GnomeCon – Savannah, GA

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GnomeCon is a family–friendly group of gamers, sci-fi and fantasy fans who meet annually at the Coastal Georgia Center at 305 Fahm Street in Savannah, Georgia.

Savannah’s locally organized science fiction/fantasy and gaming convention hosts a variety of events designed to appeal to all ages. It’s three days of demos, panels, costumes and, gnomes and all things geeky.

“GnomeCon welcomes all geeks to come out and play your favorite game, learn a new one, meet a game designer or author, buy that hard-to-find collectible, test your geek trivia with Professor Fear or just support a worthy cause.”

The GnomeCon convention host authors, artists, comics, gaming, entertainment, a kid’s track, guests and cosplay (costume play). Board games, miniature, collectible card and role-playing games will be among the highlights.

You will find everything from hundreds of table top games to puppet making workshops to the midnight viewing of the “Rocky Horror Picture Show.”

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Also featured will be Professor Fear’s Game Show; the improv group Odd Lot; comedian Phil Keeling, and many other geek-centric activities. There will also be a Best dressed Gnome contest, paint-the-gnome seminar, an Art Show and a Flea Market where registered attendees can sell or trade unwanted games and maybe find others at bargain prices.

Special guests include filmmakers, writers and artists with a full schedule of lectures and panel discussions on everything from classic movie monsters to gaming. The majority of the proceeds benefit the Live Oak Public Library System.

The convention will also feature dealers selling games and supplies, and science fiction and fantasy-related items such as t-shirts, art, collectibles.

GnomeCon embraces all manner of tabletop board players, Dungeons and Dragons aficionados, Trekkies, Magic the Gathering card collectors and any other gamer looking for community.

Current membership packages start at $30, and many feature such premiums as GnomeCon t-shirt and dice. Other packages include additional benefits such as early entry to events and priority seating. Prices vary, depending on the membership package.

NOTE: Their mission statement reads: GnomeCon, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to education, literacy, and creativity through the spectrum of the science-fiction / fantasy multi-genre culture, hosting yearly conventions and events which highlight these important aspects.

The members are fans of gnomes and refer to themselves as the Gnome Enclave.

GnomeCon
c/o Coastal Georgia Center
305 Fahm Street
Savannah, GA

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Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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