Wellycon 2021

The birds are coming ...








Hear the kārearea shouting it from the rooftops? Wellycon 2021 is coming to nest this Queen’s Birthday weekend in its 14th edition! Our theme game is the popular ‘Wingspan’ from the house of Stonemeier Games so anticipate lots of rolling eggs and screeching birds.

We are fortunate enough to still be able to meet in-person 

Where: Wellington Indian Cultural Centre – 48 Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, Wellington

When and How: Queen’s Birthday weekend 5th and 6th June 2021

  • SAT – 10am-10pm
  • LATE NIGHT SAT – 10pm-late
  • SUN – 10am-10pm

Preference for Volunteers:  You will be able to buy tickets for any and all of the sessions – but we will be giving event volunteers early access to tickets, prior to general release. If you sign up to volunteer for half a session (approx. 3.5 hours), you will get that session free.  SIGN UP HERE.  General tickets will go on sale around early April. We are anticipating high demand and early-birds will sell out quickly.


What’s on: We are about the only major gaming con on in the world at the moment – so we have all sorts of special things lining up to happen. From special events, tournaments and exclusives of the main event, it’s going to be pretty spectacular.

Chirp, tweet, fiep, hoot, krrrk and morepork! The birds are coming … so get ready for Wellycon 2021


Wellycon 2021 Schedule 

Each year we run many events during the weekend to keep you entertained. There are chances to win great prizes, compete with others and generally have fun! 

Special Events at Wellycon 2021

  • World Releases – we are the first in the world to be able to play these New Releases!  Wellycon is the Southern Hemisphere release and Spiel at Essen, Germany( the biggest boardgame convention in the world) is the Northern Hemisphere release. It’s a chance to get your hands on a game not yet available in stores.
  • Play-to-win – We’ve already secured a bunch of games from our wonderful sponsors. You can test these out and go into the draw to win a copy of the game.
  • Tournaments – Pandemic and Orleans Tournaments courtesy of our sponsors
  • Late night – after hours gaming ’til the wee hours, with Pizza
  • Intro to D&D – an experienced Dungeon Master (DM) will lead you through an adventure.  These were a hit last year and were fully booked out!

Schedule for Wellycon 2021


Saturday daytime 10am – 10pm

Late Night 10.30pm onwards

Sunday daytime 10am – 10pm


Available throughout

  • Play-to-win – try a game, play it and go into the draw to win it
  • Designers – come and chat with a real game designer and perhaps play-test their new offering!
  • Board game library – pick a game you’d like from the extensive selection – attendees bring their own games from home to share
  • Buy-sell shelfs – find a new home for your unplayed games
  • Food and drink – food trucks and the snack bar will provide beautiful dishes to go with your gaming

*ticketed events


All Wellycon events are produced and organised by volunteers. If you would like to find out more about helping/being on the committee then please contact us by e-mailing info@wellycon.org.nz