iMagicon returns to Minot

Submitted Photo Mindblowing costumes, must-see collectables and festive contests will be presented at iMagicon, Friday, April 28- Sunday, April 30 at the Holiday Inn-Riverside in Minot.

iMagicon, Minot’s comic and gaming convention is back and expanding. With an eclectic focus on fandom, iMagicon has quickly grown to be a big attraction in the Magic City.

Starting Friday, April 28 and running through Sunday, April 30, the Holiday Inn-Riverside will feature LAN parties, Smash Bros. competitions, Magic the Gathering tournaments, warrior training, Cosplay contest, board gaming, ample shopping and more.

For families and fans seeking the ultimate fandom experience, doors open Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.- 12 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets cost $30 for a 3-day individual pass, $50 for a family pass and $100 for a VIP pass, when purchased before the event.

Tickets are available at the door for $20 per day for adults, $5 per day children over the age of 6.

Children 6 years of age and younger are free.

In addition to mindblowing contests and must-see collectables, top talents from across the industry will join this year’s iMagicon panel.

Panelist include Valiant Entertainment’s Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons and writers Eliot Rajal and Rafar Roberts.

Additional panel guests include gaming veterans Jeff Peters & Terry Red, producer Michael Sellers, writer Mark Starks, 60s TV series’ Johnny Green and the Greenmen and entertainment guru Douglas Haase.

“We are excited to have this level of talent available for our iMagicon fans to interact with,” said spokeswoman Aimee Smith.

Along with introducing some of the biggest names of the comic and gaming universe, iMagicon will have the Batmobile from the original 1960s TV series. Professional television and movie prop maker and Adam West celebrity look-a-like Clint Young will be appearing all three days with the Batmobile. Guests can strike their best superhero pose next to or even in the Batmobile.

Performing on Friday night is Johnny Green and the Greenmen, the original band affiliated with the Batman TV series.

The band played the Joker’s henchmen in the series and they will be performing during the Friday Night Cospalooza Cosplay party.

After an exciting day of gaming, sight seeing and competitions, guests of iMagicon can look forward to nightly celebrations.

“Last year, we unveiled SRT’s LAN party and it was a major hit,” said Smith. “So, we are expanding the LAN events to include day and nighttime events. Convention goers can pre-register online.”

LAN parties, late-night LARPing, Cosplay festivities and themed fan suites featuring Anime, Star Trek and Harry Potter decor can be chosen as well.

While some guests enjoy late night parties, board games, role playing, movie watching and trivia will be available throughout the festive event.

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