AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF)- The new AugustaCon Comic Book and Pop Culture Convention happening in Augusta Saturday. If you are a fan of comic books, pop culture and dressing up, this event may just be for you.
The show has over 80 vendors for a variety of interests, including comic books, anime, and games as well as television and movies.
Among the featured guests, Pokémon voice actor Jay Goede will be there. And there will be special events like a Super Smash Bros Video Game Tournament and a Cosplay contest.
Patrick Parkinson handles Guest Services for AugustaCon. He has been attending or staffing comic conventions for nearly 15 years and says it’s a passion of his.
“Honestly, when I was younger I started watching anime. And as I got older and I saw what they were and how they were made, I just fell in love with it,” explained Parkinson. “And I found out they have conventions for that. So I went and tried to do one. Got to my first one and i was 16-years-old at the time, and it blew my mind. I did not know there was this kind of fan base and love for it.”
AugustaCon is taking place Saturday, May 6 at the Hilton Double Tree Hotel on Perimeter Parkway from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You can still get tickets online. They range in price from $20 to $100 and kids under 11 get in free.