Q: How does MegaCon work?
A: We’ve put together this helpful video to explain it all.
Q: Where will MegaCon be hosted?
A: MegaCon is hosted on a Discord server. Everyone who had purchased a ticket prior to 15th March should now have been invited to it via email. Once you join the server, you will need to accept the server rules. You will then need to wait for us to confirm your ticket purchase in order to grant you full access to the server.
We’ll be using the Discord username that you supplied when you signed up to verify your ticket. If you are unsure if we have the right username(s) for you and your friends, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All seminars, podcasts, workshops and panels will be run through Zoom.
Q: I’m signed up for one of the megagames that are due to run during MegaCon but I haven’t heard anything yet. What’s happening?
A: Don’t worry, if you have received an e-mail confirmation that you purchased a ticket for one or more of the MegaCon megagames, you will be able to play the game.
Megagame organisers normally contact players from around one month to two weeks before their game runs. When you are contacted, you can expect to receive a casting questionnaire and rules handbook(s). The casting questionnaire will enable you to let the organiser know which role(s) you are interested in playing and who you would like to play on the same team as, amongst other questions.
You should make every effort to read the rules handbook(s) before the game starts otherwise you will be at a disadvantage to know what you are supposed to do when you play the game.
Q: I’m playing in a MegaCon playtest. Will I choose which role I would like to play in advance?
A: No, this is unlikely. Playtests are more ad-hoc than megagames and depend on the number of players who attend. The playtest organiser will generally liaise with players at the beginning of the session to find out which character or role they would like to play.
If you have signed up to attend a playtest, the playtest organiser will likely contact you prior to the date to let you know how to join.
Q: I’ve been added to the waitlist for a MegaCon megagame. What happens next?
A: If a player spot becomes available on a megagame and you are next in line on the waitlist, we’ll contact you via e-mail. If you still wish to play, we’ll ask you to purchase the appropriate ticket and add you to the game.
Q: How do I join a megagame or playtest?
A: Megagames and playtests generally, but not always, use Discord to connect all the players together. Other free technologies such as Miro boards and Google Sheets may be used by the organiser, but they will be in touch via e-mail before the game starts to confirm what application(s) you will need to have installed to play the game.
Q: How do I join the MegaCon panels, seminars and podcasts that I’m interested in watching?
A: We will be running all the MegaCon content through Zoom and providing links and reminders via the MegaCon Discord server.
Q: I’d like to volunteer to help run MegaCon. How do I do that?
A: Please fill out the form here and let us know you would like to help out. We have volunteer spots for Social Games hosts, Safety Officers and megagame/playtest control.
Anyone who helps us out by volunteering will be given a free MegaCon ticket. Because you’re awesome. But also as a way of thanking you for helping out. PS, you are awesome.
Q: Are spaces available on any MegaCon megagames? I need to get my megagame fix!
A: Ticket sales for all of our megagames how now closed, but you can still join the waiting list in case there are any dropouts close to the time.
Q: What are all these e-mails you keep talking about in this FAQ? I haven’t received anything yet!
A: If you have signed up for a megagame or anything else at MegaCon and haven’t received any e-mails in the time frames we’ve laid out, we recommend you check your spam or junk folder. If you still don’t see anything, please contact us.