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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Important dates:

  • Thursday 25th January – Thursday 8th February – GM signups – now closed
  • Thursday 15th February – Thursday 22nd February – Player signups – now closed
  • Monday 26th February – Lottery results announced
  • Friday 1st March – Sunday 3rd March – A Weekend With Good Friends!

Keep an eye on this page for updates.

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. We then 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.