hours of gaming ending at 20:00.


    Since we play in a private bar, the event is 18+ only


  • What Games Are Running?

    There are games running all day, including two tournaments, so if you want a pickup game or a whole day of competitive play we have something for everyone.

    1. The Walking Dead
    2. Kings of War (Tournament)
    3. Dreadball (Tournament)
    4. Dungeon Saga
    5. Dead Zone
    6. Star Saga alpha testing

    More to be confirmed!

  • Buy a ticket

    Tickets are £5 online and £10 on the day. Click the Buy Now button to go through to PayPal.

  • All Out War


    All Out War is a game of fast-paced, head-to-head skirmishes in the world of the Walking Dead. Assemble a group of your favourite characters from best-selling comic series, kit them out with a variety of weapons, items and abilities, and battle to achieve dominance in the Walker-strewn Atlanta cityscape. Experience first-hand the desperate struggle for survival faced by Rick and his companions as you negotiate constant threats from both the living and the dead. This is gaming as it should be – fast, furious and fun!

    In a world where danger is ever-present, how will you survive?

  • Kings Of War (Tournament)

    Since ancient times, the world has been ravaged by war. The wise foresee an age of horror approaching, for the spirit of the earth is sick, tainted by deadly sorcery in a great conflict ages past. Not that the warlords of this bloody era care, not while there is glory to be won, territory to be wrested from the enemy, foes to be slaughtered.


    Kings of War is the mass combat fantasy miniatures range and game from Mantic Game. From terrifying Undead to elite Elves, Kings of War is a high quality, affordable miniatures range, with Free Game Rules written by esteemed author Alessio Cavatore.


    Sign up for our Kings of War tournament, and join the discussion on our HATE CON ZOM: Kings of War FaceBook group.

  • Dreadball (Tournament)

    Dreadball (Tournament)


    DreadBall is the futuristic sports board game set within the Warpath universe. You are the Coach of your team, testing your skill and luck against other Coaches in one-off matches or long-running leagues. The simple rules allow a great depth of choice and many opportunities to show your cunning. Rules are provided for four different teams, eight famous individuals, team progression and league play.

    Sigh up for our Dreadball tournament, and join the discussion on our HATE CON ZOM: Dreadball FaceBook group.

  • Dungeon Saga

    Dungeon Saga: The Dwarf King's Quest is the Classic Dungeon Crawler of Swords and Sorcery. Embark on a fantasy adventure for up to 5 players in the Dungeon Saga board game! With highly detailed game-pieces and learn-as-you-play rules, this set contains everything you need to transform your table-top into a magical world of heroes and monsters.


    We will be running participation games of Dungeon Saga all day, come and join the quest.

  • Deadzone

    PREPARE TO DEPLOY! Deadzone strips away unnecessary complications leaving you free to enjoy the excitement and tactical depth of futuristic battle. Starter armies of two rival factions are included in this set, kicking-off your collection of Enforcers and Forge Fathers, along with everything else 2 players need to get right into the action. Assemble your finely detailed miniatures and get ready for fast paced, easy to learn, mission-based skirmishes in a brutal future.


    We will be running participation games of Deadzone, dare you enter the Deadzone?

  • Star Saga alpha testing

    We're very excited about this. Mantic will be bringing members of the design team and offering the opportunity for Alpha testing of the new STAR SAGA game at HATE CON ZOM!

    Set in Mantic’s Warpath Universe, Star Saga: The Eiras Contract is a science fiction dungeon crawler for 1-5 players, with optional rules for solo play.

    Featuring strong story-telling elements and immersive game scenarios, Star Saga: The Eiras Contract will see players guide a team of mercenaries on a mission to retrieve stolen technology from a highly guarded research facility deep beneath the surface of the planet Eiras.

    In Star Saga you’ll take on platoons of minions and powerful alien bosses, and quickly discover there’s more to your mission than a simple case of corporate espionage. As the game unfolds you’ll be forced to make difficult decisions to stay alive as the story takes unexpected twists and turns.

  • Zombie cosplay

    If that’s not enough for you we will also be having a cosplay contest, with a prize for the best zombie themed outfit. So put on your makeup and show us your best zombie shuffle.

  • Information


    See Google Maps

    Address 42 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB
    Local tube and train service - Bethnal Green tube station on the Central line. Bethnal Green on the Overground line.
    Buses - Numbers 8 and 388



    HATE is an open-minded club that has only one rule, Don't Be A Dick. We welcome anyone and everyone who isn't racist, sexist or ableist. As our favourite wizard says "¡No pasarán!". Bethnal Green Working Men's Club is made up of a series of bars, so the event is 18+ only.

    Food & Drink

    The venue doesn't serve food, but it's a bar and has both relatively cheap regular drinks as well as its own 3 Sods craft beer. You're welcome to bring your own food or buy it locally and eat it in the venue. There are number of supermarkets, restaurants, cafes and take aways on the high street.


    Ask us any questions you might have