Golden Demon Tanks (Tanks!) took place on Saturday and it seemed like it was a very small event, probably the smallest 'GD' event that I remember.
From what we were told, about 40 odd people attended the event paying for the ticket, and about 20 entries in total were competing in the few categories that this small GD was offering.
Check out photos of all tanks participating in this album, by Conrad Mynett.
Richard Gray, winner of Slayersword UK 2014, also won the best of show, with his Deathguard Fellblade. Congratulations again Richard!
Apparently, apart from being single themed, the event had the usual Golden Demon statues and even the overall winner of this single themed GD was also awarded a Slayersword. I am certainly not a big fan of this policy, to me this is devaluating (even more) the grand prize, the Slayersword. Obviously, you already know what I think about this idea of chopping their GD into pieces, and judging by the attendance, it seems like most traditional GD participants agree with me.
Anyway, this type of event is going to continue, as there is going to be yet another small GD at Warhammer World in October, especifically 18-19, and it is going to be themed around Warhammer 40k. I don't foresee a larger number of participants this time either. I was even advised by some participants of GD Tanks to make sure I don't attend any single themed GD like this one because it is so not worth it (traveling from Madrid just for that? No tanks! I mean, no thanks!).
My prediction for the future is that there is going to be a classic Golden Demon event next year, probably in the Spring. I believe this situation of mini-GDs is just an experiment of GW (probably a failure) and also responds to their transition from Warhammer Fantasy to Age of Sigmar, so that next year, when everything is much more settled, we will see a new Golden Demon format arising (basically switching Fantasy for Age of Sigmar and killing any Lord of the Rings/Hobbit category when they stop selling those products).
All of those who still love Golden Demon... don't give up hope just yet!