Our current event:

Wellycon XII

Wellycon is NZ’s Biggest, Friendliest and entering our 12th year, longest running board games convention!

Come along to experience everything from light-hearted fun games to intense strategic battles

This year we have some surprises coming for you including world-wide game releases!

1st & 2nd June 2019 – TICKETS ON SALE!

This year Wellycon has a new location:

Wellington Indian Association (Inc)
48 Kemp St, Kilbirnie, Wellington 6022

This new location allows a less crowded layout, all on one level making it easier to find a table to game together and ensure you get the most of what Wellycon has to offer! 

About Wellycon

Since 2008 people have been gathering in the nations capital to enjoy two days of  fun board gaming with friends old and new.

Growing from an initial group of 20 gamers over 10 years ago, we now welcome over 500 people to the main event each year.  People of all ages convene to enjoy learning new games, participating in workshops, play-testing games from designers, challenging friends and newcomers to favourite games and competing in a variety of tournaments…More about Wellycon


Wellycon Tickets!!!

Pre-sales (Best price)

On the Door
One-Day Pass Weekend Pass One-Day Pass

One-Day Pass after 6pm

Half price!
Weekend Pass
Adult tickets
(14 years+)
$22 $40 $25 $14 $45
Junior ticket
(13 years or under)
$11 $20 $12 $6 $22
Family Pass 
1 to 2 Adult tickets and 1 or more Junior tickets
$44 $80 $50 $25 $90
Black Ties and Boardgames $70 Only available via pre-sales
Seats are strictly limited!
Late Night Session
1st June
10pm until late!
$20 Only available via pre-sales
Only valid with a Saturday or Weekend pass
Too young to game?
4 years and under?
FREE! With a ticketed Adult.

Volunteering @ Wellycon

Wellycon is known for it’s fun, friendly atmosphere. This year, in order to keep it that way we are doing something special for our volunteers. You will get to come to our volunteer-exclusive pre-event, and receive a very special offer. We will ensure you are trained up and supported throughout – we love our volunteers!

Want to run a tournament at Wellycon? Get in touch with us.

Our Sponsors

We couldn’t do this without our sponsors! A huge thank you for making this years event fun and generous for all.

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Then please contact us.

What can you expect at Wellycon?

Tournaments – run by volunteers with prizes supplied by our generous sponsors including your LFBS (Local Friendly Boardgame Shops)

Game Designers area – play-test games still in development by designers local and international

Kids session – we introduce gamers of all ages to something intriguing & new, treasure hunt and special treats for teaching other kids

Workshops – introduced in 2016, different every year, for example ‘Creating a leather bound book’, ‘Create your own Roman board game’ or Dice bag.

Wellycon after dark – late night gaming for a select few!

Mega-game – play a board game with up to 40 people at a time!  something new in 2017, everyone has a role to play as either part of a team or a rogue, all contributing the larger game-play.

Cheers, the Wellycon Team

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