MARATHON COUNTY (WAOW) -- Evercon returns to the Central Wisconsin Convention and Expo Center, bringing gamers of all genres together.
Evercon was started in 2000 by the DC Everest Gaming Club members, and their adviser Christian Ammon, looking to host a convention dedicated to giving table-top gamers a place to meet like-minded people.
The convention plans to honor Ammon at the event on Saturday.
The first con had only 18 public attendees but quickly became a hit. Now Evercon entertains 800 to 1000 people, and is a registered company.
Evercon started as a table top gaming convention and now involves everything from console games to live action role play. It brings together generations of gamers.
"When I sit back and look at the people my age and older, men and women that are running games and I've got young kids and their eyes are huge. Their having so much fun, and I'm like that's just awesome," said Brett Bloczynski, Evercon Co-director.
And the continuous growth is fueled by the local loyalists.
"And its really neat to see something that's local, in the town I grew up in, become this big. Where it becomes a destination. When I talk to people after every con, I'm like see you next year and they're here next year. It's really cool," said Bloczynski.
The event lasts from Friday to Sunday, with single day tickets available to purchase.
You can purchase the tickets online or at door.