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WVU Parkersburg to host fifth Parkersburg Pop Con event

Parkersburg, W.Va. (September 18, 2023) — Parkersburg Pop Con has finally returned this year for its fifth event, the first Pop Con since before the COVID-19 outbreaks.

The convention is a family-friendly celebration of all things pop culture, including movies, television, comic books and video games. Parkersburg Pop Con is hosted by WVU Parkersburg and will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“It’s a good time for the entire family, young and old,” said WVU Parkersburg’s Chief Information Officer Doug Anthony. “You’ll never know who or what you’ll run into. In the past, we have had cosplayers dressed as Star Wars and Ghostbusterscharacters and just about every superhero imaginable.”

The convention will support a variety of 50 vendors, including different kinds of collectors and artists. This year will include a cosplay contest with separate judging for children and adults and a pop culture related trivia contest. In addition, Ricky’s Café, WVU Parkersburg’s restaurant, will be open and serving media-themed food items. A separate cosplay contest and trivia event for students will be held in the Student Lounge on Wednesday, September 27, from 12:15 to 1 p.m.

General admission tickets for the convention are $5. Presenting a valid WVU Parkersburg Student ID will lower the ticket cost to $3. Veterans can enter free with a valid military ID.

“Preparing for this event is a labor of love, but it’s worth it,” said Anthony. “We’ll start planning next year’s event right after this one is over.”

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