Fanaticon is a local, free comic books, science-fiction, fantasy, pop culture convention that takes place in Asheville, NC on May 21, 2011. This is the 2nd year for this one day convention.
I moved to Asheville back in 2005 with my husband (then-fiance) and we immediately fell in love with the area. One of the great things about Asheville is that it is only a 2 hour drive to Charlotte and only a 3 hour drive to Atlanta.
I’ve loved going to cons since my anime con days up when I lived in Michigan. I love wearing costumes, going to panels, hanging out with other geeks and occasionally meeting famous people.
I was excited to be able to be close enough to attend Dragon*Con, but it does take up time and travel to get there, because it’s 3 hours away. So, last year when it was announced that Asheville was going to get their own con and it was going to be free, I was very excited.
The first Fanaticon was very well attended and it was so well organized for a first year convention. It was a great time last year so I’m looking forward to attending again this year.
One of the things I’m looking forward to most this year is they have added a kid’s fun zone area with arts and crafts, among other activities. I know that my daughter will have a lot of fun with it.
Beyond that, it is great to connect with local geeks and of course, dress up in a fun costume! I’m really looking forward to attending this year.
Fanaticon 2 takes place on Saturday, May 21 in downtown Asheville from 10 am to 5 pm.