Nanocon hopes for 350 attendees
The DSU Gaming Club hosts Nanocon 9 again this year at the Dakota Prairie House Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6. The annual gaming convention includes game playing, vendors, and an academic conference with guest speakers. The event is free and open to the public.
Students in the DSU Gaming Club run Nanocon, which is in its ninth year. Attendance continues to grow with last year's event exceeding 330 attendees and hope that this year's event reaches 350 or more. Robert Balder, nationally renowned writer and producer of the web comic "Erfworld," is this year's keynote speaker. Nanocon holds the first annual Workshop on Integrated Design in Games (IDiG), a formal, peer-reviewed academic workshop.
Attendees play games during the event, which include board games, card games, role-playing games and video games. The DSU Gaming Club also raises proceeds for Child's Play, an organization that purchases games and toys for children in hospitals including Sanford Children's Hospital in Sioux Falls.