Hey all… a little heads up on something I was told about. Nuke-Con is a gaming convention that will be held in Omaha on October 4-6.
I have started a discussion with the person in charge of vendors about the possibility of OGDA being an exhibitor. We may even hold an event, drum up a few speakers or a panel or something. I guess that remains to be seen. I’m sure we would have no shortage of stuff to show off at a booth. It would be like our own little Omaha Indiecade!
From their site:
Nuke-Con is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the positive educational, social, and entertainment aspects in all types of gaming hobbies.
Games offer reading, listening, and kinesthetic learning opportunities featuring counting, strategy, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Gathering together offers the opportunity to further the community of learning
Once a year we host a family-oriented three-day convention that attracts people from all over the country. We also run several one-day game days during the year.
Read more about Nuke-Con and its activities.
While they do stuff other than the convention, this blurb is specifically what the convention portion entails…
Once a year we host a family-oriented three-day convention that attracts people from all over the country. The events put on at our annual convention include pen and paper role-playing games, collectible card games, LARPS, miniature wargames and board games. Additionally, PC gaming and console gaming have been featured at past Nuke-Cons. You can even find poker and cribbage being played.
In additional to gaming, our annual convention is home to panels and special events. Looking to learn how to get started on writing a book or hear an author read from one of his own? Do you fancy playing Croquet with a SteamPunk twist? We have that too.
I will let you know as discussions proceed. If we are going to do something, we will have further discussions in our group about who, what, logistics, etc. In the mean time, keep an eye on that date.