What is GameCon?
GameCon is a tabletop gaming convention for teens aged 13 - 18 in the Pikes Peak region. Held twice a year, GameCon hosts tournaments, board games, roleplaying games, cosplay, LARP, authors, special guests, vendors, and much more.
GameCon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit managed by educators in the Pikes Peak region. We believe that tabletop strategy games help teens to develop skills in literacy, numeracy, abstract reasoning, complex sequencing, social interaction, and critical thinking.
Our next event is called GameCon XV and will be held on April 30, 2022 at Janitell Junior High School. The event will focus on board games and roleplaying games and will be hosted online.
How can I volunteer for GameCon?
GameCon relies upon adults in the community who are enthusiastic about tabletop strategy games and willing to share their knowledge with teens. Please volunteer to teach or facilitate games in your area of interest. Even if you're not a gamer, we also need adults who can help out with registration, concessions, and tournaments.
GameCon volunteers come from all walks of life. We have a large number of teachers, administrators, spouses of educators, and parents who contribute their time and energy to GameCon.