We have many organizations interested in showing what they bring to the community in the world of video games and technology
The Sixty Six Games Esports Tournament brings gamers, industry leaders, and personalities together in a gaming celebration featuring H.S. and Open League of League esports tournaments and esports clinic. We partnered with Sixty Six Games in 2020 for our 3rd annual BN Video Game Con for an event know as Sixty Six Games Expo
Club members Tim Mann, Chris Reeve, and Jayson Lynch challenge those who believe they are worthy, to the 1991 hit Nintendo NES game: "Tecmo Super Bowl". Since 2004, Tim and his Tecmo Team have hosted the FIRST and LONGEST running Bloomington/Normal Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament. Open to gamers from all across the states! Bragging rights, Tecmo Championship Belt!
Lonnie McDonald of the International Video Game Hall of Fame opened the 2020 Hall of Fame Nominations at the con as well as presented Doc Mac and Peter Hahn their Hall of Fame Trophies from 2019. The IVGHoF is dedicated to honoring excellence in the field of electronic gaming by recognizing the champions, industries, and professionals related to this popular activity. They built and maintain a state-of-the-art interactive facility in Ottumwa, Iowa that contains historical archive exhibits describing the milestones of the video game industry, and preserve significant video gaming relics, memorabilia, and artifacts of the times past and present.
Tim Landis runs Tim's Tiny Arcade, a youtube channel for game reviews, visiting arcades, cons & playing all
types of video games. Tim shows up every year to check out the action, do a reveiw video and build his game collection
Casey Ross wrote and directed Arcadefire! The Redemption of Billy Mitchell, a fringe musical about the rise and fall of Billy Mitchell. The story revolves around the King of Kong documentary, but with a very different perspective
The SIT Conference in Normal, IL is an anunual technology show for kids 3rd-12th grade. Here they show presentations in scince, technology, engineering and mathmatics including programing, robotics, gaming and networking
Meltdown Creative Works is a local screen printing business serving Central Illinois. They offer the best in screen printing, graphic design, signs, and promotional products, including making the shirts for the con every year!
1 Up Card is a Bloomington business that specializes in NES, SNES, N64 and Genesis cartridge and console cleaners
PlayNormal Esports is the leading video gaming Esports destination where they are proud to provide customers with comprehensive and high-quality content they can trust. It’s a local space for gamers that has the fastest connections, the best equipment and is a fun place to gather or compete. You can always go to see the latest games or Esports tournament on their big screen. As fellow members of the gaming community, they’re committed to supporting gamers in every way they can. Go check it out and get your game on at PlayNormal Esports.
You haven’t experienced the full capacity of a virtual reality gaming platform until you’ve played at Mass VR's massive, free-roam gaming facility, engaging in player versus player matches. This is true first-person gaming and it, is, awesome. They also have the latest in virtual reality simulators including roller coasters, high speed racing, flight simulators and submarine adventures! There are party rooms available for birthdays, field trips, team building or special events of all kinds.
Illinois Wesleyan Smash Club let the crowd show off their skills with free play consoles all day