Video games are a good way to burn time you would have otherwise spent staring into space or teaching your children manners. Get busy with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $39 for a two-day pass for one ($85 value)
- $75 for a two-day pass for two ($170 value)
ArcadiaCon takes place Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8.
A self-described tropical gaming convention, ArcadiaCon brings gamers together to socialize, learn, and compete under the warm Texas sun. Also, they're on an island. For two days, the festival fills the halls of the Galveston Island Convention Center with a range of gaming-centric events and attractions. A Minecraft PvP contest bestows grand prizes on the winners, while industry panels cover topics such as developing a video game, composing a soundtrack, and a semiotic deconstruction of Toad-as-savior-figure in Super Mario Bros.
And, while visitors can enjoy unlimited free-play at banks of computers and arcade cabinets, an exhibitor hall and dinner buffet with comedy show present entirely new ways to engage with gaming culture. The resort where the convention is held is also near outdoor attractions such as a water park and a pier brimming with rides, restaurants, and Endermen enjoying a day off.