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First Video Game Convention in TN
The Score Cool Springs

First Video Game Convention in TN

The Score Cool Springs

First video gaming convention in Tennessee to take place this weekend in Cool Springs!

“ScoreCon 1” to deliver tournaments, contests, speakers, live music, and more

FRANKLIN, TN – The Score, a Franklin-based video game startup company, will host its own all-day video game convention on Saturday, April 9, 2011. The convention will take place at Sodium, a 20,000 square foot facility devoted to recreation and entertainment. Tickets are available in advance for $15 at The Score of Cool Springs (through Friday) or for $20 at the door. Sodium is located at 1725 Columbia Avenue in Franklin TN, 37064.

ScoreCon 1 will feature a capacity of 500 attendees and will focus on video game lore, video game development, and large tournaments. A 4 on 4 Halo Reach tournament, Pokemon Black/White tournament, and retro-game-oriented “Video Game Olympics” event will complement speakers and panels devoted to software development, website development, and understanding video game retail. Additionally, DJ G6 will spin video game themed tracks as night begins to fall, and the convention will culminate in two live performances from regional pop/rock bands Details Details and heyhihello. Jet’s Pizza will provide food and Sodium will provide coffee and other beverages and desserts for guests.
Over $1,000 in prizes will be given away as part of the day’s tournaments and contests.

State of the art video game theater room

Location:
Sodium
1725 Columbia Ave
Franklin, TN 37064

SCHEDULE:

9 AM – Registration

10 AM – Doors open; vendors open (Happy Japan, MTAC, Jet’s Pizza); video game area opens

10:30 AM – Mobile software development panel (David Corrigan, Evan Metrock, George Sibble) on main stage (10:30 – 11)

11:15 AM – “What? Pokemon is Evolving!” (Stephanie Taylor) on main stage (11:15 – 11:45)

11:45 AM – Video Game Olympics begin in video game area (lasts until 4 PM); WordPress 101 (Mitch Canter) from approx 11:45 to 12:15/12:30

12:30 PM – Top 10 Retro Games of All Time (Russell Wages) on main stage

1:15 PM – Top 10 RPGs of All Time (Bradley Metrock) on main stage

2:00 PM – Pokemon Black/White Tournament begins

2:15 PM – “Let’s Give These Games Some Love, Round 1.5” – Benjamin Schlein

3 PM – Careers in Technology (Evan Metrock, Noah Clemons, George Sibble, Mitch Canter, David Corrigan)

3:45 PM – Underappreciated N64 Games (Russell Wages)

4:30 PM – Halo Reach 4 on 4 Tournament begin; Geof Kirby DJ set

5:15 PM – Top 10 DS Games of All Time

6:00 PM – Live playing session of SuperBrothers: Swords and Sworcery EP (iPad)

6:30 PM – Bands begin setting up

10 PM – close