Chimera Con 2019

Venue: The Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square West, Dublin 1,

Date: Saturday May 11th 2019 (10am - 9pm)

Entry cost: 10 euro

Introduction: A day of wargames and boardgames with a focus on the large, long or complex games that not often seen at other Irish gaming conventions. This game genre includes titles like Here I Stand, Mega Civilisation, Advanced Squad Leader, and monster wargames like It Never Snows or The Longest Day.

This event is designed to create the critical mass of players, time and table space to make these games happen. The convention will include longer time slots, experienced game facilitators, pre-registration for some games, tutorials for new players and a free play area for pickup or shorter games.

The venue is well known to Irish gamers as centrally located in Dublin with a full bar in a well maintained historic building.

The official Chimera Con photos are available for the 2017 and 2018 events.

News:

19 Jan 2018, Chimera Con 2019 Game selection started

A boardgame geek list has been started to collect proposals from game facilitators for games that they would like to run at Chimera Con 2019. Please add your game directly onto the list or contact us if you are having difficulty. Later in the year we'll start a pre-registration process which will determine which games run (just like previous years).


Old News:

28 Nov 2018: Chimera Con 2019 dates confirmed

Next year's event has been booked at the Teachers' Club, it will be on the 11th May 2019 with the traditional format.

2018: Event Timetable Published

Given the numbers of pre-registrations (23), Chimera Con 2018 will have the same amount of room-space as last year. Hence we have plenty of space for people wanting to play pickup games! Please add your pickup game suggestions to this special board game geek list: Chimera Con 2 pickup game suggestions

Please arrive 10 mins before your game is due to start

The timetable is as follows:

Doors open: 9.50am Sat 12th May

Slot 1: 10am - 3pm

Day of Days

Republic of Rome

Virgin Queen

The Tide at Sunrise: The Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905

Churchill

Pickup games

Slot 2: 4pm - 9pm

Day of Days (continued)

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game (Second Edition)

Advanced Squad Leader

Pickup games

In addition we have the following open slots in our round 1 games still available (all these games are confirmed and will run regardless):

News: 15 Apr 2018: Our pre-registration form for games is now live. Please tell us which game(s) you would like to play at the event so we can create a timetable. Signup deadline: 30 April 2018.

NB we have less game facilitators and hence game slots available than last year. If you would like to run a game please contact me urgently and I can add it to the list. For everyone else, get your registrations in early before the games fill up!

News: 21 Jan 2018, a boardgame geek list has been started to collect proposals from game facilitators for games that they would like to run at Chimera Con 2018. Please add your game directly onto the list or contact us if you are having difficulty. Later in the year we'll start a pre-registration process which will determine which games run (just like last year).

News: 12 Nov 2017, Chimera Con 2018 date announced: 12th May, same venue. We'll start to organise games in Jan 2018.

Save the date!

News: 20 May 2017, the official Chimera Con 2017 photos are now available here.

Thanks to Geoff for the photos and to everyone who came and made it a great day. We will certainly run another event in 2018. IF you are interested in hearing about furture events please subscribe to the iwargames mailing list.

Please read our players code and anti-harassment policy. By entering Chimera Con you are agreeing to abide by these rules to respect everyone and have a good time.

Con Organising Committee

Rob Brennan (chair)

Brian Friel

Rory Meehan

Padraic Burke - Social MediaTsar

Past members:

Gerry Mellerick (2018)

Declan Breen (2017)