UAF prepares for Pop Con

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The University of Alaska Fairbanks is once again preparing for 'Pop Con' at the Wood Center - an event celebrating multimedia gaming, comics, and dressing up as characters in costume.
The event kicks off this Friday from 3 PM until 9 PM and continues on Saturday.
Pop Con brings together people who are fans of comics, anime, movies, and gaming.
It's an opportunity for not just UAF students, but everyone to share in each other's passion for popular culture in comic and video games.
Vendors at the event will sell arts and crafts, and it will feature gaming tournaments and a series of workshops.
Pop Con will also be featuring the cosplay contest again, giving people a chance to dress up as their favorite TV show or movie character.
Student Activities coordinator, Lisa Latronica, says Pop Con is a passion for many who attend.
Lisa Latronica; Student Activities Coordinator, UAF>>: "I think it's a really unique experience so people who see comic con and other conferences like that aren't really accessible to us here in Alaska and so were able to bring a piece of that up to Fairbanks. And so it's an opportunity for them to embrace that passion and showcase how excited they are about it. And so it's really, it's kind of just bringing this awesome normal experience up here and making it accessible and with so many students who get excited about it they look forward to it every year because they meet new friends, they get to share that passion with others."