CyPhaCon 2016 Set to Delight SWLA Fandom Once Again
On April 8-10, CyPhaCon will be bringing SWLA another in its long stream of exceptional sci-fi/fantasy and gaming culture conventions.
As in past events, the convention will be hosting some impressive television video and voice celebrities, including Tony Amendola (Geppetto in the hit ABC Series Once Upon A Time), Nana Visitor (Major Kira Nerys of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Monica Rial (Bulma in DragonBall Z Kai), Aaron Douglas (Chief Galen Tyrol in Battlestar Galactica), and prolific anime voice-actor Kyle Hebert (Narrator in “DragonBall Z). Also appearing will be several popular authors, such as S. Usher Evans, Michael Moreau, Roland Yeomans, T.S. Barnett, Chris Hayes, and Ryter Rong.
Performing groups include local cover band “The Tugboats”, longtime fan-favorite “Suzaku 7” (both performing on Friday evening in the Rosa Hart Theater), as well as the popular “Orion’s Envy,” “Bedlam Bards,” and cosplayer “Silly Little Missy.” Gaming groups Scion eSports and MechCorps will be making an appearance. Also present will be a large number of local and out-of-town fan groups. All celebrities, etc. will be available for face-to-face meet and greets, autographs and more.
Weekend activities include The 6th annual CyPhaCon Charity Auction (benefitting Hobo Hotel for Cats), The 6th annual CyPhaCon Cosplay Contest, the CyPhaCon Saturday Evening After-Party, demonstration and discussion panels, celebrity meet and greet, autographs, extensive gaming events, and unique collectible and food vendors.
CyPhaKids, the child-friendly (ages 5 thru 11) convention corner geared to please geeky-yet-doting parents and their youngsters has proven to be a popular aspect of the CyPhaCon experience, with games, artwork, music and other child-friendly activities a-plenty.
Operational hours are Friday from 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 8 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CyPhaCon has flexible and affordable membership rates: At-The-Door Weekend Memberships for Children ages 7-13 are $15, Children 14+ & Adult are $40. Single-day membership rates: Children 7-13 are $15, Children 14+ & Adults are: Friday, $20, Saturday, $35, and Sunday, $15. Children 6 and under attend free.
Memberships can be purchased at Paper Heroes on Ryan Street in Lake Charles, and on the CyPhaCon website via the Eventbrite link. For more information, go to www.CyPhaCon.org or their Facebook page.