Gam3rCon Opening Night Sunday, July 19th at the 10th Ave. Theatre in San Diego

Double feature of “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” and “GAM3RS: the Play” kicks off week-long gaming mini-convention. More details after the jump.



Gam3rCon, the only local event focusing on the world of video games and interactive entertainment from the earliest traditions of dice and cards to the latest innovations in digital gaming experiences, opens this Sunday, July 19th with a special double feature of two live “geek theatre” productions. The double bill includes a fan driven adaptation of Joss Whedon’s smash internet series “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog-LIVE” and “GAM3RS: the Play”, a one-man show about a tech support operator who tries to escape his boring cubicle life by playing online role-playing games. There are just a handful of $40 tickets left for the double feature, which includes a rooftop after party overlooking the San Diego skyline. Brian Bielawski and Walter G. Meyer, creators of both Gam3rCon and “GAM3RS”, started Gam3rCon in 2010 to coincide with Comic Con as an adjunct festival. “With over 40,000 gamers a day roaming the streets of downtown San Diego, it’s a great opportunity to highlight the gaming aspects that are often overlooked at the Con,” Bielawski said. “And as an all-ages event, Gam3rCon provides a safe place for kids to hang out after Comic-Con,” Meyer elaborated. Gam3rCon takes place at the 10th Ave. Theatre, and features both plays throughout the week.

In addition, the four story venue will host several activities, including:

  • Video Game Tournaments- the Box Arena and 760 LANS will put on free play sessions and cash tournaments with Tekken 6, Mortal Kombat IX, Super Street Fighter IV, FIFA 11, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Rock Band, and Call of Duty: Black Ops.
  • Table Top Gaming Lounge- tourneys and training sessions for Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Outbreak: Undead and many more.
  • Industry Panels- discussions led by gaming professionals and experts.
  • Rooftop Parties- with views of the San Diego skyline. Parties include Jimmy Wong in concert on July 20th, “Samurais & Schoolgirls” on July 21st, Industry Night on July 22nd, and a closing night benefit/ filking concert on July 24th for the Get-Well Gamers Foundation.

One day passes are $5 at the door, but people are encouraged to pre-register online by July 15th for a free one day pass. Week long passes are also available for $10. For more information on Gam3rCon, visit