As you may know, we outgrew our last venue (again!) so we have moved to Wellington High School.
Come and learn a new game or play your favourite game. Play with people you know or meet new gaming buddies. We have a large library of modern board and card games for you to play or you can bring your own games. There are some tournaments organised and local game stores will have stalls to sell direct to convention attendees.
Timetable of scheduled events
3pm Game Design
4pm Ticket to Ride
6.30pm X-Wing furball
8pm Quiz (Wits and Wagers style with teams arranged on the spot)
9pm Bucket game
Register early to get your very own goodie bag (including the limited edition Wellycon 8 die). We will have more than before but the supply ran out last year, so it’s first in first served. Entry is $15 each day, or $25 for the whole weekend! If you have family to bring along, kids under 13 are just $5 each or you can get a family pass for $35 (2 adults, and all the kids you’d like to eat bring).
Tasty meals are on offer for those that want to order ahead of time – see the registration form for options. A snack bar will also be available at the front desk, selling cans of fizzy, confectionary, fruit and chips.
What else is happening?
Game Designers Area
Try something so new it isn’t even finished yet! You may be interested in getting feedback on games you’re working on or comparing ideas with others of like mind. Feedback – our game designers can’t get enough of it!
Kids Session Sunday 10am – 2pm
Wellycon’s family-friendly reputation continues with the very popular kids session; a huge selection of games that they can really get into while you get your game on! Join the kids, and perhaps you’ll discover a new family favourite. The more the merrier (note: kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult to attend Wellycon).
If you have acquired something that doesn’t suit your tastes, you may wish to barter with other attendees and swap for something different. There will be one session each day.
Game Design tourney
Last year’s experiment with the Game Design Tournament was really popular, so Richard Durham (a game designer himself) is going to run it again. This year places are limited (24), so sign up when you register – first in first served.
Some of our fabulous core team have been out getting sponsorship for the event. Many thanks to our major sponsors
The Hobby Stop
We’re really looking forward to catching up with everyone on May 30 and 31. Come with your friends, spread the word, pass this on to your colleagues, gaming group, facebook friends and clubmates, the more the merrier!
Looking forward to an awesome weekend,
Ceedee, Adrianne & the Wellycon team
PS: To keep up to date with the latest – keep an eye on the Wellycon facebook page, wellycon.org.nz and @Wellycon_nz for details.