AndoCon is a convention that focuses on tabletop gaming and the geeky lifestyle, and is based in Atlanta, GA.
AndoCon’s roots lie in a series of regular board gaming parties started in 2007. For two years, every few months another party would be thrown and new games would be learned. In 2009, two guests from out-of-state flew in for a two-day-long party, and it was suggested that an annual gaming event should be started. Thus, the first AndoCon was born.
For the next few years, AndoCon worked to find itself, trying differing lengths and formats, and wondering whether to actually strive to become a “real” Con like the other big conventions in Atlanta (Dragon*Con, Anime Weekend Atlanta, and MomoCon, for example) or remain smaller and less formal.
Finally, in 2012, it was decided that AndoCon would indeed attempt to make its place among the other Cons in the metro-Atlanta area, and the current track-based format was adopted. AndoCon 2013 was held in July 2013, and was a tremendous success with almost 250 gamers attending, several local game and RPG designers showing off their creations, and several exciting panels. With the success of its first public venture, AndoCon set its sights on expanding into new territory and growing its attendance.