I was in Melbourne last October, sorry I didn't know you were around. We could of met up and played a few games.
I have found two things that works best at conventions for my team and I over the last 7 years. The first is navigating from point A to point B only. The second is combat drills. I flip between the two and at times, balancing a bit of one or another. I have created several tools to facilitate that.
The first tool is to ensure I can communicate with them via an email newsletter program, where I get their permission to send them emails of upcoming Artemis games in their area. The Bridge Crew Assignment tool is a free online program I've written, to provide information to players and assign them their roles on the bridge automatically.
The second tool is a randomly generated game script that focuses on flying around the sector to clean up space junk, derelicts and detonate unused mines. While having to navigate the flora and fauna.
These two focal points have given me the opportunity to create social gaming clubs in various cities. While keeping the playing fresh for Convention attendees, and not tiring out the GM or person hosting the Artemis SBS exhibit.
Bridge Assignment: deploy-test.tsn-artemis.ca