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Fandom Fest Kicks Off Today

Fandomfest2015_3598Today Fandomfest, the largest Comic Con in this region, will open its doors for it’s 11th annual event.   The show, which had been at the convention center downtown the previous ten years, has moved to the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center this year.

Today is an abbreviated day, with photo ops of celebrities, the vendor/exhibitor hall, an art presentation with Angel Medina, and a Q&A session was with YouTube Stars Muyskerm and LordMinion777. The vendor hall features a variety of artists and authors, as well retailers offering nearly every imaginable type of memorabilia.

Today will also start the Pokemon Go Event that will last the entire weekend. All ages are able to participate and each day will provide a new contest and raffle. The contest today is for the Most Pokemon in Pokedex. Tomorrow, Highest Combat Power Pokemon and Sunday is Lowest Combat Power Rare Pokemon. There will be a gym available by South Wing B and a prize will be awarded to the person who maintains control the longest. Each contest winner will receive a prize.

The show continues throughout the weekend with more discussions, Q&As, and meet and greets, and cosplay contests. There will also be a special screening on a new Kevin Smith movie that will feature a Q&A afterwards, which is a ticketed event. You may even get a chance to see Stan Lee wandering around the Expo Center. There will be a chance to screen a variety of independent films, both short and full length throughout the day. Be sure to check a schedule at the event (or download the free app) to see locations.

Ticket prices vary and can be purchased at the door with cash only. Friday is $30, Saturday is $40, and Sunday is $30 for the day. A package for all three days can be purchased for $60. There is an option to purchase VIP packages, and price varies ($150-$350 for the weekend) depending on what you want. All photo ops and autographs can be purchased on site as well.  The show runs the entire weekend during the following hours:

  • Friday – 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Saturday – 10:00 AM until 7:00 PM, with  some events for the 18 and older crowd running until 2:00 AM Sunday
  • Sunday – 11:00 AM until 5:00 PM

Be sure to stay with the Louisville Dispatch and our Facebook page to more coverage and photos throughout the event.

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