Random Inc presents a Phenomenon Labs games convention

Location & map

Phenomenon 2009 will happen at Daramalan College, Cowper Street Dickson, ACT.

dickson shops

How to get there


Head north up Northbourne Avenue from Civic. Turn right at Morphett Street. Daramalan's parking entrance is off Morphett Street.


Northbourne Avenue and Antill Street is the first big intersection after the Barton Highway. If you're coming from Sydney you're already on Northbourne and you'll pass the Barton highway on your right. If you're coming from Melbourne, the Barton Highway ends at Northbourne Avenue. Don't try to keep going straight on. Turn right onto Northbourne.

From Northbourne, turn left at Morphett Street and look for the car park entrance on your left.

Food and gear

You can find food at many places through the Dickson Centre, and along Woolley, Cape and Badham Streets (see Food for slightly more detail). Dickson Centre also has the usual assortment of supermarkets, chemists, newsagents, bakeries and real-estate agents. There is also a medical centre and a public library if you're feeling particularly Cthulhuvian.

Finding accommodation

There are many motels and bed-and-breakfast places in and around Dickson. We've done a quick survey and found six within reasonable distances, but we unfortunately cannot vouch for their rates, availability, quality or salubriousness, nor have we told them you're coming.

Quality Hotel Dickson
Cnr Badham & Cape Sts Dickson ACT 2602
(short walk from from Pheno site)
ph: (02) 6247 4744

Canberra City Gateway Motel
Cnr Northbourne & Mouat St Lyneham ACT 2602
(5-10 mins walk from Pheno site)
ph: (02) 6247 2777

Blue & White & Canberran Lodges (b&bs)
524 & 528 Northbourne Ave Downer ACT 2602
(10-15 mins walk from Pheno site)
ph: (02) 6248 0498

Australian Capital Motor Inn
193 Mouat St Lyneham ACT 2602
(5 mins drive from from Pheno site)
ph: (02) 6248 511

Motel Formule 1
Cnr Federal Hwy & Antill St Watson ACT 2602
(5-10 mins drive from from Pheno site)
ph: (02) 6253 9020

Canberra Carotel Motel & Caravan Park
Federal Hwy Watson ACT 2602
(5-10 mins drive from Pheno site)
ph: (02) 6241 1377