#RPGaDay2016 Day 6 Most amazing thing a game group did for their community?
Most Amazing thing a game group did for their community?
In the case of this question, I am going to tell you a story about a game Convention. I know your thinking wait ? But that is not the question it is a what did a game GROUP do for their community.
Again I will be telling you about a game Convention. That game convention would be Storm-Con. Storm-Con was a small game con held for three days each year in Charleston SC. Sadly it is no longer and active convention in our area. But what did this convention do for the community that makes it the answer to today’says question?
Before Storm Con was a convention it was a much smaller gathering of gamers that would meet in park recreation centers and host mini-conventions for the gamers of Charleston. The goal was very simple, bring gamers together from all over the city with the intent to play games and help out charity. We called it Gathering in the Park.
Gathering in the Park proved a huge success, by the third Gathering it was obvious that we were outgrowing our Mini-Convention status and we made the move to a full-fledged convention. Along the way, we were able to bring more gamers together. Creating a stronger community and having fun and giving to charity the entire time.
At our last convention, we raised nearly a thousand dollars with our charity auction and brought 400+ gamer’s together for three days of fun and games. Sadly, due to prices hikes of the areas hotel space we were forced to close our doors. In the time that we had at least.
We redefined gaming in our area, as well as did a lot of good while doing it along the way.
So to answer the question, What is the most Amazing thing a game group did for their community ? They came together for 4 years to give to charity and spread the joy of gaming. 1 as gathering in the park and 3 as Storm Con. And that Game Group was each and EVERY gamer in Charleston SC that helped make it happen!