GREAT FALLS – The Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, central Montana’s only annual gaming convention, returns this weekend.

The Rendezvous will be held Friday through Sunday at the Holiday Inn located at 1100 5th Street South.

The events include a costume contest, AMV party, and Black Shield Gaming’s Continuous Game: Black Shield Through the Ages, as well as miniatures painting and panels.

According to the GFGR Facebook page, GFGR is also raffling off a TARDIS, a fictional time machine and spacecraft from the popular British television show Doctor Who. Tickets are $5 and will be available when Con Headquarters open.

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Founded in 2012, GFGR’s goal is to bring gamers, cosplayers and pop culture fans together for a weekend of quality gaming and other activities.

The cost of membership is $30 for the weekend and $15 for one day. Tickets for the Closing Banquet are $25 until sold out.

Convention Hours of Operation:

Friday: 11:30 a.m. to midnight

Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to midnight

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.