UWEC’s GEEKcon 2020 showcases student talent virtually

Published: Dec. 5, 2020 at 6:04 PM CST
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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - Where can you find guitars, juggling and e-sports combined?

GEEKcon 2020 had that and so much more. GEEKcon is UW-Eau Claire’s event to showcase student talent, and this year, it was held virtually and streamed online.

The acts were pre-recorded, and the theme was about embracing the reality of COVID-19, and working around the circumstances to still hold a fun event people could enjoy from home.

Stephanie Cox, an event organizer and host told WEAU,

“We had to really spend a lot of time recruiting people,” Cox said. “I think with the whole virtual, people didn’t think it was going to happen or people just didn’t know what to expect. We had a lot of people tune in which is really great, and we had a variety of different acts, so it wasn’t all just like music or video games. We had a nice variety, and it all really came together.”

Organizers plan to hold next year’s event in-person.

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