Sponsor: Boomerang Energy

Energy Drink, Events
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Event: Game Jam Presentation

Events
Game Jam Presentation Sunday @ 10:30 Join our creators as they demonstrate the games they created in 24 hours to see what they came up with.Afterwards, attendees will be able to try out the games.
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Event: Friday Night Happy Hour

Events
Friday Night Happy Hour Time: 9pm (or immediately following the Super Marcato Bros) Join us for happy hour in between concerts on Friday Evening. It will be a great time to network, socialize, and break the ice. Drinks and snacks will be offered in the event space. Name badges will indicate our attendees specialization to help start some conversations. Be sure to bring business cards.
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Event: Strings Clinic

Event: Strings Clinic

Events
Strings Clinic Clinic starts Saturday @ 10am | Open performance at 12:30 Learn from our strings clinician about video game music and how to play video game songs. This clinic is open to all ages but is designed for youth in middle school. You will be playing music from Mario, Zelda, and Skyrim. 2018 String Clinician: Ken Schuster Ken Schuster is a full time orchestra teacher at LILA (Lakes International Language Academy) at the Headwaters Campus. Ken earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He has been a private instructor of violin and viola in Duluth, Minneapolis, and Forest Lake. While studying at the University, he traveled to Cuba and Panama with the UMD Chamber Strings Ensemble. Ken completed his student teaching…
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Event: Super Smash Bros Tournament

Event: Super Smash Bros Tournament

Events, Tournaments
Super Smash Bros Tournament Friday @ 6-10pm | Saturday @ 12-10pm | Sunday @ 10am-3pm Join Down B Collaborations and the Minnesota Smash WiiU community all weekend long for endless, fire-at-will 8-person Smash tournaments! Come into the Smash area, sign up, and start playing in an impromptu single-elimination tournament at any point Friday and Saturday. Wanna qualify for the main event on Sunday which awards a grand prize of a Nintendo Switch + Sponsor prizes to the winner? Win at least one 8-person event Friday or Saturday to qualify! Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place winners. Entry for any and all Smash brackets is included with your badge along with ALL VGM CON events! Event specifics:Players are required to bring their own controllers.From 6PM - 10PM on…
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Event: Midwest 24 Hour Game Jam

Event: Midwest 24 Hour Game Jam

Events
Midwest 24 Hour Game Jam Saturday @ 10am to Sunday @ 10am The Midwest Game Jam (MGJ) is a 24 hour game jam providing developers in the Midwest an opportunity to network and collaborate. It was created to strengthen the game development industry in the Midwest by connecting its isolated communities. In addition to supporting the already existing game development community in the Midwest, MGJ encourages industry growth by engaging local youths in the game development process. In hopes of helping to diversify games created as well those creating them, the MGJ focuses on providing opportunities to marginalized and underrepresented groups.
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