Student organizations hold subculture-themed carnival
BY ELLEN ROSSOW
MSUM is home to a vast number of student organizations. This past week, a handful of them came together to help raise funds to support their own convention of sorts in March.
The Anime Club, Gamer Club, Dragon Den Comics and the Fantasy Guild collaborated on Wednesday to throw a carnival.
Junior Chrissy Torgenson, an art major, has great involvement in all four of the clubs and was very happy with the turn out.
“We had more people than we expected,” she said.
Complete with characatures, pieing the group leaders in the face, and other carnival-themed games, the event was fun-packed. Of course, they added their own special twist onto the games.
“One of the most popular was a Zelda themed jar smash,” Torgenson said. “People could smash a jar and win a rupee, like in the video game.”
The carnival was raising funds for an event called Moarcon. Similar to the popular Comic-Con, this convention is lead by these four groups and held in the CMU.
“It is day long convention where students and the community come to gather and enjoy the subcultures we represent,” Torgenson said.
According to Torgenson, Moarcon will include panels where people can speak and give demonstrations, as well as games and other events, such as a silent auction, an artist alley, all day gaming and a massive video game tournament.
“Members of the groups work the con and receive money from it to support their club and promote themselves for more members,” Torgenson said.
At Moarcon, the four clubs will spend the day raising money for a specific charity throughout the day as well.
Moarcon will be on Mar. 8 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. in the CMU and is open to the public.