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Nerd Con is bigger and better than ever at the Center this weekend



Last year was the first year for Nerd Con, which is envisioned as a way for North County nerds and geeks to get together without having to travel to Los Angeles or San Diego. Photo courtesy of Nerd Con

Last year was the first year for Nerd Con, which is envisioned as a way for North County nerds and geeks to get together without having to travel to Los Angeles or San Diego. Photo courtesy of Nerd Con

Featuring special guests all three days, Nerd Con is planning its biggest and best convention yet, starting this weekend at the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.

Escondido’s main venue for the arts is once again being transformed into a retreat for all things nerdy. Friday night is all about the preview party: pickup badges and enjoy the live entertainment.

Missing out on the preview? Here’s another incen­tive for buying tickets early and being a VIP: Satur­day night features a VIP after-party that is exclusive to early birds. Exclusive entertainment

The Lamia Knights at last year’s Nerd Con. Photo courtesy of Nerd Con

The Lamia Knights at last year’s Nerd Con. Photo courtesy of Nerd Con

made available to those true nerds that want the fun to never end. These guests are even given early bird access to Sunday morning at the venue as well. One more hour to enjoy the con.

Tickets are always cheaper when you purchase early. Admission is limited on all days of the event.

Nerd Con will be kicking the fun off with an entire weekend of human sized Hungry Hippo, which is being featured as the live interactive game at this year’s Nerd Con. Using inflatable bouncers, players are tied to

 

 

a bungee cord and have to collect as many balls as possible to beat the rest of the play­ers within a timed period.

“It’s great to see a North County geek convention like Nerd Con, especially since locals would either have to travel to Downtown San Diego or counties further up the state in order to enjoy similar events,” said Faith Orcino, who tabled at last year’s event as a featured artist who specializes in drawing and graphic design, among many other tal­ents.

Saturday and Sunday will feature fashion shows

Characters from DC Comics take part in a meet up at last year’s event. Photo courtesy CosplayMedia

Characters from DC Comics take part in a meet up at last year’s event. Photo courtesy CosplayMedia

by Nerd Chic, more ven­dors than ever before, featured artists, Real Knights performing live duels, co­splay characters, contests and so much more.

Music by Random Gibberish, the art­istry of Neville Page, secrets of media bad-asses Killers and Company, and me­dia guru Flint Dille will all be part of this year’s event.

Parking for this event is free and pub­lic transportation is available. The Cen­ter for the Arts, Escondido, is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd.

Visit www.nerdcon2016.com/ to buy tickets and get specific details for panels and event schedule for each day of the event.




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