ACEcon Anime and Comics Enthusiasts Convention at Tarpon Springs Campus

ACEcon Anime and Comics Enthusiasts Convention

ACEconThe Palm Harbor Library and St. Petersburg College’s Tarpon Springs Campus present their third annual ACEcon (Anime and Comics Enthusiast Convention). This two-day event will be held rain or shine:

  • Saturday, April 16 (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Palm Harbor Library
  • Sunday, April 17 (12 – 5 p.m.) at the St. Petersburg College Tarpon Springs Campus FA Building.

Workshops include origami, readers’ round table discussion (comics and anime) and how to self-publish your work, which will be presented by College of Business Academic Department Chair Dr. Jenice Armstead. Also scheduled is a presentation by Communications faculty member Fred Oppliger called “Subtle Cultural Influences in Anime.” For those who love gaming, a room will be designated for strategy board gaming and Dungeons and Dragons organizational play.

Outside, grab a bite to eat at our food trucks Engine 53 (pizza) or Lizzie Cakes (desserts and beverages). There will also be an air-conditioned mobile gaming trailer available from 2- 4:30 p.m. that seats 25 individuals and is equipped with the latest video games.

Dress up and participate in the costume contest! Participants will be judged in categories such as:

  • Best Anime
  • Best Comic Book
  • Best Thrift Store Costume
  • Best Original Costume
  • and more

Afterwards learn all about your favorite heroes during the Character Q&A Panel Discussion. The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art will also be on hand with a mask making booth.

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