Press Releases

September 26, 2008

News for TriCounty JaniCon 2008:

JaniCon and Child's Play to host gaming-themed charity auction

JACKSONVILLE, FL - This year, help JaniCon bring the gift of game to children in need with the JaniCon 2008 Child's Play Charity Auction.

Everyone here at JaniCon is deeply honored to be hosting an auction in support of the gaming-based charity Child's Play. JaniCon has received items from well-known webcomic authors, television personalities, established artists, game companies, and more are coming in daily. Every (tax deductible) dollar from the event will go directly to Child's Play.

Started in 2003, Child's Play has brought in over $1 Million worth of video games, toys, books, and funds for hospital-bound children around the globe. From Seattle, U.S.A. to Cairo, Egypt, gamers are binding together to bring hope to the youngest who need it most.

Watch for more info, such as showcase images of some of the items that will be available at the auction, at

If you or your company would like to contribute to the JaniCon 2008 Child's Play Auction, please contact [email protected] For more information on Child's Play, such as its history and how to donate directly, please visit

- At JaniCon 2008, the swords and spells will be in your hands. Are you prepared for En Garde?

Yes, "fight shows" are fun, but it's time that the fans themselves be the stars of the show. JaniCon is proud to announce En Garde, a live-action game based on many classic RPG combat systems. Choose your class, arm yourself, form a party, and enter the heat of combat against your fellow attendees. You'll be able level up, collect items, and challenge bosses from some of your favorite video games in a unique, immersive setting. Are you a warrior, ready to cut through the most powerful of foes? Perhaps you prefer the dark arts, hurling fireballs in the faces of your enemies. Maybe white magic is more appealing, giving you the ability to carry your party through the toughest of challenges. It's your choice at JaniCon: En Garde!

For more information, including registration, guests, events, and more, visit WWW.JANICON.ORG.
JaniCon is a yearly event held in Jacksonville, FL. JaniCon 2008 is being held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville on November 20 - 23, 2008. Hotel rooms at JaniCon are $128 a night. Pre-Registration is open until October 31, 2008 and tickets are on sale for $30. Tickets are available at the door at the rates of $35 for the weekend or $15 a day. Tickets are also available at our off-line locations listed on the Registration page.