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Warpcon is run every year, during the last weekend of January. Now entering its 26th year Warpcon is Cork's biggest Gaming convention, and Ireland's largest student run gaming convention.

WARPS (the UCC Wargaming And Roleplaying Society) are the organizers of the event and have grown it from a small student event into one of the biggest conventions in the country.

Each year, there are dozens of RPGs from a plethora of systems, CCGs, Heroclix, tabletop wargaming, LARPS, Storygames and more run each day of the weekend.

Warpcon was born from the WARPS Games Open Day of 1990, organised under the auspices of the Societies' Guild and run by Greg Scully, Des Garrett, Tom O'Neill and Paul O'Sullivan.

Warpcon also has a world renowned charity auction where all manner of things are sold. Signed first edition pre-official launch books have been sold, three slots to appear drawn by John Kovalic for a Steve Jackson Games card game, rare collectible cards, Jayne's Hat (as worn by 'Adam Baldwin' from the hit tv show 'Firefly'), and even the first ever 'My Little Cthulhu' toy and more are among the things sold in previous auctions. Warpcon XVI was a joint winner, along with Gaelcon, of the 'Diana Jones Award for Excellence in Gaming' for the charity auctions run each year.

Each year the Committee are delighted to present to a deserving group or individual the Contribution to Irish Gaming Award for their efforts and achievements in Irish Gaming.

As of Warpcon XVIII in 2008, the convention has awarded the Best Scenario Award to the finest scenario submitted to the convention for that year.