Wellycon 2011 is only three weeks away over Queens Birthday weekend (Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th) and it is high time we announced the programme, and gave you all the details you need to make your weekend at Wellycon the best yet.

This year we are located at:

Student Common room, Level 1,
Student Service Trust Building,
Massey University, Entrance E,
Tasman St,

There is plenty of parking right out front of the Tussock bar and cafe which is the ground floor of the Student Service Trust Building, so we strongly advice that you enter from the Tasman Street side unless you are taking public transport.

If you are taking public transport the number 10 bus is the best. It does not run directly down Tasman street, so you can attempt to walk through Massey from the other side or get off near the top of Tasman street and walk to Entrance E or simply walk from Adelaide Road.

The Common Room entrance is on the right hand side of the Student Service Trust Building.

Food will be available on site over lunch each day (12 – 2 approx). Drink and snacks will be available for the duration of the convention from us or from a bank of vending machines. We will also take prepaid orders (approx $10) for dinner each night. You are welcome to bring your own food to the venue. Food and drink don’t mix with board games, so please don’t eat or drink at the game tables.

There will be a number of features:
Trading session (Sunday 12pm): Bring along those unwanted games
Prototype play-test (Saturday 3pm): Open to anyone keen to play or demo prototype games, be sure to bring your latest creation.
Pub quiz (Saturday 7.30pm): Test your gaming and general knowledge in a 30 minute quick fire quiz.
Family session (Sunday 2.30pm): Especially for families with kids ages 5 -10 (discounted admission)

Published designers will be on site during the weekend, as will some of your favourite vendors. We will have more volunteers this year to organise and teach games. This is all in addition to our excellent game library crammed full of gaming goodness.

While stocks last we will be giving away our commemorative dice for free to any first time attendees and anyone that travels from outside of the lower north island. Bring a friend that hasn’t been before and you also receive a free dice. Otherwise you can pick up your dice for $3 each (limit 5).

To fast track your registration you will want to register by sending an email to our special registration address wellycon2011@gmail.com , with your home town, names of the people attending, which previous Wellycons you have attended and your Boardgamegeek user id if are a member. This will ensure you avoid the queues and can get into gaming as quickly as possible.
We are ready and rearing to go for a fantastic weekend of gaming. Check out the schedule above and be ready for prizes, personalities and plenty of Pandemic. Bring some friends and some games and we’ll see you there.

Full program

10.00am Doors open
12.00am Lunch available (until 2pm)
2.00pm Endeavor Tournament
3.00pm Prototype demo and play test session
5.00pm Prize giving
6.30pm Dinner (orders confirmed by 5pm)
7.30pm Pub quiz
10.00pm Lights out

10.00am Doors open
12.00pm Trading (swap or sell your games)
12.00am Lunch available (until 2pm)
2.30pm Family session
5.00pm Prize giving
6.30pm Dinner (orders confirmed by 5pm)
9.30pm Pack up