Dakota State University’s gaming club is gearing up for it’s annual gaming convention this weekend in Madison. In its 16th year, the convention, Nanocon, takes place Friday through Sunday on the DSU campus. DSU Gaming Club advisor and associate professor of mathematics, Dr. Glenn Berman, said that just a few dozen people attended the convention when it first started back in 2002, but now the event draws more than 400 attendees. Nanocon is free and open to the public.
Nanocon includes different non-competitive play games, board games, table-top role-playing games, and video game tournaments. The weekend event also features different vendors,movies, and other events.
Nanocon is paid for by the money DSU’s Gaming Club makes through concessions at the yearly event.