A group of friends who graduated from Western Hills High School is hosting a gaming convention in Lexington that opens today.
Brad Sayles, James Noel, Jon Nicholas, Tony Robinson, Greg Rodgers and Matt Waldner organized the Forge Gaming & Comics Convention at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington, 401 W. High St.
Forge, which opens at noon today and runs through 4 p.m. Sunday, will feature role-playing games, card games, video games and comics as well as a circus show, burlesque show and costume contest.
Sayles told the Lexington Herald-Leader that the friends decided to organize the convention after regular trips to gaming and comic gatherings.
“After a while of doing everything they had, we thought it was time to do our own,” he said.
Admission is free, but those looking to enter some of the games, tournaments and other events must buy a badge – $10 for one day, $15 for two days and $25 for the entire convention. Sayles told the Herald-Leader that he expects 600 people to buy badges for the weekend.
Forge will open from noon to 2 a.m. today, 8-2 a.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the convention hall. For more information, visit forgecon.ning.com or email@example.com.