Basics

What is the refund policy?

The final day for refunds is June 30th.

Is there a dealers den?

Yes. There will be a dealers den. We are deciding on the exact location on site and the number of dealers we will have space for. There will also be a small additional cost of $10 if you wish to register as a dealer. You will be able to select this option when you register for the convention.

Are babies allowed at the con?

Babies will only be allowed on a day pass with a parent. There are also no baby change spaces on site. We would prefer that all babies and toddlers are toilet trained and out of nappies.

Is there an age restriction on the con?

Yes. Weekend passes are restricted to attendees 18 and over. Day passes will be available to all, however, there will be some restrictions:

  • Those that are 16-17 will be allowed on site without a caregiver
  • Those under 16 will require supervision by a guardian at all times.

Will criminal acts be reported to police?

Any illegal activity will be reported to police.

Accommodation and Facilities

What are the options for accommodation?

Option one is staying in a three or six person cabin, for $190

  • There are 4 six person rooms
  • There are 16 three person rooms.

Option two is a 15 person bunk room for $160. This IS a shared room with no walls between the bunks.

Option three is that there are 2 two person rooms. Each of these contains a double bed and a single bunk bed above it. These room is available for $230 per person. If you book this room then no one else will be able to book that room.

Can you request specific people in your room?

Yes, you will be able to, but we do not guarantee that you will get those requests.

Is bedding provided?

Bedding is not provided. We recommend bringing a sleeping bag, blanket and any other bedding you might need for the weekend.

Are gender-neutral bathrooms available?

Yes! We will be allocating one bathroom block at the site to be used specifically as a gender-neutral bathroom. This block will have showers and toilets. Anyone of any gender (or lack thereof) is also free to use any other bathroom on site, as long as there are not any complaints or concerns about behaviour.

Transportation

Where is the nearest airport?

The nearest airport is Christchurch International Airport, located about 55km away from the convention site. The drive from there to the site is typically around 45-50 minutes, depending on the traffic of the day.

Is there an option for shared transportation?

Yes! Southern Paws will be operating a van service to and from the event site from Christchurch International Airport. This service will be about $20 return (covers both ways).

Capacity may be limited. Further details will be announced closer to the event date.

Food

Are meals provided?

Yes. Meals will be provided, including all meals on Saturday as well as breakfast on Sunday. You can bring your own snacks if you’d like more, though.

Will you be able to cater to food allergies?

We can cater to specific food allergies and dietary requirements as long as we are notified in advance. There will be a field on the order page where you can list anything we need to know.

Drugs and Alcohol

What are the alcohol restrictions?

We are allowing alcohol, however we are placing restrictions on what is allowed. These can be found listed below:

  • No more than 10 standard drinks for the entire event.
  • Must be in its original container.
  • All alcohol above the limit will be confiscated.
  • Any mild to severe intoxication will not be tolerated and if you are intoxicated you will be put in a safe place until you are sober.

What restrictions are there in regards to drugs?

We will not allow any drugs that are not prescription or over the counter. All prescription medicines must be in their original containers unless evidence is provided that it is the same as what your prescription states.

Anything else is prohibited and will be reported to police.

Did we miss something?

If you’d like to ask a question that we didn’t cover in the FAQ or on the Code of Conduct page, please contact us at mail@southernpaws.org.nz and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.