Ahoy there mateys!  This year’s Wellycon is the 10th one, can you believe it?!

10 = X and X marks the spot

Whether you like them cartoon-, literary-, space- or just straight up Depp, there’s something fascinating about Pirates, isn’t there?  That’s the theme for this year’s event, so bring your best Jack Sparrow or Malcolm Reynolds brain with you for a weekend of ‘venturing.  A treasure trove of opportunities await, with special events and booty galore; there will be a piratical twist to the X-wing tournament, a treasure map game, and some Mega space-pirates along the way.

Registrations are open – discount for booking online, of course.  We have managed to keep the same prices as last year, despite all the extras (see below).

Once again this year, as well as the regular features of the con:

  • Tournaments – X-wing, Dominion, King of Tokyo, Pandemic, Ticket to Ride and Hoard have been set up so far.  Let us know if you want to see something in the list.

  • Kids’ session – ever popular, Sunday morning 10am-2pm.

  • Game designers – Try something so new it isn’t even finished yet!

  • Trade table

  • Late night session – back by popular demand (several people have asked already) for the lucky few who want that all-night gaming shot.  First in, first served when you register for Wellycon.

  • Extensive game library – and of course, plenty of time for just good solid game-playing from the fantastic library.

… you can expect a few new surprises for our 10th anniversary:

  • Aquila Rift – Yes, the rumours are true!  We are having a mega-game, created just for Wellycon!  Don’t know what a Mega-game is, check out this video from Shut up & Sit down.  Enormous fun for up to 40 people!!  Take your gaming to the next level – sign up here on meetup – first in first served!

  • Steve Jackson Games – will be on the floor and running either a tournament or a special event still to be determined!

  • WETA workshop – are coming down and bringing some of their heavy hitters – in every sense of the word.

  • Life-size CodeNames – a social game for 20 people.  Everyone is assigned a word and it’s up to you to work out who is on your team, and who is masquerading!

  • Limited edition 10th anniversary dice – in addition to this year’s traditional D6, we are releasing a VERY limited edition D10 dice and…. an even MORE limited edition full set of all the previous years Wellycon dice.  Something to look forward to.

Keep an eye on the 2017 Wellycon page for the full schedule of events which we’re updating all the time.

Heart of the team

Tic Tac Toe, Love, Heart, Play, Ankreuzen

Finally, Wellycon is run by an enthusiastic group of volunteers.  If you feel you could represent the warm heart of Wellycon, please  Volunteer when you sign up  to be an integral part of this fabulous event.  Don’t worry we’ll team you up with someone who can show you the ropes, and the pulleys, and the mainbrace and the gangplank, aharrr.

We would like to thank all the ‘on-the-day’ volunteers who run tournaments, sit on the registration desk, help with the library or teaching games, who make our event such an enjoyable experience.  The warmth and care we show is the most valuable part of this community – so thankyou.

So here’s to a fantastic event, looking forward very much to seeing you all on June 3 & 4th.

Register now to secure your spot

Happy gaming,


Ceedee & the Wellycon team

PS: To keep up to date with the latest – keep an eye on the links below