Charcon returns for another year of gaming at the Charleston Civic Center this Friday October 16th at noon to Sunday October 18th at 7pm. This year’s theme is Monsters vs. Aliens.
Games include the Premier Board Game Tournament with five new board games, Pathfinder Society, SPARKS Star Wars RPG, Aerodrome, Sailpower, Artemis Space Ship Simulator, Are you a Werewolf?, Catan Qualifier Tournament, Warmachine Appalachian Cup Championship, Pandemic Survival, 6 WV State Championship card games, Dagorhir demos, Mario Kart and Carcassonne drinking games, King of New York Tournament, Live Action Red Dragon Inn, Battletech, 2 Rooms and a Boom, Dice Masters draft, Warhammer 40k, a board game library from the Appalachian Gamers, open gaming space, D&D, and so much more.
They have lined up a few guests this year. The Guest of Honor is cosplayer Raining Neion. Artist guest Billy Tackett, cosplay guest Harley Heartthrob, authors Michael Knost and Brian Hatcher. Plus Stephanie Erb, an actress who has appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, True Blood, Ray Donovan, 24, and The Ring.
Non-gaming events include panels on horror gaming, cosplay, photography, art in gaming, and more. Photo shoots with guests and cosplayers. Adult costume contest on Saturday with the winner getting a brand new sewing machine. A kids costume contest and kids Ghostbusters Training on Sunday. Drink and draw Saturday night along with the Charcon After Dark. Live robotics demonstration with P.A.R.T.s. Vendors and artist alley.
A weekend pass is $40, Friday and Sunday pass $20, and Saturday $25. Children twelve and under can get a weekend pass for $20 or day pass for $10. A non-gaming pass is $10 per day.
This is a big year of gaming, with lots of different games to get in on and more non-gaming activities too. I will be running Super Dungeon Explorer on Friday night, Kittens in a Blender on Saturday, and Krosmaster Arena on Sunday. So come by and join in a game.