TOPCON GEEK EXPO NEWSLETTER VOLUME 1 – ISSUE 3

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Welcome to the third 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 January 9, 2016 The TOPCON THEATRICS & COSPLAY GROUP Invaded The Sternberg Museum of Natural History at Fort Hays University in Hays, Kansas. We brought to life many of your STAR WARS CHARACTER FAVORITES to help in a Family STAR WARS THEMED fun day and fund raiser they were having.
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 as they enjoyed the museum.
The Museums OUTREACH COORDINATOR IAN TREVETHAN added STAR WARS CHARACTERS & References to many of the museums exhibits to show how movies imitate reality. One of our favorites was a cross reference to IMPERIAL BIKER SCOUTS and PETRIFIED TREES.
If you have not visited the STERNBERG MUSEUM of NATURAL HISTORY you owe it to yourself and Family to take a trip to Hays to ENJOY & BE EDUCATED by one of the finest Natural History Museums in the United States.

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Photo Credit: Jolie Geen jgreen@dailynews.net

The Hays Daily News carried an article on the event. You can read it by following this link http://www.hdnews.net/news/local/sternberg-visitors-enter-galaxy-far-far-away/article_2460770f-a9ee-5306-94a9-e639d956c0e9.html?utm_medium=social

STERNBERG MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Address:
3000 Sternberg Dr, Hays, Kansas 67601
Hours:
Monday – Saturday
9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Phone: +1 877-332-1165 Email: sternbergpr@fhsu.edu Website: http://sternberg.fhsu.edu/

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Congratulations to Tiffany Wills. She has won a pair of TopCon Geek Expo 2016 Three Day Tickets!
Tiffany entered our drawing at the Sternberg Museum of Natural History at fort hays University in Hays, Kansas during their Star Wars Day on January 9, 2016.
Tiffany is the second person this year to win TopCon Tickets. Who will be next? It could be you! Just watch for us at any of the events we will be attending in 2016 and merely fill out an entry form for a random drawing of swag and/or tickets. It’s that easy!
Can’t wait until the next event to try and win? Well then send an email to topcongeekexpo.news@gmail.com with the message: “SIGN ME UP FOR THE TOPCON NEWSLETTER” and you will be automatically entered to win in a drawing for some swag. One lucky person will win a pair of one day passes to TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016.
Drawings to be held on Ground Hog Day, Tuesday February 2, 2016. So what are you waiting for? Enter To win!​

TOPCON WELCOMES MARY THE IMPALA: A SUPERNATURAL EXPERIENCE

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TopCon Geek Expo 2016 is Excited to welcome Mary the 1967 Impala. Fans of The CW television network’s hit series Supernatural will recognize this iconic car immediately. She is a replica of the one drove by Dean and Sam Winchester on the show and was named after their Mother.
She is owned by Megan and Marcus Woodard of Olathe Kansas. They take her to different shows where they use 70% of the funds they collect to donate to a charity of the promoters choice. The money raised by her appearance at Topcon will go to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association which is a charity near and dear to the heart of the shows promoter The Gypsy due to his Mother Shirley’s battle with the disease.
Mary began life at the GM plant in Arlington, TX, as a 1967 Chevrolet Caprice 4-door sport sedan in beautiful Nantucket Blue. These days, however, she’s the only Supernatural Replica Impala in Kansas, and lives between Lawrence and Kansas City.
Mary’s also had the honor of appearing in the Supernatural “Fans” documentary, found on the Season 10 DVD. Look for her around the five minute mark, still sporting her old baby blue paint and living with our good friend and Impala Aficionado, Rick Blevins.

(Read the whole story on Mary here)

(Read Shirley’s Story here)

TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 GUESTS

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FEATURED EXHIBITOR: THE COSTUME WRANGLER

Elinor Parker is the Proprietess of The Costume Wrangler’s Closet which is a virtual Etsy store specializing in Geek Chic clothing, costumes, accessories, and jewelry. Whether you’re into comics, sci-fi, fantasy, LARP, Steampunk, Goth, or just love getting your geek on as much as she does: there’s something for everybody in the Costume Wrangler’s Closet!
Elinor’s mission is; “To help geeks, nerds, dorks, and all the wonderful folks who defy such narrow labels, to look their most awesome! It’s the age of the geek. Let’s celebrate by looking cool, doing good, and sharing the geek love!”
Check out www.costumewrangler.com/ for more information.

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TOPCON GEEK EXPO 2016 EXHIBITORS

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MEET THE TEAM: CHARITY DELAY

Charity is true to her name. With a heart as big as the world she devotes time and effort to many projects and many causes and TopCon is truly fortunate to have her on our team.
Charity is TopCon’s Chairperson and was one of TopCon’s Original Exhibitors. It was through TopCon 2014 that The GYPSY first met Charity and through conversations realized what a valuable asset to the new and growing TopCon Charity would be. Through that business relationship a friendship developed and continues to grow. Indeed Charity makes friends everywhere she goes; one would be hard pressed to find anyone that does not like her.
Charity devotes her time between her store, WANTZ, located at 29th and Oakley in Topeka, Kansas, her sizable family, TopCon Geek Expo, her own Con, Empower ComicCon and numerous causes she likes to help with.
It is in fact this giving spirit that caused Charity to start her own Con which is focussed on Women’s Empowerment and raising Funds for her “Connie’s Closet” foundation. It is also the respect she has for others that makes Charity one of the nicest people that anyone can meet.
When you are at TopCon find her and give her an “Atta girl” for all she does to help make Topeka a better place.
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Next Time We Meet Kevin Harris TopCon’s Co-Chair Person.

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Those black eyes, those horns, those piercings, those blue puzzle pieces tattoos that huge smile and big heart; The Enigma.
The Enigma is true to his name, a contradiction in terms he is a living example of “Don’t Judge a Book by it’s Cover”. Once you meet him you forget the scary outward appearance and immediately focus on the man.
When it became evident that the first TopCon was going to need guests it was The Enigma that stepped forward and said; “I’ll help” and the rest is history because help he did. Meeting and Greeting with the Fans, performing his Electric Acid Theater Side Show and posing for a multitude of photo’s The Enigma helped make the first TopCon the success it was. Based on everything The Enigma is and does we at TopCon made him the very first Inductee in the TopCon Hall of Fame; a well deserved honor for this Guinness Book of World Records Holder. We look forward to the day that The Enigma will once again grace us with his presence at TopCon Geek Expo.
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 shows off copies of his Comic Book 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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The GYPSY created TopCon Geek Expo in 2014 and continues to be it's Executive Director.

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