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New domain name : kapcon.org.nz

KapCon now has a new domain name of it's very own : kapcon.org.nz.

Don't worry, all the old URLs ( kapcon.rpg.net.nz, kapcon.rpg.org.nz ) still work, and will continue to do so as long as I maintain those domains, so people don;t need to hare off and edit any links they may have on web sites, and all our old search stats will remain relevant.

It just means that there is now a slightly shorter URL to type and print on external forms. :)

Kapcon SIte Now Has Commercial Hosting

KapCon is no longer hosted on an ancient (10+ years old) IBM Net Vista sitting in my lounge. This hoary old beast is now permanently quiet, as is my lounge. You should find that performance of the site is significantly improved, along wth it's reliability.

This site, and the others that used to be hosted there, are now hosted on a Debian VPS provided by the very professional New Zealand-based Net24. I've always been impressed at the service provided by their sister company 1st Domains, who provide registration and mail forwarding for all the sites I manage, including this one, and so far Net24 have been just as impressive.

The process of transition was extremely smooth, and took less than day. ( I love apt-get! ) However, if you discover anything not working for you please let me know.

Now to look at upgrading to Drupal 7 and looking at some of those site enhancements some people have suggested.

HarnCon timetable

The timetable for HarnCon is up here.

T-shirts

Yes, there will be T-shirts, available in black and white and costign $23 - $26 depending on the number of orders (more orders = cheaper). If you want one, email kapcon@gmail.com with your size and colour. Orders must be received by January 7th, and the shirts will be distributed at the con.

KapCon needs YOU!

My, you're organised this year, aren't you? Registration has been open for less than two weeks, and we already have 62 prereigstrations. That's double what we had this time last year (when we started earlier). Last year, we didn't get to this stage until January.

Despite organising a pile of games for first and second rounds, I hadn't expected quite this level of demand, and game choices are narrowing fast. Which means we need more games, at least a couple each session. So, if you have an idea for a game, and want to give con GMing a go, then please do. Not only will you gain the acclaim of your players and the thanks of a grateful gaming community, you'll also get discounted entry and the chance to signup for sessions later in the con. So, click that Run a Game link, and help make KapCon happen.

Registration for KapCon XX is now live

Right, registration is live. You can fill out the form here. If you've forgotten your account name or password, Email us, and we'll sort you out.

If you haven't already signed up for Al-Shirma, you need to fill out the questionairre ASAP. There are about 15 spaces left, and they're casting soon. So grab your space while you can.

Al-Shirma LARP casting questionnaire is up.

Go and let the LARP team know your character preferences by filling out the LARP casting questionnaire

KapCon 24

KapCon 24 in 2015 is on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of January. Monday 19th is a statutory holiday for Wellington workers and can be used for recovery.

What is KapCon?

KapCon is a not-for-profit role-playing game convention run annually in Wellington, New Zealand, every January. Over a hundred people get together for a weekend of role-playing, in a diverse range of styles and systems. Over the weekend, more than 30 individual games are run, with volunteer GMs (or storytellers, narrators or facilitators) running games between one and six times over the course of the convention.

New SDC Entries On-Line!

The SDC Archive has been updated with two of this year's entries, including Stephanie Pegg's winning entry, But Nobody Loses An Eye and Donna & Malcom's amusing Down & Out In Middenburg

We've also added the missing 2008 winning entry For the Honour of the Family. Sorry it's taken us so long to get that one up there!

Pre-Con Drinks

Where: The Ruby Lounge, 14 Bond St, CBD Wellington
When: From 19:00 (7:00pm) on Friday 22 January
What: A casual get together the evening before the convention to catch up with old acquaintances and meet new attendees.

Pre-con drinks will this year be at the Ruby Lounge, the new establishment where SYN used to be. Be there or be absent.

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