Nashville’s annual video game convention returns: ScoreCon 3 set for April 27-28 at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Cool Springs.
Video game retail and entertainment startup The Score, based in Franklin, is bringing a variety of video game industry talent alongside big “Tennessee State Championship” video game tournaments to the Cool Springs area late in April.
“ScoreCon 3,” billed as the “ultimate gamer event,” marks the third year The Score has operated this all-ages annual event, and the first year for the convention to take place one exit down from the Cool Springs Galleria.
Featured guests include longtime video game voice actors Dave Fennoy and Gavin Hammon, who reprised the roles of “Lee” and “Kenny” in the critically-acclaimed “Walking Dead” video game, alongside Austin Wintory, composer of the Grammy-nominated soundtrack for PS3-exclusive masterpiece “Journey.”
Erik Huey, Senior Vice President of the Entertainment Software Association, takes the stage as well to discuss the state of the industry and the role he plays within Washington DC educating lawmakers on sound policy.
A number of software developers from the Southeast join a software development panel – perfect for young gamers contemplating making their own game at some point down the line. Big tournaments in Halo 4 and Super Smash Bros, along with the 2013 Video Game Olympics event spread across Saturday and Sunday, punctuate a strong programming lineup for the local event.
“We’re excited to deliver an event of this caliber for the city of Nashville,” Score Founder Bradley Metrock told CoolSprings.com in an exclusive interview. “Cool Springs is the perfect location for Nashville’s video game convention to continue to grow. For gamers, and families with gamers, this is a great way to spend a weekend.”
For more information on ScoreCon 3, go to www.ScoreCon3.com or check out the “strategy guide” for ScoreCon 3 which gives full details on the convention’s programming lineup. One-day passes ($29) and two-day passes ($39) for the event are still available online, in-store at The Score of Cool Springs, and are expected to be available (cash-only) at the door.