A few comments around Cancon as a Canberra local.
To put in context this year I opted to play two days of the Team Yankee 6mm Jutland Peninsular Campaign, and one day of Napoleon at War 18mm.
We attracted more players to 6mm Team Yankee than the Battlefront version of the game at 15mm (probably much to the angst of the Flames of War folks). The other point that made it attractive was it wasn't a competitive tournament, but a campaign in which strategic actions by generals and outcomes of the battles played the key roles. This was a three-day event with each day broken into two sessions - the first session was a large team based event, as was the final session. All other battles were one-on-one. Very successful, and the 6mm team will be back for Wintercon in July.
There will also be a 6mm tournament in April at Anzac Cup; see http://www.adfwga.com/anzac-cup
To Napoleon at War - for those that have played Man at Wars system (now Cibo's Little Dudes), the V2 rulebook is almost ready for release. I've been in close contact with Simone Volpi and we have an agent in Canberra (Dean Bedlington, Olympian Games) who will be getting the kit, books etc in for Australia. We played two sessions - first was a 1-on-1 game, the second was a large team based game based on Quatre Bras. A lot of fun and my first full games in this system - really enjoyed it, and have started a French army.
Cancon expanded this year into Fitzroy Pavilion - and on day 1 the weather was extreme and the AC didn't manage. Fitzroy was also the location of the second hand stall which expanded in size. This year the second hand stall had a ticket offer where you could purchase a ticket for early entry for $20 - some mixed feelings about that from most I spoke to. Also in Fitzroy was 40K ITC and Friendly (around 150 players), Kings of War and Chain of Command - the tables for CoC were simply stunning!
Other posts I've read describe the other halls well, so won't add to that.
As a TO, I was able to keep track of total registrations - with over 870 registered players, Cancon 2018 was the largest yet.
Some pics including an image of the John Crispin Memorial Award (for those that knew John - you'll recall he was a stalwart of the Canberra gaming scene and loved Cancon. We established this award for 2017 - John left us in Dec 2016 as a result of Cancer).