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MADISON, WI -Dork Storm Press, along with Gamehole Con, are very pleased to announce that Dorkstock, the convention-within-a-convention celebrating the fandom surrounding the games and comics of John Kovalic, will be joining Gamehole Con this fall!


Dorkstock ran between 2002 and 2013, as part of Rock-Con, in Rockford, Illinois, before taking a break. It focused on games like Apples to Apples, Munchkin, Chez Geek, that Kovalic worked on, as well as other card, board and miniatures games. It included the annual (some might say “infamous”) Igor Bar Bake-Off.

The move to Madison, WI’s Gamehole Con promises even more dorky goodness, with three full days of programming. The Steve Jackson Games Men In Black demo team will also have a presence at Dorkstock, running Munchkin tournaments, along with Chez Geek and many other award-winning games the company is known for.

“It’s fantastic to be working with Gamehole Con,” said Kovalic. “It’s grown into a wonderful regional convention, and I’m enormously happy Dorkstock will be returning under Gamehole Con’s auspices.” “Madison’s my home town, so I’m excited to have it as Dorkstock’s new home, as well,” said Kovalic. “And the fit with Steve Jackson Games is an obvious one.”

Dorkstock 2016’s Chairperson is Frances Moritz, a veteran of many Rock-Con Dorkstocks. “Frances is absolutely indispensable,” said Kovalic. “Even if she does keep beating me at Blink.”

In keeping with its resurgence, the theme of Dorkstock 2016 is “the Farce Awakens.”


John Kovalic, has designed another monster plushie for Gamehole Con this year. Last year, the con produced the now-legendary Owlbear. This year, Gamehole Con is very pleased to announce that the terrible Bulette will be the plushie for 2016! And, probably the best part is that a portion of each sale will go to our charitable partner. For this year, Gamehole Con’s partner is Dane County Friends of Ferals. When you register, you will have the option of adding a Bulette or two to your order.

For more information, please contact:

Alex Kammer, Gamehole Con
Frances Moritz, Dorkstock Chair
Alex Aulisi, Dork Storm Press
John Kovalic, Dork Storm Press


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