Wellycon

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Wellycon is the largest board game convention in New Zealand.[1][2]

The Wellycon Convention is held annually in Wellington, New Zealand on the Saturday and Sunday of Queen's Birthday Weekend. The first Wellycon was held in 2008, with Wellycon XI held in 2018 at Wellington Girls' College, with over 600 attendees.[3][4]

The 2018 Wellycon offered an exclusive promo card for the Spiel des Jahres-nominated boardgame Raiders of the North Sea.[5]

The 2019 Wellycon was hosted over 1-2 June featured four game premieres and had a Codenames theme.[6]

In 2020, the main convention was postponed to October due to limits on gathering numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2021 Wellycon is 5-6 June at the Wellington Indian Association Hall in Kilbirnie.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hundreds expected at NZ's largest board game convention Wellycon". nzherald.co.nz. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Wellington's big weekend: geeks, artists and gamers converge on capital". Stuff.co.nz. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Hundreds expected at NZ's largest board game convention Wellycon". nzherald.co.nz. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Wellycon Way Back When". wellycon.org.nz. 25 May 2018. Retrieved 30 August 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Raiders of the North Sea: Ceedee Promo Card (2018)". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 23 September 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Smith, Travis (20 May 2019). "Wellycon XII – What's On?". Wellycon. Retrieved 4 June 2019.

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