Irvine, CA 2011—May 9, 2011: Cryptozoic Entertainment announces the creation of a new gaming convention: Epic Con! Epic Con is a traveling convention that brings the best in gaming to your local community. Epic Cons will take place across the United States, with scheduled events in 2011 in Las Vegas and Philadelphia.
“As you can imagine, the health and growth of the hobby community is incredibly important to Cryptozoic. What better way to support this community than by giving them a chance to meet up, have fun, and revel in what makes hobby gaming great… the human connection,” says Cory Jones, President and Chief Creative Officer of Cryptozoic. “In an effort to make Epic Con as accessible and exciting as possible for the largest number of gamers, we continue to invite other game companies to join us at the show. We don’t view other game companies as competitors; we view them as partners. The hobby gaming space is too small not to support any group or company spending time and money to grow the category as a whole, and as you can see with the types of games we will be supporting and the types of partners stepping up to be represented, we are totally committed to this vision.”
Free for players to enter, Epic Cons bring communities together from multiple games and different game platforms. At the heart of Epic Con is a Darkmoon Faire, a World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game event that offers everyone from competitive to beginner players the chance to participate in tournaments for big prizes or try their hand at slaying Alexstrasza, the dragon aspect. And the fun does not stop there! At Epic Con, players can participate in events for games like Magic: The Gathering, Ascension, Settlers of Catan and many more. RPG enthusiasts can group up for an adventure in their favorite campaign. There will be board games from leading manufacturers in our Board Game Library, where for $5 you can rent a game for 4 hours. All proceeds from the library go to Child’s Play, a charity based in the game industry that has collected over 7 million dollars in donations of toys, games, books and cash for sick kids in children’s hospitals across North America. What’s more, attendees will have the opportunity to dress up as their favorite game or anime character and enter a costume contest for a chance to win exciting prizes. There will be vendors at Epic Cons where gamers can buy, sell, and trade their favorite games as well.
Space for Epic Cons is still available! Cryptozoic is inviting both manufacturers and game masters to come and run games at these Epic Cons for free. Visit www.epiccon.com for information on how to get involved or find out when Epic Con is coming to a city near you!
About Cryptozoic Entertainment
Cryptozoic Entertainment was founded in 2010 on the core principle of “fans first.” Best known for the World of Warcraft® Trading Card Game, Cryptozoic makes games, comics, magazines and trading cards based on both original content and some of the most popular entertainment brands in the world. The Cryptozoic staff consists of fans who are dedicated to producing the highest quality product and community experience possible. Visit www.cryptozoic.com for additional product and event information.
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