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Calling all self-proclaimed geeks and gamers! M-CON is taking place at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre on September 15 and 16.
This ComiCon-like event celebrates gaming, technology and geek culture with an eclectic selection of tournaments, cosplay contests, video games, panels, collectible card games, board games, role-playing games, miniatures and demonstrations. Here’s what we’re excited about…
1. There’ll be Board Game Tournaments
There will be board game tournaments for Tripods & Triplanes and Wings of Glory WW1 on Saturday; and board game tournaments for Tipods & Triplanes and Wings of Glory WWII on Sunday.
2. There’ll be Plenty of Entertainment
There’ll be video game music mixes from The Runaway Four, role-playing combat demonstrations from Medieval Chaos, a Swimsuit Showdown with Hentai Cupcake Productions
3. There are Some Great Panelists
There’s an impressive line up of panellists at the event, including cosplayer Rusty Bayonet, Overcast Cosplay, Team Criticals and Forever Dreaming Cosplay.
4. There’ll be a Cosplay Contest
Always a highlight of M-Con, this year’s cosplay contest is set to take place on the main stage on Saturday, September 15. You can pre-register online or from 9 am to 10 am Saturday morning. Entries are separated into three groups: Junior (contestants who are under the age of 14 years old), Intermediate (contestants who have participated in two or less major cosplay contests at any convention), and Professional (contestants that have participated in more than two major cosplay contests at any convention).
5. There’ll be Video Game Tournaments
With just one payment of $30, you can enter all of the video game tournaments. This BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, and anyone with a gaming pass can join as many tournaments as time permits. There will be tournaments for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and HearthStone Heroes of Warcraft on Saturday and there will be tournaments for Overwatch and BattleRite.
6. It All Helps the Community
The M-CON Events Society is a non-profit organization that supports youth organizations in the local community. All proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the Nanaimo Youth Services Association.
Are you heading to Nanaimo for M-Con? Then check into the historic Best Western Dorchester Hotel. Located right downtown near bustling Nanaimo Harbour, it offers excellent views, outstanding service and easy access to all of Nanaimo’s attractions.
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