This Saturday November 4th two different cons will both be running in Charleston to raise money for charity.
At the Capital City Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police in Charleston will hold this year’s Extra Life Con, a board game convention to raise money for WVU Children Hospital. The event goes from 11am to 11pm and is part of the Extra Life charity Game Day.
From 2pm to 8pm there will be raffles for over a dozen donated prizes; such as board games and two passes to the Lock & Coded Escape Rooms. Entry to the event comes with five free tickets and you can buy more for $1 each.
There will be pods of Magic Commander, with free booster packs given out, through out the day as they get enough people. No extra fee to play. A tournament table will be set up with different games you can join for $2. Winners will receive an extra ten raffle tickets. Games will be played as they fill up.
The board game library from CharCon will have around fifty games for anyone to try and play. Donate old games and buy news ones, with the money going to the WVU Children’s Hospital.
Entry to the event is $25.
Mountain State Pop Expo will be at the South Charleston Holiday Inn and Suites both Saturday and Sunday. It is a celebration of fandom and a benefit for the Children’s Home Society of WV. The vendor room is open from 10am to 6pm with events in the panel rooms going even later.
Set up will be artists, writers, cosplayers, comic and toy dealers, the 501st, nerdy craft makers, video games, video production companies, Ghostbusters, table-top games, and more fun stuff to buy.
There will be a performance from Final Form Fusion belly-dancing, a cosplay contest, raffle prizes, and panels (including one on Nerd Music from myself).
Tickets are $10 for one day or $15 for both.
Either event looks like fun and helps out a good cause. In fact you could do both if you really wanted.