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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -

BayouCon will be held from June 20-22 at the Lake Charles Civic Center. The convention, formerly known as Convention Du Lac, is celebrating its sixth year. It focuses on popular anime, comics, science fiction and video games.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the door for an adult weekend pass. Single-day passes are $10 for Friday, $25 for Saturday or $15 for Sunday. Tickets may be purchased HERE.

Children's passes for ages 11-14 are $15 for a weekend pass or $10 for Friday, $10 for Saturday and $5 for Sunday.

This year's featured guests are actor Cliff Simon, known for his role as Ba'al on Stargate SG-1 and Stargate: Continuum; voice actor Jeremy Inman, known for his role as Android 16 in Dragon Ball Z as well as other roles in Fairy Tale, One Piece and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood; actress Noelle Hannibal, known for her roles in Star Trek and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; actor Michael Koske, who played a Walker on "The Walking Dead;" and stuntman John Magnus, who has played various roles in "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," "Escape Plan" and "True Detective." Replicas of the TARDIS and Daleks from the Dr. Who series will also be in attendance.

Other participating authors, artists, industry experts, fan groups, vendors and organizations at the convention include: Alexander Brown, Glenda Finkelstein, Tony Finkelstein, Michael Moreau, Larry Nemecek, Orion's Envy, Emmet Plant, Sci-fi Actor Appearance, Johnny Segura III, SG-21 Louisiana Stargators, Stripe-Star Pokemon League, The Adventurers League of GEARS, The D20 Girls Project, The Doctor Whooligans and the U.S.S. Lafitte.

At the event, there will be panel discussions, anime and film showings, a gaming room, Pokemon and Magic the Gathering tournaments, and a cosplay contest. A full schedule is available HERE.

Panel topics will include "The Destiny of Stargate," "Secrets to Indie Filmmaking," "Cosplay 101," "Dr. Who: The Fifth and Tenth Doctors" and more.

This year, BayouCon is working with Colors for a Cause to promote awareness of several types of cancer. A silent auction benefiting the organization will be held during the conference. For more information on Colors for a Cause, visit http://www.colorsforacause.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/CFACLA.

"Each year we highlight a local worthwhile organization to try and bring awareness for and bring monetary help," said Justin Toney, BayouCon Director, in an email. "Cancer really touches everyone... We just want to offer support and really let people know that this type of organization exists. No one should go through the journey alone."

To volunteer at the convention, click HERE.

For autograph and photo-op availability and pricing at the convention, click HERE.

To see the convention's Code of Conduct, click HERE.

For more information, visit http://www.bayoucon.net/ or https://www.facebook.com/bayoucon.

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