Gaming, cosplay, collectibles there are hundreds, if not thousands of conventions that are specifically aimed at the ‘geek’ crowd. So it is not uncommon to find a few conventions in close proximity to each other. This means that they are competing for similar crowds. So when two conventions decided to join up, there is no surprise, and typically it turns out to be a good thing.
One such last-minute marriage of conventions resulted in 2050Daytona which was held over the Halloween weekend at the Ocean Center. 2050 Daytona was a combination of a fan and gaming convention. It was billed as a merge of gaming, comic book, and film.
The conventions/events that were absorbed by 2050 Daytona were IronGaming and Enigma Con. Enigma was a smaller con that had a very impressive lineup before the merge. It wasn’t a huge convention, but it was intimate and friendly. It was the type of convention where you could see and meet the guests star without standing in line for hours, only to be shuffled through in 30 seconds when you finally get up there. It was small con competing with SpookyEmpire and Iron Gaming on the same weekend, splitting the fan base, joining forces only made sense.