GameCon is a bi-annual, non-profit gaming convention organized for middle and high school students by public school teachers. It is our goal to provide tabletop gaming opportunities to students in the Pikes Peak region. 

GameCon IX

posted Sep 13, 2017, 3:43 PM by Dustin Flesher   [ updated Sep 13, 2017, 3:48 PM ]

GameCon IX is coming up on November 11. We're expecting 400 - 500 gamers at Rampart High School for a full day of games, tournaments, cosplay, vendors, and more. Be sure to register now!

Students will play roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons, card games like Magic the Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh!, miniature war games, chess, and many other games.

We'll also have a professional cosplay tournament, a professional comic book artist doing artwork for students, and many other special guests.

GameCon VIII Was a Blast!

posted May 19, 2017, 11:52 AM by Dustin Flesher   [ updated May 19, 2017, 5:42 PM ]

Four hundred students swarmed Rampart High School for a day of games, tournaments, cosplay, and more. The Cosplay Contest at GameCon VIII was tremendous. The students were super-creative and had a great time. The judges had a tough decision to make. The crowd gathered in the auditorium loved the presentations. Thanks to GalaxyFest for organizing the event for us. Check out more from GameCon VIII.

Rain or Snow

posted Apr 28, 2017, 6:11 AM by Dustin Flesher   [ updated Apr 28, 2017, 6:12 AM ]

GameCon is going to be a huge hit tomorrow. We expect a little snow, but unless the weather turns catastrophically bad, we'll enjoy a full day of games on Saturday. If we need to reschedule for next Saturday, we'll send out an email blast and post on this website.

GameCon VIII is on Saturday, April 29!

posted Apr 22, 2017, 1:14 PM by Dustin Flesher   [ updated Apr 22, 2017, 1:29 PM ]

GameCon is coming up on 4/29, and it's going to be spectacular! We have a huge selection of games, tournaments, and events lined up:
  • Games: roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons, Star Wars, Savage Worlds, and Pathfinder; miniature war games and board games; and more.
  • Tournaments: Magic, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, Chess.
  • Comic Book Artist: Ben Worrell will be doing custom art for kids. Get your favorite character or hero and a poster. Ben will draw custom art for 12 kids for only $10. Make sure you reserve your spot early on Saturday.
  • Cosplay: GalaxyFest will host a cosplay contest for kids. Wear your best scifi/fantasy/anime costume, and you can participate in a contest involving judges and prizes.
  • Special Guests and Vendors: Star Wars characters in full costume, authors, and more!
The amount of loot we're giving out is staggering! We have mountains of dice, deck boxes, premium card sleeves, comics, costumes, collectibles, and more, all donated by game and comic book companies. All students will receive a loot box filled with good stuff, and more will be given out at the games and tournaments.

GameCon VIII

posted Mar 10, 2017, 8:11 AM by Dustin Flesher   [ updated Mar 10, 2017, 8:14 AM ]

GameCon VIII is coming up on April 29, 2017. It will be held at Rampart High School from 8 am to 5 pm. GameCon is for students in grades 6 - 12. We will have tournaments, cosplay events, vendors, and learning opportunities. Students will play a variety of games, including roleplaying games, board games, card games, chess, and many others. Register now!

Games Include:
Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, Pathfinder, Savage Worlds, Chess, Star Wars X-Wing, Historical Miniature War Games, Settlers of Catan, and many, many others.

GameCon Merchandise

posted Oct 26, 2016, 3:45 PM by Dustin Flesher   [ updated Nov 11, 2016, 8:52 PM ]

Check out the awesome GameCon merchandise. Your purchase supports GameCon events for teens in the Pikes Peak region. We have posters, dice, t-shirts, and more! Visit the concession booth at GameCon VII on November 12 at Rampart High School, or contact Carolyn Payne today.

GameCon VII

posted Aug 28, 2016, 7:23 AM by Dustin Flesher   [ updated Oct 2, 2016, 6:46 PM ]

GameCon VII is coming up on November 12 at Rampart High School! It's going to be a tremendous event with more games and volunteers than ever before. We'll have the biggest Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments for students in the city. We'll have more roleplaying games, miniature war games, and board games. Stay tuned - we'll post details about our featured events and how you can register. Check out the poster that is appearing in schools near you.

GameCon VI Recap

posted May 9, 2016, 1:38 PM by Dustin Flesher

GameCon VI was a huge success. Check out our recap!

Rain or Snow, GameCon VI is a Go!

posted Apr 29, 2016, 12:46 PM by Dustin Flesher   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 12:52 PM ]

The weather reports look favorable. KKTV is saying that minor accumulation is possible. The roads still look fairly clear, so we're expecting GameCon VI to go forward. Saturday is supposed to be reasonably dry. If the weather changes, we'll send out emails and post to this website.

Celebrity Games at GameCon VI!

posted Apr 29, 2016, 11:18 AM by Dustin Flesher   [ updated Apr 29, 2016, 12:02 PM ]

GameCon VI is fortunate to have many excellent GMs in attendance. Among the stars are Travis Petkovits is a former employee of Wizards of the Coast and a brilliant game master. Another game master, Andrew Armstrong, has a Dungeons and Dragons YouTube channel with over 30,000 subscribers! Perhaps the most famous of our game masters, Sean Patrick Fannon, has designed numerous games. His current project, Savage Rifts, is the most anticipated game of 2016, according ENWorld.

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