HârnCon VI [August 29 - 31] Vancouver

The sixth edition of HârnCon returns to Vancouver BC, Canada this coming August 29-31.

The venue for the weekend is the Marpole Curling Club, which offers a large meeting room as well as a spacious pub, both of which have plenty of tables for gaming.

For those wishing to book accommodations, the Coast Vancouver Airport Hotel offers a special rate for participants at Marpole Curling Club events. The manager of the club mentioned that occasionally the desk staff at the hotel has been unaware of the special rate, but checking with their supervisor has always resolved any issues.

The Marpole Club is about 3 blocks away from the hotel. Maps and directions are available on both web sites.

The fee for the weekend will be CDN $30 in advance, or CDN $40 at the door. The advantage of registering in advance (other than saving $10) is that you will be able to sign up to run and/or play games in advance on the web. Advance fees can be paid using PayPal to bmcneilly@shaw.ca, or you can mail a cheque to me (please contact me directly to obtain my mailing address).

The Vancouver Gaming Guild is sponsoring the convention, and we will be using their online registration system to schedule the weekend. You will need to create a profile for yourself in the registration system. As well as a login id, you will be asked to enter your real name, which is used in the game schedule. We don’t use aliases in the schedule since it is much easier to locate “Brian McNeilly” on game day than “Brénan-al-Saél”. Once your fee has been received, you will be issued a ticket number which will give you access to the convention schedule for setting up an event, or signing up to play in a game.

The weekend will begin Friday evening at 6PM with a Meet and Greet gathering to get to know each other (and eat some fine sushi). Following that, there will be seven 4-hour game slots:

Friday 7-11PM
Saturday 9AM-1PM, 2-6PM, 7-11PM*
Sunday 9AM-1PM, 2-6PM, 7-11PM

* The Saturday evening slot is reserved for a special event involving the entire group.

Hope to see you there!

Cheers,
Brian McNeilly