Welcome to the very first Cork RPG Con – a convention dedicated to role playing games run by players for players! The Cork RPG Con team are glad that you’re here!
If you attended conventions before you’ll notice Cork RPG Con operators differently than other conventions, primarily in that there are more than 100 RPG events for attendees!
Cork RPG Con also has an exhibition Bazaar where local craftsmen, tradesmen and shops will be selling their wares for players and DMs alike. Don’t forget to check out Cork RPG Con’s merchandise.
This web page includes basic information to help you understand more about how badges and events work at Cork RPG Con work.
Badge registration is now open for sales. Select the “Buy a Badge” button at the top left of the page. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your purchase. See Buy a Badge for badge types, prices and what’s included.
All participants must have badges on them at all times.
Cork RPG Con is for 18 years of age and up unless accompanied by an adult.
What is an Event?
Event is the game session. Events are hosted by players for players and are located in the Imperial
Hotel. Events are scheduled for specific dates and times so you can schedule your convention-going experience and not miss a moment waiting!
There are over 24 hours of events this weekend, starting on Friday at 5pm and ending Sunday at 4pm. Events
run the gamut of RPGs featuring Dungeons & Dragons, but also including Shadowrun, Vampire: The
Masquerade, Pathfinder, Sentinel comics, Call of Cthulhu, Calidar and X-Wing tournament, to seminars, workshops, and crafts.
What is an Event Ticket?
An event ticket is your “pass” to an event. Unlike other conventions, where you may or may not get into an event after a long wait, Cork RPG Con features event tickets which guarantee your seat at the table or at avenue. An event ticket allows you to play a game, listen to a seminar etc. Have your Badge? Buy your Event Ticket? You’re all set to attend an event! Most, but not all, events at Cork RPG Con require an event ticket to participate, not just your badge. You will need a badge in order to acquire your tickets. Most tickets have a small cost (€5) associated with them, but some are free and some cost more depending on the associated costs and demand for an event.
Why do I need an Event Ticket?
An event ticket guarantees you have a “seat at the table”, it gives the bearer access to the specific event for which the ticket was obtained. With that said, a few events do not have tickets, like the first annual costume contest for example. These events accommodate as many attendees as space allows. Other events do not require a ticket such as the Bazaar/seminars, and other events. However, to ensure you have a seat, it is recommended you acquire a ticket to these free events.
How do Tickets work?
Having a ticket to an event allows you access to that event. Tickets cannot be obtained for another event at the
same time, meaning you can’t buy a ticket to two events that are being hosted at the same date/time.
Most events allow you to get up to as many tickets to the event as badges you have for that night. So if you’re coming with a group, or friends, you can get them in on the action, too! At the start of the event, you turn in your ticket to the event organiser (DM). They, in turn, turn the tickets into Cork RPG Con. This is how attendance is tracked to any given event and how the event organiser gets reimbursed and can plan for future year’s spaces.
Generic tickets cost €5 each and may be used in place of an event ticket, although they don’t guarantee a seat
at the event. Think of them as “carnival tokens.” If there is an event you really want to get into but were unable
to get a specific ticket for, you can use generic tickets to attempt access to the event onsite, if there are no shows or extra space. Show up 10 minutes early to the event you want with a generic ticket, and you may have a chance of getting into a previously “sold out” event. You will need to have enough generics to cover the cost of the event you are attending, meaning if the event costs 10 Euro, you will need two generic tickets to cover the cost of the event. Some events take only generic tickets; this is indicated in the event details.
How To Get Event Ticket
You must have already purchased a badge in order to buy event tickets. Event tickets can be purchased here at CorkRPGCon.com or onsite at the Con. You do not need to buy event tickets before you get to the con, but many events will sell out prior to the con. If you want to be a part of that event, it is recommended to pre-register for events.
How do I find Events?
Search on our Find Events page
Cork Call – Collection
Cork Call allows you to pick up your badges and event tickets at the convention.
Cork Call items are placed in separate packets for each recipient and can only be claimed by that
recipient with a valid ID. A valid government-issued photo ID is required in order to pick up your
packet at Cork Call. The only exception is for children under 18 with no photo ID. A parent or
guardian with a valid ID must accompany the child when picking up their Cork Call packet.
Exchanges and Refunds
Please note that all badge and event refund/exchange requests are not valid, there will be no refunds or exchanges.
Contact Customer Service
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