Attention all fandom fanatics – the first Hub City Con, presented by Flashbax, will be taking place at the Ramkota Event Center on May 14. The event, sponsored by the Red Rooster Coffee House, Harr Motors, McQuillen Creative Group, and the Hitch’n Post, will run from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM with a $5 admission fee. Kids under 13 get in for free!
Gwen Rinde and Erik Braley began planning for Hub City Con back in 2020. “We have both been to a lot of fan and anime conventions, and Erik has been a vendor at them too. We knew what it took to plan one, so when we had the idea we looked at venues and started talking to people,” Gwen said. “So far, the town has been very welcoming.”
There will be over 20 vendors and guests at the convention, including the 605 Ghostbusters, the Oracle Game Store, a demo by Strongheart Martial Arts Academy, and a SiouxperCon information booth.
Hub City Con will also have plenty of activities for attendees to partake in. There will be a pop culture bingo game for those who wish to put their nerd knowledge to the test. The Red Rooster Coffee House is hosting the Be Kind Reset film festival, which will showcase short films inspired by different games. The Oracle Game Store will have an open board gaming area. Artist Andy Grode will be making paintings live that will be auctioned off at the convention. There will also be a cosplay contest that is open to all ages and skill levels. “You don’t need to have big fancy costumes. Just have fun,” Erik said. //—Annie Scott
For more information, check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hubcitycon
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