Renton City Comic Con announces multi-con collaboration event

Kick off the Cons Party! is scheduled for noon to 10 p.m. on Jan. 27.

Renton City Comic Con — or RenCon for short — is getting an early start this year.

The con announced a kick-off event called “Kick off the Cons Party!” that’s from noon to 10 p.m., Jan. 27 in downtown Renton.

The event is a first-time gathering of multiple conventions to collaborate and share plans for the upcoming year, according to a press release.

While full-on con is scheduled for Sept. 15 and 16, this event was created by the RenCon development team to “create something that would blur the lines between convention silos.”

According to the release, there will be over 60 vendors, artists, and cons that will be at the event. Conventions and shows that will be present include Toy and Geek Fest, Lake City Toy Show, Vancouver Toy Junkies, Anglicon, Crypticon, Seattle Retro Gaming Expo, Fantasticon and Galaxaar.

Doors will open to attendees at noon. There will be a light saber guild show for kids at 1:30 p.m., a kids costume contest at 2 p.m., an adult costume contest at 3:30 p.m. (winner gets a pass to Emerald City Comic Con), a light saver guild show at 6:30 p.m. and a dance party at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $15 and will include a raffle ticket for a chance to win a day pass to one of the featured con.

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