It’s great to go to the monster cons like San Diego and New York, but there’s something to be said for those smaller regional cons. They’re still loaded with pop culture goodness and plenty of celebrities and they’re never as crazy crowded.
This year, I’m attending Northeast Comic Con for the first time with my husband and kids and I cannot wait. It runs December 6th and 7th at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, Massachusetts, and GeekMom has tickets to give away to one lucky family! Here’s what you can expect at the convention:
This year’s event highlights include a holiday shopping experience for nerds and the people who love them, cosplay for adults and children with “Create-A-Hero/Villain/Character” contests, voice actor workshops and script readings, free-play video game arcade and tournaments, workshops for K!DZ, celebrity autograph signings, panel sessions, plus 150 vendors of vintage and modern toys, comic books, collectibles, art, jewelry, fashion, and pop cultural artifacts.
See, it’s got all the goodness of the big cons just in a smaller more manageable venue. They’re also transforming the convention center restaurant into the Kreature Kantina with food, beverages, trivia, and a live band. Yes, that band will be playing the Star Wars Cantina song.
My kids are going to be cosplaying as a medieval princess and Rainbow Dash, so they’re practically guaranteed to have a good time. Also, Santa will be there which means I have a better than even chance of getting a picture of my cosplaying kids with Santa for our annual Christmas card.
Want to join me? Just enter through the Rafflecopter widget below for a chance at a family four-pack good either Saturday or Sunday.
If you don’t win, you can buy tickets at the door or buy them online and save. See you at the con and good luck!