Club members to attend convention


Ashley Emanuel, Copy Editor

Volunteering can pay off, at least for Pitt-Johnstown’s Role Playing Club members.

According to the group’s president, senior Patrick Farabaugh, because club members are to volunteer at a convention, called Tonashiicon, they are to get free admission.

The convention is to be held March 1 at West Chester (Pa.) University.

“In September Tanoshiicon…sent out a mass email advertising to officers of clubs (and) organizations that they thought would be interested in going to their convention.” Farabaugh said.

Farabaugh said that he emailed them back saying that they were interested.

“ This is the first year for Tanoshiicon so they were trying to get the word out,” he said.

“In November, they (Tonashiicon) emailed me back saying that the club that was going to host the tabletop portion of the con(vention) dropped out.

“They asked us to run the tabletop gaming, we agreed and the rest is history,” Farabaugh said.

Farabaugh said that there is to be artist alley, where people can buy artwork. He also said there is to be a room where people can play video and board games.

Tabletop games, include games like “Dungeons and Dragons”, “Pokémon” and “Magic: The Gathering”.

“As volunteers, we will hold open gaming events throughout the day.” Farabaugh said.

A club member attending Tonashiicon, sophomore, Jon-Jon Nguyen said that he is to run either the “Dungeons and Dragons”, or “Cards Against Humanity” table.

Sophomore Tom Plutt is also attending Tonashiicon.

He said that he is to run the Pokémon table.

Plutt said that he most excited about meeting people who have similar interests.

Nguyen agreed.

They both said they’re excited to meet a whole bunch of nerds with similar interests.

Club members are to raise money for additional funds for convention expenses. Club members just ended a fundraiser on Feb. 12, in which they were selling hoagies, according to Farabaugh.