If you are looking for anything to do this weekend, you have plenty of options. Gamers will be converging on Ft. Worth for the toddling Texicon. Beginning as an idea between two brothers at an anime convention in 2008, it has now grown to an event for gamers, game stores, and game manufacturers from every corner of Texas. The games will begin Friday, July 20th, at 9:00 AM and continue until Sunday at 6:00 PM or until they run out of Funyuns and Mountain Dew! Just kidding on that last part. Get yourself to the Norris Conference Center in Fort Worth and Game ON!
A bit closer to Dallas will be the Dallas Games Marathon – Monthly Board Gaming Event Friday through Sunday. A fee gets you through the door for the weekend or day and gets you the following:
- Entrance into the event.If you’re looking for comic books, head to Arlington for the Dallas – Fort Worth Comic Book Show. This is another repeating show that comes around every quarter. For one day only, you can be in comic book Heaven (well, on a smaller scale) to grab those hard-to-find items. There will be guests at this event which is considered to be “the supplement to the comic cons.”
- Exclusive access to the board game library for the weekend.
- Free entry into a drawing for one of several games given away every month.
- Monthly game tournament with prizes for winners and sometimes for participants.
- Occasionally we provide demos from game designers and publishers.
- Toys for children on Sunday.
- Free entry for your direct family (spouse and children) on Sunday.
Special guests will include:
-John Wilkins - Graphic Illustrator from El Paso, TX.**Update** John Wilkins has let me know that he will be there Friday and Sunday status and might be there Saturday night, but that is TBA. ~ James 1:54 PM 7/17/2012
-Terry Parr - Comic Illustrator
-Chantal Small - Labyrinth Story
-Halo Seraphim - Pop Culture Artist
-Charles Martin - Counter Culture Author
-David Doub - Comic Book Writer and Publisher
But the Featured Guest will be none other than Sam del la Rosa of Spiderman and Venom fame.
Last, but not least, Moon Day! Saturday will find many folks celebrating the July 20, 1969 landing on the moon by visiting the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas. The National Space Society of North Texas has joined with the museum and other organizations to bring a fun and fact-filled day to everyone. There will be exhibits, film screenings, and family-friendly classes in the Moon Academy Program!
If you find any of these interesting, let me know and be sure and snap photos to share with us!