Ratha Con Dates and Locations

Ratha Con is a pop culture convention taking place on May 7 & 8th, 2016 in Athens, Ohio. The night before, on May 6th, at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens, OH. there will be an art opening of pop culture themed art and a screening of a film. Art opening at 6 pm and film at 8 pm. The main convention on May 7 & 8, 2016 will be from 10 am to 5pm both days at the Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St. Athens, OH 45701. Saturday the 7th will be followed by a costumed dance party at Casa Nueva Cantina, 4 W. State St. Athens, OH. starting at 10 pm.

The 2016 admission cost will be $10 for adults, $5 for kids 12 - 17, free for kids 11 and under. These prices are subject to change - dependant on the special guest(s).

Friday, March 30, 2012

Humans versus Zombies: Athens

We're going to spend Fridays talking about some of the events we're going to have at Ratha Con and we're kicking it off with Humans versus Zombies: Athens doing a special game just for Ratha Con.

From HvZ: Athens' own website (http://hvzathens.com/), "Humans vs. Zombies (HvZ) is a campuswide week long game of modified tag. Humans try to survive a zombie outbreak, zombies try to eat (tag) and infect all the humans. Once a human has been infected, they join the zombie team. Humans may defend themselves using Nerf-approved firearms or by throwing a balled up sock."

With Ratha Con, we're going to have a smaller version. We only have one day and one building to work with so unfortunately we're not having a campus-wide, week-long game like HvZ: Athens normally provides. Instead we're going to have a game lasting for two to three hours in the space behind the convention center.

To any people who've played HvZ in the past, you know it's a blast. To anyone who hasn't played before and wants to give it a try at Ratha Con, you'll need a bandanna and a foam dart gun or some balled up socks, or no weapons at all and play as a zombie. More information on legal weapons can be found on their website and head over there for full rules, pictures and forums with notifications about their future games.

The masterminds behind HvZ: Athens are still deep in the planning phase of the game, in what they assure us is their secret headquarters hidden under the surface of the Earth, so there's little else we can tell you about what sort of game it might be. Regardless of what they come up with by Ratha Con, rest assured, it will be a great time for kids and adults alike.

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