Hal-Con Gaming Update

The Games We Play


This is the first of a series of blog posts that will describe the gaming activities planned for Hal-Con 2011. Today I (Shawn, the Gaming Coordinator) will give an overview of the broad categories; subsequent posts will spotlight specific events.

Bigger Room, More Tables

Last year the board gaming and RPG area consisted of 15 tables spread across three rooms. Those rooms were packed! This year we’re taking advantage of our new home at the WTCC to expand the gaming area.

In 2011, the gaming area will have 42 tables. This number might shift a bit in either direction by November 12th, but 42 is the number on the latest floor plan.

Here’s how we intend to fill that space:

Back to the Arcade

Our electronic gaming area will also be seeing a big expansion in 2011. Current plans include:

Fun Games, Serious Competition

Organized tournaments are a big part of gaming conventions, and Hal-Con will have several:


With a jam-packed 3-day convention, many con goers will want to stay on site. Check out this page for hotel deals, getting to/from the airport and downtown, plus contact info for our travel agent if you need help planning!   …


It takes thousands of volunteer hours during the year to pull off the event. It takes over 350 people to run the event during the nerdiest weekend in Halifax. Be part of the fun and get to check out behind …


What is a con without great memories? We’ve captured some of our favourite moments from the past few years and stored them here for your viewing pleasure. Come check them out.