Log out of the ordinary and into BlurrieCon 6.5
The event is a one-day mini convention for gaming, anime, music, humor, and more.
Saturday, Feb. 29
An annual gathering of fandoms in Erie, BlurrieCon is described by event organizer Gerard Pawlowski as "what one might get if a cartoon collided with an online message board and was tossed into our reality."
The event includes gaming, anime, music, humor, and opportunities for learning, all displayed with the pageantry of any other fan convention.
BlurrieCon 6.5 is a one-day mini-convention. Typically, BlurrieCon is a three-day event in the fall, but it will move to Spring 2021 for its next convention, but BlurrieCon 6.5 (hence the half) will have enough activities to hold fans over until then.
Retrocade Erie will be in attendance, providing a mix of classic video and PC games. Casual gamers can check out vintage games or stick with their old favorites.
The Erie Weeklies esports team will also be in attendance with a benefit tournament for SmashErie core founder Matt Gottschling, who was taken from the community in a tragic car accident. In memory of Gottschling, any player who joins the tournament will have $10 of their BlurrieCon badge fee to the benefit.
Meanwhile, Griffon's Lair Game Shop will be vending gaming merchandise. To add to the experience, there will be a room full of miniatures and tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons.
Programming includes a music selection full of evolving styles with DJs The Buddha Stylus, Bass Bandage, and TrapperKeeper. Eargasm Comedy of Cleveland will also be in attendance, providing a unique brand of PG-13 comedy and an open-mic opportunity.
The main room will be a vendor hall for artists, crafters, vendors, and flea-marketers to sell fandom merchandise. Buddha Stylus will provide a virtual-reality gaming station set up as well, with BlurrieCon's classic prop setups, cosplay contests, and other games. – Chloe Forbes