The College of DuPage Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Gaming Club will host its annual gaming convention, “CODCON XXV: 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition: Re-Roll!”, Friday through Sunday, April 8-10.
It will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Student Resource Center, room 2000, on the college’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd .
CODCON XXV will feature a variety of games and activities, including Dungeons and Dragons Adventure League, a Settlers of Catan qualifying tournament, live role-playing and more.
“This is our big fundraiser for the club and many popular events will carry over from previous years,” said COD English teacher and club advisor James Allen. “Events like the Tournament of Catan and others can lead to even bigger events for us, so we really want people to stretch their legs and have fun.”
College of DuPage was unable to host CODCON for two years due to COVID-19 restrictions. Previous CODCONs have drawn over 400 people to the COD campus.
For many Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Gaming Club members, this will be their first CODCON experience.
“This event is great because it’s happening here in our own region,” said club president Danielle Taylor. “It can help us create a sense of community together.”
Artists and authors appearing at CODCON XXV include: Blake’s Nerdy Jewels and Charms featuring custom jewelry and artwork; Raffael Coronelli with books, art exhibitions; Dzhelasi with fan art, stickers, buttons, zines and more; Morgan Fertig with fantastic illustrations; cartoonist and author Ryan Francis; Hugo Negron, author of “Forgeage d’un chevalier”; and Owl Post Greetings with handmade greeting cards, decals, bookmarks, book bags, and more.
Featured vendors will be: Candi Coated Designs offering dice bags and more; Fair Game with books and supplies for role-playing games, board games, etc.; Illinois Jules (Julie Swendsen) with toys, collectibles, and more. ; Joe Abboreno with custom artwork; and Space Gallery Online with geeky products.
Slots will generally operate from 6pm to 11pm on Friday, 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, with additional hours from 7pm to 11pm on Saturday.
Advance registration fees are $12 for an all-weekend pass, $8 for two days, or $5 for one day. At the door it will be $7 to $15.
Children 6 to 12 years old get in at half price and children 5 years old or younger are free. Children 12 or younger must be accompanied by an adult 18 or older at all times.
For more information or to register for CODCON XXV, visit www.codcon.com or contact Professor Allen at (630) 942-3421 or [email protected]
Sci-Fi/Fantasy and Gaming Club general meetings are held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at the Berg Instructional Center, room 1437.