TOPCON GEEK EXPO NEWSLETTER VOLUME 1 – ISSUE 4

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Welcome to the fourth 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 February 20th and 21st Topeka saw its first Empower Comic Con and the TopCon Team was there to support this worthy cause and of course to promote Topcon Geek Expo 2016. Empower Comic Con is hosted and promoted TopCon’s Chairperson Charity DeLay who With like-minded and powerful women run Empower Comic Con which was about empowerment. The con also raise money for Connie’s Closet they were the organization that supplies current wardrobes for area teenagers in need.

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To explain further, often time teenagers in poverty stricken homes can not afford the type of clothing that their peers  wear, Connie’s Closet helps these children get the type of clothes that will keep them from being ostracized by other teens they go to school with.

At this year’s Empower Comic Con there was plenty of cosplay, plenty of fun and plenty of celebrities including Lindsay Wagner, Naomi Grossman, and Gigi Edgley. If you missed this year’s Empower Comic Con don’t worry, it will be back again next year.

CONPERATION

Topcon fully supports all cons and if you would like a list on what’s going on across the United States please visit www.Facebook.com/CONperation for a list of current cons.

Madcap Maniacs of Madness: Beard & Bean Conquer TopCon

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The famed and fabled Troubadour’s of Trouble Little Beard & Gel E. Bean will be special guest hosts at TopCon Geek Expo 2016. Acting as moderators, announcers, mischief makers and just all around nice guys the Dynamic Duo of Geekdom will be bringing their unique form of comedy and fan interaction to the 3rd year of Topeka’s Original Comic, Game, Film and Cosplay Convention.

Since November 30 of 2008 Little Beard and Gel E. Bean, have been a two man act performing around the United States at Festivals, Faires, Rallies, Trade Shows, Conventions, Concerts, On-Stage, On-Screen, On-Line, and On Demand.

“There is just no way to accurately describe Beard and Bean in single terms because they seem to be everywhere and be everything.” The GYPSY chuckles. “They are perfect entertainers for our event! Whether on the stage doing…


(Read the whole story on Beard & Bean here)

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FEATURED EXHIBITOR: THE MISSING LINK

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Currently,The Missing Link is a home-based business that has been running professional for almost 20 years. With that time and experience under our belts, we have gained valuable experience at an alarming rate. This experience shows because our customer base has grown on a monthly basis and they keep coming back for more!

Our love of chainmail drives us to provide the highest quality and keeps us looking for better ways to give you what you want. We believe that if one wants to keep ahead of the pack, one must always find new ways to improve what one knows. We strive to learn new skills and stretch our knowledge to its’ limits so to create new, unique products and services that will exceed your expectations. Custom chainmail armour, jewelry & more. One ring at a time for over 2 decades.

Check out The Missing Link for more information.

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MEET THE TEAM: KEVIN HARRIS

If you look up “Kansas City Royals Fan” in an Internet Search it is Kevin’s picture that will pop up. To say that he is a Royal’s Fanatic is putting it lightly he is all about the Royals. The only other thing that Kevin is more passionate about other than the Royals is his family, friends and TopCon Geek Expo.

Whenever it comes to TopCon promotion Kevin is always the first to step up to the plate and volunteer. He is also the first one that asks, “What can I do to help?” And help he does. Constantly looking for ways that will keep TopCon in the minds and hearts of the fans throughout the year he also is constantly on the hunt for sponsors to help support TopCon and make it bigger and better.

Kevin also does not hesitate to ask the hard questions that need to be asked. With an endeavour as big as TopCon is and trying to make sure that every angle is covered, it takes someone like Kevin to ask about the tiny details that may have been missed.

Kevin loves his Family, Loves his Friends and Loves TopCon and TopCon loves this very valuable and irreplaceable member of our team who is both friend and family.

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Next Time We Meet Nikki Blackburn TopCon’s Panel Coordinator.

TOPCON MOMENT

“Hello this is Michael Hayes?” and with that question asked over the phone the TopCon association with IBOT, The Iron Brothers of Topeka began in 2014. As Topcon started to grow so did our need to offer fans something more than just a simple swap and shop comic book  show. someone suggested that I contact IBOT, I had no idea what IBOTt was or what they were about the only thing that I knew was that they were cosplayers and everybody seem to think TopCon, needed them and it wasn’t long before I found out that yes, TopCon needed them.

To try to explain who and what IBOT is is like trying to explain what makes comic books so special in the hearts of millions because IBOT is that special. The Iron Brothers did not hesitate for one moment to come in and help us out with the very first TopCon and they have stepped in every single year since then. If you are not familiar with Mike, Chris, James, Neil, Barbara, Julie or any of the other Hazes and crew that make up the IBOT group then come to TopCon Geek Expo 2016 and meet them because it is definitely an experience that you will not want to miss nor forget.

The impression that they made on me at our first meeting has stuck with me ever since. I cannot imagine Topcon Geek Expo with out IBOT; everytime I see them it is like seeing family. If you think about going into cosplay check out IBOT because they are the pinnacle what cosplay is and should always be Integrity, class, creativity and art.

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IBOT Brings Battlestar Galactica To Life at TopCon 2014​

AFTER GLOW

AFTER GLOW Gaming Tournament At The Break Room 911 Kansas Avenue, Topeka, Kansas on March 25, 2016. 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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The GYPSY created TopCon Geek Expo in 2014 and continues to be it's Executive Director.

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