D.C. Everest Senior High School students Sam Severson, from left, Ryan Duebler, Tristin Weckwerth and Keisha Kruz play the Red Dragon Inn card game at D.C. Everest Junior High School. The students were preparing for the D.C. Everest Gaming Club's Evercon 2012 gaming convention at the junior high.
What began as a small event for the D.C. Everest gaming club is now a two-day event for die-hard gamers and a community fundraiser, and organizers are pushing full steam ahead.
The theme of EVERCON 2013 is steam punk - a gaming genre inspired by steam-powered machinery, Victorian-era dress and fantasy. Attendees can role play in a room decorated in Victorian style while refueling with tea and snacks.
EVERCON began in 2000 and only drew about 18 people outside of gaming club members. Jonathan Elmergreen, one of the event's directors, this year expects about 1,200 people to attend the two-day ...