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A fun and inclusive tabletop roleplaying convention held in Melbourne on Sat 18th & Sun 19th of January.
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Arcanacon is one of Australia's largest dedicated tabletop roleplaying conventions. It's a two day game convention, featuring roleplaying, industry panels, and exciting liveplay. With over 30 tables running at one time, there's a game for everyone, from favourites like D&D and Call of Cthulhu 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 2020, Arcanacon is running at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th of January. 

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?

Roleplaying

Roleplaying

Arcanacon offers 7 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 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!

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

Liveplay

Liveplay

Call of Cthulhu liveplay Sunday morning with GM Mark Morrison and four star investigators.

Panels

Panels

We have four panel sessions over two days, featuring gaming and development tips from industry professionals and experienced roleplayers. Topics covered include everything from becoming a great GM to designing and publishing a new game.

Final Speaker list is not yet available, but we will let you know.

And lot's more!

Arcanacon also features:

  • Over 10 different vendors, with RPGs and items perfect for your next game night
  • Showcasing of new games from independent and established publishers
  • A chance to meet and chat with other RPG lovers and creators
Our Mission

Our mission for Arcanacon 2020 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

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) - $75

A ticket to Arcanacon 2020, 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.

Arcanacon Ticket + Arkenforge D&D - $80

A ticket to Arcanacon 2020, allowing entry for both days.

Also grab a reserved seat at an Arkenforge Atlas table running one of the two D&D League scenarios written just for Arcanacon 2020.

Arcanacon Ticket + Elder pin & pad - $90

2 day Arcanacon 2020 ticket 

Elder enamel pin and an Elder note pad priced at a $10 discount from Type 40.

Arcanacon Ticket + Reign of Terror - $130

A ticket to Arcanacon 2020, allowing entry for both days.

Signed copy of Chaosium's Reign of Terror for Call of Cthulhu.

Arcanacon Ticket + Terror Australis - $130

A ticket to Arcanacon 2020, allowing entry for both days.

Signed copy of Chaosium's Terror Australis for Call of Cthulhu.

Arcanacon Ticket + Character Portrait - $130

A ticket to Arcanacon 2020, allowing entry for both days.

A personalized character illustration by Helen of Juimon Illustration, normally valued at $100, down to $50! Only two of these rewards are on offer. Check out juimon's website for examples and inspiration!

Two Arcanacon Tickets (Kickstarter Special) - $150

Two tickets to Arcanacon 2020 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 + Arkenforge Atlas interactive roleplaying table - $1500 (valued at 2,500)

A ticket to Arcanacon 2020, allowing entry for both days.

One Arkenforge Atlas with software and customised for your roleplaying style and preferences. Arkenforge has made this table available as part of their sponsorship of Arcanacon 2020 and is valued at $2,500. You may not see one at this price again!  Arkenforge Website 

The Venue
Melbourne Exhibition and Convention 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

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. 

Sponsors

All the sponsors and things

Arcanacon is sponsored by:

 Chaosium, creators of Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest and many other award winning games.

Arkenforge, creators of the amazing and innovative ttrpg technology.

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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    Saturday Ticket

    Saturday entry to Arcanacon 2020. Play up to 4 gaming sessions. Listen to speakers. One day tickets will be $45 when the Kickstarter closes.

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    Sunday Ticket

    Sunday entry to Arcanacon 2020. Play up to 3 gaming sessions. Listen to speakers. One day tickets will be $45 when the Kickstarter closes.

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    Arcanacon Ticket

    Two day entry to Arcanacon 2020. Play up to 7 gaming sessions. Listen to speakers. Tickets will be $80 when the Kickstarter closes.

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    Arcanacon Ticket + Arkenforge D&D

    2 day Arcanacon 2020 ticket + reservation to an exclusive D&D League game on an Arkenforge Atlas Interactive table.

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    Arcanacon Ticket + Elder pin & pad

    2 day Arcanacon 2020 ticket + an Elder enamel pin and an Elder note pad priced at a $10 discount from Type 40.

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    Arcanacon Ticket + Reign of Terror

    2 day Arcanacon 2020 ticket + a signed copy of Reign of Terror at a significant discount to RRP.

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    Arcanacon Ticket + Terror Australis

    2 day Arcanacon 2020 ticket + a signed copy of Terror Australis at a significant discount to RRP.

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    Arcanacon Ticket + Character Portrait

    2 day Arcanacon 2020 ticket + personal character portrait by Juimon Illustration.

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    Two Arcanacon Tickets

    Two day entry to Arcanacon for two people. Play up to 7 gaming sessions. Listen to speakers. Tickets will be $80 each when the Kickstarter closes.

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    Arkenforge ATLAS Interactive Table

    2 day Arcanacon 2020 ticket + a customized Arkenforge Atlas Interactive Roleplaying table valued at $2500 including software. Pick up arranged at convention.
    Arkenforge describe it as: A custom Atlas table for Arcanacon, it is digital equipped with speakers, touchscreen and a 42" display built in a wooden frame and legs. Users can connect their laptop or computer to the table via HDMI for image and sound and USB for touch control.

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