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Get a super dose of Fresno’s geek culture at this weekend’s Zappcon convention

Jeanna Slaven of Kerman, dressed as comic book character Hawk Girl, adjusts her wings during Zappcon at Valdez Hall in downtown Fresno, Saturday Oct. 17, 2015. This year’s convention is Oct. 16-17.
Jeanna Slaven of Kerman, dressed as comic book character Hawk Girl, adjusts her wings during Zappcon at Valdez Hall in downtown Fresno, Saturday Oct. 17, 2015. This year’s convention is Oct. 16-17. ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

The central San Joaquin Valley’s largest annual geek culture event returns to the Fresno Convention Center this weekend.

Zappcon 2016 seeks to bring together lovers of comic books, video games, cosplay and board games under one roof Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15-16. Doors will open at 9 a.m., and tickets are $30 for one day, $40 for two.

The event will include various gaming and cosplay events, as well as special guest speakers. Hynden Walch, voice of Princess Bubblegum on popular children’s show “Adventure Time,” headlines this year’s guest list. Actress Lisle Wilkerson (“Tekken,” “Dead or Alive” video game franchises) and nerd-rock musician Kirby Krackle will also appear. The full schedule of panels, events and performances is available online.

ZappCon 2016 is open to all ages, and attendees are encouraged to dress as their favorite character. Pets are not allowed.

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