Monthly Archives: May 2016

Wellycon IX – countdown to the Colloseum

Attention! Caesar speaks!    (Well, Ceedee anyway, a poor man’s Caesar 🙂 ).

Let the games begin! We are just 1 week away from Wellycon 2016.  Latest schedule is here.  It’s great to see that pre-registrations are already up on last year – get in now to get your goodie bag.  We will give any spares to walk-ins but it’s first come first served.    fyi, registrations will close on Thursday before the event so that we can print name tags etc..  Speaking of goodie bags, the dice have arrived!  Woohoo.  Always an exciting moment for me 🙂

VOLUNTEERS

Wellycon could not run without volunteers and we would like to thank those people who have already offered to help!  However we still need another 8… or so people to help on the weekend.

We are looking for people for the registration desk, welcoming and signing people in; or as demonstrators/librarians – helping people find a game that suits them and helping them get started.  If you can help please contact us via return email.

WORKSHOPS – ever thought about owning your own leather-bound book? we have two special workshops this year elaborating on our Roman theme.  Some of the best tutors in the wellington region are coming in to teach you some cool skills – Create your own Roman board game and Create a hand-made book.  These have only just been confirmed and numbers are limited so sign up now.  If you have already registered you can just sign up for the workshop by itself.

Tournament registrations are going well. You can sign up on the day but only if there are spaces left, so we suggest doing it ahead of time.  Signups via the Wellington On Board meetup group.

FOOD & PARKING

Good news – the Crepe man is booked in and will be with us on Saturday and – new entrant – the Langosh/chimney cake truck will be with us on Sunday evening.  Pre-order your lunches and you won’t even have to step away from the venue to eat!!  For dinner there are a myriad of food outlets around the school – Wholy Bagels, Thorndon Chippery, Subway, New World, … check out this map showing them all.

Given how hard it is to park in Thorndon we encourage people to walk, use public transport, car pool or get dropped off and picked up. Wellycon is up Murphy St from the Bus and Train Stations and there is a bus stop 100m away opposite New World.  However, we can park on the school sports field!  So just follow the signs on the day, or check out the map to see where the sports field is in relation to the school entrance.

PASS THE WORD

The best way we can grow the community is by telling people about it.  Pass the word to your friend, workmates, choir members, kids school, sewing circle, coffee store staff…. anyone you bump into on a day-to-day basis!  Or put up a flyer (attached) on your community notice board.  The more people join us, the more friends you’ll have to play with!

We’d like to say how grateful we are to everyone for coming along; Wellycon’s success is down to you fabulous people venturing down and enjoying yourself, making friends and supporting each other and us.  Here’s to 2016, the best fun and friendly convention yet!

cheers,

Ceedee & the Wellycon team

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Many thanks to our major sponsors, without whom it would be a pretty boring affair!!

as well as Burger Fuel, Cerberus Games, Caffeinated Dragon, Capital E, Cheeky Parrot Games, Clockwork Emporium, Games & Hobbies, Garphill Games, GlenGarry Wines, Graphic, Mighty Ape, NZ ComicCon,Pixelpark, Reading Cinemas, Seriously Board, Subway, Tarata Games, Thistle Inn, Toyworld, WN City, Treefrog Games, Wellington on board, Weta Workshop, Zumo Coffee Roasters