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Maneki Neko Con

September 27, 2013 - September 28, 2013

In just a few short days Prairie State College will be filled with Furries, witches, wizards, Sailor Moon’s, Pokemon’s and even My Little Ponies, to name a few. The reason for this is it will be time for the Anime/Sci-Fi club’s second Annual Maneki Neko Con (MNC). Taking place Friday and Saturday September 27th and 28th, 2013. It is a time for fun, friends, and all things anime, sci-fi, and fantasy. The convention will start on Friday September 27th, 2013 at 3pm and run until 11pm. Attendees can look forward to panels (classes/workshops), gaming (classic and video), vendors and much more. At 7pm MNC will be having its first ever dance, The Ko-Bon Dance. The name is from the Koban, the coin the mascot, Maneki Neko, holds. It is also named for the Bon Festival Dance, a Japanese Buddhist tradition used to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. So on Friday come out and BE a part of “our family” and dance with us. The dance will run until 11pm that night. The convention will re-open on Saturday September 28th, 2013 at 8:30 in the morning. On Saturday attendees can look forward to more panels, more gaming, and vendors. There will also be guest of honors and a masquerade again this year. Another change to this year’s event is the guest of honor luncheon. The guest of honor luncheon will be on Saturday September 28th, and will cost an additional $15 and is open to only 30 people. Some of this year’s guest include Shannon Valentine, Cally Soukup and Cassy Beach (twin sisters), and Dr. Karen Nagel. They will be joining returning guests, Doug Rice, and the Windy City Wizard. IF you have not yet registered for this event, it is not too late to go. Registration will be taken at the door starting at 3:00 pm on Friday and runs until 8:00pm, and again at 8:00am on Saturday and will run until 3:00pm. The price for Friday is only $5, so it is the best value if you want to get a sample of the convention. If you want to return on Saturday the prices are: Adults 18+ are $25, Students/Military w/ID (at any school) are only $20, children ages 7-11* are $5, and children 0-6* are free. *Note: attendees 0-11 MUST have a paying responsible party on site; refer to website or e-mail us for more info. ** 7-11 year olds only need pay one $5.00 fee for the whole event.



September 27, 2013
September 28, 2013
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Prairie State Colleg
202 S Halsted, Chicago Hts, IL 60411 United States
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Rebecca Weeks

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