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Darrell Cunningham: THE INAUGURAL CUSECON CONVENTION KICKED OFF THIS WEEKEND IN SYRACUSE, NEW YORK. WITH OPEN GAMING FOR 24 HOURS. GAMERS CAN SELECT FROM OVER 1200 BOARD GAMES FROM THE LIBRARY. THEY’LL BE PROFESSIONAL PANELS. RPO EVENTS, AND MUCH MORE. IT’S AN EVENT THAT SERVES MORE THAN ONE PURPOSE.

Michael Giugliano: People are looking for a way to disconnect While still staying social in away and board games bring you to a table without some games include technology for the most part without technology. where you can unravel a story and be a part of something at a table with friends or maybe not friends you can meet strangers and play a game after an hour, hour and a half you feel like you’ve connected in some way.

Darrell Cunningham:ONCE YOU ENTER CUSECON YOU ARE APART OF THE FAMILY. GAMERS CAN CHOOSE FROM OVER 1000 TABLE TOP BOARD GAMES, NOW THERES SMALL GAMES, MEDIUM GAMES AND EVEN LARGE GAMES. THE SMALL GAMES CAN RUN ABOUT 10 MINUTES BUT THEN YOU HAVE THE LARGER GAMES LIKE DARK SOULS THE BOARD GAME 24 HOURS.

Darrell Cunningham: It was Mr. Guliano’s passion for teaching English that led to the success of creating board games and CuseCon.

Keith Ward: Our belief about education is that if we are Not taking real world risk in a place that’s this safe
I think we are missing a lot of opportunities. So the idea was to show how creative ventures with a little bit of business acumen can be put together with 15 year olds 16 year olds and allow them to use creativity to enter a business space by looking for niches to fill and to create original content for people who are looking for new content.

Jonathan Gilmour: The biggest take away from modern board gaming is the sense of community and the sense of spending time with other people it’s something that video games never really gave to me.

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) – CuseCon 2019 kicked off this weekend in Syracuse, NY. The inaugural convention created for board game lovers opened its doors on Friday night for VIP members. Gamers can select from over 1200 board games from the library and enjoy 24-hour open gaming and industry professional panels.

Game creator Daryl Andrews expresses his excitement about being apart of the first CuseCon. “Its a great honor to be here , its really fun to be apart of it for the very first year and see sho shows up and watch it grow, and my intentions are to keep coming back each year and be part of kind of a growing community of gamers from the area that either are locals or people willing to commute up.”

CuseCon will go on for the entire weekend of the 4th – 6th, with over 150 registered to attend.

Michael Giugliano, the creator of the convention, says the idea came from his passion for being an English teacher. He invited 60 local high school students to attend the convention and a professional panel where the students were able to ask industry board game professional questions about the inception to completion of creating games.

English teacher Keith Ward says, “my tenth-grade honor students are currently in level one and over time there going to learn about the gameplay, learn about intellectual properties. How intellectual properties can be converted into gameplay. So they’ll be looking at their favorite books, favorite tv shows, movies, and looking at how cinematic and literary techniques and elements can be converted into making mechanical devices to play on tabletop games. They came today to meet some of the designers, shop owners, and creators, and producers of this content.”

For more information on CuseCon and future events, connect with them on Facebook.

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