by Courtney Murphy
The Whitworth Gaming Club’s mission is “to provide a place for everyone to unwind by just having some fun and playing games, as well as [to] connect gamers of all sorts in a welcoming community.”
The club meets most Saturday nights in Hendrick Hall, which is behind Stewart, from 6-10 p.m. Club members enjoy card games, video games, and tabletop games, and encourage club attendees to bring their favorite games to share. Whitworth Gaming Club also organizes WhitCon, which is an annual spring convention that celebrates gaming, movies, TV, and nerd culture in general around Whitworth.
WhitCon is run much like Comic Con, a multi-genre entertainment and comic book fan convention, with events, competitions, and more. Last year, WhitCon featured Live Action Role Playing, or LARPing, a League of Legends tournament, a Super Smash Bros Melee tournament, movie and anime showings, and a cosplay contest, along with the opportunity to purchase WhitCon merchandise and support Whitworth artists.
If you enjoy gaming of any variety, or wish to learn more about WhitCon, the Whitworth Gaming Club is the place to go.