Former members of Canton Mudders return to perform Comic-Con after party charity event on July 14th.
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San Diego, CA July 3rd, 2012 Gam3rCon, the first local event dedicated to celebrating the world of video games and interactive entertainment, will host a concert fundraiser for the Get-Well Gamers Foundation on the rooftop of the 10th Avenue Theatre. Heading into its 3rd year, Gam3rCon is THE place to play for gamers, geeks, and gaming industry members during the week of Comic Con International.
Taking place on Saturday, July 14th after Comic-Con, the evening concert will feature live filk music from Eben Brooks, Allison Lonsdale, and Mark Kramer, former member of the Canton Mudders, with his new band the FIZGIGS. There will be no cost to attend, but cash donations will be accepted at the door to provide gaming systems to hospitalized children.
"I had such a good time performing at last year's show that I jumped at the chance to do it again this year, said Eben Brooks. Im thrilled that our filkers from last year are returning, said Gam3rCon co-chair, Walter G. Meyer. I mean, who can say no to a summertime rooftop concert in San Diego, especially when it's for a good cause?
Gam3rCon features four floors of gaming entertainment, including:
Coleman University Video Game Arena- free play and tournaments for cash and prizes on the latest games and systems, including xBox 360, PS3, WII, and LAN play.
Live Theatre- geek-inspired productions GAM3RS: The Play, "I Wish My Life Were an RPG, and Spider Baby, the Musical,.
USAopoly Tabletop Gaming Lounge- the latest in tabletop, dice and card games.
Panels- gaming industry professionals share their knowledge with attendees.
Gaming Art Exhibition- curated by local collective 8-Bit Cubist.
Top of the 10th- daily happy hour gaming sessions and rooftop parties with live entertainment, food, drinks, and an amazing view of the San Diego skyline.
Joining Title Sponsors Coleman University and USAopoly are several new programming partners, including the UCSD Winter Gamefest, myNerdRage.com, 760 LANS, LanDiego.com, Horrible Imaginings, and Wiggity Bang Games. Product and prize support is provided by MadCatz, Papa Johns, Mek-Fu, WowWee Games, ONE Coconut Water, popchips, and Gamer Grub.
Open from noon to midnight, Gam3rCon is an all-ages event celebrating the earliest traditions of dice and cards to the latest innovations in digital gaming experiences. One day passes are $10 and week-long passes are $30 (available online). For more information, please visit www.Gam3rCon.com.