Food, Glorious Food

The Emergency Supply Canteen

For when a weather event means that you can't jost quickly go outside, 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.

The Chief Meteorologist'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.




'Post-con drinkies: or The Storm is over Lets Celebrate

Post-con drinkies will be held at a new venue 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.