Although we already announced that Gam3rCon, the popular offsite gaming convention held during San Diego Comic-Con on July 24-27, will be returning this summer, we now know some details about what fans can expect at this year’s event.
Gam3rCon announced that it is joining forces with the Geekie Awards and their team to launch another year of “affordable, family friendly convention for gamers, geeks, and industry professionals”. Attendees will be retreated to an old-school Retrocade, a community Tabletop Gaming Lounge, panels from industry insiders, a video game arena, geek-themed theatre, artwork based on beloved game series, rooftop parties, concerts, and much more.
The Geekie Awards – an award show “for geeks by geeks” that honors achievements in categories like Video Games, Tabletop Games, Cosplay, Film, and more – will be taking the convention to the next level by bringing along Geekie Award nominated tabletop games and their developers, for attendees to both experience and meet.
The finalists of this year’s Geekie Awards have not yet been chosen, and submissions are being accepted now through May 31, with nominees to be announced on July 21. Applicants in the Video Games and Tabletop categories will receive a complimentary day pass to Gam3rCon, and those who are selected as final nominees will receive a week-long pass to the gaming convention.
Tickets are still available to the convention, ranging from $50 for a week-long pass to all four days of Gam3rCon, to $20 for a one-day pass. Children under the age of 12 can get a week-long pass for $30, or a day pass for $10.
You can also find more information about Gam3rCon on our event page, which will be updated with more information as it is announced.
Here’s the full press release:
San Diego, CA – May 19,2014. With geek season just around the corner, Gam3rCon and the Geekie awards have joined forces to promote and celebrate gaming culture and the geeky arts! Every July, thousands of geeks flock to San Diego. For the fifth year in a row, Gam3rCon will host an affordable, family friendly convention for gamers, geeks, and industry professionals. Open daily from July 24 – July 2, 12pm – 12am, Gam3rCon sparks the Tenth Avenue Arts Center with their infamous old-school Retrocade, a competitive Video Game Arena, a community Tabletop Gaming Lounge, Industry Panels, geek-themed theatre, game-inspired artwork, geeky rooftop parties, comedy, cosplay and concerts. Thanks to this year’s title sponsor, Media Design School, Gam3rCon will have a second space to fill with geekery this July. Media Design School will be offering up their facilities at the NewSchool of Architecture and Design, just two blocks away from the Tenth Avenue Arts Center, to host Gam3rCon’s competitive Video Game Arena in addition to providing over $3,000 in tournament prizes.
Just like Gam3rCon is a convention by gamers for gamers, The Geekie Awards is an award show for geeks by geeks, recognizing achievements in a number of categories such as Video Games, Tabletop Games, Cosplay, Vlogs, and Film. Gam3rCon is sponsoring the Geekie Awards Tabletop Gaming Category. At Gam3rCon, attendees can experience the Geekie Award nominated tabletop games and meet the developers. Video game and tabletop category applicants will receive a complimentary day pass to Gam3rCon and category nominees will receive a week long pass. The Geekie Awards are accepting submissions from now up until May 31 and the nominees will be announced July 21 followed by the live broadcast ceremony in August.
Gam3rCon is committed to supporting the gaming community in an active and meaningful way by bringing developers and gamers together on a regular basis at their monthly “Gam3 Days” throughout the year. “We’re getting developers the feedback they need to make great games, and giving gamers the opportunity to impact their community in a positive way,” says Gam3rCon team member, Josh Stolze. Game developers are encouraged to submit their unpublished games for play-testing at the convention and share the fruits of their labor with gaming attendees.
Gam3rCon is proud to partner with the The Geekie Awards to celebrate all of the hard work that goes into creating a great tabletop experience. Come out and play this July! All ages are welcome and kid discounts are available. Buy your tickets today at www.Gam3rCon.com.
For more information:
Gam3rCon is a volunteer run not-for-profit organization by gamers for gamers in San Diego, CA. Gam3rCon hosts events year round for the community and during the summer, produces “Gam3rCon”, open from Noon to Midnight at the Tenth Avenue Arts Center. Gam3rCon is an all-ages event. Gam3rCon offers day passes ($20) and week passes ($50). Early registration and kid discounts available.
For more information and to buy tickets, please visit www.Gam3rCon.com
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