The community is invited to attend WildCon, a mini sci-fi and fantasy convention, Saturday, March 24 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at St. Louis Community College–Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive, Wildwood, MO 63040. This free, family-friendly event includes activities for the young and the young-at-heart.
“From graphic artists and authors, to superheroes, adult and child cosplay contests, games and more, WildCon offers something for everyone,” said Stephanie Church, coordinator for campus life and college transition.
Special guests for WildCon 2018 include:
- Rick Bruchett, four-time Eisner winner best-known for his tenure on DC’s “Batman” and “Superman Adventures” books and Lion Forge’s “Lady Sabre and the Pirates of the Ineffable Aethe”
- Paul and Kimberly Austin Daly, graphic artists and designers whose work is currently on display in the Gallery of Contemporary Art at STLCC-Wildwood
- Morgan Straughan Comnick, young adult novelist best-known for her “Spirit Vision” series
- Lorenzo Lizana, a professional illustrator and toy designer
- Wyatt Weed, a writer and director known for “Shadowland” (2008), “The Dark Knight Returns: An Epic Fan Film” (2016) and “Mission: Impossible II” (2000)
- Jim Yelton, host of Geek Universe podcast
- “Steamworks and Shadows” web series creators
- Dreamtime Princess Events’ Batman and Supergal
Other activities include video and card games, FIRST robotics demonstrations, a photo booth, Lego bricking and concessions. WildCon will also feature a dealer room with specially selected bargains from comic, toy and card vendors across the area, including: All American Comics and Collectibles, STL Comics, Underground Dojo Keyboard Cage Fighters and more.
According to Chris Mahan, assistant professor of mathematics and faculty sponsor, WildCon was conceived by the student club, the League of Extraordinary Gentle Blokes, a few years ago. Since then, the event has continued to evolve, growing in size and scope each year.
“This year, all of our student organizations have taken an active role in the
planning process,” Mahan said. “We expect WildCon 2018 to be our best event yet, and we look forward to welcoming the community to STLCC-Wildwood for a day filled with fun and fantasy.”
WildCon is free and open to the public. Tickets are not required. While all activities are free, cash may be needed for some purchases.
Learn more at stlcc.edu/wildcon