BayouCon 2013 set for June 29-30 in Lake Charles - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

BayouCon 2013 set this weekend in Lake Charles

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

BayouCon 2013 will be held from 9:30 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 29, and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 30, at Chateau de Calcasieu, located at 925 Enterprise Boulevard in Lake Charles. The convention will focus on popular anime, comics, science fiction and video games.

The convention, formerly known as Convention Du Lac, is celebrating its fifth year.

This year's featured guest is Vic Mignogna, the voice actor who plays the role of Edward Elric in the Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood anime series. Mignogna has also voiced Broly in Dragon Ball Z, Ikkaku Madarame in Bleach, Nagato in Naruto: Shippuden, Zero and Ichiru Kiryu in Vampire Knight and Yoshimori Sumimura in Kekkaishi.

Other special guests include: John Morton, the actor who played Dak Ralter in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back; Emmett Plant, who has produced several Star Trek audio books; and Orion's Envy, a Star Trek fan group that performs traditional dances from the Star Trek series.

Other participating artists, fan groups, vendors and organizations at the convention include: Airship Horizons, Carnival Epsilon, Charisma Kills Studios, League of GEARS, The Louisiana State Paranormal Research Society, Mediocre Year Industries, New World Comics, SG-21 Louisiana Stargators, U.S.S. Lafitte, U.S.S. Navras; Danny Allain, Alexander Brown, Rob Cerio, K.S. Daniels, Jason Hardy, Eric Hooper, Kevin Johnson, Bennie Grezlik, Michael Moreau, Chuck Morgue, Alyne Pustanio, Mark Rhodes, Jacqueline Segura, Johnny Segura.

At the event, there will be panel discussions, anime and film showings, a gaming room, Klingon karaoke, a Magic the Gathering tournament (hosted by Paper Heroes), a cosplay contest and late night ghost stories.

Panel discussion topics will include "Fight Like a Klingon," "Prosthetic Mold Making," "The Evolution of Horror," "My Little Fanbase" and "So You Wanna Be a Steampunk." A full schedule of events can be found HERE.

Adult weekend passes to the convention are $20 in advance and are available through June 27. Adult weekend passes will be sold for $25 at the door. Adult one-day passes for Saturday are $15 in advance (through June 27) or $20 at the door, whereas adult one-day passes for Sunday are $10 through June 27 or $15 at the door.

Admission for children ages 11-15 is $15 for a weekend pass, $10 for a Saturday ticket and $5 for a Sunday ticket.

Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Admission fees go toward booking and accommodating convention facilities and guests. All BayouCon staff members are volunteers.

For more information, visit http://www.bayoucon.net/.

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