Welcome to SouthCon 2016

Calling all gamers, role players and classy folk; SouthCon lands this weekend and we are overjoyed to have y’all on board. Included below for perusal at your leisure is a compendium of what to expect. The all-important bits are bullet pointed at the bottom for those in a rush or not an aficionado of top-shelf creative writing…


House Keeping
On arrival at SouthCon Saturday morning, please sign yourself in and square any cheeky bills that might be outstanding; in cash as we’ll not have official eftpos facilities and the nearest ATM is a long walk.
If you have a fully paid pass this’ll be as simple as ticking a box!
Then follow directions to your gaming area, your umpire will have your welcome pack and your security pass. Please wear your security pass as it will help keep me sane.

Please keep an eye on your email inbox this week, or the SouthCon event page on the Otago Miniature Tactician Soc facebook group (fb event) for any last minute updates to the event.

Please check out your player pack, available for download at our website omts.org.nz/southcon.

Please arrive with plenty of time before your first game to orientate yourself, unpack your gaming wares, and to be ready for a good day of gaming.

Consider arriving 30mins before the following times:

Sat Sun
Kings of War 9:00am 9am
Warmachine & Hordes 9:00am 9.30 am
Flames of War 9.30am 8.30 am
Warhammer 40000 9:30am 9:00 am
Mordheim 10:00am 9.30 am
X-Wing 11:00am  –
Wings of Glory 7:00pm  –

The restaurant and bar are open all day.
If you know what you want please pre-order with your umpire who can organise your meal to be ready for your lunch break.

We will be selling snacks and soft drinks, located on the gaming floor from our SouthCon canteen /commissary. We have also sourced a small supply of freshly catered Wraps and Rolls (I ate one for breakfast one day at NatCon, it was pleasant).

The SouthCon Painting Competition
The beautiful side of miniature gaming is celebrating the efforts made into making our gaming pieces look good (or evil) on the gaming surface. My personal opinion is that it is simply great to have models on display and one of my favourite things is to identify pieces used inside conversions. I would like to see models on display all weekend for people to marvel at.
Our annual painting comp reflects this part of our hobby. We have two great glass cabinets exactly for this. But there’s more …
entering the painting comp at SouthCon this year will get you a free miniature. A simple prize for simply entering. With a twist … if you enter this free model into SouthCon 2017, it will be entered into a special competition.

 The judging will be done on Saturday evening so if you wish to enter something you are competitively playing with you may enter it after your last tournament game on Saturday, before 6:30pm and collect before gaming starts on Sunday morning.

Safety Laws
Event safety has become a lot more complicated with new laws. There will be a few ‘Safety Marshals’ in case of emergency, on the most part it will be me, but there will be others who will fill the role if I am not available or not on the premises for any reason.  If there is a state of emergency you are required to follow a Safety Marshal’s directions. The process of signing in each day and the security passes are in fact a part of this.

Friday Set-up
We’re setting up from 3pm till 9pm on Friday 3rd June. If anyone is available to help shift stuff and set up, Thank you, Gracias, Merci, ありがとう, Danke Sehr, Grazie, Khop Khun Mak Kha… Ideally we can finish long before it actually hits 9pm.

The Otago Miniature Tacticians Society and SouthCon organisers will not stand for racist, sexist, or otherwise bigoted behaviour. We care about providing a healthy and competitive gaming scene for everyone. If we see or hear any abuse, the offending person will be reprimanded and if necessary expelled.

Remember to bring everything you need to play: Measuring equipment, markers, your models and a pleasant attitude.
Pencils, notepad, and fun will be provided though feel free to bring your own as well.

 Compendium of what to do…

  • Sign in when you arrive.
  • Bring CASH! – for those snacks, drinks and goodies to top up your collections
  • Wear your security pass or otherwise simply keep it with you. (for health and safety)
  • Arrive with plenty of time for your first game.
  • Place your lunch order if you want lunch from the restaurant
  • SouthCon Painting Comp Entries = get a free miniature. Free entry with registration
  • Friday set-up 3pm-9pm for those of you who can help
  • Remember your stuff.
  • Have a great weekend.

Beannachd Leibh,
Joel can’t-win Cunningham.
OMTSinc. Treasurer & SouthCon Tsar,


OMTS Treasurer 2013--2016 SouthCon'15 Agoniser SouthCon 2016 Tsar

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