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.”
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