Wellycon - NZs biggest, fun, friendly board game convention
Sat 03 Jun 2017, 10:00 am
Sun 04 Jun 2017, 10:00 pm
Community, Family, Hobbies Special Interest, Meetups
Wellington Girls College
30 Pipitea Street Thorndon
Wheelchair access, Accessible toilets
See wellycon.org.nz for details. From $10-35 for the whole weekend.
10 years of Wellycon - X marks the spot; Pirates is the theme! Come play the high seas, or the cosmic seas.
Wellycon is New Zealand's biggest, fun, friendly board game convention. Over the course of Queen's Birthday weekend 400+ people from 6 to 60 get together to play modern board games. Got a game you'd like to try? Peruse the library of games brought by your fellow players. Or want to meet some designers & have input into a game design? Everyone from Cheeky Parrot to Weta games will be there.
We're really about community. Play with people you know or meet new gaming buddies. We have a large library of modern board and card games supplied by the attendees for you to play or you can bring your own games. There are some tournaments organised or just grab something you like the look of and others will join you. Our friendly helpers will be there to advise newbies and teach games to those who are just starting out.
What’s on this year? Check our webpage for the full schedule!
- Tournaments - pit your wits with the best of them.
- Play-to-win - several of the latest games will be yours to try and given away to one lucky player.
- Kids session - Sunday morning kids-special, including treasure hunt and a life-size game created and run by Capital E. (note: kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult to attend Wellycon).
- Workshops - sign up to learn some neat skills like making your own dice bag.
- Game designers corner - try out still-forming prototypes and meet the designers.
- Trade table - swap or trade-up those games that just don’t get the love they should.
Not far from the railway station, it's easy to join us for some low-stress, inventive fun. Our volunteers will make you very welcome, with heaps of time to play something old or something new! Bring your gaming buddies or meet some new friends, there's heaps to choose from. Happy gaming!