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RocCon: Sci Fi, Comic Book, Anime & Gaming Con


Where can you meet a couple of Klingons, talk with comic-book artists, partake of a tournament, and get gussied up for a cosplay contest, all under one roof? Head over to the Main Street Armory (900 E. Main St.) this weekend for RocCon: Rochester Sci Fi, Comic Book, Gaming & Anime Con.

Visitors have the opportunity to meet special guests Vic Mignogna (Broly from "Dragon Ball Z" and Edward in "Full Metal Alchemist"), Klingons Gorwon and Martok (in costume Saturday only, but hanging out all weekend), Tim McCormack (Ensign Benett on the first six seasons of "Star Trek: The Next Generation"), Eric Smith (James and Brock in the first 10 seasons of "Pokemon"), Alan Kupperberg (comic-book guest of honor), The EastSide 404s (a comedy and improv troupe from Canada), and local artist guests of honor J. Nevadomski (work pictured) and Henry Sauvain.

Play video games, enjoy tons of programming, check out a wide variety of dealers, get into card and board gaming, visit an art show, and take in live performances. New this year is Camp RocCon, a series of fandom events for parents to do with kids from ages 3-11.

Convention hours are Friday, September 21, 5-11:30 p.m., Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., and Sunday, September 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The box office opens about an hour before doors. Admission is $15 for one day ($8 for kids ages 5-11), $21 for any two days ($13 for kids), $26 for a weekend pass ($18 for kids). Additional fees apply for tournaments. Tickets for the Friday night VIP party are $15. For more info, visit Tickets are available online and at Wegmans. — BY REBECCA RAFFERTY