Guess what, less than 2 weeks to go to Wellycon! It is absolutely amazing – we already have over 100 people pre-registered! We’re on track for a record breaking attendance and the best prizes ever. So sign up here to guarantee your place before pre-registration closes end of Sunday 25th May.

What else do you need to know about? Well, we have a kids-specific session running 10-3pm on the Saturday, with games that your 6-12 yr old will love. Toyworld is coming to the party with prizes for the kids playing.

Weta Workshops have also come forward with a signed limited edition figurine for the King of Tokyo tournament, Cheeky Parrot Games are sponsoring the Raid the Pantry tournament, Games and Hobbies online store are claiming dominion over Dominion and there will be a 7-wonders board design competition, so get your thinking caps on for the best wonder, real or imagined… Sign up here for the tournaments as they are filling up.

A few requests/reminders for everyone:

  • Library – As you know we have a huge library of games all of which are all brought in by you the attendees. Quick reminder to name your games so that they get back to the right people at the end.
  • Swap-a-dice – we’re thinking ahead to the 10th anniversary and we would really like to put together some anniversary sets of wellycon die. If you have dice from previous years, please can you bring any spare ones to the event and we will swap you for an extra one of this years dice.
  • Retro games – If you have games which are more than 20 years old, we would love to have them on display, or to be played with, in the retro games area. Please let us know if you can help with this area –
  • Travel & Parking – a reminder that parking is limited in Thorndon, but we are near the train station and some local businesses and school have offered their parking for the event. See the website or previous blog entry for details.

This is looking like it’s going to be an epic event. We’re so looking forward to seeing many friends, new and old, epic victories and fun times ahead!

Thanks to all our fabulous sponsors for supporting what’s going to be a game-tastic weekend!

Brought to you by our major sponsors: Board Game Rentals, Cerberus Games and The Hobby Stop

with help from: Wellington on Board on Meetup, MariLuca Ristoro, Glengarry Wines Thorndon, McDonalds, Bunny StSubway, Habitual Fix Featherston, Weta Workshop, Cheeky Parrot Games, Westpac, Lampton Quay, StarbucksGames and Hobbies, Video Tonite Molesworth St, Graphic, Toyworld City, PixelPark.

Ceedee & the Wellycon team

PS If you want to keep in touch with the latest check out the Facebook page or @Wellycon_nz.