LOGAN – It’s a two-day gaming convention happening in Logan this weekend. MyCon 2019 is coming to the Cache County Events Center at the fairgrounds this Friday & Saturday. It will feature every type of game you can imagine. The organizers of the event, Steve & Charlotte Maynard, were on KVNU’s For the People program on Wednesday and talked about how it started.
“My friend, Ben went down to a different convention and he and I were driving back from this convention and thought ‘there’s nothing like that in Cache Valley and we have a really strong supportive group for these types of games.’ And we figured ‘why not?’ We pitched the idea to our wives (and) amazingly enough, they didn’t give us a hard time about it,” joked Steve.
But he said one of his wife’s conditions on his plan was that it involve the community and help people out, which is why they have organizations like CAPSA and The Family Place as beneficiaries of their events. They’ll have gaming staff on hand so attendees can feel comfortable with the games and learn the games, whether they be card games, board or video games, etc.
“We have things outside the building itself, as well, that are kind of more active games. Where we’ve got some big bounce houses, it is open to the public, it is free. We’re not charging any admission to the outside of the event. Specific vendors may charge a fee, I think there is a fee for the bounce houses. But we just want people to come and be a part of the community, and learn about some of the things that we have in the community, like the services that CAPSA and The Family Place and some of our charities have available,” said Charlotte.
She said on Saturday, Cache Humane Society will be doing an adoption event. Also, a cosplay contest will take place to help wrap up events on Saturday. You can get more information on the MyCon Facebook page or at https://www.mycon.me.
AUDIO: Steve and Charlotte Maynard talk with Jason Williams on For the People