One of the things we love most about board games is the opportunity to trial out new games with new opponents. And there’s no better opportunity to do precisely that than at a board game convention.
This is the second appearance for this annual convention, the brain child of Wellington board gamer Andrew Rae, who has done a fantastic job of seeing a need and ‘making it happen’.
The inaugural convention in 2008 attracted 60 gamers from across the country, and early signs are that it will be even bigger in 2009, with a warm up event in late May drawing almost as many enthusiasts as last year’s major event.
There will be prizes on offer, including a brand new copy of BoardGameGeek top 10 title Le Havre, as well as the ever popular New Zealand game Stonewall. There will also be a special discount at Seriously Board for all Wellycon attendees, so even if you don’t win a prize on the day, you can still save some money afterwards.
There’s no need to register, either – just turn up and play!
The What: Wellycon 2009
The Where: St. Patrick’s College, Kilbirnie, Wellington
The When: August 15-16th, 2009 (Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-4pm)
The Wallet: Only $5 per day, so don’t miss out!