Nothing But Games convention comes to Guildford hotel for two days in June

First-time event planned by West Coast Science Fiction Association

SURREY — Gamers will gather in Guildford next month for Nothing But Games, a two-day convention dedicated to analog and digital games.

The inaugural event is planned by West Coast Science Fiction Association (WCSFA), the group that stages VCON, billed as “the oldest fan-run general-interest science fiction and fantasy convention in Canada and the Pacific Northwest.”

The Nothing But Games convention will be held on June 17 and 18 at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.

The family-friendly event promises nothing but board games, RPGs (role-playing games), arcade games, card games, a sci-fi bridge simulator and more.

Close to 500 people are expected to attend, said Andrea Driedger, an Aldergrove resident who co-ordinates registration for the event and also does social media for the WCSFA.

“If we could get 1,000 people, it’d be amazing,” she said Tuesday.

“Games are great for every age group, so we expect kids and adults, teens, people of all ages.”

In a sponsorship guide, the event’s “core audience” is described as males ages 18 to 45.

The convention will feature 32 hours of non-stop gaming, plus panels and workshops on a variety of game-related topics, according to a post on the event website.

“Those who come out can expect content (such as) The Artemis Bridge Simulator (x2 full setups!), Modern Console Gaming, Retro Console Gaming, Handheld Gaming, Retro PC LAN Gaming, Board Gaming, Miniature Gaming, Tabletop RPGs, Popular CCGs, vendors selling games and game-related merchandise,” the website says.

“There may also be some gaming-related talks, large-scale interactive games (LARP, anyone?) and a couple of hours will be set aside on Saturday evening to hold WCSFA’s Annual General Meeting. If you love games of any or all kinds, we invite you to become a member and come get your game on!”

Tickets for the event range from $10 to $40. For more details, visit Wcsfa.org/nothing-but-games-open-alpha.

“WCSFA, as a 100% volunteer run organization, sells memberships to its major events (such as Nothing But Games) rather than tickets,” the event website notes. “Each event membership purchased represents a support commitment towards the operational costs that must be met for the association to successfully host that event. Approximately 80% of the income for each event comes directly from these membership fees.”

tom.zillich@thenownewspaper.com

Just Posted

VIDEO: Volunteers, donations needed as ‘Whalley Santa Cause’ returns to Surrey’s 135A Street

Volunteers will descend on the Surrey ‘Strip’ to give hampers to homeless on Christmas Day, but help is needed

#MeToo at work: How reporting sexual harassment works – and how it doesn’t

British Columbians have four options to report harassment or assault, but none of them are easy

Right before Christmas, Surrey woman with two kids loses everything in fire

Bentley, her husband, and her two boys who have health issues are now left homeless

California competition gives Tamanawis an edge in high school hoops

The senior boys team played four games and watched UCLA in action last month

Surrey RCMP report ‘Tank-ful’ ending to stolen pit bull puppy case

Tank was reported stolen in late September, when he was 8 weeks old

Border officers rally at B.C.’s Peace Arch

CBSA employees tire of ‘lack of respect’

Federal Crown drops appeal after charges against pot activist dismissed

Dana Larsen said he was served notice at his home in Vancouver and the case was to be heard July 2

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry May 19

Kensington Palace announced the date to the public Friday

Debt-to-household-income ratio rises in third quarter

Total household credit market debt grew to $2.11 trillion in the third quarter

PART I: How Prince Rupert schools teach Indigenous language to hundreds of students

A multimedia series with videos and photos from children’s Sm’algyax classes on B.C.’s North Coast

B.C. Mountie told to resign after texting teenage sex assault victim

RCMP documents say Const. Brian Eden sent sexually inappropriate photos to 17-year-old girl

B.C. Interior First Nation create a community radio station

The Tsilhqot’in National Government is developing a radio station to promote language revitalization and create unity

Full Cupboard Holiday Program: Raising food, funds and awareness.

Envision Financial and Langley Advance support area food banks this season

Family doctors should learn to treat addiction, not shun patients: scientist

B.C. Centre on Substance Use’s Dr. Evan Wood said efforts underway to change addiction medicine image

Most Read