Award-winning game designer John Wick is International Guest of Honour for Chaosium Con Down Under, taking place in Sydney Australia on May 2-3, 2020.
With extensive game industry credentials (Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 7th Sea, Orkworld, etc), John joined Chaosium in 2019 as Creative Director of the 7th Sea RPG and also writes for other Chaosium game lines, for which he has great affection. As he said when joining the company in April 2019:
"My first RPG was a Chaosium game. My second RPG was a Chaosium game. My third RPG was a Chaosium game. Saying 'I'm excited to be joining the Chaosium team' just doesn't do it. I've respected and admired the company for over thirty years. I'm joining the same company who started me on this journey and I couldn't be prouder."
At Chaosium Con Down Under, John will be participating in panels and workshop, GMing games, and running his own new LARP, After the Dragonrise, set in Greg Stafford's world of Glorantha. We are excited to be bringing John to Australia for the first time!
We are excited to announce that in addition to 7th Sea creator JOHN WICK, the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society's SEAN BRANNEY and ANDREW LEMAN are coming to Chaosium Con Down Under as International Guests!
And in addition to their con duties, we have a special announcement:
On the Thursday night before the convention (April 30th), Chaosium Con Down Under in conjunction with the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society will be presenting a one-night-only screening of The Call of Cthulhu (2005) at the Dendy Newtown.
Door Prizes by Chaosium. We encourage the audience to come in Call of Cthulhu-themed costume!
The film will be introduced in person by the HPLHS’s Sean Branney, producer and co-writer, and Andrew Leman, director. Q&A to follow after the screening. Also showing the “Making of…” featurette.
Tickets for the film night will be available separately once ticketing for the convention opens later this month. Sign up to our Chaosium Con Down Under mailing list to be the first to know when ticketing opens!
Screening The Call of Cthulhu at the Sun Theatre in Melbourne in January 2019 was a great success: we had a full house of cultists! Sean and Andrew are looking forward to bringing the horrors of the Mythos to Sydney!