A Weekend With Good Friends is a virtual gaming convention organised by our lovely listeners. It takes place on our Discord server.

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The next convention is coming in the summer of 2023.

Important dates:

  • Friday 2nd – Thursday 15th June – GM signups
  • Friday 23rd – Sunday 2nd July – Player signups
  • Friday 3rd July – Lottery results announced
  • Friday 7th – Sunday 9th July – A Weekend With Good Friends!

Player Signups Have Now Closed

Player signups for the next Weekend With Good Friends have closed.

We will post the lottery results in the #awwgf-lottery-results channel of the Discord server on the 3rd of July. The convention proper will then take place over the 7th-9th of July

Don’t worry if you missed the cut-off. There will be pickup games running throughout the convention weekend. Check the #awwgf-info channel of the Discord server for details.

The Convention

Games run around the clock from Friday to Sunday and we invite participants from around the world to come together and pull up a virtual seat, relax and play some great games with new friends and old. We pride ourselves on the convention’s inclusivity. Everybody is welcome; the majority of games offered at previous conventions have been beginner friendly with absolutely no prior experience necessary. Submissions for almost every game system are welcome!

GMs are invited to submit games to run at the convention. Players can then express an interest in which games they would like to join. Unlike other conventions, we allocate seats to players using an automated lottery. This avoids any mad rush when player signups open. We believe this makes things fair for everybody, no matter your time zone.

GMs and players need to join The Good Friends of Jackson Elias Discord server in order to participate. Whilst GMs are welcome to run games using other platforms (Zoom, Jitsi, Discord, etc.), the Discord server is the single source of information about the games on offer. It is also where we will post the lottery results and where GMs can get in touch with players to coordinate games.

All participants should read the convention Harassment and Inappropriate Behaviour Policy.