Buckle up con-goers, October is going to be a massive month for events!
First of all, the September bookclub will actually be in the first week of October (for scheduling reasons). It will be on Friday October 6 and we will be looking at the legendary “Snow Crash” by Neal Stephenson. We are so excited for this one and can’t wait to talk about it with everyone! The event link is here and as ever, you can sign up on our Patreon here.
Secondly, we have the joint screening of Thor: Ragnorak with Swancon on Friday the 27th of October. Turn up to Reading cinema in Belmont at around 6pm (time to be confirmed). This movie looks like a lot of fun and will be even more enjoyable with a theatre full of fans from Genghiscon and Swancon. The facebook event is here. Tickets are $13 for Swancon or Genghiscon members or $15 for non-members. Please purchase your tickets before Monday 23rd October here.
Finally, Genghiscon will be cooking up a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Cannington all day on October the 29th. Come down, buy a sausage and support your con!
Hey everyone, we have a few exciting events coming up in the next little while.
Firstly, there is a Swancon/Genghiscon joint screening of “The Dark Tower” tomorrow night.
Date: Friday 18th August 2017
Where: Reading Cinemas, Belmont
Tickets: $13 for Swancon or Genghiscon members
$15 for non-members
Start time is 6.30pm, please arrive 15 minutes prior to collect tickets. We will confirm the exact session time the Monday before, once the cinema has let us know their schedule. If you do arrive late you can buy your tickets directly from the Candy Bar but online ticket purchases can’t be claimed there.
Event link here.
Secondly, the next Genghiscon bookclub will be on Friday the 25th of August. Facebook event here, Patreon link to buy tickets here.
Finally, we will be announcing the dates for the famous Genghiscon quiz night soon, so stay tuned!
As you may be aware, the mission statement of Genghiscon is to make the most accessible science fiction, fantasy and gaming convention for fans from all walks of life.
We have put a lot of effort into this over the years, with the most affordable membership price of any Perth based weekend long convention (that we are aware of), as well as a range of safe spaces, diversity and accessibility initiatives. In continuation of this fine tradition, we are very pleased to announce our newest initiative: “Fans funding fans”. You can check it out on Patreon here.
This is not a campaign to fund Genghiscon, the convention has always run from the yearly fundraising programme and memberships. This campaign is designed to facilitate memberships, transport or accommodation for fans who would not otherwise be able to attend.
“Fans funding fans” was inspired by the various convention fan funds (there is a pretty great index here, ozfanfunds.com/) and “Hackers helping hackers” (hackershelpinghackers.com, another grass roots convention initiative), to keep science fiction, fantasy and gaming events accessible to all fans.
Got a great idea for a panel? Got a cool workshop you want to run? The suggestions form is available here: https://goo.gl/forms/PdIRKQqJ8zyorYep2
Got something to say about last con? We have had some great feedback already and are incorporating it to make next years convention even better.
We still have a free membership up for grabs for one person who fills out the feedback form. Access it here: https://goo.gl/forms/j37hOGW9BOhFaEnb2
We now have two ways for you to sign up for GenghisCon 2018!
- You can fill out this form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or
- You can visit this link and do it online!
Both methods include ways to book accommodation and order t-shirts as well.
Do you have feedback from this years convention? Do you have programme suggestions for next year? Do you want to win a GenghisCon membership?
We have put up a feedback form on google docs for you to provide your input for the benefit of the 2018 committee. One lucky person who fills out this feedback will win a free membership! Access it here: https://goo.gl/forms/j37hOGW9BOhFaEnb2
We also have a form for programme suggestions and submissions, available here: https://goo.gl/forms/PdIRKQqJ8zyorYep2
We are pleased to announce that we have the dates locked in for Genghiscon 2018; the weekend of 19-21 January.
The first memberships and room bookings will be on sale in the Swancon traders hall Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of April. If you are at Swancon, why not come and say hi to your 2018 committee?
Online membershipsales and room bookings will open up soon.
Our 2018 full membership will remain at the low price of $25 for the whole weekend. For the first time, we are also offering a special deluxe package membership which also comes with a Genghiscon t-shirt, pizza and other exciting goodies for only $50.
Keep checking back regularly, your committee has more exciting things to share with you over the coming weeks.
Just want to offer a huge thanks to horde veteran Wez for drawing us the fantastic logo and to Ginger for digitising it for us. Great work!
Welcome to the 2018 Genghiscon website!
We have many exciting announcements on their way, the first of which is already here.
We are pleased to announce that the theme for the 2018 con will be “The Geek shall inherit…”.
What shall the geek inherit you may ask? Well, I guess that depends on what sort of 2017 we have. In the mean time, we will be asking this question on social media under the hashtag #whatshallthegeekinherit