Good Games UAB program hosts annual gaming convention

Good Games UAB will draw more than 500 attendees to participate in eSports-related activities at the third annual BlazerCon gaming convention. 

2017 blazerconThe University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Good Games UAB will host its third annual BlazerCon from March 31-April 1 in the Hill Student Center Ballroom. Featuring video game tournaments, arcade cabinets, a screening of “Star Wars: Rogue One,” a cosplay contest, and artist and vendor booths, this open-to-the-public event is expected to draw more than 500 attendees.

BlazerCon will kick off March 31 at 3 p.m. and run until midnight. It will continue April 1 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Admission for UAB students, faculty and staff is free. Attendance for the public will cost $10 and cover both event dates. 

The two-day gaming convention will give attendees opportunities to network with organizations on campus, as well as to participate in team-building activities and community recreational events.

GG.UAB is an eSports initiative aiming to create an environment that fosters a community of students with diverse backgrounds who actively engage in gaming activities. The program provides extensive programming, hands-on experience and professional development resources to promote cultural and community awareness while increasing career opportunities for UAB students.