Genghiscon Book club – June 30

Convention quiet season getting you down? Wanting to get together to talk sci-fi and fantasy with other fans?

If so, we have some great news for you! Genghiscon and White Dwarf Books are partnering to bring you the Science Fiction and Fantasy book club.

The cost is $20 per month, which includes a free copy of next months book. Every month, we will be getting together at White Dwarf books to discuss a classic or significant work of Science Fiction or Fantasy that relates somehow to the theme of Genghiscon 2018 (“the Geek shall inherit”). All proceeds will go towards our new initiative “Fans funding fans”, which is designed to help to make Genghiscon even more accessible.

This month we will be looking at “A brave new world”, by Aldous Huxley (It is out of copyright and available freely, grab a copy in PDF or audio book format here). The meetup is set for 30 June at 6.30PM at White Dwarf books in Perth city (Facebook event: link).

Next months book is Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey. If you sign up on Patreon by 14 June we will have a free copy of Dragonflight available for you at the first event.   If you sign up later, we will have a copy for you to pick up from White Dwarf prior to the July catchup. Speaking of White Dwarf, book club members get 10% off on the night! How great is that?

Hope to see you all there.

Fans funding fans

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.

Panel suggestion and feedback reminder

Hey Hordes!

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

Membership signups

Greetings Hordes!

We now have two ways for you to sign up for GenghisCon 2018!

  1. You can fill out this form and send it to bookings@2018.genghiscon.org or
  2. You can visit this link and do it online!

Both methods include ways to book accommodation and order t-shirts as well.

-Genghis

Feedback and suggestions

Hey hordes!

Do you have feedback from this years convention? Do you have programme suggestions for next year? Do you want to win a GenghisCon membership?

Good news!

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

-Genghis

Date announcement, memberships on sale!

Greetings hordes!

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.

Logo shoutout

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 and theme announcement

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