Star Wars villains to make special appearance at inaugural InCON

YANA to benefit from ‘bad guys doing good’ at local Family Gaming Convention

  • Aug. 6, 2014 6:00 a.m.

Kids will love interacting with the members of the 501st Legion.

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The 501st Legion’s Outer Rim Squad will be donning their exceptional Star Wars costumes and volunteering at InCON – the Comox Valley’s Family Gaming Convention.

Organizer Courtney Pozzolo of Undiscovered Photography was thrilled to be contacted by a local member of the Outer Rim Squad who offered to be a part of the convention.

The 501st Legion is an all-volunteer group of Star Wars enthusiasts who bring their unique level of enthusiasm to children and adults all over the world through appearances at many charity and community events.

“This seemed like a natural fit to our convention,” said Alex Greenwood of Games and Grounds Coffee House – the other local business teaming up to bring the convention to town.

“For our first year we actually have tons of different gaming and related genre activities and interests offered – from tournaments to ‘trinkets’ to buy. We are family friendly which was really important to all of us, and we wanted to provide as much to attendees as we felt we could for a quality experience. The fact that we have the Outer Rim Squad volunteering is really exciting!”

The 501st will have an information table where attendees can ask questions and find out more about this exciting group of ‘Bad Guys Doing Good’.

They will also be offering a free raffle for prizes that they have donated, and at Undiscovered Photography’s photo booth there will be an opportunity for people to have an official picture taken by donation, in front of the Millennium Falcon with the Outer Rim Squad themselves – with proceeds going to YANA.

You Are Not Alone is a local non-profit that provides accommodation and direct funding to Comox Valley families and pregnant mothers who need to travel for medical care for their child.

In addition, the Outer Rim Squad will volunteer for an hour at the Kids’ Fair part of the convention, held outdoors from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  There will be carnival-like games, a craft table and colouring.  The 501st will also feature a Star Wars-themed bean bag toss. A donation jar for YANA will be on-site, along with a fun donation coin drop ‘tank’ with a prize for those who get their coin in the shot glass in the bottom.

InCON will be held on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., with activities at the lower Florence Filberg Centre, across the street at Riverside Park and at Games and Grounds Coffee House.

You can preregister and pay a reduced fee for the convention online at www.inconcv.com or at Games and Grounds Coffee House at #4, 239 Puntledge Rd. in Courtenay, or pay  the ‘at the door’ fee the day of the convention at either venue.

Tournament fees are above the cost of convention passes.

For more information contact info@inconcv.com or call 250-871-1171.

 

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