GenghisCon is a speculative fiction and gaming convention usually held during January in Perth, Western Australia and was set up initially to provide a more affordable convention than was currently available for students and other such financially challenged people. For the most part it has succeeded in keeping the costs low, mostly by making it a convention for the SF community by the SF community.
GenghisCon is a student-priced convention, filled with games, activities, panels, discussions, and workshops covering science fiction, fantasy, roleplaying, board games, and more.
In 2001, a bunch of people got together and decided that there needed to be a science fiction and fantasy convention for the students, the underpaid, and the small furry creatures from Alpha Centurai (and everyone else).
And so GenghisCon was born. For a tiny bit of cash, three days of jam-packed convention goodness are yours to participate in. You can choose to show up each day or get accommodation so that you can walk 15 metres from your bedroom and be awash in fandom goodness. We have panels, gaming, workshops… all finely crafted for maximum con-goer pleasure!
So basically, what we’re offering is a small but sweet convention with the minimum possible cost to our attendees. We always have a strong showing, so there’s definitely a need for this kind of convention in Perth, to run alongside the bigger conventions and catch those people who fall off due to… having no money :)