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Video Gamers United- Washington DC New Con

Posted on August 12, 2014 AT 07:53am

 This weekend August 16 – 17 I will be attending a New Con in Washington DC called Video Gamers United.

About two years ago a gentlemen by the name of Cesar Diaz had a dream. That dream was to start a New Con in the Washington DC area. He talked to his wife who agreed and made it her mission to see this Con came to reality. He then contacted Curtis Smith and told him of his plans. Curtis also thought this was a great idea and proceed to talk to his wife as well. She agreed also and the four of them came together to create a new and different type of convention..



So, they set forth and took a chance. They called the city of Washington DC and got them aboaard. They reached out the local Radio Stations for sponsorship. Once they had all this together they could reach out to penitential  guest speakers panel speakers. Not holdong anything back they reached out to some very well known names in the Gaming Industry . Here is just a few of the Guest Speakers:  

Amanda Lange, A Technical Evangelist with Microsoft; Christopher Totten, the Game Artist in Residence at American University’s Game Lab;  Roger E. Pedersen has been designing, Has produced and programmed games for over 20 year’s (He has worked with companies such as CBS Software and Gametek Belinda) and Van Sickle is the President/CEO of (GameDocs specializing in strategic and marketing consulting). 

They also, have a wide selection of Panel speakers ranging in all aspects of Gaming.Here are a few of the Tpics and the Speakers:

Evolution Of Gaming Saturday 12PM-1PM 

   – The Speakers for rhis Panel are: Roger E. Pederson, Scott Miller and Brad MacDonald, Lindsay Grace.  

Woman in Gaming Saturday 2PM-3PM.

 - The Panel Speakers  are. Belinda Van Sickle, Aujang Abadi, Amanda Lange and Kri Buemi Cole . 

Zombie Make Up 

  - The Panel Speaker is, Rebecca Hawk.


If that wasn’t enough they have also planned a Cosplay Contest The Grand Prize is $1,000.00!  The Judge for this contest is Rebecca Hawk and Trisha Hershberger.  If you are interested in entering the Contest here is the email address: Cosplay@vgu-con.com  please send the following information:  Required- Full name and Character and series costume is to be from Age (as of date of convention) Optional- blog, webpage and/or facebook page. Must be 18 to apply.


This link will give you directions on how to get to the Con from Train or Car.  http://www.vgu-con.com/#!travel/cvd5   They have gone as far as to incorporate a Taxi service to give you a discount! There is also a motel that iw giving guest a discounted rate as well.


If you have any questions please contact VGU at the following Website link.



 I am going to Video Gamers United.  I have a booth and will be doing Live Interviews both days. So, stop by and say Hey at booth # 535

~ ►LADY RAGE/Mary Cosgrove ◄ ~


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