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Silver Age Prosperity

Phenomenon 2019 has rules. It is a silver age of peace and community.

If you are planning on attending the convention and especially if you are intending on GMing or designing a game, read through these and if you have any questions (especially if the question starts with “I know it says you're not supposed to but can I…”) then please contact Pheno.

Please also read our Anti-Harrassment Policy

The Fine Print

  1. Phenomenon 2019 (“Pheno 2019”) is a games convention in Canberra hosted by Phenomenon Labs. It will happen on 4–7 October 2019 at Daramalan College, Dickson, ACT.
  2. Smoking is strictly forbidden on Daramalan College grounds. Please take it outside the fence. Or consider quitting. Just sayin'.
  3. Alcohol and illicit drugs of any kind are also strictly forbidden on the convention site.
  4. No weapons of any kind, real or otherwise, are permitted on the convention site except as legitimate game props. Please check with a convention organiser beforehand if you wish to bring a weapon-like object for use as a prop to the convention. If you can kill people with your brain there's probably not a lot we can do to stop you but try to keep yourself under control.
  5. Wear your Convention badge

    Please wear your convention badge where it is easily visible to sleep-deprived organisers while you are on the Con site. This is a condition of our public liability insurance policy and not just an excuse for organisers to hassle you. If you lose your badge you can get a new one at the front desk for a small fee, or a large fee because generosity is cool.

  6. Random acts of kindness are also very cool.

The Definitely Written Rule

Phenomenon does not discriminate against any group, creed, ethos, sexuality, gender, pronoun, or species. We ask that you do as you would be done by at Pheno.


Convention registration will be held on Friday 4 October from 6pm at Daramalan College. There will be some signs up to help you navigate the College. If you submitted your entry prior to the convention you should attend registration to get your schedule and check in to your games.

If you are entering on the night you should attend registration to try to enter the events you want to play. This requires negotiation with individual GMs and is at their discretion. The GMs' decisions are final.

It is much easier on the organisers and designers when players enter the convention early, so please try to get your online registration in as soon as possible. Not to mention it saves you disappointment when your chosen game is full for the weekend.


Everyone attending Phenomenon must register, either online or at the Front Desk during the convention. You can enter as an individual or as part of a team. Where possible, team entries should be submitted together.


There are eleven (11) sessions available at the convention. To help us schedule you, please mark on the entry-form any times you are unavailable to play.

Pheno's sorting hat will schedule your games before the Con, and before you can blink, generally. Entries received before registration closes at (midnight, Wednesday 25th September 2019) will be pre-scheduled; Registering for games at the convention is possible by agreement with the game writers.

The schedule for sessions can be found on the Schedule page.


  • Each game/event session costs $7.00 (to a maximum of $70 for the entire Con!) per person.
  • The Banquet is extra—this year tickets MUST be bought when you use the online registration system. NO tickets will be sold at the con. Because of this, full details and a menu will be posted before registration opens


  • Refunds for player cancellations notified on or before 14th September 2018 will be the full amount minus a $5 administrative fee.
  • After midnight on Wednesday 25th September 2019 refunds will only be given in exceptional circumstances, at the organisers' discretion.
  • No refunds will be given for player cancellations once Phenomenon 2019 has started.
  • If an event is cancelled by the writer or organisers, players will have the option of choosing another game or obtaining a full refund of the fee paid for that event.