BASHCon brings hundreds of gamers to UT

Posted Feb 18th, 2011 by Meghan Cunningham  Category: Arts & Entertainment, Toledo.com


Looking to take your gaming skills to the next level? Then BASHCon is where you want to be Feb. 18-20 for the 26th annual gaming conference hosted by the BASH club.

Organizers expect more than 900 gaming fans to descend on The University of Toledo Student Union for a weekend packed with video games, miniatures, pen and paper role-playing and more.

“Even if you’re not a gamer stop by. It’s cool to learn about the games out there and if you’re not used to playing, we will teach you,” said Qusai Al Shidi, president of UT Bash.

The conference is free for students and $25 for weekend admission, which includes an event T-shirt. BASHCon will run 5 p.m. to midnight Friday, 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Sunday. Each day will house various tournaments and games for spectators to enjoy.

“We have a lot of new people signing up to coordinate new events, so we have expanded our Call of Duty and Magic The Gathering scene tournaments and events,” Al Shidi said.

BASHCon isn’t limited to video games. The conference also will include an Anime marathon, Paint and Take, and open board games.

The Games Bazaar on Saturday will allow people the opportunity to exchange their usedgames for “new to you” ones they haven’t tried yet.

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