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Canberra Games Society Presents Cancon 2014

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Cancon 2014 is where all the hobbyists and tabletop gamers come out to have fun.

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Bring lots of cash and all of your loose change because there will be plenty of traders who are keen to sell their wares. Everything from novelty dice to scale figurines will be available from retailers such as Eureka Miniatures and The Combat Company. See here for the list.

Play a game

To compete in the official tournaments over the Cancon weekend visit the website and follow the instructions to apply. There are many games to get involved in. Pilot a TIE fighter and blast the rebels in the tabletop dogfight simulation Star Wars: X-Wing; skirmish with comic book icons and super villains in the kid-friendly collectible game Hero Clix; or lead an army from the 41st millennium in Game Workshop's popular Warhammer 40,000.

If you are more excited about casual gaming Cancon are hosting tables for the general public to participate. Immerse yourself in a WWII themed operation or check out the latest Fantasy Flight Games demonstration.

Board Games Library

There is a special space at Cancon just for playing simple out-of-the-box games like Risk and Monopoly. There are over 150 games just waiting to be played with. Volunteers at the event will be available to help explain rules and so on.


Dress for the occasion and flaunt your flair for fashion. To participate in a sanctioned Cancon cosplay competitions visit the website for more information.

Painting competition

Cancon 2014 will host a painting competition for 25-28mm entries with categories for single, squad and converted figurines. Check the website for updates.
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Why? Fun for the whole family
When: Australia Day weekend
Where: Exhibition Park, Australian Capital Territory
Cost: Depends on what you find...
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