The gaming community converged upon the Capital to see CanCon 2024 unfold as an unparalleled celebration of gaming, painting, role play and cosplay — the largest ongoing gaming convention in Australia where enthusiasts from across the country gathered to revel in the gaming culture.
CanCon, hosted at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) by the Canberra Gaming Society, across 26-28 January was more than just an event. It transformed EPIC to offer an immersive experience that captivated attendees with thrilling tournaments, diverse gaming opportunities, retail stalls and an electric community spirit permeating every corner.
Participants indulged in an expansive array of gaming interests, from miniature wargaming and board games to collectible card games and role-playing adventures.
The convention showcased strategic masterminds facing off, deck builders revealing their prowess, and painters unveiling breathtaking miniatures.
Beyond its role as a convention, CanCon wove a vibrant tapestry where communities converged, providing a platform for enthusiasts to connect, share their passion, and forge lasting memories.
The convention floor vibrated with excitement as attendees explored the latest gaming releases, discovered hidden gems, and engaged in spirited discussions with fellow gamers.
CanCon's standout feature was its unparalleled diversity in gaming options. Whether a seasoned tournament veteran, a casual board gamer, or a narrative-focused role-player, there was something for everyone.
The convention's inclusive nature ensured that, regardless of gaming preferences, a welcoming space existed for immersion in chosen realms.
Now, as the curtains fall on CanCon 2024, the echoes of excitement reverberate. The gaming mecca of Canberra welcomed enthusiasts, delivering an extraordinary experience etched in the memories of all who attended. The dice were rolled, cards played right, and an epic gaming journey experienced at CanCon in 2024.
But can we make the spirit of CanCon linger, and may be have the gaming adventures continue to unfold for just a bit longer?
So onto what's next on the horizon?
Well ArcFest in April beckons as the next major tabletop event as five tournaments and a painting event join together at the prestigious Sandown Racecourse to launch Victoria’s largest hobby event.
Get ready for another thrilling chapter for the Australian gaming community - but only if you grab a ticket and join in the fun!