LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - CyPhaCon 2013 will be held from Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m. to Sunday, April 21 at 5 p.m. at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
The convention will focus on various anime, science fiction and gaming characters, programs and genres.
Featured guests at the event include voice actor Kyle Hebert, local comic book artist Danny Allian, authors Rob Cerio and Michael Moreau, and performing groups The Suzaku 7 and Orion's Envy.
Adult tickets for the event are $10 for Friday, $20 for Saturday, $15 for Sunday or $25 for a weekend pass. Children's tickets are $5 for children ages 7-13 and free for children 6 and under. Advance tickets may be purchased HERE.
Participating artists and organizations will include Airship Horizons, Alaska's Cosplay, Amptgard, Arylon, The Austin Browncoats, Awkward Cosplay Girl, Bast Alpha Garrison, Bayou Paranormal, The Bedlam Bards, Carnival Epsilon, D20 Girls, Degobah Base, Hunters Den, Johnny and Jacqueline Segura, Louisiana Cosplayers, Louisiana StarGators, Mechcorps Entertainment, Mediocre Year Industries, Minds Eye Society, Red Stick Rebellion, Teh Princess Cosplay, U.S.S. Lafitte and the U.S.S. Orleck.
The charity auction at last year's convention raised $1,000 for Heroes for Holden. The donation will be given to representatives of the organization on April 5 at 7 p.m. at Stellar Beans Coffee House in downtown Lake Charles.
This year's convention will include a charity auction that will benefit the Southwest Louisiana Chapter of the Autism Society.
Next year's CyPhaCon convention has been tentatively set for April 4-6, 2014.
For more information on the event, visit http://www.cyphacon.org/.