Gaelcon Submissions

Despite what the weather might indicate spring is fast coming to a close and soon summer will be upon us and the Gaelcon committee are busily planning for the 2015 convention over the October bank holiday weekend (23rd – 26th October).

We in the RPGs and LARPs department are grateful that we’ve got such a vibrant gaming community to work with in this country, one that continually produces top notch games despite it’s small size. Writing for the convention nets you con entry, a bag of goodies, food & drink while you run your game, and last but by no means least, the unending gratitude of the RPG & LARP team. Writing multiple games will net you all that, plus additional fabulous and/or mysterious “stretch-goals”*

Submissions are now open. Phase one for submissions ends on 31st of May – after this point we enter Phase two and begin constructing our timetable. We will continue accepting submissions until the 30th of June but preferential treatment will be given to games submitted by the May 31st deadline. We know people are eager to find out what’s running at conventions and plan their schedules accordingly so we aim to finalise the timetable and have it online before the end of summer.
As ever we can’t always accept every game that we are sent, but we will make sure to notify people as soon as we know how our timetable is progressing.

If you have an idea for a game, then email us at rpgs@gaelcon.com or larps@gaelcon.com

Eblana Update

Eblana Event 5: Conclave will be held between the 10th and 12th April.

Friday night will be a soft time-in at the Academy with Saturday and Sunday being set at the Conclave itself. Unfortunately, there have been some complications with getting a site sorted for this event. We are hoping to be able to confirm the actual venue this week. When we have it we will put up an FB and G+ event as well as posting on the forums as usual.

Cork Action League Christmas Quiz! (and Raffle)

Hey guys it is time for our Cork Action League Christmas Quiz! (and Raffle)

Upstairs opens at 20.00 and we’ll be trying to get folks sitting down and ready to start pretty quickly. We are hoping to start Round 1 at 20.30 at the latest.

Feel free to come anytime from 19:00 and sit downstairs, we’ll bring along some of our smaller games and make them available.

It costs 20 euro per team of 4.

We will be selling raffle tickets, and having a bake sale, filled with many delicious things.

Our previous quizzes have been super popular, so it is always a good idea to book tables. This is possible by messaging Cork Action League or dropping an email into cork.action.league@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

CAL – New Venue – An Spailpin Fanach

The Cork Action League has a new venue. On the 24th of November we’ll be meeting in “An Spailpin Fanach”. We will be downstairs from 7 till 8 playing short games, and will move upstairs at 8 for the rest of the evening.

There is a lot of space upstairs so we will be expanding the games we play.

We are currently looking into bringing in some 4′ x 4′ war games. We hope to also have an RPG or two, and possibly some CCGs.

If there is something you want to play, please let us know.

It is going to be a lot of fun, so bring some games, tell your friends and lets get this league started.

Gaelcon DART notice

**IMPORTANT TRANSPORT UPDATE FOR GAELCON**

Villainy! The Powers that Be have declared war on fair Gaelcon! By which we mean there are works on the DART lines on the weekend of Gaelcon. Some stations are closed, including Lansdowne Road, wh… See More
Photo: **IMPORTANT TRANSPORT UPDATE FOR GAELCON**

Villainy! The Powers that Be have declared war on fair Gaelcon! By which we mean there are works on the DART lines on the weekend of Gaelcon. Some stations are closed, including Lansdowne Road, which is the closest DART station to the Ballsbridge Hotel, site of Gaelcon. You won’t be able to get the DART there on Saturday or Sunday. Attached below is a map of the stations that will be closed on those two days – they are OPEN on both Friday and Monday, so you’ll still be able to dodge the marathon on Monday on the DART.

OTHER OPTIONS:

If you were planning on getting the DART to the Con on those two days, then you still have plenty of options:

– DART tickets for those days will be accepted as bus tickets for the two main routes which service the Ballsbridge Hotel, the 4 and the 7 routes (links below).
– You can get the DART as far as Grand Canal Dock, then transfer onto one of those two routes and travel the rest of the way to to Con by bus.
– Finally, you can walk from Grand Canal Dock, which isn’t all that far.

LINKS and MAPS:

Here’s a route map for the 7, so you can see where the stops are: http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Examples/Google-Map/?routeNumber=7&direction=IO&towards=Loughlinstown+%2f+Cherrywood&from=Mountjoy+Sq.

And likewise for the 4: http://www.dublinbus.ie/en/Examples/Google-Map/?routeNumber=4&direction=IO&towards=Monkstown+Avenue&from=Harristown

Here’s a link to a walking route from Grand Canal Dock DART station to Gaelcon (about 15 mins walk): https://goo.gl/maps/lWKpZ

And finally, a link to the walking route from Grand Canal Dock DART station to the closest bus stop for the 4 and 7 (about 6 mins walk): https://goo.gl/maps/b7p6Y