The International Playing-Card Society

Calendar of Coming Events

Please note: Although we try to keep this information as up to date and accurate as possible, we cannot guarantee that all events will take place as listed here. For confirmation you should contact the organisers at the contact address given for each event. Please send any corrections, updates or additions to this calendar to Christian de Ryck at

For clarity, meetings and exhibitions are now shown in separate lists.

Date and PlaceEventDetailsContact
3 October 2015
Milton Keynes Museum, Wolverton, UK
EPCS/IPCS meeting Trading, talks and display of games are expected from 10.45am to 4.00pm. Drinks and home cooked food will be available from the Granary tea room. See

Please contact Barney Townshend or Ann Smith if you are thinking of coming and would be interested in participating a games session or, hear about a particular subject. We will aim to organise what people want.
2 to 4 October 2015
Valladolid, Spain
ASESCOIN annual meeting Details to be annouced. ASESCOIN
Apartado de correos 269
28920 Alcorcon (Madrid)
9 to 11 October 2015
Turnhout, Belgium
IPCS Convention The Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart of Turnhout will be happy to welcome you for our annual IPCS Convention. On Friday a visit of Carta Mundi will be possible. It will be followed by a concert by Quadrivium. Talks, trading session, game session, auction and AGM will be run on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday evening a great Convention dinner await all participants. Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart,
Druivenstraat 18, B-2300 Turnhout,
+32 14 415621
30 Sept. to 2 Oct. 2016
Prague, Czech Republic
IPCS Convention Details to be annouced.

  Date and Place Exhibition Details Location / Contact
poster From 28 March 2015 to 28 June 2015,

Deutsches Spielkartenmuseum, Leinfelden-Echterdingen

Glanzstücke aus dem Deutschen Spielkartenmuseum

(Highlights from the German Museum of Playing cards in Leinfelden- Echterdingen)
Die Ausstellung Glanzstücke aus dem Deutschen Spielkartenmuseum Leinfelden-Echterdingen ist eine Hommage an das vor 60 Jahren gegründete Deutsche Spielkartenmuseum in Bielefeld e.V. und seine Initiatoren. Seit 33 Jahren hegt und pflegt nun die Stadt Leinfelden- Echterdingen dieses in seiner Geschlossenheit und Vielfalt einmalige Kulturerbe in Kleinformat. [...] Selbst die reduzierte Auswahl der "Glanzstücke" im Stadtmuseum Leinfelden-Echterdingen lässt erahnen, welch' gro├čes Stück Geschichte in der kleinen Spielkarte steckt. Wie schrieb einst der Sammler und Autor Werner Jakstein: "Spielkarten muss man in die Augen schauen." Dazu sind Sie herzlich eingeladen! Eintritt frei!

This exhibition pays homage to the 60 year old "Deutsche Spielkartenmuseum in Bielefeld e.v" and its founders. The collection not only contains playing cards from Europe but also from Asia and America giving us the opportunity to travel on an imaginary journey around the world, geographically as well as chronologically. Even this modest selection of "highlights" in the Leinfelden-Echterdingen city museum shows us some important pieces of history to be found in the humble playing card.

Deutsches Spielkartenmuseum

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