Information

GothCon är ett av Sveriges största spelkonvent och är, i och med starten 1977, även det äldsta. Varje år lockas närmre 2000 besökare till konventet för att fira påsk med spel i alla dess former - rollspel, brädspel, kortspel, figurspel, lajv och liknande. GothCon äger rum i Göteborg varje påsk och vem som helst får delta, även om vi rekommenderar att våra besökare under 15 år kommer i sällskap med vuxen. Konventet är helt drogfritt.

  • When, where, why?

    When: Easter, March 30 - April 12018
    Where: Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet, Gothenburg
    Why: Because GothCon is GothCon

    The convention is open 24 hours from our start of the day on Holy Thursday at 21:00 until Sunday at 16:00.
    Schedule with hold times for each arrangement is available when you log in to our registration system.

  • Price & where does the money go?

    GothCon is a non-profit organisation and the entry fees are primarily used for paying the rental fees of Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet. Additional expenses are competition prices and printing fees for scenarions. Game fees are used to cover expenses for printing, figures, terrain and similar. All work done by the staff is non-profit.

    Price
    Pre-payed: 350 SEK
    At the door: 450 SEK
    Youth ages (8-17 years): pre-payed 200 SEK, at the door 250 SEK

    Kids below 8 years of age enter for free.

    Single day tickets:
    Single day, Friday or Saturday: 250 SEK
    Single day, Sunday: 150 SEK
    Single day youth (8-17 years): 150 SEK for any day

    What's included in the entry?
    If you have purchased an entrance ticket, you can attend the convention and play all our games, attend the auction (both submissions and bidding), go to lectures and visit the musical.
    However, for some tournaments and events, a fee may apply.

    Whats for free?
    If you're just curious and want to go around and take a look without spending the night or participate in any game or competition it's free. You also do not have to pay entry to visit the stores or shop at the cafe, the "GothMoj" or the "GothShop"

  • Hosting at GothCon?

    Would you like to host an event or game at GothCon?

    There is still hope! Please contact the appropriate area manager as fast as you can. The longer you wait, the harder it will be for us to find room for your event.

  • Free entry?

    Would you like to help make GothCon an awesome convention? Fantastic!
    Every year we need helpers who assist us with everything that's going on. Besides having a really great time while working, you're convention will be even cheaper by helping.
    Everyone's welcome in our family of grunts, no matter your level of experience of visiting or working at conventions.

    You can choose between working 1-5 + shifts, each shift is approximately 3-4 hours long, which is between 4.5-30% of the total convention time. The number of shifts you want to help is completely up to you!
    If you don't want to work during the actual convention, but still want to help, there are opportunities to work both before the convention starts and after it's finished.

    This year at check-in we also have a special que for our volunteers, so you get that special treatment!

    As gratitude for your assistance we'll make your entry fee cheaper, we'll give you food, clothes and other nice bonuses!

    Sign up as a worker at GothCon here: http://grunt.gothcon.se

    There you will also find more information about what areas you can help in, what the rewards are, etc.
    If you have any further questions, please contact personal@gothcon.se.

  • Sleeping - At the convention

    Doorms
    If you would like to sleep at GothCon, shared sleeping rooms are available from Thusday night through to Sunday. For 100 SEK you get access for all nights, and you can either pre-order or register for it at the check-in. At the check-in you will also get information on what sleeping room you've been assigned to.

    You're allowed to use the sleeping rooms between Thursday and Friday, even if the events don't start until Friday. The sleeping rooms do not come with beds, so remember to bring sleeping pad, sleeping bag, pillow and anything else you need for a good night's sleep. There are showers available on the premise.

    It is strictly forbidden to sleep in or on hallways, stairways, closets, book shelves or any other area that's not a sleeping room. If you would like to switch to another sleeping room, please contact the reception to sort it out.

    Showers
    If you are sleeping at the convetion you also have acces to showers. They are located at the gym in the north building.

  • Sleeping - Hotel Lorensberg

    Tired of sleeping under a school bench in a room full of snoring visitors?

    Try our great deal at Hotel Lorensberg, just on the other side of Götaplatsen! GothCon visitors get a special price on their single rooms:
    1 night: 700 SEK
    2 nights: 1300 SEK
    3 nights: 1800 SEK
    4 nights: 2200 SEK

    Prices are for booking by phone on +46-31-81 06 00 or email on info@hotel-lorensberg.se, for the period March 28 - April 4 2018. Breakfast and WiFi is included.
    When booking, let them know that you're visiting GothCon.

    Right now you get a 20% discount on doubble rooms when booking online with the code LT1951.
    Hotel Lorensberg is located at Berzeligatan 15. Visit their website at www.hotel-lorensberg.se for directions.

  • Food at GothCon

    Food is one of the most important aspects for us to have a good convention. To ensure you'll never need to go hungry we're offering a varied menu of food, baguettes, sandwiches and snacks.

    Remember that GothCon is hosted at a Swedish school. That means that there is a complete ban on nuts at the convention. That includes all forms of candy, food and snacks, even if you bring it yourself.

    Breakfast is served from 08:00 to 10:00, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
    The breakfast buffet includes porridge, jam, granola, cornflakes, milk, juice, eggs, bread, cheese, hummus and vegetables etc.
    Breakfast costs 30 SEK if you pre-order and 40 SEK on site.

    Dinner can be bought in between 18:00 to 20:00 on Friday and Saturday.
    Pre-ordered meals are 55 SEK and 70 SEK if you buy them on site.

    Note Pre-orders for breakfast and dinner must be made and paid by February 28! If you have any allergies or other specific needs regarding food you need to inform us when you book your entry.

    Menu
    Friday:
    Veg: Chana masala with rice
    Meat: Pasta bolognese

    Saturday:
    Veg: Vegankollaps with boiled potatoes
    Meat: Chicken stew with rice

    Do you have questions? Do not hesitate to contact mat@gothcon.se.

  • The café and the GothMoj

    Welcome to the café, the heart of GothCon.
    Here you can buy sweets, snacks, drinks, sandwiches and lunch boxes. Did you forget your toothbrush at home? Don't panic, we have that as well.

    In the café there are a lot room for sitting down if you want to take a break, or if you're just hungry.
    The café is available 24/7 and we also offer free coffee and tea during the entire convention.

    If you're in the mood for som hot food, there's always the GothMoj, where we serve hot-dogs, meatballs, vegetarian alternatives, and much more.

    Would you like to work with us?
    The café can always use an extra pair of helping hands! Are you interested in working for a shift or two?
    Email personal@gothcon.se or cafe@gothcon.se before the convention, or talk to C personnel or C café on site.

  • Check-in and information

    When you arrive at the convention you check-in to the reception. If you haven't pre-paid your entry free, this is where you pay.

    The reception is open at the following times:

    • Thu: 21-08
    • Fri - Sat: 08–04
    • Sun: 08–14

    If you need help or information during the night, please contact the café.

  • Info during the convention

    Information during the convention
    At the cafeteria entrance there are cardboard walls where information from event hosts, changes in schedule, etc. will be posted.
    Please keep an eye on them for up-to-date information.

    Baggage drop
    Unfortunately we won't have a baggage drop due to personnel shortage

  • Also remember...

    We're trying our hardest to let everyone play whatever they want, but there is always a risk that some games are so popular that they fill up. In those cases the order will be determined by the order which we received payment.

    If you're not allowed to play due to lack of GMs we'll refund you the event fee for that game. You can check the status of your payment and your position in the queue for each event on the website.

    We recommend that visitors under the age of 15 years visit the convention with an adult.

    You need to pay the entry fee to play games, and to attend the auction.

    You're only allowed to sleep at your designated area. Please ask the reception if you're unsure.

    GothCon is a drug free convention, so alcohol is forbidden during the convention.

    Smoking is only allowed outside the school premesis.

    We reserve the right to remove people from the premise who are acting disturbingly or who are playing games without having paid the entry fee.

  • The GothShop

    In our GothShop, you can find mugs, T-shirts and plenty of other necessary items. Everything with gorgeous prints on it, so that you can show your love for the best gaming convention in Sweden, and geek culture overall.
    All products are available at the convention as long as stock lasts.
    Do you want to ensure that you get your T-shirt or mug with this years logo? Or some other popular product? Then you can pre order these items together with your registration to the convention.

    NOTE! A preorder is required for a T-shirt and we need your order (paid in full to us) 28 February, at the latest.

    Our open hours are 10-22 (fri-sat) och 10-15 (sun). We take credit cards, Swish and cash.

  • Advertisement and sales

    Every year there are shops and companies visiting GothCon to show their stuff or host events. If your company wishes to sell or show products, please contact our shop manager at butik@gothcon.se.

    Please observe that no person, company or organisation is allowed to sell wares or services during the conventions, or post/hand out price lists, advertisement or similar without the expressed approval of Föreningen GothCon. GothCon will take the liberty of removing such material from the area.

  • Accessibility and safety

    It is important for us that everyone at GothCon can participate, and we do everything we can to get you as good GothCon experience as possible. If you wish to have further information, please contact info@gothcon.se or visit the front desk at the convention.

    Wheelchair at GothCon
    GothCon has many stairs! But there is also a lift for those who need it and, with the exception of a few halls, the convention is available to you with a wheelchair.

    In order to use the lifts, you must use a tag that you sign out at the reception. Since we have a limited number and because you should not have to wait to get it, please let us know in advance at local@gothcon.se.

    Stroller at GothCon
    Of course, we want you to bring the kids to GothCon. Should you need to get around with a stroller, please let us know in advance at us at lokal@gothcon.se to receive a lift-tag at the reception.
    Because we have a limited number of tags, people with disabilities have priority over strollers.

     Well-being at GothCon
    At GothCon we have well-being people who walk around the convention. They have yellow shirts with GothCon written with big letters. These people are in place to make you feel good at the convention and you can turn to them if you're worried, wondering or just need someone to talk to. You can always turn to the reception desk, the cafe or someone in the staff (we with white shirts).

     Healthcare
    If you have hurt yourself, turn to the front desk and they will call healthcare personel.
    If you have a headache or need prescription-free medicine, there are both pharmacies and food stores nearby at Landala Square.
    Do not forget to eat, drink and sleep properly!