A gaming, cosplay and anime convention set for April 26-28 at the West Plains Civic Center will raise money for the Martha Vance Samaritan Outreach Center (MVSOC) in West Plains.
Organizers with Missouri State University-West Plains’ Computer Graphics and Programming (CGP) Department and student chapter of Association for Computer Machinery (ACM) are inviting gaming, comic and anime enthusiasts of all ages to attend Oz-Con (Ozarks Gaming Convention).
Those who attend will enjoy such events as anime, cosplay and all forms of gaming, including card, tabletop and video games, organizers said.
In addition, those attending can visit with representatives from gaming vendors, authors and celebrities of the industry, they added said.
All proceeds will go to MVSOC. The 36-bed homeless shelter and outreach program provides emergency shelter, transitional housing and a viable means of support to those who are defined as homeless.
The center also provides assistance in re-entering society in a self-sufficient manner. In addition, center officials strive to address the underlying causes of homelessness.
Those interested also may contact event organizer CJ Collins at 417-255-7917 or CJCollins@MissouriState.edu.