Once again, BASHcon will be bringing gaming to the University of Toledo. The annual gaming-centered
event put on by UT’s BASH will kick off Friday, Feb. 16-18 at the Lancelot Thompson Student Union.
According to Jacquelynn Chaput, BASH executive coordinator, the theme of this year’s event is Dungeon Exploration, and they will offer a variety of game styles to play.
“We get a lot of RPG’s (role playing games) at the event,” Chaput said. “Last year was kind of video game-themed, so we wanted to do something different.”
The event will run Friday, 5 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, 9 a.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission is free for anyone with a student ID on Friday, including non-UT students, but will be $5 for non-student attendees. All non-UT attendees will have to pay $5 for admission Saturday and Sunday.
Caput added that pre-registration is available at Bashcon.com, but the event will be cash only.
“We will have eight arcade cabinets, including DDR, Initial D and JuBeat,” Caput said.
She added that RealBreakingNate, a YouTube star who runs a Pokémon themed channel, will be a special guest at the event.
“He’ll do some panels and he’ll walk around the convention,” Chaput said, adding that having a special guest is something unique in this year’s event.
Chaput said that she expects a lot of people to come, stating that about 750 attended last year’s, but attendance can reach 1,000.
“It’s usually larger than most of the other org-run UT events,” Chaput said.
To view a full list of events and pre-register, visit Bashcon.com, or the group’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/BASHCon.