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Murray RobinsonBy Murray Robinson
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Murray RobinsonBy Murray Robinson
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AU$ 6,189
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22hours to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, November 19 2018 12:20 AM UTC +00:00.

About

Arcanacon will be one of Australia's largest dedicated tabletop roleplaying conventions. It's a two day game convention, featuring roleplaying, industry panels, board games, and a giant regency LARP. With over 30 tables running at one time, there's a game for everyone, from favourites like D&D to new indie games premiering at the convention.

Arcanacon is a not-for-profit convention for everyone who enjoys playing RPGs. We encourage beginners and are committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for all attendees.

In 2019, Arcanacon is running at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition centre on Australia day weekend, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th of January. Roleplaying runs from 11am to 11pm each day.

Come and spend two days roleplaying, listening to panels and hanging out with industry professionals and friends.

We would love to see you there!

What can I do at Arcanacon?
What can I do at Arcanacon?

Roleplaying

Arcanacon offers 8 roleplaying sessions spread out over two days - that's a lot of back-to-back roleplaying. 

We have three feature games at the event, Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, and Good Society: A Jane Austen RPG, which will be running in every session over the two days.

We're also lucky enough to feature games by independent creators, run by the creators themselves! There are some great options to explore, from the turbulence of the Russian Revolution, to exploration and adventure in Space. 

Read more details about our games on our website, here.

Speakers

We have 6 speaker and panel sessions over two days, featuring gaming and development tips from industry professionals and experienced roleplayers. Topics covered include everything from How to Become a GM to Designing and Publishing a New Game. We are lucky to be joined by award-winning international guest Sarah Newtown, who will deliver the Keynote address. Sarah is a prolific writer of roleplaying game products, including rules, supplements, and scenarios. She is also co-founder of the RPG and fiction small press “Mindjammer Press”.

Read more details about the speakers here.

And lot's more!

Arcanacon also features:

  • Board games tables run by Melbourne Meeples and Board Games Australia
  • A giant regency LARP, full of Austenesque drama
  • Over 10 different vendors, featuring RPGs and items perfect for your next game night
Our mission
Our mission

Arcanacon was a well-loved convention that ran from 1983 to 2015. We are recreating the convention in a new venue with a new approach because we love roleplaying, and we want to share that love in a positive and exciting environment.

Our mission for Arcanacon 2019 is to provide a fun and interesting gaming experience for new and established roleplayers. We want to encourage and support new players to continue in the roleplaying community. It's important to us to strive towards an environment that embraces diversity, and where everyone can feel comfortable.

Pledge levels
Pledge levels

Arcanacon Support - $5 or more

Our sincere thanks to you for supporting Arcanacon. Every dollar helps to make the convention a success this year! In this case, every FIVE dollars or more helps! 

Arcanacon Ticket (Kickstarter Special) - $70

A ticket to Arcanacon 2019, allowing entry for both days. We are offering a special price for the duration of the Kickstarter as a thank you for your early support. After the Kickstarter, tickets will be available for $80 from the Arcanacon website.

Two Arcanacon Tickets (Kickstarter Special) - $140

Two tickets to Arcanacon 2019 for you and a friend, allowing entry for both days. We are offering a special price for the duration of the Kickstarter as a thank you for your early support. After the Kickstarter, tickets will be available for $80 each from the Arcanacon website.

Arcanacon Ticket + Play with Sarah Newton - $90

A ticket to Arcanacon 2019, allowing entry for both days.

Also grab an exclusive seat at the table of Arcanacon guest Sarah Newton for a game of Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, Mindjammer or her new game Chronicles of Future Earth. Only 4 spots available in each game.

Arcanacon Ticket + Gaming Gift Box - $120

A ticket to Arcanacon 2019, allowing entry for both days.

You'll also receive an exclusive Arcanacon gaming gift box containing selected gaming items and supplies from our sponsor Chaosium and vendors. The total RRP is $200. Here's what you'll find in the box:

You'll receive your box upon entry to the venue.

Arcanacon Ticket + 4 Leather Cthulhu Mythos Journals - $195  

A ticket to Arcanacon 2019, allowing entry for both days.

Plus a boxed set of 4 embossed hardcover leather bound journals. The journals feature exclusive art from the HP Lovecraft Historical Society documenting an investigators descent into madness. At 8 x 5 inches and with 200 pages of quality note paper inside, they are designed for note taking or writing Call of Cthulhu campaigns. Valued at $250. Only 100 made.

You'll receive your box upon entry to the venue.

The venue
The venue
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Arcanacon is held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, at the same location as PAX Aus. This is a fully accessible space in a central location minutes from Melbourne's CBD.

Some things to know
Some things to know

Children

Children from the ages of 10 and over are welcome to attend Arcanacon, providing all children under the age of 16 are supervised by an adult.  

It should be noted however that no part of the Arcanacon convention is specifically orientated towards children and that the large majority of the participants will be adults.

You can read more about children at Arcanacon here.

Code of Conduct

We want everyone to have fun and feel comfortable, safe, and welcome, throughout the Arcanacon convention.  

To help make this happen, we’ve written this anti-harassment policy. During Arcanacon, this policy will be displayed at registration, and a summary is also available in the program.

You can read the code of conduct here.

Major Sponsor

Arcanacon is sponsored by Chaosium, creators of Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest and many other award winning games. Chaosium is helping bring international guest speaker Sarah Newton to the convention.

Supporters

Arcanacon is also proudly supported by:

Risks and challenges

We have an active organising committee. We have booked rooms in the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre and paid the deposit. We have organised the GM's, speakers and vendors and we have a website. Some changes in games and speakers may occur as we get closer to the event. As this is a new venue and team some issues may arise, but we're dedicated to tackling these as quickly as possible to create a great experience for attendees.

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    Includes:
    • Call of Cthulhu Quickstart Rules
    • RuneQuest Quickstart Rules
    • Alone Against the Flames Solo Cthulhu Adventure
    • Good Society RPG Quickstart
    • Super pretty Chessex Poly dice set
    • Collectible 28mm resin RPG miniature
    • Set of 5 metal campaign coins
    • Epic digital art campaign maps
    • Call of Cthulhu Elder Sign leather key fob
    • Arkenforge Masters ToolKit
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    Ticket + 4 Leather Cthulhu Journals

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    Plus a boxed set of 4 embossed hardcover leather bound journals. The journals feature exclusive art from the HP Lovecraft Historical Society documenting an investigator's descent into madness. At 8 x 5 inches and with 200 pages of quality note paper inside, they are designed for note taking or writing Call of Cthulhu campaigns. Valued at $250. Only 100 made. Receive at Convention.

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