CharCon is back for another year. The table-top gaming convention is from Friday July 13th to the Sunday July 15th at the Clay Center in Charleston. This year’s theme is Star Wars vs. Star Trek.
There will be 80 plus Play to Win games available, a board game library to check out games from, a Catan National Championship Qualifier tournament, world premier of Warren Lords a high fantasy skirmish game of anthropomorphic rabbit warriors, Pokémon TCG tournament, early testing of Blood on the Clocktower, overnight gaming space at Quality Inn, Aerodrome, Confluence RPG, Star Trek Adventures, Star Wars Legions, Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator, Pathfinder, Sparks, Star Trek Murder Mystery, D&D, Starfinder, Warhammer 40k tournament, Werewolf, and plenty of other planned games.
On the non gaming side of things to do include J.R. and Friends Quick Draw on Friday night, food trucks on Saturday, a two hour seminar on 3D printing, watch Rogue One on the planetarium screen, adult and kids costume contests, cosplay panel, the 501st Legion, cosplay video shoot, and plenty of space just to hang out with fellow gamers.
For late night fun there will be CharCon Out Loud Friday at the Bakery with DJ Charlie Brown Superstar, CharCon attendees get in for only $3 others for $5. CharCon After Dark will be at the Quality Inn and feature drinking and karaoke.
The Clay Center will be open during the convention for you to check out as well.
Vendors and artisans for the con include Dragon’s Den, Sea Dog Game Studios, White Tide Publishing, Dads Armies, Billy Tackett, Jeff Carlisle, Michael Mayne, CJS Games, and others. There will also be a flea market open up to everyone on Sunday for $10 a table.
Weekend Passes are $45, children twelve and under are $20, and visitor passes are $10 per day. Visitor passes do not allow for playing games. Single day gaming passes will be available too.
You can book rooms at the Quality Inn & Suites till the start of CharCon for $58 a night and be within walking distance of the con. This is where the con’s nightly gaming room will be as well as After Dark on Saturday.
This is a big event for fans of gaming, whether you have a game you love playing already or want to learn a new one. Also good for parting and for cosplayers.