Special Events

Here are the Gaelcon Charity Auction Lots for 2021

Panels

 

A Brief History of Gaelcon

Day: Friday

Time: 10pm – 11pm

Emerging from their tombs, we gather a handful of elder gamers to commune and talk of events lost to the sands of time. From what polluted mire did the IGA first emerge from? What crazed hubris led to the formation of Gaelcon? Who was the first of the Iron GM’s? All this and more shall be answered!

Panelists:
Dave Roe
Aidan Walsh
Shane Carr
Brian Nisbett

Mythologies and Misrepresentation

Day: Saturday

Time: 2pm – 3pm

From the origins of the fantasy genre with Tolkien, the myth and legend of world cultures have informed the aesthetics and direction of tabletop gaming, although not always for the better. In this panel we discuss the pitfalls of misrepresentation the past fell into, and how we might avoid them in the future.

Panelists:
Dr. Esther MacCallum Stewart
Dr. Kristina Hildebrand
Cllr. Peter Kavanagh

The World of Irish Board Game Design

Day: Saturday

Time: 6pm – 7pm

How much do you know about the Irish people making Board Games? No matter how much you know, the answer is probably not enough, but in this panel we’ll be covering everything there is to know about what it’s like to be designing Board Games in Ireland.

Panelists:
Brian O’Moore
Robin O’Keefe
Jack Murray

Tabletops and Tribulations

Day: Sunday

Time: 2pm – 3pm

In a world that is becoming increasingly digital, we sit down with people involved in the tabletop gaming industry to discuss the difficulties faced in making and selling games that are designed to be played face to face.

Panelists:
Denis Stranjak
Manuel Correia
Brian O’Moore

The Content Creative Process

Day: Sunday

Time: 6pm – 7pm

We take a look behind the curtain of the lives of content creators, and ask them about how they produce their content, and how the games that they play interact with and inform what they put out into the world.

Panelists:
FuzzyFreaks
Gar Hanrahan
Scott Cullen

Monday IGA Panel

Day: Monday

Time: 2pm – 3pm

A chat with current members of the IGA & Gaelcon committee about the future and direction of the organisation. Come make your thoughts heard!

Attendees: Anyone on the IGA who wants to be on

Social Events

Pub Quiz

Day: Saturday

Time: 7pm

Our usual Pub Quiz will happen on Saturday so prepare yourself for a night of questions and fun! Hosted by Graham Turner.

 

Charity Auction

Day: Sunday

Time: 9pm

Every year we run a Charity Auction for our chosen charity partner Belong. Hosted by Brian Nisbet.

Here are the Gaelcon Charity Auction Lots for 2021