Southern Hemisphere Open – 2017

Southern Hemisphere Open

Welcome to the S.H.O.

The Southern Hemisphere Open!

Objective Secured is proud to present Perth’s First Annual Tabletop, CCG and Board Gaming Convention! Multiple organised gaming events, free play areas, hobby workshops, vendors and more. 3 Days of gaming for all types of gamer!

By gamers and for gamers – the Southern Hemisphere Open!

23rd, 24th & 25th September 2017


Perth, capital of Western Australia, sits where the Swan River meets the southwest coast. Sandy beaches line its suburbs, and the huge, riverside Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Mt. Eliza offer sweeping views of the city.

News Features

SHO was featured in the Community news paper on the 27th July 2017 – read the full article HERE

Special Guests

Paul Kidd – Paul is a noted fantasy fiction writer and game designer who lives in Perth, Western Australia. Paul started his career in gaming with Australian game developer Beam Software. Paul has been writing since 1986 with 42 novels presently published, including 4 of the DUNGEONS & DRAGONS novel series. He published the first Australian RPGS, ALBEDO and LACE & STEEL. He is an avid gamer in all its forms – from Role Play, Table Top and video games and develops his own gaming systems regularly, publishing them through Kitsune Press and available to purchase through DriveThruRPG. He also writes for “Old School” games such as CASTLES & CRUSADES and STARSHIPS & SPACEMEN. Few people have his breadth of experience in creation for so many formats – novels, role playing games, computer games, film, TV, comics and more. We at Objective Secured are proud to have Paul attend the Southern Hemisphere Open to host a panel, run some games and meet his fans and fellow gamers!


7 Land Hand – is fortnightly podcast, alternating between board game reviews and shows on Magic: The Gathering as well as all things gaming related – cards, board or table top – they have games covered! The team do Interviews with game designers, artists, actors, writers as well as anyone with a gamer’s interest and passion! Proudly brought to you by: Good Games, Objective Secured is proud to have the team at 7 Land Hand attend the Southern Hemisphere Open as part of our media coverage. You can check out their past episodes HERE.




You can see the full schedule for organised play below.

We will be adding the timetable for hobby workshops in the coming weeks – if you have ever wanted to learn how to build terrain, use an air brush, weather damage a vehicle and more – these are the workshops for you!

Painting Competition Categories

Painting Competition Rules

Entries to the painting competition can be added when you buy any ticket to the SHO – just scroll to the bottom of the check out after entering your details and you can add as many entries as you wish, and best of all – entries are just $2 each!

If you are interested in having an exhibitors space or want to sponsor part of the event you can download all the information – found in the exhibitors pack as well as the agreement form.

For the complete process to be involved as an organiser – you can download the Expression of Interest for Demo Games, Hobby Skills and Tournament Organiser by clicking on the one you want to be involved in and following the instructions on the sheet.