Yes indeed, my friends. Here, for the edification of the inquisitive, is what gives. See, for the past few years we’ve been noticing an interesting crossover between coaster enthusiasts and gamers. A lot of gamers dig coasters and a lot of coaster people dig games. It’s almost like people who like doing fun things also enjoy doing other fun things.
With that in mind, we are extraordinarily excited to present, for the first time ever as far as we know, an entire track of coaster and theme park enthusiasm events, guests, panels, games, workshops, and activities at a gaming con! Con on the Cob is the most innovative convention in the history of conventions (and innovation) we can almost hear you thinking. Stop, you’re making us blush. 🙂
Anyway, we are working out all the details and jazz, but here’s what’s happening so far:
SPECIAL COASTER GUESTS
Irvine Ondrey Engineering
Irvine Ondrey Engineering has been designing and building control systems for roller coasters since 1998. They have worked with some of the biggest names in the amusement industry and commissioned some of the most popular roller coasters in the world. Brian, Anne, Gabe, BP, and other representatives of Irvine Ondrey will be presenting panels and events about a variety of coaster, engineering, and insider topics.
Coaster Universe Preservation Museum
Preserving the past for the kids of tomorrow! Coaster Universe Preservation Museum is tracking down the forgotten history of amusement parks across the nation!
RMC Connoisseurs is a laid-back, no punches pulled group of RMC (Rocky Mountain Construction) fans from around the world. They strive to bring a fun, chill, and safe environment where anybody can join in the conversation. Check out this fantastic Facebook group by clicking on these words I am currently typing.
Since 2016 Mango (Coaster Customs) has been creating custom dolls inspired by their favorite roller coasters! An accomplished costume designer and artist, they have participated in several cosplay contests, even winning their category at the CotC 2019 Costume Contest. Mango will be offering a Doll Customizing workshop at Con on the Cob 2020. Click here for more information.
AMERICAN COASTER ENTHUSIASTS
American Coaster Enthusiasts is a non-profit organization focusing on the enjoyment, knowledge, and preservation of roller coasters as well as recognition of some as architectural and engineering landmarks. At Con on the Cob ACE representatives will be hosting panels and presenting a photographic history of roller coasters.
COASTER RELATED EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
The Abandoned Amusement Park
Troy Parsh from Coaster Universe Preservation Museum will be presenting an abandoned amusement park display downstairs between the arcade and the CotC Auction. It will consist of actual relics from defunct park attractions and roller coasters and it’s going to be amazing! Bring your own Scooby Doo villain (optional).
The CotC Cedar Point Halloweekends Expedition
Join fellow enthusiasts and fun lovers for an entire evening of Adventure in the Haunted Amusement Park at Cedar Point – The Roller Coaster Capital of the World! The expedition meets at 4:00pm in the hotel lobby, where we will organize carpools and depart at 4:30. If you have a Cedar Fair Platinum pass or Cedar Point Gold Pass there is no extra fee for park entry, although chipping in for gas is appreciated. Entry to Cedar Point at the gate for those without gold or platinum passes is $46 if you order online before the season starts. The park closes at midnight, after which the carpools will return to Con on the Cob.
Check out the CotC 2020 schedule to reserve a spot!
The History of Roller Coasters Photo Exhibition brought to us by American Coaster Enthusiasts
Our friends at American Coaster Enthusiasts will be hosting panels and presenting a History of Roller Coasters display!
The Roller Coaster and Theme Park Stuff at Con on the Cob Facebook Group
You can join this Facebook group to join in the discussion, share your experiences, and let us know your ideas and suggestions about the Roller Coaster and Theme Park programming track at Con on the Cob.