THUNDER BAY – ENTERTAINMENT – ThunderCon is an annual pop culture convention in Thunder Bay, Ontario that celebrates all things geek.
This year’s ThunderCon will include special guests such as Brian Drummond. A Canadian voice actor known for such roles as Vegeta in Dragon Ball Z, Wolverine in Wolverine: Origin and Wolverine vs. Sabretooth, Ryuk in Death Note, and Jetfire in Transformers: Cybertron.
ThunderCon will feature concerts by Canadian Nerdcore rapper Wordburglar and the Thunder Bay local geekrock band Bedford Level Experiment.
Other ThunderCon events will include fandom discussion panels with topics such as comicbooks and steampunk; fighting demonstrations from Belegarth Medieval Combat Society and the Society for Creative Anachronism; a geek marketplace filled with local vendors, crafters, and authors; a videogame console arcade with gaming competitions; and a cosplay competition where attendees dress up in homemade costumes of their favourite characters and compete.
Local business Thunder Games and Gifts will be hosting GameZone during ThunderCon; providing traditional board game content and demos, a Flames of War Regional Tournament, a Warhammer 40K tournament, and on demand events for tradition card games such as Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon TCG, and more.
ThunderCon will be held at the Valhalla Inn on October 22nd and 23rd. Attendees can register online at www.thundercon.org, or in person at Thunder Games & Gifts, Hill City Comix and Joey’s Seafood. Weekend passes are $40 for adults, $20 for children under 10, and under 6 is free.
About ThunderCon: This will be ThunderCon’s second year of operations. Rounding a thousand attendees in its first year, ThunderCon is a non-profit organization proud to present Northern Ontario geeks with a fun and safe environment where people of all ages can celebrate their fandom. Founded by Jess Petro in 2015 with the intent of being a small event, the overwhelming support of the local geek community and businesses helped the event bloom into a full sized convention. For more information visit www.thundercon.org