Retro and current gaming culture in spotlight at HubCon

Love gaming, or curious but don't know where to start?

From strategic table-top gaming to video gaming; RPG (role-playing games) to collectable card gaming, it's fair to say that a huge component of the Blue Mountains HubCon experience will be dedicated to this aspect of geek culture.

With so many gaming events on offer from July 12-14, there are many ways for attendees to be involved in the inaugural event at the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub in Springwood.

Former Good Game host Stephanie 'Hex' Bendixsen will take part in two hugely entertaining panels on Saturday, July 13. From 1-2pm she will explore the world in the distant past and what it was like to "Game before Google". Just what did people do when they were stuck on a level in their favourite game?

Later on the Saturday, from 4pm to 5.30pm, she will take part in a Dungeons and Dragons liveplay RPG event featuring the Dicestormers in what is sure to be a very entertaining session. Expect audience participation, light rules and fast gameplay.

HubCon has attracted tremendous retailer support from regions outside of the Blue Mountains - all keen to share their passions with new audiences. Hall of Heroes in Campbelltown will be providing a range of gaming experiences from exploring Dungeons & Dragons, miniature painting workshops and providing many RPGs to explore. MegaGames Penrith will present one of the most popular games in the world , Magic: The Gathering (a fantasy card game), in a variety of tournaments while Warhammer in Penrith will present miniature painting and a fantastic opportunity for people to be introduced to the world of strategic tabletop gaming.

Onyx Squadron, a group committed to playing the hugely popular X-Wing - Star Wars Miniatures battle game, will be presenting a range of events for all levels of ability, supported by Hall of Heroes.

Video gaming is represented by the "new", with a Nintendo Super Smash Bros tournament, and the "old" by way of a pop-up retro gaming museum to explore with Sega Masters.

Program details and tickets are available now at: www.hubcon.com.au