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Boaters or geeks? Dissecting the world of the Yachting Club

James Mitchell, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

With quarantine still in effect, many students are finding themselves with plenty of free time on their hands that otherwise might have gone to socializing. Now more than ever, an escape from reality seems a life-saver, be it on a fancy boat or into a fantasy world. When perusing Guilford College’s...

Yachting club hosts WTH Con at Guilford

Senior Jared Willis (right) fights Patrick Haugh, a junior from UNCG, during the Ampguard, or foam weapon, tournament. Willis
cosplayed as Geralt from The Witcher video game series. Photo by Abe Kenore/Guilfordian

Lana Heltzel, Contributing Writer

March 10, 2017

On March 3-5, nerds invaded Guilford College campus. Members of the Greensboro community arrived cosplay-clad to attend the Yachting Club’s annual “What The Hell?!” Con. Hosted in Dana Auditorium and Duke Hall, the convention dedicated to all things geeky was first held in 2001. Attractions...

Nerds get fired up about WTH!? Con

Nerds get fired up about WTH!? Con

Nicole Zelniker, Features Editor

March 27, 2015

“Do you like walruses?” said sophomore Ward Sandberg. “Well, come to What the Hell!? Con. We do just about anything.” This year, Yachting Club’s annual What the Hell!? Con took place in Duke Hall and Dana Auditorium from March 6 – 8, though the planning process started months earlier. “The...

Goofordian: Yachting and Underwater Basket Weaving clubs fight over landmark lagoon

Goofordian: Yachting and Underwater Basket Weaving clubs fight over landmark lagoon

Justyn Melrose, Apocalyptic Coordinator

March 28, 2014

Disclaimer: This story is a part of our April Fool’s edition, The Goofordian. This story was created by Guilfordian staff and is not based in fact. The Underwater Basketweaving Club, soon to celebrate its two-year anniversary, was built to be a community of peaceful, marine hobbyists. To date, th...

What the Hell?! Con unites nerds, geeks of all types

What the Hell?! Con unites nerds, geeks of all types

C.J. Green, Staff Writer

March 7, 2014

Casually clad warriors battling for a duct-taped Excalibur, Jesus and Buddha train riding and geeks being sold to the highest bidder — if you’re thinking, “What the hell?” then you’d be right. Feb. 28–March 2 marked yet another annual iteration of the What the Hell?! Convention. So...

All hands on deck for Yachting Club’s What the Hell?! Convention 2014

Allison Stalberg, Staff Writer

February 21, 2014

With great preparation and expectations, Guilford’s annual What the Hell?! Convention will take place from Feb. 28 to March 2. The convention is Yachting Club’s crowning achievement, hosting multi-genre activities like board and card games, video games, comics, cosplay, anime, crafts and movies. “Emily...

Why is there no yachting in the Yachting Club?

Why is there no yachting in the Yachting Club?

Alayna Bradley, Staff Writer

September 14, 2012

With no major waterways near campus, you may wonder why exactly we would have a “Yachting Club.” Like junior Lucas Coye joked, you might join because you “thought it was about boats.” You may be more interested to find that the Yachting Club actually has nothing to do with boats at all. In...

Letter to the Editor: No smooth sailing for Yachting Club

Adrienne Mattson-Perdue

February 23, 2012

As Vice Commodore of Yachting Club and one of the chief people in charge of this year’s What The Hell?!Con, I would like to respond to last week’s article criticizing the organization and the programming. I am extremely disappointed that the writer focused so heavily on the organization of the...