Sydney's newest tabletop event
9-10 July 2016
Bankstown Sports Club
Looking for Gamers (LFG) is a two-day event for tabletop aficionados of all ages and stripes - casual board gamers, role players, hardcore wargamers and everyone in between.
Featured this year:
- Game demonstrations where you can learn from the experts
- Competitions and tournaments, ranging from drop-in competitions for first-timers and children to tabletop miniatures tournaments hosted by Hall of Heroes
- Open gaming until midnight for players who just don't want to quit
- Protospiel, where up-and-coming game designers can get feedback from professionals, run by Boardgames Australia
- Introductory role playing events for RPG first-timers
- Retail booths to add to your collection
- Community noticeboards and spaces for local gaming groups to advertise and meet new players
- A bar for responsible adults
- Restaurants and cafés on site
- Free parking and easy public transport access
VIC, ACT, QLD, NSW
The Australian Boardgaming Tournaments are fun, family-friendly competitions with a focus on euro-style games including Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne, Settlers of Catan, and Dominion.
Prizes range from $20 gift vouchers all the way up to overseas airfares for world championship tournaments.
2016 tournament dates:
- VIC: 16-17 April @ Games Laboratory
- ACT: 15-16 May @ Games Capital
- QLD: 15 & 22 May @ QLD Contract Bridge Club
- Championships: 4-5 June @ Games Cube (NSW)
The ultimate big boys' playground
20-21 Aug 2016
Exhibition Park in Canberra
Big Boys Toys Expo Canberra (BBT) is the ultimate playground for big boys (and girls of course) to see, touch, experience and buy all the toys, tools, gizmos, gadgets, sports and hobbies they've always dreamed of.
Attracting over 9000 attendees in its first year, Big Boys Toys 2016 is aiming even higher - occupying over 15,000m2 and adding two new pavilions!
Featured this year:
- Autoland - show your ride some love, and admire vehicles of the two and four-wheeled variety
- Sports & Fitness - get the latest gear to help you stay in shape, with help from the experts
- Outdoors & Leisure - kick back with a locally-brewed craft beer, in a spa, on a boat...
- DIY - spoil yourself with that new tool you always wanted and go MAKE something awesome!
- Technology - check out the latest in 3D printing, or grab your controller and pilot an RC vehicle
- Entertainment & Activities - Marvel at the muscles in the Strongman Competition, challenge the high score on the arcade & pinball machines, spread your wings in the flight simulator, check out the Crossfit Challenge, and more!