Western’s Own Comic-Con

Gamer’s Guild hosts a gaming convention.

Stephanie Colton / Staff Writer

Brendon Trushard plays a round of Mortal Kombat at Gunni-Con. Photo by Stephanie Colton
Brendon Trushard plays a round of Mortal Kombat at Gunni-Con. Photo by Stephanie Colton

Fans of video games, comics, and fantasy franchises gathered on Saturday, Apr. 9 for the 4th annual Gunni-Con. Gamer’s Guild, Western’s gaming club, hosted the convention in the University Center South Ballroom. Inspired by the popular Comic-Con, numerous gaming consoles and computers were set up for attendees to challenge each other to Mortal Kombat and Hearthstone tournaments, among many other games. Students could choose from a variety of board games to play against their friends. They were also encouraged to dress up as their favorite fictional character for a costume contest that closed out the festivities.

Gamer’s Guild had been planning Gunni-Con since the beginning of the spring semester. They received sponsorships from the Gunnisack, Mochas Café, and Pie-Zan’s Pizza. Half of the convention’s proceeds went to the Student Emergency Relief Fund for Suicide Prevention Week, partly hosted by KWSB radio station. Gamer’s Guild achieved their goal of raising money for this cause, as well as bringing students of all interests together with this successful event.