CharCon 2017

7/21/2017 - 7/23/2017

Charleston, WV

West Virginia's gaming convention

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  • Weekend Badge and T-shirt
  • Combo only valid to purchase through 7/1/2017

Weekend Badge


Kids Weekend Badge


  • 12 and under


1 Clay Square
Charleston, WV 25301


CharCon is the place to be if you have any interest in Role Playing Games, Board Games, Card Games, Miniature Live Combat , Live Action Role Playing, Video Games, Kids Games, Fantasy Art, CosPlay, and/or Costume Contests.

CharCon was the brain child of Travis Reynolds and Nick Gillispie. Lets hop in the way back machine and see how it all started (insert sound effects here):

For years, our duo, along with a number of their friends they had been gaming with since childhood, had talked about opening a game shop in Charleston. They even had meetings about it and discussed some details. Alas, after years of little to no movement on the idea they came to realize that it was never going to happen. They both work full time jobs and while they loved the idea of having a true game store in Charleston, they just were not sure that it could work.

Around the same time they had been attending Origins for some time and their exposure to this great convention helped convert their desire to be move involved with the gaming hobby from wanting to own a store, to wanting to host a game convention. Thus the idea of CharCon was born. 2006 was the first year of CharCon and it was a learning experience for Nick, Travis and the rest of the small staff. Picking and choosing things from the other game shows they attended or say on the intertubes and making it up as they went, they manages to produce quite a successful show. Just over 375 of their closest friends and seven different vendors made it out over the Friday and Saturday show. The feedback was almost universally positive and combined with the turn out, it was enough to make CharCon an annual event.

CharCon 2006 was the culmination of many discussions over games about the lack of gaming opportunities in West Virginia. Several different gamers came together finally to attempt the impossible, "to put on a Game Convention" in our own backyard. The first CharCon was held in one of the back sections of the Charleston Civic Center. So far in the back, that you could not get to CharCon by using the front doors. Yes, you had to drive or walk around the Civic Center to enter on the back side of the building. Even with that obstacle, we managed to attract almost 400 attendees. Since we were hoping for about 250, this counts as a very successful first year. The space was good and we had a great time. We were so successful that we moved to a larger room for 2007. And yes, we had a door to the front of the civic center. CharCon 2007 was another success. We had a lot more space and filled most of it. In 2008, we added a little more space and had a great event. In 2009, we added a third day (Fri - Sun) and had over 500 attendees.

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Code of Conduct

This is your badge. Yes you do need a stinkin’ badge. And it has your name on it, because only you can use it. And you better be wearing it all the time. ALL THE TIME! It allows you to enter CharCon for the year printed on it. DO NOT share it with other people…or else.

Most events are covered by your badge. But some cost extra and should say so in the description. You can sign up for all events at Registration. Everyone there is just waiting to help you. No, really.

While you are here, be nice to everyone. It’s just the cool thing to do. No abusive, threatening, damaging, lewd, illegal or destructive behavior. Seriously. If you are having a momentarily lapse of reason, CharCon Staff may ask you to calm down. We don’t want to, but if you persist, we will ask you to leave. CharCon reserves the right to revoke any badge and has the final say in all matters regarding this issue, up to and include removal of persons from the venue. Seriously.

Gamers are cool people. But there are always those guys that ruin it for everyone. So please watch your stuff and keep it with you. Charcon can’t watch your stuff and is not liable for any loss.

Chances are, we will take your picture. Maybe you will know it. Maybe not. We take lots of pictures. Video also. It doesn’t hurt, but you should know you may end up in print or on social media, etc.

Accepting this badge constitutes acceptance of these rules and agreement to comply, as well as compliance with decisions made by CharCon Staff during the event. This is for that other guy, because we are sure you will follow the rules.

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