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:
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.
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.
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.
The awesome dude coordinating coaster and theme park activities at Con on the Cob is none other than the lovely and talented Ben Gilligan. Please contact him if you have any questions or would like to be involved in the Coaster & Theme Park programming at Con on the Cob.