SYDCON is a role-playing convention run by the Sydney Roleplaying Games Association. It runs each year in October in Sydney.
Sydcon is a chance for both new and experienced role-players to play games prepared by our friendly team of volunteer gamemasters. The SYDCON convention originally started out small, but has grown to become one of the friendliest role-playing conventions in Australia.
New to role-playing? Never been to a role-playing convention before? Go to our Info page for answers and more detailed information.
A variety of game genres are available, including regular table-top games (such as Dungeons and Dragons), ongoing campaigns, and free-forms (sometimes known as live-action games or LARPs).
Players may sign up individually or in teams of around four to six although there is room for smaller or larger groups. As well as role-playing, other types of games will also be on offer, including board games, miniature wargames, and collectible card games. See our games page for what's on offer this year.
4th October 2013: The International Fleet Review is this weekend, and we should make our attendees aware:
Glebe is not directly adjacent to any of the main observation sites, but it is nearby and there may be some indirect impact:
Details here: http://www.fleetreviewtransport.info/
Also, it's Daylight savings this weekend. Daylight saving will begin again in NSW on Sunday, 6 October 2013, when clocks will go forward one hour at 2:00 am.Registration for SYDCON 2013 is now closed!
19th September 2013: Two weeks to go before the convention. Games are filling up and everything is almost ready. To wet your appetite we thought we would let you know about an event that is running the week before the convention for our younger players. This is a fantastic event and we cannot recommend it more highly.
Dungeons and Dragons Epic
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 10.30AM - 4.00PM; BOWEN LIBRARY, MAROUBRA
Experienced players and noobs are invited to a five and a half hour event with pizza for lunch. Sharpen your swords and practise your spells people! Prizes may be awarded for the best 'Play of the day'. Both 4th edition and Pathfinder games are being run, but there are limited places in both. (Been a while or haven't played before but want to join in the adventure? Sign up for the intro and refresher session on 25 September first.) For ages 12-25 years. Cost: $5 for library members $10 for non-members (Library membership is free.)
Fee: Cost: $5 for library members $10 for non-members. (Library membership is free.)
Bookings: Bookings are essential on 9314 4888. Spaces are limited.
Contact: Sam Sbisa.
This activity is for ages 12 - 25 years.
29th July 2013: First official announcement for the SYDCON 2013 Roleplaying and Gaming Convention. Dates are as follows: Saturday 5th October to Monday 7th October (October Long Weekend). If you're interested in running a game at SYDCON 2013 please submit an event through our contact page.