Food, Glorious Food

The Enchanted Canteen

Pheno runs a canteen that stocks cold drinks (water, sports drinks, coke, soft drinks, energy drinks) sealed snacks (chips, nuts, knuckle sandwiches) and sweets (chocolate, snakes etc) as well as an assortment of hot drinks (coffee, tea, hot chocolate)—ask about our discount for anecdotes!


If epic munchiness ensues, Dickson shops are only 10 minutes walk or 5 minutes drive (plus finding a park for your ride) from Pheno. Dickson shops include a Woolies, Maccas, KFC, Ali Baba's, several takeaways, a couple of cafes (with internet access) and more Chinese and Asian restaurants than you can shake a stick at (my arm got tired after five). Dickson shops also includes autotellers, a chemist, a news agent, and service stations.

Headmaster Morph's Banquet

The team from Tree83 continue to exceed our expectations and will once again provide the meal for Headmaster Morph's Banquet.

Whether you want delicious food, camaraderie, carousing, or just not to have to leave the site between sessions, then join us to uphold the Phenomenon motto: Canberra's Friendliest Roleplaying Convention.

Taking place during the Sunday Night break and going on until people are sated, the Phenomenon Feast Hall will continue the reinstigated tradition of the most banquety banquet™.

This year, to help our friendly caterers to cater, we're asking that you decide when you register for Pheno whether you'll be having a banquet. No banquet tickets will be sold at the convention. Please purchase your tickets in advance.

Dietary friendly

Furthermore, the crew at Tree83 have confirmed that they will be able to provide Gluten and Dairy Free options for those that need them, as well as meeting other dietary requirements.

Just make sure you note your requirements when you sign up, so we can let Ralph and his team know.

The Menu

The Phenomenon High Alumni Committee have been hard at work putting together the menu for this year's banquet, and this year we're trying something a little different!

The Meal - All you want of the following mains and sides! -
Dietary Friendly Options Available - $31.50
Headmaster Morph's Beef and Guinness Pie
Class of '96 Vegetable Lasagne
Creamy Potato Bake
Pesto Penne Salad
Grilled Zucchini, Capsicum, Spanish Onion, Eggplant and Carrots with Fresh Herbs

The Dessert - All you want - Dietary Friendly Options Available - $9.50
Triptych House Seasonal Fruit Pavlova
The Diptych Society's Infamous Chocolate Mud Cake

Dessert is only available to attendees of the main meal. Purchase your meal and dessert tickets as part of registration, as no tickets will be available at the event. Banquet Tickets will not be able to be refunded after registration closes, barring exceptional circumstances.

About Tree83

Tree83 catering have been operating in Canberra for 18 years, with both catering and a fantastic place in Bailey's Corner. Their excellent food and customer service provided an amazing Banquet at the last two Phenomenon's, and we're delighted to have them back.

Find out more about them from their website, or drop by The Tree83 at Shop 28, Bailey's Corner, Civic.

Post-con drinkies: the after-party party

Post-con drinkies will be held at a brand new venue the recently opened in Dickson, built upon the ashes of the old venue (so finding it should be easy for us old-timers).

The Duck's Nuts has gluten free options on their menu and lots of the lovely liquid stuff.

Parenting room

Pheno will offer a space for you to care for your children, with change table etc. This will not be staffed—you will need to supervise your own children here.

No there isn't a signal

We are sorry to disappoint but Pheno does not provide WiFi. As a not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers in our spare time we simply can't afford to.