WHAT IS A GAMES CONVENTION?
A Games Convention is an organised gathering of people of all ages who wish to write and present games/events to those who want to play and participate in games/events. It is a chance for people to meet other like-minded people in a safe, creative and fun environment and play those games/events they like to play regularly or that they haven't played before. It is often held in a public facility, such as a hall or school/university that is easily accessible by car and public transport and runs over a couple of days. - usually between two to four days. On the last day there is and Awards Presentation where chosen players are given trophies/certificates or prizes by the game/event organiser for various achievements.
WHY ATTEND A GAMES CONVENTION?
Attending a Games Convention (also known as a 'con') can be a rich, rewarding experience - you get a chance to play new games/events, meet fellow writer/GMS and players, expose people to your creativity and even make new friends!
WHAT IS ON AT A GAMES CONVENTION?
Types of games/events run are: • Freeforms • Tabletop Roleplaying • Miniatures (both gaming and painting) • Board Games • Card Games • Demonstration Games of various kinds • Special Events such as Trivia Contests and Costume Contests
At Conquest there is also a Trader's Hall where many different companies and groups sell various roleplaying, general game, fan and miniature related products.
We also have a canteen that offers a wide variety of hot/cold food and drinks for reasonable prices. Proceeds from the canteen support the convention.
HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
There are many different ways you can participate in a Conquest Games Convention. You can: • Write and/or run a game/event as a Game Designer or GM (aka Games Master) • You can come as a Player • You can offer to be a Volunteer • You can run a Stall in the Trader's Hall Please Note: If you have any special requirements, such as needing disabled access to the building, please Contact Us before the convention so we can ensure you have what you need to enjoy the convention!
For information on how sessions run over the four days of a Conquest convention and how games/events are rated (handy information for parents/guardians) please see General Convention Information
WHAT IS THE COST?
The cost varies depending on your level of participation. Day Entry costs $5 (plus session fees), Two or More Days Entry costs $10 (plus session fees) and Get Wrecked Entry costs $50 and covers entry fee and session fees for the whole four days. Visitors do not pay a fee to visit a Conquest convention, but must still be registered with the convention.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
You can register via our Online Registration or our Registration Form.
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