Ettin Con 2021

Blue Mountains Gaming Weekend

Social Tabletop & Arcade Fun

When

17th - 18th July 2021

10:00am to 10:00pm Saturday

10:00am to 6:00pm Sunday

Tickets open on Earlybird Discounts
10:00am Wednesday 17th March 2021 Available Now!
Discount ends Tickets close on
11:59pm Friday 11th June 2021 11:59pm Friday 9th July 2021
Tickets On Sale In:

About The Event

Poster for Winter 2021

In 2020, we temporarily moved our convention online to protect players during the pandemic. Now, we're operating as a hybrid convention, simultaneously running offline and online sessions for people both in person and remotely, locally and internationally.
Your mode of participation should be based around your own comfort levels.
Since 2015, we've been hosting events where people can meet to share, explore & enjoy social games of all kinds on tabletops and screens. Originally one day twice a year, we're now a whole weekend each Winter. All are welcome within our code of conduct for a safe and fun experience, whether you're already in the gaming world, or just curious about what people play these days. We have plenty of tables available, and each day is full of opportunities! If you're curious about our name, or how it began, click here.

Press Kit

Board Games

(We've come a long way since monopoly or snakes & ladders)

Bring your favourite board game along to share, or try something different from our library of public games.

Role-Playing Games

(More than just Dungeons Dragons)

Explore a number of genres or systems with us! Register a table to run a game , or just a seat or two to play at one of our RPG sessions.

Card Games

(Free play and prize tournaments)

Magic? Uno? Card Wars? Netrunner? Dominion? Bring your deck, shuffle into your seat, and deal us in! We regularly host competitions with great prizes, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements.

Video Games

(Social multiplayer emphasis)

Enjoy our devices together or bring your portable device with some multiplayer games! We have a steam pc, multiple minecraft machines, plus three retro consoles ready for co-op and competitive experiences. Just be sure to share the controllers, and take breaks.

Tickets

Pricing

We're a non-profit event, aiming to cover costs first, then improve resources and rewards. If you're struggling financially, contact us after online tickets close for some of the limited free tickets which have been donated.

W/E
EarlybirdDoor Price
$1520
Single Weekend
$3040
Family Weekend
SAT
EarlybirdDoor Price
$1215
Single Saturday
$2430
Family Saturday
SUN
EarlybirdDoor Price
$810
Single Sunday
$1620
Family Sunday

Booking

The earlier you book, the more you save, and the better prepared we will be! Pre-paid tickets receive a pre-printed library card at the door, which saves you time fumbling for cash or identification on the day.

Guide

Game Listing

Although most of our event is free play on open tables, scheduled sessions will be listed below. Games will be added regularly between March and May. We'll announce them wherever we have a social account, but you can subscribe to our newsletter for more detailed updates!

PLEASE NOTE: All dates/times are listed in Australian Eastern Standard Time, but anyone in the world awake enough to play is welcome!

Submissions open onare now
10:00am Wednesday 17th March 2021open!
Click here to
Run Your Game!
Submissions close on
11:59pm Monday 17th May 2021

Filter Games

Sort Games

Testing new sID generator

Run Your Game

If you're a game-master, a demonstrator, a designer wanting to playtest, or something different, we'll do our best to find you a space to help you do your thing! Running a game for us also counts towards volunteer hours, earning your ticket alongside tiered GM rewards, once enough players have registered! For more detail on what we expect from our GMs, please see our GM Guidelines.

Once submissions close, if you'd still like to list a game of any kind and find some players to join you, please join our Discord server and use the #looking-for-players channel.

Submissions Open In:

Travelling

Transport, weather, venue features and accessibility details.

Some tickets will be available at the door.

(Prepaid is safer, Earlybird is cheaper)

We'd hate for you to miss out, and prepaid tickets are a faster experience. For anyone genuinely struggling, some financial hardship tickets are released after online sales close.

Book Tickets

Pack your gear for the trip!

(Not just game gear)

Snacks, medications, water bottle, keep cup and mess kit will ensure you are nourished while reducing waste. Oh, and don't forget to charge your mobile devices!

We will announce any notable weather events.

(But we'll display the forecast here)

Dress warmly for the trip, enjoy the heating inside!
BLACKHEATH WEATHER

Detailed Weather

Public Transport Information

(Prepaid is safer, Earlybird is cheaper)

The venue is across the highway from Blackheath train station. If we hear of any surprise trackwork causing service interruptions, we will post it here. The last train back to Sydney leaves at 10:55 pm.

Transport NSW Alerts

Driving and Parking

(Assuming it's not snowing)

Driving here? We are under 2hrs drive from Sydney, 1hr & 15mins from Parramatta, 1hr from Penrith, half an hour from Lithgow, about an hour from Bathurst, under 2hrs from Orange. Parking around Blackheath on a ? It's not bad. We'd love to suggest certain spots, but if you respect the signs, you'll avoid any fines.

Venue Details

(Blackheath Community Centre)

Most gaming areas and two bathrooms are wheelchair-accessible. This building has baby change facilities! Some food options exist within the venue, and many others just around the corner. Water dispensers will be refilled regularly, but in the interest of the environment, please bring your own water bottle to reduce waste. There are heating systems for the cold months, just let us know if you`re uncomfortable and we`ll try our best to keep everyone equally at ease.

Should you have any specific questions, requirements or comments regarding the venue, please speak with the door staff or email us via . We're currently in talks with venue management and council about installing a wheelchair ramp for the internal corridor, but if you require assistance accessing the second hall, door staff would be happy to open auxillary doors for you during the event.

Event Handbook

What you can play, where to find it, and how to go about it!

Check-in at the front desk with your ticket, credit card or cash.

(Pre-paid tickets are fastest, and cashless is best)

You'll receive your wristbands here (& library card if you pre-paid). Name tags & pronoun stickers are just inside the main hall!

During the event, please abide by our Code of Conduct.

(It's easy, important & essential)

We need everyone to be safe & comfortable before we can relax and have fun.

Read Our Rules Earn Badges

Use our table signs if you need them.

(To invite players, ask or offer assistance, or locate games)

Green if you need players, yellow if you need help. If you see one of these signs, feel free to approach that table and ask how you can contribute. If your table has a sign mentioning scheduled games, please ensure it is free and tidy for that session.

Use your library card.

(Show ID if you need a new one)

Don't grab and run! Games must be scanned out (and back in) and we need to check their state each time.

Library Info Library Rules

You always have a seat.

(But some games require registration)

If you have a game to play, and can see a table free, you can use it as long as it's not marked for a scheduled game during that time.

Most Role-Playing sessions need to confirm interest to secure the table, so if you're interested in a seat at one of those games, book early using the button on that listing! If you can't make a booked session, please cancel your seat as soon as you know, so someone else can use your seat.

Competitions with prizes (like the Magic Tourney) require a registration fee, and also rely on bookings to go ahead.

Game Listing Run Your Game

Check the timetable.

(It's constantly updated)

Our timetable and venue map should display well on all devices, and last-minute printouts will be on the walls in the main hall. Games use symbols & colours to show categories, and are marked as they fill up. During the hour leading up to each scheduled game, they are automatically announced on our Discord server. You can also subscribe to our Google calendar on your mobile device!

View Timetable Discord Chat Google Calendar

Tell the world.

(share photos with consent)

If you enjoy our event, please tell the world about it! We love meeting new players and helping new conventions get off the ground. The hashtag for this event is #EttinCon2021 - using it helps people discover your posts, and the event!

Earn badges by being a Team Player!
It's so easy, you might've earned some without noticing.

Become a Worldbuilder!
Playing or running a game in our shared fantasy setting adds to its history and geography.

Timetable

When and where each scheduled session can be found across both days. Please launch the fullscreen version for the best experience on your device. Scheduled sessions are also automatically announced on our Discord server, twice within the hour before they begin.

Support

We're a volunteer-run non-profit association, so any level of involvement you can spare is always welcome!


Merchandise!
We still have a few shirts left, they're really nice.

Sponsor List

Ettin Con survives and thrives by virtue of the generous support from these businesses and the NSW gaming communities they serve. Throw money at them, or visit to remind them that they are awesome!

Aetherworks

Online Shop

Specialising in tabletop gaming and crowdfunding fulfilment

Donations
You can donate directly to the Ettin Games Association to help us stay afloat.
NB: Despite being a non-profit organisation, we are not a registered charity, and as such, your donation is not tax-deductable.

Gift Vouchers
Give someone the gift of play! Valid for 12 months, in case they can't attend this year.

Itch Collection
Want to support a creator whose games were played at our event? Or maybe just looking for more games or related tabletop tools?