Berserkon Gaming Convention sees successful second year

By KBJR News 1

June 8, 2014 Updated Jun 8, 2014 at 10:46 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Gamers from far and wide unite!
That was the mentality at the DECC, in Duluth, this weekend, at the second annual Berserkon gaming convention.

Nowadays, many play games online, but at this year's 2nd annual Berserkon convention, at the DECC, it's all about meeting new people and playing games face to face.

"The atmosphere is always really energized. People having a good time and making friends. We've got a really good buzz going all weekend" said Berserkon organizer, Kevin Mickelson.

The convention has the classics, and some newer, more popular board games.

"Of course Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, we had a very big tournament for that, Warhammer 40k with really awesome miniatures and terrain" said Mickelson.

Warhammer is a popular game that involves miniature figures that players elaborately paint, and build up their armies with, to face one another.

"It brings in your artistry and your hobby abilities of sculpting miniatures and putting miniatures together as well as painting" said Warhammer Tournament organizer, Kris Kapsner.

This year's Berserkon showcased a two day tournament of Warhammer and skilled players and sculptors received awards.
Local gaming shops gave people a chance to pick up some of the new games they tried out at the convention.
There were also some activities beyond your average board games.

"We brought this thing in called the Artemis Starship Bridge Simulator and it's like you're on the bridge of the enterprise with a giant screen. Everyone's got their station" said Mickelson.

Some celebrities of the gaming world were also in attendance at the event, leaving plenty for passionate gamers to do this year.

Event organizers say this year was a total, success and they're looking forward to next year.