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The Sporting Life: AkaiCon 10th Track June 28 -30 Edition

by Cass Teague

Wanna hang out with cool geeks for a weekend? Fans of anime, comics, fantasy, gaming (video and board), horror, sci-fi, and all that good stuff will be at AkaiCon 10th Track Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30, 2024. AkaiCon runs once again at the Farm Bureau Exposition Center (Formerly Wilson County Expo Center) at 945 East Baddour Parkway Lebanon, TN 37087. Parking at the Expo Center is free, and there is lots of it.

AkaiCon brings over two thousand cosplayers, gamers, and fandom enthusiasts together. Attending conventions has positive and measurable effects on those who attend. Fandom or geek conventions, related to science fiction and fantasy, comic books, horror, anime, and the like, build community, improve creative thinking, decrease stress, and more.

Events and activities will include fun for all ages: Cosplay contest; EDM Dance Party / Club Turbo 2024 Saturday night with 3 special guest DJ’s: Aazera, Doujin Ronin, and Remedy; Live music events; Industry guest meet and greets and autograph signings; Video game free play and tournaments; Collectible card games; 20,000+ square-foot vendor and artist space with over 60 different sellers; Adult “After Dark” events; Interactive programming; Fan curated panels and events; and so much more.

For more than 10 years, AkaiCon has been a place for people from all types of fandoms regardless of who you are to hang out and build relationships. AkaiCon is a place for all people, and they hope to provide something for everyone each year. Single or multi-day passes are available online at akaicon.com or at the door. Come dressed in your favorite costume (Cosplay) and enjoy a weekend of fun and excitement at their 79,000 square-foot event space. Costume is not required, but it does enhance the fun.

Bring the kids! AkaiCon prides itself on being a family friendly event. Children 12 years of age and under get in free to AkaiCon with one adult ticket purchase. (Limit 4 free children’s passes with one adult ticket purchase.) People 15 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older or a legal guardian.

They welcome and accept people of all ages. However, they do offer mature (18+/age restricted) programming in the later evening hours. Anyone wishing to attend mature 18+/age restricted programming must provide valid id with proof of age. For more details, check out the website: https://akaicon.com/  See you there!

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