|First iteration||September 21-24, 2018|
|Organizer(s)||Wild North Events Ltd|
Unlike other UK events, focusing on hotels in towns or cities, Wild North takes place in self-catering countryside venues. Its official mascot is Twizell the red squirrel; he is featured in official artwork and appears in photos and videos.
Wild North was conceived by Kivuli, Ziegenbock and Tyde Ratmeat around March 2018. The first event was organised almost entirely through Telegram, where information was first published on March 22nd through an invite-only private group so that the first event would be a small testing ground. Registration opened on May 10th and closed on 17th August, with 14 paid attendees, although two could not make it to the first event due to unforeseen circumstances.
Taking place at the Joiner's Shop Bunkhouse in Chathill over 21-24 September 2018, attendees received goodie-bags with a personalised letter, drinks, random sweets (such as chocolate raisins or Kendal mint cake) and savoury snacks. Dinners included chicken with onion, curry with rice, BBQ burgers, hot-dogs and vegetable skewers, and make-your-own pizzas. Soft drinks were also included in the £80 fee; those who paid £12.95 extra received a T-shirt.
Big events included visits to the historic Preston Tower, Chathill Village, the Alnwick Food Festival (where a fursuit walk took place) and the Beamish Open Air Museum. Board, video and outdoor games were also played.
Wild North 2019 "Invasion" was confirmed at the 2018 closing ceremony to take place on the 27th - 30th September, at Featherstone Castle near Haltwhistle. Registration is £150. Events being considered (but not yet confirmed) include archery practice and falconry.
- Wild North - official website
- Wild North Discussion and Announcements on Telegram
- Wild North 2018 photos by Gamepopper
- Wild North 2018 photos by Greskil Vulfhart
- Kivuli's VLog of Wild North 2018 (Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4) on YouTube