Important update: Chaosium Con Down Under is cancelled for 2020; will return in 2021.

With regret and sadness we have made the decision to cancel Chaosium Con Down Under for 2020. The uncertainties of the Covid-19 corona virus with respect to staging public events and its impact on travel, and concern for the health and safety of everyone involved (and their friends, family, and loved ones), has prompted us to take this course of action now. 

We’re deeply disappointed we can’t go ahead after spending the past year making plans for the convention and sharing our excitement and enthusiasm for it with Chaosium fans all over Australia and beyond. 

We thank everyone who has already enrolled for your support: all tickets that have been purchased will be promptly refunded. 

But What has Sunk will Rise… we plan for Chaosium Con Down Under to return in 2021!

If you have any questions or concerns, please email us.

We wish everyone all the best until the Stars are Right again
— the team at Chaosium Con Down Under.

For more than forty years, Chaosium Inc. has captivated gamers, readers and mythic adventurers worldwide. Chaosium’s award-winning roleplaying games, boardgames, and fiction have been acclaimed as some of the most engaging and innovative of all time. 

Come and join us at Chaosium Con Down Under! We’re planning a boutique yet captivating program that’s going to be in parts mythic, epic, heroic and horrific, with Chaosium’s favourite games on offer including Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, Pendragon, 7th Sea, HeroQuest, and more.

International Guest of Honour

John Wick

International Special Guests

Sean Branney – H.P. Lovecraft Society

Andrew Leman – H.P. Lovecraft Society

Special Guests

Penelope Love

Mark Morrison


Chaosium Con Down Under will have…

  • Roleplaying sessions for Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, Pendragon, 7th Sea and more (play in up to five sessions over the course of the weekend)
  • Two LARPs, with master of ceremonies John Wick – Glorantha and 7th Sea
  • Panels, Workshops, and Interviews exploring Chaosium’s award-winning games that have captivated gamers, readers and mythic adventurers worldwide for more than forty years.
  • Author signings
  • Trade Hall, for cool stuff to buy

Extra Events to participate in:

  • The Call of Cthulhu Cinema night (April 30th, at the Dendy Newtown). Special one-night only screening of The Call of Cthulhu (2005), introduced in person by the HPLHS’s Sean Branney, producer and co-writer, and Andrew Leman, producer and director.
  • Pre-con Welcome Gathering – join the Chaosium tribe and convention guests for food, drinks, chat, and our Chaos trivia competition and prizes! Invitations will be sent to everyone who registers to attend Chaosium Con Down Under.

The Venue

Main venue: Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Road, Glebe, NSW, Australia.

Cinema Night: Dendy Newtown, 261-263 King Street, Newtown, NSW

Pre-con Gathering:  The Nags Head Hotel, 162 St Johns Rd, Glebe, NSW (next door to Glebe Town Hall)

The Games

Chaosium Con Down Under is all about games and there’ll be plenty!

At each of the five scheduled gaming sessions throughout the convention (three on Saturday, two on Sunday) you can enjoy a selection of convention scenarios for Chaosium games: Call of Cthulhu, RuneQuest, King Arthur Pendragon, 7th Sea, and Mythic Worlds (other Chaosium games).

Online pre-booking for all game sessions will be available prior to the convention. 

Registration and Tickets

Full Weekend Ticket: $100.00

One Day Ticket: Saturday $70.00, Sunday $50.00

Access to all convention events including game sessions are included in your ticket, with these additional extras:

  • VIP game sessions run by our special guests (must have a Chaosium Con Down Under ticket). + $30.00 or +$20.00
  • Glorantha and 7th Sea LARPs by John Wick (must have a Chaosium Con Down Under ticket). + $5.00
  • The Call of Cthulhu Cinema Night (6.30PM Thursday April 30th, Dendy Newtown). Presented by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. + $25.00

Policies and FAQ

Chaos Conventions are committed to making the convention a fun, safe and welcoming environment for all attendees and staff. Please go here for more information about our code of conduct and policies.

And visit our FAQ too for more detailed up to date information.

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