Wellycon 2020

Wellycon 2020 is happening – we are fortunate enough to live in a healthy and safe country in plague-ridden times.  We were all sad to have to postpone such a great event, but thank whatever deity there is, postponing was all it was – we are ON!

Where: Wellington Bridge Club – This is traditionally the venue of the ‘Mini-Wellycon’ event,  but we are taking the opportunity to hold the miniest of mighty events. 

When and How: In order to make sure as many people as possible can attend, the way it will work will be quite different to any other event we’ve ever run.  We are quite conscious that we want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to come to Wellycon, even though it will be a smaller venue (the big one was booked!).  The hour glass runneth through and we aim to make the most of the turns it affords us – there will be 4 half-day sessions which extend our traditional hours so that more people can have more great gaming time:

  • SAT – 9.00am-3.30pm
  • SAT – 4pm-10.30pm NOTE 4pm start
  • SUN – 9.00am-3.30pm
  • SUN – 4pm-10.30pm NOTE 4pm start

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 September.  We are anticipating they will sell out and there will be no door sales.

 

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.  This will be the best of both worlds – special events, tournaments and exclusives of the main event, with the look and feel of the mini-wellycon venue and numbers.  More on this as the agenda evolves – but safe to say, it’s going to be pretty spectacular.

So ladies and knights, we cordially invite you to the mid-winter feast that is……… Wellycon 2020!   Buckle on your buckler, pull down your visor and may the best combatant carry the day!

 

 

Wellycon 2020 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 2020

  • 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 2020

 

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 table – find a new home for your unplayed games
  • Food and drink – the lovely Counter Culture cafe will provide beautiful dishes to go with your gaming

 

Saturday AM 9:00am-3:30pm

09.30am – Pandemic Tournament*

10.30am – D&D session – Intro to D&D – what’s it all about? come & chat with a DM

11.00am – New Release – The Hobbit playthrough*

11.00am – D&D session* – Come and be guided through an exciting adventure with characters to choose from & a story to be told

Throughout – Designer tables:

  • Garphill Games
  • Gametime Again

Saturday PM 4:00pm-10:30pm

4.30pm –  New Release – Tawantinsuyu – Postponed due to game delivery issues

5.30pm – D&D session – Intro to D&D – what’s it all about? come & chat with a DM

6.00pm – D&D session* – Come and be guided through an exciting adventure with characters to choose from & a story to be told

Throughout – Designer tables:

  • Garphill Games
  • Cheap Sheep Games

Late Night 10:30pm onwards

Play the night away after hours with full access to the library, a bunch of keen fellow gamers and Pizza 

 

Sunday AM 9:00am-3:30pm

09.30am – Orleans Tournament*

10.30am – D&D session – Intro to D&D – what’s it all about? come & chat with a DM

11.00am – D&D session* – Come and be guided through an exciting adventure with characters to choose from & a story to be told

13.00pm – New Release – Raiders of Scythia playthrough*

Throughout – Designer tables:

  • Top Notch games
  • Kiitos

 

Sunday PM 4:00pm-10:30pm

4.30pm – New Release – Tekhenu – Postponed due to game delivery issues

5.30pm – D&D session – Intro to D&D – what’s it all about? come & chat with a DM

6.00pm – D&D session* – Come and be guided through an exciting adventure with characters to choose from & a story to be told

7.00pm – Play to Win – winners announced

Throughout – Designer tables:

  • Zero point games
  • Drayer, Ink

 

*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