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FauxCon 8 - confounding our enemies and delighting our friends

About FauxCon VIII

In 2007, FauxCon will be taking the normal mobile con concept to a whole new level. The convention will actually be beginning at Albury-Woodonga on the Friday and travelling by river boat down the Murray before finishing at Echucha-Moama on the Monday.

You may think that we couldn't possibly fit the entire convention on a single boat, and that would indeed be the case. A flotilla of craft have been arranged to convey all the attendees serenely along the river each day. Different boats form different rooms - we have two freeform boats and one large miniature's boat as well as a selection of boats for tabletops.

The con will stop at the end of each day at a town along the river, allowing players to get off at night, and on again for the next day.

FauxCon opens Friday 30th of March at Albury Woodonga. Rego is in the Old Boathouse on the edge of the Murray, and the first session will begin shortly after the flotilla kicks off. This first stretch will be a short one, with the con pulling in at Howlong.

On Saturday, we will be opening the registration area at 8am and setting sail at 9am. The sessions run from 9-12, 1-4, 4-6 and 7-10 and will stop at Corowa, Dugays Bridge, Bundalong and finally at Yarrawonga overnight. Please note that the 3rd session is a short one, only 2 hours due to trip planning requirements.

Sunday morning starts at 7am with a continental breakfast at Yarrawonga. The boats leave at 9am and arrive in Cobram for a brief lunch at 12 and arrive in Bearii at 3pm. The final session of the day is the Wedding freeform, with preparation and the ceremony (and complications!) running as the river meanders through Barmah State Park. Finally, the wedding reception (and repercussions) as the entire con makes a majestic entry to Echuca-Moama.

At each the end of each session, folks will be dropped off and picked up, and there will be a sheet of fun activities to do in the area. About an hour before the end of each session a bus will travel from the previous drop off point to the new location.

On the Monday, there will be a midday BBQ and postcon winddown at the Moama Camping Park. Participants are welcome to bring their own food and drink, or pay an additional $10 to be catered. (Preregistration only).

a rather crude map