On Friday I was running late to set up the trade stand arrived about 9:30, I had the tables and the stock so it was looking very bare!!! This year Matt C came down from Sunny Queensland and ran the Wartime stand allowing us both to mingle and catch up with a lot of mates and have a look around the trade stalls ourselves along with manning the stall.
A large number of people traveled from all over OZ, New Zealand and the south Pacific to Australia's largest wargames convention. The traders stalls all seemed to be busy and were busting at the seams with stock. I think the convention was a little down on numbers this year due to Australia day not being on the Thursday, not the Friday or Monday.
A few of the club members were involved with running some fine participation games,
Gregory ran out his tried and trusted Alamo,
Dave W put on two days of 15mm Might and Reason WAS games
and Craig ran a Viking Saga game.
The Melbourne boys also ran out two huge ECW games using a Black Powder variation apparently due for release soon.
and a very fine Borodino game in 6mm
Next Year the club members are thinking about running a Russian themed participation games, one period of Russian front gaming for each of the three days, planning are in the early stages, so more discussion to be done..........To sum up Cancon was a success as usual, I still would like to see some changes regarding layout of the trade stalls and the quality of the participation games, moving the trade and participation games into the middle hall (air conditioned!) move the card gamer's upstairs and that way more room around each of the competition tables, the Vice president of the CGS committee knows my thoughts so I will leave it there.......and see you all next year.