After a very busy start to the year, our friends at AZHP have been busy indeed, and have got a few events to show for it. This weekend the group will host gaming at the Tucson Con Nichiwa convention, as well as gaming for DESERTBASH later on this year.
Con-Nichiwa is the Tucson-based anime convention taking place on March 23 through March 25th at the Holiday Inn & Suites in the Tucson Airport-North area. AZHP released their gaming schedule last week on the tournaments they have planned for each day of the event, they go like so:
-12 p.m. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND (PS3)
-3 p.m. Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)
-6 p.m. Soul Calibur V (PS3)
-9 p.m. Gears of War 3 (360)
-12 p.m. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition ver 2012 (PS3)
-3 p.m. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (PS3)
-6 p.m. Street Fighter X Tekken (PS3)
-9 p.m. Mortal Kombat 9 (PS3)
-1 p.m. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360)
Tickets for the convention are currently on sale ranging from $40 for a full event pass, to $30 for a Friday or Saturday only pass (Sunday passes are only $20). All ticket prices are set to go up $5 when purchased at the door at the event.
Another awesome bit of news is the renowned DESERTBASH event officially opened registration on Monday for both console and PC gaming areas.
DESERTBASH is a LAN gaming event in which hundreds of PC gamers (as well as console gamers and spectators) come together in an effort to raise money for charity. The event holds numerous tournaments and games, with all of the proceeds going toward the Shriners Hospital for Children Transportation fund and Valley of the Sun United Way.
For early-bird Bring Your Own Console (PC) tickets, players have to pay $30 to register and if they’re among the first 204 gamers to do so, they will get a seat in the VIP area which promises more room for your setup at the El Zaribah location it’s being held at in Phoenix.
As mentioned, AZHP will also be present at DESERTBASH in hosting the console gaming area, for which tickets are going for $12. Even though the event isn’t actually happening until July 27, gamers may want to snag a spot early before the pricing jumps up another few bucks on July 8, or all the spots are taken up. Registration can be done via the DESERTBASH website here.