Get a complete zombie makeover, meet WWE Hall-of-Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts and take a picture with a Disney princess all in one place! All of these worlds–and more–will collide Saturday July 18th for one huge pop culture experience: Infinity Con 2015. Whether you’re into comic books, sci-fi, fantasy, movies or video games, this is the event for you!
“This is a family-friendly event for anyone who is a professional cosplayer or really into gaming, to the novice who’s only seen one superhero movie,” says Ray Hancock, event manager. “Anyone can come enjoy the spectacle, because it will be a spectacle.”
The event will be held in 10,000+ square feet of air-conditioned space from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Columbia County Fairgrounds in Lake City, Fl. People of all ages are welcome to attend.
This year’s convention features:
A panel discussion with actors who played “walkers” from AMC’s “The Walking Dead”
Star Wars replicas such as a 14’ x 17’ rancor and a Millennium Falcon replica
A silent auction of donated Star Wars artwork, which will raise money for the Hero Initiative, a not-for-profit organization that helps comic creators in financial need
Panels on novel writing, creating comic books and special effects
Replicas of the “Doctor Who” tardis and Dean Winchester’s car from The CW show, “Supernatural”
Live-action role play demos and tabletop game tournaments
Attendees also will see a variety of costumed characters (aka cosplayers) depicting superheroes, Star Wars characters and more!
Infinity Con was born in 2014 when Hancock hosted the comic book convention for the local nerd community. After advertising solely through Facebook and word-of-mouth, he and event coordinator David Heringer were pleasantly surprised when 600+ guests attended the event. Now, they feel a responsibility to continue the convention, Hancock says. “It seems like this was something that was wanted and needed in the area,” he says.
Hancock and Heringer say they are excited for this year’s event and hope Infinity Con 2015 will be a repeat success. “We don’t have an area that has several hundred thousand square feet to do a huge con,” Hancock says, “but we can provide attendees with more of an experience and an immersion into these worlds than we feel like other larger cons can, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
“There are a lot of cons in this state,” Heringer says. “The people who love all of this will travel from con to con. They want to be around it all and we’re happy to provide it in Lake City.”
For more information, visit InfinityConFL.com or facebook.com/infinityconvention. Follow Infinity Con on Twitter with username @InfinityConFl or on Instagram with username @InfinityConvention.
Infinity Con started out like a lot of things do, a small idea. A small idea, in a small town.
In 2014, Infinity Con was an “accidental comic book convention.” We say accidental because our original idea was to hold a nerd meet and greet that organically grew into a full fledged convention. We planned the event in 3 months and expected 70-100 attendees. You can imagine our surprise when over 600 eager guests showed up! Like that, Infinity Con was born.
Accidents can cause great creations and we understand that “With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility.” We take that responsibility seriously! We’re passionate about giving back to our communities, both our local community and our nerd community! We hope you will join us in making Infinity Con 2015 spectacular!