TOPCON GEEK EXPO NEWSLETTER VOLUME 1 – ISSUE 2

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Welcome to the second edition of TopCon Geek Expo News. We will keep you up to date on all the latest TopCon Happenings and as a member of our email list you will be the first in the know of all of our guest and event announcements.

JUST FOR YOU​

On December 17, 18 & 19, 2015 TOPCON GEEK EXPO Invaded STAR WARS: EPISODE VI THE FORCE AWAKENS in association with REGAL CINEMA GROUP at the TOPEKA HOLLYWOOD STADIUM 14 THEATERS. We brought to life many of your STAR WARS CHARACTER FAVORITES courtesy of the KC IRONMAN, the 501st LEGION: VADERS FIST – 70th EXPLORERS GARRISON and of course the TOPCON THEATRICS & COSPLAY GROUP.

Photo opportunities with the characters were available as well as chances to win swag and TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 Tickets. Many Star Wars Fans stopped by and saw us in the main lobby before the show.

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Clay Hielscher, Paige Houghton, Almost George Lucas, Reginald Griffin & The GYPSY at Regal Hollywood Stadium 14 in Topeka, Kansas for the Star Wars Opening.

WINNERS OF THE RANDOM DRAWING WERE

  1. STAR WARS CAST PUZZLE – Billy Kelly
  2. STAR WARS TROOPER PUZZLE – Spencer Harrington
  3. STAR WARS CUP – Josef Miles
  4. R2D2 STICKERS – Jennifer Ard
  5. TROOPER POP – Steve Schwartz
  6. C3PO POP – Ben Oczko
  7. REY POP – Blayne Folk
  8. KYLO REN POP – Joshua Moore
  9. DARTH VADER GOBLET – John Haid
  10. TROOPER WALKER – Greg Pagan

AND THE WINNER OF A PAIR OF TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 TICKETS IS TAMMY FOX-GLICK

(Prizes courtesy of WANTZ www.facebook.com/WantZ.Topeka and TopCon’s Co-Chair Kevin Harris)

TOPCON GEEK EXPO will be appearing at many events through 2016. Watch for and visit us for more chances to win Swag and TopCon Tickets. Until then…

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

TOPCON WELCOMES JESSICA VON BRAUN: ARTISTIC MANIPULATOR

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TopCon Geek Expo 2016 is Honored To Welcome Artist and Illustrator Jessica von Braun. Jessica is a Mixed Media Artist, traditional and digital painter, photo-manipulation // photo collage illustrator, sketch artist and collector of pretty dresses. Born and raised in San Diego, CA now residing in Fort Worth, TX, she has drawn her entire life. Her work is sometimes cute and and sometimes melancholy.

Her pinup work is published by Image comics (Moriarty, Red City) and Action Lab (Zombie Tramp), she has done cover work for Greystone Valley (Grey Gecko Press) and Extra Mojo (Hidden Charms Press). She has published shirts and posters for The Stan Lee Foundation as well as…. (to read more of Jessica’s Bio please Click Here)

TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 GUESTS

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FEATURED EXHIBITOR: AIRSHIP GYPSY’S GOLD

Airship Gypsy’s Gold is run by Shawn & Mary Crabb. They carry a cargo hold full of Steam-punk props, costume pieces, and accessories handmade by Humility or a member of her multi-personality cos-play crew. Items include: Hats, gloves, gauntlets and masks made of “fleather” that is light as a feather and strong as leather; hair accessories; watch fobs; guns distressed and painted for that steam-diesel punk, post-apocalyptic aura. Visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/AirshipGypsysGold

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TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 EXHIBITORS

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MEET THE TEAM: DEBBIE G

Debbie G is the Co-Executive Director & Secretary of TopCon Geek Expo. When the originally conceived the idea of the convention in July of 2014 it was Debbie who suggested that the name should reflect Topeka; thus TopCon was born. Debbie works hard and has helped TopCon continue to grow ever since.

Debbie is that person behind TopCon that works hard to make sure that the team stays informed. “I am not a geek, I just like to help bring the con together.” Though Debbie claims she is not a Geek her favorite TV Shows & Movies include Xena Warrior Princess, The Flash, Arrow, Sleepy Hollow, Gotham, Supernatural, Agent Carter, Agents of Shield, Dr. Who, The Wizard of Oz, Batman and the list goes on and on. She has appeared twice as a female Joker and use to Professionally Clown. She is also planning on doing a Crossover Cosplay (combining two different characters), which she will debut at Planet Comic-Con. Sounds pretty Geeky to us.

Debbie often does not get the recognition she deserves but Fans of TopCon can thank her for keeping the email database up to date, making sure the registration desk runs smoothly, coming up with ideas for events that enhance TopCon and working hard to make sure that the con comes together and the Fans have a great time.

Be sure to find Debbie at TopCon Geek Expo 2016 and thank her for all the hard work she does behind the scenes that make it possible for us to have a smooth running and trouble free Con.​​joker1

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Next Time We Meet Charity DeLay TopCon’s Chair Person.

TOPCON MOMENT

TopCon Geek Expo 2014 took us by surprise and when we realized that what had been planned as a simple buy, sell and trade show had turned into a full blown we realized that we would need guests. Enter The ENIGMA and IBOT. The GYPSY had met and Tattooed The ENIGMA at Culture Shock in Little Rock, Arkansas in October of 2008. The ENIGMA and The GYPSY struck up a friendship and The ENIGMA told The GYPSY that if there was anything he could ever do for him, “Just Ask”. The GYPSY “Asked” and The ENIGMA responded. Around this same time as The ENIGMA agreed to do TopCon 2014 The GYPSY heard about and contacted IBOT (Iron Brothers of Topeka). They set up a meeting and the rest is History!

The ENIGMA and IBOT became the first ever guests at TopCon. The GYPSY still continues his friendship with The ENIGMA, who will one day make another appearance at TopCon. Also The Haze family, who are the driving forces behind IBOT have become close personal friends of The GYPSY and Debbie G and continue to bring their special Cosplay Magic to TopCon each and every year.

Geeks love Guests and Guest love Geeks. We will continue to bring the best guests to TopCon Geek Expo 2016 which will be held at the Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center on September 16, 17 & 18, 2016.

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The Enigma with Fan, Vector, Red Dalek and IBOT at TopCon 2014​

 

AFTER GLOW

AFTER GLOW Gaming Tournament Returns In February on a new day and new location. Watch The TopCon Website at www.TopCon.us/events/afterglow for current updates.

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PRE-REGISTRATION SPECIAL DISCOUNT

TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2015 was a huge success with 2,326 Geeks coming through the door and we couldn’t have done it without you! So as our way of Thanking you we have lowered Ticket prices for Friday & Sunday Admission for TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 – At Door Friday & Sunday Admissions will be $7.00 Adult, $6.00 Child (12 & Under) – At Door Saturday Admission will be $14.00 Adult & $12 Child (12 & Under. As always Children 3 & Under are FREE Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

With Pre-Registration You Will Save Even More Including new lower ticket prices on 1, 2 & 3 Day Admissions.

Thank You Again TOPCON GEEK EXPO Fans for making 2015 a success! Now lets Boldly Go Where No Con In Kansas Has Gone Before!

PRE-REGISTER HERE – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/topcon-geek-expo-2016-tickets-18502216628

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MORE NEWS OF GUESTS AND EVENTS COMING SOON. UNTIL THEN BE SAFE, HAPPY & GEEKY

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