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The board of directors of the Y-Con Gaming & Comics Convention has announced that the first annual gaming and comics convention will be held at the Rodd-Grand Yarmouth Convention Centre, June 21-23, in Yarmouth, N.S.
Focusing on board games, table-top war games, collectible card games and role-playing games, Y-Con seeks to bring the gaming community together for three days of gaming fun. There will also be live action events such as cosplay, discussion panels, a gaming flea market and auction for charity.
Y-Con will also be hosting the Golden Dog Tag Event. This is the preeminent tournament sponsored by Warlord Games for their table-top war game Bolt Action. With a U.K. company such as Warlord Games supporting Y-Con, it will bring the convention and the town of Yarmouth onto the international stage within the gaming community.
Alongside Warlord Games is U.K.-owned Games Workshop, which is sponsoring tournaments for both Warhammer: Age of Sigmar and Warhammer 40,000 with prizes and gifts for those who enter.
A weekend pass includes a swag bag of free merchandise and special offerings. Single tickets will also be available for purchase, as well as special VIP tickets.
Also added to the list of activities, Y-Con will be hosting official tournaments for Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and Munchkin.
If you go:
The first Y-Con Gaming & Comics Convention promises to be a family friendly event for those seeking to play old favourites or to learn what’s new in gaming.
It also will be a great opportunity for those curious to discover what gaming is all about.
Further details will be updated on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well as on www.yarmouthcon.com.