PR CON, a multiplayer LAN gaming event to raise funds for the charity Help for Heroes, will be held at Rivermead Leisure Complex in Reading, England September 17th and 18th. The event is being put on by the creators of the popular Battlefield 2 multiplayer modification, Project Reality. Several of the mod's members of the team have military backgrounds in the armed services, so raising much-needed funds for the Help for Heroes charity is important to them.
Help for Heroes was founded in late 2007 by Bryn and Emma Parry out of a desire to help the wounded servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq. The organization is strictly non-political and non-critical because its goal is to help wounded soldiers.
Organizers say that there are also plans for guest speakers including armed forces personnel and a "chill out area for socializing, gaming discussions, and kicking back after a hard day’s gaming." The event will raise funds by charging an entry fee of £45 per person (which covers both Saturday and Sunday).