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==[[Spirit of Gaelcon Award]]==
 
==[[Spirit of Gaelcon Award]]==

Revision as of 10:35, 7 January 2010


Introduction

Gaelcon is one of Ireland's largest games convention. It's backed and funded by the Irish Games Association.

Gaelcon repeatedly attracts participants from the UK, Mainland Europe, the USA, Canada and Israel.

Gaelcon is now in its 20th year, and has been held in the RDS, the RHK, the Burlington hotel, Croke Park Conference Centre, Clontarf Castle, The Gresham Hotel and the Ballsbridge Inn.

At one point in time Gaelcon had a stuffed toy mascot called Hamish, who was sent out into the world with the job of bringing the next years guest to the con. Sadly Hamish has vanished, his location unknown, he is presumed ... stuffed. In 1997 John Tynes had the letter H for Hamish shaved in to his head at the Charity Auction, raising IR£240. This may have had some thing to do with the disappearance of the beloved creature.

Past Gaelcon Locations

  • 1989 RDS
  • 1990 Riverside Centre, Sir John Rogerson Quay
  • 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 Royal Hospital, Kilmainham.
    • Pub Quiz and Auction 94, 95 in The Old Rogue.
    • Pub Quiz '96 in Dormer's Bar.
    • Pub Quiz '97 in the Green Lizard. A year when the takings very nearly didn't make it out and security first became a consideration.
  • 1998 Burlington Hotel.
    • Pub Quiz and Auction in the Hotel,
  • 1999 Croke Park.
    • Pub Quiz and Auction on site.
  • 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 Clontarf Castle.
    • 2000 Action was held in the Clontarf Rugby club pub.
    • Pub Quiz and Auction are held in the Main Hall.
  • 2004 Gresham Hotel.
    • The Pub Quiz and Auction were held in the "Living Room"
  • 2005, 2006, 2007and 2008 Clontarf Castle.
    • Pub Quiz and Auction are held in the Main Hall.

Location 2009

D4 Hotels, Ballsbridge Inn, Dublin 4,

http://www.d4hotels.ie/pages/ballsbridge-inn.php

Convention Directors

Con Director Gaelcon Year
Committee 89 1989
Committee 90 1990
Committee 91 1991
Committee 92 1992
Committee 93 1993
Committee 94 1994
Committee 95 1995
Tom Murphy 96 1996
???? 97 1997
Tom Roche 98 1998
Taryn Donnelly 99 1999
Sal Roche 2000 2000
Brian Nisbet 2001 2001
Colm Lundberg 2002 2002
Gary Cosgrave 2003 2003
Fergal O'Brien 2004 2004
Chris Flanagan 2005 2005
Aidan Walsh 2006 2006
Aidan Walsh 2007 2007
Hugh Lardner 2008 2008
Andrew Coffey 2009 2009
Baz Nugent 2010 2010























Spirit of Gaelcon Award

Awarded every year to those who have embodied the ideals espoused by Gaelcon.

Gaelcon Writers Award

Award Winner Gaelcon Year Scenario
Sean Geraghty 2006 2006 D&D: Forgotten Realms: "Trial by Spider"
Sean Geraghty 2007 2007 Weird Wars D20: "Under a Blood Moon"
Padraic Barrett 2008 2008 Hellboy: "The Cassandra Project"
???? 2009 2009
???? 2010 2010