Dungeons & Dragons

The Gatherings

About

Transport yourself into New Zealands's first Dungeons & Dragons Te Hono. Bringing first-time players and experienced Dungeon Masters together in a mix of real and virtual World experiences.

Where

Offline:
The Birdcage Tavern,
Near Victoria Park,
Auckland,
New Zealand

Online:
Twitch, Slack, Roll20, our App

When

Main event on
Saturday, March 14th 2020

Online events start in January

Calling Dungeon Masters

Do you want to help new players immersive themselves in D&D?
Participate in HonoCon 2020 and experience our Hono Dearg Network and perks exculsively for DMs.


Apply to be a HonoCon Dungeon Master


We will be announcing the HonoCon 2020 DMs closer to the event.

Speaker 1

To be announced

Apply to be a HonoCon Dungeon Master

Speaker 2

To be announced

Apply to be a HonoCon Dungeon Master

Speaker 3

To be announced

Apply to be a HonoCon Dungeon Master

Gathering Schedule

What's on and when

We're putting together the final schedule and will release it soon.

Virtual Gatherings

Join us online for a series of online gatherings and organised gaming designed for new D&D players.

Dungeon Master Sessions

Join us for a DM only sessions.

Dungeon Master Sessions

Join us for DM only sessions.

Gathering Sessions

Join us for a DM-to-New Player Sessions

Main Event

Join us in The Birdcage Tavern for a unique dungeon and fantasy themed D&D gaming session. Cosplay is actively encouraged.

Dungeon Master Dinner

DM only event

You Meet at the Inn

Event venue location info and gallery

History of The Birdcage Tavern

The Birdcage was originally known as the Rob Roy Hotel, a wooden building erected in 1865, making it one of Auckland’s most historic taverns. The current building was constructed on the same site in 1885, when Victoria Park was a busy industrial area that included ship builders, sawmills, a brass and iron foundry and glassworks. The hotel was designed by Edward Mahoney & Sons, who designed many of Aucklands early hotels, as well as St Patricks Cathedral.

F.A.Q

  • No you don't.
    HonoCon is purposefully designed to introduce brand new players with experienced players. You will experience what's D&D is like by playing and watching D&D games. There will be opportunities to learn the basics of D&D and create a character (or two!) before the main gathering. New players to D&D will join an adventure group with other new players and a HonoCon DM.

  • A harvest style buffet.
    A gathering wouldn't be complete without good food and something to wash it down. We'll be providing a buffet style banquet to fit the style of D&D gaming sessions. We will be announcing our menu closer to the event. We will have vegan and vegetarian options.

  • Hono Turas is our mission to connect people. Hono is our D&D gaming network. HonoCon is our offline D&D event. There are pre-events, unofficial events that are online and offline.

  • We are strongly encouraging themed dress up.
    HonoCon is an immersive experience for everyone. We are actively encouraging cosplay and dress up. All costumes must be appropriate for eating, drinking and playing. Costumes that require elaborate setup, restrict movements or increase personal space will not be suitable. Wearing all black is perfectly acceptable as a costume. We will be purchasing a small collection of hooded cloaks, if you would like one please get in touch. https://www.amazon.com/Lake-Halloween-Cosplay-Medieval-Christmas/dp/B07GJHP2DY/

  • If you need to book a hotel or stay over night in Auckland please get in touch with us first. We will be organising rooms for some of our HonoCon DMs and can share the discounts.

  • Yes.
    HonoCon is focused around first-time experiences and all our experiences are designed around solo and new players. If you are on your own and want to learn D&D please come. Our gaming sessions are short and designed for an enjoyable experience.

  • 100% Money Back Guarantee. If you are not happy with the event you can receive a refund up to 30 days after the event.
    Please get in touch with us if you require a refund so we can understand your circumstances. Thank you.

Join

You can join Hono Abhainn to receive updates by email
We'll send updates out about once a month.

Join us on Slack

If you are interested you can join the HonoCon organisers and DMs on Slack (a chat app) as we go through this turas.

You can participate, contribute or just listen in. Your call.

Pre-Registeration

Pre-register to secure your spot for registration.
Pre-registrating guarantees a 30% discounted for pre-registration tickets.

Pre-registering will end before January 2020.

Cosplay

Places are limited
4 places are currently left

  • HonoCon Cosplay Access
  • Community Access
  • Online Gaming Access
  • After Party
  • Harvest Buffet
  • HonoCon Network App
  • HonoCon Gaming Sessions
  • DM Network App
  • DM Gaming Sessions
  • DM Community Access
  • DM After Event

Player

Places are limited
19 places are currently left

  • HonoCon Player Access
  • Community Access
  • Online Gaming Access
  • After Party
  • Harvest Buffet
  • HonoCon Network App
  • HonoCon Gaming Sessions
  • DM Network App
  • DM Gaming Sessions
  • DM Community Access
  • DM After Event

Dungeon Master

Places are limited
6 places are currently left

  • HonoCon Dungeon Master Seat
  • Community Access
  • Online Gaming Access
  • After Party
  • Harvest Buffet
  • HonoCon Network App
  • HonoCon Gaming Sessions
  • DM Network App
  • DM Gaming Sessions
  • DM Community Access
  • DM After Event



Online Only

Online Player

Places are limited

  • Community Access
  • Online Gaming Access