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The inaugural Chaosium Con Australia is over: here's some sights and scenes

Posted by Michael O'Brien on 11th Jun 2024

Chaosium Con Australia is over and was by all accounts a great success: thank you to everyone who joined us at Moonee Valley Racing Club in Melbourne, Australia last weekend! It was a very convivial gathering of the tribe, with many friends old and new!

We would especially like to thank the energetic and cheerful Cult of Chaos volunteers who GMed games and assisted with the running of the con: we couldn't have done it without you!

We had many attendees asking if we would do it again next year; and that's something we're definitely going to consider. In the mean time soon we'll be sending out a survey to find out the things you liked about the con, the things we could do better, and what you might like to see next year.

Thanks from all the Australian team at Chaosium - Andrew, Brian, David, Jim, Lance, Lucie, MOB, and Susan.

-- Lots of gaming going on...

and more gaming! --

-- A busy sales booth, of both Chaosium releases, and printed releases from the Miskatonic Repository...

and Jonstown Compendium --

-- MOB making some opening remarks at the VIP Welcome Party on Friday night -- 

-- demo games of Horror on the Orient Express the Board Game ran all weekend --

-- International guest of honour Mike Mason running one of his VIP Games --

-- Local guest of honour Kat Clay running her Regency Cthulhu VIP Game --

-- the VIP Games area was nicely set-up with private areas for each game; here international guest of honour Drew Montgomery and local guest of honour Mark Morrison are running their games --

-- Local guest of honour Mark Morrison and VIP Game players --

-- International guest of honour Drew Montgomery and his VIP table --

-- the Stream of Chaos and their actual play show --

-- History and Games panel with MOB, local guests of honour Richard Watts and Kat Clay, International guest of honour Bridgett Jeffries and local guest of honour David Waldron --

-- International guest of honour Drew Montgomery with fellow Jonstown Compendium creator Neil Gibson --

-- rare treasures destined for the auction --

-- MOB and local guest of honour Jane Routley discovered they were similarly attired --

-- International guest of honour Mike Mason's seminar: what's in that mysterious cardboard box? --

-- International guest of honour Drew Montgomery signing --

Local guest of honour R.J. ivankovic signing HPL's At the Mountains of Madness for Beginning Readers

-- We're almost done for the inaugural Chaosium Con Australia but there's still a big signing queue for Call of Cthulhu creative director Mike Mason! --