Quick Info

When: Saturday 5 - Monday 7 October
Where: St Scholastica's College, Glebe
Cost: $6/session (unless specified otherwise)

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Welcome to SYDCON 

ABOUT SYDCON

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. 

NEWS AND UPDATES

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:

  • Access to Harbour Bridge and Anzac Bridge may be limited, or slowed, especially in the evening
  • There may be some impact to public transport

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. 

Website:    www.randwick.nsw.gov.au/library

This activity is for ages 12 - 25 years.


17th August 2013:
We are in the final stages of preparation to open up registration next week. There are one or two game blurbs still outstanding to be added to the site. We are doing a few things slightly different this year to make things a little easier from an administrative point of view.  One of the things I would ask everyone is to invite friends that might be interested to both this group and the convention. One of our core objectives is to promote gaming in Sydney.  Our Learn to Play sessions are design to help people get into gaming, and we are seeking to really promote these to new people.  We will also be distributing flyers to gaming stores from next week.

4th August 2013:
Over the last seven days since the first announcement we have approximately 27 expressions of interest, of which 22 have confirmed and already received 12 blurbs with the rest following in the next seven days. We're still interested in soliciting a number of additional game systems for SYDCON 2013, including Dark Heresy/Rogue Trader/Deathwatch/Black Crusade/Only War and Savage Worlds. If you're a fan of any of these systems and would be interested in running at SYDCON 2013, please get in touch through our contact page. 

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.