Middle Georgia Comic Con to provide multi-fandom fun

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Middle Georgia Comic Convention

MGA Comic Con will return to the Macon Centreplex this weekend for its 3rd consecutive year.

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor

Middle Georgia Comic Con will return to the Macon Centreplex this weekend for its 3rd consecutive year.  This family-friendly, fan-run convention focuses on bringing the convention experience one might find in a larger city to Middle Georgia.

MGA Con has continued to grow since its inception and MGA Con Vice President Kyle Yentzer assures guests that this year is no exception.  The convention has put added emphasis on expanding its gaming portion, both in video gaming and tabletop gaming sections.  Visitors can look forward to playing in Middle Georgia’s largest SMASH tournament.

Yentzer also promises some amazing guests: “For 2016 we’ve added some Star Wars related guests for all the fans still clamoring over The Force Awakens. We’ve brought on Disney, Star Wars and Lucas Films renowned  photographer Stephen Hayford, who has some unique insight into working with the film giants.”

The convention is a multi-fandom platform, meaning guests can expect to see more than just comic books and action figures.  There will be a variety of guests, artists, cosplayers and gamers in attendance.

For those who enjoy the art and activities based around cosplay, the costume contest has expanded since last year’s convention with more age group classifications and an earlier time.  Registration for the costume contest is $10.  

Two new events to look forward to are the Super Hero Swap Meet on Friday night during early registration and the ongoing charity art auction to take place during the convention.  

In regards to the Super Hero Swap Meet, Yentzer said, “It’s free to participate and essentially (is) a flea market for fans to sell, barter or trade their fandom related goods.”  

The charity art auction will feature all original art pieces to be auctioned off to benefit the Hepzibah Children’s Home right here in Macon.

The convention will cover Friday night through Sunday.  

More information, including early registration for tickets, can be found at www.mgacon.com.

Pre-Registration 2-Day passes are $20 and available online until Thursday the 18th and on-site at the convention center  from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Friday

On-Site prices are $35 for a 2-Day Pass, $25 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday. Children 10 and Under and Disabled Military Veterans are Free. Active duty and retired military members receive $5 off their admission fee.