We’re located on the campus of Javalina Pride, Texas A&M University Kingsville! For directions to the university and more info concerning where the event will be held on campus, please go here.
GATOCon is the first anime and game convention hosted by Texas A&M University-Kingsville and its organizations, Gamerz Elite and Otaku Anime Society. As fans we know that it can be a little difficult getting to those other conventions hours away, so we decided to bring the fun a little closer to the Kingsville Area. Of course, we are always welcome to anyone and everyone, so be sure to come by to check out the event!
At GATOCon, you can expect guests, games, viewing rooms, cosplay, contests, workshops, vendors (who sell all of your favorite merchandise)!
Tournaments will be held by Critical Hit Gaming. Critical Hit have been busy travelling around Texas holding tournaments for numerous conventions and building their reputation as one of the best and most professional tournament organizers in the state. Prices of tournaments, prizes, and which tournaments will be at the event have yet to be decided, but we’ll be making updates as more information becomes available. (Of course favorites will always be there, so don’t worry too much. ^_-)
We definitely encourage cosplaying and would love to see the hard work, fandom and enthusiasm for all of our hobbies and interests! Who will you be?
The only restriction is that there are to be NO REAL WEAPONS on campus. We have approval for cardboard/foam weapons, but real weapons are not allowed. We apologize for any inconvenience, but as we are on university property, we must always operate under their jurisdiction and rules.
Texas A&M University-Kingsville Weapon Policy
“Texas A&M University-Kingsville strives to provide a safe and secure environment for its students, staff and faculty. Texas A&M University-Kingsville prohibits the possession or storage of any weapons, fireworks or explosives on university premises or at any university-sponsored activity, except in the following cases: law enforcement personnel engaged in the official performance of their assigned duties; approved university experiments and/or projects; transporting of firearms to and from a place of storage; TAMUK ROTC; and other approved academic use. The term ―weapons‖ may be defined as any object or substance designed to inflict a wound, cause injury or incapacitate.
Weapons as defined in Texas Penal Code, Chapter 46, include, but are not limited to: Handguns, revolvers, pistols, BB guns, pellet guns, stun guns, etc. Chemical weapons and /or explosives (including bullets or fire works) Knives, bows and arrows; slingshots Martial arts weapons
Toy weapons that look like real weapons are similarly prohibited on campus. University officials encourage anyone who has or owns any weapon to contact the University Police Department to arrange for storage of such items. The University police department will secure all weapons providing a receipt for items stored, each item will be checked for status and before the item is returned, a criminal history check will be conducted. All requests, exceptions and interpretation of this policy will be managed by the University‘s Chief of Police.”
For a full list of GATOCon rules and policies, please go here. Thank you.