Born of a LAN group named Digital Destruction in 2015, 2D Con is a gaming event that grows a bit each year, and has a focus on raising funds for charity. Highlights of the celebration include Indie Island, where gamers can explore releases from the local indie video game scene. Play a new game and chat up the makers. Over in the arcade, attendees can play old-school and newer releases to their heart’s content, as all machines are quarter-free. Table-top fans can make new friends at various stations, and the cosplay fashion show features some spectacular looks. Other fun to be had includes an artists’ marketplace, a concert headlined by a video game cover band, yoga classes, and even a spicy fanfic talk. This year’s event will be raising funds for AbleGamers, an organization that provides adapted equipment free of charge for those with different needs. Find tickets and more info at www.2dcon.net, and score a free MetroTransit rides online as well.