UniCon 2008


Why come to a Convention?

People come to a Convention (or con) for a million and one reasons. Some of them come to see what this roleplaying thing is all about. Others play with their friends at home, but want to see what other games are out there. Some folks are con butterflies and come for the chance to play and socialise with the people they met at the last con. You should come! Why?

Well, if you've never been to a con before, then Unicon is perfect for you - cosy, cheap and delicious. We present a fine selection of games with friendly GMs and organisers - not just roleplaying but also miniature war gaming, and the relaxed and casual Baron Munchausen. Its easy to get into the swing of things without the press of the crowd that you might find at a larger convention.

If you're an established gamer, then you get to play in freeforms, or try out new systems that you might not have had a chance to see. If you're into minatures or board games, it can be hard to find opponents (and time!) - a convention provides a meeting place for plenty of fellow enthusiasts.

But simply put, people come to cons to have fun.

Ok, so you're interested?


You can peruse the event list now and see what games catch your eye. If you have other friends that want to come along too, its worth organising into teams so you don't have to mix and match on the day. Once you know what you want to play, head for the registration information and sign on up online.

How much is it?

For anyone playing the by-session events, the cost is $5 registration and then a measly $5 per session, topping out at a Get Wrecked registration at $30 - if your fees reach that point, you pay no more, and can play as many sessions as you can squeeze in.

If you're just curious and want to have a look about, a Visitor's Pass is $5 for the entire convention, and means you can look around to get a feel for the con, sit and watch the Anime If you like what you see, its just a simple matter to turn that pass into a player registration and leap straight in.

If your tastes tend more towards the Wargaming end of gaming, then there's Necromunda, Urban War, Warmachine, Warhammer 40k and Warhammer Fantasy on each day - its $25 for one day, $40 for two. (The extra $10 for the wargaming events covers the prizes given out for thos events).

What's the timetable like?

10.00am to 12.30pm 1.15pm to 3.45pm 4.00pm to 6.30pm 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Saturday A B C D
Sunday E F G