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Hartlepool’s award-winning charity games event returns for the third year!

Charitable Student Ambassadors and College staff have once again joined with Changing Futures Hartlepool to bring some family fun to local families during the half-term break. GameCon is a celebration of all things videogame related, and brings together the classic retro systems of yesteryear from the likes of Sega, Nintendo and Amiga with the very latest modern consoles, PC gaming and Virtual Reality.

The event runs for three days from May 31st  to Jun 2nd between 10am and 4pm daily at Hartlepool College, and promises to be Hartlepool’s biggest ever gaming convention. GameCon started in 2015 and has gone from strength to strength, winning an award for Best Youth Project in the North East in 2016. The 2017 GameCon promises to be even bigger and better, with gamers of all ages able to have a go at over forty systems, including every version of the Playstation and Xbox, plus a chance to test their skill playing indoor racing drones.

GameCon started in 2015 and has gone from strength to strength, winning an award for Best Youth Project in the North East in 2016. The 2017 GameCon promises to be even bigger and better, with gamers of all ages able to have a go at over forty systems, including every version of the Playstation and Xbox, plus a chance to test their skill playing indoor racing drones.

In addition, there will be board and card games, a library of retro games magazines to browse, plus competitions and prizes, all held within the comfort of the College’s impressive conference centre. The event is currently being promoted around town, with Hartlepool College Art & Design students Chloe Armitage and Jaxon Simmonds (pictured) combining their talents to produce poster and logo designs for a set of GameCon posters. All ages are welcome and the event is completely free, save a minimum £1 per person donation going directly to Changing Futures students have set up a website at HartlepoolGameCon.com and the event can be found on Facebook at HartlepoolGameCon

 

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