Friday, July 25, 2008

Considering a Comic Book Convention? DefCon 7 is Next Week!

Fat Jack, family, and friends are heading to Oklahoma’s largest con next week. My sister and her family live in Broken Arrow, a suburb of Tulsa, and we are taking all kinds of kids and teens and crashing her house to go the con.

It sounds like so much fun. This is a monster con, with 70,000 square feet of con that runs 24 hours a day for three days. I cannot imagine.

DefCon 7
August 1-3
Tulsa Convention Center
Tulsa, OK

The con purports to be more than just comics and that is fine with us as we are taking our daughter, nieces, nephew, cousin, cousin’s girlfriend, cousin’s friend, and a few of our adult buddies to the event. In fact, the youngin’s are going to dress up in costume.

Yes, yes. There will be photos a plenty. If you are going, please look us up. We will be the big, bald guy wearing a Superman t-shirt with a herd of kids and teens around him. You can expect the following:

  • Vendors
  • 2 Anime Rooms
  • 2 Movie Rooms
  • Live Bands
  • Dance/Rave/Karaoke
  • Art Classes and Portfolio Reviews
  • Art Contest
  • Charity Auctions
  • Video Games
  • Card Games
  • RPGs
  • Bishi Auction
  • Costume Contest
  • Ms. Sci-Fi Contest
  • Casino Night
  • Live Action Cosplay Chess
  • Various Contests
  • Autographs
  • Panel Discussion

Just so happens that this is the weekend my sister, who lives in Tulsa, takes her oldest daughter to college. The house will be filled with two van loads of people. It should be some kind of crazy fun.

Tulsa is a 3.5-hour drive from Springfield, so it really isn't any different than traveling to Kansas City or St. Louis, and this bad boy should be huge. Contact me if you want to caravan with us. Larry and Bryan, you two should really consider going.

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