Cryptozoic Entertainment has announced a traveling series of game conventions, Epic Con, to kick off this year with events in Las Vegas and Philadelphia. Each Epic Con will include a Darkmoon Faire, an event for players of Cryptozoic’s World of Warcraft TCG. But Epic Cons will also include gaming from other companies, including Magic: The Gathering, Ascension, Settlers of Catan, and more.
Cryptozoic is also inviting retailers and other game companies to exhibit. Cryptozoic President and CCO Cory Jones explained the strategy. “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,” he said.
A Board Game Library is also planned for each Epic Con, where players can rent games for $5 per four hours, with the proceeds donated to Child’s Play.
There will be no charge to attend.
The Las Vegas Epic Con will be held June 16-19 at the Paris; the Philadelphia event will be held September 29-October 2nd at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The 2012 Epic Con schedule will be announced at Gen Con.