ZappCon Year One!

ZappCon is bringing geeks of all types together for a weekend of entertainment and education. Fresno born and zappcon heroorganized by Valley locals, the convention is slated for Oct. 18 & 19 at Valdez Hall, a location chosen to support downtown.

Comics, gaming, movies and pop culture all share the spotlight during the weekend’s events.
As Simon Pegg said, “Being a geek means never having to play it cool about how much you like something.”

With an emphasis on creating a family friendly and inclusive environment, the weekend’s entertainment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Super Hero Training in the Kids Zone
  • Board game tournaments
  • Creating Comics with Eben Burgoon
  • A Cosplay Competition
  • Geeky Karaoke and Game Show
  • Panels ranging from creating cosplay outfits and weapons to geeky crochet
  • Magic, YuGiOh and Cardfight Vanguard tournaments
  • Historical Miniature game play
  • Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder and more including LARP (Live Action Role Play)

In addition, dozens of artists are presenting their work (including many locals).
More than 30 vendors will also be available.

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Guest stars include artists, professors, game designers and movie makers. Confirmed guests include:

  • Kienan Lafferty, League of Legends artist
  • Khoi Pham, Marvel artist
  • Yanick Paquette, DC artist
  • Paige Warren, Busty Girl Comics
  • Kate Bradley, sketch card art for Marvel, Dark Horse, Adventure Time
  • Tom Jolly, board game designer
  • Kerrigan Mahan and Blake Foster, actors from Power Rangers
  • Alison Mandaville, Fresno State professor and Charles Hatfield, Northridge Professor
  • M Dot Strange, avant garde filmmaker
  • Geeks With Wives, Casey Walsh and Will Elizondo bring their unique brand of geekery

Ticket sales are going on now. More information can be found at www.zappcon.com.
A finalized schedule is anticipated to be posted to the website October 9, 2014.
For media information or interviews, please contact [email protected]

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  1. This is so awesome, I wish I could go. Will definitely be on my bucket list of cons to go to!

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